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Alpine Electronics is now shipping the X110-SLV and X110-SRA, the first aftermarket audio/video/navigation/Bluetooth® systems equipped with a 10-inch capacitive touch screen.

The X110-SLV and X110-SRA are new additions to the Alpine Restyle family of products, which consist of full-featured touch screen systems packaged with vehicle specific dash bezels and control keys. In addition to being the largest full featured systems in the aftermarket, both models also have system expansion capabilities that allow them to serve as the control hub for add-on products.

“Alpine is again pushing ahead with exceptional solutions that meet the needs of truck owners,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.  “The X110-SLV and X110-SRA, for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, respectively, are the only 10-inch aftermarket systems available and are high quality upgrades since equivalent aftermarket solutions do not exist for these trucks due to their non-standard dash openings.”  

Designed with Details for a Factory Look
The X110-SLV and X110-SRA are Alpine engineered for 2014-up Chevrolet Silverado trucks and GMC Sierra trucks. They come with a dash bezel that entirely replaces the OEM radio area and control keys that match the shape and color of the truck. A large rotary encoder knob allows for fast volume control, while big function keys give immediate access to the most-used features like navigation and music.

The X110-SLV has crystal keys back-lit with blue lighting to match the Silverado’s gauge cluster and a blue color scheme for the on-screen graphical user interface (GUI).  The X110-SLV was named a winner of the CES 2016 Innovation Award in the In Vehicle Audio/Video category. For the X110-SRA, red lighting and a red color scheme are used to match the Sierra’s gauge cluster. Both come with vehicle specific wiring harnesses for plug and play installation.

New Hardware Platform and Operating System
Both the 2014-up Chevrolet Silverado and 2014-up GMC Sierra have shallow depth space behind the dash which cannot fit a traditional 2-DIN audio/video/navigation (AVN) chassis.  

The X110-SLV and X110-SRA use a new modular platform where the processing chassis is not attached to the screen.  Instead, it’s a separate piece that replaces the OEM radio module in its existing location behind the dash, but detached from the screen.  

The result is a completely bolt-in solution with no cutting or modification of the vehicle required.  All the needed wire harnesses and connectors are also included.

The X110-SLV and X110-SRA also incorporate a new GUI based on a new graphics rendering engine with swipe action control for 4-way movement -- left, right, up and down.  

The user is always one swipe away from the most commonly accessed functions.  A left swipe accesses the navigation commands, a right swipe accesses audio and video commands, a swipe up accesses adjustments to the audio system or rear seat entertainment system (sold separately) and a swipe down accesses Bluetooth and source selection.  Within the audio and video page, the user can swipe across to access the entertainment sources connected to the system.

System Expansion Capabilities
Both the X110-SLV and X110-SRA can serve as control hubs for other accessories.  When either system is used with the optional KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately), the 10-inch screen becomes a hub for touch screen control of add-on truck accessories like a motorized tonneau cover, winch, air suspension, LED lights, headlights, etc.  Eight individual outputs are available to control eight relay-connected accessories.  

A graphical icon and custom text label can be assigned to each accessory for quick identification on the screen.  The individual accessories can be configured as pulsed, latched or momentary outputs.

The X110-SLV and X110-SRA are compatible with Alpine’s rear and front camera systems.  The KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Controller (sold separately) can be added to optimize the use of multiple camera systems.  

This optional module allows up to three camera systems (rear, front and side) to be controlled from the 10-inch touch screen.  This provides one-touch viewing of any of the camera images on the 10-inch screen.

Retained Factory Features
The X110-SLV and X110-SRA each come with an iDatalink® Maestro® module and specific T-harness to retain select factory vehicle controls and features.  The retained features for both models include steering wheel controls, navigation outputs, climate control display, warning chimes, OnStar® (voice commands, Bluetooth® hands free calling and WiFi hot spot retention) and visual parking guides when used with an Alpine or factory rear view camera.  Customized vehicle information such as tire pressure, battery voltage, door status, check engine codes, factory settings and user selectable gauges can be viewed on the 10-inch screen.  

Audio and Sound Tuning Features
Audio and sound tuning features available on the X110-SLV and X110-SRA include:
· HD Radio™ Technology: The built-in HD Radio receiver delivers free, crystal clear digital sound from the more than 2,000 AM and FM stations broadcasting with HD Radio Technology and includes Artist Experience, MultiCast and iTunes Tagging support. Alpine’s MediaXpander® technology provides further enhanced sound quality by adding back missing harmonics in compressed media.
· iPod® and iPhone®:  The models are “Made for iPod and iPhone” compatible and have USB access.
· Pandora® internet radio: Pandora control is available from iPhone® and Android™ smartphones.  Users can create new Pandora stations, rate songs with thumbs up or down, and bookmark songs for later purchase.  
· SiriusXM: Both models are SiriusXM-Ready™ and connect to the SiriusXM SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit (sold separately, subscription required). SiriusXM features include: album art; display of channel logos; pause, rewind and replay up to 60 minutes of content while listening to satellite radio; start songs from the beginning when tuned to any favorite music channel using TuneStart™; scan and select songs on favorite music channels with TuneScan™.
· FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/HE-AAC music playback via USB.
· Sound tuning features:  The large touch screen lets users easily adjust fader/balance/subwoofer levels, bass and treble frequencies, time correction, parametric EQ, crossover or choose from 10 EQ presets.  Alpine’s Bass Engine SQ applies simple bass sound characteristics through the choice of five bass profiles.  Alpine’s new Dual HD EQ allows for independent parametric equalizer tuning of front versus rear speakers to optimize total sound quality by leveraging differences in speaker sizes.  The X110-SLV and X110-SRA are also compatible with the Alpine TuneIt® App, a free app that lets users adjust sound settings or choose pre-made settings from the convenience of their smartphone.

Video and Navigation Features
The Restyle dash systems have a high-resolution screen for crisp, detailed picture quality.  The Dual Zone video control lets drivers use a source in the dash while the back seat passengers enjoy a separate video on the rear seat screen (optional rear seat entertainment system sold separately).

Both models have an HDMI input for connectivity to HDMI-enabled devices and an HDMI output for digital connection to a rear seat entertainment system (KCX-630HD HDMI switcher required).

Alpine’s proprietary navigation interface includes pre-loaded maps of the United States, Canada and more than seven million Points of Interest (POIs).  Major landmarks, buildings and terrain details for major cities are depicted in 3-D.  Driving directions are delivered through text-to-speech announcements and the highway services list displays the services available at each exit (gas, food, ATMs, etc.) to help drivers make quick decisions while en route.  The systems come with free lifetime HERE Traffic RDS service.

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Features
Alpine’s advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology features include secure simple pairing (SSP); multipoint technology that allows for pairing and connecting of two different Bluetooth devices at the same time; phone battery, cellular signal level and received message icons; as well as call waiting.  Sound quality features include Alpine’s MediaXpander® technology for better playback of compressed media, improved audio streaming, and enhanced phone call sound quality.

“My Favorites” Customizable Settings
The “My Favorites” feature lets users customize a quick-access screen with shortcuts to their most-used features. Shortcuts can be created from audio sources, navigation commands and phone settings.  If the chosen radio station broadcasts metadata, the metadata is automatically fed into the radio station shortcut icon so the user can see the song that is playing before selecting the radio station.  The shortcuts are added by pressing the shortcut soft key that appears within all audio and hands-free sources.

