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Alpine Electronics Now Shipping the PXE-X09 16-Channel Hi-Res Wireless Digital Sound Processor

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Sept. 1, 2020) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the PXE-X09 16-Channel Hi-Res Wireless Digital Sound Processor. With 16 input and output channels and on-board tuning tools, the PXE-X09 will bring out the full potential of your music for a better sound experience.

OEM Integration

Modern factory systems pose a challenge to the discerning audio enthusiast who craves a premium music experience in their vehicle. With multi-channel sound systems pre-tuned to the specific vehicle environment and highly integrated displays that don’t have dedicated outputs for amplifiers, factory setups make it challenging to add aftermarket speakers or amplifiers without replacing the factory head unit.

Alpine’s new PXE-X09 has 16 channels of input and output that can manage even the most advanced factory sound systems and achieve a clean, full signal from the factory head unit.

The PXE-X09 hosts a collection of tuning tools such as the built-in signal generator and an on-board Real-Time Analyzer to help empower the tuner. Using these tools alongside the 10-band input EQ, 31 Band Parametric Output EQ, 1hz-step crossover, and up to 20ms of Time Correction, a tuner can dial in their system to perfection.

Configuration Wizard

When trying to add speakers or amplify a sound system while retaining the factory head unit, a mobile audio specialist would have to grab all signals and sum them together to create one full-range signal, while also re-tuning what the vehicle manufacturer pre-tuned. With this flattened, full-range signal, the specialist would then amplify and output to upgraded speakers. This is very challenging without costly tools, training, and equipment as the mobile audio specialist may not know what signals are going to each speaker and may not have a way to sum them together.

The PXE-X09 seeks to solve this problem with the Configuration Wizard, a tool that allows the tuner to specify the components in a factory system, as well as the target aftermarket system layout, and then appropriately serve up only the appropriate channels in the app’s home screen, as well as logically mix the channels to get a full range signal for further tuning.

The Configuration Wizard, along with the other on-board tuning tools, can be accessed wirelessly via Bluetooth® from a smartphone or tablet or through a wired USB connection for PC. By downloading the free PXE-X09 DSP app (available on the App Store or Google Play™), customers can get real-time tuning results and compare them with the “Before” and “After” effect. Tuning files can be saved directly to a smartphone, hard drive, or thumb drive for storage and shared via text message or email.

Music on Command

Quick sound adjustments can be made with the included LCD remote controller, which can be flush-mounted on the dash for easy access. The rotary knob can quickly adjust volume, preset storage and recall, subwoofer level, and source selection with results displayed on the LED screen.

While the PXE-X09 was designed to integrate into modern factory systems, it can also be used as a head unit or music source in older vehicles. The PXE-X09 can receive music sent directly from a smartphone with Bluetooth® wireless streaming, so customers can listen to their playlists without replacing the factory head unit or adding an aftermarket head unit.

The PXE-X09 is now shipping for $1399.95 and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers or online at www.alpine-usa.comthrough Crutchfield. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

Tech specs:

Hi-Res Audio Compliant   
Configuration Wizard  
Built-in Real-Time Analyzer   
Built-in Signal Generator (Pink Noise, White Noise, Sinusoid)  
Bluetooth® audio streaming with included external module  
Wireless sound tuning via smartphone. PC tuning also available  
Dash-mounted remote controller included  
16-channel High/Low voltage inputs for both OEM and aftermarket installations  
Matrix Mixing  
294.9MHz Processor  
216kHZ/24bit ADC/DAC  
10 Band Parametric or Graphic Input EQ  
31 Band Parametric or Graphic Output EQ  
6 EQ Presets  
>100dB Signal to Noise Ratio   
>110dB Channel Separation   
High pass / low pass crossovers per channel  
Time correction; Up to 20ms delay per channel  
16-channel RCA/ High-level input  
1 Coaxial input   
1 Optical input 

Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.   

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