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Alpine CDE-143BT

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Overview

Our take on the Alpine CDE-143BT

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

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Talk hands-free and stream audio content

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

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

Easy access to your iPod® and iPhone® music content

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

App Direct Mode for music apps

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

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

I had a local automotive shop install, the technician was initially reluctant to agree to install until he found out the Alpine CD radio was from Crutchfield. Excellent !

Anonymous, Gothenburg, NE

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What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • App Mode for basic control of select music apps
    • compatible with Alpine KTP-445 Power Pack amplifier
    • detachable face
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    • built-in high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
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    Anonymous from Gothenburg, NE on 5/18/2017

    1994 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a local automotive shop install, the technician was initially reluctant to agree to install until he found out the Alpine CD radio was from Crutchfield. Excellent !

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    Great product

    Brice from Clover, SC on 5/17/2017

    2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the unit and service best place to buy audio equipment.

    Pros: Easy to use and install.

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Adkins, TX on 5/15/2017

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent radio. Does everything I want it to. I installed it in a 2003 Ford F150 and works great.

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    Great easy radio to use

    Brad from Goshen, IN on 5/10/2017

    1994 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio to maneuver around on . Easy set up - easy installation.

    Pros: Has everything I wanted and needed -

    Cons: Only challenge for me was how to keep the radio from sliding in and out with the installation kit I received. I eventually figured it out. The other challenge was that the back of the radio for the blue tooth mic is not labeled. I had to google how and where and how to plug the mic into. If it is in the instruction manual, then I think I overlooked it.

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    Matthew from Peoria, AZ on 5/6/2017

    2004 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall this is a nice, good sounding unit, with one large deal breaker for me. Disappointing Bluetooth phone connectivity. It rarely would see our Samsung Note 5 or Motorola Droid, let alone connect reliably. Even manually pairing the phone did not always guarantee it would connect. Crutchfield was awesome and made the exchange easy. Unfortunately the 2nd unit was even more unreliable and had to be returned as well. Once again, Crutchfield stood behind its products and is the reason I will continue to purchase all my car audio from them.

    Pros: Looks good. Easy to read display. Front USB port. Clean audio.

    Cons: Unreliable Bluetooth.

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    Wayne from Round Rock, TX on 5/5/2017

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sound quality is fine, but the unit is barely acceptable. The panel light "dim" setting is still far, far too bright for night driving.

    Pros: Good sound. Easy to install. Bluetooth worked first try.

    Cons: DISPLAY DIM setting is WAY TOO BRIGHT for night driving

    Crutchfield response on May 8, 2017 Wayne, we're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    tom from chesterfield va on 5/3/2017

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deck. Shopped around and found this was the best price with the free installation gear you get which made installation a breeze. Got it in the mail the next day. Tech support is great on product knowledge.

    Pros: solid alpine quality

    Cons: nothing

    its perfect price

    Jerry Packmaniac from Fond Du Lac, WI on 4/30/2017

    2014 Chevrolet Spark
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    absolutely love it, plus the install pckg you recommended was so much less expensive than your competition and was all we need. The hands free pckg was perfect and being able to remoove the faceplate is excellent.

    Pros: price, hands free and removable faceplate

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    Mark from Bremen,KY on 4/26/2017

    1997 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My personal opinion best CD player on the market for the money

    Pros: High power Bluetooth cd radio

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Wichita, KS on 4/16/2017

    1991 GMC K Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice deck easy to use

    Pros: Easy to use and an easy Install

    Cons: Can't change display color

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    phil from Voorheesville, NY on 4/9/2017

    1999 Porsche Boxster
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit, love all the features for the price, cd, usb, aux input and blue tooth works great. Buttons to select the stations are on the small side and I don't have large hands, so something you'll want to consider maybe.

    Pros: Great quality, sound and features

    Cons: Small channel buttons

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    Rich from Lincoln, NE on 4/3/2017

    2001 Suzuki Esteem

    Easy install, and increased sound quality out of the box. Unit is easy to use and the display is easy to read. My only complaint with this unit is the display brightness. While it does have a dimmer wire, and a manual dimmer function, these are still incredibly bright. My car with untinted windows is lit up at night like I have blue LEDs wired in my interior.

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    Cons: The display is very bright!

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    Anonymous from Broseley, Mo on 4/3/2017

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

    Very easy to install with the wiring harnesses.

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    Robert from Virginia Beach, VA on 3/27/2017

    2007 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great ! easy installation

    Pros: Remote works nice no reaching up the dash

    Cons: none so far

    Excellent Bargain

    Jim from Marlton, NJ on 3/26/2017

    1999 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Beautiful product with exceptional sound for this price point. Connected seamlessly with my iPhone to allow for streaming Spotify. Display shows song, album, or artist with ability to forward or reverse thru playlist. Receives FM and AM with excellent signal and clarity. Easy to install. Highly recommend

    Pros: Simple, intuitive set-up and operation. Sound quality

    Cons: None identified

    Everything you need.

    James from Santa Fe, NM on 3/14/2017

    1983 Toyota Supra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit, easy install, and seamless integration. Everything you need.

    Pros: Bluetooth, USB, Aux, phone integration and a powerful unit. Plays well on stock speakers.

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    Zach from Alexandria, IN on 3/14/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Decent after 1 week. Still making adjustments. Sounds ok, but some controls/buttons don't seem very sturdy or durable.

    Pros: Decent sound

    Cons: Adjusting the sound/equalizer is a bit tricky to figure out, and I question the long term disability.

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    Anonymous from San Antonio, TX on 3/13/2017

    1994 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works as advertised. I was concerned about the power since it was rated lower than my old unit but I think it sounds better and louder. Great unit for the price.

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    Anonymous from Antrim, NH on 3/13/2017

    2005 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have put this same receiver in more than 3 vehicles so far as a direct replacement of the aging stock unit. Not only does it make all music sound better, but the included bluetooth hands-free features increase safety, especially when driving in NH where you must use hands-free mode (no mobile device use permitted while driving). Easily pairs to my Android phone for seamless music streaming, voice control, and phone call handing. The included mounting and wiring kit make the swap into any vehicle a snap. Will buy this receiver again!

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    Great Value

    Paul from New Baltimore, MI on 3/13/2017

    2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just installed this in my 2011 Grand Caravan and it is great. A lot of features for the money and very user friendly. Great sound in a compact and feature filled unit.

    Pros: Ease of operation Plenty of features-CD Player, Bluetooth, USB, Aux. Input

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    John from Perrysburg, OH on 3/13/2017

    2000 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the unit! Fit in the car as recommended, and has all the features we were looking for and at a great price. Totally satisfied!

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    Michael from Winona, MO. on 3/10/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Completely satisfied. Great product.

    Pros: Ease of operation

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Leander, TX on 3/1/2017

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Went with this one on the recommendation of your sales team. While the sound is good, the phone side of it is not so good... even after adjusting the settings. Every one I talk to sounds like they are in a bucket. Pandora was another feature that I wanted to use, but most controls have to be done on the phone rather than an integrated menu on the reciever.

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    Crutchfield response on March 1, 2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your new receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Impressive!

