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Alpine UTE-52BT

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 500UTE52BT

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About the Alpine UTE-52BT

Smartphone-friendly

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.
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Smartphone-friendly

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 visit Facebook and check out settings created by other users.

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 make further adjustments by updating your TuneIt App profile settings.

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 SXV300 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 car's steering wheel audio 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.

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.

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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
    • works with iPod, iPhone, and Android (See Details tab for more info)
    • 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
    Expandability:
    • 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:

    What's in the box:

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

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    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 SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C5/4S/4/3GS/3G
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    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 9
    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

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    USB + Aux Connectivity
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine UTE-52BT features built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+EDR) 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 1.4 (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 UTE-52BT.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Alpine UTE-52BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to three Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Alpine head unit (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 UTE-52BT 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. During a conversation, you can initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.

    • Receiving Calls: The Alpine UTE-52BT 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 UTE-52BT provides a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine UTE-52BT 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 contacts (5 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: 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.

    Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Alpine UTE-52BT can stream music from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device. Not only can it control & stream your music through Bluetooth, it can process your music using its built-in DSP Sound Expansion to ensure you get the best sound. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the UTE-52BT provides a Search List of your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only). The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title. The UTE-52BT even supports audio streaming of music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone with limited control and song/artist information. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to control advanced music navigation.

    Note: 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 UTE-52BT'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.

    USB + AUX Playback

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Alpine UTE-52BT 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 aUSB thumbdrive or flashdrive. 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 digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The head unit's USB port is not compatible with Android smartphones.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The Alpine UTE-52BT supports the following types of MP3/WMA files recorded onto loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Description
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 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 USB device with 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  USB devices without ID3 or WMA tags, searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song.

    Playback Modes: The Alpine UTE-52BT 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 are played in random order), Folder Random (only files in current folder are played back in random order).

    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.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod Direct Connection: The Alpine UTE-52BT's front-panel USB port can also be used to connect your  Lightning or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The UTE-52BT supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Alpine's KCU-471i cable (500KCU471I, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the UTE-52BT.
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use Alpine's KCU-445i dock connector-to-USB cable (500KCU445I, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the UTE-52BT.

    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Music Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine head unit supports audio playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB.  You can operate your connected iPod/iPhone via the head unit's front-panel controls or from your Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen.

    • Head Unit: The Alpine UTE-52BT 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 (A-Z). For especially big music libraries, the Percentage Search function uses the preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list (Preset 1: 0-16%, 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). Newer iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to use your Apple device's touchscreen to access music apps; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • App Direct: In App Direct Mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone device through its clickwheel or touchscreen; as well as music apps on an iPhone (iOS 3.0+). Basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track are still available from the head unit. Not all apps will be compatible with this mode.
    Note: 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.

    Song/Artist Information: The Alpine digital media receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information in Head Unit or App Direct Mode. The UTE-52BT will display Track Number, Elapsed Time, Artist Name, Song/Album Title, and Station Identification for stored music and music apps.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine UTE-52BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/5/2016):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Bluetooth Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Pandora TuneIt Phone Audio Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
    5th/6th 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    nano
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y N
    2 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    3 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    4/air 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    mini 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y 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.

    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine UTE-52BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. 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.

    Pandora Internet Radio App: The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Alpine UTE-52BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the UTE-52BT via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (KCU-445i or KCU-471i; sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. The UTE-52BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • New Station: Based on a currently playing track or artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account.
    • QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to these online service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine UTE-52BT is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search: A channel list displays a list of all available channels. The Category Search function searches for channels in a certain category.
    • Song/Artist Info: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's front-panel LCD.
    • SmartFavorite Presets + Jump: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. All presets are recognized a SmartFavorites with advanced features like TuneStart, & TuneScan. The Jump feature lets you store your absolute favorite channel so you can jump to it with the press of a dedicated button and then jump back to the previous channel.
    • TuneStart & TuneScan: TuneStart allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a Smart Favorite preset channel on the current band. TuneScan gives you a short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music channels on the currently tuned band.
    • Instant Replay: You can pause, rewind, and replay content from the currently tuned SiriusXM channel. The SiriusXM tuner will continually buffer up to 60 minutes of audio from the currently tuned channel.
    • Song/Artist/Game Alerts: With Song/Artist Alert you can get notified when your favorite songs or artists are being broadcast on any SiriusXM station. With the push of a button, you can jump right to that broadcast and catch the songs you want to listen to. GameAlert will display an on-screen message if your favorite teams' games are being broadcast. Jump to that station with the push of a button so you can listen to the game play by play. You can also get the latest score updates while you are listening to other stations.
    • Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit "lock-code".
    Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network. However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    24-Bit D/A Converter: The Alpine UTE-52BT uses a 24-bit D/A converter for superb sound quality and playback of your music.

