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Alpine ILX-W650

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 500ILXW650

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About the Alpine ILX-W650

A powerful combo

There are a lot of solid receivers out there that give you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM connectivity. Very, very few, however, boast the shallow chassis of Alpine's iLX-W650 (only 2-13/16" deep), making it a great candidate for a smooth installation in many "problem vehicles." And none are designed to fit perfectly with Alpine's KTA-450 power pack amplifier, a compact amp that packs an impressive 50 watts RMS by 4 channels. When secured together using Alpine's Power Stack installation gear, the iLX-W650 and amp are still less than 5" deep. If space is a commodity and you're thinking about building a system with more power, Alpine has the solution.
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A powerful combo

There are a lot of solid receivers out there that give you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM connectivity. Very, very few, however, boast the shallow chassis of Alpine's iLX-W650 (only 2-13/16" deep), making it a great candidate for a smooth installation in many "problem vehicles." And none are designed to fit perfectly with Alpine's KTA-450 power pack amplifier, a compact amp that packs an impressive 50 watts RMS by 4 channels. When secured together using Alpine's Power Stack installation gear, the iLX-W650 and amp are still less than 5" deep. If space is a commodity and you're thinking about building a system with more power, Alpine has the solution.

Built for the best smartphone experience

Your iPhone® or Android™ phone is your hub for music, maps, and communication, and Alpine brings that familiar experience to your dash with built-in Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Access the apps you need without getting distracted, and the 7" capacitive touchscreen works just like a tablet, so you'll feel right at home. And Alpine has enhanced the touchscreen experience with swipe control over volume, track-skipping, and more.

Streamlined control for driving

CarPlay and Android Auto make important functions easy to control with large, familiar app icons that you can find immediately when you need them. Other info appears on the screen in big, easy-to-read text on a clean, clutter-free background. You can also activate apps with voice commands, using the external microphone that's included with the receiver. You can make calls, compose texts, select tunes, and start navigation without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.

Lots of entertainment

With a wired connection to your smartphone via the receiver's rear USB, you can browse through your phone's high-res FLAC music files for playlists, songs, artists, and albums. And the iLX-W650 is SiriusXM-ready, so you can add a satellite radio tuner and enjoy your favorite music, sports, entertainment, and more anywhere you go.

Audio goodies

Use the 9-band parametric equalizer and 6-channel time-correction tools to maximize the audio signal sent to the powerful built-in amplifier. Three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs deliver an ultra-clean signal for adding additional amps for more power.

Get where you're going

If you need directions, launch your maps app using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to find out how to reach the coolest new spot in town. Just touch the convenient "voice" button on the receiver and ask. Your phone will handle the turn-by-turn directions, and the big capacitive touchscreen allows you to pinch-to-zoom the map display. You'll be able to pinpoint exactly where you need to be and, if need be, find a place to park.

Front- and rear-view, too

With two camera inputs, you can also install front- and rear-view cameras and use the receiver's built-in parking guides to back up safely in any crowded lot. 

Some states and localities prohibit or restrict the use of video and information displays in vehicles – it is your responsibility to see if any restrictions or prohibitions apply in your area.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • shallow-mount chassis design (2-13/16" deep)
    • designed to pair with Alpine's KTA-450 power pack amplifier
    • touchscreen swipe controls
    • designed to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • hands-free control lets you access apps using your voice
    • built-in Bluetooth connectivity
    • USB port accommodates various devices and thumb drives
    • FLAC compatible
    • 7" capacitive touchscreen
    Smartphone Features:
    • designed to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • built-in iPhone control
    • Siri Eyes Free Control; works with Google Assistant
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear USB port, two camera inputs
    • works with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included)
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • external microphone included
    • built-in amplifier (16 watts RMS/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # ILX-W650
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    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver
    • Wiring harness (15A fuse)
    • Preout/Camera harness
    • 42" USB extension cable
    • Microphone (attached 13' cable terminated by a male 3.5mm stereo connector)
    • Bracket (for microphone)
    • 4 ISO-screws
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Registration Card

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    Crutchfield customer from Mount Pleasant, TX on 7/15/2019

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    This is an excellent radio I put it in my 2012 f150

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    Crutchfield customer from Kyle, TX on 7/15/2019

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    Easy install, clear instructions, and recommend the pre-made harness, saves quite a bit of time and frustration.

    Pros: Features, ease of installation

    Cons: I had not made the purchase sooner

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    Almost Perfect

    Crutchfield customer from Pleasant Grove, UT on 7/14/2019

    2008 Audi A4

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    It's almost perfect for the cost. The only thing missing is another USB port

    Pros: Good Sound, nice interface, slim package

    Cons: Just 1 USB

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    Crutchfield customer from Webster, NY on 7/13/2019

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    GREAT PRODECT EXCELENT STAFF FAST DELIVERY JUST GREAT COUMPANY THANKS

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    Lacking modern technology

    Guest from Fincastle, VA on 7/12/2019

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    Can't believe that a reciever in 2019 does not have the ability to display the information transmitted by radio stations as to the name of songs and artists. Also this receiver does not give the ability to delete unused icons such as iPad.

    Pros: Easy to use. Sounds good. Connected to my phone easily.

    Cons: See my review. Also does not communicate with HVAC controls.

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    Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 7/11/2019

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    Works great

    Pros: Works with Android auto and quick reverse cam works for what I needed.

    Cons: Install this in my car and then found out after that you have to install Android auto from the back in the USB. So I had to take off my Dash and then update it it does not come already installed would have been nice to know.

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    Crutchfield terrible support

    Crutchfield customer from Topeka, KS on 7/11/2019

    2016 Subaru WRX

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    Was about to leave a 1 star review. Crutchfield said it was impossible to retain my factory backup camera. 2016 subaru wrx. Fail on their part, as it ended up working in the end.

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    Alpine ILX-W650

    Crutchfield customer from Swayzee, IN on 7/11/2019

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    Fits the space in my car great. The features on this unit are exactly what I was needing. Only issue is with the Android Auto which isn't an Alpine issue. Will definitely recommend this head unit to others.

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    Crutchfield customer from Del Mar, CA on 7/11/2019

    2009 Toyota Corolla

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    Absolutely satisfied! It has revamped my old corolla and the installation and tech support was outstanding

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    Crutchfield customer from Bloomingdale, IL on 7/11/2019

    2005 Chevrolet Suburban

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    Honestly, I'm surprised with how good of a unit this is. It's fast, has Android Auto AND Apple CarPlay, and was relatively straightforward to install. All that for a pretty low price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Mira Loma, CA on 7/11/2019

    2003 Toyota Camry

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    Solid affordable head unit. Has the features you need without the stuff you don't.

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    Nice head unit, great value

    Crutchfield customer from Longview, TX on 7/10/2019

    2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Nice head unit, slim design, leaves room for integration equipment and wiring behind it. Apple carplay works as expected and then some.

    Pros: Good price, lots of features, easy to navigate

    Cons: not crazy about the parking brake control of changing settings

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    GREAT BUY!!!

    Crutchfield customer from Saint Augustine, FL on 7/9/2019

    2012 Toyota Tacoma

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    What an Awesome head unit for the money! The Apple car play is by far the best feature. It has lots of other great features which makes this a no brainer for those not wanting to spend tons of money!!!

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    Crutchfield customer from West Chester, PA on 7/9/2019

    2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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    Works great! Looks amazing. Opted to get ready wire harness from crutchfield and everything installed nicely in a matter of minutes.

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    Crutchfield customer from Round Lake, IL on 7/9/2019

    2008 GMC Sierra

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    Super easy to use awesome radio for the price

    Pros: Good price

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    PERFECT FOR ....2010 Wrangler JKU with Infinty

    Crutchfield customer from Decatur, IL on 7/9/2019

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    couldn't be happier...did not have to cut out stock bracket since this unit is so shallow. Plenty of room for wiring. screen is visible with top and doors off and direct sunlight on it. Made the stock system speakers sound much better. Android auto works very well. plug and play with pre-wired harnesses.. NOTE: Jeep JK owners will need to engage parking break TWICE in order to program the unit after install...

    Pros: no bracket cutting, visible in sunlight, improved stock sound

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Navarre, FL on 7/9/2019

    2013 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

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    So far so good. I am going to have the kta-450 hooked up to it when I upgrade my speakers. Hopefully get some better sound out of it.

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    Alpine ILX W650 2018 RIDGELINE SPORT

    Crutchfield customer from Bayville, NJ on 7/8/2019

    2017 Honda Ridgeline

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    If you're looking for a great sounding stereo , without overkill , then this should satisfy . I installed this in my 2018 ridgeline sport . the sound quality is superb . The setup is simple and the sub menus are easy to use . Android auto works good so far. Make sure to hook the parking brake wire to it's proper location , because unlike most aftermarket head units , you cant simply ground it ! Some people complained about not being able to change screen colors . Lol . not a deal breaker for me ...

    Pros: Great sound at an affordable price . Android auto works well , ALPINE quality !

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    Great value!

    Crutchfield customer from Cuyahoga Falls, OH on 7/8/2019

    2018 Toyota 4Runner

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    For the price this unit is packed with features including ApplePlay. The user interface is simple and well thought out. Unfortunately I could not get it to work with iDataLink in my 2018 4Runner so I returned it for a Kenwood (which integrates seamlessly.) Even though I could not get this unit to work in my vehicle I'm still giving it 5 stars based on value and design.

    Pros: Apple Car Play Great user interface Excellent value

    Cons: Could not get it to integrate with iDataLink

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    Crutchfield customer from Linden, NC on 7/8/2019

    2013 Ford F-150 STX

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    I've always liked Alpine head units and this one is no exception.

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    Crutchfield customer from Lakewood, CA on 7/8/2019

    1992 Toyota Celica

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    Works flawlessly. Far better than most modern factory stereos.

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    Customization, but NO Hi Res.

    headphonesguy from Delray Beach, FL on 7/7/2019

    2015 Volkswagen Passat

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    Customization sound is great...As long as it's not playing anything above 48 bit. Does not play High Resolution Audio. It also has connectivity issues w/ it's app. Auto play, disconnects randomly with Google Maps...and the screen behaves oddly when using Pandora. The other features are AWESOME. Parametric eq, no other brand has it. Shallow design..big screen...easy navigation.

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    Lacks video streaming from phone or device

    Dee from Okc on 7/7/2019

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    Nice screen works great does get hot an feel it lacks a remote and u can't stream video off your phone to the head unit so that's the worse part and it's the reason I bought it so I wasted $320 on a unit that's useless to me

    Pros: Great screen quality responsive and apple play works

    Cons: No video streaming and apple car play does not use all your apps on the unit no remote and u can't add one

    Crutchfield response on 7/9/2019
    Dee, if you purchased this receiver from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Crutchfield customer from Wenatchee, WA on 7/7/2019

    2005 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Really nice! Exactly what I wanted. Works like a charm.

