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Alpine CDE-HD148BT

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The best-sounding radio

The CDE-HD148BT CD receiver will appeal to AM/FM radio fans everywhere with its built-in HD Radio™ tuner. Stations broadcasting an HD Radio signal offer a digital signal with FM that sounds nearly on par with a CD, and smooth -sounding AM that doesn't crackle with static on those hot summer nights. And many HD Radio stations offer multicasting, letting you enjoy different programming options on the same frequency. If you want to take your radio listening to the outer limits, you can also add a SiriusXM tuner to this receiver (subscription required) and enjoy unparalleled choices in news, talk, sports, and commercial-free music.

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The CDE-HD148BT can tune into the improved sound quality of HD Radio stations.

Bluetooth® safety and convenience

Built-in Bluetooth lets you make and take calls hands-free when you're in the car, so you can keep your attention on the road while you talk — no fumbling for the phone or driving with one hand in busy traffic. And you can stream audio from your Bluetooth devices too, with receiver control of basic functions like track up and down. Plus, Alpine's Quad illumination lets you choose from four different colors for the receiver's control buttons for a style that'll work in your car.

Sound quality from the cloud

The Alpine TuneIt App lets you tap into the power of your Android™, iPhone®, and the cloud to customize this receiver's sound output for your car. Download the Alpine TuneIt App and you'll have access to over 3000 custom sound parameters from Alpine's servers. The sound parameters tailor the CDE-HD148BT's 9-band equalizer, digital time correction, high- and low-pass filters, and Media Xpander to tune your system to match your car model, car type, and listening position. And you can share your custom settings with others and even get feedback through Facebook.

Plenty of listening options

The CDE-HD148BT features a handy front-panel auxiliary input and a rear USB port with extension cable. Plug into the USB port for full control over the music stored on your iPhone or iPod®, while Alpine's App Direct Mode lets you control basic playback and view song/artist info from many iPhone music apps. Of course you can enjoy your CDs too, including recordable discs.

System expansion

Want more power? You can add Alpine's KTP-445 Power Pack amplifier, a compact plug-and-play solution that brings this receiver's power output up to 45 watts RMS per channel. Or you can hook up conventional external amplifiers to the three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs to create a killer system for your ride.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • App Direct Mode for basic control of select music apps
    • compatible with Alpine KTP-445A Power Pack amplifier
    • detachable face with Quad Illumination
    Audio features:
    • 9-band parametric equalizer with 11 preset tone curves
    • digital time correction
    • Alpine TuneIt App for access to over 3000 custom sound parameters
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and rear USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written By John R, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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    This is an excellent unit that has been flawless in operation and has great sound

    Pros: Great looks, sound quality and Bluetooth connectivity. Pandora connects without issue on Samsung Galaxy s4

    Cons: None that i have yet found

    Works well

    Written By Tim, Boston ma on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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    Pandora control works very well on this unit

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written By a fat chance, NorCal on Monday, February 16, 2015

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    Holy cow a 50+ page Instruction booklet. I've not yet printed the darn thing out and sadly I'm a paper reader guy. The Alpine CDE-148 is a wonderful head unit. I've had six previous Alpine units over the years in both my wife's car and my truck and all have been fantastic. Sound adjustment are a bit complex but with time even I can master them. If I tune into my favorite start up, Terrapin Station by the Dead, the quality sound can still send me to a favorite space. My only negative factor is that this unit won't drive me home.

    Pros: Great

    Cons: Complex sound adjustment for this older gentleman.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT - Volvo Sedan

    Written By Jetpackdad, Beaverton, Oregon on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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    With the help of tech support, installation was simple. The sound quality is perfect for my Volvo sedan. I'm still learning the nuances of the receiver, and unfortunately, this means several trips to my desktop computer to go through the manual via the CD-Rom. One disappointment is that the AM reception sucks. I've retraced my steps to make sure I didn't miss anything, and still have virtually no AM reception.

    Pros: Attractive display, illuminates nicely in my dash, sound quality is excellent, BT Audio is crisp, SiriusXm comes in flawlessly

    Cons: Manual on Cd-Rom is a pain, poor Am radio reception

    Great Head Unit

    Written By ASullins, St. Louis, MO on Thursday, January 29, 2015

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    Does everything that I need. Love the BT and HD radio. I find the controls intuitive and only needed to use the manual for a couple of adjustments. I would recommend this product to everyone.

