Alpine car audio
2002 Dodge Ram 1500
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Alpine has all ways been a good product for me, all i own is that in every car. Crutchfield has the best price too.
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Item # 500CDE152 | MFR # CDE-152
Alpine's CDE-152 CD receiver offers classic looks and classic Alpine sound. And thanks to Alpine's Bass Engine SQ, you can dial in a variety of EQ, sub level, and crossover settings with the push of a button — a great way to get your groove on when you're heading down the road. When you've got time to do some fine-tuning, you'll appreciate the options offered by the 3-band parametric equalizer and its 11 preset tone curves. This receiver also works with Alpine's Power Pack, a 45W x 4 power amp that plugs right into your Alpine receiver's wire harness.
No matter how you like to store your music, Alpine's got the big options covered. You can take charge of your iPod® or iPhone® when it's hooked up via USB, including searching for your music on the receiver's display. You can also plug a thumb drive into the handy front-panel USB input, and you'll find an auxiliary input for other sources, too. And, of course, you can slip in a store-bought or recordable CD in the front panel slot.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Alpine has all ways been a good product for me, all i own is that in every car. Crutchfield has the best price too.
Roy, Enid, OK
Average Customer Review(s):
Alpine has all ways been a good product for me, all i own is that in every car. Crutchfield has the best price too.
Great CD player and awesome service from Crutchfield. I was replacing an Alpine 9886 that was 9 years old and the CD player had finally died. Had an installer swap it out, took about 20 minutes. Great sounding unit, attractive faceplate, not a lot of bells and whistles but I was just looking for a good CD player. The same remote that controlled the 9886 controls this one as well. You can't go wrong with Alpine. Thanks Allen for the recommendation. Was delivered in one day.
Pros: Great all around basic player with long lasting Alpine quality.
Very please with the radio.
First off, I'm not only a long time alpine customer, I also sold this product line in the 80's. That being said, this unit is the best sounding head unit I've ever used, period. Have a 94 classic trans am gt with the 10 speaker factory system and the alpine replaced a pioneer aftermarket unit installed by a previous owner. Just replacing the head unit made the factory speakers come alive! Sound stage, vocals, bass response, all were vastly improved. Cd performance equalled/bettered the 7902 that I ran in 3 different vehicles over a 15 year period with big time amp/speaker systems. I experienced no issues with setup or programming. If you don't need Bluetooth, Pandora, or other bells/whistles, I see no better value at it's price point, period. Bravo, Alpine!!
Pros: Sound quality, styling, bass engine
This head unit gave me the adjustability I wanted for my sub setup... I was able to run 3 subs from 2 amps with no issues. This gave my speakers the extra power they needed as well. The only problem is that my speakers distort at volume 17 now lol
Pros: Sends plenty of power to speakers. Can run 2 sub amps Looks great
my Alpine cda-9885 receiver stopped working. so i was looking for something 'plug and play'. the Alpine cde-152 was recommended by Crutchfield. the remove and install was just that! 'plug and play' !! no chasing wires,no cutting,no crimping! very simple! done in 45 minutes! the sound set-up is alot more intricate/ personal ,compared to the older Alpine model. it was pretty easy,once i figured it out. thanx for the help Crutchfield!!
This we'll be my fith alpine head unit and everyone has Ben worth every penny . They last long and easy to use
This is a great deck, full of adjustable settings to make your sound perfect for you and your vehicle. It's a little difficult to navigate through but once you get comfortable, you can switch settings with relative ease. Puts out great sound that's sharp and clear. I'll be buying alone again for my next upgrade and getting it from Crutchfield. They supplied all the easy wiring harness and it was plug and play and kept all the stock features. Big tgumbs up
Pros: Easy to install, great sound, lots to adjust and customize
Cons: Difficult to navigate, dial is very sensitive
Excelente stereo Alpine buen sonido bien facil de bregar con el nada complicado lo recomiendo no se van a repentir. Great Alpine stereo, easy to function with it, I would recommend this, you won't regret it.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 12/6/2016 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
sounds great. The bass boots is fantastic....I can't imagine who would listen to it with the boost turned "off"
Pros: Great sound, fits perfectly
Cons: The controls are a bit difficult to get used to. Took awhile to learn, (says the old man in me). I wish the clock displayed when the unit is turned off...maybe I have not figured that out yet...
ALPINE IS AWESOME!!
