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Alpine UTE-73BT

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 500UTE73BT

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About the Alpine UTE-73BT

Play it all

I really enjoy listening to CDs at home, but in the car, they just don't fit my routine. I like a variety of music and sources, and my smartphone is my hub for all of it. So, a digital media receiver like Alpine's UTE-73BT is a streamlined way to enjoy your favorite songs, podcasts, and more in the car. This receiver works with both iPhone® and Android™ to give you in-dash control over your stored music files with a wired USB connection. And if streaming is your thing, built-in Pandora® control gives you track-skipping, channel browsing, thumbs up/thumbs down control and more from the receiver as well. And don't forget Bluetooth®! With a wireless connection, you enjoy your tunes as well as hands-free conversations.
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Play it all

I really enjoy listening to CDs at home, but in the car, they just don't fit my routine. I like a variety of music and sources, and my smartphone is my hub for all of it. So, a digital media receiver like Alpine's UTE-73BT is a streamlined way to enjoy your favorite songs, podcasts, and more in the car. This receiver works with both iPhone® and Android™ to give you in-dash control over your stored music files with a wired USB connection. And if streaming is your thing, built-in Pandora® control gives you track-skipping, channel browsing, thumbs up/thumbs down control and more from the receiver as well. And don't forget Bluetooth®! With a wireless connection, you enjoy your tunes as well as hands-free conversations.

Choose your source

This receiver's front USB port makes charging and swapping out music sources a breeze. Plug in a flash drive that you've loaded up with FLAC, MP3, or WMA files, or connect your iPod® or iPhone to listen to music. If you have a compatible Android, the Android Open Accessory protocol (AOA 2.0) delivers better sound and control over your stored music. You can also connect a portable MP3 player or other sound source to the front auxiliary input.

Make your music sound its best

If you're planning on adding an amp or two to your system, the UTE-73BT features three sets of 2-volt preamp outputs, so you have plenty of options. Your music will also benefit from the premium 24-bit digital-to-analog converter,

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.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs.

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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • variable color illumination
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and music streaming
    • plays MP3, WMA, and FLAC music files through USB
    • compatible with iPod, iPhone, and Android
    • Pandora playback with iPhone and Android
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band parametric EQ
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog 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)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • external microphone included
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # UTE-73BT

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face-plate
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 11.5' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 ISO-screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Owner's Manual

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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 Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 18 watts
    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 Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC
    High-res Playback N
    The Alpine UTE-73BT replaces these items:

    Product Research

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0 The Alpine UTE-73BT features built-in Bluetooth 3.0 with support for hands-free communication and wireless music streaming. You'll be able 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 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (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 UTE-73BT.

    Multi-Device Pairing + Dual Phone Connection: You can pair up to three Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Alpine head unit. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled phones connected at the same time, so you can make and receive calls from either phone through the head unit. You can only stream music from one phone at a time; you will be able switch between the two phones front the head unit's rotary control dial. When a previous paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the two units.

    • Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Alpine UTE-73BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
    • Auto Pairing (for iPhone): You can also pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Alpine head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled smartphone (including iPhone & Android). Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the UTE-73BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the UTE-73BT 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 A Call: The Alpine UTE-73BT provides a couple ways to answer your phone calls without picking up your 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 3 or 10 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.
    • Making A Call: The Alpine UTE-73BT provides a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine UTE-73BT 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.
      • Call History: The previously dialed, received, or missed numbers (20 each) can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
      • Redial: You can easily redial the number or contact you dialed last from the head unit's front-panel controls.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Alpine UTE-73BT supports wireless music streaming (A2DP) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source device to the Alpine head unit. The UTE-73BT will process your Bluetooth audio using its built-in DSP Sound Expansion to ensure you get the best sound.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the UTE-73BT offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the Alpine receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Playback Control: The UTE-73BT will be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. Advanced music browsing (such as song/artist/album search) will still need to be done from your Bluetooth source device. 
    • Song/Artist Display: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    • Volume Level: You can adjust the volume level of your connected Bluetooth devices from -6dB to + 6dB. This negates the need to adjust the volume level between sources each time.
    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.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Alpine UTE-73BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "Voice" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the UTE-73BT and its microphone. You even can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the UTE-73BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    External Mic: The included 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. The external microphone measures 0.5625" (diameter) x 1.5625" (deep); and features an attached 11.5' cable terminated by a right-angle mono-male 3.5mm connector.

    Android/iPhone Integration

    Android Direct Connect via USB: The Alpine UTE-73BT enables playback of stored music and music apps on select Android devices through its front-panel USB port. There are two types of modes (AOA 2.0 or MTP) to choose from based on your type of Android smartphone and what content you want to listen to.