    Amdetsion from Arlington, VA on 2/20/2017

    1999 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed the Alpine CDE-143BT on my 1999 BMW 328i Sedan and very happy with it so far. The quality of sound is great and installation is easy as well. Variety of sources to play music - CD, Bluetooth, AUX, and USB. Everything works like a charm, and Crutchfield is the right place to buy it!

    Pros: Sound quality, easy to install, variety of sources, good price

    Cons: None

    Works great

    Kelly from Battle Ground, WA on 2/20/2017

    1999 Chevrolet Astro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am really liking this deck. It is layed out nice and works great.

    Pros: very easy to use.

    Cons: Could have more than 3 bands of EQ and more amp power. Nitpics.

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    TImothy from Kenosha, WI on 2/16/2017

    2000 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very impressed, easy to install and use, bluetooth links very easily, calling is cystal clear.

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    James from Charleston SC on 2/16/2017

    1991 Dodge D Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio I'd buy another one if I needed one

    Pros: Everything works. Easy to install

    Cons: None

    Amazing

    Hagan from Eudora, KS on 2/9/2017

    2006 Suzuki Reno
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's my first aftermarket radio I have ever gotten and I am honestly in love with it!

    Pros: Does pretty much everything I need it to.

    Cons: Can't change the color illumination

    Awesome Alpine!

    Harold from Norwich, CT on 2/8/2017

    2000 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love Alpines- always have. Simple to use, great sounding stereos. Crutchfield is the place to buy from too!

    Pros: Easy to use. Easy installation with Crutchfield's help. Great sounding radio. Alpine quality.

    Cons: None.

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    Anonymous from New Baltimore, MI on 2/6/2017

    1993 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Went in smooth with no problems

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    Domingo from Fontana, CA on 1/30/2017

    2010 Suzuki Equator
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really good stereo gave my stock speakers way more power. Definitely would recommend anyone who is trying to spend alittle but get something that's quality this stereo

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    Great Unit

    Alex from Western PA on 1/25/2017

    1998 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Can't beat this head unit for the price. Alpine quality, no extra thrills thrown in there to drive up the price. Looks great too. Haven't tried the Bluetooth yet but I'm not expecting any issues with linking my iPhone after reading other reviews.

    Pros: Easy to hook up, sounds good, looks great.

    Cons: As mentioned in other reviews, this unit doesn't have tons of EQ settings. If you want all of those options you're going to pay for them.

    So nice, I ordered twice

    Doug from Yorktown, VA on 1/17/2017

    2001 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Much needed upgrade for the factory CD player in my 2001 Tacoma. After a couple weeks I realized I like it so much that I ordered another one for my 2000 Dodge van. The second one arrived today. Looking forward to installing it this weekend.

    Pros: sounds great - and really isn't that the most important thing? USB drive plugs into face plate Bluetooth installation instructions were clear and easy to follow, wiring harness makes installation simple

    Cons: can't think of any

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    COWBOY from Ronkonkoma, NY on 1/16/2017

    2001 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    GREAT SOUND, EASY INSTALLATION, WONDERFUL SERVICE.IT IS A PLEASURE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. COULD NOT BE HAPPIER.

    Pros: TOO MANY TO LIST

    Cons: NONE

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    Anonymous from Southern California on 1/10/2017

    2002 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great. I've had it installed for a month and have used the receiver, the CD player, and the blue tooth for the phone.

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    Great sound for a low price system

    Denny from Canton, OH on 1/10/2017

    2004 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Alpine CDE-143BT works great with my tablet plugged into the AUX jack for using Google Maps GPS. It was easy to install, but the instructions didn't mention anything about unplugging two cig lighter plugs and the headlight switch. I really like the stereo, and it sounds great. The display is bright enough during the day too.

    Pros: Great stereo for the money

    Cons: None that I have found.

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    Anonymous from Salt Lake City, UT on 1/5/2017

    1997 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great and very easy to install!

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    very average

    Charles from Norfolk, Va on 12/9/2016

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this as a replacement to the factory unit in my truck. Sound quality did improve, but not nearly what I was expecting. Also, you do not have many EQ options. I recently decided to try out a Pioneer head unit and I am so much happier with what I have now. I bought a Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS and yes, i know it is more expensive but certainly worth the more money. Overall I would not recommend this head unit.

    Pros: Looks, and that's about it

    Cons: Sound quality could be better, turns off by itself, also when you receive a Bluetooth call, the alarm is as extremely annoying. Certainly better things on the market. Don't be fooled by the Alpine Brand.

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    Anonymous from Union, NJ on 11/30/2016

    2009 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great quality for the money and it is not nearly as complicated as most aftermarket units. Also very good iPhone Bluetooth calling integration.

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    Anonymous from Tucon,Az. on 11/28/2016

    1996 Suzuki Sidekick
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I told my advisor what I wanted and this is what he recommended. I am totally happy with this product, its ease of installation, and ease of use by adult senior.I was concerned about the radio display and my advisor assured me I would like this unit and he was right on.

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    Anonymous from Florissant, MO on 11/17/2016

    2003 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent stereo. Simple to use and connects to my phone easily.

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    Superior Quality

    Rick from Traverse City, MI on 11/14/2016

    1997 Chevrolet K Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy operation, way too easy install. You'd be foolish to PAY for install. Alpine once again is superior. No garbage lights novelty just quality

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    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Wilburton, OK on 11/8/2016

    2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    2001 MB E430 Fits perfect, easy install, sounds better than the original Becker head witht the factory Bose system, and easier to use.

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    Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 11/6/2016

    1979 Fiat Spider 124
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Solid and basic receiver that does what it's supposed to do. I love the Volume Knob thanks Alpine for keeping up with a rotary knob! Install was painless, and sounds great. Good choice for those who don't need a lot of technology in their dashboard and a standard DIN size unit.

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    Just go ahead and buy it

    Ben from Newport News, VA on 11/6/2016

    2000 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wasnt an Alpine fan but Troy suggested one and of coarse i was sceptical but he also said they have a 60 day return policy. I couldn't be more pleased. Just added speakers too and it sounds absolutely great even without an amp. Highly recommended!

    Pros: Easy to operate. Great conductivity. Clear calls. Clear sound.

    Cons: About the only i thing i would change is the source. You have to scroll through all of them to get to where you want to go. I rather like to only scroll through whats pluged in or connected.

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    Anonymous from Pell Lake, wi on 11/2/2016

    2002 Ford Explorer

    I bought this so I could hook up the Alpine KTP-445A amp to it. There is no substitute for WATTS. This is the second vehicle that I have installed this combination in. Add some Infinity Primus if you are on a budget or Kappas if you are not. You will not be disappointed.

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    John from Whittier,CA on 10/15/2016

    1997 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio for the price. I bought the open box and was very happy. I had an older Alpine and the radio just went right into old harness.

    Pros: Hands free option works well. My iPhone works well with this radio.

    Cons: None that I have found.

