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Alpine UTE-73BT Digital media receiver (does not play discs)

Item # 500UTE73BT

I really enjoy listening to CDs at home, but in the car, they just don't fit my routine.

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About the Alpine UTE-73BT

Alexander H.

Play it all

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

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

Choose your source

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

Make your music sound its best

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

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

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

This digital media receiver will not play discs.

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

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Product highlights:

General Features:
  • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
  • variable color illumination
  • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and music streaming
  • plays MP3, WMA, and FLAC music files through USB
  • compatible with iPod, iPhone, and Android
  • Pandora playback with iPhone and Android
Audio Features:
  • 3-band parametric EQ
  • 24-bit digital-to-analog audio converter
  • low-pass/high-pass filters
Expandability:
  • inputs: front USB port, front auxiliary input
  • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, and sub)
Other Features and Specs:
  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • external microphone included
  • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • CTA-2006 compliant
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # UTE-73BT

What's in the box:

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

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Features & specs

Expandability
AUX Input Front
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input Front
USB Port Power 1A
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control Bluetooth
Alexa Voice Control N
Android Control Yes
Memory Card Slot USB memory
Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
Satellite Radio Ready No
HD Radio No
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size No
Nano 7Gen
Touch 5Gen and newer
iPhone 4S and newer
General
RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
RMS Power (Manufacturer) 18 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Video Screen No
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 2 volts
Screen Size ---
Screen Type ---
Display Color Variable
Key Button Color Variable
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Tuner
FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System Yes
File Playback
Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC
High-res Playback N
The Alpine UTE-73BT replaces these items:

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

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3.0 The Alpine UTE-73BT features built-in Bluetooth 3.0 with support for hands-free communication and wireless music streaming. You'll be able to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver, as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

  • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAP 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
  • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Alpine UTE-73BT.

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

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

Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled smartphone (including iPhone & Android). Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the UTE-73BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the UTE-73BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.

  • Receiving A Call: The Alpine UTE-73BT provides a couple ways to answer your phone calls without picking up your phone. Incoming calls are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music will be muted) & a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit's display.
    • Manual Answer: Manually answer an incoming call by pressing the "Phone" button on your Alpine head unit.
    • Automatic Answer: Set the Alpine head unit to answer the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is answered automatically after approximately 3 or 10 seconds.
    • Call Waiting: If a second call is received during a current call, you can have the first caller wait momentarily while you take the second call. When you are finished with one call, you can switch to the other.
  • Making A Call: The Alpine UTE-73BT provides a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine UTE-73BT features full phone book access, call history, voice tag dialing, and redial with compatible phones.
    • Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable phone, you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your contact.
    • Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 contacts (5 telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible mobile phone. You can select the first 3 call letters (ABC) to search for a desired name in your phonebook.
    • Call History: The previously dialed, received, or missed numbers (20 each) can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
    • Redial: You can easily redial the number or contact you dialed last from the head unit's front-panel controls.

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

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

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

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

External Mic: The included external microphone is tuned and engineered to reduce noise interference and feedback. This allows optimal placement in your car, for the best possible sound quality. The external microphone measures 0.5625" (diameter) x 1.5625" (deep); and features an attached 11.5' cable terminated by a right-angle mono-male 3.5mm connector.

Android/iPhone Integration

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

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

iPhone Direct Connection: The Alpine UTE-73BT's front-panel USB port can be used to connect select Apple iOS devices to the head unit. The USB connection allows for playback of stored music and music apps on your compatible iPod or iPhone through Alpine receiver. Compatible Apple iOS devices include the iPhone 4S and newer, iPtod touch 5th gen and newer, as well as the iPod nano 7th gen and newer.

  • Basic Playback Control: You are able to control basic playback and search functions from the head unit, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Advanced music browsing (such as song/artist/album search) will still need to be done from your Apple iPod or iPhone device's touchscreen.
  • Song/Artist/Album Display: The Alpine digital media receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information. The UTE-73BT will display artist name, song title, and album label.
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected Apple iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

Pandora + AM/FM Radio

Pandora Internet Radio App: The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS and Android OS) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Alpine UTE-73BT using your Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone or Android smartphone. Your iPhone or Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G) or WiFi. The UTE-73BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

  • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically.
  • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
  • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
  • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to these online service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

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

USB/Aux Playback

USB MSC Compatibility: In addition to iPhone & Android connectivity, the Alpine head unit's front-panel USB port enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The USB port supports audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, AAC, & FLAC audio files stored on a compatible USB mass-storage class device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

Note: The head unit's USB port is not compatible with USB hubs or card readers.

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

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

Music Browsing: When you are playing a USB device with ID3, WMA or AAC tags, you can easily search for a track, file, or folder by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you can use the rotary encoder to quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track. For USB devices without ID3, WMA, or AAC tags; searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song. You can even use Jump mode to quickly search your music list in 10% increments.

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

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

Audio Section

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

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

  • CTA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
  • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
Note: Add the KTP-445 (500KTP445A, sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445 is compact enough to install behind the Alpine digital media receiver. It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need additional wires.