    • AOA 2.0 (Stored Music & Music Apps): The UTE-73BT supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1-7.1.2) to the UTE-73BT's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the Alpine head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Android Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • MTP (Stored Music + Song/Artist Info): The UTE-73BT also supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Alpine receiver's front-panel USB port. In this mode, you get basic playback control (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist information on the receiver's front-panel LCD. During MTP connection, you cannot use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone.
    Note: You will need to setup Android connectivity within the head unit's menu. Select "MSC/MTP" for MTP playback and "Android" for AOA 2.0 playback.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The Alpine UTE-73BT's front-panel USB ports can be used to connect your Lightning Apple device or 30-pin iPhone 4S to the head unit. The USB connection allows for playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone through Alpine receiver. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Alpines KCU-471i Lightning connector-to-USB cable (sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the UTE-73BT. If you have an iPhone 4S with a 30-pin connector, you can use the 30-pin to USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPhone 4S to the Alpine UTE-73BT.

    • Basic Playback Control: You are able to control basic playback and search functions from the head unit, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Advanced music browsing (such as song/artist/album search) will still need to be done from your Apple iPod or iPhone device's touchscreen.
    • Song/Artist/Album Display: The Alpine digital media receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information. The UTE-73BT will display artist name, song title, and album label.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine UTE-73BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 3/29/2018):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6/+6S/6S+ 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    8/8+ 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N Y Y N Y N 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.

    Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected Apple iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone 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).

    Pandora + AM/FM Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio App: The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Alpine UTE-73BT using your Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone or Android smartphone. Your iPhone or 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-73BT 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.
    • 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.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine UTE-73BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The built-in tuner provides 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    USB/Aux Playback

    USB MSC Compatibility: In addition to iPhone & Android connectivity, the Alpine head unit's front-panel USB port enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The USB port supports audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, AAC, & FLAC audio files stored on a compatible USB mass-storage class device. 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 USB hubs or card readers.

    Compatible Music Files: The Alpine UTE-73BT supports the following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, & FLAC music files loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type USB MSC
    File System FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 16-48 kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    AAC:  bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 11.025-48 kHz
    FLAC: bit depth of 16 or 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1 or 48 kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 256 folder/256 files per folder
    Tags ID3,WMA, AAC, FLAC tags

    Music Browsing: When you are playing a USB device with ID3, WMA or AAC 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, WMA, or AAC tags; searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song. You can even use Jump mode to quickly search your music list in 10% increments.

    Playback Modes: The Alpine UTE-73BT offers Repeat and Random playback modes for USB playback. Repeat modes include All, Track, and Album. Random modes include Album, Device, or Off.

    Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with front-panel minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input, so you input audio from an auxiliary source unit; such as a portable MP3 player. You can adjust the volume level of your connected Aux device from -8dB to +18dB, negating the need to adjust the volume level between sources each time.

    Audio Section

    24-Bit D/A Converter: The Alpine UTE-73BT uses a 24-bit D/A converter for superb sound quality and playback of your music.

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

    • CTA-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 Pre-outs + Sub Control: The UTE-73BT has three sets of 2.0-volt 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 the non-fading subwoofer pre-out is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume level (0 to +15) & phase (Normal or Reverse).

    High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossover:  The Alpine head unit is equipped with a high-pass crossover for its front and rear speaker-level and preamp outputs. You can set the unit's high-pass filter to 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off (full-range) The unit is also equipped with a low-pass crossover for the subwoofer preamp output that can be set to 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off (full-range).

    Equalizer: You can select from 11 different EQ presets to get the best sound from all your sources. You can choose from Flat (off), Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electric Dance, Hip-Hop, Easy Listening, Country, Classical, or User. The User Preset activates the head unit's 3-Band Equalizer for a better sound response curve. Bass, Mid, & Treble can be adjusted with the 3-Band EQ.

    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 audio source.

    Bass Engine SQ: Bass Engine SQ creates the ideal Bass impact for your music by automatically adjust the Bass, Mid, Treble, and Subwoofer level.  You can adjust the effect level (0-6) of the Bass Engine SQ.

    Beep Tone: This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The Beep Tone can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face w/ Caution Alarm: The head unit's face-plate is detachable to deter theft (no face case provided). An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. If you turn your vehicle's ignition switch to the "Off" position without detaching the face-plate, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds to remind you to detach the face-plate. The alarm will only sound if the receiver's built-in amplifier is used.

