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Item # 500SXM145B | MFR # CDE-SXM145BT
You pay: $209.99 (today)
Mail-in Rebate: -$70.00
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The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment.
The SiriusXM programming (subscription required) comes through the SXV200 SiriusXM tuner that's included with this receiver. You'll also enjoy these convenient features:
Hands-free calling isn't just a convenience these days, it's practically a necessity. The CDE-SXM145BT includes built-in Bluetooth, so you can talk safely and stream music from Pandora Internet Radio using your iPhone.
Of course, you can also use the receiver controls to navigate your iPod's music library — just plug in your device to the convenient front-panel USB input and get ready to rock out (or chill out, depending on your preference). Alpine's rotary encoder makes really easy to find your favorite songs, albums, artists, or playlists quickly. Your copilots will love Passenger Control Mode, which lets them play DJ while you focus on driving.
If you have an iPhone®, you know that the music you've stored on it is only part of the story — streaming apps let you tune into a plethora of music and other programs. The CDE-SXM145BT features App Direct Mode, which gives you access to select music apps. App Direct Mode offers limited control over your apps, with features such as play/pause and next track.
A powerful internal amp gives you plenty of headroom to turn up the volume without the sound getting distorted and harsh. You can adjust the overall tone to taste with the 3-band parametric EQ, which allows you to choose the centerpoint for your bass, midrange, and treble controls.
This Alpine's user-friendly controls make it easy to operate on the road.
If you want to take the performance up another notch, you can plug Alpine's KTP-445A Power Pack directly into to the CDE-SXM145BT. This plug-and-play powerhouse kicks up the output to a robust 45 watts RMS per channel, but it requires almost no wiring and takes up very little space. If you want to bring on the bass, this Alpine also features two sets of RCA preamp outputs, perfect for adding a powered sub or an amp.
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.
Easy to use and good sound
Bob, Buena Vista, CO
Average Customer Review(s):
Easy to use and good sound
Great bang for the buck. Alpine quality at a affordable price.
Installed in 2006 tacoma. Super easy install with supplied diagrams, trim kit and suggested wiring kit. Had all wires run for Bluetooth mic, xm, and unit in an afternoon. Up and running in no time. Sounds great with no additional amp and stock speakers. But I wasn't looking for top end sound, either. All in all, well worth it.
Pros: Easy install, sounds great
Alpine quality speaks for itself. No surprises. No Disappointments. Installed this head unit, four Alpine speakers and an Alpine amp in a 2001 Ford F350 SD Lariat Super Cab. Performance is incredible! Simple installation. Highly recommend anything Alpine!
This is a great radio from Alpine. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that there is no way to get the display for SiriusXM stations to show the artist and song title without hitting a button...
Radio works as expected. I could not get $70 rebate
Looks great and sounds even better. Thanks Crutchfield. This installation was easy and flawless. Excellent stereo for a basic upgrade from the stock toyota one.
Easy to install. Works as expected. It's great to have the no hands Bluetooth and satellite built in. Sounds great and is very attractive. I would highly recommend it.
Pros: Easy to install sounds great
Cons: I have no complaints.
awesome, replaced the factory oem in my 2004 chevy blazer,also bought the amp. just plugs in, easy install. excellent help from artie at crutchfield.
Pros: liked it so much I bought a second one for my 95 camaro
Cons: should have got it a long time ago
I have two complaints about this stereo: 1. The ringer. It is louder than a freight train. I've even gone into the settings and turned it down as much as possible. But when I get a call, a deafening digital ring goes off, separate from my phone, and after hitting "pick up" it often rings once or twice more. It makes getting a call a truly awful experience. Once I'm connected, I have a very good connection. People often don't believe I'm on speaker. But that ringer... 2. Bluetooth is horrible. It constantly drops audio. It's come to the point where you can't even listen to a single sentence in a podcast without it dropping out 3 times. I went in and cleared out all my saved connections and reestablished everything and that fixed the problem...for a couple days. Now it's back again. Does it on multiple phones. Oh, wait, 3. The aux-in stopped working entirely. I'm looking around for firmware updates, but I don't see any, so I think I'm just stuck with this barely working stereo...
Pros: Good call sound quality. USB Audio is a nice feature
Cons: Ringer is louder than 747. Bluetooth audio drops out every few seconds.Crutchfield response on October 26, 2016 If you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website.
Great product, much better than GM C5 Corvette came with. Sirius satelite is a real bonus. Much better use of the Bose speakers that came with the car, e.g. adjustable subwoofers on each speaker
Pros: sound, separate subwoofers, base, midrange and treble adjustments, Sirius satelite
Cons: Could have better visibility of Sirius channels, artists
Had to install item 4 times till I got it right. An online video differed from instructions that were included. The standard trim ring that comes with the unit was the problem. The instructions need to be made clearer on what should be done.
Pros: Ease of use
Always have bought Alpine and they definitely didn't disappoint with this unit either
Pros: Easy install, great looks and amazing sound quality
I love Alpine products and have since I was a teen! I purchased my first head unit in 1984 and have not looked back since. I have never purchased anything but Alpine for good reason! They are the best! This unit is no different and I love its ease of use, installation and amazing quality. The sound even in my stock speakers in the RV are great....I was considering upgrading but with the super high quality Alpine unit I do not need to. Simply the best!
Pros: Ease of use, easy to install, fantastic quality!
Works nicely so far! I like it!