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    Anonymous from Jacksonville, FL on 10/10/2016

    2001 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo for the price (Alpine 143BT). Shipping was fast (4 days). I removed a Panasonic with the same specs as this Alpine. The sound is much cleaner on this unit. I had read bad reviews on the Bluetooth previously, but found those to be wrong. Probably user error. Synch was simple and Bluetooth features are excellent. Crutchfield included the mounting hardware wiring kit nad insatllation instructions. Install was a breeze. This unit was an open box special. It arrived in excellent (new) condition. I wil definitely purchase from Cruthfield again.

    Pros: Sound Quality, Price and Bluetooth

    Cons: None

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    Jon from Philadelphia, PA on 9/19/2016

    2005 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The alpine 143BT is a excellent CD player the eq is easy to use and works very well. I have old factory speakers that sound completely different when the Alpine 143BT was installed. I was shocked how well old speakers sound with a new alpine installed. The instillation was easy and the Bluetooth works flawlessly.

    Pros: This alpine puts out serious power the eq works very well The Bluetooth is excellent

    Cons: None

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    Corey from 805, CA on 9/15/2016

    2006 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head unit. Wanted something nice but not too fancy for my commuter car. I had to play around with it to figure out the eq settings and what sounded best for my car. Bluetooth is great and connects to my phone everytime I turn the car on. The mic and sound quality are great when I am talking. I recommend this unit.

    Pros: Easy install, Bluetooth connectivity, sounds great paired with my alpine power pack and kicker speakers.

    Cons: None that I can find.

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    Anonymous from Baldwinsville, NY on 9/14/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so good with my new Alpine CDE-143BT. Crutchfield did a nice job with the getting me all the stuff I needed to do the installation and to a few calls on Sunday to get through the installation. No hitches. The Alpine CDE-143BT is easy to operate (including setting up the Bluetooth). I would recommend this device and Crutchfield without reservation.

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    Anonymous from Durham, NH on 9/7/2016

    2012 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an excellent head unit. The sound is a huge improvement over the stock HU in my Mazda 3. It has a bunch of useful features for adjusting the sound. My only complaint is that it doesn't support lossless audio on USB, but it's not a huge deal.

    Pros: Audio quality, features

    Cons: No flac support

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    Anonymous from Woodstock, GA on 8/15/2016

    2003 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything works OK and the installation went OK but this radio doesn't sound as good as my original Ford Ranger AM/FM/CD radio. I'm still tweaking audio settings.

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    A great car radio

    Bill G from Richmond, TX on 8/8/2016

    2007 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is a very nice car radio. i really like that Blue tooth connection to my iphone and especially the ability of the radio to tell my iphone to pick up where i left off in Audible as soon as i start the car. I was not expecting this. The radio will even start the app, if i had it closed on my iphone.

    Pros: nice appearance Great bluetooth functionality ability to kickstart my iphone to what was playing last while i was in the car

    Cons: If you set it up so that it connects to more than one iphone, it remains connected to the most current phone. you have to disconnect bluetooth and reconnect bluetooth in order for it to recognize a different iphone again. It does not dynamically switch to whichever iphone is in the car.

    Awesome

    Alpine CD dash radio from Santa Fe, NM on 8/7/2016

    1998 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product! Once the device is paired you are set to roll, no more fiddling with re-pairing. Sound quality amazing - harness wires good quality, blue tooth works well for a jeep TJ. On the highway I can hear the radio, and use the Bluetooth. I installed the Bluetooth on top of the steering wheel, clipped onto the dash- the guy at the shop said it was the best location, I am agreeing with him!

    Pros: Options options options

    Cons: Learning about the files is different.

    Love it!

    Kelly from Denver, CO on 8/2/2016

    2005 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I paid for the simple face- not too bright or flashy. It sounded great before we replaced the speakers- and after, it's amazing! Easy install/great results.

    Pros: Style, ease of use, CDs, USB, AUX and Bluetooth!

    Cons: Syncing up the Bluetooth is not self explanatory- make sure you're saying YES to sync device.

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    cc8411 from Sikeston mo on 7/31/2016

    1998 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great. Easy. Works.

    Pros: Everything. Sounds great. Easy to use. Built well

    Cons: No remote but not a biggy

    Amazing head unit for the price

    Dan G. from Mukwonago, WI on 7/20/2016

    1998 Dodge Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After nearly a decade, and a couple different vehicles, my other head unit finally took a dump on me. i went online and found a well reviewed bluetooth head unit, and this was it. my last car stereo cost me $260ish, and i have to say, you get much more for your money now. this stereo sounds great. i can hardly wait to hook up some amplifiers again. having an iphone, i love the USB and bluetooth features. they're both very quick to read and begin playing audio. i bought this for the bluetooth feature, but i more often than not end up using USB. One cool set of features is that when you're connected via bluetooth, the radio will display your approximate battery status and your signal status. it won't show separate bars for signal strength, but will blink when you're in questionable service areas. good to know if you're streaming audio, or in the middle of a call. i mounted the microphone in the middle of my dash and im afraid that it receives too much wind interference there. im going to try mounting it on the headliner where it's out of the air current and i'll test it again. although longwinded, i can't say enough good things about this stereo for the price. Alpine for life.

    Pros: ease of connection, interfaces beautifully with iPhone, surprisingly clear audio for the price.

    Cons: i can't honestly think of any cons. i didnt have many expectations upon purchase of this, and it hasn't really left me wanting anything more. it doesn't seem to be displaying the artist/track names though. not sure if there's settings i need to mess with to make that happen.

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    Anonymous from West Lafayette, IN on 7/14/2016

    1999 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Alpine unit was easy to install and once in, had a very clean look. The head unit really woke the infinity sound system up. The Bluetooth capabilities are really nice, and it makes road trips a lot more enjoyable now that I'm not stuck listening to the radio all the time.

    Pros: Bluetooth Looks good in the truck

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    Anonymous from Durango, co on 7/11/2016

    2006 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price, alpine always a good choice. Great help from Crutchfield

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    JimC from Portland, OR on 7/11/2016

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great. Put this in my wife's car and she could not be happier. Install was easy and the sound if great.

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    Alphine CD replacement

    Joseph from Paintsville, KY on 7/5/2016

    2005 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It works, but its not like OEM.

    Pros: It has quite a few features, like bluetooth, CD, etc. The wiring harness works, but its strange that you have to bug all the wires together... Crutchfield was very helpful and I would definitely go back to them again.

    Cons: The mounting system seems very poor. Going over a rough road may cause your system to eject...

    great unit

    Anonymous from snowmass village , co on 7/4/2016

    1999 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Inproved the sound quality in my truck and work van by 500 percent. Blue tooth is the bomb. Picks up at the turn of the key, no delays.

    Pros: simple install on both

    Cons: minor wiring hic cup in van , but tech support was on it

    Yay tech support!

