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Alpine CDE-147BT

In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA Car Stereo Receiver w/ Bluetooth, USB, Auxiliary Input and 2-Way iPod Control

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Alpine CDE-153BT

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General Features:

  • In-Dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA Car Receiver with Bluetooth
  • Two-line white DOT text display with segmented LCD
  • TuneIt App for iPhone and adjust multiple settings from your smartphone
  • Parrot Bluetooth Technology allows hands-free calls and wireless music streaming
  • Pandora Link integrates your car stereo with your iPhone or Android and Pandora Internet Radio
  • App Direct Mode for iPhone offers basic app control directly from the head unit for easy enjoyment
  • 2-way iPod control allows control from the iPod or the stereo
  • Selectable illuminated button lighting (Blue, Red, Green & Amber)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 18 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 45 watts x 4 channels (w/ Alpine KTP-445U)
  • Theft-deterrent, detachable face plate
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, MPEG and WMA
  • AM/FM tuner with 12FM/6AM presets
  • Electronic Shock Protection (ESP)
  • Compatible with Apple iPhone 5 and iOS 6 software
  • 9-band parametric equalizer with 11 selectable tone curves (10 Preset, 1 User)
  • 24-bit Digital Analog Converter (DAC) to enhance your MP3/WMA playback
  • High-Pass (HPF) and Low-Pass (LPF) digital crossover filters for complete audio control
  • Facebook notifications from receiver are offered with select smartphones
  • Quick Search and Alphabet Search functions make it easy to find music
  • Rotary encoder control knob for quick searching of music
  • Separate subwoofer volume level adjustment

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: USB-to-iPod Cable compatible
  • Front Auxiliary Input: 3.5mm headphone jack allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players
  • Rear USB Input: USB port allows connection to digital devices such as flash drives, portable media players, etc.
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC SWI-JACKv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth version 3.0 certified
  • Bluetooth range up to 32.8 ft.
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported:
    • HFP: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • HSP: Headset Profile enables a Bluetooth headset to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
    • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile supports basic remote control functions (play, pause, etc) via Bluetooth
  • Phone battery level indicator and phone signal strength indicator
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • MediaXpander for crystal clear Bluetooth audio playback
  • Includes a wired microphone for clear, distortion-free talking
Also Found As: CDE147BT CDE147, CDE-147, CDE 147BT



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In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Single DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Detachable
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
No
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

50 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
18 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
4 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
9-band parametric equalizer
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

LCD Text Display
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

White
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
4 Selectable Colors
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
105 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
6
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
Yes
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
No
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

No

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Rear
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Front 3.5mm

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

No
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
No
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
No
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and Microphone Included)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
No
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
No
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
No
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Yes (via Bluetooth Connection)

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
82%
4 Star
9%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
9%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.6
Features
4.6
Design
4.5
Usability
4.2

Frank

Naperville, IL

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Great product

September 17, 2013

I really like this radio, especially its Bluetooth function. With all the music podcasts I download, I listen mostly to these via the Blue tooth via my cell phone. Every time I get back in the car it resumes right back where it left off when I got out. Really great! As a result of the bluetooth connection between the car and cell phone, in addition it is awesome to have the hands free calling functionality now, on a 26 year old car! I did connect a 32 GB memory stick to the player and that way I have another world of music available. Due to the Bluetooth and the memory stick/USB I don't use the CD function at all. I did purchase this unit also because of the option to change the color of the radio lighting to match the car's dashboard. Great!

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Maple Valley, WA

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March 13, 2014

This unit has 4v preamp outputs the sound is great for the price l have it in a toy hauler with six kicker and outside alpine speakers 1500 watt amp and 8" sub .

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Erick

Euless, TX

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Wish I wouldn't have bought it

February 21, 2014

I purchased this unit hoping to make a few improvements to my sound over the factory head unit. I had been running a RF t400-4 amp to JBL components and a RF Punch 12 through a line out converter and Cadence equalizer. The Alpine unit did 2 things I like. It eliminated the very minor, but noticeable between songs hiss. Also, the time alignment feature helped the front stage by centering the vocals. Those are the only 2 improvements. Everything else was a downgrade from the factory stereo, and I didn't even have a "premium" factory system. The treble from the Alpine is WAY too much. The bass is no better than the factory unit. The clarity is about the same. The 9 band parametric EQ is a huge disappointment. It allows you to adjust both the frequency and the width along with the level of each band. However, the Q (width) adjustment only goes from 5 to 3. 3 is not very wide at all, meaning you are only adjusting a very narrow segment of frequencies with each band, making each band less effective. I have less control over the sound with the Alpine 9 band parametric than I had with my 7 band graphic eq. Adjusting the eq takes a lot of buttons being pressed. Also, with the weak control over the sound, having 6 user presets doesn't help much. Overall, I wouldn't buy it again. If you have an old car or a terrible factory head unit, it might be ok, though I'm sure there are WAY better options out there. If your factory head unit sounds pretty good and you are on the fence thinking this unit will be a huge improvement, don't kid yourself. Save your cash and your time.

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Ragtop 72

Lamont ok

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Great stereo system

February 10, 2014

I would suggest this system to anyone. Great sound, easy to install and reasonably priced.

