View Full Version : Alpine CDE-143BT - good deck?

04-18-2013, 08:08 PM
I currently have an Alpine 9887 and want to get something a bit more versatile. This one seems to fit the bill quite nicely and is a good price:

Alpine CDE-143BT CD/MP3/USB Car Stereo w/ Bluetooth & iPod Control (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_68934_Alpine-CDE-143BT.html)

My amp runs everything, so I don't use the HU for any settings or w/e, so is this good? Will it work with my 2 front speakers and subwoofer? Any other suggestions with auxiliary, ipod and bluetooth? My largest concern is going from 4v pre amp to 2v... Thanks!

04-18-2013, 08:37 PM
I also found this:

Clarion CZ702 In-Dash CD/MP3 Car Stereo w/ Bluetooth & USB Port (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_43929_Clarion-CZ702.html)

Has 5v preamps but I don't like all the clutter in the rear. Any info on it?

04-18-2013, 08:43 PM
I got a 137bt and I love it.

04-18-2013, 09:19 PM
Should be ok, the 9887 is a very nice deck tho. Out of those 2, tho, I would go with the Clarion.