    Pros: Bluetooth and HD radio.

    Cons: A little bit of a stretch here, but I wish the volume knob was larger.

    Great Sound

    Written By Rob, Arizona on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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    Great system overall. Huge sound improvement - even with factory speakers.

    Pros: Plenty of preset sound options. If you like tweeking your music just right. Instead of a Low Mid and High setting. You get 9 frequencies to set - to get it just right.

    Cons: Control panel / buttons, can be adjusted in one of 4 different colors, but the display panel cannot be changed, stays a light blue. So a gave it a coolness factor of 3 stars. Otherwise everything is great - you buy Alpine for the sound.

    Nice Upgrade to Truck

    Written By DaveR, Missouri on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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    Brought my 2001 Silverado out of the last decade and into modern tech. Looks like it was made to fit. Sound is dramatically improved. Install was down to the location of screws accurate with the supplied instructions.

    best stereo ever

    Written By Polo, Odessa on Monday, December 22, 2014

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    Awsome stereo best sound quality ever

    Pros: Sound defenition makes my bad sound system sound good

    Balanced price and quality

    Written By Jeebs, California on Thursday, December 04, 2014

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    I broke down and decided to buy an aftermarket head unit because I wanted Bluetooth, HD radio, Pandora control, and the ability to answer/make phone calls via the radio. Alpine has always served me well and I had a variant of this model in my old truck. This stereo has all of the makings of a perfect unit that does not come with navigation. It does everything that the higher priced models can with 4 volt preamp outputs for all 3 channels that I needed. So far, I like the functionality of the radio, but it does take some slight reading to get through it all. I would recommend this radio to anyone wanting the options that I was looking for. I can even add Sat for $50, but I don't like paying a subscription at the moment, so I did not opt for the kit at this time. For the price, this is the perfect DIM unit, take care.

    Pros: Great looks, wonderful colors, and amazing capabilities/options for upgrades and utilization. You can customize nearly everything through this unit.

    Cons: It is tricky to set up and you must set the EQs for each source (i.e. HD Tuner, Pandora, Bluetooth, etc...).

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written By Anonymous, Lebanon, PA on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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    I am pleased with the radio. The sound is good with factory speakers. My main complaint is that the display will not show the current station, only FM1, etc.

    Outstanding Value

    Written By MikeA, Naperville, IL on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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    Alpine has hit it out of the park in my opinion with this system. For me it is the right combination of price, features and performance. The Alpine brand has always been a leader in sound and build quality so I felt safe ranking them high in my selection criteria.

    The feature set is what finally sold me. I wanted a system with Bluetooth capability for hands free calling and audio playback from my smart phone...which is a Samsung S4 not an iPhone which all the brands feel compelled to market too. In addition, I wanted an external microphone option for enhanced clarity during my car conversations.

    The Bluetooth audio is fantastic, I stream from Rhapsody and the Alpine handles it flawlessly while even displaying the Artist, Song current being played. The same is true for my USB drive content. You can choose the song details you want to display. I will admit, the two line display and the user interface to alter some of the functions can be a bit nested and cumbersome but I new that in a single DIN system this would be unavoidable. That is why I rank the Ease of Use criteria lowest due to the single DIN design, not what Alpine has done.

    Phone calls are handled effortless with the Alpine fading out the music to allow voice interaction with my phone. It works great!

    I am very satisfied with this system. If you are looking for the ultimate visual experience this is not the deck for you but if great features and performance is what you are looking for, here you go.

    Pros: Features, Sound Quality

    Cons: Nested Menus of a single DIN system

    Really nice

    Written By Bill K, New Orleans on Friday, September 12, 2014

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    Wanted a new system to work with my phone as the factory radio in my 2006 Wrangler Rubicon was starting to have problems. This unit wasn't plastic y or cheap looking like a kid's toy like some head units and the Alpine name is generally respected. As for the performance, I needed the best output capability I could find in a receiver as I could not add an external amp without extensive rewiring and changes. This thing delivered in spades and exceeded my expectations for a replacement. The Bluetooth works flawlessly with my Android phone. It gets louder and sounds way better than the factory unit. I was torn between HD and regular radio and I extremely happy that I got the HD. Controls are not bad and most are intuitive but nothing is perfect. I compared different models of Alpine and other brands and this had everything I was or might be interested in. there may have been some other similar features on the other units but the main thing that sold me on this one was the firsthand knowledge and confidence in the superior build quality of this unit by the Crutchfield technician when I asked how this compared to others not costing as much.