    Pros: Super easy installation.

    Cons: None

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    Best Bang for the Buck

    Crutchfield customer from Spotsylvania, VA on 7/7/2019

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Best Bang for the Buck carplay and android auto,very slim (no mech), nice companion amp for it. extremely hard to beat given its features.

    Pros: slim design (mech-less)

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    Nice Picture

    felipe from Niles, IL on 7/6/2019

    2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

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    OK so Alpine always makes good radios, looks very nice, touch screen is nice, do not like the volume buttons, physical buttons way better. OK now to why i returned this unit and exchanged it for what always buy which is a Pioneer. The sound on this unit is horrible, bass, treble just the simplest things of sound are bad. Exchanged for a Pioneer and OMG sound is amazing on it.

    Pros: Nice Screen

    Cons: SOUND IS HORRIBLE, need physical buttons.

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    Awesome Head unit for the Price!

    Danny from San Antonio Tx on 7/4/2019

    2014 Dodge Avenger

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    2014 Dodge avenger 2nd generation Right off the bat the handbrake lead (yellow/blue wire off the radio harness) gave me some issues with it not being connected correctly and this wouldn't allow me to access anything but am/fm radio and audio settings. Audio sounds great, android auto works flawlessly but I somehow cannot access the setup page for the system, volume etc.... I need to do more research as to why these items are just not opening up for me.

    Pros: I appreciate the way Crutchfield adds the accessory parts and pieces for installation without having to purchase individually!

    Cons: Handbrake parking lead wire (yellow/blue stripe wire from the head unit) not properly noted on where to tie it to. Also my setup page doesn't work...

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    Alpine ILX-W650

    Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 7/3/2019

    2008 Dodge Caliber

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    Great head unit. Easy to use. The narrow profile makes it a dream to install. CarPlay works a dream. Very happy with the purchase.

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    Great upgrade for 18 year old Miata

    Crutchfield customer from Spring, TX on 7/2/2019

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    It took me a while researching various receivers with CarPlay that would fit my car ('01 Miata w/Bose) before I settled on this Alpine. I have to say I'm very pleased with it. The CarPlay works just as it should, I get my iTunes, Messages, phone calls, plus a couple apps I use, like Spotify and Google Maps - all working fine. The short depth of this system makes for an easy install in a small space, especially if you are using the SLC-4 adapter.

    Pros: Plenty of installation room, CarPlay, great display, great sound, works with old Bose (OEM) amp & speakers (using SLC-4 adapter)

    Cons: Minor "getting used to it" thing - if your vehicle does not have steering wheel controls, the lack of a volume knob might be a con for some

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    Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, NE on 7/2/2019

    1997 GMC Yukon

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    I put this in my 1997 Yukon GT (2 door) and sounds great. Straight forward and easy to use. I did get the power pack amp, and would strongly recommend it. I didn't do the install myself so I can't comment on that but looks great and I think a more factory look that the single DIN.

    Pros: Great sound and looks good in the dash

    Cons: None that I have noticed yet

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    Great radio, but going into settings stupid

    Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 7/2/2019

    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Works very well. But becomes a pain in the butt when setting it up. You can't access the settings unless you use your parking brake. Most people don't use a parking brake with an automatic. In my opinion stupid feature. Overall great radio does everything it should.

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    Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 7/1/2019

    2006 Nissan 350Z

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    Crutchfield always has the best. This is the second unit that I bought. Works best with apple car play.

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    Great product

    Crutchfield customer from Arlington, GA on 7/1/2019

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    Installed in 2005 Ford F 150 installation was easy did have to cut back of mounting bracket to fit hole well but very easy. I already had after market back up camera so it was just plug in worked great. The screen quality is very good and works like a charm with CarPlay no glitches at all. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade older car or truck radio that is looking for built in gps.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ellettsville, IN on 6/30/2019

    2008 Saturn VUE

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    This was pretty easy to install and the Apple CarPlay works great! Would recommend.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hemet, CA on 6/30/2019

    2010 Honda Fit

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    Gray unit. Sounds is good and a great price for all the features.

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    Crutchfield customer from Homestead, FL on 6/30/2019

    2006 Dodge Charger

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    Great quality. Super happy with it. A few things I don't like with Apple car play but that's not Alpines fault. If you don't use disks or dvd's this is the perfect stereo. It doesn't have all the extra fluff some stereos have for no reason.

    Pros: Great sound. Easy to use. Looks awesome. No fluff.

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    Crutchfield customer from Uniontown, OH on 6/30/2019

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    Great value. Sharp image when using Apple CarPlay. Only complaint is the on screen volume and phone controls should be at top instead of bottom since awkward to touch with bezel since radio sits back at bottom.

    Pros: Great value clear images from backup camera

    Cons: Nine

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    Alpine ILX-W650 is GREAT!

    Crutchfield customer from Katy, TX on 6/30/2019

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    The unit is clean, compact, and has more features than the former unit. It looks nice in our daughter's Jeep. Wish it had a USB port on face to avoid cord from back of unit.

    Pros: More features than imagined

    Cons: Auxiliary cord should be a USB port in face of the unit.

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    mike from Collinsville on 6/28/2019

    2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    Great sound, great operation except that often - for no reason I can put my finger on, the carplay won't work. I get a message that I have an unapproved device or something like that. Most of the time it works and when it does work its a super device.

    Pros: Cost, operation, features

    Cons: flaky CARPLAY

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    Crutchfield customer from Edgewater, MD on 6/28/2019

    1998 Jeep Wrangler

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    Overall, like the system, only complaint is that it is slow at startup and the parking brake lead is finicky, does not always allow me to change configuration in the setup menus.

    Pros: Shallow depth makes for an easier installation in a modified Jeep TJ

    Cons: Slow startup.

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    Good fit for Toyota Tacoma

    Crutchfield customer from Conroe, TX on 6/27/2019

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    Stereo looks fantastic in the dash and sounds great. Easy install

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    Crutchfield customer from Howell, MI on 6/26/2019

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    Would not work in my ram promaster hooked it up per directions. You have to hook up to parking brake or nothing but am fm will work. Very poor am reception

    Pros: Tech support was great but could not figure out why it would not work

    Cons: Poor am reception would not work with my parking brake

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    Great radio for a great price.

    Crutchfield customer from Murfreesboro, TN on 6/26/2019

    2007 Hummer H3

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    This might be the best radio I've ever owned. The sound is clear. It fit wonderfully in my Hummer without modification of the vehicle. The apple play worked incredibly well. I added a satillite radio and got three months free. The only downside is that this unit needed to be wired by the end user to the harness sold on Crutchfield. That was not noted on their website and required eventually for me to take it to an installation shop. However, well worth the cost.

    Pros: No modification to the vehicle to install Great sound with input for subwoofer Unit has built in amp of sorts and delivers clear sound in all speakers

    Cons: Wiring must be done by buyer.

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    Alpine simplicity and quality

    Crutchfield customer from Shrewsbury, PA on 6/24/2019

    2007 Toyota 4Runner

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    The head unit is great, touch is smooth and responsive. The audio quality is good but would also like to try to add an amp later. The CarPlay is still just a bit buggy with some apps not showing correctly but nothing that makes it unusable, I still use it everyday and am impressed that I like it so much more than using my phone.

    Pros: Touch feature is excellent even with plastic protective film still on. Sounds quality is as good as stock if not better than stock 4Runner unit.

    Cons: Apple's CarPlay is still a bit buggy with some apps (Amazon music) but nothing that prevents me from using it almost every day.

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    Great Unit for a Great Price!

    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 6/24/2019

    2015 Dodge Grand Caravan

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    Overall this is an excellent unit. It is simple to install and navigate. I have had some issues with the Pandora app crashing the unit and the backup camera video is hazy. Other than that, the unit works as is should and is well worth the price.

    Pros: Easy to navigate and connect to phone

    Cons: backup camera poor video quality Pandora app crashes occasionally

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    Crutchfield customer from Charleroi, PA on 6/23/2019

    2019 Honda Civic

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    Installed today and so far it has made a huge difference. Works great with ITunes and Pandora. Made my Focal speakers sound great

    Pros: Apple CarPlay and Pandora sound great

    Cons: Had to make a couple short calls to tech support but the guys got me sorted in no time.

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    Crutchfield customer from Peoria, AZ on 6/23/2019

    2007 Ford Mustang

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    Average double din radio. Android Auto worked perfect but audio quality was distorted at high volumes. In my opinion, I'd spend the extra $100 for a Sony.

    Pros: Average Sounds good at mid-range volume levels Android Auto works well

    Cons: Distorted sound at high volumes

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    Not for me!

    Justin from Somerset, PA on 6/23/2019

    2016 Kia Forte

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    I upgraded to this head unit from a factory unit in a 2016 Kia Forte. I am not impressed with the functionality. I am not able to get car play to work at all even after the lastest firmware update. I also hooked up the retainer that was offered at checkout and it's unbelievable that it will charge my phone and my girlfriend's iPhone but neither will work with car play. Another downside is that when a phone is plugged into the USB, Bluetooth is not available. I'm going to call customer support when they open back up and request to have this product exchanged or refunded. I would recommend spending a little more for a better product. I will definitely warn others about the overall functionality of car play and the inability to use any other function while it's plugged into the USB. Also make sure your phone is compatible with this radio, alpine units only have compatability with newer iPhone and Samsung with exception of several others. My Google pixel 2 is not compatible and that's a deal breaker for me. I hope Alpine will take some time on their next firmware update. It is desperately needed for this unit.

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    Mike from Catonsville, MD on 6/22/2019

    2010 Toyota Tacoma

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    I just installed this radio in my (new to me) 2010 Tacoma Access Cab. The shallow depth makes it easier to cram the excess cabling behind the unit. The interface with CarPlay is seamless....very easy to navigate through songs and playlists. The sound of the unit and the ease with which sound adjustments made be made is great: adjustments are plainly shown on the screen, making it easy to use the simple bass, mid and treble adjustments or the more precise parametric equalizer. I was a bit intimated by the need to tap into the parking brake to enable all functions of the unit. Not to worry; Crutchfield provided me with a photo of the fuse panel and pointed me to where the proper cable is located. Using a simple line tap (found at my local auto parts store) the connection was simple. The dash kit needed a little adjusting since the bezel which is attached to the head unit does not sit flush with the kit when it is installed. I remedied this by putting 2 washers under the positions where the brackets are bolted to the frame (using double sided tape for the washers), although 3washers may give a more flush fit. As always, Crutchfield's support was first rate throughout the process.