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Zeek

Sanford, NC

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Awesome headunit with plenty of settings and features.

February 1, 2014

I installed this unit in my '02 F-250 (crew cab) with Alpine SPS-610C and SPS-517 speakers. Overall I am impressed with the features and many settings available on this headunit. I primary use the Tuner and CD player with an occasional use of bluetooth with an iPhone or other BT mp3 player. I bought this unit mainly for the bluetooth and USB functions along with the 4v preamp output connections for future use with an amp and sub. I am impressed with the volume this unit provides to the Alpine speakers that I connected to it and don't need a separate amp for my mids and highs. The EQ took a little time to get set as did maneuvering through the various menus/settings. After getting everything set, the basic menus are fairly simple. Paired with the Alpine SPS-610C and SPS-517 speakers, I don't get as much low end as I expected. Maybe the highs are just that dominant? Whatever the case, I definitely hear the need to add a sub to cover the lower frequencies.

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Jonathan

Austin, TX

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This thing is awesome

January 23, 2014

Can someone explain to me why I've never used an Alpine HU before? I am extremely impressed with this unit, (only a few days of ownership so far). The sound is fantastic right out of the box, running though Alpine MRP-F300 4x50w and MRP-M500 amps, Cerwin Vega comp set in front and MTX coaxials for rear, JL12W0 in trunk. Those speakers are by no means high end, but this little system sounds great (in a 2002 Maxima). The range of adjustment for $180 HU is astonishing - that is a LOT of technology for the price. The preouts are strong at 4v, the sound is good, the number of canned eqs is good, and the tweakability is basically unlimited - adjustments for x-overs, 9-band parametric eq, time correction media expansion, etc, etc. More than I know how to use. I like the look too, and the buttons have a pretty good feel. Blutooth seems to work well too. HD Radio? Don't need it. This is so much better than the $140 JVC I previously had - no comparison. Nice job Alpine!

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Shawn

Pekin, IL

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very nice sound

December 30, 2013

This unit has all the features a person could want, with sound that is like adding all new speakers to the car. The Bluetooth is very user friendly and all the controls are easy to access. I give it a 9.9.

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chris

burleson, TX

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not too shabby

December 22, 2013

It's okay. The tune it feature is more of a hassle than it's worth. If you are a novice don't even try to tune it you will do more harm than good. Bluetooth works well. It sounds good and it's very tunable. I put mine in my demo truck. 2001 f150 supercrew. Focal 165v30's audiopipe amps.

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Geoffrey

Canada

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Alpine's perfect

December 13, 2013

This product is perfect ! Easy to learn how it work and the sound coming out of that strereo is the best I've heard so far.

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Joshua

Prescott, AZ

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Great deck

November 21, 2013

This deck surpassed my expectations, great sound control, adjustable in every way imaginable, along with great bluetooth functionality. The controls were somehow easy to figure out, which is surprising with all fo the functionality it has. Combine that with 6 preamp outs, and any audiophile would be excited to have this deck.

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Scott

Mesa, AZ

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September 17, 2013

I bought this head unit from Sonic Electronix and was a great deal. The unit works well with my iPod, iPhone, and with Bluetooth to an Android Galaxy SIII phone. The only thing I don't like is you can't have the display show the song title and time, you have to scroll to see one or the other. I realize this is a minute detail, but when you're always running from one appointment to the next it becomes important. The unit has a rear-only USB cable which makes the dash less cluttered. The 9 band parametric EQ is fantastic and the easy to adjust sub level make those tacky sub woofer controllers obsolete. Sound quality is of course excellent, as you would expect from Alpine. My only other complaint is that occasionally I will push a wrong button and the unit will go into "App mode" where the iPod controls the next song and not the head unit. The owners manual mentions nothing about this mode or how to escape it. After messing with every single button in random sequence, I finally got it back to Head Unit mode. I do, however, recommend this unit.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Axxess ASWC

Universal steering wheel control interface with automatic programming

Your Price $59.99

PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface

Steering Wheel Control Interface for Alpine, JVC, Clarion, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony Radios and More

Your Price $49.95

Monster Cable MPC CLNKIT-SM CN

2 Bottles of LCD Screen Clean with Cleaning Cloth

Your Price $2.99

Scosche TK12 Car Stereo Installation Kit

Includes panel removal tool, wire cutter/stripper, test light, RCA cable runner, screwdriver, and more!

Your Price $12.99

9-Piece Durable Nylon Plastic Pry & Chisel Tool Set

Helps with car stereo installation for use with dash and trim.

Your Price $14.99

18 Butt Connectors, 2 Ring Terminals, and Zip Ties

Great for connecting your car stereo wires to the harness.

Your Price $4.99

SoundKase DFC1X

Soft-Sided Nylon Receiver Faceplate Case

Your Price $5.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

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Alpine CDE-HD148BT

• Built-in Bluetooth 3.0
• Built-in HD Radio
• 50W x 4 Chan. Max, 18W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of 4V Preamp Outputs
• 9-Band Parametric Equalizer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CDE-147BT

UPC

793276012296

Weight

4.40lbs

Internal SKU

cde147bt

Internal Product ID

68902

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Alpine CDE-147BT