    Dorkspawn from Cullman, AL on 6/11/2016

    1999 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I loved my factory radio. Receiver, CD, Cassette deck, joystick balance and fader, but one day I turned the volume up to 11 and it would never turn down again. This Alpine was a top seller and had great reviews so I ordered it to replace my beloved factory radio. Crutchfield shipped the same day and I had it two days later. After soldering and heat-shrinking the wiring adapter, I plugged it in, turned it on... and no sound. I called tech support and the guy knew which receiver I had and what I was installing it in without me telling him anything! (Scary) Turns out my truck has the Infinity sound system and the blue/white wire on the receiver has to be connected to the blue wire on the adapter. Danged if I could find that info in the instructions though. A quick solder job later and the thing works! It sounds great! Not a lot better than my factory radio, but it's noticeable. The display is bright enough for daytime use but not blinding at night. All the controls are fairly intuitive except for the clock. I had no trouble setting it, but I can't figure out how to get it to display the time. Overall, I think it's worth what I paid for it and Tech support is 'scary' helpful, but I just wish I could get it to display the time.

    Pros: Sounds great, easy install (except for the wiring issue).

    Cons: How do you get the time to display? It may not be that big of a deal to some, but I'm not sure how much of it I have left.

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    Jeremy from Germantown, TN on 6/9/2016

    2002 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works very well. Huge improvement over my stock radio.

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    Mechman from St Paul, MN on 6/6/2016

    1959 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit only put out sound one side. Alpine must be slipping in their quality control. Their name used to guarantee a top notch product.

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    Crutchfield response on June 7, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Great Deal

    Adrian from Westchester, Il on 6/4/2016

    2005 Buick Rainier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All I can say is wow. Bluetooth capable, everything I needed to install it for less than $220! Most shops wanted $200 bucks just for the install. I'm a happy customer. Thank you Crutchfield

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    Cons: None

    Great Stereo...

    Mike O. from Los Angeles, CA on 6/2/2016

    2003 Volkswagen Eurovan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bluetooth connection works great, sounds quality is also very good. The phone function works very well, but sounds quality coming through is a bit muffled, but i think that's more an issue of my speakers. Very nice unit-- would highly recommend for the price.

    Pros: Value, Ease of Use, Bluetooth Connectivity

    Cons: Muffled Phone (but think that's my speakers)

    Great Quality/Great Price

    MichaelLO from Henry, IL on 5/31/2016

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The stereo is exactly what I wanted. Great sound quality, even from my old speakers.

    Pros: Aux, Blue Tooth

    Cons: None

    Outstanding quality!!!

    Kevin-maryland from Crofton, MD on 5/29/2016

    2005 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent quality for the price

    Pros: Great features

    Cons: None

    Can't go wrong with Alpine.

    Felipe from Collierville, TN on 5/24/2016

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been using Alpine since the late 80's. This unit is just another great example of why I only use them. Between Alpine and Crutchfield, it doesn't get any better.

    Pros: Alpine and Crutchfield

    Cons: None

    replacement for factory radio

    Bob M from Merritt Island Fl on 5/22/2016

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Inexpensive replacement for the factory cd/ radio great value

    Pros: support help one phone call away

    Cons: Instructions not that clear but the help desk got me thru it

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    Joe T from Spokane, WA on 5/19/2016

    2001 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this stereo. Made my stock speakers sound great. Love the Bluetooth hands-free, works great. Was really easy to install myself.

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    It's Just Okay

    Prof. Matthew S. Novak from 93402 on 5/16/2016

    1999 Porsche Boxster
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is okay, but it is not very sensibly documented, and I probably would not by it again.

    Pros: Nice blue LEDs

    Cons: I don't like it; very difficult to use, and nothing is clearly marked or makes much sense.

    Crutchfield response on May 17, 2016 Whenever you are disappointed with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

    Alpine beats competitors on simplicity and quality

    Roy B from Bremerton, WA on 5/9/2016

    1996 BMW 328I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have bought 5 radios in the last 3 years. 3 pioneer, 1 kenwood and this alpine. All mid level units with blue tooth and hd except the alpine. The alpine although more expensive considering the features appears to have focused on quality and simplicity rather than the corny blinky light show that is overly bright on the other two products. I had to purchase 3 Pioneers to get the current good one.

    Pros: Simple controls. No junky light show

    Cons: No HD

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    Anonymous from Highland Lakes, NJ on 5/9/2016

    2001 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Will not buy anything else since getting this system . Great Product !!

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    Nice head unit!

    Lyle R from Chantilly, VA on 5/5/2016

    1997 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice head unit for the money! Head unit detaches and allows to be stored in separate case. Will be nice for anti-theft.

    Pros: ease of use, good sound quality

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    Anonymous from Kapaa, HI on 4/27/2016

    1998 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Best price, best stereo I've had!

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    Alpine Deck

    Mark from American Fork, UT on 4/24/2016

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was impressed with the quality of this unit and would recommend it to others.

    Pros: ease of use, quality

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    Works great! Except 1 thing...

    NICHOLAS from Boston, MA on 4/21/2016

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I mainly use the TUNER and BLUETOOTH audio streaming. All display is easy to see even when the convertible top is down and sunny. Minor issue but really annoying..... 1. Selecting CLOCK display will overwrite showing any other display on other modes such as BLUETOOTH STREAMING. i.e.When you switch the display to show the CLOCK, then will only show the track number and time when using Bluetooth Streaming. Also if you choose to display SONG TITLE, ARTIST, ALBUM, ETC in BLUETOOTH then it will only show the radio station when you switch to TUNER. Long story short, you can't show CLOCK in TUNER mode and also show SONG TITLE, ARTIST, ALBUM, ETC in BLUETOOTH mode. 2. Even though you have BLUETOOTH paired, it will not reconnect if......You turn the stereo on and iPhone is not set to BLUETOOTH radio, but then you turn the BLUETOOTH on. There is a 3-5 second window where you can. If you miss that window then you'll have to go into iPhone Bluetooth settings and select ALPINE STEREO. This is a super pain. To save you trouble, just make sure you iPhone Bluetooth is ON! Before you start your car.

    Pros: Easy install and setup. Adjustments were intuitive. Bluetooth pairs easy. Bluetooth mic is sub-par for clarity.

    Cons: 1. Any display chosen in a certain mode will override any display setting on other modes. For instance, you can't show CLOCK in TUNER mode and also show SONG TITLE, ARTIST, ALBUM, ETC in BLUETOOTH mode. 2. Detachment/Attachment hook feature always gets caught! The detachment feature is a pain to "easily" detach. The hook feature always gets hung up. You have to press the detach button and let it "Fling" open. Bad usability design.

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    DANIEL W. from Roseville, MI on 4/17/2016

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio paired easy, everything worked flawlessly. I have been an Alpine fan for a long time now and not ever had any complaints about their products. Love doing business with Crutchfield.

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    Great receiver

    jo from Virginia Beach, VA on 4/11/2016

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver, great sound. Helps get the most out of factory speakers.

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    Great replacement!

    Monk from Great Barrington, MA on 4/11/2016

    1999 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my second Alpine radio in this car. The first one I bought and had installed locally. It was an HD radio, and man, that was terrible. I don't blame the radio as much as the concept. Here in the mountains it would switch from broadcast to HD and the delay between the two signals was frustrating. I could not find an option to turn off the HD feature. So I decided to buy another radio. I went with this Alpine for a couple of reasons, it was similar to the previous model I had, which made installation a breeze. It used the same connections and parts! It also looks good in the dash, the blue matches the blue of the VW. And it's ease of connection via bluetooth is another selling point.

