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Alpine CDE-SXM145BT

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Amazing Alpine sound, great SiriusXM programming

The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment.

The SiriusXM programming (subscription required) comes through the SXV200 SiriusXM tuner that's included with this receiver. You'll also enjoy these convenient features:

  • iTunes® Tagging, which allows you to mark songs for purchase later at the iTunes store;
  • SiriusXM Replay™ for pause, rewind and replay of up to 60 minutes of live content;
  • Song Alert and Artist Alert, which constantly scans all channels for your favorites;
  • and Game Alert™ which lets you know when your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL or college teams is playing live.

The CDE-SXM145BT also includes Tune Scan and Tune Start, which let you rewind and replay content you might have missed while listening to another channel. Tune Scan lets you quickly preview what's playing on each of the 6 preset channels on your selected band preset. When you hear something you like, Tune Start buffers up to 30 minutes of programming, so you can back up and play your song from the beginning.

Built-in Bluetooth™

Hands-free calling isn't just a convenience these days, it's practically a necessity. The CDE-SXM145BT includes built-in Bluetooth, so you can talk safely and stream music from Pandora Internet Radio using your iPhone.

Great for your stored iPod® and iPhone® content, too

Of course, you can also use the receiver controls to navigate your iPod's music library — just plug in your device to the convenient front-panel USB input and get ready to rock out (or chill out, depending on your preference). Alpine's rotary encoder makes really easy to find your favorite songs, albums, artists, or playlists quickly. Your copilots will love Passenger Control Mode, which lets them play DJ while you focus on driving.

App Direct Mode opens up more music

If you have an iPhone®, you know that the music you've stored on it is only part of the story — streaming apps let you tune into a plethora of music and other programs. The CDE-SXM145BT features App Direct Mode, which gives you access to select music apps. App Direct Mode offers limited control over your apps, with features such as play/pause and next track.

Ready for expansion

A powerful internal amp gives you plenty of headroom to turn up the volume without the sound getting distorted and harsh. You can adjust the overall tone to taste with the 3-band parametric EQ, which allows you to choose the centerpoint for your bass, midrange, and treble controls.

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This Alpine's user-friendly controls make it easy to operate on the road.

If you want to take the performance up another notch, you can plug Alpine's KTP-445A Power Pack directly into to the CDE-SXM145BT. This plug-and-play powerhouse kicks up the output to a robust 45 watts RMS per channel, but it requires almost no wiring and takes up very little space. If you want to bring on the bass, this Alpine also features two sets of RCA preamp outputs, perfect for adding a powered sub or an amp.

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.

Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • includes SVX200A SiriusXM tuner kit (requires subscription, sold separately)
    • made for iPod and iPhone
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and streaming audio
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • App Direct Mode offers basic control of many streaming music apps
    • plays CDs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • remote control ready
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with ten presets
    • high- and low-pass filters, subwoofer phase switch
    Expandability:
    • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Alpine's optional cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • inputs: front USB and auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-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-SXM145BT

    Written By Anonymous, New York on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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    Great equip at a great price

    Cons: None

    Not bad...slightly disappointed

    Written By MB E320, North Carolina on Sunday, August 09, 2015

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    I was disappointed with the sound quality. My OEM radio for my 2001 Mercedes E320 died on me so I had to get a new radio. I wanted satellite radio so I bought this one based on the reviews. The E320 came with a Bose system, and the sound quality of the original was very good, good bass and a clear sound. The Alpine does not deliver the same deep clean sound. I played around with the equalizer, but it doesn't help. Also, the OEM radio stayed on when the engine was off when the ignition was on the "aux" position. With the new Alpine, the radio shuts off when I shut off the engine. The Alpine will only stay on when the engine is on.

    Pros: Satellite radio. Easy to use.

    Cons: -Sound quality on my MB E320 is not very good. -The engine has to be on in order for the radio to work.

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    The unit work great. Easy to setup

    Written By Mike C., Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, July 26, 2015

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    Installation was easy.

    Pros: Easy to Setup

    Cons: None

    Good sound

    Written By Jack V, Colorado on Sunday, July 26, 2015

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    For the price it is a good unit- The directions for installation were very inadequate. I had to call Crutchfield 4 times to get it installed. The biggest issue is that you have to solder all the connections on the adapters and the instructions don't give you enough information! The good news they are great about helping you! You might think the rebate is on the unit itself, but the rebate is actually for 3 months of SiriusXM service.