Availability
All models are now available, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

X110-SLV 10-Inch Restyle Dash System for Chevy Silverado Trucks (2014 – Up)
and
X110-SRA 10-Inch Restyle Dash System for GMC Sierra Trucks (2014 – Up)
· 10 inch anti-glare capacitive touch screen
· Audio, video, navigation and Bluetooth feature set
· Premium dash bezel with back lit control keys and all needed accessories for  plug and play installation
· Touch screen control of truck accessories via KCA-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately)
· 4-way swipe action graphical interface control
· Touch screen control of multiple camera systems via KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Switcher (sold separately)
· HD Radio™ Tuner built-in with Artist Experience, MultiCast, and iTunes Tagging Support
· Made for iPod® and iPhone®
· SiriusXM-Ready™ (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
· FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/HE-AAC music playback via USB
· Alpine TuneIt® App integration
· BT Plus Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming and multipoint technology
· Free lifetime HERE Traffic RDS
· My Favorites feature provides custom shortcuts to favorite audio sources, places and phone numbers
· HDMI input via KCX-630HD HDMI switcher (sold separately)
· HDMI output for digital connection to rear seat entertainment system
· Independent dual zone video control for separate front and rear video sources
· Retains select factory features with the included iDatalink® Maestro® module:
· OnStar® (voice commands, Bluetooth® hands free calling, WiFi hot spot retention)
· Steering wheel controls
· Navigation outputs
· Climate control display
· Warning chimes
· Visual parking guides with existing or aftermarket rearview camera display
· On-screen vehicle information viewable with the iDatalink® Maestro® module:
· Tire pressure display
· Battery voltage display
· Door status
· Check engine codes
· Factory settings
· User selectable gauges
· SRI:  Each model is $4,000

KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module
· Allows the X110-SLV and X110-SRA to be used as a hub for touch screen control of add-on third-party electronically controlled accessories
· Eight individual outputs are available to control eight relay-connected accessories
· Customizable on screen icons and labels
· Selectable on/off, continuous or pulsed outputs for maximum accessory control and compatibility
· SRI: $200

KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Controller
· Allows up to three camera systems to be controlled from the X110-SLV or X110-SRA’s touch screen  
· SRI: $200

KCX-630HD HDMI Switcher
· Adds an HDMI input for connection to HDMI-enabled devices
· SRI:  $200

The Car Pays Homage to Richard Petty’s Record-Setting Daytona 500 Win

Torrance, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2019) - Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. has partnered with Petty’s Garage on a 1981 Buick Regal. The Buick is a replica of the race car that was driven by “The King,” NASCAR legend Richard Petty, when he captured his historic seventh Daytona 500 win in 1981. Petty’s win set a record that still remains unbroken today.

Petty’s Garage replicated the Buick for their partner, General Tire. While the Buick’s styling stays true to the original race car, Petty’s Garage invited Alpine to supply a premium audio system for the car. Although it’s unusual to have an audio system in a race car, the Alpine system will be used as entertainment when this replica car is at consumer events. The 650-watt sound system is based around the Alpine Halo9 iLX-F309 9-inch AV Receiver with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, which is featured in a custom installation in the dash. A pair of R-S65.2 6.5-inch R-Series Coaxial Speakers are installed in the doors, while R-S69C.2 6x9-inch Component Speakers are mounted in the rear wall. An R-W12D4 12-inch Subwoofer is in a custom enclosure in the left rear of the trunk, and the system is powered by a PDR-V75 5-Channel Amplifier.

The Buick features General Tire G Max RS tires, custom paint in Petty Blue and Day Glow Orange, and other Petty’s Garage components. Petty’s Garage, an authorized Alpine retailer, is a high-performance speed shop owned by Petty and based in Level Cross, NC.

The Buick was unveiled on February 8, 2019 as part of the Daytona Beach ARCA race, one of the events at the Daytona International Speedway leading up to the annual Daytona 500 race this Sunday, February 17. Race fans can see the car and its Alpine system while the vehicle is on display in the General Tire booth at the speedway’s Fanzone. General Tire will also take the car to various consumer events throughout the year.

Buick is a trademark of General Motors Corporation. CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

Founded in 2008, Petty’s Garage is a high-performance speed shop owned by “The King” Richard Petty.  Headquartered in Level Cross, North Carolina, Petty’s Garage occupies the legendary Petty facility that produced winning stock cars for more than 50 years. Petty’s Garage specializes in performance upgrades, parts, restorations, luxury personal builds, custom builds, engine builds, tuning, paint and body, exhaust upgrades, brake systems, custom interiors, tires and wheels, custom fabricated projects, and corporate builds. For more information on Petty’s Garage, please call 336-498-3745 or visit www.pettys-garage.com.

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.

For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: Facebook: facebook.com/AlpineUSA, Instagram: instagram.com/AlpineUSA and Twitter: twitter.com/AlpineUSA.

December 7, 2018 -- Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. today announced the hiring of three new aftermarket sales reps to cover the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Instead of using an independent rep firm, the company has decided to service the area with Alpine-direct sales reps. Sales reps Andy Allen, Jimmy Chauffe, and Mark Sartain will represent the Alpine lineup in these states.

“Texas and the surrounding states are very important for Alpine, and this move allows us to dedicate four full-time Alpine staff to the territory,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “The hiring of Andy Allen, Jimmy Chauffe, and Mark Sartain, along with Brand Specialist Dan Greenwood’s support, lets us deliver Alpine-focused service to our dealers in this area.”

Allen grew up in Louisiana and began his 12-volt career working at a retailer in Waco, Texas. He has worked for various 12-volt companies over the years, having held positions in sales, marketing, and product development. Allen lives in the Houston area and will cover the Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and South Texas markets for Alpine. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chauffe is a life-long resident of Louisiana and has been in the 12-volt industry for over 20 years. He has worked for manufacturers and independent rep firms, and has experience representing the Alpine brand. Chauffe lives in the New Orleans area and will be responsible for the Louisiana and East Texas markets (including some Houston dealers). Chauffe can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sartain has dedicated his entire career to the 12-volt industry. After 17 years of experience at various retailers, Sartain moved to the sales side and continued his work in the industry as an independent sales rep. While in sales, Sartain represented several brands over the years, including Alpine. Sartain resides in the Dallas area and will cover Dallas-Fort Worth, North and West Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Sartain can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alpine Brand Specialist Dan Greenwood continues to offer sales support in the territory as well, and he can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The new sales representatives will be contacting Alpine dealers shortly to set-up appointments at CES.

Connectivity with Chamberlain Group’s MyQ® App Represents Alpine’s Launch into the Internet of Things

Torrance, Calif.  (Oct. 31, 2017) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., manufacturer of premium in-vehicle infotainment systems, announced a partnership with Chamberlain Group, a global leader in access solutions and manufacturer of Chamberlain® and LiftMaster® garage door opener brands. Several of Alpine’s aftermarket in-dash navigation systems can now control Chamberlain and LiftMaster residential garage door openers, as well as smart lighting controls and other devices, signifying Alpine’s launch into the Internet of Things (IOT).