    Pros: Easy to install, looks great, not HD

    Cons: none yet!

    New Life to Old Car

    Arty from Walnut Creek, CA on 3/31/2016

    2000 Volvo V70 T5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice replacement to my OEM radio. Crystal clear sound. Puts out good volume. I was originally going to run through my amp but the amp blu a transistor. I was surprised by how good it sounds. Controls are easy to figure out.

    Pros: Good price, good sound, good looks.

    Cons: None

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    Lou McCool from Evansville, IN on 3/29/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just a quick note about my Alpine/Polk system that came yesterday. Could not be more satisfied! The system sounds great and your customer service was second to none. Had planned on hooking up my speakers last night, but things went to so well, I was jamming before I went to bed. THANK YOU!!!

    Pros: Extremely easy to hook up. The only question I had was about my amp, and your phone tech walked me right through. Sounds as good as advertised, great value!

    Cons: None whatsoever.

    Very Pleased

    Lee C from battleboro, NC on 3/29/2016

    1977 Jeep CJ7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very pleased with the Alpine CDE 143BT stereo tuner that I ordered from Crutchfield. My son and I installed the unit yesterday and it sounds great. I knew that Alpine would have high quality sound and it didn't disappoint. Installation was not difficult, even for a couple of first time "installers". We soldered the power wires and used butt connectors for the speakers. We had no real issues and we knew if we had a problem the Crutchfield Technicians were just a call away. The next time we need to purchase a tuner we will definitely buy from Crutchfield.

    Pros: We could have purchased this tuner from other sources, but we chose Crutchfield because of the Technical Service. They were helpful during the purchase process and we did have to call to have one question answered during the installation (we couldn't get the face plate off of the tuner to remove the Single DIN frame). I also appreciated the videos for each unit and the comparison feature on the website. Those two features also aided in the selection process.

    Cons: None

    Very reasonably priced

    Lalo from sierra vista, AZ on 3/27/2016

    2011 Honda Pilot

    Item was as described and easy to install! Free shipping always makes it easy to purchase online.

    Pros: Great fit for my vehicle Sounds great Easy installation

    Cons: I was aware the sub woofer wouldn't be supported by the unit but also didn't support the clock and compass display on the dash. Something I can deal with though.

    10 years and another Alpine

    Ron M from katy, TX on 2/27/2016

    2000 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Two thumbs up. One for Alpine and one for Crutchfield. 10 years ago I bought an Apline CDA-9856 cd player/tuner with ipod control for my daily driver - a 2000 Tacoma. Way back then I called and talked to a Crutchfield rep to make the order. I wanted to order 4 new speakers too. The rep. amazed me when he told me to try the new cd player with the stock speakers and wires. Sure enough, he was right. The stock stuff sounded great being pushed by the Apline. Fast forward 10 years and I bought this new Alpine. Install was simple and Bluetooth works great with my iphone, and so do those same old Toyota speakers and wires. Price was very good too. I don't know about you, but when a company rep. advises me not to buy more stuff from him unless I find that I really need to, I want to do business with that company again, and again. Now that I'm hooked on the ease of use of Bluetooth, I'm going to have to replace the stereos in my other cars.

    Pros: Great looks, easy to use, Iphone music sounds great over bluetooth and price

    Cons: None here

    excellent sound quality and very user friendly

    CHRISTOPHER from lugoff, SC on 2/16/2016

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio for a good price. easy to use bluetooth. great sound quality

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    Great stereo!

    Stevo from Opelika, AL on 2/8/2016

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Finally decided on this head unit. No regrets here. Sounds great, looks great, easy to use, blue tooth is crystal clear with no distortion. This is the best unit for your money.

    Pros: Bluetooth, easy controls, good sound quality

    Cons: None

    Great receiver!

    Dale from dublin, CA on 2/7/2016

    2006 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I shopped around, best price for this unit, it works great and is easy to figure out, appears to be well built and looks good, I will be buying a second one for my motorhome soon.

    Pros: Is everything it is advertised to be.

    Cons: None

    Great Deal

    Brendon from SLC, UT on 2/3/2016

    2008 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a basic stereo receiver, with built in Bluetooth functionality, and good audio quality. I have definitely found it in this deck. Super easy to install, I had never installed a stereo myself before. Don't waste your money on paying someone to install it. Youtube is your best friend. Worth the money, great audio, super easy to install, and its an Alpine. Enough said.

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    Cons: Would like to be able to set the volume for the audio, and the blue tooth audio to be the same level. Right now if you are listening to Bluetooth audio or making a phone call and switch to the radio or cd the audio is ridiculously loud!

    Great product!

    JoseH from Los Angeles, CA on 1/17/2016

    2001 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo with powerful sound. A major step up from my sony stereo, which was a piece of trash. I will never buy Sony again. Pushing my alpine speakers and 2-12" subs perfectly fine. Although I still cant figure out the bluetooth phonecall microphone to work, but it may just be me. Also, I dont like pushing the buttons when I have to reconnect my faceplate; they should have left an open space that wont cause excess pressure on the buttons.

    Pros: Intuitive layout. User friendly faceplate.

    Cons: Buttons that toggle folders via usb and repeat options do not light up, so its difficult to see what Im pressing while driving at night. Biggest annoyance: When on bluetooth audio setting, it will not emit sound when i play something off my phone. I have to toggle thru CD, radio, aux, usb, BACK TO "Bluetooth audio" for the stereo to emit sound from my phone.

    Great Stereo Head

    KevinM from Virginia on 1/17/2016

    2001 Porsche Boxster
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'd purchased a cheaper head to provide BT, CD, and USB support. It was a nightmare of unfinished software. As far as I can tell at this point the Alpine does everything right. Tuner performance is good, sound quality is great, all functions work smoothly. The unit is also allows volume balancing of all the source inputs. I have no complaints.

    Pros: good tuner performance. allows volume balancing of all source inputs. Uses the car light control input to auto-dim. Great sound quality.

    Cons: nothing

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    JeffreyB from Florida on 1/16/2016

    2001 Isuzu Rodeo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy install. Looks & sounds great. My only complaint is you have to hold the button down for two seconds to power off the unit

    Pros: Good looks. Clear bright display screen

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    Alpine CDE 143BT is an outstanding little system

    MikeM from Illinois on 1/15/2016

    2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have a 2001 Mercedes E320 and the radio finally died and I ordered this Alpine to replace it after seeing so many good reviews. What a nice little system this is. I have the Bose sound system in my Mercedes and this radio sounds great. Bluetooth connectivity to it with my iPhone was a breeze. CD sound is excellent as well. I feel that my car has gotten a significant upgrade with the Alpine. The build quality seems excellent. I know you can spend a lot more on a replacement head unit, but this one really does the trick. You even get a microphone included for voice commands and phone calls. And Crutchfield puts everything you need in the box to install and it goes into the existing space with no modifications. Well done Alpine and Crutchfield!

