2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Awesome radio great sound and I love the red can't go wrong with Alpine
Pros: Awesome radio
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Item # 500CDE151 | MFR # CDE-151
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Alpine's CDE-151 CD receiver makes it easy to put just the right amount of kick in your music. You simply press the BASS button on the front panel to access the Bass Engine SQ, a clever feature that makes it easy to tune your bass, including five profiles that you can adjust and store. Backing up the bass is an efficient MOSFET amplifier that provides clean power across the entire range of highs and lows, complemented by a 3-band equalizer for fine-tuning your sound.
You'll find plenty of entertainment options. Tune in to your favorite stations with the AM/FM tuner, or slide in almost any kind of CD, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files. You'll find a front-panel USB input for your thumb drives (sorry, no iPod® or iPhone® controls on this model), as well as a handy auxiliary input for other audio sources.
Awesome radio great sound and I love the red can't go wrong with Alpine
Craig, Callao, VA
Average Customer Review(s):
Awesome radio great sound and I love the red can't go wrong with Alpine
Pros: Awesome radio
I already had a older model Alpine radio in the car when I purchased this new model. Installation was quick and easy. The wiring was all the same. The new radio was put right in.
Pros: I only use Alpine products. The new radio used the same wiring harness. Quick and easy install.
Excellent Buy-Fit perfect in my 1975 450SL
As all ways Alpine is number one on my list of radios very happy with product
I just wanted to tell your customers that you can get control of the stereo from the I phone- not just the head unit if you have the I phone 6(S). Yes the I phone 6S can be used to control your music from the phone itself. I wasn't expecting this because the spec sheet only discusses older versions stating it can only be controlled from the head unit. I recommend that Crutchfield update their information for newer phones...
Pros: Great stereo. My iPhone 6S has full functionality.
Cons: I can't get it to stop scrolling : turn demo mode off. It's a little irritating. I'm sure somone there can explain which button to press to turn it off.Crutchfield response on 8/29/2017 Thanks to Cameron's review, one of our Product Research masterminds, Stacey, updated our information about iPhone compatibility for this and other Alpine receivers. We'll also have our Tech Support team reach out to Cameron about his demo mode issues. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Purchased to replace factory radio. Great fit and easy installation. Tiny buttons and menus were a little intimidating at first, but once set-up, it's easy to operate. I don't use the USB or Aux inputs so have no comment there. A slight application of the Bass Engine boost added a little bottom end for the factory speakers. Plenty of power, good radio reception.
Pros: Easy install, low price.
Cons: Volume knob doesn't stick out far enough to grip easily when driving. Dashboard dimming function does not work.
A very nice unit. I did not want Blue Tooth.Just basics USB input. I play CD 90% of the time. My last Kenwood lasted 10 years. I had installed an Alpine into my wifes car.Could not get over how good it sounds on flat response. This unit has a bass management.However I don't have a sub. But can tell you if you play with it,you have 9 different types of loudness or bass boast.
Pros: I only listen to CD's this is a great unit to do just that. I listen for 60 min. 5 days a week. I also like anything with bass,mid and treble controls. The Bass management is over powering because I don't have a sub. But gives one plenty of control over it.
Cons: Make sure and look at color codes in the Alpine booklet.A bit different than some. 3 wire changes and it worked.
The radio is great! Plugged right in - no problems, CD's sound great
Pros: I had a prior Alpine installed in the car, this one fit right in and plugged in where the other one was.
Cons: No cons, all is good
As usual the product came quick and nicely packaged. It had everything needed for an install. The only problem was the plastic brackets that attach the deck to the truck. They were flimsy and a pain until I glued them up.
Pros: Good price, Good sound
Nice unit for the price. Much beter than factory head unit cant go wrong with alpine
Pros: Price and quality
This is my first Alpine product, and I was not disappointed. The sound quality is great. The bass EQ function adjusts the sound better than I could do manually. Just a great product.
Pros: Sound quality, sound quality, sound quality.
EXCELLENT PRODUCT. SOUNDS GREAT AND THE CUSTOMER SERVICE COULDN'T BE BETTER!!!!!!
Excellent product, super service many thanks
Wooaahh!! This deck blew my awesome family van out like nada!! Must get plus it looks super cool in the van as well cause I get a lot of awesome compliments from other people when they see it. HeeHaw Weeeeee
Pros: It's cool.