6ch/2V Pre-outs + Sub Control: The UTE-73BT has three sets of 2.0-volt pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's front & rear preamp output can be faded, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. When the non-fading subwoofer pre-out is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume level (0 to +15) & phase (Normal or Reverse).

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

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

3-Band EQ
Frequency Q-Factor Level
Bass 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 120Hz Wide 0.5, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.5, or Narrow. 2.0 -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
Midrange 500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5kHz Wide 0.75, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.25, or Narrow 1.5 -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
Treble 7.5kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz, or 15kHz Wide 0.75 or Narrow 1.25 -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
Note: The units stores independent EQ settings for each audio source.

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

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

Display Features

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

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

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

Brightness & Auto Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the Alpine receiver's display from 1 to 10. This unit is also equipped with an illumination lead (orange); when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and the illumination lead is connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit, the display and button illumination will dim to the preset Brightness level whenever the headlights are turned on. If preferred, you may choose the Manual dimmer mode setting, so the display and button illumination is dim at all times.

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

Demo Mode: This unit has a demonstration feature for its display which can be turned On or Off in the menu.

Remote Control

Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine UTE-73BT is wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4360 IR remote (sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's functions.

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102 questions already asked

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I input my vehicle, 1988 Porsche 944, it says no dash kit required for install. I currently have a 2006 Alpine CDA-9856 in my vehicle. Is the wiring harness/plug the same or do I have to wire in a new one?
jim  Mar 30, 2024
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Greetings Jim. Thank you for your question. The pin configuration is the same but for one wire. Pin 15 on the CDA9856 has a cellular mute wire, the UTE73BT has no wire in that pin. Most cases that cellular mute wire is not connected. So, pins line up, but what I cannot try is will the old plug fit the new stereo. Chances are good, just not 100%.
hogan  Mar 31, 2024 (Staff)
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do i need to buy the wiring kit or does it come with one?
big rob  Mar 22, 2024
1 answer
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Greetings Robby. Thank you for your question. The aftermarket stereos we offer come with their basic harness. It is not ready to lug into any vehicle. You would need a vehicle specific wire adapter as well.
hogan  Mar 22, 2024 (Staff)
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Is the top volume over 30 ?
dacoye  Feb 28, 2024
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Hey Dacoye, great question. So Alpine does not list what the numeric top number for volume is but volume number does not necessarily translate to higher volume levels as this Alpine has different volume breakdowns depending on audio source playing through. So regardless of what the max number is, that numbers audio meaning in decibels will vary. For example for wireless Bluetooth audio the volume can only go from -6dB to + 6dB, while auxiliary will be -8dB to +18dB.
red  Feb 29, 2024 (Staff)
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Clock auto adjust? I'm used to setting all my clocks 10 min early. I set it 2x and now it reads same time as my phone.
preston  Feb 27, 2024
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Greetings Preston. Thank you for your question. The Alpine has an auto clock set. It uses the radio data system. If that is set to on, it will change accordingly from the information it receivers thru the air from local radio stations. To change that you need to turn off the RDS CT setting.
hogan  Feb 27, 2024 (Staff)
Q
can you play music off your memory stick?
clifford  Feb 12, 2024
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Greetings Clifford. Thank you for your question. The front USB input supports music files stored on that drive. Supported file types are on the details tab.
hogan  Feb 13, 2024 (Staff)
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will I be able to connect to Sirius?
daniel  Feb 11, 2024
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The Alpine UTE-73BT is not "XM Ready" and has no input to use the required Sirius XM tuner in the first link below for built-in XM radio features, Daniel. You can still use the XM app on your smartphone through Bluetooth with the Alpine. If you can consider other radio brands, the Kenwood KMM-BT332U in the second link below is "XM Ready" and compatible with the external tuner for built-in XM radio. Make sure to confirm fit in your specific vehicle with our online Vehicle Guide. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_220SXV300/SiriusXM-SXV300V1-Tuner.html https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KMBT332/Kenwood-KMM-BT332U.html
bo  Feb 12, 2024 (Staff)
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Dimensions. Depth?
jack  Feb 05, 2024
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Greetings Jack. Thank you for your question. Chassis alone is 6.505 inches. With the protrusion of the rear RCA outputs its 7.055 inches. If you are needing a very shallow stereo, Kenwood and JVC media players are under 5 inches deep.
hogan  Feb 05, 2024 (Staff)
Q
is the remote turn on wire blue or blue/white on this stereo?
justin  Jan 02, 2024
1 answer
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Greetings Justin, the amp turn on wire is blue/white. Blue is for a power antenna.
hogan  Jan 02, 2024 (Staff)
Q
does it retain the radio stations that you programmed ?- Ive spent hours programming the stations and when I turn off and back on the unit I have no stations?
