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Discontinued CD receiver

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Product Code: 500HD138BT

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Alpine CDE-HD138BT Reviews

34 people say

Alpine CDE_HD138BT Car Radio March-11-13
Reviewer: lesson from Lancaster, SC  
This radio met all of my needs and expectations. Everything I needed to install radio was in the kit. I did not have to purchase anything extra. Installation was no more than 1 hour. The sound quality was better than my old factory radio even with the same speakers.

Great buy March-06-13
Reviewer: Clay from Pittsburgh, pa  
Made the stock speakers in the car sound great.  2nd one I bought for now, both cars!  Fairly easy install, just wish there was a better paper manual.  Not very flashy but you buy this for the music not the look.  Great buy!

Reviewer: alpinefreak from Sandwich Illinois  
All in all, great deck. A little worried of durability, seems they took a step back with the build quality of the face plate. Feels cheap. Running a HTC one s for Pandora, runs smoothly. I would say over all worth the money.

Awesome Deck! February-23-13
Reviewer: Jim from Ma  
Excellent deck! Sounds great and the 5 band eq lets you really customize how it sounds!

Best Bang for the Buck February-09-13
Reviewer: John C from Park Ridge, IL  
I will address 2 criticisms I have read in reviews about this unit. Firstly, audio quality. When I first powered it up, I was sick as it sounded worse than my OEM unit. Way too much bass and midrange. Playing with the basic tone controls did nothing. When I finally figured out how to access the audio setup menu (press and hold the audio button) I got into the EQ section. It looks complex at first, but for me I quickly discovered that all of the 5 bands were set to wide mode. When I was trying to adjust the treble in the basic tone controls, I was actually boosting the midrange and high bass as well. I set the 4th and 5th bands to narrow (from wide), and the effect was dramatic. Really excellent sounding. Completely different unit. That is my only real gripe with the unit ids the EQ could be a lot simplier to set up.  

The second thing I read was that the display was too bright for night driving. There is a dimming function which can be set manually or automatically. No levels of brightness; just full on or dim. I set it to auto, and tried it out during daylight as well as night. It is a little brighter at night than my OEM unit, but  I did not find it objectionable. I would have liked to have some other colors available other than blue and white, but it works and looks cool.  

Bluetooth interface with my Droid Bionic is flawless. Calls sound crystal clear and no trouble pairing and repeat connecting. BT audio streaming is flawless.

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Alpine CDE-HD138BT CAD $299.99