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

    6ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The UTE-52BT has three sets of 2-Volt RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's front & rear preamp output can be faded, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. When an external amplifier is connected sound quality can be improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in amplifier.

    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) or 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 60, 80, 120, 160 Hz, or Off (through).
    • Subwoofer Phase: The subwoofer output phase can be set to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).

    High Pass Filter (for Front & Rear): 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 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the high pass filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.

    Preset/9-Band 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. Using the head unit's 9-Band EQ (in User mode), you can modify the EQ settings to create a response curve more appealing to your personal taste.

    Band Frequency Q-Width Level
    1 20 Hz - 100 Hz 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0 -7 to +7 dB
    2 63 Hz - 315 Hz
    3 125 Hz - 500 Hz
    4 250 Hz - 1 kHz
    5 500 Hz - 2 kHz
    6 1 kHz - 4 kHz
    7 2 kHz- 7.2 kHz
    8 5.8 kHz - 12 kHz
    9 9 kHz - 20 kHz

    Audio Enhancements: The UTE-52BT offers the following audio adjustments to enhance your in-car listening experience.

    • 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. You can customize the Media Xpander to suit your personal taste by adjusting the level (0-8) for Bass, Mids, and Highs. The FM radio, USB, iPod, Pandora, Bluetooth, and Aux will be able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road noise.
    • Bass Engine SQ: Bass Engine SQ tuning is a new feature that changes bass sound characteristics by automatically adjusting different combinations of EQ, Sub Level, and Crossover settings through the choice of five bass profiles (Standard, Punch, Rich, Mid Bass, and Low Bass); only customizable through TuneIt app for Apple iOS and Android devices. You can adjust the effect level (0-6) of the selected profile from the head unit.
    • Source Volume Level: The output level of each source (Tuner, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, Pandora, Aux) is individually adjustable from -14 to + 14 dB.

    TuneIt App: TuneIt is an easy-to-use sound-tuning app that also offers Facebook notifications. Download this free app (from iTunes or GooglePlay) onto your Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+ ) or Android smartphone (2.2+) and create a user profile about your vehicle and sound system. Your iPhone must be connected to the UTE-52BT via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (500KCU445I, sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    • Sound Tuning: The TuneIt app turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a sound tuning interface for the UTE-52BT. Follow the simple TuneIt graphical instructions on your phone to adjust sound settings for your specific vehicle or choose from pre-made settings in the database. Settings that can be adjusted include Parametric EQ, Bass Engine SQ, Crossover, and Media Xpander. As you change settings on your smartphone, you will hear the results, so you can customize the sound to exactly how you want it. You can make and save up to 100 different sound settings in your account, which is helpful if you want various settings to use for specific types of music. After tuning your system, upload your settings to the Alpine Cloud Server to share them with other Alpine fans. You can also check out other user's settings and rate them. The more active you are, the higher your profile status progresses within the app.
    • Facebook Notifications: The TuneIt app also keeps you in touch with your Facebook friends. When you receive a notification, you will get a visual alert on the smartphone and the head unit, plus a sound alert through your car speakers. The visual notification includes the Facebook icon and the sender's name, with the profile picture shown on the phone. You are then able to listen to the notification via TTS (Text-to-Speech) through the head unit and your vehicle's speaker. You can even "Like" the notification from the head unit's front-panel controls. In order to receive Facebook notifications on the head unit, the TuneIt app must be the active app on your smartphone.

    Note: Access to TuneIt will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. You will also need to turn on the GPS function of your phone.

    Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The volume of this feature can be set from 0-7.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The unit's front-panel is detachable to deter theft; a hard storage case is included to protect the faceplate once detached. 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.

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

    Text Display: The digital media receiver will display the folder name, the file name, and the tag information, while playing a USB device loaded with MP3/WMA music files. This unit can scroll the text information of MP3/WMA files, folder names, and tags. There are two Text Scroll settings.

    • Auto: The information of folder and file names, and the tags are scrolled automatically.
    • Manual: The display is scrolled when a 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.

    Stay On Mode: You can set the delay in turning off the head unit's power after the vehicle's ignition is turned off. When you select a source mode, other than Off, the music will be paused after you turn the ignition key off. At the same time, the prompt "Press Preset 6 to Stay On" will scroll once. Press Preset 6 within 15 seconds to continue to listen to your music for the select period of time (off/5/15/30 min). If Preset 6 is not pressed, the unit will power off within 15 seconds. During this period, you can only receive a call by operating your paired smartphone.

    Note: There is a possibility that the battery may be drained if already weak during Stay On Mode.

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

    Angle Mounting: For proper playback, Alpine recommends mounting the UTE-52BT no more that 35° above horizontal.