This is my second or third purchase from Crutchfield and likely my last. I purchased this Alpine system to get Sirius/XM and hands free bluetooth in my car. I also purchased the installation because I am not savvy with this stuff. The installation was fast but I was a little disappointed that the microphone for the bluetooth was just plugged into the auxilary input and clamped to the air vent instead of being installed from the back and the wire fitted around the windshield to the rear-view mirror. Oh well. A couple of months later the unit fell back into the dash about two inches. I called Crutchfield who referred me to their installation contractor who had me send them pictures of the problem. The installer came back and reinstalled the unit. A week later the Sirius antennae wire began to droop into the knee well on the passenger side and a couple weeks later it detached. I called the contractor directly but never got a call back. At nearly the same time the unit stopped reading out the names of stations, artists, time, etc. It will only show the actual station dial location. I managed to get the antennae attached again myself but am super disappointed in the entire transaction and would not do it again.
Pros: Good sound quality. Fairly easy to use.
Cons: No integrated bluetooth microphone. Bad installation...twice. Unit stops giving. Most text display features stopped working after a few months. iTunes tagging not working. Buttons are very small.
Install went smoothly, skipped the steering wheel adapter, never use it . Had a problem with a door speaker dropping out with the old factory unit--still got it. Have to go back into the dash and check wiring. Wish Crutchfield would supply the crimp-on connectors that are shown in the directions. Could only find butt connectors for sale in my hood, and they are not convincing.
This was a replacement for the failing factory radio in my wife's van. She wanted controls and features that were similar to original. The Alpine had everything she needed and more. We gave up on AM/FM years ago as it is all commercials and static. So the included satellite receiver and the dual aux ports were essential. We may utilize the Blue Tooth down the road.
Pros: I liked that the satellite receiver was included. My wife likes it and that's what my goal was.
Cons: I'm a little disappointed with the display text. Since I couldn't get the CD-rom instructions to play on any of our computers, I may just be missing a critical step in the set up.
Good sound Wish the stereo would read out the name of the station and titles
Pros: Great sound and good price
Cons: Does not read out the titles and the stations.
Huge sound improvement over my 2005 Dodge Dully factory radio. Simple installation and tech help was superb! Has way more technical attributes than I will ever figure out how to use, but love the Bluetooth and the hands free phone capability.
Awesome receiver with all of the bells and whistles that we were looking for all at a terrific price. We love it!
Great product! This stereo was for my son's first vehicle. I bought and installed an Alpine stereo in my first car, about 30 yrs ago, and I wanted to do the same with my son. So it was as much about the experience and time with my son as it was about the stereo. Alpine once again does not disappoint. Great sound and with obvious more features, such as Bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio. Easy to install, sounds incredible but navigating thru set-up is time consuming.
Pros: Install, sound, looks great
Cons: Set-up, just challenging
I've always loved Alpine and at such a great price, how can you pass this head unit up?? Sound quality is great and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work it. It comes with a DVD and written instructions....How can you go wrong?? Would definitely recommend this deck to anyone! !
Will not stream audio from android. Voice hands free stinks.
Cons:Crutchfield response on February 15, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
This CD player worked awesome in my Harley Davidson fairing. It was also attach to the Alpine 45x4 amp kit. The sound rocked my 4 5.25 speakers
Pros: BT feature is awesome. Included Sirius tuner is a plus. Sounds and features are very good.
I've been an Alpine fan for over 20 years and the CDE-SXM145BT - my latest - does not disappoint. I bought this head unit to replace the factory unit in my 2006 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited with the 7 speaker system. It has a small sub-woofer in the console, 5 1/4" overhead and 4x6 two-ways in the dash. When I decided to replace the factory head unit - due to the volume knob ceasing to work properly - I planned a staged, total system replacement. The Alpine was to be the first step. However, after installing it, the whole system came alive. Suddenly, my factory speakers didn't sound so weak. I heard highs they had never produced before, and the little 6 3/4" sub wasn't such a sorry excuse anymore. Now its nothing like a pair of 12" fed by a 1500 watt amp, but the difference for the factory unit was amazing. I'll likely keep the factory cones a little longer - at least until the "new" becomes "normal". Then I'll upgrade the speakers and get to experience the "new" all over again. Thanks Crutchfield.
Pros: Easy replacement of factory unit. Crutchfield supplied all of the wiring harness, antenna adapter, mounting adapter and vehicle specific instructions as a matter of course AND for free, so that I got everything I needed to install it without having to reorder to get the parts I didn't know I needed. That is true front-end Customer Service. I won't go anywhere else.
Cons: Not one
I bought this unit to replace the factory unit in my 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. It's a nice unit, but it's a lot more difficult to operate than the factory unit. I like the fact that it scans the text for the Sirius XM tuner. But it quits scanning after it scans through the info one time. For instance, it will scan "Bluegrass Junction" one time. Then it stops scanning and just says, "Bluegrass." I know these are minor issues. I like the setting that lets me set the FM tuner, Sirius Satellite tuner, and CD player to compensate for different volume levels. Overall, it's a nice unit. I also like the factory preset eq. And an automatic volume adjustment would be nice.
Pros: Love the sound. It's much better than the factory unit. Installation was pretty simple and straight forward.
Cons: The buttons are small and hard to see at night. I wish it had two knobs, a volume and a tuner knob. Some of the settings are a little hard to understand, but a careful review of the instructions clears it up. There are gaps around the face plate. Also the shiny metal of the din sleeve was visible around the edges until I removed the face plate and used a black magic marker so the shiny metal wasn't visible. Again just some minor issues.
Want a new Radio for my CRV and Cruthfield made it easy, easier than Amazon when you factor in the free extras and the Great customer Service making the Installation Quick and pain free...... Thanks Again
Pros: Quality product , quick shipping , great value
The sirius XM portion of the radio keeps losing signal, states check antenna, then suddenly comes back on. The 3 sirius bands keep getting jammed so you are unable to switch bands and are stuck with only 6 pre-sets instead of 18. The unit definitely has problems which show poor workmanship in design. Better off with a unit without sirius radio. Would not buy another Alpine. Very cheaply made, you get what you pay for.