Cons: It's cool.
Pros: Better then stock
Cons: Didn't come with a sticker.
Great sound for a base system. Great Bass and excellent volume. Learning the menu was a little more of a task than installing the unit. Very happy and would recommend this unit to anyone.
Pros: Great sound and lots of features
Cons: Menu is slightly confusing.
This stereo is a HUGE improvement over the factory radio. Installation was easy to follow with the supplied instructions. I ended up having a few installation questions that the Crutchfield support team answered easily. Sound quality and the many adjustments allow you to tweak the music to your specific needs.
Pros: Bass response is very good. Lots of functionality and ease of use. I'm really impressed with the look and tactile feedback of all controls.
Cons: Front panel illumination does not dim with factory dimmer control.
Great product at a great price = true value
Pros: Looks great. Sounds great.
Great stereo for the price. Bass is really good. It's a bit hard to setup the unit. Try could have made that easier.
Pros: Great sound Good bass Nice display that has a dimmer feature
Cons: A little hard to setup
A great improvement over the stock HU in my 2012 Silverado LT. Installed in under 2 hours. Many thanks to Crutchfield support members !
Pros: Adequate power, with 18 Watts RMS per channel
Great sound and price. Well worth the money.
Suggested by Crutchfield associate after describing what I was trying to accomplish regarding good sound and price restrictions. What I purchased is a very well made, excellent sounding radio/CD player that is easy to use, looks cool, solidly built and easy to install in my vehicle. My wife is very happy with her new go-to-work sounds. I'm glad that I followed Crutchfield's educated suggestions for my situation. Thank You.
Pros: Nice looking design, robust build, sounds great
Replaced an Alpine CDE-124SXM that was in the boat. Crutchfield was very helpful with suggesting a plug-n-play replacement. I no longer needed the Sirius SAT radio, but did not want to mess with wiring a new harness. Took 5 minutes to install it. Excellent unit and has slightly better sound than the previous Alpine, perhaps because of the bass engine. Nice feature.
Pros: Bass engine feature. I also like the red display far better then what the 124SXM had..... I can actually see this one in bright sun on the boat. Simple controls once you read the manual. It has very solid sound, even at higher volumes. Two thumbs up for Crutchfield rep that suggested this unit.
Cons: None thus far.
Bought this to replace the stock radio in my 2007 Dodge Dakota. Works great, lots of presets, and a lot of audio adjustments. I advise buying new speakers too, if you still have the crappy stock speakers like I do.
Easy to use controls. Sounds great. Nice iPod interface.
Pros: IPod interface very nice. Easy controls.
Cons: Wish it had variable dimness.
This is the perfect stereo if you want extra bass in your car without having to buy and install a subwoofer.
Pros: Pros- Great sound quality Easy to install Looks really good
Cons: Menus can be hard to navigate without help from the manual
Had the stock radio out and the new Alpine in and running in less than 15 minutes. sounds much better than the factory radio
Pros: Everthing was included with the purchase, even the extraction tools for pulling out the factory unit. the wiring harness was fool proof and plugged right in.
Great sound and power. Outstanding value. Easy to install. Could use better ergonomics and a more intuitive controls. I would prefer a hard copy of the manual instead of the CD.
Pros: Value, power, sound, features
Cons: controls, ergonomics, set up menu
Easy install and a very noticeable sound difference from the polls factory stereo
Pros: Theusb in the face off the stereo is perfect for any music device
Cons: Doesn't work with android
The unit itself is great it works and does what it should. The reason I m giving it 4 stars rather than 5 is, mostly Crutchfield's fault. On the details page it says the usb can read 255 folders/255 files per folder. No it cant in the users guide it says 100/100 and when i tested it sure enough it only recognizes 100 folders. Which is rather irritating because one of the main reasons i got a new radio was for the usb, and i bought a larger usb for that purpose which now i dont really have a use for. So to Crutchfield you have the correct information available to you so post it!
Cons: does not play the 255 folders/255 files per folder as advertised on CrutchfieldCrutchfield response on 10/7/2014 We have confirmed the Doug's findings and corrected our database and web presentation. Thanks for pointing this out to us!