mark  Nov 28, 2023
1 answer
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The Alpine UTE-73BT does retain settings Mark, as long as the yellow 12v constant power lead remains connected to power when the key is turned off. I would doublecheck your wiring and that connection, as it sounds like the radio is losing all power and memory settings when you are turning off your vehicle. I hope this helps!
bo  Nov 29, 2023 (Staff)
Q
I plan to use this head unit in my truck with two JBL 421F speakers (30w RMS/90w peak in B pillars) and a two channel dash speaker (100w peak? In center of dash), will this unit have enough output power to be loud enough in the truck or will it need an amplifier as well?
magnaman8812  Oct 22, 2023
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This Alpine UTE-73BT has a solid amp built-in, Zane. It is fairly well matched to your JBL 421F speakers and will provide good power to your center dash stereo speaker. With efficient speakers like the JBL's the radio will work very well, but if you desire more power an amp is going to be the call. You do have preamp outputs on the Alpine for use with external amplifiers, but you would need to be careful to choose an amp that would not overpower your JBL 421F's that can only handle 30-watts RMS. I would try the radio first and see if it meets your needs, if you did want a little more power the Alpine KTP-445U power pack in the link below is an excellent choice. It is technically too powerful for your JBL 421F speakers, so proper setup with a high-pass crossover on those channels would be crucial to avoid damage. I hope this helps! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KTP445U/Alpine-KTP-445U-Power-Pack.html
bo  Oct 22, 2023 (Staff)
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Does this headunit work with the alpine power pack 445a?
dante g  Oct 15, 2023
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I see no reason why not, Dante. The Alpine Power Pack 445a will not mount to the rear of this unit but can be used to boost the power and would be a nice compliment to the sound quality of the UTE-73BT.
bo  Oct 16, 2023 (Staff)
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Can you bypass the subwoofer crossover in this head unit?
brian  Aug 29, 2023
1 answer
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Great question, Brian. The Subwoofer crossover frequency is adjustable with three settings (80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz) but it cannot be bypassed.
bo  Aug 29, 2023 (Staff)
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I have this head unit for my 2002 Toyota Solara and need to update its sound system entirely as it's old and worn out. What are compatible options if the your site tells me the UTE system isn't one?
alex.  Aug 05, 2023
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There should be only one version of the 2002 Toyota Solara's that we show this radio won't fit into and its one that we show no radio fitting into because we were not able to research it to find out what's needed. It is the version that is a convertible and came without the JBL audio system. If you have any other version of the 2002 Solara, I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 as we can get this radio installed into it and also perform other upgrades as well.
jason  Aug 05, 2023 (Staff)
Q
What is the depth?
gary  Jul 06, 2023
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The depth of the chassis is 6.505". The depth of the "nose," which is the section that would stick out if the radio were flush mounted, is 1.0625".
zachary  Jul 06, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Is there a delay in audio when connected via Bluetooth?
jesse  Jun 04, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Jesse, and thank you for your question. Im sure there is a delay using Bluetooth over the USB or Aux in, but all the speakers would share the same delay, so your not going to hear the delay.
hogan  Jun 05, 2023 (Staff)
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Does it have concert hall?
cris06  May 06, 2023
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Thank you so much for your question, Cristobal. This Alpine doesn't have Concert Hall as one of the EQ settings; it does have Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electric Dance, Hip-Hop, Easy Listening, Country, Classical, or User.
andrea  May 07, 2023 (Staff)
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Will this unit have any trouble connecting to my 10th gen IPad through Bluetooth?
taylor  Apr 30, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Taylor, and thank you for your question. We have no feedback saying it will not. If its a newer generation IPad, should work fine. Of course we cannot test every phone/tablet with every stereo we sell either. If you wish to contact Alpine that might have a more definite answer, their number is 800-421-2284.
hogan  Apr 30, 2023 (Staff)
Q
I already have one powered sub hooked up is there room to ad a second one?
nathan  Apr 19, 2023
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Greetings Nathan, and thank you for your question. Car stereos come with either a mono sub out, or a left/right sub out. Ways to add a second sub is if your first sub has another output, or Y split the output from the stereo then tom two subs. So yes, you can add another, but you might need some adapters.
hogan  Apr 19, 2023 (Staff)
Q
does it have hd radio? If not, can you recommend a similar unit with hd radio?
christy  Apr 10, 2023
1 answer
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This does not have HD Radio capability. Our advisors would be happy to recommend an alternative to fit your needs via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
zachary  Apr 10, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Are these 4 channels bridgeable?
chris  Mar 30, 2023
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You cannot combine or bridge any channels on the Alpine UTE-73BT Digital media receiver, Chris. If you are looking to drive a subwoofer and four speakers off your radio, consider the Sony DSX-GS80 in the link below. This is a special unit, with onboard hi-power amplification and the subwoofer direct-connect feature. With the Subwoofer Direct and 2-ohm Speaker Load option, you can hook up a mono subwoofer directly to the built-in class-D amplifier together with four speakers. The unique 2-ohm load selector delivers high power without risking amp or speaker damage. Channel 1 delivers power and signal to the front left and rear left speakers, while channel 2 delivers power and audio signal to the front right and rear right speakers. Channel 3 delivers power and audio signal to your mono subwoofer (channel 4 is not used). This still isn't technically bridging, but it does allow you some interesting options for your system! If you install this radio in your vehicle, we advise using a separate power kit in the second link below for best performance. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_158DSXGS80/Sony-DSX-GS80.html https://www.crutchfield.com/p_007CK12/Crutchfield-CK12.html