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    Julio from San Juan, PR on 6/22/2019

    2011 Kia Forte

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    For the price... Have android auto and apple carplay on the same unit its amazing. The radio its good, works perfectly and does the job. Very responsive touch and very fast interface. The settings are very simple, you can't change the background or anything but if you are using it because the apple carplay or android auto that's not a big deal.

    Pros: Apple Carplay And Antroid Auto in the same unit. Price Fast response

    Cons: Can't change background (no big deal)

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    Crutchfield customer from Hartford, WI on 6/22/2019

    2016 Ram 1500

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    It's a very nice head unit for the price.

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    Cons: Didn't have an aux port to use with my 2016 Ram 1500.

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    Not the best

    Matthew from West Warwick on 6/22/2019

    2013 Honda CRV

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    This radio is a good value price wise but lacks in performance. Connecting Android auto with the supplied extension with three or four different USB C cables of various links and quality all had the same pixelation look on the screen when using it. It's almost like it couldn't refresh the picture fast enough.

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    Cons: -Wired carplay/Android auto -Display issue with Android auto. -Have to connect it to a emergency break wire to allow access to settings. -the buttons are to close to the edge of the screen to not hit on accident when using Android auto and selecting the on screen buttons displayed by Android auto.

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    Good radio

    Gregg from York, PA on 6/21/2019

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    We really like this radio, good sound, Apple Car Play, shallow depth == easy install, screen is very bright and responsive. I also installed the 'piggy-back' amp and liked the convenience of having the amp on the back of the radio. Keep in mind this is an entry level radio and doesn't have the features of it's more expensive counter parts. --No HD radio --No RDS, doesn't tell you the song that is playing --Cannot change the background

    Pros: Great screen Apple Car Play 4v amp outputs 2 camera support

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    Crutchfield customer from Lumberton, NJ on 6/20/2019

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    My car radio stopped working so I called Crutchfield to discuss my options. The Alpine I'll-W650 was an excellent choice, the service representative recommendations played a big part in my decision. I have all the features I want in this unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ogden, UT on 6/20/2019

    2012 Subaru Impreza

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    The stereo is okay, I was expecting to like it more myself. It was easy to install even with an entire system upgrade.

    Pros: Great space saver for aftermarket systems

    Cons: Touch buttons on the underside are hard to touch inside the trim. Very expensive. Android auto crashes often.

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    Affordable upgrade with great quality

    Crutchfield customer from Hamburg, PA on 6/19/2019

    2011 Kia Optima

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    The Alpine ILX-W650 has exceeded my expectations. It was a huge upgrade from the stock unit I had in my 2011 Kia Optima. The smaller size of the unit was useful with fitment. The sound adjustments this thing has blows my mind! You can tweak just about every aspect to give you the desired sound quality using any setup. Apple CarPlay was the main feature I was looking for and it didn't disappoint. I love how seamlessly it works as an extension of your phone, managing phone calls, messages, and of course music.

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    Nice Unit

    Crutchfield customer from Augusta, KS on 6/18/2019

    2007 Nissan Altima

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    This is a very good head unit for the price. The screen looks good and the touch screen is very responsive. Apple CarPlay works well. The only downside is the features it lacks such as HD radio, movie playback, and the alpine tune it app. You really can't expect those features from a Apple CarPlay Head Unit that is in this price range. The sound quality it outputs is good. I have an Alpine type r amp and component speakers and they all sound nice together.

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    Great inexpensive head unit!

    Crutchfield customer from Albertson, NY on 6/17/2019

    2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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    Great basic android auto head unit. Has all the features you'd expect and the shallow depth makes for an easy install in tight spaces. Screen has great resolution and clarity. I hooked up a backup camera to this unit as well and it looks great.

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    Great sound, lots of customization, and Apple CarPlay is Awesome!

    Joe from Menlo Park, CA on 6/16/2019

    2010 Honda Civic LX

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    Great sound quality via the RCA outputs (4 volts on these preamps) Capacative touch screen is responsive and much more usable than a resistive touch screen Screen is large, pretty, and while it takes on glare in direct sunlight, it's still usable Wired CarPlay works great, is reliable and fast and honestly is a safety feature in many ways No lag with the interface Outstanding customization options including three digital crossovers, 13 band equalizer, time compensation per speaker, etc. Cons: - no physical buttons (the buttons you see are part of the capacative touch screen) - no way to skip songs while in Apple Maps (part Apple's fault, and part Alpine's for not having physical volume/skip buttons) Wireless CarPlay would be great except I usually am charging my phone while I drive anyway so I opted not to spend twice as much as this unit cost me for a unit that does wireless. Installed quickly and easily in a 2010 Honda Civic with the inexpensive Crutchfield installation gear. Overall, I love this head unit - easy 5 stars. At this price, it's untouchable.

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    Crutchfield customer from Delco, NC on 6/16/2019

    2000 Dodge Ram

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    compact great directions to install

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    Love this stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Union, KY on 6/13/2019

    2011 Jeep Wrangler

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    I'm in love! Super easy to get installed and makes my 2011 Jeep Wrangler look so much newer!!

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    Crutchfield customer from Valley Village, CA on 6/12/2019

    2005 Toyota Highlander

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    A simple way to get Carplay on my old Toyota. Interface is nice and responsive. Thinking about putting one in my other car.

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    SiriusXM does not do what it is advertised to do

    Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 6/12/2019

    2002 Nissan Pathfinder

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    Some of the SXM features it claims to have are not there. Also when I select categories or search when in SXM it switches to that screen for a second and then right back to the SXM main screen before I can do anything. Maybe mine is just messed up or needs a firmware update. As far as the features that it does not have that it is supposed to, it does not show album art and station logos, let you pause, rewind and replay up to 60 min of content, let you start songs from the beginning, or scan and select songs when tuned to a favorite music channel using TuneStart and TuneScan. Calling Alpine today to sort it out.

    Pros: Price, smart phone features, size

    Cons: SXM is not what it is advertised

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    Perdect unit for yaris sedan 2007

    Jay from Lakewood, WA on 6/12/2019

    2007 Toyota Yaris

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    Android auto works w/o issue with my note8, awesome system and pretty easy to operate

    Pros: Easy to operate Clear screen Awesome sound

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    Sharon from Elkins Park, PA on 6/6/2019

    2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    -A simple radio upgrade, without all the unnecessary fluff. It does all I want in a head unit. Other models add eye candy and more gadgets that imho, only inflate the cost and add to more distractions to drivers. Easy to install with a copious amount of room behind the radio for wiring, easy to use and ready for a backup camera, satellite radio, subs and amps. In addition, there is a nifty amp that attaches to the back of the HU. -Bluetooth and phone calls connect so much faster than they did with Uconnect -Beware, the micro USB (Jeep Wrangler) to USB adapter may not be compatible with Carplay and there is no port on the front of the unit. -Also, not the radio's fault, the Metra adapter for a double DIN opening fits poorly

    Pros: Depth of HU makes for easy install Clean, minimalist appearance Almost instant connection for Bluetooth and phone calls

    Cons: No USB port on the face of head unit

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    Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 6/5/2019

    2003 Chevrolet Impala

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    This radio is great I have no complaints at all. The touch screen is responsive and looks great, the way the unit sits flush in your dash is amazing as well. Only thing that I don't like is that there is a feature where your parking brake has to be on to do anything which is frustrating. However would definitely recommend buying this product.

    Pros: Great Responsive Screen Sits flush in the dash Touch Gesture controls are great

    Cons: Must have the parking break on to change any setting

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    Great look and feel at a low cost.

    Crutchfield customer from Sandy, UT on 6/5/2019

    2015 Nissan Altima

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    Great head unit. Capacitive screen is bright and responsive. It feels high quality. Nothing fancy here, just a great affordable way to get a screen in your vehicle. It has time alignment controls along with a nice parametric EQ. Android Auto works flawlessly with my OnePlus 6T.

    Pros: Cost Capacitive Screen Shallow footprint Responsive Quick start up

    Cons: Lack of display customization (not a deal breaker)

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    Alpine carplay for 2004 Acura TL factory system

    Frank from Forney, TX on 6/4/2019

    1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    I was on the market for a shallow carplay radio this unit is perfect. I relocated the A/C to the lower part (see pics). On a 2004 Acura TL, I used this unit as a slave, I used the factory head unit. I used the factory XM input as auxiliary input .

    Pros: great sound and easy to mount if you limited on space

    Cons: rear view camera some times is not working .

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    Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, VA on 6/4/2019

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    Improvement over stock radio, apple and android work nicely (requires USB connection). One star less because radio doesn't show song info only station numbers. Parking brake thing for set up is a little annoying but realistically is a good safety feature. Crutchfield ready harness and tech support made it easier to do it myself.

    Pros: Apple and Android compatibility

    Cons: No song info for radio Apple and Android requires USB connection

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    Amazing interface/ Amazing audio control / Nice clean preamp outputs

    Crutchfield customer from Broken Arrow, OK on 6/4/2019

    2007 GMC Sierra

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    I finally had to be honest with myself..... I don't watch movies in my truck, I rarely listen to CD's, and most of the time I use my Iphone as a GPS. Once I was able to admit the truth to myself .... I figured out that this unit is great for people like myself that really only need a smooth interface with their phone. The ILX-W650 allowed me to keep things I use like the backup camera, fm radio, and connect it all to their existing vehicle controls (requires an adapter.) It really fit my application perfectly. The preamp outputs are clean. The bootup is quick. The Bluetooth is connects without issue. The crossover and equalizer controls are amazing. The interface with the unit itself and the phone are just like having a 7" cell in the dash. It will even read your text messages out loud to you. I'm impressed.

    Pros: The preamp output signal is nice and clean. The bootup is quick. Bluetooth connects without issue. The crossover and equalizer controls are amazing. The interface with the unit itself and the phone are just like having a 7" cell in the dash. The interface will read your text messages to you and tell you who they came from. The installation is simple because you gain all the space behind the unit when it's mech-less.

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    Great Value

    Crutchfield customer from Ewa Beach, HI on 6/3/2019

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    I can't believe this product is under $300. Very user friendly and as technical as you want it to be with all the adjustments you can make in the x-over and equalizer configurations. Apple play is a must have safety feature in every car. I recommend you spend the extra $200 and get the power pack because it sounds amazing and very clear through my upgraded JBL speakers.

    Pros: Easy to navigate. Under $300 Great sound

    Cons: Touch screen leaves fingerprints and i wish Alpine made a screen protector like most phones today.

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    ILS-W650 makes driving much safer

    Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 6/3/2019

    2006 Toyota Tacoma

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    Solid performer at a great price. Both CarPlay and Android Auto for $300 with a capacitive screen. Bought two, one for a 2006 Tacoma and one for a 2010 Civic. Significant safety improvement with hands free comms.