“Over the past few years, we’ve increased the capabilities of our Alpine in-dash systems to allow control over other vehicle accessories,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Alpine Brand Business division.  “Our partnership with Chamberlain Group and their MyQ app presents a logical progression for Alpine to now expand into the Internet of Things.”

“We’re proud to partner with Alpine to bring the convenience and capabilities of MyQ to their customers,” said Jim Trainor, Vice President & General Manager, Automotive, Chamberlain Group.  “Alpine users will benefit from the peace of mind that comes with monitoring and controlling home access from the comfort of their vehicle.”   

The MyQ app allows users of internet-connected Chamberlain and LiftMaster MyQ-enabled garage door openers to check the status and control their garage door from anywhere with a smartphone or other internet-connected device.  The MyQ app can also turn on/off lights and can activate the “Home” or “Away” mode on Nest Learning Thermostats. The partnership with Chamberlain Group allows Alpine to offer products that are connected through the IOT by having MyQ controlled through the free Alpine Connect smartphone app.  Alpine Connect gathers select apps and optimizes them with a simple, vehicle-friendly interface for use on compatible Alpine navigation systems.  Once Alpine Connect is launched on the smartphone, the phone connects to the Alpine navigation system via Bluetooth for Android™ phones or USB for iPhone™. At that point, the content from the apps is fed through the Alpine interface and accessed through the Alpine touch screen.

Owners of select Alpine navigation systems can use MyQ on Alpine Connect to open their garage door as they’re approaching their home, turn on the lights so the house is lit when they enter, and activate the “Home” mode on their Nest Learning Thermostat so the house is at a comfortable temperature when they arrive -- all from the Alpine touch screen.  Some vehicles, like the Jeep Wrangler, do not have built-in keys to allow programming to a garage door remote control, so MyQ used through Alpine Connect becomes a handy feature for these vehicles.

The MyQ and Alpine Connect apps are available now on the App Store and Google Play for use in the U.S. and Canada. There is a subscription fee of $1/month or $10/year to link the MyQ app to Alpine Connect.  MyQ through Alpine Connect is compatible with these Alpine navigation systems:

  • 7-inch In-Dash Navigation System: models INE-W977HD, INE-W967HD
  • 8-inch In-Dash Navigation System for Select Vehicles or Custom Installation: models X208U, X108U
  • 9-Inch Alpine Restyle In-Dash Navigation System for 2011-2017 Jeep Wrangler: models X209-WRA, X109-WRA
  • 10-Inch Alpine Restyle In-Dash Navigation System for 2014-2017 Chevy Silverado: model X110-SLV
  • 10-Inch Alpine Restyle In-Dash Navigation System for 2014-2017 GMC Sierra: model X110-SRA

MyQ through Alpine Connect is on display in Alpine’s Jeep Wrangler demo vehicle at the SEMA Show, which is taking place today through November 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.  The Wrangler is in the Smittybilt booth, South Hall Upper Level #35061.

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is solely responsible for the design and marketing of Alpine Restyle products. Alpine and Alpine Restyle are registered trademarks of Alpine Electronics, Inc. Chamberlain, LiftMaster and MyQ are registered trademarks of Chamberlain Group, Inc. Jeep and Wrangler are registered trademarks of FCA USA, LLC.  Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. 

Torrance, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019) - Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. today announced the hiring of two new employees in its Brand (aftermarket) Business Unit. Members Dan Sparks and Colin Vargo have joined the company in two newly-created, field positions for the Sales department.

“We are pleased to have Dan and Colin join us and welcome their efforts in directly supporting our 12-volt independent retailers,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “Their positions are brand-new jobs that had not existed before and represent Alpine’s significant investment towards growth in the aftermarket.”

Dan Sparks joins Alpine in the new role of District Sales Manager for the North Central states, which encompasses 11 states covered by three independent sales rep firms. Sparks is based in Toledo, OH and brings over 35 years of experience in the 12-volt industry. He has held positions ranging from sales, installation, store management, sales manager, independent rep, and rep principal. Sparks was an independent rep for 22 years and represented Alpine for the last seven years, where his company was twice named as Alpine’s Rep Firm of the Year. Sparks reports to Marco Bregenzer, Senior Regional Sales Manager for the Central U.S.

Colin Vargo has been hired as a Brand Specialist for the metro New York/New Jersey area. In this new role for the region, he will provide Alpine sales, marketing, and technical support for independent 12-volt specialists. Vargo will also capture Voice of the Dealer and Voice of the Customer information that will be fed back to Alpine headquarters to help shape future products and programs. He has over 20 years of experience in the 12-volt industry and most recently represented Alpine as a sales rep in the mid-Atlantic area for an independent rep firm. Vargo is based in Roebling, NJ and will continue to collaborate with the rep firm to support the Alpine brand among authorized retailers.

The new system is for select Jeep Wranglers and offers control of external accessories

Torrance, Calif. (June 9, 2016) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the X109-WRA 9-inch Restyle dash system for 2011-up Jeep Wranglers. In addition to its audio, video, navigation, and Bluetooth functions, this product goes beyond the infotainment system by offering control of other Jeep accessories right from the touch screen.

“Alpine Restyle Dash systems with 9-inch touch screens are the largest aftermarket screens available for the Jeep Wrangler,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “The new X109-WRA empowers Wrangler owners to use the system for more than just entertainment by controlling other accessories that are part of the Jeep lifestyle.”

The X109-WRA consists of the main unit featuring a 9-inch touch screen, a dash bezel specifically fitted for the Jeep Wrangler, and vehicle specific wiring harnesses. The dash bezel completely replaces the factory radio footprint and has large buttons which are back-lit to match the lighting on the Wrangler’s gauge cluster.

Audio sources include a built-in HD Radio™ receiver, “Made for iPod and iPhone” music control, audio streaming, Pandora® internet radio control from a smartphone, FLAC music playback via USB, and SiriusXM programming (SXV300 tuner and subscription required, sold separately). Video features include a new anti-glare screen and HDMI input for connectivity to HDMI-enabled devices. The navigation system has pre-loaded maps of the United States and Canada, with free lifetime HERE Traffic RDS service.

The X109-WRA comes with an iDatalink® Maestro® module to retain select factory features like steering wheel controls. Vehicle information such as tire pressure and user selectable gauges can also be viewed on the screen. The “My Favorites” function lets the user assign shortcuts to the most-used features like audio sources, navigation commands, and phone settings.

System Expansion
Jeep Wrangler owners often add accessories like a light bar, winch, air suspension, etc. for their off-road adventures. These accessories can be controlled from the X109-WRA’s touch screen when used with the optional KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately). The X109-WRA can control up to eight accessories, and a graphical icon and name can be assigned to each one for quick identification on the screen.  A simple press of the touch screen allows each accessory to be controlled as a pulsed, latched or momentary output, depending on how the accessory is configured.

The KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Controller (sold separately) is helpful for Jeep Wranglers equipped with multiple camera systems. This optional module works with up to three camera systems and allows viewing modes from each camera to be controlled and monitored right from the X109-WRA’s touch screen.