    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). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine UTE-52BT 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.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    This is replacing a 103BT which has been a flawless unit for Bluetooth phone and listening to audio books through the USB port. Looking forward to the advanced BT to stream my online libraries of books and audio, inc podcasts. A side benefit is that these mech-less head units are not as deep which is helpful in the tight spaces of newer dashes. [ Geoffrey  Feb 26, 2017 ]
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    I purchased the Alpine UTE-52BT for functionalities my factory VW head unit did not have. [ Dad  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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    Needed better performance. [ R  Jan 30, 2017 ]
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    great sound and easy to figure out [ Gerald  Jan 23, 2017 ]
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    Don't need cd player and I already have one in my other car [ mitchell  Jan 20, 2017 ]
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    I already have one in my other truck and love it, have another vehicle in need of a stereo so I got it again [ Matt  Jan 20, 2017 ]
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    Needed an aux out that worked with my car. Bluetooth is a plus. [ Jesse  Jan 07, 2017 ]
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    Simple design, full Bluetooth control, wide frequency down to 5 KHz, excellent signal to noise ratio, Alpine performance! [ Brian  Jan 02, 2017 ]
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    Bluetooth [ Philip  Dec 31, 2016 ]
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    Best positive reviews and the price [ Michael  Dec 15, 2016 ]
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    Great Price and Features. Who needs CD Player anymore! [ Jonathan  Dec 12, 2016 ]
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    Reputable name and overall good value. [ Derek  Dec 11, 2016 ]
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    Alpine is a great product and a favorite of mine. This unit meets my needs as all of my music is MP3. [ Keith  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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    Wanted a nice Bluetooth stereo in my 1978 F-250, fit and works perfect [ Justin  Oct 29, 2016 ]
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    Got my attention in the October catalog. [ Gustavo  Oct 25, 2016 ]
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    All the features. Always been a big fan of alpine head units. #1 [ julian  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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    I am removing an older Alpine, and wanted an upgrade [ John  Sep 18, 2016 ]
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    Price was cheap. It will do well for my garage. [ Sonny  Aug 23, 2016 ]
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    I have always liked the sound from my Alpines. I don't need a cd player because all my music in MP3 now. After researching this unit, I feel that it will suit my needs, and the price is right with the installation kit included. Thank you Crutchfield. [ Jason  Aug 04, 2016 ]
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    Alpine is awesome and who needs a CD player anymore? [ James  Jul 11, 2016 ]
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    I believe Alpine has good quality. [ TIMOTHY  Jul 06, 2016 ]
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    feature rich for price [ thomas  Jul 01, 2016 ]
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    This unit is being replaced by the UTE-62BT. I will not be using an external amp, so do not need 4volt vs 2 volt pre-amp output. [ R  Jun 25, 2016 ]
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    its a awesome stereo [ Hector  Jun 25, 2016 ]
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    This receiver had all the features I was looking for and was an excellent price for what I needed and it fit with my Kia Rio [ Andrew Joseph  Jun 21, 2016 ]
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    Bluetooth, good rating, replacement for existing alpine radio. [ W  Jun 15, 2016 ]
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    Versatility and The Crutchfield and Alpine name is super combo that cant be beat!! [ manuel  Jun 11, 2016 ]
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    No cds [ robert charles  Jun 05, 2016 ]
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    currently own defective alpine (microphone not working)...can swap receiver and use old accessories! [ Robert  May 30, 2016 ]
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    I've had Alpine equipment before. Nice sound! So nice that last time I had an Alpine, the equipment got swiped. It's gotta be good to get swiped when you l I've in the bush like we do. [ Michael G.  May 29, 2016 ]
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    Was looking for a Alpine receiver with no cd player but that had Bluetooth and amp pre-outs. This receiver fit the bill and the price was reasonable too. [ David  May 14, 2016 ]
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    highly recommended by online tech adam Adam's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=39 [ andrew  May 06, 2016 ]
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    Alpine holds up well [ Robert  Apr 29, 2016 ]
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    big alpine fan [ Samuel  Apr 28, 2016 ]
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    Larry(expert adviser) told me everything I needed to know. Larry's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Mats  Apr 11, 2016 ]
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    CD's are phasing out and not really necessary anymore for a player to have it. It has blue tooth and a ton of other essentials that will bring my Mk3 Jetta into the modern world without being obsurd. [ CAS  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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    It had all the features I was looking for, plus the trusted Alpine name at a very reasonable price. Also it had many favorable reviews. [ Mark D.  Mar 25, 2016 ]
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    it is an upgrade over my previous stereo as far as power and adjustability. It is also a very well known brand and looks good. [ Everardo  Mar 18, 2016 ]
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    I already had the microphone wired up from my last Alpine and I was happy with it until it got stolen and then I bought one from a swap meet and had nothing but problems. This looks like its going to do much better [ Roger  Mar 18, 2016 ]
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    I liked the ability to extensively tune the EQ settings. Alpine has always had a better system for customization with custom applications. [ David  Feb 27, 2016 ]
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    Alpine knows sound and functionality and works great with a power pack [ Anthony  Feb 24, 2016 ]
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    I love alpine and Bluetooth calling [ PHILLIP  Feb 18, 2016 ]
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    Because the Boss system that came stock in my boat sucks! [ Dennis  Feb 02, 2016 ]
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    CRUTCHFIELD price!! and all digital [ Andrew  Jan 31, 2016 ]
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    Fit my needs, details, price, tech support [ Steve  Jan 22, 2016 ]
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    Already have one, excellent deck [ Matt  Jan 14, 2016 ]
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    iPhone compatibility, Bluetooth, 6 preouts. [ Tom  Jan 10, 2016 ]
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    Great price, no CD, great brand, Bluetooth and iPhone compatible [ Kenneth  Jan 02, 2016 ]
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    I have always liked Alpine radios, and this unit seems like a good value. I needed to upgrade my 2001 Suburban stock radio, but did not want to put a unit in that was worth more than the vehicle. I like the ability of BT and digital media since I do not carry CD's any more in my car. [ Todd  Dec 29, 2015 ]
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    I was looking for a CD less digital media focused head unit for an older car that I am restoring. For my needs, I compared this against the Blaupunkt Brisbane and this seemed to have the features I wanted with Bluetooth, Sirius xm compatibility, USB and aux input in the front instead of the rear like other head units. Also, the overall reviews were solid for this unit which also provided guidance when deciding. The price was very reasonable given the features. [ Brandon  Dec 23, 2015 ]
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    Own same one in another car and it is Great!!!! [ julio  Dec 07, 2015 ]
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    Price, features, and name brand [ Timothy  Dec 06, 2015 ]
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    36 questions already asked