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    Some issues with apps

    Crutchfield customer from Woodbridge, VA on 6/2/2019

    2007 Toyota RAV4

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    I love it, but sometimes I have to hard reset my iPhone ones a week to get some applications working and that can be annoying sometimes. Example You will hear the music in the pandora app but nothing shows on the screen, the screen stays black.

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    Crutchfield customer from Magnolia, DE on 6/2/2019

    2014 Ram 1500

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    Oh its exactly as described. Easy to operate and install. But as others have said. Check for an update on alpines website. The rear view camera is glitchy when in use and when I plug my iPhone 8 in via usb cord says device not recognized eventually it would work once I did the update it worked fine everytime. Now this is a flgreat multimedia head unit. None of the flashy lights and all that nonsense definitely shallow I have a 17 ram the instructions said to cut out the rear radio support I did not have to. Say again you don't have to with this radio. All you do is mount the radio in the supplied mounting plastic house and trim it once screwed in at the very rear of the headunit then out in the dash. Back to the headunit. Love the cross overs and the ewww settings are as you would suspect. Now the idea of mounting the optional amplifier is great and then you would have to cut out the rear radio support but I'm not using the power pack I'm running a 5 channel. Over all a good buy for the price

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    Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 5/22/2019

    2012 Jeep Wrangler

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    Good priced.. very easy to use .

    Pros: Ease of use.affordable.

    Cons: Takes a little time for the android auto to connect.

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    Great media unit for IOS

    Crutchfield customer from Vallejo, CA on 5/22/2019

    2018 Nissan Frontier SV

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    Easily installed with all the info provided and the unit preforms better then expected.

    Pros: Good price

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    Crutchfield customer from Freeland, MI on 5/22/2019

    2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Great receiver. Looks nice and easy to operate. As always, Crutchfield was great to work with. Kevin was a tremendous help and hooked me up with everything I needed.

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    Crutchfield customer from West Bend, WI on 5/22/2019

    2006 Mazda MX5

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    I currently own three Apple CarPlay decks. A Pioneer 4200 NEX, a recent Kenwood, and now the Alpine. It is by far and way better than either of my other decks. The screen is bright enough that I can see it in direct sunlight with sunglasses on in my Miata with the top down. The auto dim feature is excellent. The mic included sees to work well and have had no complaints while talking on the phone. This deck is a tremendous value.

    Pros: Screen Brightness, Auto Dim, Bluetooth phone sound quality, value

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    Wonderful

    Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 5/22/2019

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Wow! I feel like my 14 year old Jeep Grand Cherokee just rolled off the show room floor. This is an excellent unit, shallow depth makes for an easy install, and it is extremely intuitive. On top of that it sounds great. And Apple car play is fantastic! The only peculiarity is the odd blue tooth pairing procedure which involves setting the parking brake, releasing it, and then setting it again.

    Pros: Shallow depth, intuitive design, superior sound quality.

    Cons: n/a

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    Crutchfield customer from Wickenburg, AZ on 5/22/2019

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    I purchased this for my husbands birthday. He loves it. Great sound.

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    Clean and simple

    Crutchfield customer from Mason, MI on 5/21/2019

    2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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    Great unit, easy to install, and overall simple intuitive interface. My only complaint is that Android auto often looses service at a much higher rate than I previously experienced with my last head unit.

    Pros: Good looks good sound easy install.

    Cons: I experienced loss of Android Auto in certain areas however I also live in the country and Android auto may require more data than I'm used to.

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    Crutchfield customer from Point Roberts, WA on 5/21/2019

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    Easy install. Works perfect so far. Easy to connect to Bluetooth. Apple CarPlay works great. For the price, no complaints at all.

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    Radio does not work with Pixel 3a

    James from Newtown, PA on 5/20/2019

    2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Was initially going to be a five star, as the radio has been fantastic with my iPhone 6s. However, i recently purchased a Google Pixel 3a and problems arose. When hooked up via USB, the radio reports "device not supported". WHen connected via BlueTooth, the radio just locks up then enters an endless reboot cycle. Updating to most current software did not correct the issues. At this point, the iLX-W650 is just an expensive tuner.

    Pros: Looks great, sounded great, worked great with old iPhone 6s.

    Cons: Does not do anything with Google Pixel 3a

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    Great stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Brick, NJ on 5/20/2019

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    Best stereo for the money, easy to setup and install going to buy another soon

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    Crutchfield customer from Storrs Manfld, CT on 5/20/2019

    2003 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great basic CarPlay system. Nice screen, easy to install and use. Sounds good.

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    Crutchfield customer from Avondale, AZ on 5/20/2019

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Very nice unit, fits right into a double din. I was thinking about adding a power pack for more rms on my speakers, but with this unit it is not needed, lots of power and the screen is clear and very responsive. Android and apple car play works flawless as it should. Good buy

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    Great for shallow mount application!

    Crutchfield customer from Hartville, OH on 5/20/2019

    1991 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Bought to install in a 94 Corvette. Needed a shallow mount setup so I didn't have to cut up behind the unit. Fit perfectly without any modification.

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    Great responsive screen, with a factory look

    Nate from Temecula, CA on 5/18/2019

    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    This is a great radio, and when you consider the price, it's really very impressive. It installed in my 2014 Jeep Wrangler easily. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out where I wanted to mount my mic and my USB port. I purchased this along with the 6 foot USB extension you can buy from Crutchfield. I drilled a hole that allowed me to flush mount it in the center console and it all looks factory. When researching radios, I saw a review on another site where someone complained this lacked features. They then went on to describe that the "features" they were missing were neon lights changing all the time and flashing like a 2000's era rave. He is correct, but it's not a downside, it's awesome. This radio had a very factory look and feel when installed, which is exactly what I want now that I am not a 14 year old boy. It looks great, and everything besides the screen (which is bright and responsive) fades in the background, as it should. Sound quality is a great improvement over the factory radio. I no longer need to crank it up like I did with the factory head unit. Bluetooth connects quickly. Steering wheel controls work great still as well. I am using this primarily within the CarPlay mode, & it is very nice. Being able to set the steering wheel controls to do extra things with long presses work well to activate Siri, play/pause, & answer/end calls without taking your hand off the wheel. I am very happy with the purchase and would defi

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    Crutchfield customer from Wurtsboro, NY on 5/17/2019

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    Shallow depth means this is the only unit I could fit in my space. Sound is quite good. My biggest complaint is with only one USB port you cannot play music off a USB stick and use Andriod Auto (or Carplay) at the same time, only one or the other. A USB hub is not recognized. Also, it supports FLAC music files, but not high resolution files, limited to 44.1/16.

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    Minimalist unit, some flaws

    Naren from Montclair, CA on 5/16/2019

    2006 Toyota Highlander

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    I've known Alpine to be a quality car-audio brand, and seeing this shallow mount unit at this price point, as well as possibility of adding a low-profile amp easily made me choose this unit. After a month of use, it's mostly a good unit with two glaring issues, both with android auto integration. Firstly, when music is played through android auto (iheart/spotify/pandora), the sound quality is significantly worse than what's heard through bluetooth audio. While the unit says the EQ is working, the Media Xpander options don't work, leading me to believe those sound augmenting features don't work with Android Auto. Also, the unit will not play bluetooth audio while using android auto. This is annoying, given the sound quality issue, although this may not be easy to resolve, as Android auto may not allow BT audio simultaneously. Secondly, the android auto app crashes constantly. When you first plug it in after getting into car, the Android Auto app will crash in about 5-10 minutes, requiring you to unplug phone, and then plug it back it, after which the App will usually not crash until the next time you power cycle the head unit. Other than that, the interface is minimalist/no-frills which is fine. The sound quality is very good via bluetooth (I also have add-on amp ktp-445a). Installation was pretty easy (on par with other double din installs). Mic quality via bluetooth or android auto seems fine. I hope Alpine will address the Android Auto c

    Pros: Minimalist, easy to use Good sound quality with bluetooth

    Cons: Poor sound quality with Android Auto Android Auto crashes often

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    Guest from Santa Barbara, CA on 5/16/2019

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    Revised review from last review down below. Turns out to get the best sound from your iphone or iPod plugged in through USB you need to turn CarPlay off and use phone like a iPod. Did that and made a big improvement in sound. Sucks though cause CarPlay is nice to use but I prefer better sounding music through my cars system. But still able to control everything through steering wheel and still able to make and receive calls.

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    Amazingly Disappointing

    Daniel from Houston, TX on 5/15/2019

    2008 Dodge Charger

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    After being familiar with the caliber and reputation of Alpine for many years, I am highly disappointed in this unit to the point that I pray I recurved a defective unit. As an installation, I have an amp for highs and an amp for the sub that was previously driven by a Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX. I decided to replace this radio to get something more up to date and as I use Waze more than anything, GPS was no longer required for the radio. On the Alpine, the CarPlay was very glitchy. It was able to be smooth and responsive to my touch, but many of the apps didn't seem stable when running. At times the unit would just reboot while I was driving. The last straw happened when I was taking a business call and it rebooted. Right after my install, which was very straight forward, I did a firmware update to the latest version (I think it was 1.01 at the time). The audio quality was also very poor to the point that even maxing out both my sub level and EQ setting for the sub, it still was like the sub was non existent. I checked the RCAs with a o-scope and signal was being passed through, but did seem lower. The highs were bright and the mids weren't anything to write home about. Also, compared to the Pioneer Bluetooth calling, people on the other end complained about a lot of noise from my mic on the Alpine. Needless to say, I returned this unit and went back to a Pioneer AVIC-W4400NEX, and peace has returned to my life.

    Pros: Installation depth is incredible and makes it very easy to get wires in the dash.

    Cons: Literally everything else.

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    Guest from Charlotte, NC on 5/14/2019

    2015 Jeep Wrangler

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    So I installed this on my 2015 Jeep JK (2 Door). I'll start with the bad. 1. The radio lacks lows and bass compared to the factory radio and speakers. Not that the Factory radio had much, but I lost what I had. 2. This is a short nose radio. And the Jeep has a curvey dash. Because of that, the included dash will not push out the radio far enough to cover the bottom causing a small ugly lip. I had to push out the kit by installing washer between the dash and dash kit. The good: 1. Lots of features. EQ, x-overs, easily add a backup cam, and apple car play. 2. Highs and mids sound great. 3. Easy to use. Hope that helps.

    Pros: Lots of features. Highs and mids sound great. Easy to use.

    Cons: The radio lacks lows and bass. Small ugly lip without mods.