    Pros: The price and sound

    Cons: Bad directions and the connectors should be prewired.

    Amazing product!

    Written By ChrisB, Alabama on Monday, July 20, 2015

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    I bought this radio to replace the factory system in my 1997 Jaguar XK. The radio is everything it's advertised to be. Easy installation. The radio is pretty intuitive to operate and the Sirius is an added bonus. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to upgrade their factory system.

    Pros: Easy installation and intuitive operation.

    Cons: Radio does not have the option of changing the display color.

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    Written By Anonymous, Arizona on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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    Doesn't display channel info (i.e. "60's channel" on XM)

    Great

    Written By DTF, Hawkinsville, GA on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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    Great system

    Great Unit

    Written By Marc, Virginia on Thursday, June 11, 2015

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    I purchased this receiver for my fathers van and it was a quick and easy install. The unit was a little boring on the face plate but other than that I really like it.

    Pros: Easy install

    Cons: Boring face plate

    Alpine

    Written By Chris, Safford Az. on Monday, June 01, 2015

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    Great sound for a reasonable price. Very easy to install

    Pros: Ease of instalation

    Great!!!

    Written By W, Columbus ohio on Monday, May 04, 2015

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    Very pleased with my purchase set up was easy and the sound quality is exceptional

    Pros: Ease of installation and design! Love the USB PORT in the face plate

    Cons: Bluetooth speaker notice cancellation isn't that good

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    Written By JayL, Texas on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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    Has all the features I was looking for in an aftermarket unit!

    Nice upgrade

    Written By Hamster, Connecticut on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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    THis radop was an upgrade that replaced an OEM unit without XM or Bluetooth. I am very happy with it. Install was pretty smooth. My only gripes are the limited display and tiny control buttons but to pack this much functionality into a unit this small they don't have much choice. Buy this unit is you are considering something in this range. You will be happy.

    Pros: Functionality

    Cons: Display is limited Control buttons are small

    Very happy with this Alpine

    Written By Jim J, Blairsville, GA on Monday, March 09, 2015

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    I am very happy with this Alpine unit especially the interface to the included Sirius module. I am still learning all of the operations but think this single din system is just what I needed to replace the early 2000 factory head unit in my car. Works well, sounds good and was a great value.

    Pros: Ease of operation and installation.

    Cons: Preset channels are limited but not a big issue. Ambiant/automatic volume adjustment would be nice to have.

    Awesome Stereo

    Written By RDeLeoJr, Covington, LA on Sunday, March 01, 2015

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    Love this stereo. Replaced a 15 year old Alpine with it because I wanted to add Sirius radio to my truck and it also has hands free calling. It's does all that and more!!! I am very impressed with the sound quality and look of my new stereo. I installed it myself with the installation kit that came with it.

    Pros: Great sound. Great looks. Great value. It's an Alpine.

    Cons: None

    Nice Unit!

    Written By DKB, Banning, CA on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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    The unit is a great value with the satellite radio tuner included. The simplicity of the unit is what attracted me. The big blue button to power on/off and switch audio sources is a big plus while driving. It took a few minutes to get used to navigating the menu for settings. Great deal, nice unit....recommended!

    Pros: Simplicity of use. Great value.

    Cons: Menu navigation

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    Written By Anonymous, Fairfield Ca on Monday, January 26, 2015

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    Good sound, satelite radio, bluetooth, work well

    Pros: Features and performance I wanted at a good value

    Cons: Symbols on face too small, not easy to read while driving, display text however is fine

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    Written By kevin r, north ls vegas on Thursday, January 22, 2015

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    Everything I wanted in a receiver easy to use and sounds great.

    Pros: Easy to use love the Bluetooth.

    Cons: No remote, and Bluetooth doesn't always connect.

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    Written By to, Arkansas on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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    Very happy with receiver works well.

    Very Happy

    Written By Mike, Bozeman, MT on Monday, January 12, 2015

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    I couldn't be happier it works great and the installation was super easy! It is everything I expected and more!

    Pros: Inexpensive and easy to install

    Cons: Just wish I could have more than 6 presets for XM if that is a Con??

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    Written By Anonymous, big sandy, tx on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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    Easy Install with detailed instructions. Great sound over factory unit.

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    Written By Doug H., Pennington NJ on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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    Great radio for the money

    Pros: Does everything I need I one package.

    Cons: Single line display.