Awesome radio for the price. Easy to use
Pros: Nice set up quick and easy
I replaced a Pioneer receiver that that was in my truck for thirteen years due to the face plate no longer working and near impossible to find used or otherwise, it was a good receiver and i liked it a lot. Since being replaced with the Alpine CDE-152 with the matching Alpine KPT-44 5A power pack I'm extremely satisfied with the results, I find the Alpine to be considerably better than the Pioneer in most all aspects, I'm not bashing the Pioneer unit at all, the Alpine just seems to be a lot better all the way around. I also like that you don't have to flip the face plate down every time you want to insert/remove a CD, I think that was a contributing factor to the demise of the Pioneer face plate. I will be replacing all of my speakers with Alpine's as well in the near future.
Pros: I like everything about the receiver
Bought this radio to replace the factory original in my '95 F250. The installation supplies Crutchfield sent along (at no extra cost!) worked great. Controls are intuitive and easy to use. USB port a real plus for phone; don't really miss the BT that I have on a similar Alpine radio in my other car.
Pros: Easy install, free installation kit
Cons: Took a while to figure out how to set the clock
This unit delivers great sound for the money. Provides a lot of control over sound and really shines in bass control. Only complaint would be the size of the buttons and how close they are to one another but that is a problem across the board. I like that Alpine doesn't get involved in all the stupid colors that many of the others do. The menu system is complete but takes a fairly steep learning curve.
Pros: Nice sound control
Cons: Buttons too small, too close together
I replaced the stock head unit in my base Honda Fit to gain an aux jack and get less distortion at high volumes. Wow! Not only did I get my aux jack and power boost, but the clarity is a 100% improvement. Without replacing any speakers, the lows are 4-5x more punchy and the highs are much more clear as well. When I sell the car, the head unit is coming with me!
Pros: Loud Clear Highly adjustable iPhone control from the head unit Looks awesome Sub/pre-amp outputs
Cons: None so far
Received the purchase 2days after ordering, one week before Christmas, free shipping. Installed in 2003 jeep wrangler (7 speaker system from factory) with minimal hassle, stock mounting bracket cut out and back strapped from upper firewall to climate control divider as the truck goes off highway. Only EXTREME jolts sometimes cause minor skip in CD play. Much easier to learn controls than demonstrated by the manual. Plug-n-Play with stock wiring harness using adapter kit that works with center sub in stock configuration. Improved sound quality was immediately apparent and replacing the front speakers with 4x6's along with new speakers in roll bar boxes allows for even better sound quality as well as greatly increasing broadcast range.
Pros: Very easy installation if soldering/heat shrink done outside the vehicle. So far this product works exactly as expected. Alpine has always been a consistent product in my experience and this unit has, so far, met and/or exceeded this. Excellent value.
Cons: None as of this date.
Seems to be just what i needed. Great sound.
Pros: Could not get it to skip while off road.
Great receiver for money. Sound quality is much better than my higher priced Kenwood receiver.
Pros: Shuffle iPhone or iPod tunes from the head unit
No frills, just great Alpine sound.
From talking to the gentleman from Crutchfield on how good that this unit was, to the installation, to the quality, all was without any problems and I am very satisfied.
Pros: Can not say enough good about the unit, typical Alpine.
Cons: Not Applicable
I have a Mustang GT Premium Convertible with Bassani axle backs and Extreme Energy Comp Cams. I also have the Shaker 1000 in my car. I was concerned about hearing my system with the top down and aftermarket parts but it was way more powerful than the stock radio. The volume and sound clarity, to my surprise, was a non issue. I recommend this unit. System is incredible now. Installation was simple.
Pros: USB and auxiliary ports for my iPod/iPhone and Sirius Satellite Radio. Output volume to my system. Radio display in the sun is visible with the top down. Sound quality is good.
Cons: No Bluetooth but hey when the top is down I doubt it would be beneficial. No HD radio. Radio reception is slightly less efficient as the factory radio. USB does not charge IPod and iPhone when plugged in.
What can you say? It's alpine. Wanted a decent radio to replace my tired stock unit. Not wanting a bunch of extra features that I'll never use this one fit the bill. Added an alpine 45x4 amp and kicker door speakers and it all came alive , threw an all in one sub in the back and done! This head unit has all the features to fine tune the sound to just the way I like it. Tried the bass button And don't think I'll use it much but I can see some might like it . I think it sounds better without . Very clean and has decibel boost for each input to make the sound even between sources. I'd buy again
Pros: Quality seems A1. , more features than I'll use , plug and play with vehicle specific harness , thx Crutchfield.