bo  Mar 30, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Is it waterproof?
jeromy  Mar 05, 2023
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It is not.
zachary  Mar 05, 2023 (Staff)
Q
I have a 2000 ford mustang without the Mach 1 sound system do I need a special harness to use this product?
joseph  Mar 02, 2023
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You will, Joseph. We make sure you get a discount when pairing the correct install gear with purchase of your new Alpine radio as well! Even without the Mach sound package you have a factory amplifier, if that amplifier and speakers are working properly you will want to use the install package in the link below! This also has our ReadyHarness service applied for the easiest possible install. https://www.crutchfield.com/I-rXYEc222/cart/EmailCart.aspx?emKey=3089854
bo  Mar 03, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Does this specific unit have a built in amp?
nathan  Feb 19, 2023
1 answer
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This radio does include a 4-channel amplifer intended for powering door speakers. It is rated 18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels and is CTA-2006 compliant.
zachary  Feb 20, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Does this specific unit have a built in amp?
nathan  Feb 19, 2023
1 answer
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Yes there is a 4 channel amp driving 18 watts RMS/50 peak per channel.
arielle  Feb 20, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Will you be able to ship this product to India?
raghu  Jan 21, 2023
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Greetings Raghav, and thank you for your question. Crutchfield can only ship to a U.S. a U.S. territory, or U.S. military address outside the U.S.
hogan  Jan 21, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Can you change the color to red?
cory  Jan 09, 2023
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Greetings Cory, and thank you for your question. The Alpine UTE-73BT has a variable display/button color. You can change it to whatever color you wish.
hogan  Jan 09, 2023 (Staff)
Q
does it have fm tuner?
donna  Dec 21, 2022
1 answer
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Greetings Donna, and thank you for your question. The Alpine UTE-73BT has both an AM and FM tuner.
hogan  Dec 22, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Once this radio is installed, is there a good way to remove it in case i want to do more upgrades in the future?
collin edison  Dec 13, 2022
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Mounting kits are made for a lot of vehicles that will use the Din sleeve to install this radio. It is possible to easily remove this radio in those vehicles using the included radio removal tools. We have advisors here that can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 who can check your vehicle to see if this radio will be installed into it using the Din sleeve.
jason  Dec 14, 2022 (Staff)
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I need to remove the head unit to upgrade my speaker system, which is the best way to remove the head unit if it is already installed?
collin edison  Dec 13, 2022
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We can certainly help there, Collin. Most radio packages will come with our Mastersheet install instructions. These will help you remove your factory radio and get you installed with your new gear. We even include tools to remove the factory radio in your package if you need them. Make sure you put your details into our online Vehicle Guide in the link below, and we will make sure to pair everything you need for a smooth install. If you need help, you can always call a live Advisor at 1-800-324-9695 and we can help! https://www.crutchfield.com/m_266150/Car-Stereos.html
bo  Dec 13, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Can you connect a bazooka tube to this head unit?
alexander  Nov 09, 2022
1 answer
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The Alpine has subwoofer preamp outputs for you to connect a Bazooka tube to.
arielle  Nov 09, 2022 (Staff)
Q
What is the best amp to get 45 watts RMS max to the speakers?
kevin t  Oct 29, 2022
1 answer
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You can add the Alpine KTP-445A Power Pack to get the max 45 watts rms to your speakers. I like the page to it down below. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KTP445A/Alpine-KTP-445A-Power-Pack.html
arielle  Oct 29, 2022 (Staff)
Q
I have an old Alpine CDA-9856 head unit installed now. Can I use my existing harness from my old CDA-9856 with this unit? or do I have to re-wire a new harness?
john  Oct 26, 2022
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These radios use the same harness plugs with the same wiring pin out. It should be possible to simply unplug the old Alpine and plug in the new Alpine.
zachary  Oct 27, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Can you connect a JL Audio ACP108LG-W3v3 MicroSub+T 250-watt 8" powered subwoofer to this device?
francis  Sep 22, 2022
1 answer
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Yes you can connect that JL Audio powered subwoofer to that Alpine radio using the subwoofer's line level inputs and the radio's sub preamp outputs.
arielle  Sep 23, 2022 (Staff)
Q
I have this head unit. It connects and plays fine with my Samsung phone. But my wife's iPhone 13 pro max will pair but not connect. The phone will show "connected" while the radio will display "no BT device". Any Advice?
derrick  Sep 10, 2022
1 answer
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Greetings Derrick, and thank you for the question. Sounds like you need a little tech support. If you purchased the Alpine from Crutchfield, you will see a direct tech support number on your shipping confirmation email. If you purchased the Alpine elsewhere, you can always call the fine techs with Alpine at 800-257-4631.
hogan  Sep 13, 2022 (Staff)