    Makes everything sound better

    Written By Anonymous, Jonesborough. TN on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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    Replaced factory Fosgate head in 02 sentra se-r. Had to use ground loop iso's w it to get rid of popping sound, think it had something to do w the stock amp. Took the stock system to a whole nother level. The speakers aren't muddy or quiet any more, in fact I've already blow 2 of the factory speakers all of which I'm about replace anyway.

    Pros: It has almost everything I need for my audio lifestyle.

    Cons: Only 2 sets of RCA outs. No rear aux in.

    GReat product- Voice Dial Not functional

    Written By Chuck, Texas on Saturday, November 22, 2014

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    I chose five stars for overall value since this whole kit came up with a great price and included SIrius/XM tuner.This was for my wife's car and she, being a theater person, has to have show tunes nearly all of the time except for when it's time for Sinatra. Sound quality could be a touch better but for this price, we're cool with it. Ease of use is where the problem comes in. When she tries to use voice dial, it never seems to get the name right. This means a whole lot more time with eyes on the stereo instead of on the road. Coolness factor- well, it looks like an after market stereo in a semi-luxury class car. Build quality is pretty good but the controls are not as intuitive as they could be. One note, it is hard to read the display on a sunny day but I did not count off for this because that is a problem with the way the car is designed not the stereo. I just wanted to mention that for people reading the review and did not count off for it.

    Pros: Has every feature she wants in a car stereo head unit.

    Cons: Voice deal leaves a lot to be desired.

    Good unit with caveats

    Written By EricK, Georgia on Saturday, November 22, 2014

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    This is an overall fine unit that has all of the features I wanted. Overall sound quality is fabulous paired with Infiniti REF6502ix and Infiniti 3002cfx speakers (no amp). BT pairing with my iPhone worked without a hitch. I did notice that hands free call sound quality suffered as compared to my stock unit. Callers just don't sound as good as with my Toyota unit, and of course, I had to string the relatively ugly microphone which is now sticking out of my headliner.

    So if you want a great sounding unit full of what I'd consider nowadays to be pretty essential features, I'd say this is a great unit to buy.

    But, I have a few gripes. First off, the buttons on this unit just feel cheap. I'd go so far as to call them poor quality. You push them and get a fairly dissatisfying click. Sometimes you have to mash them to get them to work. Changing bands is a pain as the button isn't completely responsive. It is actually a little distracting to have to look down and find the smallish button and then watch to see if pushing it actually changed the band for you as expected. My second gripe is that the tuner doesn't seem to stay on the band you have it set. For example, start the vehicle listening to a station on SiriusXM band 2 and hit the button for another station on SiriusXM band 2 and you get the station programmed on that button on SiriusXM band 1. What? Why? PITA in my opinion.

    Pros: Sound quality Seamless bluetooth

    Cons: Button quality (cheap feel and not a decisive action) Doesn't stay on previously selected band.

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    Written By Scott, Lincoln NE on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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    Great product,easy to install and set up.

    Really enjoying this system

    Written By MikeC, North Carolina on Monday, November 10, 2014

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    I bought this to replace the stock radio in my Suburban. What a great addition! The sound is much clearer, the base is cleaner and the basic functions are easy to use after you read the quick start guide. I purchased this so I can connect my Iphone via Bluetooth to get my music and also have a hands free phone setup. Installation was straight forward and took about 2 hours total for someone with minimal experience. I had one small hitch during the install (wire was a different color than was indicated on the installation sheet). Literally a quick 3 minute call to Crutchfield and he very simply solved the problem. I was amazed at his knowledge and how quickly he was able to trouble shoot and verify that I was looking at the correct wire regardless of color. The controls are very simple to use once you understand what you are doing. I wouldn't call it intuitive but it is not terribly hard either. My only real complaint is that it doesn't come with a full users manual, they include a disc instead. Not the best way to get info on your radio when you are setting it up and learning the features. My phone (4S) pairs easily with the radio and I have been told that the call quality is like being on the phone and not hollow sounding on the other end like a speaker phone. The CD player handles the bumps well and I have yet to have it skip or have a problem due to road vibration. I am pleased with this unit and would buy another one like it should the need ever arise.

    Pros: Easy to use with the main 4 buttons together and easy to reach without distracting you from driving. Wonderful sound quality with factory speakers. Great phone features. Screen is easily read in both day and night situations

    Cons: It needs to come with a full manual Would like a choice of colors for the screenlighting (only has blue).