Additional Features
The X109-WRA has a capacitive touch screen and a new GUI (graphical user interface) with 4-way swipe control so users are one swipe away from commonly accessed functions: swipe left for navigation, swipe right for audio and video features, swipe down to adjust the audio system or rear seat entertainment system (sold separately), and swipe up for Bluetooth and source selection. Within the audio and video page, the user can swipe across to access the entertainment sources connected to the system.
The X109-WRA is compatible with the new Alpine Connect app, which provides popular infotainment apps from leading content providers through the Alpine interface. Alpine Connect currently features apps from Yelp® and iHeartRadio, with more apps to be added in the future. The Alpine Connect app is free and available now on iTunes and Google Play.

Availability
The X109-WRA joins two other Alpine Restyle models for 2011-up Jeep Wranglers, the i109-WRA 9-inch dash system with Apple CarPlay and the X009-WRA 9-inch dash system. All products are available now, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.  
· X109-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler, SRI $4,000
· KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module, SRI $250
· KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Controller, SRI $200
· i109-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System with Apple CarPlay for Jeep Wrangler, SRI $2,500
· X009-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler, SRI $3,500 

The new receiver is the culmination of the Alpine Halo Display Lineup

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 14, 2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduces the newest addition to the Alpine Halo Display lineup: the iLX-F409 Alpine Halo9 Multimedia Receiver with a 9-inch, customizable touchscreen display.

“After releasing the iLX-F309, we listened to our customers and crafted a solution that adds the features needed for an exciting drive,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.

Beyond Factory Technology

The Alpine Halo display platform is known for its oversized, “floating” screen and versatile installation into virtually any vehicle. The sleek tapered edges, outlined in silver trim, along with smartphone integration capability, modernizes the technology in any dash that can house a single-DIN receiver.

The launch of the iLX-F409 and the iLX-F411 signals a new generation of the Alpine Halo models that are a culmination of all the fan-favorite features, including customizable home screens, media expandability with HDMI connectivity, and iDatalink® Maestro Module compatibility.

Features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling with audio streaming allows access to music, messages, phone calls, and maps on a smartphone via USB. These features are controlled through touch or voice commands with the included external microphone. SiriusXM® Radio is available with an optional tuner and paid subscription for even more music and entertainment during the drive.

System Compatibility

Upgrading dash technology can often result in a loss of factory functionality such as steering wheel controls and access to engine codes. However, the iLX-F409 is compatible with the iDatalink® Maestro Module (sold separately) allowing select OEM features to be retained and vehicle information displayed on the 9-inch screen.

An RCA input is included so you can add a rearview camera (sold separately) that overlays guidelines onto the screen for ease when moving in reverse. Additional cameras can be added with the KCX-C2600B Universal Front and Rear Camera Selector (sold separately).

While the iLX-F409 is mech-less (no CD/DVD player) an HDMI input and output is included so you can connect a CD, DVD player, or even your smartphone for an all-digital audio and video connection through a single cable.

The iLX-F409 will ship in January 2021 at a MAP of $699.95 and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

Tech specs:

  • 9-inch WVGA display with a capacitive touchscreen
  • Tapered display housing and silver trim for a clean, modernized fit and finish
  • Floating style display with adjustable height, depth, and angle mounting bracket
  • Standard 1-DIN chassis designed to fit aftermarket ISO DIN dash kits for various vehicle applications
  • Customizable user interface (3 pages with 22 available widgets)
  • Customizable wallpaper (user photos)
  • Works with Apple CarPlay®
  • The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • SiriusXM-Ready® (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required)
  • 1 HDMI input and 1 HDMI output
  • iDatalink® connectivity for vehicle information and parking assist display on compatible vehicles
  • FLAC/MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC music playback via USB
  • AVI/MP4/MPG/MOV/WMV video playback via USB
  • JPG/PNG/BMP USB photo viewer
  • Rearview RCA camera input with distance guide display
  • KCX-C2600B Universal Front and Rear Camera Selector ready
  • Steering wheel remote control ready
  • External microphone included
  • Built-in amplifier (16-watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
  • 3 preouts (True 4V)
  • 5-band graphic EQ
  • 6-channel time correction
  • 24-bit DAC
  • High pass crossover/low pass crossover
  • CTA-2006 compliant

Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

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.   

For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: 

Facebook: facebook.com/AlpineUSA

Instagram: instagram.com/AlpineUSA

Twitter: twitter.com/AlpineUSA

 

The award-winning iLX-107 with 7-inch touch screen will be available for North America

Torrance, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2017) — Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. has introduced the iLX-107, an aftermarket in-dash receiver dedicated to wireless Apple CarPlay. The iLX-107 with 7-inch touch screen will be available for North America and gives drivers an even more convenient way to use Apple CarPlay in their vehicle. The iLX-107 debuted at the 2017 International CES taking place Jan. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and was awarded with a CES Innovations Award for outstanding design and engineering in the In-Vehicle Audio/Video category.

“Apple CarPlay has been one of the most popular features with our customers and will gain even more fans with the wireless option,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “We are excited to deliver the iLX-107 to provide drivers with a seamless transition of their iPhone use in and out of the vehicle without having to connect a cable.” 

The iLX-107 is an AM/FM receiver with a 7-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen and LED backlighting for bright visibility. Wireless Apple CarPlay lets iPhone users make and receive calls, access text messages, play music, and get directions optimized for traffic conditions in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay is accessed through the iLX-107’s touch screen or through Siri voice control, and the resulting music, driving directions and phone calls are played through the vehicle’s speaker system. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 and later, including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the latest version of iOS. 

Once wireless Apple CarPlay has been set up, the iLX-107 will automatically search for and connect to the most frequently paired iPhone for all subsequent uses. Since the Apple CarPlay connection to the iLX-107 is wireless, there is no need to remove the iPhone from a pocket or purse to use it in the vehicle. The iLX-107 uses the 5 GHz WiFi band to optimize wireless connectivity performance. 

The iLX-107 is compatible with the Alpine TuneIt® App, a free smartphone app that provides custom sound tuning for the iLX-107 and other Alpine audio systems. Other iLX-107 features include three (2V) preouts, one aux input, Alpine’s MediaXpander™ technology for improved playback of compressed media, and an input for a rear view camera system (camera system sold separately). 

The iLX-107 retains select factory vehicle features when used with an iDatalink® Maestro® module (vehicle specific, sold separately). Users may also view customized vehicle information (selectable gauge screen, parking assist screen, etc.) on the 7-inch display. The retained features and customized information will vary by vehicle model. 

System Expansion
Vehicle owners can also use the iLX-107 to control external accessories like a light bar, motorized tonneau cover, or winch when used with the optional KAC-001 External Accessory Controller ($250 SRI, sold separately). The KAC-001 works with up to eight relay-connected accessories which can be controlled from the iLX-107’s touch screen. A graphical icon and name can be assigned to each accessory for quick identification on the touch screen. 

Alpine’s Apple CarPlay Lineup
The iLX-107 wireless Apple CarPlay system will be available in February for $900 SRI. Alpine offers five other models with wired Apple CarPlay connections, in screen sizes ranging from 7/8/9-inches and priced from $900 to $4,000 SRI. Visit the Store Locator on alpine-usa.com to find the closest authorized Alpine retailer.

 

The speaker is tuned for open-air adventures outside the vehicle 

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 14, 2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. announces the Turn1™ Waterproof Bluetooth® Speaker.

“Alpine is known for crafting premium sound solutions for the drive. However, Alpine saw a need for the moments after the drive,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “We’re excited to introduce a product that can go everywhere our customers can go.”