Pros: Cheap unit, looks nice
Cons: Poor quality of workmanship, channels jam up and signal on satellite keeps dropping out. Sound quality very poor compared to other similar radios not made by Alpine. Cannot recall pre-set satellite channels.
Great radio, only thing I don't like is the equalizer or lack of it. you can adjust the sounds but just like you would on a factory stereo. other than it is a great product.
This is my 4th alpine head unit, gets better every year and a plus that it came with a free Sirius /Xm receiver
Pros: Hands free phone calls Bluetooth rca amp inputs good rms output
Very compact, high quality, and capable unit. Easy to operate after set up... and yes, it looks cool. Having the USB port in front was a good improvement from the last model. Installation instructions were clear (very important for a novice like me).
Pros: High quality and coolness factor. Good versatility, easy to operate after set up.
Cons: Requires a bit of careful reading to learn the various options.
Performed as well as I was hoping. Would recommend to anyone.
Pros: All features worked as promised.
This is very nice head unit with all the new technology
Pros: Bluetooth xm ready
I'm no audiophile, but I installed this in a 2003 Wrangler and the difference over the stock head unit was amazing. Installation was a 'real' snap with the supplied instructions and add-on harness. I installed without any additional amp and it's great, but I also ordered the Alpine KTP-445A amp later to boost the lower end. No real dings on not giving 5 starts, I just reserve that ranking for stuff that completely blows me away. Great unit, easy to install, lots of functions and features that are beyond my understanding, but for plug-n-play it's great. I'll get somebody to explain what 3Band EQ does and how adjusting the high and low band filters make a difference (if I tried to adjust them, what am I listening for ?).
Pros: Easy install Great sound
Cons: None so far
Great Product, installed in my 2006 GT Mustang with the factory shacker 500 sound system all I can say is WOW great sound!!!. I read a review about radio does not stay on with engine off but mine stays on so maybe they wired his wrong, all in all Great Radio!!!!
Pros: Everything about it
Great equip at a great price
I was disappointed with the sound quality. My OEM radio for my 2001 Mercedes E320 died on me so I had to get a new radio. I wanted satellite radio so I bought this one based on the reviews. The E320 came with a Bose system, and the sound quality of the original was very good, good bass and a clear sound. The Alpine does not deliver the same deep clean sound. I played around with the equalizer, but it doesn't help. Also, the OEM radio stayed on when the engine was off when the ignition was on the "aux" position. With the new Alpine, the radio shuts off when I shut off the engine. The Alpine will only stay on when the engine is on.
Pros: Satellite radio. Easy to use.
Cons: -Sound quality on my MB E320 is not very good. -The engine has to be on in order for the radio to work.Crutchfield response on August 11, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Installation was easy.
Pros: Easy to Setup
For the price it is a good unit- The directions for installation were very inadequate. I had to call Crutchfield 4 times to get it installed. The biggest issue is that you have to solder all the connections on the adapters and the instructions don't give you enough information! The good news they are great about helping you! You might think the rebate is on the unit itself, but the rebate is actually for 3 months of SiriusXM service.
Pros: The price and sound
Cons: Bad directions and the connectors should be prewired.
I bought this radio to replace the factory system in my 1997 Jaguar XK. The radio is everything it's advertised to be. Easy installation. The radio is pretty intuitive to operate and the Sirius is an added bonus. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to upgrade their factory system.
Pros: Easy installation and intuitive operation.
Cons: Radio does not have the option of changing the display color.
Doesn't display channel info (i.e. "60's channel" on XM)
I purchased this receiver for my fathers van and it was a quick and easy install. The unit was a little boring on the face plate but other than that I really like it.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: Boring face plate
Great sound for a reasonable price. Very easy to install
Pros: Ease of instalation
Very pleased with my purchase set up was easy and the sound quality is exceptional
Pros: Ease of installation and design! Love the USB PORT in the face plate
Cons: Bluetooth speaker notice cancellation isn't that good
Has all the features I was looking for in an aftermarket unit!
THis radop was an upgrade that replaced an OEM unit without XM or Bluetooth. I am very happy with it. Install was pretty smooth. My only gripes are the limited display and tiny control buttons but to pack this much functionality into a unit this small they don't have much choice. Buy this unit is you are considering something in this range. You will be happy.
Cons: Display is limited Control buttons are small
I am very happy with this Alpine unit especially the interface to the included Sirius module. I am still learning all of the operations but think this single din system is just what I needed to replace the early 2000 factory head unit in my car. Works well, sounds good and was a great value.
Pros: Ease of operation and installation.
Cons: Preset channels are limited but not a big issue. Ambiant/automatic volume adjustment would be nice to have.
Love this stereo. Replaced a 15 year old Alpine with it because I wanted to add Sirius radio to my truck and it also has hands free calling. It's does all that and more!!! I am very impressed with the sound quality and look of my new stereo. I installed it myself with the installation kit that came with it.
Pros: Great sound. Great looks. Great value. It's an Alpine.
The unit is a great value with the satellite radio tuner included. The simplicity of the unit is what attracted me. The big blue button to power on/off and switch audio sources is a big plus while driving. It took a few minutes to get used to navigating the menu for settings. Great deal, nice unit....recommended!
Pros: Simplicity of use. Great value.
Cons: Menu navigation
Good sound, satelite radio, bluetooth, work well
Pros: Features and performance I wanted at a good value
Cons: Symbols on face too small, not easy to read while driving, display text however is fine
Everything I wanted in a receiver easy to use and sounds great.
Pros: Easy to use love the Bluetooth.
Cons: No remote, and Bluetooth doesn't always connect.
