Contact us
Close contact box

Alpine CDE-143BT

CD receiver

Item # 500CDE143B

You'll drive safer with Alpine's CDE-143BT CD receiver in your car, courtesy of its built-in Bluetooth®.

Find what Fits your car

You'll drive safer with Alpine's CDE-143BT CD receiver in your car, courtesy of its built-in Bluetooth®.

River
Need help?
Contact our Virginia-based experts.
Discontinued item
50 questions - 105 answers

Item # 500CDE143B

River
Need help?
Contact our Virginia-based experts.

About the Alpine CDE-143BT

Talk hands-free and stream audio content

You'll drive safer with Alpine's CDE-143BT CD receiver in your car, courtesy of its built-in Bluetooth®. When a call comes in, you'll see your caller's phone number on the screen, and you can answer the call by tapping the phone button on the front panel. You can adjust the mic's gain to best match your speaking voice, plus you can also tweak the phone output and ring volume, so you won't go diving for the volume knob every time someone calls.The CDE-143BT also supports Bluetooth audio streaming, so you can listen to any of the content on your Bluetooth equipped smartphone without a tangle of wires on your car's console.
Alpine Authorized Online Dealer

Talk hands-free and stream audio content

You'll drive safer with Alpine's CDE-143BT CD receiver in your car, courtesy of its built-in Bluetooth®. When a call comes in, you'll see your caller's phone number on the screen, and you can answer the call by tapping the phone button on the front panel. You can adjust the mic's gain to best match your speaking voice, plus you can also tweak the phone output and ring volume, so you won't go diving for the volume knob every time someone calls.The CDE-143BT also supports Bluetooth audio streaming, so you can listen to any of the content on your Bluetooth equipped smartphone without a tangle of wires on your car's console.

Alpine CDE-143BT

Enjoy iPod control, Bluetooth, and great sound with the CDE-143BT.

Easy access to your iPod® and iPhone® music content

Once you plug into the convenient front-panel USB input, you can use the CDE-143BT's controls to navigate your iPod's music library. Your riders will appreciate Passenger Control Mode, which lets them play DJ while you focus on driving. You can adjust your sound to taste with one of the ten equalizer presets or by using the 3-band parametric EQ.

App Direct Mode for music apps

Plug in your iPhone and you can also listen to some of your favorite music apps, like Pandora®, Rhapsody, and others with Alpine's App Direct Mode. You'll have basic control of music functions playback functions, such as play, pause, and next track from receiver, while you use your iPhone's touchscreen to other functions of the music apps.

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.

READ LESS

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
    • App Mode for basic control of select music apps
    • compatible with Alpine KTP-445 Power Pack amplifier
    • detachable face
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    • built-in high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver (10A ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Face (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • Hard plastic face case
    • Microphone w/ attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector (inside face case)
    • Sun-visor bracket (inside face case)
    • Two-sided tape (inside face case)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-DIN screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • Face fixing screw
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Quick Reference Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Online Product Registration
    • Computer Requirements booklet

    Featured video:

    Customer reviews

    Loading reviews...

    Alpine CDE-143BT reviews

    Average review:

    584 reviews

    Thanks for submitting your review

    Filter by rating

    Customer photos

    Sort reviews

    Sort by:
    Items per page:
    View page:

    Verified customer (What's this?)
    Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Crutchfield response

    << >>

    More details on the Alpine CDE-143BT

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 7+/7/6S/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA
    High-res Playback N
    The Alpine CDE-143BT replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPod/Aux Integration
    Disc & USB Playback
    Radio Functions
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine CDE-143BT features built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) technology. The head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Alpine CDE-143BT.

    Pairing: The Alpine CDE-143BT can be paired to up to five Bluetooth enabled mobile devices (only one device can be used at a time)

    Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (including iPhone & Android). The controls of the CDE-143BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers.