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    Carplay sound is not that great

    Robert from Santa Barbara, CA on 5/14/2019

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    Giving three stars due to Apple CarPlay music streaming quality. The unit I have has the latest firmware and Bluetooth and radio all sound really good BUT for some reason USB CarPlay sounds not really good, sounds flat and doesn't produse the bass and treble I know my system can do. I will say Bluetooth does indeed sound better then my less then a year old alpine but this unit doesn't compare to the older unit USB streaming which really sucks. Most everybody knows streaming through USB and AUX should be the first choice for sound quality before Bluetooth. It's a disappointment that CarPlay sound is so bad. I was looking forward for CarPlay but the sound quality just bums me out. One last thing is that in the setting you can't turn on MX setting when your phone is connected to usb/CarPlay all other sources you can, I think that would help CarPlay a lot of Alpine would fix that in a future firmware update.

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    Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 5/13/2019

    2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    Great Android Auto functionality, good call quality using included microphone, fantastic, professional grade equalizer, crossover settings, and great integration with bolt-on amplifier.

    Pros: Equalizer, crossover, Android Auto

    Cons: Not OLED, can't play videos.

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    Digital Media Player Takeover.

    Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 5/11/2019

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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    This unit is no slouch. I've installed the best through the years and for the amount of money, you can't beat this Alpine. What it lacks in (custonized backrounds, high power internal amp, i.r.remote, navigation, etc.)it makes up for in fuctionality and ease of operation. Horray for Alpine making this very affordable unit. Very clear video screen for backup cam. Full touchscreen a big plus. Fully functioal pre out control. Able to upgrade internal amp with "power pack". The Digital Media Player market has been a game changer, and now with a reduced price. Everbody is getting one. Nobody uses CD's anymore. I'm in! My next vehicle is getting one of these.

    Pros: All the room behind the unit.

    Cons: None.

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    Nice unit for the money

    Michael from Mechanicsville, Va on 5/10/2019

    2007 GMC Sierra

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    I bought this unit for the Carplay and Android Auto features. This is a nice economical way to have both technologies. So, being a cost effective solution there are some limitations with this unit. These limitations are: 1. Bluetooth sound is ok, Carplay and Android Auto sound is far superior. (I think Alpine is working on this, the new firmware mentions sound quality issues with bluetooth.) 2. You have to connect a wire in the harness to your parking brake signal. You cannot change settings without being stopped and having the parking brake activated. This sucks!!!! You cannot pair a bluetooth device to this unit unless the car is parked and parking brake is applied. if you have a passenger in your car with a killer playlist they want to play, you have to pull over, park the car and pair their device. And oh by the way, you can only pair up to 4 devices total on this unit. 3. The screen is nice and large. When you are just playing the radio, you only get the radio station numbers displayed. There is no radio station info or song information displayed, just numbers. My old OEM radio at least displayed the song being played and station info. Nothing on this unit. 4. Make sure you keep an eye on the firmware updates from Alpine on this unit. The unit right out of the box is buggy, lots of system crashes during carplay and android auto modes. The new firmware cleans a lot of these issues.

    Pros: Carplay and Android Auto at this price point. Alpine sound is outstanding.

    Cons: There is no volume knob. There are volume buttons. I knew this when I bought the unit, it just takes a little time to get use to changing volume differently. The limitations of the unit makes this a three star unit. My expectations for aftermarket units should exceed what I had in my old OEM radio.

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    Guest from Staunton, VA on 5/8/2019

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    Seams fine

    Pros: It fits

    Cons: A bit expensive for such a little package

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    Crutchfield customer from Calhoun, GA on 5/7/2019

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    Sounds great in 2003 BMW 525i.

    Pros: Sound

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Passaic, NJ on 5/6/2019

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    I recently purchased the Alpine iLX W650 for my Toyota Avalon 2006 limited with JBL sound system. I'm very happy with the product so far and the stereo quality is very impressive. Startup is quick, approximately 10 seconds. For the rewiring I had to bypass one wire for the am radio since the interface wasn't amplifying it. Aside from that the product works without a hitch. I would highly recommend this product.

    Pros: Sound quality,

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    Crutchfield customer from Westminster, CA on 5/5/2019

    1990 Ford Mustang

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    Shipping was fast. Looks great in my car. The only problem is that no instructions on setting up the time on the unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Middleton, WI on 4/30/2019

    2011 Honda Accord

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    it's a lemon, and I am trying to return it...it intermittently does black screen of death with no apparent cause

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    Once we saw this review, our Tech Support guru, AJ, reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the receiver working properly, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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    Perfect choice

    Juan from Mount Holly, NC on 4/30/2019

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    Great stereo, super easy to use and awesome features. The installation for vehicles with extra features may turn a little hectic but customer service helped tremendously.

    Pros: Apple Car connectivity is a must, user friendly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Midlothian, VA on 4/28/2019

    2002 Toyota 4Runner

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    Very easy install. I would have given it 5 stars but the phone connection has an echo that the caller can hear.

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    Crutchfield customer from Mcdonough, GA on 4/28/2019

    2010 Honda CRV EX

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    Very simple interface and a compact package that sounds good. I really like the tunable Q in the EQ settings. Using it with Android Auto and have had no issues. When installing the mic, make sure to seat the plug in securely, it took more force than I expected.

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    Crutchfield customer from Midland, TX on 4/28/2019

    2005 Ford F-350

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    Half the time it says devise to compatible

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Hooks to phone only when it wants too

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    We're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If the problem continues and you'd like our help, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Looks awesome, sounds better, works perfect

    Crutchfield customer from Fallston, MD on 4/27/2019

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Could not be happier about this stereo. Was looking for an Apple CarPlay unit to upgrade my 2010 JKU with Infinity system. The wiring was so easy with the Crutchfield pre-wired adapter kit. The sound blows away the factory unit. I did have to use the rear fader setting to lower the overall master volume. It's just too loud at the lowest volume settings when the balance is at the default zero. This was an easy fix. I also added a rear camera while I did this install. The technical support team is so awesome. I had a minor question about wiring the camera because I have a manual transmission. They walked me through it in a few minutes. The response time for the camera going on in reverse is impressive. It's a faster response time than in my Grand Cherokee's factory camera. I initially had some delays in Apple CarPlay connecting with my phone. I troubleshooted and tried an Apple-issued lightning cable. I think this must have been the issue. It's connects within 5-15 seconds now every time.

    Pros: Display is vivid and simple. I really like That there are no protruding buttons/knobs. It looks like a factory install. The sound is incredible.

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    Tim from Waco, TX on 4/25/2019

    2005 Subaru Forester

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    Overall fantastic unit if your are looking for shallow depth and great expandability. Alpine hit it out of the park with this unit giving you everything you need and nothing of what you don't for a great price point. The size of the unit makes it very easy to install in alternate locations like the JDM Nav pod in the mid 2000 Subaru's. The interface is easy and straight forward and android auto/apple car play integration make navigation and voice control a cinch.

    Pros: Super slim enclosure available amp backpack front and rear camera input

    Cons: Parking brake connections locks out 90% of the units functions.

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    Crutchfield customer from Middle Village, NY on 4/25/2019

    2006 Dodge Charger

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    Installed myself into my 06 charger. Love it. It took me about a hour to install. Having them do the crimping is huge and worth the money.

    Pros: Easy to install..easy to use...great price.

    Cons: Wish you could change the background.

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    Nick from centerville on 4/24/2019

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    I would not recommend this unit, it was very buggy and glitchy I even updated the software and siri still would glitch and sometime turn off right away and cause you to reactivate siri which got annoying. Switching between apps was glitchy. Returned this for the pioneer DMH 1500 nex and couldn't be happier.

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    Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 4/24/2019

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    I absolutely love it. It fit perfectly in my land cruiser. My iphone syncs automatically when I enter the vehicle. Very seamless. So glad I waited to get this one.

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    Crutchfield customer from Elkhart, IN on 4/24/2019

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Basic CarPlay enabled radio. Alpine sound quality, inexpensive chassis. No extras.

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    Crutchfield customer from Greendale, IN on 4/24/2019

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    Awesome product

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    Crutchfield customer from Macon, MO on 4/24/2019

    2006 Ford F-150

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    Like Android auto feature

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    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 4/23/2019

    1997 Chevrolet C Series

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    Head unit is great nice and compact, sound is good easy to navigate through the Icons, the only problem I have is with Android Auto will connect and disconnect at random don't know if it's the app or my phone but when it does work it's great.

    Pros: Good head unit

    Cons: Android Auto randomly disconnects

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    Crutchfield customer from Macomb, MI on 4/23/2019

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu

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    Great sounding radio with Android Auto and Apple Carplay at a reasonable price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 4/23/2019

    2010 Subaru Forester

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    Easy setup and great features for price! Perfect addition to my Forester!!

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    Great product / not so great tech support

    Crutchfield customer from Plano, TX on 4/23/2019

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    Love this radio!! Was a little disappointed at first since I couldn't control my track buttons on my steering wheel while in carplay. Crutchfield tech support was no help either. They just telling me that's normal which I know it's not since my other car has carplay and all the buttons work. After I did my own research and found out Alpine has a firmware update for the ILX-W650 that addresses this concern. I performed the update and everything works as it should. Great product!! Great Value!! Tech support failed me this time. Usually they are very Helpful.

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    We're sorry for the initial control problems with your Alpine radio. Thanks to this customer's review, our Tech Support gurus, AJ and Jason, confirmed the update that's available on Alpine's site: Firmware Update.

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    Crutchfield customer from Fort Bragg, NC on 4/23/2019

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    Radio is nice but i am missing a remote. Thought it d be nice if came with one

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    Crutchfield customer from Lytle, TX on 4/23/2019

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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    This radio fit all of my needs. it has apple car play and android auto so if I decide to switch phones im covered. and also has all the input and outputs I would ever need in such a small chassis

    Pros: short Chassis, nice sound, great IO options

    Cons: Power amp kinda weak

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    Nice upgrade!

    Terence from Mt Pleasant, SC on 4/21/2019

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    Great upgrade from the stock radio in my 2016 Jeep Rubicon. I was looking for something basic with CarPlay and big sound and this is it. Matches up perfectly with my Alpine speakers and I was blown away at how clear and powerful it is. Wrangler owners beware that the center console USB port that plugs into the UConnect box does not support CarPlay, so I just ran a new USB extension down under the dash and to the console. Otherwise installation was fairly smooth. CarPlay works fantastic and can't imagine driving without it.

    Pros: CarPlay Big Sound Easy to use

    Cons: Can't change wallpaper

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    I would buy it again.

    Crutchfield customer from Portage, PA on 4/21/2019

    2016 Subaru Crosstrek

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    Great unit with a basic factory speaker system. UI is great. Very tunable. I also have the more expensive ILX-007 and like the UI better on this cheaper model. I can't really tell the difference. The ILX-007 is a few years old so it might be updated by now though.

    Pros: Great UI. Very tunable.

    Cons: None so far.