Very happy with receiver works well.
I couldn't be happier it works great and the installation was super easy! It is everything I expected and more!
Pros: Inexpensive and easy to install
Cons: Just wish I could have more than 6 presets for XM if that is a Con??
Easy Install with detailed instructions. Great sound over factory unit.
Great radio for the money
Pros: Does everything I need I one package.
Cons: Single line display.
Replaced factory Fosgate head in 02 sentra se-r. Had to use ground loop iso's w it to get rid of popping sound, think it had something to do w the stock amp. Took the stock system to a whole nother level. The speakers aren't muddy or quiet any more, in fact I've already blow 2 of the factory speakers all of which I'm about replace anyway.
Pros: It has almost everything I need for my audio lifestyle.
Cons: Only 2 sets of RCA outs. No rear aux in.
I chose five stars for overall value since this whole kit came up with a great price and included SIrius/XM tuner.This was for my wife's car and she, being a theater person, has to have show tunes nearly all of the time except for when it's time for Sinatra. Sound quality could be a touch better but for this price, we're cool with it. Ease of use is where the problem comes in. When she tries to use voice dial, it never seems to get the name right. This means a whole lot more time with eyes on the stereo instead of on the road. Coolness factor- well, it looks like an after market stereo in a semi-luxury class car. Build quality is pretty good but the controls are not as intuitive as they could be. One note, it is hard to read the display on a sunny day but I did not count off for this because that is a problem with the way the car is designed not the stereo. I just wanted to mention that for people reading the review and did not count off for it.
Pros: Has every feature she wants in a car stereo head unit.
Cons: Voice deal leaves a lot to be desired.
This is an overall fine unit that has all of the features I wanted. Overall sound quality is fabulous paired with Infiniti REF6502ix and Infiniti 3002cfx speakers (no amp). BT pairing with my iPhone worked without a hitch. I did notice that hands free call sound quality suffered as compared to my stock unit. Callers just don't sound as good as with my Toyota unit, and of course, I had to string the relatively ugly microphone which is now sticking out of my headliner. So if you want a great sounding unit full of what I'd consider nowadays to be pretty essential features, I'd say this is a great unit to buy. But, I have a few gripes. First off, the buttons on this unit just feel cheap. I'd go so far as to call them poor quality. You push them and get a fairly dissatisfying click. Sometimes you have to mash them to get them to work. Changing bands is a pain as the button isn't completely responsive. It is actually a little distracting to have to look down and find the smallish button and then watch to see if pushing it actually changed the band for you as expected. My second gripe is that the tuner doesn't seem to stay on the band you have it set. For example, start the vehicle listening to a station on SiriusXM band 2 and hit the button for another station on SiriusXM band 2 and you get the station programmed on that button on SiriusXM band 1. What? Why? PITA in my opinion.
Pros: Sound quality Seamless bluetooth
Cons: Button quality (cheap feel and not a decisive action) Doesn't stay on previously selected band.
Great product,easy to install and set up.
I bought this to replace the stock radio in my Suburban. What a great addition! The sound is much clearer, the base is cleaner and the basic functions are easy to use after you read the quick start guide. I purchased this so I can connect my Iphone via Bluetooth to get my music and also have a hands free phone setup. Installation was straight forward and took about 2 hours total for someone with minimal experience. I had one small hitch during the install (wire was a different color than was indicated on the installation sheet). Literally a quick 3 minute call to Crutchfield and he very simply solved the problem. I was amazed at his knowledge and how quickly he was able to trouble shoot and verify that I was looking at the correct wire regardless of color. The controls are very simple to use once you understand what you are doing. I wouldn't call it intuitive but it is not terribly hard either. My only real complaint is that it doesn't come with a full users manual, they include a disc instead. Not the best way to get info on your radio when you are setting it up and learning the features. My phone (4S) pairs easily with the radio and I have been told that the call quality is like being on the phone and not hollow sounding on the other end like a speaker phone. The CD player handles the bumps well and I have yet to have it skip or have a problem due to road vibration. I am pleased with this unit and would buy another one like it should the need ever arise.
Pros: Easy to use with the main 4 buttons together and easy to reach without distracting you from driving. Wonderful sound quality with factory speakers. Great phone features. Screen is easily read in both day and night situations
Cons: It needs to come with a full manual Would like a choice of colors for the screenlighting (only has blue).
Good stereo so far
Pros: Easy to use and navigate
Cons: Xm antenna isn't the best
I highly recommend this item for anyone looking for a clean easy to use design , xm radio , CD player , iPod , iPhone capable , complete it all with range of sound adjust .
Pros: Too many to list .
I replaced the stock unit in my Grand Marquis along with an XM radio tuner. This is a great upgrade in sound quality and satellite radio performance. I really like the integrated Bluetooth feature and included microphone. I'm in the car for 800 to 1000 highway miles each week, and I wish I had installed this sooner. After two months in service the mic clip broke but the guys at Crutchfield send out a new one right away. You can't go wrong with this receiver or this retailer! Five stars!
Pros: Sound quality, Bluetooth voice and audio integration, and Crutchfield service.
Cons: There are none!
Had to replace my XM radio so I decided to just get a whole new radio with the XM. So nice to have everything in one unit and everything works like it is suppose to.
Pros: All in one everything you need Hooked up to steering wheel controls with extra kit on a vehicle that is 12 years old
Cons: Almost does too much Too many things to remember to use all functions without keeping manual with you
Very happy with this unit.
Pros: all the extras are built in.
Cons: Button to change sound profile ( base treble bal etc...) is small and is best if used wile parked,
Impressive sound even using the stock speakers in my 1997 4Runner. Can't really ask for more functionality.