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    Written By Anonymous, Bagley, MN on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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    Good stereo so far

    Pros: Easy to use and navigate

    Cons: Xm antenna isn't the best

    Great item for the price

    Written By Jimmy, Greenfield ma on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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    I highly recommend this item for anyone looking for a clean easy to use design , xm radio , CD player , iPod , iPhone capable , complete it all with range of sound adjust .

    Pros: Too many to list .

    Cons: None

    A great upgrade!

    Written By BigMercury, Roanoke, Va on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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    I replaced the stock unit in my Grand Marquis along with an XM radio tuner. This is a great upgrade in sound quality and satellite radio performance. I really like the integrated Bluetooth feature and included microphone. I'm in the car for 800 to 1000 highway miles each week, and I wish I had installed this sooner. After two months in service the mic clip broke but the guys at Crutchfield send out a new one right away. You can't go wrong with this receiver or this retailer! Five stars!

    Pros: Sound quality, Bluetooth voice and audio integration, and Crutchfield service.

    Cons: There are none!

    Excellent product but even better service from Crutchfield

    Written By RonW, San Diego CA on Monday, October 06, 2014

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    Had to replace my XM radio so I decided to just get a whole new radio with the XM. So nice to have everything in one unit and everything works like it is suppose to.

    Pros: All in one everything you need Hooked up to steering wheel controls with extra kit on a vehicle that is 12 years old

    Cons: Almost does too much Too many things to remember to use all functions without keeping manual with you

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    Written By Craig, Tucson, AZ on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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    Very happy with this unit.

    Pros: all the extras are built in.

    Cons: Button to change sound profile ( base treble bal etc...) is small and is best if used wile parked,

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    Written By DaveF, Houston, TX on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Impressive sound even using the stock speakers in my 1997 4Runner. Can't really ask for more functionality.

    Pros: Satellite radio was easy to install. Bluetooth phone calls are clear. Reasonable amount of audio customization controls.

    Cons: One line of text display. Looks a little cheesy, in my opinion.

    Actually looking forward to spending more time in the car...

    Written By Witt L, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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    I've wanted to get an Alpine setup for quite a while, but haven't pulled the trigger until this one. I am STOKED that I did. Install in my 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Wagon was a snap with the kits and docs. The Sirius tuner was a huge bonus, and it came with 3 months of free service (with a 6 month agreement.) Just taking that offer combined with the tuner into consideration, this thing is a steal for the price. Works great with IPhone apps (Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Pandora, a ton of others) via Bluetooth and USB, the Sirius tuning functionality was easy to understand once I signed up and played around with it, and I really love the handsfree functionality.

    I did have a bit of trouble determining which input on the back was for the handsfree mic...it would have been nice if it were labeled, but easy enough to fix. I've also got an AM radio station that I tune into occasionally here in Atlanta, and my reception on the entire AM band is almost non-existent, which kind of sucks...I can get the same content via the TuneIn app, and stream directly over Bluetooth, so no real problem there.

    I coupled this unit with some replacement speakers for my front doors (Alpine SPS-510 5-1/4" 2-way Speakers) and they are the peanut butter to the CDE-SXM145BT's jelly. Great sound, simple EQ interface

    If you're thinking about getting a new receiver with Bluetooth, CD with MP3/WMA capability, USB port, and a SiriusXM tuner, you can't beat this one for the price. Thanks, Crutchfield!

    Pros: Feature set, easy to install, sounds amazing, SiriusXM tuner / trial

    Cons: AM reception, Mic port labeling (it's the top port, if anyone's curious!)

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    Written By TomG, Idaho on Friday, September 19, 2014

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    Alpine got it right with the SMX145T! Lots of easy to use features and an affordable price. I'm sure there are other units with a higher "coolness factor" but for the price this radio does all I need. And the Crutchfield staff are great!

    Pros: Easy to use controls, great sound and affordable.

    Cons: None yet.

    Great product!

    Written By DomL, Fredericksburg VA on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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    Installed in a 99 BMW and had no issues at all during installation. Sound is great. It's easy to figure out how to use. Great replacement for the factory radio.

    Pros: Sound quality, XM and BT included

    Cons: None so far

    Great value

    Written By Anonymous, Colonia, NJ on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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    Very happy with the way it works with iPhone. Phone feature works better then I had expected. Have not hooked up Sirius radio but by the way all the other features work flawlessly I'm sure it