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    Great product excellent value

    Graeme from Murfreesboro, TN on 4/19/2019

    2012 Volkswagen Beetle

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    This is a great value. CarPlay and 7" touch has screen for less than $300. Great size and easy install.

    Pros: 7" touch screen Value CarPlay / Android Auto Shallow design Expandable amp capable on head unit

    Cons: Only con for me was had to wire in brake and hand break to access setting menus even setting the time.

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    Crutchfield customer from Edinburg, TX on 4/19/2019

    2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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    Nice head unit. Sound is Alpine all the way. The only problem is with CarPlay Siri can't hear my request at times and it clicks off. Also, my phone controls on my steering wheel don't work have to use head unit directly

    Pros: Sound quality and customer service ????

    Cons: Siri cutting off & loss of steering wheel phone control

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    Seems like a nice stereo for the money

    Jeana from LA CROSSE on 4/18/2019

    2007 Toyota Camry Solara

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    I have't had the stereo long, but so far I like it. It looks clean and has a very simple design to access everything you need to program or adjust. I had an issue with the parking brake signal not being recognized so I could not set up Bluetooth or access several other options on the unit. I thought possibly the interface was defective, but after a call to Crutchfield, one tech said that on Toyota's you at times need to run a wire from the head and splice it into the wire for the parking brake to get it to work.

    Pros: Easy install Looks nice Has Apple Car Play and Android Auto

    Cons: Interface does not explain that my car would not read the parking brake signal Would be nice to remove icons from the home screen you don't use.

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    great receiver for great price

    Christopher S from Killeen, TX on 4/16/2019

    2010 Dodge Challenger

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    Installation was effortless, due to the small form factor no cutting was required to fit the double din. I purchased this to upgrade my factory nav receiver and it is awesome, absolutely love the Android auto. I may purchase the amp to enhance the low end, it doesn't have quite enough wattage to drive the woofers on the infinity reference speakers I upgraded to. Over a great receiver for an awesome price.

    Pros: Android Auto Decent size screen and resolution Granular control of sound equalization

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    Overall worth it, I'll be replacing if something better is available

    Scotty from WI on 4/16/2019

    2004 Jeep Wrangler

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    I've had this radio for 4 days. I will try and update this review once I've had more time with it. I bought this radio because I wanted better sound quality and I wanted Google Maps while on road trips. The interface is also super clean which I think is the best looking out of all of the current available options. Update the firmware. My under came with firmware that was a month old. Updating it resolved a bunch of issues such as the FM/AM radio automatically playing after Android Auto disconnected (annoying since a lot of times it would just be loud static), it also resolved a bluetooth sound quality issue. I was just about to pack this radio back up and return it due to these issues. Thankfully the issues now seem to be more limited and tolerable. Android Auto has some connectivity issues. I have to sometime connect my phone multiple times to get it to work without the connection dropping between the radio and phone. I ordered a new USB cable to connect to my phone as my research shows that this may be the problem. There is some static that seems to be originating from this head unit. I can hear it at all volumes when nothing is playing. If I turn up the volume it gets louder. I've connected the unit directly to a battery with nothing else running and it's no better. The automatic dimmer works great. When it turns on at night it starts out dim. The Alpine HDR backup/forward cameras don't work with this unit. The cameras are recommen

    Pros: Clean interface Easy to setup and use Crisp display Alpine is fixing issues

    Cons: There are issues/bugs Alpine HDR cameras don't connect Can't remove unused icons/features from display

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    Crutchfield customer from Shawnee, OK on 4/15/2019

    2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Smooth function, clean design. Easy to install. Works great. Was everything I expected.

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    Excellent Sound Quality

    Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 4/15/2019

    2017 Toyota Tacoma

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    Installed this along with the accompanying add-on KTA-450 amp in my 2017 Tacoma. Sounds fantastic, and CarPlay works flawlessly for me.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality, Easy to use, CarPlay works great, high quality screen. Very reasonably price for what you get. With the install kit from Crutchfield, installation is extremely easy.

    Cons: I haven't experienced any yet.

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    Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville on 4/12/2019

    2016 Nissan Rogue

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    This is a great Android Auto radio just make sure you check for firmware updates. The latest update let's steering wheel controls work with Android Auto.I also added some kicker 43csc654 speakers and it sounds amazing.

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    Crutchfield customer from Holley, NY on 4/2/2019

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    Unidad rápida, pequeña, Alpine tiene un amplificador que se puede poner detrás de la unidad!

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    Can't beat the price!

    Crutchfield customer from Pace, FL on 3/28/2019

    2011 Ford Expedition

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    Awesome stereo. Bluetooth connects and starts playing super fast. I have tried android auto and carplay and so far both work really well.

    Pros: Fast bluetooth connection. Works really well.

    Cons: Bluetooth was a little tricky the first time pairing. I had to try a few different methods before it would pair.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bellingham , WA on 3/22/2019

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    ILX W650 Excellent upgrade over oem

    Bill from Greenwood, SC on 3/10/2019

    2005 GMC Canyon

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    I installed an alpine amp at the same time i installed the ilx w650 and it absolutely rocks. Also replaced speakers with alpine and sound is off the chain. highly recommend

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    Simply Awesome!

    Mike from Edgewater, FL on 3/10/2019

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    Absolutely a amazing car stereo! Has everything I need! I installed this on my 2016 Wrangler and it was super easy! Since the the head unit is so shallow on the backside there was plenty of room to tuck away the wiring nicely. Plenty of features! Love the new touch capacitive screen 2 finger swipe mode for volume & channel changing. Works with all my steering wheel controls as well! Great sound and quality. Alpine nailed when they made this bad boy! Definitely getting a top of the line stereo for the price. Highly recommend this stereo.

    Pros: - Apple CarPlay - Android - Advaned capacitive touch screen - Easy to use - Advanced sound adjustments - Sound quality - Screen size - Shallow head unit - I'm going to stop there! Too many to list!

    Cons: No cons for me!

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    Alpine ILX-W650

    John from Lesterville, MO on 3/10/2019

    2013 Mazda 3

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    Can not get Bluetooth function. Screen has issues. Can not find information online to troubleshoot these problems. Bluetooth is my large complaint.

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    Crutchfield response on 3/12/2019
    Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to John to help him further. We'll either help him get the Bluetooth working properly, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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    Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 3/10/2019

    2003 Toyota Highlander

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    Solid unit with lots of options and features. Clearly labeled wiring and optional extras round out an affordable quality unit.

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    So far so great!

    Crutchfield customer from Gilbert, AZ on 3/8/2019

    2014 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great unit for the price and easy to install. I have had this unit installed for about a week and I am very happy with the overall quality. The unit has the look and functionality that I want at a decent price. Added bonus, the unit is small so I did not have to remove the metal bracket that hooks to the dash in my 2014 Wrangler JK.

    Pros: Decently priced for an Alpine unit, carplay seems to work flawlessly, easy to install.

    Cons: Cannot change the background and need to install break bypass to gain access to some functions.

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    good, inexpensive option with core features

    Adrian from Chico, CA on 3/7/2019

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    I like this unit overall but it certainly has drawbacks too. If you are looking for a clean, very simple stereo for your car, this will do it. I won't go into sound quality because I do not have an amp attached to my stereo nor upscale speakers, and ultimately I don't believe that a car going down the road at 70mph is going to have wonderful sound quality anyways. This is certainly an inexpensive and acceptable option, and I will likely buy another for my classic car.

    Pros: very small package for installation. I bought one to test on my current daily driver before purchase of one for an old muscle car. I'm impressed by the shallow installation and it will work well for an old dash that is having HVAC ducting added behind the dash panel. Apple Carplay works well most of the time. I had a couple issues on one long drive with audiobooks dropping out, but I believe that was a phone issue, not an Alpine stereo issue. Sound quality is acceptable or better. th

    Cons: NO track forward or backward button on the face of the stereo. This is a huge pain in the butt. I would spend $100 more for this same unit with those buttons. what an oversight that is... no background changes on the stereo. the parking brake switch is not as simple as Pioneer's, so you can not use a normal relay to bypass the parking brake lockout. Buy a bypass off of Amazon specific to Alpine stereos- it's worth it. no customization on the icons

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    Alpine ILX-W650

    Jacob from New Haven, MO on 3/7/2019

    2015 Nissan Altima

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    The Alpine iLX-W650 is a great system that incorporates a lot of smart design into a tiny package. That tiny package being the first smart design choice. With a shallow radio allowing installation in more cars without a lot of depth behind the dash, it also has the secondary bonus of allowing installation of the newly designed amplifier from Alpine fitting right to the back, eliminating the need to run the cables from the trunk or under a seat through your car for an amplifier. The functionality and responsiveness of the head unit is unmatched by any other head unit I've tested or used. Smart features like the two finger touch for volume control anywhere on the screen mean you never have to take your eyes off the road to find the tiniest of volume buttons. Overall the Alpine iLX-W650 has been a phenomenal head unit and packed with features for a great price.

    Pros: Price Features Controls Screen Size

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    Crutchfield customer from Clarksburg, MD on 3/7/2019

    2013 Mazda 3

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    Love this headunit. Was super easy to install and get wired up. Android Auto works like a dream on this and it even managed to make my stock speakers sound better. My only complaint is the need to tie this into the parking brake to be able to use any controls. I understand the need for safety controls but it was a huge pain to wire this one piece in. Everything else went great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Newnan, GA on 3/5/2019

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    Works better than I had hoped it would.

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    So far so good!

    Crutchfield customer from Snohomish, WA on 3/4/2019

    2007 Toyota Tacoma

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    This was a big improvement from the OEM stereo on my 2007 Toyota Tacoma. I bought this specifically to use with Android Auto and it has worked well. I like that the bootup is quick, it will auto launch Android Auto when the phone is connected to the USB, it has a nice clean design, and it is sooo slim since it is mechless. It is deceiving, but looks great installed.

    Pros: Nice clean look, not tacky like other brands Has a mute button & voice command button Volume & control buttons are flush with screen, giving a streamlined appearance

    Cons: Only con - this was so new when I got it, Alpine's website wasn't updated yet so I couldn't look up the manual ;). It is easy to use though.

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    Hunter from Stanton TN on 3/3/2019

    2003 GMC Sierra 1500

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    I bought it for the sole reason that it was cheaper than the ilx-107 and I've loved it completely. Quick start up easy install and does everything it's claimed to do.