Pros: Satellite radio was easy to install. Bluetooth phone calls are clear. Reasonable amount of audio customization controls.
Cons: One line of text display. Looks a little cheesy, in my opinion.
I've wanted to get an Alpine setup for quite a while, but haven't pulled the trigger until this one. I am STOKED that I did. Install in my 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Wagon was a snap with the kits and docs. The Sirius tuner was a huge bonus, and it came with 3 months of free service (with a 6 month agreement.) Just taking that offer combined with the tuner into consideration, this thing is a steal for the price. Works great with IPhone apps (Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Pandora, a ton of others) via Bluetooth and USB, the Sirius tuning functionality was easy to understand once I signed up and played around with it, and I really love the handsfree functionality. I did have a bit of trouble determining which input on the back was for the handsfree mic...it would have been nice if it were labeled, but easy enough to fix. I've also got an AM radio station that I tune into occasionally here in Atlanta, and my reception on the entire AM band is almost non-existent, which kind of sucks...I can get the same content via the TuneIn app, and stream directly over Bluetooth, so no real problem there. I coupled this unit with some replacement speakers for my front doors (Alpine SPS-510 5-1/4" 2-way Speakers) and they are the peanut butter to the CDE-SXM145BT's jelly. Great sound, simple EQ interface If you're thinking about getting a new receiver with Bluetooth, CD with MP3/WMA capability, USB port, and a SiriusXM tuner, you can't beat this one for the price. Thanks, Crutchfield!
Pros: Feature set, easy to install, sounds amazing, SiriusXM tuner / trial
Cons: AM reception, Mic port labeling (it's the top port, if anyone's curious!)
Alpine got it right with the SMX145T! Lots of easy to use features and an affordable price. I'm sure there are other units with a higher "coolness factor" but for the price this radio does all I need. And the Crutchfield staff are great!
Pros: Easy to use controls, great sound and affordable.
Cons: None yet.
Installed in a 99 BMW and had no issues at all during installation. Sound is great. It's easy to figure out how to use. Great replacement for the factory radio.
Pros: Sound quality, XM and BT included
Cons: None so far
Very happy with the way it works with iPhone. Phone feature works better then I had expected. Have not hooked up Sirius radio but by the way all the other features work flawlessly I'm sure it will too.
good unit for price
Easy Install, fit perfect in the dash.
Pros: Perfect fit, SiriusXM components are small and easy to conceal.
Cons: Radio Sleeve has a ton of tabs to lock into dash adapter, but still was loose on one side.
I absolutely love this thing! Much better than my stock receiver!
Pros: Easy install. Great display screen. Sounds great.
Cons: Bluetooth range
Great sounding radio for the price.
If it's on sale get it.
Pros: Great sound cool looking
Cons: I wish the clock stayed on when you shut off the radio
Good product at a good value
Pros: Sirius, Bluetooth, CD, auxiliary and iPod...
I installed this Alpine CDE-SXM145BT in my 80 year old uncles Suburban. He wanted XM Radio and Hands Free Calling. It only took me 10 mins to Program his XM channels and show him how to operate it. He is very happy!
Installed it on my harley and works great with the handlebar thumb controls. Value wise the sirius receiver being included added more value. I had looked at various head units without the receiver, that would have been another 40 bucks
Pros: Bluetooth and especially the sat radio receiver included
I was looking for a replacement radio for my truck. I wanted a radio with Sirius/xm radio built in it. I called Crutchfield and they explained that radios do not have built in Sirius/xm in it. I told them what I was wanting in a system. They sent me an email with a complete system including everything I would need to install it in my truck. The system is great. the radio plate fits like a glove. The wiring instructions was a great help. I installed the system really quickly with no problems at all. I will be buying speakers in the near future. Thanks very much.
Pros: I really like how Crutchfield knows exactly what it take to change out a system and does everything for you but install it. You don't have to wonder what I will have to buy next to do the install. It is all there for you.
Needed new unit for a 1981 corvette. this unit with sirius is just what i was looking for to upgrade the classic driving exprience.
Pros: single din, great sound
Cons: cant hear my twin exaust!
Bought this for a road trip and loved it.
Pros: When I plugged my iPhone 5s into the usb port, it charged the phone and gave me turn by turn instructions through the speakers.
Cons: Must be listening to media from the iPhone to get turn by turn over the speakers and some times the phone is not recognized properly on first connect. However, worked fine if disconnected and reconnected.
Pros: It is user friendly. More amenities than I can count.
The radio has nice sound but not much in the way of adjusting the bass, midrange and treble. I don't use the cell phone attachment. I do wish it had a 5 CD changer which this replaced but no one makes them now.
Pros: Nice set of features and has CD, and MP3 as well as Sirius.
Cons: Not the full sound like the radio it replaced. Sirius is nice but fades in and out.
This is overall and great in vehicle entertainment system. It has nearly every feature you want w/o the killer price tag.
Pros: Easy to install. Includes AM/FM w presets, CD, USB, USB iPhone/pad/etc, Bluetooth for both your phone and/or playing music from your phone (wirelessly), SirusXM (all HW and antenna, not an add on later but no subscription), and an Aux in. Documentation is good / OK.
Cons: Has everything but AM-Stereo and DVD (which this is I did not want in my vehicle for safety reasons).
I purchased this to replace my factory Infinity system with NAV since my speakers were shot and it no longer would read the map DVD. The Alpine sounds great with my new Kenwood speakers and looks good. its a much cleaner look than factory with a plug n play SAT radio I had. I love that the sat tuner was part of the package. install was not that hard except the jeeps wiring needed adapted but instructions were provided, once I had that and took my time it all was working good. Call quality so far with the hands free is good people seem to know they are on speaker phone but say they can hear me clearly unlike some devices I tried. BT audio play back is great with my Galaxy S3. it even begins playback where I stopped,even can changed tracks with my steering wheel controls. the tuner seems real good, it picks up lots of stations even with only my 13" off road style antenna. Again SAT radio controls built in is just awesome to me. Satellite sound quality is good as well. I have not used the CD player much or usb function but I'm sure those features work well too.