    Pros: Feature set for the money Sound quality

    Cons: None

    Good basic cd player w/Ipod hookups

    Charlie C. from Scott AFB, IL on 1/12/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Alpine CDE-143BT was an easy install in my 2002 Tahoe. The wiring connectors and plugs provided hooked with little problem; I just have to use one wire from the smaller GM plug and add it to the radio plug to run the original installed subwoofer. The unit puts out enough power to power the Pioneer and and Kenwood speakers. There is a learning curve figuring out some of the controls. I don't like that when the Ipod is plugged in, the unit takes control of the Ipod and I'm unable to change anything on the Ipod unless unplugged from radio. The blue lighted control area is nice and not distracting. Overall, it's a good quality basic unit with cd player that allows USB or smaller plug accessories.

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    LeeP from New Jersey on 1/10/2016

    1999 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install with the instructions that were provided. Really happy with the sound. This is my 2nd Alpine.

    Pros: sounds good

    Cons: na

    Alpine CDE-143BT

    BobL from Pennsylvania on 1/10/2016

    2001 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice receiver. Good value. Bluetooth works very well. Exceeded my expectations.

    Pros: easy to use simple to install installation instructions and Crutchfield help were great good sound, especially via iPhone

    Cons: none.

    Great radio!

    Olivia S from Illinois on 1/9/2016

    2003 Saturn Ion 1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really great radio- helped make my Saturn a little bit nicer! Great sound, love the Bluetooth connection to play my music and answer calls

    Pros: Bluetooth connection Light up blue Quality sound Fairly inexpensive

    Cons: Older style Don't like the power on/off button

    Excellent product

    Anonymous from Iowa on 1/8/2016

    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The product is a perfect quality sound system...

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    I am not a handy guy

    OTW from Atlanta on 1/6/2016

    2005 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound system on the 2005 Honda Odyssey was on its last legs. No longer could it play CDs and there was no input of any sort. But I am not a handy guy and so I was reluctant to replace it. But your service complete with all the parts I would need and great instructions made this so easy I finished it before the guy I asked to come help me got there!

    Pros: Great, simple easy to understand.

    Cons: You undersold how easy you made it.

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    dukem from Wisconsin on 12/17/2015

    2004 Dodge Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product! makes stock speakers come alive to full potential! only thing i would say is a downfall is the bluetooth.sometimes i got to reconnect it to my phone again. dont know if it is bad connection or what. it shows my music playing but there is no sound just i just toggle through to bluetooth again for it to connect.

    Pros: sound. quality.

    Cons: bluetooth could be better

    Great Stereo

    Seril from Alabama on 12/6/2015

    2006 Suzuki Forenza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this stereo to replace my Forenza factory unit. It blows it away and once I fought the dragon to install it,,,am glad I did. Love it!!

    Pros: Great sounding CD player, USB player, Radio. If it would make you a sandwich would be perfect.

    Cons: Not having this stereo.

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    Anonymous from Virginia on 12/3/2015

    2007 Ford Focus ZXW
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this for my nephew he loves it hands free calls music etc

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    Easy Install 2004 Dodge Sprinter

    bluecuda from North Carolina on 11/28/2015

    2004 Dodge Sprinter
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a direct replacement with Bluetooth capability and USB. The instructions were pretty straight forward and the install was fairly easy. The two challenges I ran into was (1) the wiring adapter had the [Ignition] and [Battery] pin positions reversed for my application. So I had to remove the pins and reverse them. The stereo will function with them reversed but any saved settings such as the radio stations will be lost every time you turn it off. Even though It is supposed to be a direct plug in, which it probably is for most applications, it was not on my 2004 Sprinter. (2) There is a microphone in the head unit storage box for those of you that want to use your cellphone Bluetooth feature. It was very difficult running the microphone through the factory enclosure as there is no access underneath and you have to feed the wire through a very tight and small area inside the enclosure. After that it was not bad at all. The quality of the sound was immediate and did not disappoint. This is a huge improvement over the factory system and well worth the effort. I later replaced the factory speakers with JBL GTO429 4" 2-way Speakers and installed an older Alpine 5 channel amp I had and some Kicker CompRT 40CWRT672 6-3/4" Dual 2 Ohm Subwoofers and made custom enclosures for them. So far I'm very happy with the head unit and now have a real nice sound system.

    Pros: Fairly easy install, very clean sound, lots of nice adjustments and options.

    Cons: None with the unit

    Good stuff...

    Gears from Delaware on 11/16/2015

    2004 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the price.

    Pros: Easy to use and sounds great

    Cons: Still need to look at manual to set the clock..

    Great Value for a great price

    sarge from Washington on 11/11/2015

    2010 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was looking for an easy to install, easy to use head unit that could upgrade me to bluetooth and that could use the Alpine powerpack as i upgraded to reference series Infinity speakers a couple years ago and wanted to get their full potential... Am not disappointed at all!! Have upgraded to Alpine head units for over 16 years now, the only head units I will go with!!

    Pros: Ease of use, bluetooth, compatible with Alpine power pack1

    Cons: Still a bit small, the faceplate is not very easy to take off

    Simple controls, high quality sound

    Michael from California on 11/3/2015

    2007 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the third Alpine CDE-143BT I have purchased from Crutchfield. I have one in my wife's Jeep Liberty, one in my Mazda 5 and one in my 97' Suburban. The sound quality is excellent, but what I like the most is the ease of use and fairly intuitive controls. I really dislike controls that require pushing multiple buttons while watching a tiny screen to change mode, source, etc. Having the same unit in all our cars really make it easy to move from car to car and not have to go through a learning curve each time. We also have Sirrius Satellite radio in all 3 cars, plugged into the aux port on the front of the unit. We can then switch the satellite head unit from car to car, which is really convenient.

    Pros: Good value, simple controls, intuitive operation

    Cons: none!

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    Mike G from Velpen, IN on 11/1/2015

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good product for a good price

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    Nice little stereo

    John from Georgia on 10/21/2015

    2008 Jeep Patriot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All in all, this unit has a ton of functions and I'm still discovering them.

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    JT from Nevis MN on 10/18/2015

    1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good value

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    Good Product

    Anonymous from Illinois on 10/14/2015

    1995 BMW M3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio/CD changer for my '95 BMW M3. With the Crutchfield adapter it uses the factory amp which eliminates the need for additional wiring. It sounds good, has bluetooth capability, and fits the dash with no problems. I think it is a little clunky in that it seems to take forever to scroll through the source choices. To go from radio to BT (Android phone), for example, takes several clicks. And the faceplate trim piece seems very flimsy. Overall, though, a great value.

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    Richies N from California on 10/6/2015

    2001 Toyota Sequoia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It is bluetooth to my samsung galaxy . Easy to install to my 2001 Toyota Sequoia.

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    Easy to navigate, love the white readout

    Ron C from South Carolina on 9/24/2015

    1996 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am impressed with the quality and the functionality of this bluetooth receiver. I have yet to setup bluetooth to connect with my mobile. Routing the microphone wire proved to be less of a challenge because I used a long push button grasping tool to fish the cable jack behind the dash to the radio mic input. That was my greatest worry but it turned out just fine.

    Pros: Build quality, ease of switching inputs, sound quality.