Cons: Menus , sub menus galore , could use a menu tree with paperwork . But after a few times playing with it, you get the hang of it
Great upgrade and easy install the sound is amazing.
Pros: It's loud I have it hooked up to just a pair of 4X6 alpine speakers and the sound is crisp and clean
Cons: Takes time to figure out how to use the features.
Great deck. I am an Alpine guy. This replaced my older Alpine deck. Love the AUX input. Tuff to figure out how to use but once you get it, it's easy.
Pros: Nice Deck all around
Cons: Color illumination is only Blue
This is my first Alpine stereo and definitely my first install on my own. The stereo itself is excellent and has a little bit of heft to it compared to the stock unit I removed, you should thoroughly go thru the manual in order to fully enjoy all of the functions this unit has to offer. The installation is very straight forward and the instructions that Crutchfield included are EXCELLENT!! I was honestly surprised how easy they were to read, follow and understand. You just have to remember and print them off from your Email since they are not included in the box with the stereo. The USB port and Aux input are easily accessible from the front and easy to plug into. Installation this on my own made me feel like a pro.
Pros: Really nice unit for the price.
Cons: None really..Honest!!
Great quality head unit for it's price, 4 stars on ease of use because of the demo setting which isn't fully explained in the provided manual, you have to go to the general settings and set it to QUITE OFF, other than that it's great. It does everything you need it to do, charge your phone and play through aux or USB if you have a compatible phone, (iphone). 4 Stars for build quality as it is made mostly of plastic which I was a little disappointed by but it makes no difference, I was just thinking it would be metal as my older Alpine Unit was. Overall great Unit for the price and also has a automatic bass mode which adjusts the bass for you, you have to adjust your amps however so it will perform correctly. Good basic unit for the price if you don't need or want bluetooth which I didn't.
Pros: Simple, quality,
Cons: Little tricky, read the manual haha, made of mostly plastic
This is my first Alpine and I love it. The install was made easy with the dash kit and wire harness I received to install in a 2007 Tacoma double cab. I am very pleased with all the features and the way Crutchfield took care of everything I needed. Also installed Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X2's in the front doors and JL Audio C2-650X in the rear doors. This unit along with the speakers made a huge difference in the Tacoma. Thanks to the folks at Crutchfield for the customer service and great products, now all I need is to amp things up a bit in due time.
Pros: Customer Service and good quality products
Cons: None to speak of
Good CD player!!! Easy to adjust the sound how I like it!!!! Easy to recommend to anybody!!!!!!
I've always been pleased with the quality of the many Alpine products I've purchased in the past. This system for my new truck will be nearly identical to the setup I've had in a few previous regular cab trucks; a simple clean head unit, an amp with plenty of power and the rear channels bridged for the sub, a bazooka behind the seat and the strongest speakers that will fit in the doors.
Pros: Simple clean design and top quality
Exactly what i expected out of apline awesome deck
Music to my ears. Wanted an up dated version to replace my previous Alpine. Couldn't be happier. The best for the money.
Pros: Sounds great, even at low volume.
Cons: None yet......
I'd say it's best for the money for my needs
Pros: Ease of operation
Cons: Can't find any
This is my second Alpine car stereo. I am more satisfied with the second than the first, and I loved the first one. They are good quality and good sound and easy installation. I have seen previous reviews addressing the issues of difficulty navigating the controls. I agree, but like one reviewer said, "Read the Manual". I agree. This system is not intuitive, but once you get the hang of the controls, your frustration level drops to almost zero. The sound quality is amazing. The only reason I don't give 5 stars for all the attributes is that it's rare for me to give 5 stars for anything.
Pros: Great sound and easy installation (even in a 25 Y.O. vehicle) Excellent Value!
Cons: None that I have seen.
The unit is actually pretty nice for the price. It sounds great and when you pair it with the small alpine amp it sounds even better
Pros: Easy install, decent price, looks good
Cons: Either I haven't found a way or I'm pretty sure it doesn't display the time. That's really the only issue I have with this unit
Great value...easy to install with the kit provided
Pros: Value, sound quality
Cons: Can't go wrong for the price
I have owned two other alpine receivers in the past and one is by far the best alpine I've owned. The sound is great with my 6X9 3 way speakers. I have no issues with this receiver.