Tuned for Adventure

Adventure doesn’t stop at the drive and that’s why Alpine introduced a new portable music experience with the Turn1™.

With two midrange speakers, two tweeters, and two external passive radiators, the Turn1™ provides a stereo sound performance that can produce up to 40-watts of powerful sound. The speaker is waterproof and tuned to be played outside, so even in open-air with wind or other noise, music still comes through clear.

Music on Demand

The Turn1™ has a 33-foot working distance and over 12 hours of playtime to keep up with any adventure. The multi-unit pairing function connects up to two Turn1™ speakers when more sound is desired. A built-in mic offers hand-free calling functionality.

When it comes time to charge the Turn1™, a micro-USB to USB is available for convenient and quick charging (between 4 – 6 hours) from a vehicle or home. The auto power-off feature ensures efficient use of the battery.

On-the-Go

Transporting the Turn1™ speaker is easy with the included 3-foot carry strap. A separate package is available that includes a Turn1™ Portable Bluetooth Speaker and a universal mounting bracket designed to attach to the inside bars of select Jeep® Wranglers and Side x Side Solutions.

The cast metal bracket is designed with a foam backing to ensure protection from scratches on the vehicle when in use. Easily remove the speaker with the quick-release straps on the brackets and throw the carry strap over your shoulder for on-the-go listening.  

The Turn1™ and the Turn1™ mounting bracket package will ship in January 2021 at a MAP of $199.95 and $249.95, respectively, and will be available to purchase directly from Alpine on www.alpine-usa.com or at Preferred Online Stores.

Tech specs:

  • Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Streaming
  • 12+ Hours Playtime (varies by volume and level and audio content) 
  • Waterproof: IPX67
  • True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Multi-Unit Pairing (pairs up to two speakers)
  • Built-in Mic for Hands-Free calling
  • Auto Power Off 
  • Dual External Passive Radiators for open-air bass extension
  • Micro-USB to USB Charge
  • 3 ft Carry Strap Included 
  • Product Dimensions:  280mm x 118mm x 120mm (11.02” x 4.65” x 4.72”)
  • Weight: 1730g (3lbs, 13oz)
  • Output: 36-watt RMS, 40-watts Peak 
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz-20kHz
  • Signal-to-Noise (S/N) Ratio: >70dB
  • Transmission Distance: 33 feet
  • Bluetooth® Version: 5.0 
  • Battery Capacity: 3600mAh 
  • Battery Type: Built-in Li-Ion
  • Playing Time: 7 – 8 (at 70% volume); 12 – 14 hours (at 50% volume) 
  • Charging Time: 4 – 6 hours 
  • Charging Voltage: 5V/ 1.7A
  • Aux Input: 3.5mm Audio Cable Input 

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Alpine Electronics of America is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

Jeep® is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice. 

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.   

For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: 

Facebook: facebook.com/AlpineUSA

Instagram: instagram.com/AlpineUSA

Twitter: twitter.com/AlpineUSA

The solution includes all the technology needed for OEM Integration

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 14, 2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduces the newest 12-Channel Advanced Wireless Digital Sound Processor (DSP) to their lineup with the PXE-0850X. This solution replaces the PXE-0850S with the next generation of upgraded technology that allows integration into factory systems.

“As factory systems continue to advance, Alpine provides solutions that will not only integrate into a factory system but help the discerning audio consumer build their ideal sound system,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. 

OEM Integration 

The PXE-0850X has 6 low and/or high-level inputs that can be mixed to create a full range signal that sends up to 12 independent channels for versatility in OEM and aftermarket system building. Eight of the 12 channels can utilize 25W of powered output to allow even more flexibility.

New and improved software matches the user interface (UI) of the PXE-X09 (introduced in 2020) and provides a cleaner layout that simplifies the mixer and tuning flow.

Tuning Tools

The processor can be tuned with the 31 Band Parametric or Graphic EQ for precise adjustments. Detailed high/low crossovers and expansive time correction can be made to each of the 12 channels. This allows the tuner to overcome acoustical abnormalities in the vehicle and set a proper sound stage for premium sound performance.

Tuning can be done wirelessly via Bluetooth® from a smartphone or through a wired USB connection with a PC. By downloading the free PXE-0850X 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 

Access to some of the DSP’s features is presented in the included LCD 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.  

The PXE-0850X can also be used as a head unit or music source in older vehicles. The PXE-0850X 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-0850X will ship in March 2021 at a MAP of $699.95 and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

Tech specs:

  • 6 Low and/or High-level inputs
  • 12 RCA outputs
  • 25W RMS x 8 (4Ω, <1% THD+N, 14.4V) (mirrors the first 8 RCA outputs)
  • Matrix Mixing
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming with included external module
  • Wireless sound tuning via smartphone. PC tuning also available
  • Dash-mounted remote controller included
  • Specialized type filtering: Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley, Bessel
  • Frequency range: 20Hz ~ 20KHz, 1Hz steps
  • Q: 0.404 ~ 28.85, 0.01 steps
  • Gain: -12.0dB ~ +12.0 dB, 0.1 dB steps
  • Filter crossover points: 20Hz – 20KHz. 1Hz steps
  • Slopes: 12dB, 18dB, 24dB, 30dB, 36dB, 42dB, 48dB
  • Up to 20ms of time delay per channel
  • TI 32-bit DSP with 300MHz floating point processing
  • Delay units: 0.000 to 20 milliseconds, 0.00 to 692 centimeters, 0.00 to 273 inches
  • 0 deg. or 180 deg. phase adjustment per channel
  • TI 24-bit premium audio ADC/DAC
  • 31 Band Parametric or Graphic Output EQ
  • High pass, low pass, and bandpass, independent filters per channel

Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.  

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.   

For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels:  

Facebook: facebook.com/AlpineUSA

Instagram: instagram.com/AlpineUSA

Twitter: twitter.com/AlpineUSA

The new receiver is designed to be a simple, sound system builder

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 14, 2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduces the new iLX-407 Shallow Chassis 7-inch Multimedia Receiver with PowerStack™ capabilities.

“Following the success of the tremendously popular iLX-W650, we sought to create a solution that captured everything the customer loved about the iLX-W650, with even more features,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “The features, along with the price point, will solidify the iLX-407 as one of the most impactful audio upgrades on the market.”

New Technology

The iLX-407 is the next evolution of the customer-favorite iLX-W650 Shallow Chassis Multimedia Receiver, with added features like HD Radio®, three customizable home screens, media expandability with HDMI connectivity, and iDatalink® Maestro Module compatibility.

Other features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling with audio streaming allows access to music, messages, phone calls, and maps on a smartphone via USB or smartphone connection. These features are controlled through touch or voice commands with the included external microphone. SiriusXM® Radio is available with an optional tuner and paid subscription for even more music and entertainment during the drive.

System Compatibility

Upgrading dash technology can often result in a loss of factory functionality such as steering wheel controls and access to engine codes. However, the iLX-407 is compatible with the iDatalink® Maestro Module (sold separately) allowing select OEM features to be retained and vehicle information displayed on the 7-inch screen.

Two RCA inputs are included for rear, side, or front cameras (sold separately). When in use, the rear camera overlays guidelines onto the screen for ease when moving in reverse. Additional cameras can be added with the KCX-C2600B Universal Front and Rear Camera Selector (sold separately).