    Cons: none I can think of; Alpine is still king.

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    406Hogg from Montana on 9/22/2015

    1988 GMC K Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome unit for the money!!!!

    Pros: Bluetooth for iPhone 1-5

    Cons: No Bluetooth for iPhone 6. Didn't say that when purchased.

    Crutchfield response on September 23, 2015 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. From our research, this Alpine receiver is compatible with the iPhone 6. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

    Excellent Fit

    Anonymous from Louisiana on 9/20/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent unit. Great being able to use bluetooth in my 2003 vehicle. Excellent sound quality even with factory speakers. Fits seamlessly in my dash. I am very happy with the choice. Called Crutchfield twice during instasllation and they were very helpful.

    Pros: Look, sound, bluetooth

    Cons: Minor cons include most buttons too small (as with most if not all aftermarket stereos), wish the microphone was smaller, and don't like holding source button down for 2 seconds to turn it off.

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    Russell from Holyrood, Kansas on 9/10/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to use with good sound quality. Love it

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: None

    Sounds great!

    Sam from Seattle on 9/10/2015

    2005 Honda S2000
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit arrived quickly. The installation was a breeze, with help from a few sets of instructions. It is easy to use and has improved the sound quality over the stock system quite a bit.

    Pros: easy install, sounds great, easy to use

    Cons: Only blue and white light

    Perfect fit for VW Jetta 2010 2.5

    Mr. G from Chicago, IL on 8/26/2015

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    No issues with installation or use

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    Nice Deck Baby!

    Cam from Massachusetts on 8/16/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This deck does it all at a great price! Bluetooth, USB, and a great receiver all in one package at a price which wont make you have sleepless nights worrying about it in your jeep or convertible. JUst hands down a good value and a great product! (Be sure to note that the microphone is shipped inside the removable face plate case.)

    Pros: Hands free bluetooth or USB to phone; great sound!

    Cons: nothing in directions to tell you where they packaged the microphone (in face plate case) Called crutchfield to order one (not knowing it was included) and the astute rep told me where to look...and...Surprise! It was there!

    Perfect Deck

    Jake D from Honolulu, HI on 8/9/2015

    2012 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation in my 2012 Corolla. Works perfect. Sound quality is a big improvement.

    Pros: Easy installation Good Price Easy Setup

    Cons: None

    Easy install

    dev from Maryland on 8/5/2015

    2007 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was a very easy install with the free components supplied. One hour to get the system working.

    Pros: Would do this again

    Cons: None.

    SuperDuper!

    Kmoss from Tennessee on 7/30/2015

    2001 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Such a sweet stereo. I love it. Super easy install

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    Alpine and a CD radio

    Alpine CDE 143 BT from Vacaville California on 7/26/2015

    2002 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I think this is the all around best values at Alpine offers for the money it gives you the basic features that you need without any of the Xtra frills bells or whistles great value would recommend this to anybody for entry-level CD radio

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    OK for the money

    firepower from California on 7/23/2015

    1989 Jeep Comanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Head unit is just OK it's nothing extraordinary for the price, the sound is good and the detachable face seems a bit low quality and flimsy.

    Pros: Ease of installation, I pod/ I phone hook up directly up front

    Cons: Cheap low quality feel to detachable face, priced a bit steep for what you get.

    Great deck for the price

    JGB78 from California on 7/9/2015

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been using Alpine decks back into the 80's. Always great quality. Having the Bluetooth is nice.

    Pros: Easy install and setup. Great value for the price.

    Cons:

    excellent head unit

    Harry from Edinburg, PA on 6/30/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I absolutely love this stereo. As with every alpine product that I have used I am still very satisfied.

    Pros: Ease of use Excellent sound quality Very nice appearance

    Cons: Only wish that it had different color displays

    Alpine CDE 143BT

    BruceM from Massachusetts on 6/30/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome radio, easy installation and quick connection to Bluetooth capabilities

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    Great value

    BVaziri from Chicago on 6/18/2015

    2009 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The bluetooth audio has a few hick ups and the iPod randomly disconnects and you have to turn the receiver off and on again. ...... but, the few hickups are pretty minor considering how many features I got for the money. It sounds great and has all the features I want for half the cash of the other models I was looking at.

    Pros: Sound, features, look.

    Cons: Build quality

    Gooood

    Lolat from California on 6/17/2015

    I bought this stereo to replace the factory CD/AM-FM player in my 2003 Tundra to get the HD channels locally and use my andriod and apple phones. It is a really good price for the number of features you get. It's not a good as a touch-screen, but if price is a concern, you won't be displeased with the value.

    Pros: not a pros

    Cons: not a cons

    Alpine CDE-143BT

    JMC from Kentucky on 6/16/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio at a great price. I'm old school and this new Alpine was easy to lean how to use. I love the bluetooth phone pairing option and all the input options for my ipad ipod and usb. Alpine was the stereo to have growing up in the late 1970s and it still seems to be high quality sound equipment today.

    Pros: installation was easy with the wiring adapter the Crutchfield team set me up with.

    Cons: No DVD player

    Alpine 143bt

    mike from richland, wa on 6/16/2015

    1992 Acura Integra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Real nice unit. Would buy it again.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Auxiliary plug, usb.

    Cons: None

    Great Unit at value price

    Shel from Minnesota on 6/15/2015

    2002 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value great sound. Very easy installation with Crutchfield support. Thanks.

    Pros: Great sound Great value Easy install

    Cons: None

    Alpine CDE-143BT

    Blake from Summerville, SC on 6/15/2015

    2001 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product!

    Pros: Easy to install and use.

    Cons: Pretty basic. Nothing too exciting.

    Great sound quality

    James from Texas on 6/14/2015

    2005 Dodge Ram 3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy breasy.

    Pros: Easy to use functions and great sound quality

    Cons: None that I have found.

    Awesome

    Anonymous from Tacoma, wa on 6/14/2015

    1999 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love everything alpine. Can't beat this cd player for the price. Love the hands free calling and Bluetooth music function.

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    Quality radio

    Bill G L.I. from New York on 6/13/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    easy to use and has all the bells and whistles that you want. It sounds grate and with your help it fits good and easy to install.

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    Joe

    Joe from Chicago on 5/28/2015

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love Bluetooth connectivity

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    JJ from Ohio on 5/26/2015

    2000 Toyota Celica GTS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product!

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    Good unit

    Sean T. from Napa CA on 5/24/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is packed with features. Sounds quality is good. The Factory EQ settings actually make a significant difference unlike older units I've had from competitors. The blue tooth sounds great. Installed it on the right side of my steering column in a 98 4runner. Some people didnt even know I was driving during a call.

    Pros: Bang for your hard earned money. It's packed with high end features.

    Cons: Doesn't come with a remote.

    Alpine CDE-143BT

    Anonymous from New York on 5/24/2015

    1997 Chrysler Town and Country
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very good deck. With the free installation pieces sent it was pretty straight forward, a call to Crutchfield answered the one question I had. The Bluetooth and iPhone control work great. I have had many Alpines in the past and this one doesn't disappoint. I may purchase another one for a different car.