    Q
    is the display bright enough to see in daylight? do you have a photo?
    [ Jessica  Oct 17, 2016 ]
    3 answers
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    Yes the display looks great during the day and night. Sorry no pic though. Love the unit except for the iPod cable. It doesn't make great connection all the time.
    [ Toby  Oct 17, 2016 ]
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    Too bright, let me know if you find a way to turn it down at night, it's blinding and the manual is pretty vague.
    [ Wes  Oct 17, 2016 ]
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    The only time I am unable to see the display is if the sun is shining directly on it. My dashboard (where the unit is mounted) is at an angle though so if mounted differently I don't think I'd get the same result. I use mine for BT Audio primarily so I control everything I'm listening to from my phone. I only look at the display when I want to check the time. I believe you can adjust the brightness though if needed.
    [ Katherine  Oct 17, 2016 ]
    Q
    can you use the Alpine KTP-445A Power Pack with this Head unit?
    [ btc26  Oct 06, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    Yes you can. I had something similar to this on my bike.
    [ Steven  Oct 08, 2016 ]
    Q
    What's the difference between the alpine UTE-52bt and the UTE-62bt...???
    [ C-Mack  Jul 31, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Krissy  Aug 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    My 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a double DIN original factory stereo in it now, will this single DIN alpine stereo come with a faceplate big enough to occupy the leftover space?
    [ Bill  Jul 28, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    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  Jul 29, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Is it possible to hardwire a rear connection for an older iPod?
    [ Jesse  Jun 08, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    Unfortunately, no. This unit does not have any rear inputs with the exception of the microphone input. I would use the Apple sync cable to the front USB input. Audio quality and control of your device is excellent using the front USB. I got a 6" coiled sync cable to keep things tidy.
    [ Dave  Jun 08, 2016 ]
    Q
    My bluetooth will not connect, it says NO to my phone and tablet, both phone and tablet say wrong pin #. The installer threw away my stuff that came with it, any ideas ?
    [ allen  Apr 16, 2016 ]
    2 answers
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    When it says "no" you need to rotate the knob to "yes" then push knob
    [ Bookie  Mar 25, 2017 ]
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    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  Apr 17, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Why radio or the CD player work it says error dcc?
    [ babygirl  Feb 23, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    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  Feb 23, 2016 ]  Staff
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    is the bluetooth ver. 4.0 ?
    [ Jesus  Jan 22, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    This unit features Bluetooth ver. 2.1+EDR. You can find out more about the version of Bluetooth on the Details tab.
    [ Jeff  Jan 22, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    I cannot get the microphone to work on phone call radio displays caller I answer and can hear caller but caller cannot hear me?
    [ Rich  Dec 18, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    Also make sure you have the volume turned up some while answering the phone. Old habits to turn the music down when the phone rings
    [ Toby  Oct 17, 2016 ]
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    When I installed this deck in my daughters CRV i didn't get the microphone plug all the way in the receiver and it didn't work. I found the issue and plugged in all the way and got it working but had to refine the placement so that the noise under the dash was not so overbearing. I fabricated a plate from black ABS material to fit on the dash with a hole drilled so the mic fit in snug. I originally didn't have the mic protruding out far enough and it was picking up noise from under/behind the dash that washed out the voice. Once I slid the mic further out into the cabin the caller was able to hear her voice clearly on calls. Hope this was of use.
    [ Joe  Dec 18, 2015 ]
    Q
    Why does this unit not receive HD radio? My 3 year old Alpine unit picks them up
    [ nicholas  Dec 06, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    This really comes down to features set and price. Different receivers have different features. Unfortunately, not all features can be included at this price. If HD Radio is important, then you may want to contact one of our Advisors by phone or chat to discuss which model will be best for you.
    [ Jeff  Dec 06, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    I can't find a way to display the time? I've looked through the manual and can't find anything on how to change it.
    [ Tony  Dec 04, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    Hit the - button
    [ Bookie  Mar 25, 2017 ]
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    it's on page 18 of the owners manual "displaying text". you need to press the display button (next to the pause/play button).
    [ Luis  Dec 31, 2015 ]
    Q
