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Alpine UTE-73BT

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 500UTE73BT

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

Find what Fits your vehicle

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

Item # 500UTE73BT

About the Alpine UTE-73BT

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 CDs.

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:
    • 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
    • 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
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • 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

    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 Yes
    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
    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 ---
    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
    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
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N
    The Alpine UTE-73BT replaces these items:

    Product Research

    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), PBAB 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 ports can be used to connect your Lightning Apple device or 30-pin iPhone 4S to the head unit. The USB connection allows for playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone through Alpine receiver. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Alpines KCU-471i Lightning connector-to-USB cable (sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the UTE-73BT. If you have an iPhone 4S with a 30-pin connector, you can use the 30-pin to USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPhone 4S to the Alpine UTE-73BT.

    • 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.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine UTE-73BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 3/29/2018):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6/+6S/6S+ 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    8/8+ 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 11.2.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    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 10.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) 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
    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). An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. 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-4202 IR remote (sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's functions.

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    Customer Q&A

    51 questions already asked

    What size id the trim ring (bezel)?
    [ Damien  Nov 05, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    Do you mean the black piece that goes around the actual face plate of the stereo?
    [ Kristin  Nov 05, 2021 ]
    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?
    [ Trilliam.H.Macy  Oct 30, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    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 ]
    Unfortunately you have to cycle through them
    [ MIKE  Oct 30, 2021 ]
    Can you turn the bluetooth OFF, so it is not transmitting?
    [ Paul  Oct 23, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    I don't believe so. I will check tomorrow.
    [ Michael  Oct 24, 2021 ]
    How do I set the clock on the Alpine UTE-73BT?
    [ Patricia  Oct 11, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    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 ]
    What size bolt or stud will fit the threaded rear support bracket hole? I want additional support for the unit.
    [ Matt  Sep 11, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    Sorry I didn't support the rear of the radio works and stay supported without rear brace
    [ Rohan   Sep 13, 2021 ]
    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
    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.
    [ Kenny  Jul 20, 2021 ]  Staff
    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
    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.
    [ Krissy  Jun 17, 2021 ]  Staff
    Is this unit compatible with the ReadyHarness service? If so, how do I access it?
    [ Jose  Jun 13, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ Kenny  Jul 24, 2021 ]  Staff
    Does it play Spotify?
    [ Andres  Jun 10, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    Yes, if you are using Bluetooth and playing Spotify off of your phone
    [ Brian  Jun 10, 2021 ]
    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
    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 ]
    Can you use a laptop to fine tune my equalizer settings?
    [ Andrew  May 11, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    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 ]
    Does this stereo show you song and artist playing on radio station you are listening to?
    [ Mark  May 06, 2021 ]
    4 answers
    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 ]
    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.
    [ Chris  May 07, 2021 ]
    [ gerardo  May 06, 2021 ]
    [ gerardo  May 06, 2021 ]
    why is it so hard for you to give the DEPTH of your recievers?
    [ jay  Apr 21, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ Paul  May 09, 2021 ]  Staff
    How many MP3's total can this handle?
    [ CoryW  Apr 15, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    According to the manual it is capable of 256 albums with up to 256 tracks each on a thumb drive.
    [ Duncan  Apr 16, 2021 ]
    Can the Alpine UTE-73BT run 2 and 3 ohm speakers?
    [ Mm  Dec 11, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    I've only been able to run 4 ohm. Wouldn't try something not designed for that application
    [ Emmanuel  Dec 11, 2020 ]
    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
    Their Type E, S, and R series speakers have a sensitivity high enough to work well with this radio's power output.
    [ Paul  Dec 14, 2020 ]  Staff
    Can I disable pandora, and aux in?
    [ Elian  Oct 20, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Yeah, you can choose the input.
    [ Mike  Oct 20, 2020 ]
    Will this support aftermarket speakers with a rms of 60 maximum?
    [ Alexander  Sep 28, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    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 ]
    What are the dimensions of this system?
    [ Daniel  Sep 27, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    This unit is a single DIN. This means it is 2" x 7".
    [ Calvin  Oct 19, 2020 ]  Staff
    does this unit have a clock that displays on the screen?