    • Receiving Calls: The Alpine CDE-143BT provides a couple ways to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone. Incoming calls are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music will be muted) & a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit's display.
      • Manual Answer: Manually answer an incoming call by pressing the "Phone" button on your Alpine head unit.
      • Automatic Answer: Set the Alpine head unit to answer the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is answered automatically after approximately 5 seconds.
      • Call Waiting: If a second call is received during a current call, you can have the first caller wait momentarily while you take the second call. When you are finished with one call, you can switch to the other.
    • Placing Calls: The Alpine CDE-143BT provides a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine CDE-143BT features full phone book access, call history, voice tag dialing, and redial with compatible phones.
      • Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable phone, you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your contact.
      • Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 entries (3 telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible mobile phone. You can select the first 3 call letters (ABC) to search for a desired name in your phonebook.
      • Preset Dialing: You can assign phone numbers that you dial frequently to presets (1-6) for quick recall. You can assign up to six frequently called phone numbers. A total of 18 phone numbers can be stored in the preset memory (6 numbers for each mobile phone paired).
      • Call History: The previously dialed, received, or missed numbers (20 each) can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
    Note: During a conversation, you can initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.

    External Microphone with Noise Cancellation: The included external microphone (with visor-clip) allows you to speak to the other party on the telephone call hands-free, while the other party's voice is played through your car stereo speakers. The external microphone is tuned and engineered to reduce noise interference and feedback. This allows optimal placement in your car, for the best possible sound quality. You can adjust the microphone's volume level; and even mute the microphone, so your voice will not be heard by the caller. The external microphone measures 0.5625" (diameter) x 1.625" (deep); and features an attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Alpine CDE-143BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone (including iPhone & Android). The CDE-143BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The CDE-143BT also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Bluetooth Sound Quality Adjustments: You can customize the sound of your Bluetooth hands-free experience to fit your own preferences. You can adjust the CDE-143BT's mic gain, phone output, & ring tone volume. If that's not enough, there are 5 sound quality settings to choose from to get the balance just right for you. This flexibility will make your phone calls a pleasurable experience.

    • Volume Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the volume level of phone call, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit your own preference. The Phone Talk Level, Ring Tone, & Mic Gain are all adjustable between -5 to + 5 dB.
    • Sound Types: This unit provides 5 methods to improve the sound quality of your calls. You can choose the type according to your own preference - Type 1 (standard mode), Type 2 (enhances noise reduction), Type 3 (enhances echo-cancellation), Type 4 (enhances both noise reduction & echo cancellation), & Type 5 (weakens both noise reduction & echo-cancellation).

    Speaker Output: You can select which car speaker outputs the audio from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device.

    • All: The audio will be output from all of the speakers in the car
    • F-L: The sound is only output from the front left speaker.
    • F-R: The sound is only output from the front right speaker.
    • F-LR: The sound is output from the front left and front right speakers.

    iPod/Aux Integration

    iPod/iPhone USB 1-Wire Connection: You can connect your iPod or iPhone to the head unit's front-panel USB port using the Alpine KCU-445i iPod/iPhone cable (500KCU445I, sold separately) or the iPod/USB cable that came with your iPod/iPhone to get access to all of your iPod/iPhone's stored music, right from the head unit. If you have a newer iPod, iPhone, or iPad device with Lightning connector; use the Alpine KCU-471i cable (500KCU471I, sold separately)  or the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the CDE-143BT.

    • Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine CDE-143BT supports audio playback of music, podcast, and audiobook files stored on your iPod or iPhone; as well as music apps downloaded on your Apple device. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's large music libraries to be loaded instantly to the Alpine head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB.
    • Music Navigation: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen (App Direct Mode).
      • Head Unit: The Alpine CDE-143BT lets you navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcast, Composer, Audiobook, or Genius Mix. You can then search these categories alphabetically. For especially big music libraries, the Percentage Search function uses the preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list (Preset 1: 0-6%, Preset 2: 17-32%, Preset 3: 33-49%, Preset 4: 50%-66%, Preset 5: 67-82%, Preset 6: 83-100% of the song library). The head unit also offers three Shuffle playback modes (Album/Song/All) and one Repeat mode (song).
      • App Direct Mode: In App Direct Mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You can also listen to your favorite music apps from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Alpine head unit. Basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track are available from the head unit. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate advanced functions of your music apps. Not all apps will be compatible with this mode. Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
    • Information Display: The CDE-143BT will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod/iPhone from the Alpine head unit or the Apple devices clickwheel/touchscreen. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The unit will also display station identification and song/artist information from select music apps.
    • iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it. This unit does not charge the iPad.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine CDE-143BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 8/29/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Bluetooth Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Phone Audio Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    6th 10.3.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    nano
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with front-panel minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input. You can input audio from an auxiliary source unit: such as a portable MP3 player. You can change the name on the display to match the type of device connected to the front panel input; Auxiliary, TV, DVD, Portable, or Game.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Alpine CDE-143BT features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select portable digital audio players or USB thumbdrives. The USB port supports audio playback and control of MP3/WMA audio files stored on these portable USB mass-storage class devices. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's USB port does not support connection of an Android OS device. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The Alpine CDE-143BT supports the following types of MP3/WMA files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB Storage Device
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 255 files/folders 255 folders/255 files per folder
    Tags ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags

    Text/File/Folder Search: When you are playing a disc or USB device with CD-Text, ID3 or WMA tags, you can easily search for a track, file, or folder by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you can use the rotary encoder to quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track. For discs and USB devices without CD Text, ID3 or WMA tags, searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song.

    Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-143BT offers Repeat and Random playback modes.

    • Repeat: Repeat Play (repeats playback of current track/file), Folder Repeat (repeats only files in current folder).
    • Random: Random Play (all tracks/files on disc are played in random order), Folder Random (only files in current folder are played back in random order).

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto Reload: When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage.

    Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends mounting the CDE-143BT no more that 35° above horizontal.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-143BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.

    Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.

    Local/Distance Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. Distance seek tuning allows both strong and weak stations to be tuned.

    Audio Section

    CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.

    • CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels

    4ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Alpine CDE-143BT features two pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The unit's rear preamp outputs can be configured as fading rear-channel outputs or a non-fading subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level control.

    Note: When an external amplifier is connected sound quality can be improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in amplifier.

    Head Unit Power Pack (optional): Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A, sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine CD receiver. It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need additional wires.

    Subwoofer Control: When the non-fading subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume, low-pass filter, & phase.

    • Volume: There are two volume (system) modes for the unit's subwoofer output.
      • System 1: Subwoofer level changes according to the main volume setting.
      • System 2: Subwoofer level change is different from the main volume setting (0-15); even at low volume settings, the subwoofer is still audible.
    • Low Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer output low-pass filter can be set to 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off (through).
    • Subwoofer Phase: The subwoofer output phase can be set to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).

    High Pass Filter: The Alpine head unit is equipped with a high-pass filter for its speaker-level output and front-channel preamp output (when activated). You can set the unit's high-pass filter to 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off (through).

    Preset EQ: You can select from 11 different EQ presets to get the best sound from all your sources. You can choose from Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electric Dance, Hip-Hop, Easy Listening, Country, Classical, or User.

    3-Band Parametric Equalizer: The User Preset activates the head unit's 3-Band Parametric Equalizer for a better sound response curve. Bass, Mid, & Treble can be adjusted in the 3-Band Parametric mode.

    3-Band EQ
    Frequency Q-Factor Level
    Bass 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 120Hz Wide 0.5, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.5, or Narrow. 2.0 -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
    Midrange 500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5kHz Wide 0.75, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.25, or Narrow 1.5 -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
    Treble 7.5kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz, or 15kHz Wide 0.75 or Narrow 1.25 -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)

    Note: The units stores independent EQ settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, Aux, USB, iPod, and Bluetooth).

    Loudness: Loudness introduces a special low and high frequency emphasis at low listening levels to compensate for the ear's decreased sensitivity to bass and treble sound at low volume.

    Media Xpander: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander is engineered to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it is adjustable per source to get the most out of your digital audio media. The Media Expander makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music source. The FM radio, CD, USB, iPod/iPhone, Bluetooth, and Aux-input will be able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road noise.

    Source Volume Level: The output level of each source is individually adjustable from -14 to + 14 dB.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The unit features a single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. A hard plastic face case is provided to store the detachable faceplate. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    1-Line LCD Display: This unit is equipped with a 1-Line white-backlit LCD, so you can easily view AM/FM stations, CD-Text, and ID-3/WMA tag information.

    Text Display: Text information, such as the disc name and the track name, will be displayed if playing a CD text compatible disc. It is also possible to display the folder name, the file name, and the tag information, while playing a MP3/WMA disc.