    Pros: Attractive color changing front, fit was decent, sound quality, power, features including excellent Bluetooth

    Cons: None

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT CD Receiver

    Written By KenH, MO on Friday, August 22, 2014

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    Solid unit, looks classy and everything works great. The CD's don't skip, the USB works with flash drives, the bluetooth interfaced with my Galaxy S4 simply.

    Pros: Crutchfield provided all the correct mounting accessories and instructions for my 2004 Dodge Stratus, installing was simple. You'll need some wire-to-wire crimp connects. Kit w/ pocket Item #: 120996504, Wire Harness Item #: 120706502, Antenna Adaptor Item #: 12040CR10

    Cons: I can't find the equalizer settings I thought it had, just the sub, bass, treble. I wish selecting a source was faster, you have to cycle through all the inputs (radio, disc, usb, pandora, ...) whether its available or not.

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written By kevin m, oakdale, ca on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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    Nice unit, great sound, lots of options easy install

    Pros: programmable active crossover,9 band parametric eq. siriusxm ready with presets.adjustable level control for each input. plug and play for siriusxm and 445a power pack

    Cons: none

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    Written By Mike, Gainesville, Fl. on Monday, August 11, 2014

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    Really Nice! Great sound, versatile, easy installation with the kit supplied by Crutchfield.

    Pros: Visually this is a very attactive face plate so it sounds great and looks good.

    Cons: The directions have a couple of "holes" in it but after talking to the folks at tech. services everything went smooth.

    Alpine CDE-148BT in a 2002 Honda Accord

    Written By Lance, Whitestone, NY on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    Good solid radio with awesome features. It falls flat when it comes to bass, you either need to add a subwoofer or Apline needs to add a bass boost for a bit more punch

    Pros: Love the Bluetooth and the idea of making custom tunings for your car.

    Cons: TuneIt takes a while to figure out, and its lacking bass punch. This stereo would be awesome with a bass boost.

    Alpine CDE-148BT

    Written By seth, Richmond, VA on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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    Great unit for my car. This replaced a factory unit and I couldn't be happier. Sounds 100% better and the bluetooth/hands free calling works perfect with my android phone. Easy install thanks to Crutchfield's install sheet and customer service. I also bought the alpine power pack amp and it was a plug and play install and fit easily behind the dash and it really made the unit come to life.

    Pros: Bluetooth, hands free calling, sound quality, HD radio...all easy to use and very nice features...

    Cons: Wish the instruction manual from alpine came printed instead of being on a cd for your computer...

    Alpine cde- hd148

    Written By E aka Dino, Harlem :) on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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    Had this unit for a month now, works great,sound great,Install it myself in my 96 yukon,didn't have room 4 a big face unit so I went with the hd 148 love it.have a 10in sub an alpine 61/2 in doors. An the USB makes it sound crazy clear,man!! listen lol.can't wait to hit the road when I go fishing an down south Labor Day week! I can't wait till I go to work an play something.Alpine Cde hd 148 thks love this unit.

    Pros: Great unit

    Cons: Nothing bad about this unit

    Excellent Radio

    Written By Jason, Denver, CO on Monday, June 09, 2014

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    My first new car radio self-install in 20+ years. It went very smoothly with excellent help from the Crutchfield technical team. The radio looks and sounds great and is a major upgrade to our 2004 4Runner!

    Pros: Ease of install, connectivity options, iPhone and Siri integration, hands-free calling, and sound quality

    Cons: Nothing major. A good value, especially for an older car.

    Apline CDE-HD148T

    Written By Jimmy, Alexandria, VA on Monday, May 26, 2014

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    Nicely made. Substantial. Has the look and feel (buttons) of a quality unit. I wanted to keep my factory BMW (1986) radio, but it finally died. I'm fussy about quality. I wanted something that would look and perform just as good if not better. And have all the new capabilities. I'll make no apologies for this unit. Even with the old speakers it sounds great.

    Pros: Fully adjustable sound. Not much bling.