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I have this head unit. It connects and plays fine with my Samsung phone. But my wife's iPhone 13 pro max will pair but not connect. The phone will show "connected" while the radio will display "no BT device". Any advice?
derrick  Sep 10, 2022
1 answer
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If you haven't already, try completely forgetting the receiver on the iPhone and then repairing. You can only have 2 phones connected on that receiver so if there are already two phones that have been paired that could also be why her iPhone isn't pairing either.
arielle  Sep 11, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Will this radio fit behind the S2000 radio cover?
jacob  Aug 31, 2022
1 answer
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We have not tested this exact model in the S2000. However, based on our measurements of the vehicle and this radio, the cover should still close.
zachary  Aug 31, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Does the clock display stay on if selected, or does the display change to something else after a period of time?
jon  Aug 26, 2022
1 answer
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Greetings Jon, and thank you for your question. if you select the clock as the default setting in the view button menu, the clock displays. If you need to change a station or see metadata hit the view to display that, and after a few seconds the display defaults back to clock. Hope thats what you needed.
hogan  Aug 26, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Will this play nicely with '93 Mercedes 500SL? It currently has an older single disc Alpine in it. (not sure model #)
andrew  Aug 26, 2022
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Greetings Ateegee, and thank you for your question. I see no reason why it would not. Alpine makes a great stereo. What I could not tell you is if the wire plug matches the old Alpine. In most cases, you would need to re wire the new stereo.
hogan  Aug 26, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Will this head unit work with a 2006 BMW Z4 with the Carver Sound System (10 speakers)? I have heard of people having issues since the output from the head unit is digital and the Carver system uses analog?
zach z  Aug 21, 2022
1 answer
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Greetings Zach, and thank you for your question. The installation gear we have for the 2006 Z4 will bypass the factory Carver amplifier. You would need to at the very least run new speaker wires to the 4 main speakers, and thats all you would get to work unless you replaced all the speakers, and add an aftermarket amplifier.
hogan  Aug 21, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Do I need a Metra 88-00-9008 trim kit to fit the alpine unit in or will it fit straight into a vw Passat year 2000?
daniel  Aug 14, 2022
1 answer
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx Once you add the radio to your cart, it will pop up and show you the installation gear you will need! For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
thomas  Aug 15, 2022 (Staff)
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Will my wiring harness still work my hvac?
jesse  Aug 11, 2022
1 answer
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Greetings Jesse, and thank you for the question. Im going to need the vehicle information first. Year, make, model, and any upgraded factory options before I can answer the question.
hogan  Aug 11, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Will this play my apple podcasts through the USB cable? My current Alpine CDE-121 will not.
eric  Aug 07, 2022
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This one also doesn't recognize Podcasts via USB. You would be able to Bluetooth the podcasts to the receiver wirelessly though.
brooke  Aug 08, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Can you connect sub woofers to this vehicle?
cooper a.  Jun 14, 2022
1 answer
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Good question. That radio would not put out enough power to properly drive subwoofers.
arielle  Jun 14, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Does pressing the previous track button restart a song or does it only go to the previous track?
aleq  Jun 07, 2022
1 answer
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Great question! In general pressing the previous track button will restart the current song you are playing and pressing it a second time will go the previous song.
arielle  Jun 07, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Does this have a Detachable face plate?
danbo9  Jun 06, 2022
1 answer
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Greetings Dan, thank you for your question. Yes the Alpine UTE-73Bt comes with a detachable face.
hogan  Jun 06, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Will this work with an infinity system in a 2000 Chrysler Sebring? It's all the original system and amp.
derrick  May 18, 2022
1 answer
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
kenneth  May 19, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Will this unit run the center console factory subwoofer in a 2002 Jeep Wrangler?
kurt  May 01, 2022
1 answer
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
kenneth  May 03, 2022 (Staff)
Q
BEST 4 WAY SPEAKERS FOR THIS UNIT ALPINE UTE-73BT ?
tonyp  Mar 31, 2022
2 answers
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I used the Kicker 46CSC44 2-way. Installed in a 93 sidekick. Used the original mounting. For what it is, sounds better than oem.
john d  Apr 01, 2022
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I used 5.25 component kickers. I have them on a separate kicker amp. The best advice is to find some with at least 50 w rms power handling. Kicker are my choice and crutchfield stands behind them.
roland  Mar 31, 2022
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Hi I buy a alpine 73 de anim unable to adjust the balance trebel and feder?
roberto  Mar 30, 2022
1 answer
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If you purchased the 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. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
kenneth  Apr 02, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Is this a full size receiver unlike most other media receivers that are shallow depth?
curtis  Jan 29, 2022
3 answers
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Full size, yes. Not shallow depth and was similar to the radio it replaced.
john  Jan 30, 2022
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Yes, this is a full size unit
justin  Jan 29, 2022
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I think so, it needs a collar to fit properly but does have some depth to it.