    Text Scroll: This unit can scroll the disc and track names recorded on CD-Text disc, as well as the text information of MP3/WMA files, folder names, and tags. There are two Text Scroll settings.

    • Auto: The CD text information, the information of folder and file names, and the tags are scrolled automatically.
    • Manual: The display is scrolled when a disc is loaded or when a track is changed.

    Auto Dimmer: This unit is equipped with an illumination lead (orange); when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and the illumination lead is connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit, the display and button illumination will dim to a fixed, preset level whenever the headlights are turned on. If preferred, you may choose the Manual dimmer mode setting, so the display and button illumination is dim at all times.

    Demo Mode: This unit has a demonstration feature for its display which can be turned On or Off in the menu.

    Remote Control

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine CDE-143BT is wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (500RUE4202, sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's functions.

    Loading accessories...

    Customer Q&A

    50 questions already asked

    Q
    which radio w/bluetooth,cdplayer has the best am reception for a 2003 bmw 325i stationwagon ?
    [ Pat  Sep 27, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Well, I don't drive a BMW, but I bought this player for my daughter's VW bug and it's awesome. Easy install, sounds fantastic, Bluetooth works perfect, and it looks great. Not specific to your AM reception question, but I would absolutely recommend this Alpine product.
    [ David  Sep 27, 2018 ]
    Q
    What wattage Do you recommend for this player speakers front dash 3-1/2 and rear 6x9 ?
    [ Carlito  May 07, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    RMS wattage is based on speaker. You'll need to know what the RMS wattage is for the 3-1/2 speaker and 6x9 speaker. This unit puts out 18 watts per channel. So 1 speaker is wired directly to one channel of the CDE-152 will receive 18 watts. Most all speakers will perform directly connected to the headunit. If your speaker is capable of handling up to 100 watts you might look into an amplifier. Depending on the amp you choose will depict how much RMS wattage is supplied to the speaker. It all starts with how loud and hard you want to drive your system and how much money you have. There's no right answer to this question.
    [ bighunt83  May 09, 2018 ]
    Q
    hoe do i get the clock to show instead of the station number?how do i program for the clock to display?
    [ Michael  Apr 25, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  May 02, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    how do you set the clock? on a cde sxm 145bt
    [ leeann  Apr 11, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  Apr 24, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    can you change colors of the display ?
    [ Jason  Mar 30, 2018 ]
    4 answers
    A
    I never tried to change the color Everything else worked flawlessly I even had it in a violent jet boat and nothing went wrong
    [ BRANDON  Apr 08, 2018 ]
    A
    No
    [ John  Apr 08, 2018 ]
    A
    Unfortunately no you can't. The blue and white color scheme is not at all harsh though. Coming from someone who is very particular with lighting.
    [ Jarret  Apr 07, 2018 ]
    A
    Hi Jason, No you can't change the colors of the display. I think there are some other units in the higher end that let you do that, but not this one. Cheers! Jim
    [ JAMES  Apr 07, 2018 ]
    Q
    Does this unit charge your iPhone when it's plugged in?
    [ jmills60  Mar 26, 2018 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Yes it does
    [ Yoshi  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    A
    Although it does charge your phone, it's very slow and just keeps it charged enough to use
    [ Matthew  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    A
    Yea
    [ Thomas E.  Mar 26, 2018 ]
    A
    Idk.i do not have a iphone
    [ dennis  Mar 26, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes. Have had it for years now. Charges just about as fast as a normal car charger would
    [ JASON  Mar 26, 2018 ]
    Q
    Will this stereo work with the Jeep factory sub and amp?
    [ Tom  Feb 06, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Feb 07, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    how do I go to menu in order to stop the Demo?
    [ robert  Dec 07, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Dec 08, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Wiring harness 2014 jeep wrangler?
    [ Steve  Nov 08, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We have a few different harnesses that can work in the various versions of the 2014 Jeep Wranglers. I recommend calling an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to get a personal recommendation on the one for your Jeep and any extra options it may have installed. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
    [ Paul  Nov 13, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    I can get no sound out of my radio. I tried different speakers, all the channels, cd player. But no sound. ?
    [ Tjmax65  Nov 06, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Nov 07, 2017 ]  Staff