While the iLX-407 is mech-less (no CD/DVD player) an HDMI input is included so you can connect a CD, DVD player, or even your smartphone for an all-digital audio and video connection through a single cable.

Simple System Building

The iLX-407 is PowerStack™ capable and designed to be a simple, sound system builder for those who may be new to aftermarket car audio. The iLX-407, paired with the KTA-200M Mono Power Pack Amplifier, provides an easy way to add amplification for a subwoofer, like the S-SB10V 10-inch Alpine Halo S-Series Preloaded Subwoofer Enclosure.

With a required power range of 250W – 600W RMS, the S-SB10V can produce clean, powerful bass when driven from the iLX-407 and a 200W KTA-200M PowerStack™ Amplifier, thanks to the KTA-200M’s Dynamic Peak Power, which effectively produces 400W during power-hungry music passages.  

The iLX-407 will ship in May 2021 at a MAP of $399.95 and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

Tech specs:

  • 7-inch anti-glare WVGA display with a capacitive touchscreen
  • PowerStack™ capable with the KTA-450 and KTA-200M (sold separately)
  • 50mm shallow mount chassis design
  • Two-finger swipe user interface (volume up, volume down, skip forward, skip back, and pause)
  • Customizable user interface (3 pages with 22 available widgets)
  • Customizable wallpaper (user photos)
  • Works with Apple CarPlay®
  • The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • SiriusXM-Ready® (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Built-in HD Radio®
  • 1 HDMI input
  • iDatalink® connectivity for vehicle information and parking assist display on compatible vehicles
  • FLAC/ MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC/ music playback via USB
  • AVI/MP4/MPG/MOV/WMV USB video playback
  • JPG/PNG/BMP USB photo viewer
  • 2 camera input (Rear, Front, Side, Other) configurations
  • Rearview camera distance guide display
  • KCX-C2600B Universal Front and Rear Camera Selector ready 
  • Compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • External microphone included
  • Built-in amplifier (16-watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • 3 preouts (True 4V)
  • 5-band graphic EQ
  • MediaXpander®
  • 24-bit DAC
  • High pass crossover/low pass crossover
  • CTA-2006 compliant 

Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications, and delivery dates are subject to change without notice. 

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.   

For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: 

Facebook: facebook.com/AlpineUSA

Instagram: instagram.com/AlpineUSA

Twitter: twitter.com/AlpineUSA

 

Auburn Hills, Mich. (April. 29, 2019) -- Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. - As part of the company’s mission to strengthen its investment in the 12-Volt independent retail channel, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. has committed to a Diamond ULTRA Partnership with the Mobile Electronics® Association (MEA) for 2019 – 2020. As the facilitator to a growing network of retailers, manufacturers, and service providers of automotive aftermarket technology products, the MEA provides educational resources and networking opportunities that directly support the independent mobile electronics specialist channel.

The Diamond ULTRA partnership will increase Alpine's presence at MEA-sponsored KnowledgeFest events, a key event for 12-Volt independent retailers. Moving forward, Alpine will have priority access to event space selection as well as a larger booth space for demo vehicles and product displays. The company will also gain hours for event training sessions to create more face time with 12-Volt retailers, as well as an elevated brand presence in events and Mobile Electronics Magazine marketing to all MEA dealer and audience members. The next KnowledgeFest event is August 9 – 11 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Since 2018, Alpine has continued to help the 12-Volt independent retail industry grow their Alpine business through the addition of seven new Brand Specialist positions who service 12-Volt independent retailers with products, sales, and marketing support.

Additionally, Alpine created the "X-Perience" event, a pop-up event facilitated by Brand Specialists and exclusively held at Authorized Alpine retailers. X-Perience events feature Alpine-branded demo vehicles that showcase the Alpine Halo9 iLX-309 9-inch AV Receiver with a complete X-Series sound system. At the event, attendees can take advantage of event-only promotions and free giveaways, all with the intent to drive sales, increase shop awareness, and ultimately foot traffic to the 12-Volt retailer stores. Alpine anticipates a total of 200 events in 2019.

Stay updated on Alpine's investment in the 12-Volt industry by subscribing to the monthly Mobile Electronics Magazine that features insights from MEA KnowledgeFest events and product information from the automotive aftermarket industry. You can also find the latest Alpine events schedule and product release news on the Mobile Electronics website and social media.

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.
 
For information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels:
 

 

March 18, 2019 -- Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the iLX-F259, an audio/video (AV) system with the innovative “hovering” 9-inch screen platform. The iLX-F259 is the second model from the Alpine Halo9 lineup which Alpine initially established in 2018 with the category-defining iLX-F309 model.

The iLX-F259 is an AM/FM/Digital Media Receiver with a 9-inch WVGA touch screen and mech-less design (no CD/DVD slot). It uses a 1-DIN chassis for installation and its screen hovers over the vehicle’s dashboard, allowing the large screen to be added to a variety of vehicles without the need for custom installation.

Users can enjoy a range of infotainment features thanks to smartphone compatibility through Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming. The iLX-F259 is SiriusXM-Ready (requires a SiriusXM® tuner and subscription, sold separately), and other external sources can be connected via the USB port or AUX input. The iLX-F259 has one universal rear camera input and extra cameras can be added with the KCX-C2600B Multi-Camera Selector (cameras and selector sold separately).

The iLX-F259 introduces a new, customizable user interface based on swipe and drag-and-drop motions. Up to three customized home screens can be created by choosing from 22 widgets. Widgets provide short-cut access to various sources such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Clocks, Bluetooth functions, USB images, and Camera. The widgets can be easily dragged-and-dropped onto the home screens and changed on a whim to meet the user’s needs. Customizable wallpaper can also be made from the user’s own photos or by choosing from several pre-loaded patterns.

The iLX-F259 is available now for $800 SRI at authorized Alpine retailers.

CarPlay® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android™ Auto is a trademark of Google LLC. Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Alpine Electronics, Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

July 2, 2019 -- Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping two new mech-less (no CD/DVD) universal navigation receivers with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™: The 7-Inch INE-W987HD and 8-Inch X308U. Improvements to the user interface have made scrolling transitions between the screens faster and more efficient as audio and navigation are now controlled from a single, high-powered chip.  Drivers will enjoy the convenience of smartphone navigation, or in areas where service is limited, the reliability of a built-in navigation system.

The INE-W987HD and X308U have anti-glare, four-way swipe action control touchscreens with 3D and 2D built-in navigation and pinch-to-zoom mapping controls. Listen to music through the built-in HD Radio™ Tuner with SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio readiness or use your smartphone for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Get a detailed view of your map with the INE-W987HD’s and X308U’s pinch-to-zoom touchscreen controls to zoom in on the view of your map for improved navigation. Maps are preloaded to get you to your next adventure. Choose between 3D mapping, split map, and turn-by-turn arrow view. Turn-by-turn navigation delivers instructions by Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology, where street names, freeway numbers, and freeway exit names are announced clearly through your vehicles speaker system.

Using swipe motions anywhere on the touchscreen of the INE-W987HD or X308U, swipe left, right, up, or down to access navigation, entertainment sources, settings, or Bluetooth®, respectively, while keeping your eyes on the road.

