Summary: I have had this unit for a few years and really like it. I would have given it 5 stars if it had an auxiliary jack. The connection to the ipod works great as I can control everything from the unit and leave my ipod locked in the glove compartment. Also it requires a separate unit for bluetooth which costs another $200.
Summary: This Alpine stereo is user friendly, and produces great sound for anyone who loves to listen to music while driving. I have owned Alpines for many years, beginning when my 1979 Saab 900 had the original equipment stolen, and in all the cars up to and including my current Corolla Sport. I have never been disappointed in the product.
Summary: Overall very nice. Only functional problem is when quickly tuning the volume down, it's easy to press on the knob which brings up balance functions and then volume is non-functional. It takes a while to learn to use the mute button which works nicely and ramps up the volume slowly when re pressed.
Nicest looking, most user friendly single DIN head unit I've ever used.
16 March 2012
Summary: When I went to a higher end radio store, I looked through some different brands and I couldn't stand using Pioneer head units among others. I found the CDA-105 and decided it was my favorite not only for its looks, but user-friendly functionality. It has had one hiccup before, but I'm not sure if it was the car or unit. It simply wouldn't turn on for about 20 minutes. Never happened again.
Summary: great sound, looks, and preformance. Paired with eight alpine speakers, including two type r 10 inch subs and a 760 watt amp this system rocks my 2003 reg. cab silverado.. Love the I_pod option...and R.I.P Steve Jobs.