Great sound, quality is what you expect from alpine,and you get it with this.
Pros: Well built,easy to use and set up
I purchased this for my Grand Daughter for her vehicle and she loves it. This unit was very easy to install and set up. The wiring and installation took aproximately 2.5 hrs. The quality from Alpine is always first rate. Over the last 30 + years I have owned several Alpine products,
Pros: Ease of installation and set up. Great features and sound.
This is a great cd player.. it works great and is everything i need out of an alpine head unit.. i choose alpine products because of the quality and reliability that i have had with other apline products in the past and i have never had one fail me yet!! Getting the Cd player out of Demo mode was easy.. for people having trouble with that should just use a simple on line search to be able to figure it out.. if you can work a smart phone then you can work this cd player..
Pros: sound quality preamps EQ setting and adjusting ease of install button feel
Cons: nothing yet that i have came acorss.. although it did not read one of my flash drives but i believe that to be the usb drives fault and not the cd players fault
Overall a nice head unit for the money. Programming is not the easiest. East install.
Great product at a great price free shipping and all the install parts are free easy install % stars all the way. great customer service. Thanks for everything.
Pros: everything was perfect
The fit was perfect, all controls are very easy to find and operate
This is a great stereo for the price. Alpine is definitely the way to go. This stereo has awesome sound ! It was easy to install with installation kit.
Pretty good reciever for the money. The door speakers go louder and clearer now. It looks great, and has a detachable face. Bass engine is fantastic
Pros: sound, Bass engine
Cons: complex to use
I have always had alpines. You can't beat the quality for the price !
Purchased as a replacement for my stock head unit because the CD wasn't working. Unit has the ability to use a USB thumb drive... no more CD's required :) Also love the pre-amp output options, front, back AND sub. Haven't really used the built in Base Engine SQ, I use the manual adjustment (sub,base,mid and high). I would purchase one again, great unit.
Pros: Looks cool and the USB port makes CD's a thing of the past. Sub pre-amp outs are great, has a build in filter\crossover for the sub along with volume control, also has front and back outputs. Great search feature that works well when using the USB drive.
Cons: Controls are NOT very straight forward, but once you figure it out they are not bad (gotta read the manual). Controls could also be a bit larger. Unit Does NOT work with an Android phones.
First time I ever bought alpine stereos. They are the best I think.
Pros: The sound quality is great I also added the amp that plugs in the back of the wiring harness model # KTP-445-A. I don't really notice the amp that much though. The stereo sound goes through Polk audio db series speakers front and rear. Its really loud and really clear sounding.
Cons: Don't really have any negatives to it
I was looking for an affordable radio for my truck and gave this one a try. I wasn't expecting much from a 130.00 radio. I was very surprised with the ease of the install and how the unit operates. The sound was much better than I expected, and the features where very easy to understand and use.
Pros: Very good sound quality. Reads mp3 player and Ipod falsely. Good station reception.
Cons: Has hard time reading thumb drives.
25 minute install and works great!
Perfect fit, easy to use and sounds great.
Pros: great sound
I'm improving my sound system in my truck slowly but surely and this deck is a great inexpensive upgrade from a stock stereo. Alpine stereos always produce a cleaner sound and i couldn't be more satisfied with this purchase. If you're looking for a decent deck for a low price, this is one to get
Pros: Inexpensive Easy to use Good sound quality
Very we'll built radio. Love the sound it projects. Great price. Excellent quality.
Replaced a Sony Xplod! that died out. It was like switching from standard to hi-def. I have a 96 camry with stock speakers and the quality is exceptional at high volumes. Each instrument stands out with clarity and you can easily tell which mixes are better than others. Awesome Alpine quality.
Pros: Great quality for the price and the usb functionality is inredibly convenient.
Cons: The complete manual has to be downloaded from the internet. You cant use EQ presets and the Bass engine at the same time. File information takes about 2 seconds to be displayed when skipping tracks.
Thus deck has all the pre outs you need. Sub and 4 speakers. Always been a Alpine fan. Did not read the manual but probably should.
Pros: All the settings you will ever need to make all songs sound good.
Cons: Some of the setting do not make much difference in the sound. A little difficult to navigate.