    I had the unit in my Jeep TJ for 5 months all of a sudden there is, No display but radio works, reset did nothing either, any ideas?
    [ Rich  Oct 17, 2015 ]
    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  Oct 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Anyone seen an issue where this unit appears to do a hard reset and clears all settings - presets, BT pairings, all settings--basically goes back to factory defaults? Has happened twice, today when switching from Tuner to Pandora. Unit has only been installed for 6 months and when it works it works great! Thanks.
    [ John-Paul  Aug 05, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    I have the unit installed for a while now and have not had any issues. Have you checked your power connections?
    [ MAX  Aug 05, 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/.
    [ Krissy  Aug 05, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will the USB port charge my phone?
    [ Charles  Jul 07, 2015 ]
    8 answers
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    Yes, it will charge the phone.
    [ GREG  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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    Yes, I have this and it charges as well as plays.
    [ NECCO  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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    Yes but its a slow charge
    [ BRIAN  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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    Yes it will...
    [ REYNALDO  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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    Absolutely!
    [ JAMES R  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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    Yes, a drip charge if your ignition is on and radio on.
    [ LAWRENCE  Jul 07, 2015 ]
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    Yep.
    [ MATTHEW  Jul 07, 2015 ]
    A
    I use this radio with an iPhone. The phone will charge from its USB, but the radio will also connect to it, and grab the bluetooth away from my headset. Its a hassle, so I carry an old 120 GB ipod for music. Additionally, the radio in this unit is horrible, If I knew how bad it was I wouldn't have bought it.
    [ LOU  Jul 07, 2015 ]
    Q
    Is their a firmware update?
    [ Jason  Jun 30, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: None that we are aware of. You might want to call Alpine to check with them directly. They're at 800-257-4631. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jul 06, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit have the capability for a wired remote?
    [ Keith  Apr 24, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    I got the answer from Alpine. They have a RF wireless remote for marine applications that will circumvent the need to 'see' the radio as with infrared controls.
    [ Keith  Apr 29, 2015 ]
    A
    There's a wireless remote
    [ Angel  Apr 27, 2015 ]
    Q
    Anyone else have Static-y Bluetooth Issues for Phone Calls, Siri and Maps Prompts? Its weird because Music through Bluetooth is Crystal Clear, just the other stuff isn't at all.
    [ Tom  Apr 16, 2015 ]
    4 answers
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    I Don't use voice prompts from seri or GPS, but my phone calls are all super clear on my end and the people that I've asked do say the voice quality and clarity is also good on the receiving end.
    [ JAMES D  Apr 20, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes to the phone calls. I have the cde-153 series alpine deck, with the Same results. Although I have found that it is only on my end of the call thankfully, and map prompts are clear. The voice on Google maps was hard to understand at times but it's had an update and now I have no problem.
    [ SETH  Apr 18, 2015 ]
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    Same thing here
    [ ROBERT  Apr 17, 2015 ]
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    SOmetimes people tell me they cant hear me through handsfree calling, but the only noise i get is a piercing beep when i set the source to Aux. But i hear that noise with almost any electronic that puts out sound through an aux cable. its like the noise before hooking up a guitar to an amp. Funny thing is that I was not aware the unit was suppose to give u map directions when using Gps.... my unit doesnt say anything i have disconnect the blue tooth
    [ ISMAEL  Apr 17, 2015 ]
    Q
    Is the circle slot left of center for a fiber optics cable? I have an alpine 12 cd disc changer that connects to my (barely working) alpine receiver now and I believe that's the slot but want to make sure before I purchase it. Also I have a remote for the current alpine deck, are all alpine remotes universal to alpine receivers?
    [ rick  Mar 28, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility. 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  Mar 30, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit have a separate subwoofer volume control (for the rear RCA outputs)?
    [ Brandon  Mar 25, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes it has power output control, and different pre-set power output levels, 3or4
    [ Angel  Mar 30, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does but it doesn't work on my setup because I have it integrated to my factory stereo and amplifier. It should work great if you are installing aftermarket components. It is a great unit!