    Pros: Easy install, very good sound, many options to customize sound. Bluetooth and iPhone control work well.

    Cons: Couldn't change the display color, but it's a very small con.

    love this deck

    Anonymous from Petaluma, Ca on 5/18/2015

    2003 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this deck, the sound output is great as with all alpines. Others said the Bluetooth was difficult to set up, but I found it to be quite easy. It does come with instructions after all. Only fault I found was that the USB only works w/ thumb drives or this one random Nokia phone.

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    M&M from Massachusetts on 5/9/2015

    2004 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My radio in my 2004 Honda Accord stopped being reliable, and I needed a good quality replacement. This is it, I don't have use for the Bluetooth, so I cannot comment on that. So far very easy to use, I have not looked at the manual yet.

    Pros: Easy to operate. Alpine + Crutchfield = A winning combo!

    Cons: None so far.

    Alpine CDE-143BT

    Josh W. from North Dakota on 5/7/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This has been a great unit. Really like the bluetooth feature.

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    Elikawika from Moku O' Keawe;Kohala 'aina Hawi,Hawaii on 5/4/2015

    2003 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Recently bought this, installed it in my '03 Honda Civic EX to replace an old Kenwood, which by the way, is also an excellent deck. The installation was easy, the included wire harnesses and dash din were also a piece of cake to install. Instructions for operating the deck were simple, even for myself a woman. Thank you Crutchfield for excellent customer service and prompt delivery of products.

    Pros: Bluetooth,??CD,iPod,mp3,flashdrive, and auxiliary input capabilties are a BIG??,along with the adjustable 3-band equalizer ranges??.All for a great price.

    Cons: None

    Great unit

    Anonymous from Chesterfield Michigan on 5/3/2015

    1999 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great easy to use

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    Alpine CDE-143BT from Oklahoma on 5/2/2015

    2004 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall this is a great single din receiver if your looking to upgrade your audio system.

    Pros: Easy to use for the most part, nice design & appearance, & I love the volume knob because it give you the old school feel.

    Cons: Only thing that didn't work for me is the blue tooth sync for your Android or Iphone.

    Alpine CDE-143BT

    S Thompson from Oregon on 5/1/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    These guys have there act together period. The Alpine fit right in perfectly and the wiring harness plugged right in and hooked up in 15 minutes flat and was playing really nice. Somebody before me did the hard work of taking the dash apart and installing the kit for the radio. All I had to do was to change out the Din bracket and was good to go. This is a very nice Stereo with some nice features. All I wanted was to shape the music to my ears. This unit has Bass, Mid range, Treble, Fader, and Balance, along with Sub-woofer and a hos of other stuff I just cant remember right now. This unit is really worth the reasonable price Crutchfield charges. Everything you need is included except the butt connectors for the speaker wires. I love it, and thanks guys, I am very pleased. Sincerely S. Thompson

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    Harley from Catawba NC on 4/23/2015

    1998 Plymouth Voyager
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love it

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: No remote.

    Great Product

    Anonymous from Florida on 4/21/2015

    2003 Dodge Sprinter
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound and love the big sound knob!

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    Anonymous from Texas on 4/20/2015

    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good quality product

    Pros: Several device interaction capabilities (AUX, USB, BT)

    Cons: Display color lighting cannot be changed to match your car console. (only blue)

    Love this!

    Alou from New Hampshire on 4/18/2015

    2004 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wish I had installed this a couple of years ago! Love the sound and the blue tooth feature! I would highly recommend.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons:

    Alpine CDE-143BT in my Ford Ranger

    Bobby D. from North Carolina on 4/15/2015

    2001 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit was hard to get set up. I have not got the Bluetooth to work with my Android phone. The radio sounds ok with the original factory speakers and the wiring harness worked fine. The connectors worked great and the mounting bracket after modification worked out fine. I did not use the Ford Radio key supplied as I all ready had one.

    Pros: It plays music fine.

    Cons: Bluetooth set up not clear in instructions or does not work with my Android Samsung phone.

    Not a bad unit

    Anonymous from Kentucky on 4/15/2015

    1999 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this unit to replace a factory unit that wasn't working to well. After installing this unit I realized how the factory unit was weak compared to this unit. The sound is much better and I don't need to crank it up like I had to on the factory unit.

    Pros: Decent sound

    Cons: Owners manual is not very good and doesn't really have very clear instructions. Ended up getting a better one at website.

    Perfect exactly what I wanted

    Anonymous from Minnesota on 4/12/2015

    1985 Porsche 944
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It fit perfectly into my Porsches dash and does everything I wanted it to and more and it does them all well.

    Pros: Very cool looking, works great, easy install, lots of features,

    Cons: Pricey, complicated to run at first.

    Great unit, but...

    Sheldon from Colorado on 4/9/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced the OEM unit in my '05 Ford Escape with this unit and I'm thrilled with the sound and features. Sounds great and no more having the reach for my phone when it rings. What I don't like it the unit is blindingly bright at night. Yes, it does dim when you turn the headlights on, but barely. I solved the problem with a small piece of window tinting. Right now I can easily take the tinting on and off to suit my needs, but if you can find just the right amount of tint you can leave it on permanently. Otherwise, the instructions that came with the mounting kit were bad, kinda like a 3D puzzle, but once assembled the kit was a perfect fit. Also, the quality of the unit does not seem as tight as as an Alpine I got 5 years ago for another car, although the unit works very well. Plays Pandora and all music wirelessly with no problem and it's easy to move through the menus on my iPhone 4.

    Pros: Incredible features for the price and works very well.

    Cons: Way too bright at night. Solved with some window tinting.

    Love it

    George from Massachusetts on 4/8/2015

    2003 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio I purchased 3 of them one for each of my cars

    Pros: Based on the price this product is great I have 3 of them. The ease of use however is not that great. Once you get it figured out its no big deal but getting to that point is tedious. installation was a breeze once i called the Crutchfield guys; this was installed in my 2000 dodge ram 2003 dodge ram and my 1996 grand marque overall it was easy to install in a three vehicals. Good Buy.

    Cons: No color control only gets blue. settings are confusing. very little customization value, sound customization only.

    Alpine CDE-143BT

    Rich from Massachusetts on 4/7/2015

    2001 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install and sounds great!

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    Jcole from Pennsylvania on 4/2/2015

    2014 Dodge Dart
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Based on the price this product is great. The ease of use however is not that great. Once you get it figured out its no big deal but getting to that point is tedious. installation was a breeze once i called the crutch-field guys; this was installed in my 2014 dodge dart and i ran into some hiccups but overall it was easy. GOOD BUY.

    Pros: alpine, lots of sound settings

    Cons: no color control only gets blue. settings are confusing. very little customization value, sound customization only.

    Alpine BT unit

    Aaron from El Paso, TX on 3/30/2015

    1992 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Classic alpine sound and power! Switched from a pioneer ipod controller unit to the alpine blue tooth and I love the change. Alpine has a distinct sound in my opinion; products sound "punchier" over pioneer, sony, and kenwood.

    Pros: Sound quality- price

    Cons: No shuffle setting for USB input.