Pros: Satellite tuner included good hands free call quality decent on board power,but some that want more bass should get an amp and sub, I am ok with it as is. Plenty of other features for the price steering wheel control ready 2 sets of pre-amp outputs to expand your system
Cons: not color a changeable display display areas requires you to choose only one thing to display when in SAT mode (channel name, artist, song title) artist and title would be nice, but display is very readable. I would have preferred a double din head unit to this but one would not easily fit in the vehicle so this is an OK compromise.
Fit great, sounds great.
Pros: Easy install great bluetooth with windows phone.
Cons: Some of the adjustment buttons are a bit small
Always a fan of alpine products this one is no different. Great ipod controls, and Bluetooth.
Great Value, clear sound - much better than old head unit which wasn't bad to start with.
Pros: Has XM Satellite included, Clear sound
Cons: Menus a bit confusing.
Nice looking Radio, easy to install. Took a little getting used to the operation
Pros: Easy to install, nice sound
Cons: a little difficult to operate
I replaced an older Alpine that came with the car originally. I now have much improved sound, plus the SiriusXM radio function which I wanted. The CD player works nicely also. It is a bit tedious to use. I looked around a lot, and this was the only radio I found that did the things I want.
Pros: Great reception, getting all kinds of stations that I did not get before. Many functions. Good sound, and easily adjusted. Display is very readable. Overall the product looks very good
Cons: Understanding how to set the various functions is not obvious. I spent a lot of time with the manual trying to figure it out, but eventually got all working. I do not like that they do not provide a manual, but make you print out one from the CD provided if you want it. Going through the various functions (Tuner, CD, etc.) is in one direction only, and cannot reverse. Thus takes a while to find what you want sometimes.
I'm a big fan of Alpine but this unit might change that opinion. I don't know if Ive received a bad unit or not but so far i have nothing good to say about it. The cd skips over bumps, I get nothing but complaints because of the sound quality when I use the BT feature which my phone, the XM signal constantly cuts out (my previous unit did have any problems), and at times Ill get a "Check Tuner" message on the display and it becomes totally useless. Looks like I'm a minority when it comes to liking this product but I hope you have better luck then I did. So sorry I bought it.
Pros: Ease of installation
Cons: XM signal cuts out cd skips call quality with the handsfree is horrible
Good unit, nice sound, easy to install.
Pros: Good sound. Decent power output.
Excellent purchase. This unit was an easy install because Crutchfield said "it fit's my vehicle". The installation hardware upgraded my 1998 Jeep Wrangler to "modern day" My listening capabilities are virtually endless.
Pros: Easy install / Has everything needed / EXCELLENT Lifetime Customer support / one of the best manufacturers of automobile stereo equipment.
This radio is the "bomb" sounds great, looks great, easy to use, has everything function you want in your car! Between the standard radio, Sirius radio, auxiliary functions and Bluetooth, what more could you ask for?
Pros: With the Crutchfield installation kit, it was seriously a "breeze" to install. Two hours from start to enjoying my new sound!
Cons: As a normal man I hate instruction manuals! You really need to study it to use all of the functions to their best advantage.
For the money this radio has everything I was looking for and sounds great. This package eliminates the need for having to buy extra accessories to make sirius/xm work right away. I would recommend to anyone looking for good radio.
Cons: No cons
Looks great sounds great
I bought this to replace a Toyota factory head unit. The sound quality is excellent, I have much cleaner, louder sound just using the factory amplifier and speakers. It has a great variety of inputs, and linking the Bluetooth with my phone is simple. I like that once it's been linked, all I have to do is get in my truck and it's linked and ready to go. There are plenty of options for tweeking the sound, but the built in EQ settings are fine for 95% of what I listen to. My only quibble with the unit is that when I'm listening to satellite radio, the unit doesn't scroll the song title and artist, but that is really a minor thing.
Pros: Great sound, easy installation, plenty of inputs, Bluetooth integration is seamless.
Cons: No scrolling display on satellite radio.
This a awesome deck !! It does everything I could want except get Sirius radio. I switched my satellite service from old Sirius receiver to the 145BT and Imagine my surprise when it was only then that I learned it was XM only !!! It is my fault I know for not double checking to make sure that it was Sirius and not XM . Other than that I love this thing !!! this my 6th Alpine and like every other one this thing is GREAT!!!
Pros: It does it all so well !!
Cons: XM only . I am a Sirius guy .
This radio is great. I installed it in 15 minutes, it wouldn't have taken so long but my wife was pestering me.
Looks and sounds great in my Beetle.
Amazing radio. Had a local shop install it and even they were impressed and said they wish they carried it. Absolutely love my new system.
Very nice sounding, feature laden unit. Plenty of power for a smaller vehicle. Read the easy to follow manual first.
Pros: Lots of features. Nice, clean sound.
Cons: Lots of features - don't attempt to learn some of the more obscure functions while driving. Some of the functions are not intuitive.
I bought this for my son's car. It was simple to install using the wiring harness adapter. My son is very pleased with the appearance and all the features that it has.
Pros: Ease of installation. Feature rich. Good fitment. Plenty of power for clean sound from all four speakers.
Old factory radio was an AM/FM cd player with a failing CD player. I needed an upgrade and wanted blue tooth to talk on the phone when I drive, hands free required in Nevada by law. The Alpine was a perfect match to my needs, all the features, good price, enough power to replace the factory radio. The master sheet and adaptors were free, fits perfect, worked really well, the only thing I had to look at the instructions for was where to plug in the mic. and how to set the clock. Great piece of hardware at a very fair price.