    [ PATRICK  Mar 25, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will this unit fit in my 1974 VW Super Beetle Sun Bug convertible?
    [ Rick  Feb 26, 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  Feb 27, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit have a clock display?
    [ alex  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    6 answers
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    Yes it does.
    [ RICHARD  Jan 27, 2015 ]
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    No
    [ JEREMIAH L  Jan 26, 2015 ]
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    Yes
    [ JOHN  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ Christopher  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does and it's a really great stereo
    [ JOSE  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ ISAAC J  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    Q
    Anyone using this with a motorola moto g (probably moto x is close enough)... confirm that the bluetooth works with that phone? Thanks! Paul
    [ Paul in   Dec 31, 2014 ]
    4 answers
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    Thanks guys! I ended up ordering a Sony with BT that will replace a Sony whose menu quirks I am familiar. Hopefully the BT features of the Sony will mesh with my phone. Paul
    [ Paul in   Jan 03, 2015 ]
    A
    I have not used a Motorola phone but I have used an HTC M7 and iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 with no issues.
    [ MAX  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    A
    I am using it with a Nexus 5 and have done so on both Jellybean and Lollipop. The only issue I have had is with it finding Pandora on my Phone every time. Often I have to turn the stereo off and on to get it to reconnect through Pandora. So I couldn't help with your specific phone.
    [ BENJAMIN  Jan 02, 2015 ]
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    I don't know if the Bluetooth working with that phone i have an iPhone
    [ Arnulfo  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    Q
    I have an iPhone5S and would prefer to use IT, and not the receiver, when changing/selecting songs/stations on Pandora. Can I do that? And secondly, when I'm playing Pandora via BT in my vehicle, I presume it only plays through my vehicles speakers, and doesn't play through my phones speaker right? Not that I could hear it over my system anyway, but it would be annoying whenever I turned my system down, not to mention it'd drain my phones battery even faster.
    [ Tyler  Dec 18, 2014 ]
    5 answers
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    Thanks everybody; think I'll try her out.
    [ Tyler  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    A
    When the phone is connected via BT then you will use it (the phone) to change stations/songs. You can also use the deck to skip tracks. To use the receiver in 'pandora mode' it must be plugged into the usb port and you cannot use the phone to control it. Personally I only use this reciever in BT mode. Yes, once the phone is paired with the reciever it only plays through the vehicle speakers.
    [ GRAHAM  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    A
    I do not have an iPhone but these do work with my Galaxy S5. Yes you can change/select songs as it has a built-in pandora feature. You can even launch pandora from the head unit instead of turning it on from your phone. Sound will not play through you phone once connected via bluetooth, so you'll be okay. Only downside I have with this head unit is the buttons are pretty cheap. The track skip buttons don't click after only using it for about 2 weeks. Still works but doesn't feel like you are clicking.
    [ SHAHIN  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    A
    You can control playback with your phone or the receiver. Also, the sound doesn't come out of your phone speaker while it is synced with your phone, which for me, is the whole time I'm in the car. Yeah, controlling with the receiver is much more difficult than using the phone, though I do use the track up/down buttons from time to time. No specific comment on Pandora as I've never used that feature in the car. I use Google Play Music and dig it.
    [ JEREMIAH L  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes. Only over the car speakers. Also, the sound quality is better if you plug it in to the USB vs bluetooth
    [ JOHN  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    Q
    I see many folks use Pandora for streaming music, I prefer slacker radio, will this head unit stream what's coming from the iPod or Android device or do they somehow limit this function to Pandora?
    [ Cletus  Nov 13, 2014 ]
    8 answers
    A
    Yes it works fine with an ipod
    [ JODY  Nov 19, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, this head unit will stream directly from an Ipod or an Android device using either Bluetooth or an Aux cable no matter the app that either device is using. I love this unit would highly recommend it
    [ REYNALDO  Nov 14, 2014 ]
    A
    I have used an iPod with usb port-works fine
    [ LAWRENCE  Nov 14, 2014 ]
    A
    Hi Peter, I use this with my iPhone over Bluetooth to stream from the Music app and from the Podcast app. I used the USB cord connection as well before I got the Bluetooth working. It works great, though has a tendency to turn on the Music app by default even if I was listening to Podcasts the last time I was in the car. If you are more interested in music this won't bother you. I had a little trouble with the install, but have only done 2 car stereos myself. Since a friend helped me finish up (Bluetooth phone connection) I have liked this stereo a lot.
