Alpine CDE-147BT Car CD/MP3 Player
Alpine has earned its reputation for offering top-notch car stereo gear, and the CDE-147BT does not disappoint. This midrange stereo is part of Alpine's 2013 TuneIt line of Bluetooth-equipped receivers, designed to work seamlessly with smartphones. The TuneIt app allows the user to adjust sound settings via your iPhone or Android smartphone by creating a user profile that can be customized for your specific vehicle, or by picking from existing settings. The built-in amplifier puts out 18 watts RMS through 4 channels, and output can be adjusted using a 9-band parametric equalizer with 11 presets. Those wishing to expand their system will appreciate the 6-channel, 4-volt preamp outputs that Alpine thoughtfully included. A USB input is found at the back of the unit, and Pandora internet radio streaming is now supported via both the iPhone and the Android app. Quad Illumination allows you to pick from 4 different colors for visual customization of the receiver. The CDE-147BT combines clean sound quality with excellent features, making it stand out from the competition.