trent  Jan 29, 2022
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What size id the trim ring (bezel)?
damien  Nov 05, 2021
1 answer
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Do you mean the black piece that goes around the actual face plate of the stereo?
kristin  Nov 05, 2021
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I purchased this for my Jeep and I love it. Great look and sound. I purchased the Pioneer MVH-S322BT for my wife's Honda and I am jealous of 1 feature. You can disable Spotify, Aux, pretty much any Source you're not using. On the Alpine I have to tap the Source button multiple times to bypass the one's I don't use. Does anyone know if you can disable the various Sources not-in-use?
will  Oct 30, 2021
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I've been through the manual backwards and forwards and hiding source selections does not appear to be an option with this unit (something I miss being able to do with my old Kenwood unit). Like you, aside from this one thing, I love my Alpine. Best of luck! Adam D.
adam  Oct 30, 2021
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Unfortunately you have to cycle through them
mike  Oct 30, 2021
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Can you turn the bluetooth OFF, so it is not transmitting?
paul  Oct 23, 2021
1 answer
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I don't believe so. I will check tomorrow.
michael w.  Oct 24, 2021
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How do I set the clock on the Alpine UTE-73BT?
patricia  Oct 11, 2021
1 answer
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On pg 10 of owners manual there are 5 steps to set the clock. If no owners manual, you can google it.
michael  Oct 11, 2021
Q
What size bolt or stud will fit the threaded rear support bracket hole? I want additional support for the unit.
matthew  Sep 11, 2021
1 answer
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Sorry I didn't support the rear of the radio works and stay supported without rear brace
rohan  Sep 13, 2021
Q
Would the universal steering wheel package control the basic functions on an Alpine ute-73BT without the wiring? Or is the factory remote remote the only way?
big z  Jul 18, 2021
1 answer
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The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
kenneth  Jul 20, 2021 (Staff)
Q
How many amps does it draw from the vehicle? My deck keeps power cycling off. It's in a semi truck with four batteries and a heavy duty alternator.
lee  Jun 16, 2021
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
kristina  Jun 17, 2021 (Staff)
Q
Is this unit compatible with the ReadyHarness service? If so, how do I access it?
jose maria  Jun 13, 2021
1 answer
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This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what is available for an installation.
kenneth  Jul 24, 2021 (Staff)
Q
Does it play Spotify?
andres  Jun 10, 2021
1 answer
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Yes, if you are using Bluetooth and playing Spotify off of your phone
brian  Jun 10, 2021
Q
I have an alpine unit now with the plug and play alpine amp. Will this stereo still work with the amp. Uses the factory alpine plugs?
jeffrey  May 15, 2021
1 answer
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I'm not using an amp with this unit. I do know there are some Alpine amps that will plug directly in. I'm not sure if your amp will.
sam  May 15, 2021
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Can you use a laptop to fine tune my equalizer settings?
andrew  May 11, 2021
1 answer
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This reciever does not have the capability of interfacing with a computer. The USB port on the front, as far as I know, is used exclusively to read audio files from a flash drive just like the SD card reader.
alexander  May 11, 2021
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Does this stereo show you song and artist playing on radio station you are listening to?
mark  May 06, 2021
4 answers
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It does show artist and song information while using Pandora and playlists from other devices. I don't use regular FM stations where I live. It may show information from HD radio signals.
randall  May 07, 2021
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You tap the display button to cycle thru clock,station number,station call letters or song and artist if that's made available by the station.
christopher  May 07, 2021
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Yes
gerardo  May 06, 2021
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Yes
gerardo  May 06, 2021
Q
why is it so hard for you to give the DEPTH of your recievers?
jay  Apr 21, 2021
1 answer
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The depth needed to fit receivers like this one will vary depending on the mounting method used to install them. Our vehicle fit guide can take that into consideration when the vehicle has been listed. If this is a custom installation, I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to discuss this and check depth it will need based on the mounting style.
jason  May 09, 2021 (Staff)
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How many MP3's total can this handle?
cory  Apr 15, 2021
1 answer
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According to the manual it is capable of 256 albums with up to 256 tracks each on a thumb drive.
duncan  Apr 16, 2021
Q
Can the Alpine UTE-73BT run 2 and 3 ohm speakers?
mm  Dec 11, 2020
1 answer
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I've only been able to run 4 ohm. Wouldn't try something not designed for that application
emmanuel  Dec 11, 2020
Q
What Alpine speakers (x4) will this HU go good with? Was thinking S-S65 and S-S69 but not 100% sure.
ayoadrian  Nov 30, 2020
1 answer
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Their Type E, S, and R series speakers have a sensitivity high enough to work well with this radio's power output.
jason  Dec 14, 2020 (Staff)
Q
Can I disable pandora, and aux in?
elian  Oct 20, 2020
1 answer
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Yeah, you can choose the input.
mike  Oct 20, 2020
Q
Will this support aftermarket speakers with a rms of 60 maximum?
alexander  Sep 28, 2020
1 answer
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I would recommend an aftermarket amp considering you have 60 watts rms aftermarket speakers. The Alpine has only 18 watts rms of power. This radio sounds great as a replacement for a factory radio using factory speakers.