Great unit awesome sound best alpine I've owned
Pros: Control your bass clean sound
Cons: Can't control your bass on mega base mode hard to find those per sets it has for eq and turning of that demo
Wonderfull radio, easy to install and use, easy to instal and a good buy.
Pros: Sharp looking, easy to install, good price.
Cons: Can't think of a single one.
SImple and elgant looking. I think I bought this as best bang for my buck. Install was easy, 30 minutes and it is up and running. The kits included definitely helped by eliminating any splicing and or soldering. Wonderful product and definitely will recommend to others.
Pros: I love the fact it is simply easy to navigate. No fancy features to mess around with. The build quality of Alpine has always been top notch.
Cons: None so far. First install today, 06/28/2014.
This CD player was a replacement for my last Alpine which quit working after 7 years. The online Crutchfield tech recommended this stereo for me. It was a perfect choice for me because the wiring hookup and mounting bracket were exactly the same as my old Alpine. I just had to pop the old one out and plug in the new one. No extra wiring - yay! I didn't want anything super fancy - just something that could play CD's with good sound quality.
Pros: Same wiring hookup and mounting bracket as last Alpine
Cons: Would rather have a book to learn the control buttons on the stereo - it came with an instructional CD, but I don't keep my computer in the car, which is where the stereo is.
good stereo for what it cost, just what I needed and wanted,,looks good in my dodge ram, bought the kit and everything from Crutchfield,only problem I had was the stereo wouldn fit in the kit I got but with a little trimming worked just fine..if this dumb ole country boy can do it I speck bout anybody can
Pros: the usb and the aux. is really a great feature, very easy to adjust the way u wanna listen to ur music..
Cons: only downside I see so far is that it is way to brite even with the dimmer control on
it plays fine ,the extra bass can't be use with the 3 band eq,i had to call you guys just to get out of demo mode alpine is not looking good right now
Bought this for my Dad's 2004 Grand Marquis so he could play his MP3 cds and now he also has thumb drive ability. Sounds very good with the OEM speakers.
Pros: Easy install, great features.
Cons: Lots of functions for a few buttons, never been a big fan of Alpine's audio setup, well, not operating it. It offers tremendous flexibility, it's just hard to navigate.
I like buttons - you can access them with out having to take your focus off the road. This unit installed well in my 2012 Wrangler unlimited with the adaptor from Crutchfield. It has RCA out for front, back and sub. No frills - all I need for listening to NPR or my iPhone/iPod.
Don't buy this product if you want an easy-to-use car radio! They have a lame print manual, and their CD manual doesn't give you all the answers. It takes a lot of time to work this out. It would have helped if Alpine cared about their UX but they obviously don't. Thank goodness our vendor is helping us, but we'll never buy an Alpine product again!
Cons: Not easy to use. We wished we bought another, more user-friendly system/brand.
I like the sound-shaping choices, but have yet to fully understand how to access them because the included paper manual doesn't fully explain things like how to cancel the "Demo" message that continues to scroll across the display? Some sound-shaping features are easy to access, but others, like the 10 EQ choices are still a mystery. I still don't know how to access those?? Thankfully, Crutchfield is sending me the 68 page manual that isn't included (a CD Rom is included, but I don't have a computer , soooooo nix to printing out a more detailed manual!). The sound quality is much more adjustable than my old Alpine CD player. One thing that doesn't meet my needs is that I have to keep pressing the "Source" button when I want to change from CD to tuner. Maybe the instruction manual that Crutchfield is mailing me will explain how to "skip" 'Aux in' and the 'MP3' option, which I will never, ever use!
Pros: Great sound quality; nice color blue background display; white letter display is easily readable
Cons: Some buttons are too small to easily access, like the face-plate removal button, AND the skip forward and backward buttons are located almost behind the volume knob.
|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||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|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-152 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-152 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-152 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-152 no more that 35° above horizontal.
iPod Direct Connection: The Alpine CDE-152'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-152 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-152 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-152 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.
6ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The CDE-152 has three sets of 2-Volt RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's front & rear preamp output can be faded, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. When an external amplifier is connected sound quality can be improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in amplifier.
Subwoofer Control: When the non-fading subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume, low-pass filter, & phase.