    Pros: Slim Sleek Boots up fairly quick Plenty of tuning range

    Cons: None so far

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    Not Impressed

    Kris from Tyler, TX on 2/28/2019

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    I bought this to primarily use with Android Auto. It works well and is really quick to connect and respond. However, Android Auto never goes into dark mode at night. I've looked for a fix and have yet to find it. Big issue: The touchscreen swipe control feature only works when on the radio or bluetooth, but not when in Android Auto. Sure, Google probably wouldn't let them add that function in Android Auto given how it works, but point that out in your documentation. It was touted as a great feature, but if I can't use it, it's worthless. The text and screen are fuzzy because the resolution on this unit is severely lacking (800x480). For the cost, is actually quite behind the times. For $50 more you can get a Pioneer AVH-2440NEX that does the same thing (with even more features) and a much better quality resolution (2520 x 480). The dimming feature barely works, and lights up the car like a flashlight has been turned on when it's on the lowest setting. Not good. On a positive note, the Capacitive Touchscreen is very responsive. As for music it seems to be okay, but I feel like my music quality degraded after installing this unit. It sounds muddy, even after tweaking all kinds of settings. All in all, I'm not impressed and will probably be returning it. I expected more from Alpine and thought this might be a steal at this price. But, as always, you get what you pay for.

    Pros: Capacitive Touchscreen Android Auto Quick and Responsive

    Cons: Swipe control does not work when using Android Auto. Screen resolution is lacking and text looks fuzzy. Dimming feature does not dim enough.

    Crutchfield response on 3/13/2019
    Thanks to Kris's review, and confirmation with our Alpine representative, our Product Research guru, Stacey, updated our information to reflect the fact that the "swipe" controls do not work when Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is engaged. They only work with the Alpine onscreen menus.

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    Awsome Car Stereo

    Jaron Seth from Verona, WI on 2/27/2019

    2017 Toyota RAV4

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    This stereo is better than I expected. Nice and thin great sounding. Having Crutchfield setup the ReadyHarness was the best thing I did. This was a straight forward install. Extremely Happy with the install and setup. Thanks Again Quinn Jaron

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: nothing

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    smashing hit from alpine

    Gabriel from Mercer Island, WA on 2/24/2019

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    I got this for another vehicle, I already own an ILX-107 for my highlander. I believe this one is a tremendous value. Looks like Alpine got the feedback from the customer to build the ideal unit. Wireless carplay is nice ,but I believe music sounds nicer via USB. with this unit you can use BT for casual streaming and wired for better quality. and compared to ilx-107 it has hi-res capability via usb memory stick. if you use the iphone the lightning connector limits the output to cd quality .

    Pros: display,form factor,optional amplifier

    Cons: none so far, I will update if necessary.

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    More details on the Alpine ILX-W650

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input No
    USB Input Rear
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input Yes
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Yes
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone XSMax/XS/XR/X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 16 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 16 watts
    Peak Output 45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 7
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 9
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    High-res Playback No

    Product Research

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    USB & iPhone Integration
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Apple Music+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Audio & DSP Section
    Touchscreen w/ SWC + Camera Inputs

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer in-vehicle interface to operate your iPhone 5S or later (iOS 11.0+) with Lightning-connector. Your iPhone will need to be connected to the Alpine receiver's rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and the Lightning-cable that came with your Apple device or Alpine's KCU-471i Lightning-to-USB cable (sold separately). Apple CarPlay is specially designed for driving scenarios. You can control CarPlay from the Alpine receiver's touchscreen controls or use Siri to control to control CarPlay with just your voice. You'll be able to use CarPlay to get directions, make phone calls, listen to voice mails, send/receive text messages, select music, and even control Apple HomeKit compatible devices in a way that keeps you focused on the road ahead.

    • Navigation Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via the Google Maps or Waze application instead of Apple Maps. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have their own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
    • Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Alpine receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
    • Music Library: Access your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the Alpine receiver's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks (subscriptions and fees may apply). Control these apps from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include:
    • Apple HomeKit Compatible: CarPlay now supports control of Apple HomeKit enabled devices (sold separately) through Siri. Using CarPlay in your vehicle, you can ask Siri to close or open your garage door, turn on or off home lighting, increase or decrease the temperature of your thermostat, as well as control select functions of other Apple HomeKit enabled devices and appliances. Click here for a list of compatible Apple HomeKit products.
    Note: Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.

    Android Auto: The Alpine iLX-W650 supports the Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer). Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the Alpine receiver's rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and your phone's USB cable, plus be paired via Bluetooth (your vehicle's parking brake needs to be engaged to initially setup Android Auto). Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into a simple on-screen interface that is simple to use in the vehicle. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include -

    • Google Assistant: The Alpine receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, listen to music, or even control select Google Assistant smarthome enabled devices.
    • Google & Waze Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Alpine receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Alpine receiver via Google Play Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible app for Android Auto.
    Notes:
    • Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector (including the Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.
    • Use a USB cable that is under 6' long and avoid using any extension cable other than the one supplied.

    Cellular & Data Plan Requirements: Access to CarPlay and Android Auto apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Your compatible Apple or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    Smartphone Charging: The Alpine iLX-W650 will also charge (5V/1A) your Android smartphone or Apple iPod/iPhone device while connected via USB with the vehicle's ignition switch set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    USB & iPhone Integration

    USB MSC Playback: In addition to iPhone & Android connectivity, the head unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as a USB thumbdrive.A 42" USB extension cable is included. The unit supports playback and control of a variety of audio, video, and photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Media Type USB (Mass Storage Class Device)
    File System FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio

    MP3/WMA/AAC: bit rate of 8-384kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    FLAC/WAV: bit depth of 16-/24-bit; sampling rate of 8-48kHz

    Video MP4/AVI/WMV/MOV: optimum resolution of 96-720 (h) x 96-576 (v)
    Photo JPEG/PNG/BMP
    Max # of Files/Folders 10,000 files/folders
    Song/Artist Info MP3 ID3 tags, WMA/AAC/FLAC tags, & Album Art
    Note: The USB port does not support MTP or AOA playback for Android devices. The USB port cannot be connected to a USB hub or card-reader.

    iPhone Music Playback: If you don't desire Apple CarPlay, you can also connect your Lightning-connector Apple iPhone to the iLX-W650's rear-panel USB port for music playback & control only using the included USB extension cable and Alpine's KCU-471i cable (or the cable that came with your Apple device). The iLX-W650 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your USB-connected Apple device with Lightning connector.

    • Head Unit Control: The Alpine iLX-W650 lets you navigate your iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can then search each category alphabetically. The head unit also offers playback functions such a Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat for stored music files. Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track are supported by many music apps too; not all apps will be compatible. Your USB-connected iPhone will remain unlocked, so you can use its touchscreen to access music apps.
    • Song/Artist Information: The Alpine in-dash digital media receiver will display your iPhone's stored music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, as well as Album Art. The unit will also display song/artist information, album art, and station identification from select music apps.
    • 1A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Note: Make sure to turn off Apple CarPlay on your iPhone device before connecting to the Alpine iLX-W650 when using your iPhone for music playback only.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine iLX-W650 is "Made for iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPhone model features (as of 2/21/2019):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone CarPlay Pandora Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    5/5C 10.3.3 N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    5S/SE 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XS-Max/XS/XR/X 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y
    6th 12.4.1 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02 PC N N N N N N N N N N Y N Y

    Notes:

    • Not comaptible with older 30-pin Apple devices.
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 4.2: The Alpine iLX-W650 features built-in Bluetooth version 4.2. The head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles -

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Alpine iLX-W650.

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) w/ Dual Phone Connection: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the iLX-W650 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP). You can register up to four Bluetooth enabled devices with the Alpine head unit, and keep two phones connected simultaneously. That way you can switch between the driver's and passenger's phones a lot quicker without having to un-connect and re-connect devices. When a previous paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the receiver and device.

    Note: Your vehicle must be stopped with it's parking brake engaged to initially pair a Bluetooth device.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated & External Mic): The Alpine iLX-W650 supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (including iPhone & Android). You'll be able to receive and make calls using the iLX-W650. The iLX-W650 allows you to carry on a phone conversation using the included external microphone and your car audio speakers. You can emphasize or weaken the volume level of the phone caller, the ring tone, and the microphone to fit your own preference (0-11).

    • Receiving Calls: Incoming calls are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music will be muted) & a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit's touchscreen display. You can answer an incoming phone call by pressing the telephone icon button on the Alpine receiver's front-panel. Press the telephone icon button again to end the call.
    • Making Calls: The Alpine iLX-W650 provides a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine iLX-W650 features full phone book access, call history, and voice-dialing with compatible phones.
      • Phone Number Entry: Allows you to directly dial a phone number from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phonebook (with ABC search): Your contacts and their phone numbers can be downloaded from your compatible mobile phone. You can then search the contacts of your phonebook alphabetically.
      • Call History: The previously dialed, received, or missed numbers can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
      • Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable phone (including iPhone & Android), you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your contact or the telephone number.
    Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with or without the parking brake engaged.

    Audio Streaming: The Alpine iLX-W650 can stream stored music, music apps, and other content from your Bluetooth source device (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). The iLX-W650 will be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. Advanced music browsing (such as song/artist/album search) will still need to be done from your Bluetooth source device. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title (no Album Art).

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Alpine iLX-W650 has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press the head unit's "Mic icon" button to engage Siri and use the external microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the iLX-W650 and its microphone. You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Alpine iLX-W650; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Apple Music+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Apple Music Radio: You can playback Apple Music Radio on your USB-connected Apple iPhone w/ Lightning connector (5S and up) through the Alpine iLX-W650. With a WiFi or cellular connection, you can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio stations. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to on-demand stations from almost any genre or create their own stations. You can use the head unit's touchscreen to select between your Apple Music Radio stations and find the music you want to listen to in the car.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine iLX-W650 is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List + Song/Artist Info: A channel list displays a list of all available channels. Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor.
    • Category Search & Presets: The Category Search function searches for channels in a certain category. Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved for easier access.
    • Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit "lock-code".
    Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network. However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine iLX-W650 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, preset, and preset scan tuning. The built-in tuner provides 18 FM and 6 AM preset stations.

    Audio & DSP Section

    CTA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CTA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CTA (Consumer Technology Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CTA-2006 logo on their product.

    • CTA-2006 Power Rating: 16 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Max Power Output: 45 watts x 4 channels
    Optional Add-On Amplifiers: Add Alpine's KTP-445A Head Unit Power Pack (sold separately) to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine receiver and features a proprietary harness that plugs directly that plugs directly into the iLX-W650 (you will need to splice or crimp the wires from the amplifier's harness to a vehicle-specific harness adapter). Or, you can add Alpine's KT-A450 PowerStack amplifier (sold separately) for 50 watts x 4-channels of power. The KT-A450 amplifier mounts to the back of the iLX-W650 receiver and together they fit in a standard Double-DIN (4") opening (the KT-A450 does not include a direct plug-in harness).

    Note: Mounting the KT-A450 amplifier to the back of the iLX-W650 increases the overall installation depth of the receiver to 4.585".