    CDE-HD148BT Review

    Written By Gaz, Montana, USA on Saturday, May 17, 2014

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    I have had this receiver for almost a year now. It is an overall great product. The only feature I have ever really used is the bluetooth. I get in my car and start it up, and the receiver links to the iPhone 5 in my pocket right away and I can control the music and the phone straight from the deck. There is only one problem. After almost a year of use, the bluetooth doesn't work anymore. The receiver won't pair with anything. I have tried resetting, and I have followed all directions and I can't get it to work. I won't bother trying to fix it. I don't plan on putting any more money into my current vehicle. I plan on getting a new one. Everything else about the deck is great. This will probably be my last Alpine deck. I have had two previous Alpine decks and they were all great. I just think it's time for something different.

    Amazing Head Unit

    Written By Lucas M., St. Marie, MT on Friday, May 02, 2014

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    Once again Alpine has blown me away with another high quality head unit!!! I have been running Alpine head units for about 14 years now, and every time I upgrade, I am just blown away and speechless!!! Feature packed awesomeness!!! Controls everything right from the head unit. It literally does everything anyone could ever want!!! I tested the head unit powering my upgraded speakers, sounded amazing. Now I am running JBL amp, and MTX Thunder 8000 12" sub, and this deck lets me adjust anything and everything on the fly as I see fit, I couldn't ask for anything more!!!

    Pros: Awesome features, controls every aspect of your system right at your fingertips, the sound quality is second to NONE!!! Color changing face :-D , easy installation, usb and aux hookups, 4 volt preouts for amp installs!!! LOVE IT!!!

    Cons: as amazing as this unit is, I often find it to be a bit time consuming to navigate through all of the features, that is one thing I wish they would have added easy buttons for.

    Everything You'll Need in a Stereo Headunit

    Written By CarloL, Wayne, NJ on Thursday, April 24, 2014

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    Recently installed this stereo in my 02' Accord. I was looking for a stereo with iPod connectivity, and Bluetooth. This unit exceeded my expectations. Its a great all around receiver, plus it comes with HD Radio which makes listening to the radio so much better. I also am impressed by how great the hand-free calling feature works. I haven't had anyone complain about the phone breaking up while using the hands-free feature. The unit's sound output is much better than my stock stereo and I haven't even configured the Tuneit feature yet. With that said, I'm sure the Tuneit feature will make it sound even better.

    Pros: Overall, this is a nice higher end receiver that allows for easy upgrades such as adding an amplifier. I haven't yet added an amp, but can't wait to hear the sound improvement. Especially since this receiver has 3 sets of pre-amp outputs pushing 4V each.

    Cons: Some of the menus are a little confusing at first. Had to print out the instruction manual included on CD. It doesn't take long to get the hang of it, but once you do you'll realize how easy it is to use.

    Alpine scores !!!

    Written By Rich, Minnesota on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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    Works and sounds great but now I want better speakers for it. =D

    Crutchfield will score more money from me soon. =)

    Pros: Makes going to work every day much better.

    Cons: none

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    Written By thomas p., charlottesville, va on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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    Great raido great sound would recommend

    Pros: good features, easy to use, sound is great

    Cons: none

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written By Anonymous, Hilo Hawaii on Sunday, March 30, 2014

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    Great value and performance for the price

    Great Unit

    Written By Jeb, Eureka, CA on Sunday, March 09, 2014

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    Great head unit, very easy to install. Very impressed with Crutchfield. Will order other electronics from them again.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Pandora, Ipod with great sound and easy to use.

    Great Head Unit!

    Written By jkbennett, Reno, NV on Friday, March 07, 2014

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    Had this head unit installed for a couple weeks now. Lots of hidden features/settings, but I can't bothered to read the manual, so I discover them on my own as I go. Sound quality is excellent. Very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: Sound quality, price, iPod/iPhone control.

    Cons: Occasionally while searching for a new album the unit will display "updating" which in turn makes me have to start the search all over. Slight annoyance, still a great piece of equipment.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written By Bong, Hi Nella, New Jersey on Thursday, February 27, 2014

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    upgrade my Highlander stock HU this reciever gave me extra ordinary sound & power!