You can also access frequently used functions or apps through the My Favorites feature linked to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Customize your shortcut icons by dragging the icons to a new location on the screen. Hard keys are also available for built-in navigation, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and AM/FM radio.

Access a selection of smartphone apps via Apple lightning cable for CarPlay™ or USB cable and Bluetooth® connection for Android Auto™. Receive calls, answer text messages, play music and get directions all controlled from the touchscreen and heard through your vehicle’s speaker system.

Both receivers are available now at Alpine Authorized retailers or online at www.alpine-usa.com through Crutchfield for $1299.95 for the INE-W987HD and $1499.95 for the X308U. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through our store locator.

Ann Arbor, MI -- May 7, 2019 -- Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping three new powered sound systems for select Toyota trucks. The new models are the PSU-300FRN for the Toyota 4Runner® (2010-Up), PSU-300TCM for the Toyota Tacoma® (2016-Up), and the PSU-300TND for the Toyota Tundra® (2014-Up). Each system is compatible with the truck models that do not have the optional factory amplified sound system.

The three models are direct-fit sound system upgrades that are simple-to-use and enhance the overall sound performance of the factory sound system. Each system is pre-tuned to match the respective truck, eliminating the need to make tedious adjustments to the sound system.

All models are 300-watt systems which include an 8-inch powered subwoofer and a compact 4-channel amplifier. The products are pre-assembled onto vehicle-specific brackets and come with vehicle-specific wiring harnesses for easy plug-and-play installation.

The compact size of the subwoofer allows it and the amplifier to be installed under the front passenger’s seat (or under the left rear seat for the Tacoma) for optimal sound performance and placement that won’t occupy useable space in the vehicle. The included remote bass knob provides convenient control of the bass level right from the dash.

All models are compatible with the base factory Toyota radio, an Alpine universal head unit, or other aftermarket head unit. They are available now at authorized Alpine retailers at $800 each. Visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

Toyota, Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation.

Visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

 

April 23, 2019 -- For those who want to enjoy the power of a subwoofer in vehicles that are exposed to the elements, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the KTA-30MW Mono Weather Resistant Tough Power Pack Amplifier, a compact, mini-amplifier that features Alpine's exclusive Dynamic Peak Power (DPP) technology.

A small, but powerful amplifier, the KTA-30MW measures at just 9-3/16” W x 1-5/8” H x 3-3/4” D while delivering 600 DPP watts of powerful bass output to the subwoofer of your choice. Compatible with an aftermarket or factory head unit, the small size of the amplifier provides a bass boost without the big space commitment.

The KTA-30MW is half the size of our smallest traditional amplifiers, making it fit where most amplifiers won't. Tuck it under dashes, stash it in a motorcycle's saddlebags, or in other places where a larger amplifier may not fit. You'll find that you won't have to sacrifice space for sound quality.

Additionally, the KTA-30MW has a weather resistance rating of IP66 for protection against dust ingress and high-pressure water spray, so you can enjoy Alpine’s premium sound quality in exposed installations like side-by-sides, boats, open-top vehicles, and motorcycles saddlebags.

Get more power and impact with the KTA-30MW which features Alpine’s exclusive amplifier technology, DPP. Dynamic Peak Power is engineered to adapt to musical needs by delivering bursts of power during dynamic musical passages to essentially double the amplifier's power, without increasing its size.

The KTA-30MW is available now at authorized Alpine retailers for $330 SRI and includes the amplifier, weather-resistant chassis, and waterproof connector. Visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

The compact amplifier can PowerStack to the iLX-W650 AV System

March 26, 2019 -- Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the new KTA-450 Power Pack amplifier. This compact amplifier boasts a smaller footprint than its predecessors and can connect to the new iLX-W650 mech-less 7-inch audio/video (AV) system via the exclusive PowerStack design.

The KTA-450 Power Pack amplifier measures just 7” W x 3.5” H x 1.25” D. It uses a Class D amplifier circuit and features Alpine’s exclusive amplifier technology, Dynamic Peak Power (DPP), which intelligently adjusts the gain to adapt to musical needs. It prevents the amplifier from clipping by delivering bursts of power during dynamic musical passages to essentially double the amplifier’s power without increasing its size.

The iLX-W650 is a powered AM/FM/Digital Media Receiver with a seven-inch capacitive touch screen. It features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Bluetooth® wireless technology, a USB port, and is SiriusXM-Ready™ (requires a SiriusXM® tuner and subscription, sold separately). Volume and song tracks can be controlled via a no-look, two-finger swipe motion anywhere on the screen. The iLX-W650’s shallow chassis measures just 2.4-inches deep, so it fits in vehicles that do not have a lot of depth behind the dashboard or in other applications that have a limited amount of space.
 
Although the KTA-450 and iLX-W650 are sold as separate pieces, they can also be combined to create a powerful sound system. The KTA-450’s small footprint allows it to fit behind and connect to the iLX-W650 using the included bracket, creating Alpine’s exclusive PowerStack design. This PowerStacked system produces 400-watts DPP in the same amount of space as a standard 2-DIN model but without the bulk of a traditional amplifier. This industry-first design was named a 2019 CES Innovation Awards winner in the In-Vehicle Audio/Video category.

The KTA-450 is available for $230 SRI and the iLX-W650 is available for $500 SRI. Both products can be found at authorized Alpine retailers.

CarPlay® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android™ Auto is a trademark of Google LLC. Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Alpine Electronics, Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

The i109-WRA features the largest Apple CarPlay screen in the aftermarket

Torrance, Calif. (May 12, 2016) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the i109-WRA 9-inch Apple CarPlay touch screen system for 2011-up Jeep Wranglers. The product features the largest touch screen system in the aftermarket for Apple CarPlay.

“The i109-WRA is our first Restyle Dash System compatible with Apple CarPlay,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and General Manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “We are excited to deliver the popular Apple CarPlay platform to Jeep Wrangler owners through our unique 9-inch screen system.”

Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay is the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. You can make and receive calls, access text messages, play music and get directions optimized for traffic conditions, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay features Siri voice control in addition to working with touch screen controls. Corresponding audio, driving directions, and phone calls are played through the vehicle’s speaker system. With Apple Maps, Apple CarPlay can predict where the user most likely wants to go by using destinations from recent e-mails, text messages, contacts, and calendar entries. Users may also set destinations through a simple, conversational command to Siri (ex: “Take me to Joe’s house”). Apple CarPlay uses a Lightning connector and is compatible with iPhone 5 and later, and iOS 7.1 and higher.

i109-WRA Apple CarPlay System for Jeep Wrangler
The i109-WRA is Alpine’s first model to offer Apple CarPlay compatibility in the 9-inch screen size. It brings Apple CarPlay and a 9-inch screen to the Jeep Wrangler, both of which are not available as factory options. The i109-WRA is compatible with the 2011-up Jeep Wrangler and has a WVGA screen with 800x400 display resolution.

The i109-WRA comes with a dash bezel that replaces the entire Jeep Wrangler OEM radio area, creating a factory-like fit and finish surrounding the 9-inch screen. Dedicated hard keys on the bezel provide direct access to the phone, music and maps through Apple CarPlay. These features can also be accessed through Siri voice control. A vehicle specific wiring harness is included for plug and play installation. In addition to Apple CarPlay, the i109-WRA has an AM/FM tuner with RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data system) program display and one aux AV input source. Three (2V) preouts allow for additional amplifiers to be installed.