    Single-Line, High-Contrast LCD: The single-line, high-contrast LCD has 5x the contrast of a conventional screen, so the display is always easy to read. The LCD lets you view AM/FM stations and song/artist/album info from USB, iPhone, & Bluetooth sources. This unit can even scroll the text information. There are two Text Scroll settings - On (the information of folder and file names, and the tags are scrolled automatically) or Off (the display is scrolled when a track is changed).

    Variable Color Illumination: The Alpine UTE-73BT features variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one of 10 preset colors (White, Rose, Pink, Purple, Blue, Cyan, Green, Yellow, Amber, Red) or customize your own color (RGB; 0-32). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-60) to better match your vehicle's interior lights. The same color setting can be applied to both the display and buttons, or you can choose a different color for each.

    Brightness & Auto Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the Alpine receiver's display from 1 to 10. This unit is also 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 the preset Brightness 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.

    Black Out & Auto Off: If no operation is performed for a while the Black Out feature (when activated) will automatically turn the head unit's display off automatically. When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting after 30 minutes of the power being turned off to the head unit.

    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 UTE-73BT is wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (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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    Was a good price, and Apline has always been good quality . [ Daniel  Aug 20, 2019 ]
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    Like alpine radios [ Gregory  Aug 04, 2019 ]
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    good value and the functions I needed [ John  Jul 21, 2019 ]
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    Bluetooth connection in older vehicle [ Keith  Jul 19, 2019 ]
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    Great unit, I have been installing this unit in Deloreans for years. [ Danny  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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    I have purchased many alpine products over the years and have been happy with all of them. [ Kelly  Jun 12, 2019 ]
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    Can go wrong with Alpine and the reviews speak for themselves [ M  May 17, 2019 ]
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    Car: Honda insight LX 2010. Factory stereo don't have Bluetooth and usb. So upgrading with this unit. [ Sandya  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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    I chose this media player head unit because it DOESN'T have the AWFUL Spotify integration that the JVC, Pioneer and others have. I'm sure the spotify connect is great with a touchscreen unit but it's implementation is terrible in a single DIN unit. [ Jeff  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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    Replacement in UK sourced car for Alpine CDE-201R which has no BT. Looks like plug-and-pray for the same harness.......... [ PETER  Mar 26, 2019 ]
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    looks good? [ Porungaxxxx  Jan 31, 2019 ]
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    Alpine dependability, simplistic front panel, aux, usb front panel access, bluetooth. Simple but nice looking front panel. [ PPMC MFG,  Jan 25, 2019 ]
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    The radio has good reviews, have owned most every brand throughout my life, thought it looks like it would suit my needs this time. [ Timothy  Jan 12, 2019 ]
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    I love alpine best sound on the market. I want to say you pay a little more but that's really not the case anymore. Even this sub 100 dollar head unit does all I need it too and will sound great. Plus alpine customer service is second to none. [ Adam  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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    After considering the cost of the install kits and the harness build, i could only afford a stereo below $100. This unit has good amp and does not require an app to stream music via bluetooth...as far as i know so far. Alpine is a good name. I think I made a good buy. [ Roger  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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    Brand reputation and bluetooth for a value [ chris  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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    My husband requested it as a Christmas gift [ Tiffany  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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    Blue tooth no more CD's [ Robert  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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    Love me some Alpine [ Aaron  Nov 06, 2018 ]
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    Great value for the money. For me, plug and play, because I get to use my existing KTP-445A Power Pack!! My old unit still works perfectly, however, now its time to move into the digit audio arena. Thank you Crutchfield!! [ Louis  Oct 26, 2018 ]
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    Love Alpine Product! Wish it still had the old school Green Color [ Chad  Oct 08, 2018 ]
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    Wanted a Bluetooth device and Alpine is a great name brand. Great price! [ Stuart  Sep 29, 2018 ]
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    In my opinion Alpine is one of the better head units. This is going in my nefews first car and i believe this unit looks like a very good entry level unit. [ Jody  Sep 18, 2018 ]
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    Alpine has been making great car stereo products for years. Every vehicle I own now and have owned in the past has had at the very least an Alpine head unit. They are easy to use, produce great quality sound and most have an exceptional internal amplifier. [ Ryan  Sep 07, 2018 ]
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    I need a new radio. I liked what I saw. [ Kenneth  Aug 31, 2018 ]
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    Best fit and features for the car I am going to put it in [ William  Aug 29, 2018 ]
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    This unit exactly met my needs, was a brand I trust and enjoy and was the right price for my application. [ Michael  Aug 27, 2018 ]
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    My old car stereo was a Pioneer which was fine, but I don't listen to CDs so the CD player was just there like a dead limb. I wanted BT and USB. Understated. Of all the car stereos you sell, this one looks the least buffoonish. [ Daniel  Aug 13, 2018 ]
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    value [ Mia  Aug 13, 2018 ]
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    price [ michael  Aug 08, 2018 ]
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    Already of two of the same model. [ Dennis  Jul 30, 2018 ]
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    Best features from a great brand! [ MATTHEW A  Jul 21, 2018 ]
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    hoping the brand reliability [ Troy  Jul 14, 2018 ]
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    Seemed like a very nice hands free calling receiver. [ James  Jul 08, 2018 ]
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    Bluetooth hand free phone. Bluetooth Pandora. [ Blake  May 23, 2018 ]
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    Alpine [ Heather  May 18, 2018 ]
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    Looked to have the best options for the price [ Michael  May 18, 2018 ]
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    Replacing 20 year old Alpine unit [ Daniel  May 17, 2018 ]
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    11 questions already asked