    Pros: EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons: none

    Nice head end

    Written By AdrianB, Dallas, TX on Thursday, February 13, 2014

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    Easy to install into a 2004 (New Body) F-150. Mating the wiring harness tails took the longest. Insertion was less than a half hour. Unit sounds great as is by just feeding the audio to the stock speakers (at least for now). Crutchfield service is excellent!

    Pros: Simple to install. Sound quality very good. All the pieces supplied by Crutchfield were perfect. Display visibility is good, digital FM sounds solid. Interface to my iPhone 4S through Bluetooth also sounds great.

    Cons: No clock while the unit is on. Instructions take some time to wade through.

    This Is The One Folks

    Written By dB, Richmond, VA on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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    I am a professional musician and composer. Sound is my job, and my passion. I replaced an old Alpine unit that was starting feel its age, and the Alpine CDE-HD148BT is just what I wanted. The HD radio is Outstanding- really like listening to a CD. And the CD player is great, too- holds onto the sound even on really bumpy roads. Easy BlueTooth linkup with my phone. I'm getting another Alpine CDE-HD148BT for my wife's car. Crutchfield Customer Service ROCKS...

    Pros: All of the features.

    Cons: I wish the Green color choice for the display was slightly more Blue/Green- Oh Well...

    Quality HU

    Written By Sean H, Palm Harbor,FL on Sunday, February 02, 2014

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    A replacement HU for a Jeep JK Unlimited. Installs easily with the enclosed Crutchfield documents Direct device interface controls make operation simple. HD radio is definitely a plus. Alpine sound quality is exceptional as expected. Take some time to read the owners manual, as there are many features and settings which will assist in the ability to customize sound parameters for each individual vehicle application. Overall a great value, combine this with Crutchfields customer support, and you will not be disappointed.

    Pros: sound quality, easy install and set up. Multiple interface applications.

    Cons: BT sound quality on iPhone could be better.

    I Think It's An Ugrade

    Written By WhoME, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, February 01, 2014

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    I purchased this radio thinking it was an upgrade. I was looking for HD Radio features, this one has it and as a bonus Pandora and Bluetooth. HD Radio is great, however the text display should list artist and then song, this displays station and artist, click view button and song and genre. Now BT, maybe I have a bad unit but I don't like it. BT connected first time and went to Pandora on my HTC One and it played thru car speakers, now, I'm using the BT source on the HU. Stopped working after I turned off HU and on again, should connect automatically but didn't. Had to force connect, didn't work, turn off/on BT on both devices, didn't work. Delete device from HU and phone and pair again, just to work for couple minutes and lose sound again, that was BT Mode on HU. The HU has Pandora as a source and that didn't work at all. I'm thinking its my HTC One, tried my wife's iPhone 5 and same scenario, worked initial time but after power cycle HU, same problem. USB function, that is ok if you use flash drive, but HTC One charges battery and plays locally stored files. iPhone charges also and plays locally stored songs but no Pandora control on either cell phones. Hands-Free is cool when BT is working, was able to hide microphone behind dash for a clean look. So I don't know if the HU is defective, marketing lies or bad cell phones.

    Pros: HD Radio sounds great, 6 preouts, came with microphone and USB ext . Lights are changeable

    Cons: Bluetooth.No Pandora control thru USB, as advertised. HD Radio text.

    Great headunit

    Written By LeeD, Houston, TX on Friday, January 31, 2014

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    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit really improved the sound quality of our Sorrento. The basic functions of the unit are easy to use and I love the old time radio station push buttons. On the head unit in my truck I hate having to scroll up and down to change stations. We're still learning about all of the other features.

    Pros: Easy to set up for basic use.

    Cons: A DVD for the manual... really??? It's kind of a pain to have to go in the house to read the manual and then back out to the car to set a function.

    Great Stereo!

    Written By DerekD, Nashville, TN on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit is a great value in terms of bluetooth functionality for media streaming from your phone, handsfree calling using the microphone and overall stereo audio quality. Would definitely recommend.

    Pros: Great sound. Excellent call quality wtih the bluetooth handsfree calling feature. People I'm on the phone with often ask me if I'm at home while I'm talking going down the highway.

    Cons: It's a small nit, but the options on displaying the clock are not greatest. For example your only option for the clock is to have a small display at the bottom of the display. The manual is not that good.

    For My Wife

    Written By Foraker 43, Nappanee, IN on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"