    A
    Not sure what the problem could be but I did have an issue and had to get a replacement unit due to a poor connection of the removable faceplate. The power would cut in and out on me, even when the car was not moving. sounds like you have a separate problem but swapping it for a new unit may help to determine if it is the receiver.
    [ TODD  Nov 06, 2017 ]
    Q
    I see that you can scroll through the songs and artists on the head unit itself but does it give you the option to control it from your iPhone instead when connected via Bluetooth? I've had head units before that can switch from device control and unit control.
    [ Taylor  Oct 06, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes enter itunes on you phone chose what you wish to do.
    [ David  Oct 12, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes you can control the music from your iPhone or from the receiver when on Bluetooth or plugged in via USB.
    [ Timothy  Oct 06, 2017 ]
    Q
    I see that you can scroll through the songs and artists on the head unit itself but does it give you the option to control it from your iPhone instead? I've had head units before that can switch from device control and unit control.
    [ Taylor  Oct 06, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    When you are playing music from your iPhone, you can control all functions with your phone. I don't really use scrolling functions on the radio, though I do find it convenient to use the play/pause button from there. One thing I don't like: no clock display when the radio is off! I had to buy a second little clock and velcro it to the dash just so I could see the time without turning on the radio.
    [ David  Oct 06, 2017 ]
    A
    I have not seen an option like that, unless you are jacked in via the headphone style jack and not usb. When using the usb connector, it is controlled via the front interface of the receiver.
    [ william  Oct 06, 2017 ]
    Q
    Is this unit compatible with android auto? Specifically, while playing the radio or CD, will the google map program be heard over the car speakers?
    [ bob  Sep 08, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes it is compatible with android and iphone. Google map won't be heard over the car speakers while playing radio or cd. It only does when you on Bluetooth mode.
    [ Rick  Sep 11, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes loud and clear
    [ KRISTOFOR  Sep 09, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes, but dont buy. Bluetooth work grrat until warranty was up . Then it will forget my device/ phone and I have to recomnect
    [ KEVIN  Sep 09, 2017 ]
    Q
    Why does my radio lose sound when I turn the volume over 9 model CDE - 143BT ?
    [ Lee  Dec 30, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Dec 30, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    How does one Reconfigure from an android to an IPhone 6se?
    [ Alison  Nov 12, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Nov 16, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have installed the CDE-143BT in my 2000 BMW 323ci. No amps. The rear speakers were changed to Infinity Reference 6502ix. No front speakers. No separate tweeters. I have two questions. Running on bluetooth, when I crank the volume up past level 23 and above (max is 35), there is an audible distortion in music. Makes the sound a little fuzzy. Any idea what it might be? Also, what else do I need to enable steering mounted controls?
    [ Shaz  Oct 19, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Oct 19, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    As well known, 2011 honda accord radio is integrated with the center facia. Is it possible to replace the original with the aftermarket radio?
    [ Young  Sep 18, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Sep 19, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this deck work with steering wheel controller?
    [ S2t0i4  Sep 03, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Sep 06, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    How do I get the bass control back? Somehow I have locked it on balance defeat and two other options. I did this once before and it magically went back to allowing me to adjust treble and bass. I was playing with it and did the same thing again and can't turn it back.
    [ JackR  Aug 22, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Aug 22, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    how do I set the time?
    [ john  Aug 07, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If my memory serves me, you hold down the button that is next to the audio button and that will take you to the settings menu. I believe there is a clock option on the first list of menus. if not then I think there is a general settings and the clock adjust will be in there. Either way though, you will find it by holding that button to the right of the Audio button.
    [ Dan  Aug 10, 2016 ]
    A
    Page 10 of the user manual.
    [ KEVIN  Aug 10, 2016 ]
    Q
    Is this unit compatible with the Alpine KTP-445U power pack?
    [ Marco  May 17, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    The power pack will work with all stereos because you wire it in between the head unit and the speakers. Also wire a power wire and ground.
    [ michael  May 17, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes great combo.