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    what are the dimensions of the receiver? paul
    [ paul  Oct 22, 2019 ]
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    It is a single din receiver so it is 7" wide by 2" tall. Are you looking for fit in a specific vehicle? If so you can use the website to enter your vehicle information and see if the Alpine is a good fit: https://www.crutchfield.com/car/I-rET1c290/outfitmycar/mycar.aspx
    [ Cosmo  Oct 29, 2019 ]  Staff
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    What is the depth of the head unit?
    [ Kartell  Aug 18, 2019 ]
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    This unit has a chassis depth of 6.505".
    [ Calvin  Aug 25, 2019 ]  Staff
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    does this unit have power antenna lead ?
    [ Randy  Jul 05, 2019 ]
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    Absolutely! Dinner lead as well! Hope this helps!
    [ Dan  Jul 06, 2019 ]
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    It has the plug in for it yes
    [ Ryan  Jul 05, 2019 ]
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    In case of sound quality which head unit is better? Sony mex xb100bt or alpine ute73bt
    [ Hamid  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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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  Jun 14, 2019 ]  Staff
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    I do not know anything about the Sony unit, but I am very pleased with the Alpine. functionality and sound quality are exceptional. It's a tremendous value.
    [ BRIAN  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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    Does this alpine unit only have 3-band parametric EQ? The owner manual mentions EQ PRESET. Is that correct?
    [ Pakly  May 28, 2019 ]
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    The deck has preset's AND manual. I never use the presets.
    [ Philip  Jun 10, 2019 ]
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    Hello friend I love Alpine and yes it does have several preset listing setings and custom so u can have ur own hi mid and low settings, clear sound and hi performance can be expected for years and years
    [ MICHAEL  Jun 04, 2019 ]
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    What are the frequencies of the 3 band eq and Bass Engine SQ? Manual is useless.
    [ Nathaniel  Jan 23, 2019 ]
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    You can choose between 5kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz, or 15kHz for the treble. Between 500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5kHz for the midrange. Between 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 120Hz for the Bass. I cannot find any information on the bass frequencies that are adjust with the various Bass Engine SQ settings. I recommend contacting Alpine to see if they have any additional information on that part. I found 800-421-2284 for their support phone number My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Jan 28, 2019 ]  Staff
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    Can I browse my iPod artist/album/songs/ by using the headunit's controls?
    [ lup123  Oct 15, 2018 ]
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    Unit allows full control from dash unit for iPods as well as Android devices.
    [ Dustin  Oct 15, 2018 ]
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    DOES THIS UNIT HAVE XM CAPABILITY?
    [ MTV101  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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    No it does not. But if you have it on your phone you can access it thru Bluetooth
    [ Randy  Oct 12, 2018 ]
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    I've got an alpine CDA-9856 installed now. Will the existing harness alpine harness plug in to this stereo?
    [ Ed  Aug 29, 2018 ]
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    The number of pins and wire location within the harnesses are the same on these two models.
    [ Ryan  Sep 05, 2018 ]  Staff
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    Can you charge your phone with the usb while listening to music through bluetooth?
    [ fh  May 12, 2018 ]
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    Yes I had it plugged in yesterday while playing music and it was charging at the same time
    [ Mark  May 25, 2018 ]
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    You can charge your phone. I don't know this for certain but it feels like to me when I plug in my iPhone 8 that the HU switches to USB to play instead of BT.
    [ mark  May 24, 2018 ]
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    Yes you can
    [ Justin  May 24, 2018 ]
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