Pros: looks good, with free crutchfield adaptors the install takes very little time sounds great!
Cons: buttons are a little small for my big fingers
Very nice. Great price.
Alpine with blue tooth and satellite radio. Easy to install. Fit our needs.
Pros: Bluetooth and satellite radio cool.
Cons: missing song titles on display
Very happy with the product. Installation was fairly easy, my Passat made it hard. Excellent sound quality with stock speakers. FM tuner is considerably better and clearer than stock.
Pros: Sirius/XM, BT ease of use, USB port
There are so many features on this radio. The Sirius receiver has excellent sound quality. The Bluetooth is such a great feature, easy to setup, connect and use. The usb port reads and plays files with great sound, I am using a 64gb flash and it reads it no problem. Great radio with all of the features and has excellent sound.
Pros: Sirius, Bluetooth, CD, detachable face, USB port.
This unit does all that it promised for a great price.
Pros: Price and XM radio integration. Blue Tooth audio streaming works amazingly well.
Cons: Would be great if unit offered an option on illumination colrs.
This is a low cost unit. Good sound quality. Sirius with radio unit. Well worth the money.
Pros: This unit came with the Sirius/XM unit ready to be installed. Easy to install Great price. Good sound
Cons: Some of the controls are hard to figure out. Doesn't have a rewind for Sirius.
Rusty helped me choose this radio system i purchased two units with kit's for our 2005 ford escapes ease of use and easy to install Great Product
Pros: Great Product
I really like the Alpine. Install was easy. Navigation is easy. Sounds great. I really like the Bluetooth. This radio replaced an Alpine that had been in the vehicle for 15 yrs.
Great head unit!
Alpine enough said :-)
I am thrilled with my new SiriusXM/FM/USB/Bluetooth/multi-input car radio! Before, I had a Sirius radio for years with the wires running all through the car and the wire going out the window to the antenna. This radio will access more music and information than I have even figured out so far. It was my birthday gift and the best one I ever received! The Crutchfield connection is wonderful. They have a network of installers and a web setup that makes it all so easy. I would definitely use Crutchfield for anything to do with car audio in the future. They are so helpful and cooperative!
Pros: Removable - includes a case to keep the "face" in ; so many aspects to it that it can do 'most anything. I love Sirius and there's an antenna, of course, but it's wireless as is the microphone. It took about 2 hours to install it - very reasonable.
Great radio, really well made and super easy to install.
Pros: great sound and loads of cool features
Cons: clock is not displayed all the time.
Great and easy to install
Great sound quality, the bluetooth delivers good sound with audio and phone calls. Ease install using the installation accessories provided by Crutchfield.
Nice in dash receiver with front USB access. Sound quality is very good with the 45-watt amplifier (sold separately).
This radio has exceeded my expectations. Used an Install Card to have it professionally installed in a 2009 Honda CRV and the improved sound quality with the factory speakers is incredible. Navigating the menus and accessing some of the settings takes some getting used to.
Sounds great! I love that you can hear the whole song when you change saved SXM stations!
Pros: Integrated SXM, wireless streaming from iPhone, hands free phone calls.
Cons: Some buttons are very small.
Easy install thanks to Crutchfield
Pros: Everything is included. Sirius XM is awesome
Cons: cant change the display color. Blue is the only choice
This radio on the surface is wonderful and beautiful. It looks great in my 05 mustang. It looks a lot better than other aftermarket radios. Make sure you know how many watts your radio speakers produce. This alpine radio puts out only a few watts, 18 I THINK. That was lower than my FACTORY speakers. The sound sounded close to terrible. The highs and lows sounded excellent but the bass was almost absent in Bluetooth, fm/am, Sirius, and pandora audio. The sound sounded better in disc audio. The factory radio sounded better, no question. I love that this radio comes with Sirius and Bluetooth. The Bluetooth feature is great. I don't have to connect and disconnect my phone every time I get in the car. It is convenient. Overall, this is a beautiful looking radio with great features, but if you wanted better sound than your factory radio like I did, make sure you check the wattage. You don't want to get a lower wattage, it will sound light and not good at all.
Pros: Sirius xm radio, Bluetooth, looks sexy
Cons: Low wattage sound, small display space
Replaced my stock Bose stereo with this unit and love it. Sounds much better. I have always been an Alpine fan and this unit didn't let me down.
Pros: Satellite radio, Bluetooth. Sound quality
This radio satalitte combo rocks. Had mine professionally installed in Ford F350 Super Duty. Easy to operate and has satalitte radio included with Bluetooth.
Pros: Operation is easy and has many features. Bluetooth easily pairs with I Phone 5
Bought this as a replacement for the factory radio in a 2003 Excursion. The installation instructions could have been more coherent, but even as a first-timer, I made it through in about two hours total. The fit is great and the sound is phenomenal. It's obviously not a terribly high-end item, but for what you pay, it is a great value. I love Sirius/XM and being able to use my Samsung Galaxy S2 through bluetooth.
Pros: Great display and sound
Cons: instructions could be better
The operation is very good.
Pros: Works greak with my Iphone
As always, Crutchfield made things so simple. From placing the order to installation, Crutchfield delivers. This head unit from Alpine is exactly what I was looking for. The bluetooth feature works great with my Blackberry and the Sirius XM receiver was easy to install and operate. This unit is great for the price. If you are looking for quality sound, ease of install and quality product, then I recommend this unit.