robert  Oct 20, 2020
Q
What are the dimensions of this system?
daniel  Sep 27, 2020
1 answer
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This unit is a single DIN. This means it is 2" x 7".
thomas  Oct 19, 2020 (Staff)
Q
does this unit have a clock that displays on the screen?
j  Sep 24, 2020
2 answers
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Yes. You can switch between the clock and other features to display.
kenneth  Oct 19, 2020
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Yes, this unit does have a clock that can be displayed on the screen!
thomas  Oct 08, 2020 (Staff)
Q
I have an 89 Chevy pickup. Iâ??m putting kicker speakers in and I was wondering if I need to replace the factory amp? Will it sound better if I do?
joshua  Sep 17, 2020
1 answer
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I personally recommend better quality than factory original audio components especially when it is more than 10 years old.
duncan  Apr 16, 2021
Q
Does this units Bluetooth work with a iPhone XR ?
kennth  Sep 13, 2020
2 answers
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Yes
christopher  Sep 13, 2020
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don't know I haven't installed minds yet
alex  Sep 13, 2020
Q
Does it require a mic to use Bluetooth or is it in the radio?
christopher  Aug 28, 2020
2 answers
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Comes with a wire mic you hang in the vehicle.
david  Aug 29, 2020
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It uses an external mic. A external mic, does come Included the radio. The way I seted up my mic was in the center of the head liner.
jose  Aug 28, 2020
Q
I can't reattach faceplate on 2011 Jeep Wrangler without damaging unit. Is there a correct way to reattach?
justin  Aug 25, 2020
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
kristina  Sep 08, 2020 (Staff)
Q
With this purchase do I need to purchase an additional wire harness and/or a face plate kit for a 2002 GMC Sierra SLE?
paul  Aug 24, 2020
2 answers
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Yes. To both.
jarod  Aug 24, 2020
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Yes you will need a wiring harness and an installation kit Enter an answer to this question.
todd  Aug 24, 2020
Q
how does the fast forward work? Does it speed up the longer the button is held?
david  Jul 31, 2020
1 answer
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Hi David, thank you for your question. The Alpine UTE-73BT will allow you to press and hold the fast-forward, or rewind buttons, for faster control.
jessica  Aug 16, 2020 (Staff)
Q
How or where do I find the remote for this?
tbrix  Jul 19, 2020
1 answer
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Mine did not come with a remote. I would contact Alpine to see if one is available.
chris  Jul 21, 2020
Q
If I have the 2006 with the aux/xm/cd nav screen will i still be able to use the back up camera i have wired into my nav screen?
andy  Jul 09, 2020
1 answer
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
kristina  Jul 27, 2020 (Staff)
Q
Does this work with a LG G8 thin Q Android phone? If so, are there any limitations?
travis  Jun 15, 2020
3 answers
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I have an S8 android and it works fine. I use spotify and all features except displaying the song name work. I don't use the stereo for phone calls as i don't have the mic installed but it does connect with those calls just fine.
mitchell  Jun 15, 2020
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Not familiar with that phone...BUT, you should be able to connect through Bluetooth and/or you can connect with an aux cord. Hope this helps.
james  Jun 15, 2020
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As long as u have Bluetooth capabilities you should be good to go.
derek  Jun 15, 2020
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Will this also do hd radio?
daniel  May 31, 2020
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Alpine ute won't turn on
a  Jan 27, 2024
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I have an infiniti i 30 with a bose sound system. If I put this in will it affect the sound?
braxton  May 21, 2020
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i don't know yet because I haven't installed minds yet and I was going to installed it today but I am installing minds in a 93 Cadillac so our sound will be totally different so I apologize if I couldn't help you
alex  Jun 03, 2020
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You'll want to bypass the factory Bose amp to get the best sound from a new stereo.
brook  May 21, 2020
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If Iâ??m only running two speakers off this deck, can I â??bridgeâ?? or hook multiple wires to one speaker for more power?
keith  May 10, 2020
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No, the head-units amplifier is not bridgeable. This would damage the unit.
thomas  May 27, 2020 (Staff)
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Is the brightness / lighting of the unit able to be dimmed?
carl  Apr 30, 2020
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You sure can adjust the brightness of this Alpine receiver's display from 1 to 10. This unit is also equipped with an illumination lead (orange); when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and the illumination lead is connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit, the display and button illumination will dim to the preset Brightness level whenever the headlights are turned on. If preferred, you may choose the Manual dimmer mode setting, so the display and button illumination is dim at all times.
jason  May 24, 2020 (Staff)
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Is this compatible with a 6 disk CD changer?
braegen  Mar 12, 2020
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Hi Breagen, please reach out to an Advisor by online chat or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. CD changers are typically not compatible with aftermarket receivers, but we will be happy to confirm that for you.
jessica  Mar 27, 2020 (Staff)
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Braegen, I only use this for streaming, bluetooth and live radio, if this is CD changer compatible you need to look in the specs of the product. I haven't used CD's in over 5 years so I do not see a need to use that portion of the product. Ihavent even used the internal CD player. If I was making stereo systems to day I would forgo the CD altogether. I purchased this almost 2 years ago.
randy  Mar 27, 2020