    [ KARA  Nov 13, 2014 ]
    A
    The radio reception with this radio sucks. I wouldn't buy another. But it does support Bluetooth and usb audio from your smartphone.
    [ LOU  Nov 13, 2014 ]
    A
    I seem to be only able to get Pandora to stream when using the Bluetooth connection, but not through the radio's Pandora source button. The music works, but I can't give a thumbs up or down using the radio's buttons. However, using the same feature, I am able to easily stream music from my iTunes on my iPhone very easily.
    [ ERIC  Nov 13, 2014 ]
    A
    It's not limited. I use Spotify from my android phone almost exclusively. Everything is controlled through the phone though. With the unit I think there are shortcuts for Pandora so you don't have to mess with your phone while driving.
    [ PAUL  Nov 13, 2014 ]
    A
    It will stream the music that is coming from the device and does not limit it to just Pandora. I have used the BT for several different applications.
    [ JUSTIN  Nov 13, 2014 ]
    Q
    I have a nexus 5 and a google music play subscription. Can I browse through my library with this receiver and control the music from the unit or do I have to use the phone?
    [ Face  Nov 08, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I have used this with Google Play Music on my Nexus 5 and can browse through my library.
    [ BENJAMIN  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    A
    This unit only has the pandora app that can be fully controlled through the receiver. When I use my cell phone with bluetooth to play other apps the receiver will only let me skip to the next song. No other functions work. I cannot access my library or other stuff. I have used soundcloud, and my cell phone music player. When i plug in my mp3 player then i have access to files or the library. The only issue i have ran into with the receiver is that when pandora is not connecting (which happens 50% of the time)the receiver will REBOOT or shut off. When i turn it back on all my radio stations, clock, audio settings, bluetooth recognized devices, annoying demo mode is reset... If you plan on using the receiver for pandora i highly do not recommend it. I normally plug in my device with the usb or auxiliary. The receiver did improve sound from my speakers though.
    [ ISMAEL  Nov 09, 2014 ]
    Q
    is this stereo compatible with the iPhone 6?
    [ tygerlily  Oct 19, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    A
    I have an iphone 5 that works fine. As long as the 6 has bluetooth there shouldnt be an issue
    [ GRAHAM  Oct 24, 2014 ]
    A
    No it is not
    [ JEREMIAH L  Oct 20, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ ISAAC J  Oct 20, 2014 ]
    A
    I don't know about that, but, if it has the same blutooth as the i5 it should I have the i5 and it works flawless, Im very satisfied with it.
    [ Angel  Oct 20, 2014 ]
    A
    Can you define what you mean by "compatible?" I use it with an IPhone 6 via Bluetooth, and it works fine. Generally though, if two devices both support Bluetooth, they will work together. If you're talking about a different feature, then please specify.
    [ matthew  Oct 20, 2014 ]
    Q
    Can you please tell me the dimensions of this unit?I'm looking to recess this a tad in my 2009 LTZ Silverado. I'm hoping to modify the dash enough to mount an ipad in front of it.
    [ Mike  Aug 22, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Front face measures 7 1/4 x 2 without plastic pocket. With Pocket it measures 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 at face opening. 6" deep on unit but 8" with amp jacks. I was unable to fully recess the unit into sleeve until it clicks and the Installer at Best Buy could not either. He said "This is a common problem with my model Lincoln Town Car" and forcing it to click into place has damaged other peoples wiring on rear of unit. (NON Warranty). I would suggest getting another unit if it doesn't fit, But I would stick with Alpine. Great sounding unit. Good luck
    [ PAUL  Aug 24, 2014 ]
    A
    I have a 2010 Chevy Express and it fits perfect.
    [ MICHAEL  Aug 23, 2014 ]
    Q
    Is this blue tooth compatible with samsung galaxy s5?
    [ Cristy  Aug 20, 2014 ]
    9 answers
    A
    I have the HTC One (m7) and did not have any problems syncing up the Bluetooth with my phone. I realize the S5 is a newer phone but I wouldn't expect you would have any issues pairing it up with the Bluetooth on this unit.
    [ MAX  Aug 28, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes it is. Only issue have to connect every time u get in the car not like the 3 where is does it automatically.
    [ Vanessa  Aug 25, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ JEFF  Aug 25, 2014 ]
    A
    It works with my Samsung Galaxy 4 just fine. Bluetooth, Pandora, personal media, and any USB I have tried. Sometimes the display is kind of Quirky but i don't fool with it enough.
    [ PAUL  Aug 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes ma'am. Its compatible with any blue tooth compatible phone.
    [ STERLING M  Aug 23, 2014 ]
    A
    I have an iPhone 5, I'm sure it is.
    [ Angel  Aug 22, 2014 ]
    A
    Its compatible with a Note 3 so I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't be compatible with an S5. My wife has one and they're quite similar.
    [ JEREMIAH L  Aug 22, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes it is compatible. Have had no issues connecting my S5.