    [ RODOLFO A  May 17, 2016 ]
    Q
    I want to push a button on the unit and activate Siri, will it work?
    [ Nelson  May 16, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No.
    [ Raymond  May 18, 2016 ]
    A
    Nelson, This unit does have Bluetooth connectivity, but I don't use that feature. I installed this to replace a factory stereo that was the source of current drains and not repairable. The Alpine unit has better sound quality than the factory unit and I especially like the USB port for connecting other music devices or a thumb drive.
    [ Craig  May 17, 2016 ]
    Q
    Has anyone been able to resolve the Bluetooth issue with iPhone 6 (with iOS 9.3.1)???? The issue is the mic for any voice feature does not work. Bluetooth audio-streaming works fine. I've called Alpine and no help either.
    [ nick  Apr 04, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Is the mic plugged into the correct port on the head unit?
    [ Robert  Apr 21, 2016 ]
    A
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Apr 08, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    does this fit no problem in a 2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited? I'm pairing this with Alpine KTP-445A Amplifier. Do I need anything else?
    [ john  Feb 27, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Feb 27, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the radio display the song and artist as the track is playing?
    [ Sydney  Feb 13, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ RIV  Feb 14, 2016 ]
    A
    Radio? No, I haven't seen that. On CD & iPod, yes. Either song or artist (or playlist), but only one displays at a time. Longer titles roll off the right edge. Regards, Kelly
    [ KELLY  Feb 13, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ Marc  Feb 13, 2016 ]
    A
    Not as far as I can tell. But it does with CD player and while using blue tooth smart phone; i.e. Pandora.
    [ ERIC  Feb 13, 2016 ]
    Q
    Do I need to buy the additional GM wiring harness for a 97 tahoe?
    [ John  Jan 31, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Feb 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    What Wire harness isn compatibill wirh 1995 ford bronco eb?
    [ Christine  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. You can also check to see what will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx.
    [ Kenny  Dec 21, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have a 2005 Buick Rendevous and I am interested in the Alpine CDE-143BT CD receiver. Your website indicates "modified fit". What does that mean?
    [ Poppaman  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Modified indicates that a product will fit if you make a minor modification, such as trimming plastic in the dash or drilling new holes for speakers in your door panels. For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Dec 21, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Hello everyone I've got a question for all yall so I just bought this stereo and hooked it up and everything works great when I listen to the radio but so far when I have tried playin music through Bluetooth or USB only my subs work. I am so stumped to as why my speakers stop workin when I switch it from radio to either of these settings can someone please help me get my speakers workin?!?!?
    [ Garrett  Nov 27, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Have you tried to make the connection from your iPhone via a 3.5mm speaker cable? If so is there still a problem or do all the speakers function normally? I purchased the Alpine but as a present for my son to put in his PU truck. The good news is he lives on the adjacent property and so we tried his radio and his works just fine in all modes. If the plug works then I tend to think there is a problem with the radio itself. It uses something called A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) which is fancy jargon for USB/BT sends the audio signal to the radio and then it has a separate audio processor that figures out which part of the audio signal goes to which speaker. I can't find anyway to tune the speakers independently based on the input so it is most likely a problem within the radio. Now I assume your speakers are properly set-up according to the owner's manual so we are left with a problem in the radio itself. Like with everything radio, please run through the installation checklist but it really sounds like a problem with the radio. That is why Alpine has that warranty. A headache to rip it out and reinstall so you might want to call Crutchfield and talk to their tech reps. If they concur I can't praise the customer service at Crutchfield highly enough. I have bought several stereos, TV's and car radios over the years and never disappointed once.
    [ Willard  Nov 29, 2015 ]
    Q
    I want to install this in my 2006 Subaru Wagon Outback with no sub and auto climate console... I also have six factory installed speakers in the vehicle (4 X door) and (2 X door tweeters)... Will this unit accommodate all the speakers?
    [ Stephen  Nov 24, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Nov 25, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    I am replacing an Alpine CDE102. Will this unit slide right in the adapter for that model and use the same wiring harness?
    [ Ronnie  Sep 15, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I made the same swap. The mount and harness were the same.