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I see what look like RCA outs in the picture. Will those drive speakers? If so, is a line output converter required? Thanks.
jake  Jan 07, 2020
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RCA outputs are not powered outputs, meaning they will NOT power speakers. They send a line level signal that an amplifier can take and the amplifier will then power the signal. The unit does have a 4 channel amplifier built in that can be used to power most speakers, but those are not the RCA outputs.
thomas  Jan 21, 2020 (Staff)
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RCA will not drive the speakers...it's just a signal for the amplifier . On the front is just your auxiliary and usb inputs...
derek  Jan 21, 2020
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The RCA outs are for an amplifier. The unit has a built in amp that will drive your speakers.
allen  Jan 21, 2020
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Does this receiver lock out the phone when it is plugged into the USB port? Or can you charge the phone and still retain phone functionality?
dmytrowp  Jan 02, 2020
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My iPhone has all functions while plugged in.
richard  Jan 14, 2020
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Does not lockout androids. It will charge and access music, while still having full functionality.
zayre  Jan 14, 2020
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I can charge my iPhone using the USB port while still playing music through Bluetooth and it never disconnects. So you'll be good!
samuel  Jan 03, 2020
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what are the dimensions of the receiver? paul
paul  Oct 22, 2019
1 answer
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It is a single din receiver so it is 7" wide by 2" tall. Are you looking for fit in a specific vehicle? If so you can use the website to enter your vehicle information and see if the Alpine is a good fit: https://www.crutchfield.com/car/I-rET1c290/outfitmycar/mycar.aspx
casey  Oct 29, 2019 (Staff)
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What is the depth of the head unit?
karl  Aug 18, 2019
1 answer
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This unit has a chassis depth of 6.505".
thomas  Aug 25, 2019 (Staff)
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does this unit have power antenna lead ?
randy  Jul 05, 2019
2 answers
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Absolutely! Dinner lead as well! Hope this helps!
dan  Jul 06, 2019
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It has the plug in for it yes
ryan  Jul 05, 2019
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In case of sound quality which head unit is better? Sony mex xb100bt or alpine ute73bt
hamid  Jun 07, 2019
2 answers
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
kristina  Jun 14, 2019 (Staff)
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I do not know anything about the Sony unit, but I am very pleased with the Alpine. functionality and sound quality are exceptional. It's a tremendous value.
brian  Jun 07, 2019
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Does this alpine unit only have 3-band parametric EQ? The owner manual mentions EQ PRESET. Is that correct?
pakly  May 28, 2019
3 answers
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Yes, the unit has a customizable parametric eq or the listener can choose from pre-set values (rock, pop, news, etc). When setting the eq manually options are very limited with regards to center frequency and Q. Don't expect to use it for more than making wide sweeping changes. If you are trying to tune out a resonance at a particular frequency you will still need a digital signal processor.
christopher  Nov 02, 2022
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The deck has preset's AND manual. I never use the presets.
philip  Jun 10, 2019
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Hello friend I love Alpine and yes it does have several preset listing setings and custom so u can have ur own hi mid and low settings, clear sound and hi performance can be expected for years and years
michael  Jun 04, 2019
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What are the frequencies of the 3 band eq and Bass Engine SQ? Manual is useless.
nathaniel  Jan 23, 2019
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You can choose between 5kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz, or 15kHz for the treble. Between 500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5kHz for the midrange. Between 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 120Hz for the Bass. I cannot find any information on the bass frequencies that are adjust with the various Bass Engine SQ settings. I recommend contacting Alpine to see if they have any additional information on that part. I found 800-421-2284 for their support phone number My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
jason  Jan 28, 2019 (Staff)
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Can I browse my iPod artist/album/songs/ by using the headunit's controls?
lup123  Oct 15, 2018
1 answer
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Unit allows full control from dash unit for iPods as well as Android devices.
dustin  Oct 15, 2018
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DOES THIS UNIT HAVE XM CAPABILITY?
mtv101  Oct 07, 2018
1 answer
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No it does not. But if you have it on your phone you can access it thru Bluetooth
randy  Oct 12, 2018
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I've got an alpine CDA-9856 installed now. Will the existing harness alpine harness plug in to this stereo?
ed  Aug 29, 2018
1 answer
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The number of pins and wire location within the harnesses are the same on these two models.
ryan  Sep 05, 2018 (Staff)
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Can you charge your phone with the usb while listening to music through bluetooth?
fh  May 12, 2018
3 answers
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Yes I had it plugged in yesterday while playing music and it was charging at the same time
mark  May 25, 2018
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You can charge your phone. I don't know this for certain but it feels like to me when I plug in my iPhone 8 that the HU switches to USB to play instead of BT.
mark  May 24, 2018
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Yes you can
justin  May 24, 2018
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