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-152 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-152 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-152 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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i ordered this stereo because of all the great review's that it had , it also didn't have a bunch of extra's i wouldn't use , i just wanted great sound in a stereo that was easy to use [ JASON M Oct 09, 2017 ]
research. [ Sandra Sep 16, 2017 ]
Alpine has clean lines. does not look like a toy. Also Alpine has a reputation for quality and clean sound and this radio has lived up to that. [ Raymond Jul 20, 2017 ]
Needed a new head unit....this one fit the bill [ scott May 31, 2017 ]
Upgrade from my older alpine head unit. Love the new unit works great. [ Michael Apr 14, 2017 ]
picked it cause has good reviews and quality name brand [ todd Mar 03, 2017 ]
I wanted it [ cassandra Feb 28, 2017 ]
Alpine reputation and it looked like my best option as I was not interested in Bluetooth [ George William Jan 26, 2017 ]
For my 83 Chevy truck. [ PAT Jan 04, 2017 ]
Stereos Alpine es exelente equipo ya tengo uno intalado en Chervolet Corvette 1986 el sonido es claro y si distorcion. Alpine systems are excellent, I already have one installed in my 1986 Chevrolet Corvette and the sound is clear with no distortion. [ EDGARDO Nov 11, 2016 ]
great price, good quality from ALPINE and USB and AUX cable needed. [ ROBERT Aug 01, 2016 ]
The advisor recommended it for my application [ Steve Jun 24, 2016 ]
This is to replace a deck that was stolen from one of my cars. This deck is a very nice unit with time correction and all the other bells and whistles that I need. [ Vincent May 05, 2016 ]
I wanted a good six channel with a CD player [ Dirk Mar 18, 2016 ]
Alpine quality...... [ CHRISTOPHER Jan 16, 2016 ]
I bought this model for my F-250 and liked it so we are buying another one for my grandsons truck. Have an Alpine in wifes cars also, great sound for the money [ gary w. Dec 12, 2015 ]
Alpine Rocks!! [ William Dec 04, 2015 ]
No [ Jeff Feb 15, 2017 ]
Yes, you can use either the reciever to skip songs forward or backwards and your iPod/iPhone to select songs to play. [ Constantinos Jul 26, 2016 ]
Yes [ Richard Apr 16, 2016 ]
Yes it is,top right side it has a small kinda button press and it will detach. [ Jaime Apr 15, 2016 ]
Yes [ Brandon Apr 15, 2016 ]
Yes, check Alpine's site. [ Michael Apr 15, 2016 ]
Yes it is [ AUSTIN Apr 15, 2016 ]
I installed this unit in a 1997 BMW 328 with the Harmon sound system. It sounded so good, no subwoofer needed. I don't know if they can be controlled seperatly. [ JOE Mar 03, 2015 ]
Separately [ DAVID A Mar 03, 2015 ]
Yes you canAs Jason Q said. And I like the Bass Engine featue when listening to hip hop where i want deep bass. Sometimes I fade outthe rearspeakers if it soinds too boxy. [ SHELDON Mar 03, 2015 ]
Yes, you must turn on the subwoofer in the menu and then you have access to sub volume. [ JASON Mar 03, 2015 ]
Separator [ RODNEY Mar 03, 2015 ]
You can a just it on the radio, but you can't separate them. [ JERRY Mar 03, 2015 ]
Yes [ juan Mar 03, 2015 ]
Yes you can. [ GEOFF Mar 03, 2015 ]
Honestly, never tried, so I have no idea. [ Richard Jan 24, 2015 ]
I dont know for sure but it seems like it would not. The system for accessing your iphone seems like it is a standard file and folder system. Not a full integrated control [ crystal Jan 23, 2015 ]
Sorry I don't know. I have not tried that. But it's an awesome radio. I love it. [ Randy Jan 23, 2015 ]
Yes it has a specific mode to work pandora. It will only do pandora on that mode. It will not control pandora in iPhone mode. [ jody Jan 23, 2015 ]
I don't know. I would imagine it is if you have the headphone jack in the phone and plug it in with a 3.5 cable. My daughter uses said cable and jack with her iphone and it works. I like to just put my music on the jumpdrive. [ SHELDON Jan 23, 2015 ]
We don't use the Android phone system. But the unit does all the specs say. Easy to use, sounds better than the original in the BMW with the original speakers. [ JOE Jan 20, 2015 ]
Compatible to use what? [ RODNEY Jan 18, 2015 ]
Not really sure Jeremy, I have an iPhone and it works fine. You might want to call tech at crutch field as they are very helpful. [ ROLAND Jan 18, 2015 ]