    [ J  Sep 24, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    Yes. You can switch between the clock and other features to display.
    [ Kenneth  Oct 19, 2020 ]
    Yes, this unit does have a clock that can be displayed on the screen!
    [ Calvin  Oct 08, 2020 ]  Staff
    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
    I personally recommend better quality than factory original audio components especially when it is more than 10 years old.
    [ Duncan  Apr 16, 2021 ]
    Does this units Bluetooth work with a iPhone XR ?
    [ Ken H  Sep 13, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    [ Biggens  Sep 13, 2020 ]
    don't know I haven't installed minds yet
    [ ALEX  Sep 13, 2020 ]
    Does it require a mic to use Bluetooth or is it in the radio?
    [ Christopher  Aug 28, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    Comes with a wire mic you hang in the vehicle.
    [ David  Aug 29, 2020 ]
    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 ]
    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
    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.
    [ Krissy  Sep 08, 2020 ]  Staff
    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
    Yes. To both.
    [ Mr.  Aug 24, 2020 ]
    Yes you will need a wiring harness and an installation kit Enter an answer to this question.
    [ Todd  Aug 24, 2020 ]
    how does the fast forward work? Does it speed up the longer the button is held?
    [ David  Jul 31, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ Jess  Aug 16, 2020 ]  Staff
    How or where do I find the remote for this?
    [ Tbrix  Jul 19, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Mine did not come with a remote. I would contact Alpine to see if one is available.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Jul 21, 2020 ]
    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
    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.
    [ Krissy  Jul 27, 2020 ]  Staff
    Does this work with a LG G8 thin Q Android phone? If so, are there any limitations?
    [ Travis  Jun 15, 2020 ]
    3 answers
    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 ]
    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 ]
    As long as u have Bluetooth capabilities you should be good to go.
    [ Derek  Jun 15, 2020 ]
    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 ]
    2 answers
    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 ]
    You'll want to bypass the factory Bose amp to get the best sound from a new stereo.
    [ Brook  May 21, 2020 ]
    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 ]
    1 answer
    No, the head-units amplifier is not bridgeable. This would damage the unit.
    [ Calvin  May 27, 2020 ]  Staff
    Is the brightness / lighting of the unit able to be dimmed?
    [ Carl  Apr 30, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ Paul  May 24, 2020 ]  Staff
    [ Anthony  May 20, 2020 ]
    Works fine with my I Phone 11....
    [ John  May 19, 2020 ]
    Is this compatible with a 6 disk CD changer?
    [ Braegen  Mar 12, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    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.
    [ Jess  Mar 27, 2020 ]  Staff
    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 ]
    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 ]
    3 answers
    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.
    [ Calvin  Jan 21, 2020 ]  Staff
    RCA will not drive the's just a signal for the amplifier . On the front is just your auxiliary and usb inputs...
    [ Derek  Jan 21, 2020 ]
    The RCA outs are for an amplifier. The unit has a built in amp that will drive your speakers.
    [ allen  Jan 21, 2020 ]
    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 ]
    3 answers
    My iPhone has all functions while plugged in.
    [ Turbinemech  Jan 14, 2020 ]
    Does not lockout androids. It will charge and access music, while still having full functionality.
    [ ZAYRE  Jan 14, 2020 ]
    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 ]
    what are the dimensions of the receiver? paul
    [ paul  Oct 22, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    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:
    [ Cosmo  Oct 29, 2019 ]  Staff
    What is the depth of the head unit?
    [ Kartell  Aug 18, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    This unit has a chassis depth of 6.505".
    [ Calvin  Aug 25, 2019 ]  Staff
    does this unit have power antenna lead ?
    [ Randy  Jul 05, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Absolutely! Dinner lead as well! Hope this helps!
    [ Dan  Jul 06, 2019 ]
    It has the plug in for it yes
    [ Ryan  Jul 05, 2019 ]
    In case of sound quality which head unit is better? Sony mex xb100bt or alpine ute73bt
    [ Hamid  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    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.
    [ Krissy  Jun 14, 2019 ]  Staff
    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 ]
    Does this alpine unit only have 3-band parametric EQ? The owner manual mentions EQ PRESET. Is that correct?
    [ Pakly  May 28, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    The deck has preset's AND manual. I never use the presets.
    [ Philip  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    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 ]
    What are the frequencies of the 3 band eq and Bass Engine SQ? Manual is useless.
    [ Nathaniel  Jan 23, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    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:
    [ Paul  Jan 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Can I browse my iPod artist/album/songs/ by using the headunit's controls?
    [ lup123  Oct 15, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    Unit allows full control from dash unit for iPods as well as Android devices.
    [ Dustin  Oct 15, 2018 ]
    [ MTV101  Oct 07, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    No it does not. But if you have it on your phone you can access it thru Bluetooth
    [ Randy  Oct 12, 2018 ]
    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
    The number of pins and wire location within the harnesses are the same on these two models.
    [ Ryan  Sep 05, 2018 ]  Staff
    Can you charge your phone with the usb while listening to music through bluetooth?
    [ fh  May 12, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    Yes I had it plugged in yesterday while playing music and it was charging at the same time
    [ Mark  May 25, 2018 ]
    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 ]
    Yes you can
    [ Justin  May 24, 2018 ]

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