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Alpine CDE-133BT
8.5 out of 10

Alpine CDE-133BT

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Reviews and Problems with Alpine CDE-133BT

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Overall 4
4.0

the plastic control covert (where all the buttons are) doesn't come out easy and this is a big problem too because the ...

Lucas Atilano, Amazon
28 November 2014
  • Summary: so I finally got around to install it but was surprised when the tech had to bridge the rear left speaker's channel with the front left speaker's channel because the console was not sending signal to the front left, that was a huge NO. I would return it but I shipped the item abroad so its not worth shipping back.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Daniel I., Amazon
14 October 2014
  • Summary: Love the quality love the sound love blue tooth great buy
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Overall 2
2.0

Great Product Until.... then No Warranty or Support

Eric Schwarte, Amazon
17 September 2014
  • Summary: Bought this stereo back in February and it worked wonderful until about a week ago when it went into protect mode and would not send any power to the speakers at all. I called Alpine technical support, as Amazon and the seller, Ultimate Electronics, were not helpful in the least in resolving the issue, and the manufacturer said they will not support any warranty on ANY of their products purchased on Amazon, but only their authorized web dealers, which consists of 3...
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Overall 6
6.0

Never Update the Firmware, You will Regret It

Maxime Manuel "M Square", Amazon
2 June 2014
  • Summary: I never seen a car radio like this. It is fantastic. But, I was just trying to update the firmware this morning. I downloaded the right file from their website. It messed up my CDE-133BT and it cannot turn on now. I spent the entire day looking for solutions. It looks like a lot of people are complaining about the same thing. Google it and you will see for yourself. There is nothing you can do with the device once the update fails.
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Overall 8
8.0

Touchy volume button

Bradley G Beland, Amazon
16 March 2014
  • Summary: Radio came packaged well and prompt delivery. I really like the radio, and have nothing bad to say. Just two observations. The volume knob has a dual function, twist to adjust volume, press to go into find mode. I constantly hit the button by accident when trying to adjust the volume. I do drive a 4x4 truck, so it's partially because of the rough ride. I'm sure I'll get used to it, and develop the right touch. Secondly, the button to switch radio bands is kind of small.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good stereo

Mr. Nate, Amazon
24 January 2014
  • Summary: I purchased and installed this unit myself. I've been using it over the past year mainly to connect via Bluetooth to my phone so I can play music during my commute. Installation was a breeze (as much as it can be with wiring and such!). Probably my only, only complaint about the unit is intermittently it'll have a difficult time detecting Bluetooth devices. When this happens I have to cycle through all the source options and re-connect the bluetooth.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

Jeff, Amazon
13 January 2014
  • Summary: Bluetooth was easy to pair, several presets for EQ, as well as the usual advanced choices provided by Alpine. Really bulked out the Rockford Fosgate speakers in the car without needing to purchase and install an amp.
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Overall 10
10

Just as advertised

gmhnsu, Amazon
29 October 2013
  • Summary: Works great with my Galaxy S3! Bluetooth music and phone work well. Everyone hears me clearly. UI is very user friendly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective out of the box

B. Witt, Amazon
2 October 2013
  • Summary: CD player was defective right out of the box. Shouldn't this have been tested before it left the factory? Where's the quality control? Purchased a replacement locally and will be sending this one back for a refund. Alpine is not what it used to be.
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Overall 10
10

Alpine CDE133BT

George Snell, Amazon
7 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this to replace the older Sony player in my older Lotus that didn't have certain functions one absolutely needs in the modern world (the Sony that is...not the Lotus). These functions include Bluetooth and USB connectivity. If you are a fan of stuff like internet radio, having your smart phone blast something like Radio Caroline right through the entertainment system is one of life's simple joys.
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