Additional Features
The i109-WRA retains select factory features like steering wheel control through the supplied iDatalink Maestro module. An optional rear view camera system can be added to the i109-WRA using the dedicated camera input (camera systems sold separately). The i109-WRA is compatible with the Alpine TuneIt® App, a free smartphone app that provides customized sound tuning. Users can easily adjust a wide range of sound settings including time correction, parametric EQ, crossover frequency, preset EQ modes and more. The settings are made through the app and uploaded to the i109-WRA for immediate sound customization.

Availability
The i109-WRA is available now for $2,500 SRI. Visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.  

Torrance, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2018)-- Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping its first Tough Power Pack amplifier, the KTA-30FW. This compact, weather resistant amplifier delivers a sound boost to a variety of vehicles and can also be used in motorsports and marine applications.

Two models of Tough Power Pack amplifiers are being introduced, which are the 4-channel KTA-30FW and the upcoming mono KTA-30MW. A new feature debuting in the Tough Power Pack models is Alpine’s exclusive Dynamic Peak Power (D.P.P.) technology which delivers additional bursts of power during dynamic musical passages. To accommodate the extra bursts of power, the amplifier quickly increases its internal gain level and supplies additional stored current. This effectively doubles the power for short periods of time and prevents the amplifier from clipping during dynamic sections of music at high volumes. Each model measures just 9-3/16” W x 1-5/8” H x 3-3/4” D so despite the small footprint, the D.P.P. technology boosts the amplifier’s performance to 600 watts D.P.P., making it sound like an amplifier with double the power at maximum output.

Tough Power Pack amplifiers represent a new category extension, since they are the first weather resistant versions of the Alpine’s popular Power Pack amplifiers. The amplifiers are weather resistant with an IP66 rating, so they’re protected from dust ingress and high-pressure water spray. They feature high-quality, weather resistant connectors which make them a good fit for use in exposed areas such as side-by-sides, boats, open-top vehicles, and motorcycles. The amplifiers’ compact footprint allows them to be tucked away under the dash or hidden in limited-space areas, and they have connections on just one side for easy access to controls.

The KTA-30FW is available now at authorized Alpine retailers for $330 SRI, and the KTA-30MW will be available in October for $330 SRI. Visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

KTA-30FW 4-Channel 600-Watt D.P.P./300-Watt RMS Weather Resistant Tough Power Pack Amplifier

  • Alpine's Class D amplifier circuit with Dynamic Peak Power (D.P.P.)
  • 150W x 4 D.P.P. (2Ω/4Ω, 14.4V, ≤ 1% THD+N); 75W RMS x 4 (2Ω/4Ω, 14.4V, ≤ 1% THD+N)
  • >85dB S/N (ref. 1W into 4Ω)
  • <0.1% THD
  • 20-20kHz Frequency response (+/- 1dB)
  • Weather resistant (IP66 rating)
  • OEM-grade Tyco 26-pin weather resistant connector with pigtail wire harness
  • Speaker/RCA inputs (selectable, High range=0.5-10V, Low range=0.2-4V)
  • Sound control
    • Crossovers: Off/HP/LP, Fc=50-400Hz @ -12dB/Oct. (variable)
    •  Input sensitivity adjustment (variable)
    •  2ch/4ch input (selectable)

7-inch screen with fitted dash bezel represents a new Alpine Restyle format for the Wrangler

Torrance, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2017) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the i207-WRA, a mech-less audio/video (A/V) system with 7-inch touch screen for 2007-2017 Jeep Wranglers. It’s the first 7-inch Alpine Restyle aftermarket system to come with a dash bezel fitted for the Wrangler.

“Alpine has established the 9-inch Alpine Restyle system as the most integrated and stylish way to upgrade the dash of a Wrangler,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “The i207-WRA continues the Alpine Restyle lineup at a convenient 7-inch screen size that’s compatible with Wranglers as far back as 2007.”

Everything Needed in the Box

The i207-WRA is an all-in-one Wrangler in-dash solution that comes with everything needed for installation, including some parts designed specifically for the needs of the Wrangler owner. A metal rear bracket is included to hold the unit stable during rocky trail rides. A loaded wire harness allows for plug-and-play installation to the Wrangler, while additional harnesses are supplied for optional add-ons like the KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module and KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector.

The i207-WRA comes with an iDatalink Maestro® module to retain select Wrangler controls like the voice activated media player, voice activated Bluetooth® wireless technology, steering wheel controls, premium audio amplifier integration and visual parking assistance. Select vehicle information like tire pressure, battery voltage, door status, engine codes and user customizable gauges can also be displayed on the screen (retained features and vehicle information will vary by model year).

User Interface and Smartphone Connectivity

The 7-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen is surrounded by a dash bezel that is fitted for the Wrangler, creating a factory-like look for the system. It has a 4-way swipe action user interface (left, right, up or down) for quick access to commonly used features.

 

The system is optimized for wired connectivity with an iPhone or Android™ smartphone. The i207-WRA “Works with Apple CarPlay,” so iPhone owners can use Apple CarPlay™ to make and receive calls, access text messages, play music, and get directions optimized for traffic conditions in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. CarPlay features are accessed through the i207-WRA’s touch screen or through Siri voice control using the “Voice” button. CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 and later.

 

The i207-WRA is also Android Auto™ Compatible. Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With larger touch targets, a simplified interface, and easy-to-use voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so drivers can stay focused on the road (requires both a USB cable and Bluetooth connection; requires an Android™ phone running 5.0 [Lollipop] or higher and the Android Auto app). Android Auto is accessed through the touch screen or through voice control using the “Voice” button.

The i207-WRA does not have a built-in navigation system but users can get navigation guidance from maps on Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, with driving directions are displayed on the 7-inch screen. The i207-WRA has hard keys for direct access to smartphone functions like navigation, “Now Playing,” and voice control. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also provide access to popular apps such as Spotify, Waze (via Android Auto only), Amazon Music, and more.

 

Entertainment Features

The i207-WRA has Bluetooth® wireless technology for calls and audio streaming. Audio sources include AM/FM, a built-in HD Radio™ receiver, Pandora control from a smartphone, and FLAC file playback via USB. The i207-WRA is SiriusXM-Ready™ (tuner and subscription sold separately) and customized sound tuning is available through the free Alpine TuneIt® App. An HDMI input is available for video entertainment (HDMI cable sold separately), and DVD or CD playback can be added through the DVE-5300 Add-on DVD Player (sold separately). If the i207-WRA is connected to the DVE-5300, HDMI capability can be retained through the KCX-630HD HDMI Selector Interface (sold separately).

 

System Expansion

Wranglers are often customized with accessories like a motorized tonneau cover and winch, but these accessories frequently require control switches to be installed on the dash. The KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately) turns the i207-WRA into a hub for touch screen control of up to eight add-on electrical accessories, eliminating the need for switches on the dash. The i207-WRA comes with one camera input that can be assigned for a front or rear camera. If the Wrangler has two or three camera systems, the KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector allows them to be centrally controlled from the i207-WRA’s 7-inch touchscreen (KCX-C250MC and cameras sold separately).

The i207-WRA is now available for $1,200 SRI at authorized Alpine retailers, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

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