Pros: Great Sound, easy install, Bluetooth connection, hands free phone, Sirius XM receiver
Cons: If you are looking for power, you will need an AMP
Its really nice to be able to order one part number and have everything I wanted in a stereo. The Bluetooth function works great, especially using the Bluetooth audio function to play Pandora or slacker radio from my phone without extra cables hanging out of the deck. The satellite radio was extremely easy to setup and start listening. Very nice overall.
Pros: All in one unit, no extra parts to buy for Bluetooth or XM Easy to use and navigate deck
Cons: Not being able to see the name of the artist or song and the clock at the same time
after we received the correct radio,everything went fine
Very clear instructions on both the install and user instructions. It took about 2 hours to install the unit and it looks very nice in the dash.
Pros: Full of features for the money. A great entry level unit.
Cons: Clock doesn't display when the unit is turned off
THIS ALPINE CAR STEREO IS WONDERFUL .....THE INSTALL COMPANY WAS QUICK AND QUITE KNOWLEDGEABLE ...EVERYTHING WORKED OUT GREAT
Pros: MY REVIEW SAYS IT ALL...EASY TO USE, GREAT SOUND & NOT COMPLICATED TO UNDERSTAND
Is a great unit. Bought for the Bluetooth audio and for phone. Am very pleased. Person would have to have a little experience to install unit. I have installed several in the past, so was just a matter of getting everything ready for a smooth install.
Pros: Just a good unit for the price.
Cons: Is kind complicated to learn all of the setup features.
Excellent head unit with all the features I was looking for. Thanks to Crutchfield's assistance and instructions, installation was a breeze!
Pros: High power for OEM type set-up. great sound/clarity
A great unit for the price, nice features that fit my budget and needs. .and the sound is excellent. and all the little extra's that add up $$$, all sent with it free including the shipping from Crutchfield. thats a deal you can't beat. Thank you for a great product, price and service.
Pros: excellent sound quality and value, great feature's.
Cons: nothing bad i can think of ? except i wish i would have bought it sooner.
great value great sound quality
Pros: many great features built in 1 unit
Cons: only color display is blue
Great Receiver. It was very easy to install. The sound is first class. The blue tooth streaming from my Iphone is a great feature that keeps wires from hanging out of the radio and works great for me. I would recommend this model.
Pros: very user friendly.
Cons: I don't have any with this receiver.
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Included SiriusXM Tuner|
|RMS Power Output||18 watts|
|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||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
SiriusXM Tuner Included: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT comes ready for SiriusXM, thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port and the included SiriusXM Tuner module (SXV200A) and antenna. You can receive more than 160 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the " SiriusXM Premier" package (subscription required). Including, 20+ SiriusXM Xtra Channels which consist of music, sports, entertainment and a collection of channels dedicated to Spanish language programming. Here is a partial list of available channels; Howard Stern, Oprah, NFL, NASCAR, ESPN, Elvis Radio, Foxxhole, HairNation, Fox News, CNN, and many more. Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options & channel guide. Additional features you get with the SXV200A SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network. However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
SiriusXM Antenna: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT also includes the SiriusXM antenna (model # XVANT1). The included SiriusXM antenna plugs into the SMB connector on the SiriusXM Tuner module. The antenna features a magnetic base and a 23' cable. The antenna measures only 1.4375" (w) x 0.5625" (h) x 1.75" (d).
AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT 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.
Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT features built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) technology. The head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT .
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Alpine receiver (only one paired phone can be used at a time).
Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (including iPhone & Android). The controls of the CDE-SXM145BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers.
Note: During a conversation, you can initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.
External Microphone w/ Noise Cancellation: The included external microphone (with visor-clip) allows you to speak to the other party on the telephone call hands-free, while the other party's voice is played through your car stereo speakers. The external microphone is tuned and engineered to reduce noise interference and feedback. This allows optimal placement in your car, for the best possible sound quality. You can adjust the microphone's volume level; and even mute the microphone, so your voice will not be heard by the caller. The external microphone measures 0.5625" (diameter) x 1.625" (deep); and features an attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone (including iPhone & Android). The CDE-SXM145BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The CDE-SXM145BT also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
Siri Digital Assistant Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S/5 via Bluetooth (not USB), the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the CDE-SXM145BT and its microphone. The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Bluetooth Sound Quality Adjustments: You can customize the sound of your Bluetooth hands-free experience to fit your own preferences. You can adjust the CDE-SXM145BT's mic gain, phone output, & ring tone volume. If that's not enough, there are 5 sound quality settings to choose from to get the balance just right for you. This flexibility will make your phone calls a pleasurable experience.
Speaker Output: You can select which car speaker outputs the audio from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device.
iPod/iPhone USB 1-Wire Connection: You can connect your iPod or iPhone to the head unit's front-panel USB port using the Alpine KCU-445i iPod/iPhone cable (500KCU445I, sold separately) or the iPod/USB cable that came with your iPod/iPhone to get access to all of your iPod/iPhone's stored music, right from the head unit. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the CDE-SXM145BT.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 4/24/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Bluetooth||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/App||Phone||Audio||Siri||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.
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, 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-SXM145BT features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. 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. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
MP3/WMA Playback: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT 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 Storage Device|
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2||FAT 12/16/32|
|Playable File Types|| MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05,
24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||255 files/folders||255 folders/255 files per folder|
|Tags||ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags|
Text/File/Folder Search: When you are playing a disc or USB device with CD-Text, 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 CD Text, ID3 or WMA tags, searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song.
Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT offers Repeat and Random playback modes.
Off Insert/Eject: 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.
Auto Reload: 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-SXM145BT no more that 35° above horizontal.
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.
4ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT 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 outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level control.
Note: When an external amplifier is connected sound quality can be improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in amplifier.
Head Unit Power Pack (optional): Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A, sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445A 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.
Subwoofer Control: When the non-fading subwoofer preamp ou