    [ BRENDEN  Aug 22, 2014 ]
    A
    It should work fine with any Bluetooth compatible phone. It works with my galaxy S4.
    [ Bryan  Aug 22, 2014 ]
    Q
    Says it will fit my 2006 Harley Street Glide. Is it waterproof? Good for outdoors?
    [ Richard  Jul 31, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    A
    No it is not waterproof. You should look under marine app. if you want a waterproof unit.
    [ Anthony  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    A
    No
    [ Ron  Aug 01, 2014 ]
    A
    I use the Alpine UTE-52BT in my Jeep Wrangler. It works well in that environment, is not susceptible to dust, etc., since there's no disc drive, but according to the manual the unit is not waterproof and is not made for an outdoor/marine environment. I would not want to expose the unit to heavy rain in my Jeep with the top off.
    [ JOHN  Jul 31, 2014 ]
    A
    It is a great stereo for inside my Ford F250, but I would look for a marine radio for your bike. I doubt this would hold up to adverse weather.
    [ ROBERT  Jul 31, 2014 ]
    A
    I put it in my Mirage Boat but so far not very happy keeps skipping on bt when listening to music and then shuts down when I hit waves thinking of returning it.
    [ MIKE  Jul 31, 2014 ]
    Q
    Will this radio operate the power antenna mast on my 1999 toyota 4runner?
    [ Sawyer  Jul 20, 2014 ]
    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  Jul 20, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will I have to install a new wiring harness if I have an alpine cdm-900 already installed and being replaced by this unit?
    [ Sawyer  Jul 20, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: I do recommend re-wiring with the new harness that comes with the UTE52BT. New radios may have new wires or new pins that your older one may not include making it incompatible with the older Alpine harness. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jul 21, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    can multiple bluetooth devices be connected to this unit at once?
    [ Kyle  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    6 answers
    A
    My phone will pick up automatically, while I am playing Pandora from the phone, But they are the same device. When my wife is in the car, her phone will automatically pick up calls also, when paired to this device. I don't think it will work if I am on the phone and she gets a call on her phone. Hope that addresses your question.
    [ PAUL  Aug 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Does it pair automatically with your phone when you start up?
    [ Margo Kenney  Jun 30, 2014 ]
    A
    I currently have two cell phones connected without any issues
    [ RYAN  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Not that I know of. I have to disconnect one to connect the other. It does work very well tho and every time I hop in my car the music starts playing where it left off from on my phone.
    [ PATRICK  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Pretty sure can only use 1 at a time
    [ JASON  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    A
    I've have two different phones paired to the device, but I have never used both simultaneously.
    [ JEFF  Jun 24, 2014 ]
    Q
    I just installed this deck and everything works good and is all displayed but no sound is coming out of my speakers is there a setting I need to change?
    [ Tyler  Jun 22, 2014 ]
    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  Jun 23, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this unit display song title and artist text info?
    [ Kris  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    9 answers
    A
    Does this unit have a fold down or removable faceplate?
    [ Pete4roadglide  Jul 21, 2014 ]
    A
    It will scroll that information as a song plays. Navigating through an iPod/Phone would be torture.
    [ Ethan  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    A
    It will display one or the other but not both at the same time. You can toggle trough what you would like to view.
    [ Remus  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    A
    It will display the artist album and song title but I have to push the display button to switch between each. I have not found the auto scroll yet to display each automatically.
    [ JASON  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    A
    With an i-pod hooked up you can set the unit to display song, artist or album but it will not scroll all.
    [ Anthony  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes if it is programed. I like it alot BUT READ the instruction manuel!!
    [ GLENN  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    A
    It does display song, title OR artist when using iPhone, iPod or digital media. I haven't figured out how to get it to scroll through all. It only shows whichever one you choose to see. It does not however show any of these when just listening to the radio I.e. FM or AM.
    [ ISAAC J  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    A
    No
    [ JOHN  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes on pandora and Ipod info
    [ WILLIAM A  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    Q
    Can I hook up my factory CD changer that is currently mounted in the trunk?
    [ FrankMP  Feb 27, 2014 ]
    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.
    [ Jeff  Feb 27, 2014 ]  Staff
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