    [ James  Sep 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Mine installed properly and slid right in the adapter.
    [ Gemma  Sep 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it will. I did for me.
    [ Gregory  Sep 16, 2015 ]
    Q
    How many Bluetooth devices can be stored in head units memory?
    [ Bruce  Aug 28, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Only one
    [ Rick  Sep 11, 2017 ]
    A
    Five.
    [ ANTHONY R  Aug 28, 2015 ]
    Q
    is this unit compatible with the optional remote that they sell for other alpine units? The specs say there is none available for this unit, but I was hoping the optional remote compatible with other units might work
    [ Lain  Aug 07, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Hi Lain I have that remote I ordered for my CDE-HD149BT, and it works great! I would recommend you review the owners manual on your model to see if it is compatible with remote controls. And if so, then your in luck because that remote should be universal with Alpine units that allow remote controls. Good luck, and enjoy your stereo! Ariel
    [ ARIEL  Aug 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it is I have the same unit and purchased is remote for it.
    [ Brett  Aug 08, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does this unit have an internal microphone?
    [ Gary  Jul 20, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Not that I am aware of but I not 100% sure of that. I use the external mic and have it attached to my visor.
    [ GEORGE D  Jul 21, 2015 ]
    A
    No you have to get one to plug in the back.
    [ GEORGE M  Jul 20, 2015 ]
    A
    No. It comes with an external microphone that attaches to the back of the head unit.
    [ BRENT  Jul 20, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does this have a volume compression feature like on Ford radios?
    [ Frank  Jul 07, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Sorry. I don't know anything about volume compression or Ford radios. The controls on this radio are difficult to see while driving. However, the sound is very good.
    [ ROBERT  Jul 17, 2015 ]
    A
    No I do not think it does, I am not familiar with that feature. Can you explain it any further?
    [ SAM  Jul 11, 2015 ]
    A
    technically speaking i'm not sure, however, i am impressed with the power this unit delivers to my stock speakers.volume was not an issue at all, and the clarity and overall quality have met all my standards by far! so in short, it blows my stock ford equipment out of the water
    [ BRIAN J  Jul 09, 2015 ]
    A
    I used it for a couple of days, but I'm not sure if it has the feature.
    [ MUHAMMAD  Jul 08, 2015 ]
    Q
    How do you change the time on the clock?
    [ Teri  Jun 13, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I believe it's the button to the right of the audio button.
    [ LANCE E  Jun 15, 2015 ]
    A
    Press down on the audio button and hold for about 4 seconds,display will show several options you can control,when time displays press down on the volume control button,that will allow you to adjust your time.
    [ RAMIRO  Jun 15, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can I use this for my 2004 Chrysler Sebring?
    [ Rachel  May 04, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  May 04, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does it display the regular radio station information (i.e. song, artist etc.)?
    [ M  Jan 21, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Not on radio. Only displays info for songs on CD & iPod.
    [ KELLY  Feb 13, 2016 ]
    A
    Sorry, don't know. We ordered it for a friend. He installed it.
    [ W. GREGORY  Jan 21, 2015 ]
    A
    No it doesn't.
    [ FREDERICK L  Jan 21, 2015 ]
    Q
    I have this stereo and I'm noticing a problem when listening to podcasts that I put on a USB flash drive. The audio files play fine, but every 10 seconds or so, it skips a second and jumps forward. It's just an annoyance and I don't notice it with music. Is this due to the low bitrate of podcasts or possibly the length of the audio file that's playing(1+ hours)? If I put the same podcast on my ipod and plug the ipod into the stereo, it plays just fine. It only has this problem when playing the mp3 directly from a flash drive. I tried multiple flash drives and all have the same issue.
    [ John P  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I do use the unit from a flash drive, but just for music I copied from my computer. It has always worked fine with these.
    [ DAVID L  Jan 13, 2015 ]
    A
    John, I'm sorry but I never used a flash drive with my stereo. So I don't have an answer for you.
    [ ESTEBAN  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Jeff  Jan 09, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    im using two amps one for the speakers and one for the subwoofer, does it have a subwoofer output?
    [ Alfredo  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Sorry Alfrado I don't know, I would like to I thought the instructions sucked.
    [ Matt  Dec 18, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, it does. There is a separate control on the headunit for the subwoofer output as well.
    [ VISHAL  Dec 18, 2014 ]
    Q
    Is the bluetooth compatible with all phones? Iphone Android etc