Great sound for the price
Replaces a semi-broken factory radio in wife's car; it's a big improvement. Sounds fine. Love the USB port; I would not have purchased a radio without it. If you don't already have an Alpine, buy the Crutchfield install package for your vehicle. It has what you need - and probably stuff you don't know that you need. The wiring adapter is great, and I had no clue that I needed an antenna adapter. Happy to have the CDE 151; along with a CDE 141 in second vehicle.
Pros: Alpine known for good quality at reasonable price. I trust 'em. Installation not too difficult. I did it, and I'm mostly an idiot.
Cons: An earlier reviewer noted that changing and setting the levels are not the easiest to decipher. I can see his point. The paper quick-start instructions don't cover everything you need to know. The CD has a more detailed version but that doesn't help on the road, unless you print it out. Buttons glow red. Not my preferred choice but I wanted this model.
Good sound, amazing price. Tuner is good, cd sounds good, but the great thing id the usb port.
Pros: Good sound, usb input for flash drive. All your music in your dashboard. Peppy amp. A great bargain, really. Crutchfield supplied an adapter for my wiring which was really great (thanks guys).
Cons: None, really. A little tricky navigating stuff, but good enough. Annoying volume button - it does other stuff and shouldn't.
Pros: good value , happy with product.
This car stereo is totally awesome.
Pros: It was really easy to install and it has great quality!
Great stereo, great sound and great value for the money, easy to use and great reception on the tuner. Very easy to install, about 20 min total.
Pros: Easy to use and read instructions, great display. the buttons are all easily seen even if you need readers....
Cons: Takes some playing while reading instructions, had trouble getting the demo off but a few minuets and it was gone. No choice on back light color.
easy to use very good stereo
Pros: great sound Quality easy to adjust sounds and clock
Cons: would be nice if I could change the back light color
If you are looking just for a great sound, this is a great choice. But if you want to have easy-to-use device with great interface, stay away from this! Design of Alpine CDE 151 is just terrible. And I mean not a "look" but "usability". the main dialer is so flat, and "ENTER" action is very easy to press without any feedback. So, during the driving volume's adjustment is almost impossible - any road shock have a result pressing of the dialer and search mode entering. You will lose the common "mute" option. Other buttons also very small, and you will have to looking to the receiver to pressing needed button. As a result, you will have no options to handle this receiver without the remote control, but you will lose some options with this. Very bad design!
Pros: Good sound low price
Cons: Extremely bad design and usability. It's just unsafe device!
I am so very happy to have a new stereo in my old car. I had the original 1998 in my car, nothing worked well. Very happy to have found one at CRUTCHFIELD! Thanks!
Pros: It works so well even with the factory speakers. Love it.
Cons: Dont have any.
Typical alpine simplicity and power. Looks great, easy to use,and a good value!
Really like this unit, was easy to install.
Pros: usb charges phone
Cons: demo mode
I love it pretty much
Pros: Beautiful radio easy hook up great sound can't beat it
Cons: My phone won't play thought the USB port makes me sad
Good unit for the price. Display seems a lil cheap looking but I bought for function and not looks!
Pros: Simple to use. Good sound quality!
Cons: Wish it had a remote.
Alpine has developed a quality product at an affordable price.
Pros: Bass boast. Fit. Style. Output. Great value for the price.
Cons: unable to see certain display features. Color (I am a purist and loved the old green color with the opaque buttons)!
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||18 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Red|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
Front-Panel USB Port: The Alpine CDE-151 features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) devices, such as select portable digital audio players or USB thumbdrives. The USB port supports audio playback and control of MP3/WMA audio files stored on these portable USB mass-storage class devices. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The head unit's USB port is not compatible with Android smartphones.
MP3/WMA Playback: The Alpine CDE-151 supports the following types of MP3/WMA files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.
|Media Type||CD-R/RW||USB MSC|
|File System||ISO 9660 Level 1/2, Joliet, Romeo||FAT 12/16/32|
|Playable File Types|| MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05,
24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||255 folders/509 files||100 folders/100 files per folder|
|Tags||ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags|
Text/File/Folder Search: When you are playing a disc or USB device with ID3 or WMA tags, you can easily search for a track, file, or folder by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you can use the rotary encoder to quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track. For discs and USB devices without ID3 or WMA tags, searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song.
Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-151 offers Repeat and Random playback modes.
Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage.
Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends mounting the CDE-151 no more that 35° above horizontal.
iPod Direct Connection: The Alpine CDE-151's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The CDE-151 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.
Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).
Music Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine head unit supports audio playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. You can operate your connected iPod/iPhone via the head unit's front-panel controls or from your Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
Song/Artist Information: The Alpine CD receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information in Head Unit or App Direct Mode. The CDE-151 will display Track Number, Elapsed Time, Artist Name, Song/Album Title, and Station Identification for stored music and music apps.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine CDE-151 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 8/29/2017):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/App||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with front-panel minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input. You can input audio from an auxiliary source unit: such as a portable MP3 player. You can change the name on the display to match the type of device connected to the front panel input; Auxiliary, TV, DVD, Portable, or Game.
CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
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 CD receiver. It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need additional wires.
4ch/2V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Alpine CDE-151 features two pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The unit's rear preamp outputs can be configured as fading rear-channel outputs or a non-fading subwoofer output. When configured as a non-fading subwoofer preamp output, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume, low-pass filter, & phase.
Note: When an external amplifier is connected sound quality can be improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in amplifier.
Equalizer: You can select from 11 different EQ presets to get the best sound from all your sources. You can choose from Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electric Dance, Hip-Hop, Easy Listening, Country, Classical, or User. The User Preset activates the head unit's 3-Band Parametric Equalizer for a better sound response curve. Bass, Mid, & Treble can be adjusted in the 3-Band Parametric mode.
|Bass||60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 120Hz||Wide 0.5, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.5, or Narrow. 2.0||-7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)|
|Midrange||500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5kHz||Wide 0.75, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.25, or Narrow 1.5||-7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)|
|Treble||7.5kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz, or 15kHz||Wide 0.75 or Narrow 1.25||-7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)|
Note: The units stores independent EQ settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, Aux, USB, and iPod).
Audio Enhancements: The CDE-151 offers the following audio adjustments to enhance your in-car listening experience.
Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The volume of this feature can be set from 0-7.
AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-151 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. Distance seek tuning allows both strong and weak stations to be tuned.
Detachable Face: The unit's front-panel is detachable to deter theft (no face case included). An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.
Single-Line Display: This unit is equipped with a 1-Line white-backlit LCD, so you can easily view AM/FM stations and ID-3/WMA tag information.
Text Display: The CD receiver will display the folder name, the file name, and the tag information, while playing a USB device loaded with MP3/WMA music files. This unit can scroll the text information of MP3/WMA files, folder names, and tags. There are two Text Scroll settings.
Note: This unit has a demonstration feature for its display which can be turned On or Off in the menu.
Auto Dimmer: This unit is equipped with an illumination lead (orange); when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and the illumination lead is connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit, the display and button illumination will dim to a fixed, preset level whenever the headlights are turned on. If preferred, you may choose the Manual dimmer mode setting, so the display and button illumination is dim at all times.
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine CDE-151 is wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (500RUE4202, sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's functions.
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Great Company-Very Reliable [ PAUL A Sep 05, 2017 ]
Awesome great stereo [ mitch May 24, 2017 ]
gift for son that he picked out [ James Dec 17, 2016 ]
this system looked alot less complicated than other systems i was looking at, good ratings, aux port, [ jt'sbuiz Dec 07, 2016 ]
Alpine makes the best head units that fit my needs. [ William Dec 04, 2015 ]
Feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. Our customer service # is also 800-955-9091. [ Kenny Oct 08, 2016 ] Staff
Chris B. I'm not sure about the filtering arrangement on the thing, but the sound quality advertised by Alpine isn't what you get. I put mine in a '99 Corolla. I wasn't expecting too much and it met my expectations. I have to set the thing on max bass whateveritis to get what I consider flat bass response based on my higher end systems. [ Richard Aug 06, 2016 ]
Not that I recall. I have not had the car I installed it in for a few years now but it is a great quality receiver and would purchase one like it again in the future. [ PAUL C Jul 08, 2015 ]
volume compression.....meaning, volume lowers when braking to a stop? [ Jeremy Jul 07, 2015 ]