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Alpine UTE-52BT

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

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If your smartphone is the hub of your communication and entertainment, Alpine's UTE-52BT digital media receiver will make an ideal travel companion. This receiver works with both iPhone® and Android™ models, so you can listen to stored music or stream Pandora® and other Internet radio apps with your phone. Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity lets you enjoy your tunes, plus hands-free conversations. All of your digital music will sound great, thanks to the built-in 24-bit digital audio converter.

Alpine UTE-52BT Digital Media Receiver

Use the Alpine TuneIt App to get your sound just right

Your sound, your way

The Alpine TuneIt App gives you the ability to fine-tune your car's sound. Just download the free app onto your iPhone or Android smartphone and create a profile including your car and sound system information. The app will help you your adjust the receiver's 9-band parametric EQ, frequency filters, Media Xpander, and other sound settings for your specific vehicle, or you can use the settings already created for your car in Alpine's ever-growing vehicle database. Better yet, you can check out settings that other users have created for your specific vehicle on Facebook.

If you're into bass, you can use Bass Engine SQ tuning to optimize your car's bass performance, and customize its five bass profiles with the TuneIt App. If you're planning on adding an amp or two to your system, the UTE-52BT features three sets of 2-volt preamp outputs, so you have plenty of options. You can then make further adjustments by updating the settings in your TuneIt App profile.

Everything you need

With the handy front USB port, you can plug in a flash drive that you've loaded up with music, or connect your iPod® or iPhone to listen to music. You can also connect a portable MP3 player or other sound source to the front auxiliary input.

The UTE-52BT works with SiriusXM's SXV200 tuner (sold separately), making it easy to tune into satellite radio's in-depth music, news, and entertainment  programming wherever you drive. 

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Alpine stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the receiver. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

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:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and music streaming
    • plays MP3, WMA, and WAV music files
    • compatible with iPod, iPhone, and Android
    • Alpine TuneIt App allows for extensive sound adjustment
    • App Mode for metadata display and basic control of select music apps
    • external microphone included
    • optional remote control
    Audio features:
    • 9-band parametric EQ
    • 24-bit digital audio converter
    • low-pass/high-pass filters
    • inputs: front USB port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, and sub)
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    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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    Simply Awesome

    Written By Kelly, Kentucky on Sunday, September 20, 2015

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    Have a 2010 Jeep Wrangler with Infinity system that has been a major disappointment since I've owned it. Debated forever on features I wanted and decided on this unit because it has everything I wanted (blue tooth, Pandora, hands free calling) without the fluff of other units. I haven't owned a cd in almost 10 years so the absence of a cd player is a major plus for me. One less thing to go wrong. After a super easy install, my jeep was rocking. I couldn't believe how awesome my stock speakers sounded and my factory sub came to life. I had to read the directions to figure out some of the set up instruction, but have it down now. Fairly easy to navigate the features and such after a little practice. As good as it sounds now, I can't wait to hear it blaring away thru some upgraded speakers. Why? Because there is always something better to be had :)

    Pros: Price, sound quality, ease of install.

    Cons: None.

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    Written By Scott "Scojo", Arizona on Thursday, September 17, 2015

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    Big sound for a small price.

    Pros: Fast delivery. Fit perfect in my 94 Crown Vic. Easy install with the recommended metra install kit. Bluetooth paired up just fine and sound quality is very good. Comes with detailed instructions on a CD.

    Cons: None


    Written By Jbird, Indiana on Sunday, September 06, 2015

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    Sounds awesome works great really can't go wrong with an alpine head unit

    Pros: Bluetooth is nice, lots of adjustments that can be made with the EQ app

    Cons: EQ app doesn't sink with bluetooth you have to plug your in phone and could use more presets since the manual is a bit in-depth for most

    Amazing Unit

    Written By Scott, Arizona on Monday, August 31, 2015

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    I am very pleased with the capabilities of the unit. I am still getting to know the finer points, but am overall very satisfied.

    Pros: Display. Quality. Options.

    Cons: Owners manual on CD drive.

    Good radio, poor quality microphone clip

    Written By Pappazippy, California on Monday, August 10, 2015

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