Conclusion: I have installed this CDE-123 in my garage music system along with two alpine amps and four pairs of speakers all purchased through sonic. The head unit meets all my expectations plus. Best unit I have ever owned and check out those 2012 models.
Conclusion: Alpine did a very nice job with this. I love the front and rear usb's, and the Pandora works great (I do not have an iphone, but I use an itouch with my android phone as a wireless hot spot). Adding the 3-band EQ was over due; I don't understand why Alpine went backwards with illumination options (you can choose between blue and .....well, just blue). Otherwise, it blows away my old Alpines, Pioneer, Kenwood (stay away), and Sony.
Conclusion: I ordered the Alpine CDE-123 HU separate from the amp and speakers, which will be here soon, so I installed this in my Tundra, just to get used to the functions. Even without the new speakers and amp, I must say, I am extremely satisfied with this HU. I had Alpine before, and I loved it then, and this purchase only strengthens my love for Alpine head units now. I have had very expensive Sony head units. I have had Pioneer, Kenwood and Alpine head units as well.
LostRenegade from Chesapeake, VA, Sonic Electronix
21 July 2011
Conclusion: This is a great stereo! Sound quality is excellent. Please note that the iPod cable does come with the CDE-123. The general description makes it sound like you have to purchase it separately. It is included in the box. Navigating the audio controls can be a bit difficult, but the audio quality is well worth it.
Summary: I used to have a older Alpine headunit - ALP-CDE9880R. So using the new one was similar to the old one. Going through the menu was pretty much the same. But the new one, has alot more sound control. You can get the specs from Alpine youself. I got ipod 3rd Gen, 4th Gen and iphone 4. It charges and play it all with no issue. Also, like Alpine said, the system allow user to control through ipod itself. I also plug a USB in and it works fine too.
Pros: Этоже Alipne! Качество звучания, даже на бюджетненьких колоночках... 4 тюльпана, редкость :-)
Cons: Огромный минус навигация по папкам, поставил внешний ЖД на 250гб, полный музыки, читает исключительно по 1000 трэков (Банк1, Банк2, Банк3, и т.д.), пока найдешь то что хочешь послушать, уже с работы домой доедешь... Долго ищет файлы. 1 раз придется попотеть с настройкой звука...