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  Alpine CDE-W265BT CD Receiver
 
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Our Price: CAD $399.99

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Product Code: 500W265BT


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Big display and beautiful sound

Alpine's CDE-W265BT CD receiver fills your vehicle's double-DIN (4" tall") opening with an easy-to-read two-line display and easy-to-reach controls. And since Alpine puts great sound at the top of their "to-do" list when designing car stereos, you'll also enjoy some innovative technology for upgrading the sonic soundscape in your vehicle.

Once you download the Alpine TuneIt App Ver. 2.5 smartphone app to your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone, you can use the receiver's extensive sound adjustment capabilities to improve the acoustics in your car. You'll take command with a touchscreen interface that lets you adjust the 9-band parametric EQ yourself, or you can apply settings created by Alpine for your specific vehicle. You can even share your settings with other users through Facebook, and check out settings others have created for your vehicle.

Stream music, talk hands-free

If you've been less than thrilled with the sound of streaming audio in the past, Alpine's exclusive processing improves the sound of streaming music or stored music files sent from your device to the receiver. The CDE-W265BT lets you talk to Siri when your compatible iPhone is linked to the receiver, so you can keep your eyes on the road while you interact with your iPhone. And you can also tweak the phone output and ring volume ahead of time, so you won't go diving for the volume knob every time someone calls.

More cool options

If you're active on Facebook, this receiver will read the latest posts to you while you concentrate on the road (optional Alpine TuneIt App with text-to-speech capabilities required). And if you're tired of having your favourite FM stations fade away, you can add an optional SiriusXM tuner to enjoy the unparalleled variety of satellite radio, with music, news, sports, and talk programming that follows you wherever you drive.

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.

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.

 
Product Highlights:

   
General Features:
   » CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
   » built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
   » plays CDs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
   » 2-line display with variable colour illumination
   » Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
   » fits double-DIN dash openings
   » optional remote control

   
Smartphone Features:
   » built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
   » App Direct mode
   » text-to-speech updates of Facebook activity (with purchase of TuneIt app with text-to-speech feature)
   » Pandora control for iPhone and Android

   
Audio Features:
   » 9-band parametric equalizer with 11 presets
   » AlpineTuneIt App Ver. 2.5 compatible
   » Bass Engine SQ button with choice of five bass profiles
   » high- and low-pass filters with subwoofer level and phase control
   » 3-way crossover capability
   » time correction

   
Expandability:
   » compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
   » works with Alpine's Power Pack amplifier
   » inputs: front USB port and auxiliary input
   » outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)

   
Other Features and Specs:
   » CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
   » warranty: 1 year

Alpine CDE-W265BT Reviews

101 people say

 
Alpine sound quality January-14-17
Reviewer: Mark from Woodstock, GA  
2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Installed in a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado with Infinity Primus speakers in all doors. Installation required some nipping away of the plastic dash structure behind the unit to make room for the plug ins (satellite radio, mic, and steering wheel controls) but not a problem. Sound is clear and detailed but requires patience to tune it to make it sound good. Recommend adjusting the MX Setting to Level 3 for all sources otherwise unit sounds weak. Adding an amp will help. The illumination of the 2 big square buttons is way too bright and makes the unit look tacky, especially at night. There is no way to dim them down. Integration with steering wheel controls works well with the CRUX GM-29 kit. The "power off" button would not be obvious to someone who never operated this radio before...it is not marked clearly and needs to be held for a few seconds to turn unit off. It is a bit arduous to change sources as you need to keep pressing the "Source" button to go through all sources to get to the one you want. Overall a good unit but could be made better with a few minor improvements.


 
January-11-17
Reviewer: Steve from Boiling Springs, SC  
For the price, and what I needed, this unit does the job. Solid build and quality. Easy to operate, and fully featured. My only complaint, which is why I only gave it 4 stars is that the unit only has one dimming level for the face illumination. It being up near the top of my Jeep dash, in direct sight, the lighting is so bright on the unit that it can be a distraction at night. Alpine definitely should've put more than one dimmer setting in the unit. Other than the illumination issue, the unit works and performs to my needs and expectations.


 
January-08-17
Reviewer: Erik from Ohio  
This is a great unit.  It is loaded with features and the quality of sound made a world of difference compared to the OEM unit in my vehicle (I also upgraded all my speakers as well).  The Bluetooth connects quickly to your phone.   One of the features my family likes is the ability to change the display and key colors.  The manual is a little confusing but manageable....just spend some time playing around with all the settings and you will have top notch sounds coming from your vehicle.   Alpine quality and reliability is second to none.  I would recommend this unit to anyone.


 
Sounds great, Owners manual needs work January-04-17
Reviewer: Russ from Lincoln, NE  
I installed this head unit this past weekend so i have limited experience with it, but here are my comments.  1)The owners manual is not real helpful and could use more diagrams and better instructions on the functions of the radio.  Take the included CD and download the PDF owners manual on a laptop, ipad so you can play with the radio.  2)I prefer buttons and knobs as opposed to a touch screen and this radio did not disappoint.  The station buttons are small however.  The source button for tuner, XM, Pandora etc. is large and easy to use, however you have to scroll through the whole menu to get to your desired source unless its place is after what you are listening to.  A forward/backward button would be nice.  3)This radio has poor AM reception compared to the factory unit it replaced.  4) The hands free phone is nice.  Could use voice activated calling. 5)Plan your install.  Know what you need to do first, second, etc.  Especially when installing the phone mic and the XM unit/antenna. Have this stuff in place before you mount the radio, also make sure all connections are tight.  I had to take things apart because my phone mic wasn't properly seated.  6)Install kit for my Ridgeline came with plastic mounting brackets to replace the factory brackets. You may need longer screws for the side of the radio.  The brackets/kit were a little hard to figure out.  I had to call Crutchfield 3 times for assistance.  Radio sounds great, better than factory. More to add but ran out of..


 
Sweet radio December-25-16
Reviewer: Bill from Tx  
I don't know why but Alpines always seem to put out better sound in my opinion and this radio didn't disappoint. Replaced a broken Sony and finally my system has come to life.  Easy menus and variable led colors are a nice touch.  Great value here!


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Alpine CDE-W265BT CAD $399.99