    [ Haley  Dec 15, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Any phone with Bluetooth, yo.
    [ KELLY  Feb 13, 2016 ]
    A
    It should be you just need to read the pairing directions in the manuel but honestly I only tried it with an Apple phone. Sorry.
    [ RENE  Dec 17, 2014 ]
    A
    Definitely compatible with iPhones. not positive about android, but I believe it would be.
    [ KEVIN H  Dec 15, 2014 ]
    Q
    Do I have to purchase a power converter to reduce the power output sufficiently to use my existing Bose amp and speakers?
    [ Tom  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    A
    If using the alpine power pack for mids&highs in the doors,can you still use the rca preouts for subs? And does it have built in subwoofer crossover and level control?
    [ marks  Dec 03, 2014 ]
    A
    No, if you are using factory amp and speakers just connect the speaker outputs of the alpine to your factor speakers themselves. I would bypass to factory Bose amp if possible because the tend to have their own processing built into them. Word of caution about this radio though. Im having issues with it about 8 months after installation. Bluetooth connection problems, etc. Alpine is not what it used to be, Pioneer is more reliable.
    [ KRIS  Nov 27, 2014 ]
    A
    To use an external amp you simply have to connect to the pre-amp outputs available on instead of the speaker outs. So no, you don't have to use a converter.
    [ JAMES  Nov 27, 2014 ]
    A
    Not sure
    [ BRADLEY  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    A
    Tom, You don't need to purchase a power converter to use this Alpine radio with external amps and speakers. There are RCA connections on the back of the radio for your external amplifiers, separate from the regular speaker harness connections. You can download a free copy of the manual directly from Crutchfield or the Alpine web site. Page 32 shows you the connections to external amplifiers and speakers. It is a great radio for the price. It sounds terrific. Feel free to ask any other question that you might have. Thanks,
    [ ESTEBAN  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    Q
    Can the display show 2 or more lines of text? I only get a large text size. I want 3 lines of text to display the artist, song, album, etc. I also want to scroll through the music with my remote.
    [ Steve  Sep 06, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    One line of text only. Longer titles roll off right edge.
    [ KELLY  Feb 13, 2016 ]
    A
    Reading through the manual I don't see a way to change it to 3 lines of text, but our Tech Support team would be your best resource. If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Jeff  Sep 08, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    If I use my iPhone 5S through USB, is the volume controlled through the phone or the volume knob on the unit? Thanks
    [ Connor  Aug 09, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Volume is control thru the Knob.
    [ ANDY  Aug 11, 2014 ]
    A
    I believe it will work either way. The volume on the phone controls output volume and volume on stereo controls speaker volume, so either way will raise or lower volume.
    [ JAMES S  Aug 10, 2014 ]
    A
    You can control it with either phone or head unit
    [ RAY  Aug 10, 2014 ]
    A
    The iphone volume is disabled in USB mode but works in Bluetooth. Sound quality they both of these is far better than the old head phone plug
    [ DONALD  Aug 10, 2014 ]
    A
    The knob.
    [ JULIO C  Aug 09, 2014 ]
    Q
    I'm currently looking at this radio as a replacement for a broken OEM unit for my father. His eyes aren't the best and I'm wondering if the display is large enough to read without reading glasses - particularly the clock?
    [ Andy  Aug 04, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Shouldn't be a problem. The information is visible both night & day.
    [ ANDY  Aug 11, 2014 ]
    A
    It is not too bad. I have pretty good eyesight. It is probably smaller than some factory radios but is about 3/8" tall. My daughter has this in her car and I have the 153BT in mine. Both are great.
    [ DONALD  Aug 04, 2014 ]
    A
    The display on this unit is small. The clock readout especially. Get the double din unit which has a large display.
    [ KRIS  Aug 04, 2014 ]
    Q
    Does this unit have a clock display?
    [ Wayne  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    8 answers
    A
    Yes. It displays song, artist, album, station or clock.
    [ JULIO C  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Sorry I wrote camera; I meant clock.
    [ KEITH  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Hi Wayne, the unit does have a camera, although I set it and switched to never see it again since my car has a clock.
    [ KEITH  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, it is in the menu display setup under general
    [ MICHAEL S  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, it does. You just have to use the instruction book to set properly.
    [ JAMES S  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ BRIAN C  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, the unit has a clock display and the one I have keeps good time KI4MGM
    [ WILLIAM  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ DREW  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    SHOW MORESHOW LESS

    Loading articles...

    TOP