    6ch/4V Preouts + Sub Control: The iLX-W650 has three sets of 4-volt RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The subwoofer output level can be adjusted independently from the main volume setting (0-15); so even at low volume settings the subwoofer is still audible. The subwoofer output phase can be set to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).

    High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossovers: This unit is equipped with active high-pass and low-pass crossovers which limit the frequencies delivered to the speaker and line-level outputs. Each speaker channel is controlled independently, so each speaker pair can be driven by the frequencies for which have they been optimally designed. The crossover adjusts the HFP (high pass filter) or LPF (low pass filter) frequency point of each speaker pair, and also the slope (how fast the filter rolls off the highs or lows).

    • High Pass Filter: The Alpine head unit is equipped with a high-pass filter for its speaker-level output and front/rear-channel preamp outputs. You can set the unit's high-pass filter center frequency point to 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the high pass filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.
    • Low Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer output low-pass filter can be set to 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the low pass filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.

    Note: In order to access the head unit's crossover network, your vehicle must be stopped with its parking brake engaged.

    Equalizer: The Alpine iLX-W650 is equipped with a variety of EQ Presets and EQ frequency bands to tailor the music to your listening prefrence. The EQ settings are applied to all sources.

    • Preset EQ: The simplest way to adjust the head unit's EQ curve is by select from on of the 6 EQ presets. You can choose from Flat (off), Jazz, Rock, Classical, Pop, or Custom (User). The Custom mode allows you to manually adjust a 3-Band or 9-Band EQ.
    • 3-Band EQ: The 3-Band EQ allows you to manually adjust the Alpine receiver's Bass, Midrange, and Treble from -7 to +7 dB for a better listening experience.
    • 9-Band Parametric EQ: The advanced 9-Band Parametric EQ allows you to adjust the center frequency, Q-factory, and level for a more custom listening experience. Band 1 can be set 20Hz-100Hz, Band 2 can be set to 63Hz-325Hz, Band 3 can be set to 125Hz-500Hz, Band 4 can be set to 250Hz-1kHz, Band 5 can be set to 500Hz-2kHz, Band 6 can be set to 1kHz-4kHz, Band 7 can be set to 2kHz-7.2kHz, Band 8 can be set to 5.8 kHz-12kHz, and Band 9 can be set to 9kHz-20kHz. The Q-factor for each band can be set to Narrow, Medium, or Wide. The level for each band can be set to -7 to +7 dB). You can save three 9-Band EQ presets.

    Note: In order to access the head unit's 9-Band Parametric EQ, your vehicle must be stopped with its parking brake engaged.

    Time Correction: This unit is able to delay the audio signal to the speakers closest to the listener with its built-in Time Correction feature. This effectively creates a perception of increased distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be placed at an equal distance between the left and right speakers for optimum staging. You can adjust the distance (0-336.6cm) or time delay (0.0-9.9msec) of each speaker and subwoofer to the listener. You are able to save three time correction presets.

    Note: In order to access Time Correction, your vehicle must be stopped with its parking brake engaged.

    Media Xpander: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander HD is engineered to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it is adjustable per source to get the most out of your digital audio media. The Media Xpander makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music source. The Tuner, USB memory, CarPlay, Android Auto, Pandora, and Bluetooth Audio will be able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road noise.

    Note: In order to access the Media Xpander, your vehicle must be stopped with its parking brake engaged.

    Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. This feature can be turned On or Off.

    Touchscreen w/ SWC + Camera Inputs

    7" Capacitive Touchscreen: The 7" capacitive touchscreen boasts a 800 x 480 resolution (1.15 million pixels) with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The touchscreen monitor provides a balanced picture, not over-emphasizing dark or light areas, so album art, map screens, and videos are seen with greater clarity. The capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure, responds faster, and can recognize multiple touch points simultaneously; all advantages when compared to traditional resistive touchscreen displays.

    • Swipe Control: The new swipe control interface is designed for easy use so drivers can keep their eyes on the road. A two-finger swipe motion moving up, down, left, or right will control volume up/volume down and track skip forward/track skip backward. The two-finger swipe can be done at any location on the touchscreen, eliminating the need for the driver to search and touch a specific area for each command. The swipe control feature is not compatible with CarPlay or Android Auto
    • Touch-Sensitive Buttons: Conveniently located touch-sensitive buttons (including Power/Menu, Source, Volume Up/Down, Mute, Phone/Answer, and Voice/Mic)s are accessible along the bottom edge of the 7" touchscreen monitor for quick access and simple control.

    Note: For safety and legal reasons, the iLX-W650 features a video lock-out feature to prevent the driver from viewing a video source while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a video source, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged and the ignition in the ACC or ON position. This also includes advanced setup menus. CarPlay & Android Auto do not require the Parking Brake to be engaged.

    Brightness (Dimmer) Control: You can adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight from -14 to +15 and the brightness of the button illumination from -2 to +2. You can then select one of the following modes for both the LCD's backlight and button illumination - Auto (adjusts the brightness of the background illumination based on the ambient light in your vehicle), On (keeps the background illumination of the monitor dark), or Off (keeps the background illumination of the monitor bright).

    Clock Display: The iLX-W650 lets you select between a 12 hour or 24 hour clock, and is diplayed on each source screen. The clock can be set to turn off with the unit, or continue to display after the unit is turned off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or on position).

    Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit features a 3.5mm steering wheel control (SWC) input on the rear of the chassis that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel controls when used with an optional (sold separately - check for your vehicle's compatibility).

    Dual Camera Inputs: Two camera inputs (consisting of composite video jacks) allow for the addition of multiple cameras including a rear-view, side-view, and/or front-view camera (both sold separately - see Accessories Tab). You can adjust the Brightness, Color, and Contrast of the Alpine receiver's camera inputs.

    • Guidelines: The rear-view camera function also provides on-screen color-coded guidelines to assist you when backing up your vehicle into a parking space.
    • Auto Rearview Switching: If a rear-view camera is connected, you should also connect the unit's reverse lead wire (Orange/white) to your vehicle's back-up lamp circuit. When properly connected, the image from the rear-view camera automatically appears on the monitor when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    Nice features [ William  Jul 06, 2019 ]
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    Support staff on the phone seemed to have experience using this unit personally, made me more confident it'd work well in my car too. [ Rithwik  Jun 28, 2019 ]
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    I wanted to update my 2005 Saab 92x with a clear touchscreen. The price was excellent and the information available. [ beth  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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    Alpine brand and price. [ Joel  Jun 18, 2019 ]
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    it is shallow in depth and works in the limited space i have available behind the dash in my 64 thunderbird convertible. [ Peter  Jun 12, 2019 ]
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    I need options that the factory head unit does not offer such as RCA outputs to amps, touchscreen, and a smoother connection with Android and Apple phones. [ Justin  Jun 12, 2019 ]
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    SHINY [ Kyle  Jun 10, 2019 ]
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    Apple Carplay, Capacitive touch and great reviews. [ Mohammad  Jun 08, 2019 ]
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    would like to try a different brand, read about reviews and it looks like it fits my needs [ John Paul  Jun 06, 2019 ]
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    It had a wired microphone for hands free, tons of options in the settings and has Android Auto. The review on Youtube was outstanding! [ Martin R.  May 31, 2019 ]
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    Android Auto and price /brand. [ Michael  May 18, 2019 ]
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    4v pre-out for quality signal to produce the best sound from my amps. It has versatile connectivity options and it is an Alpine!!! [ Rajiv  May 07, 2019 ]
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    Shallow depth, Alpine quality, Apple Car Play. [ Brian  Apr 11, 2019 ]
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    Was looking for Apple CarPay in an affordable package from a manufacturer I trust. [ HECTOR  Apr 10, 2019 ]
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    Not bulky, looks like it should have a nice screen - time will tell ;) [ David  Feb 19, 2019 ]
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    50 questions already asked

    Q
    Does this receiver have navigation? Or will Android Auto let you see google maps on screen from your phone?
    [ Chad  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    7 answers
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    Does not have navigation but you can see Google maps on screen when in android auto
    [ WILLIAM  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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    It does not have built in navigation, but yes you can use a android auto and it will show a trimmed down version of google maps on the screen.
    [ Matthew Edward  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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    It doesn't directly have its own navigation app, you need to plug in your phone to use Android Auto or Car Play. I use Android Auto and Google Maps for navigation all the time, its great, way better than the built in nav in my wife's car.
    [ David  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    Navigation is displayed from the phone through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The deck does not have separate navigation. The phones must be connected to USB.
    [ wezzhead  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    The head unit doesn't have Navigation built in, but with Apple CarPlay (and I assume Android Auto) you can use any of several nav apps to display your navigation on the screen. I use Apple Maps and Waze, and both work very well.
    [ JOHN  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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    No built in nav. It comes from android or apple Interface. Google maps Waze or any compatible app.
    [ Nickie  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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    No navigation built in, but yes google maps will work on android auto and Apple CarPlay .
    [ THUAN  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can this be synced with my car's (2016 Honda Civic) USB port?
    [ Dustin  Jul 01, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    While I'm not familiar with your specific vehicle, generally speaking you will lose the factory USB port anytime you upgrade to any aftermarket head unit. However, it's likely that you can reuse the same spot in your dash by replacing the USB port assembly too. The ILX-W650 offers a female USB-A port on the back, into which you can plug any compatible cable that meets your needs. For my 2013 Ridgeline, I installed a replacement dash port (Crutchfield Item #: 541USBDMA6) back into the original factory USB location with only minor fitting required. Download the owners manual from the Alpine website and see page 51 for an easy to understand diagram of how to do that. Good luck!
    [ Clark  Jul 02, 2019 ]
    Q
    can you change the illumination color of the buttons, or are they only white?
    [ steve  Jun 23, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    Only white
    [ Chad Eugene  Jun 24, 2019 ]
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    They stay white.
    [ Sergio  Jun 23, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can the radio be used in europe? does it supports european radio frequencies?
    [ mega0deth  Jun 21, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    Yes, the radio supports AM and FM.
    [ PAUL  Jun 29, 2019 ]
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    Nothing in the setup indicates that this model can scan and stop on European Mhz. I would ask Alpine. If you can find the Euro market version of this radio, I think you'll be happy. You'll want to download the user's manual from Alpine.
    [ nathan  Jun 28, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this unit record video from the camera inputs similar to a dash cam? If so, what is the record length time (does it record 30, 60, 90 minutes)?
    [ Steve  Jun 17, 2019 ]
    3 answers
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    I did not use the camera function on this unit.
    [ KEN  Jun 24, 2019 ]
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    No not to my knowledge
    [ NATHANIEL  Jun 24, 2019 ]
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    No, it does not
    [ Mohammed  Jun 24, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will the cruise control buttons on my 08 Acadia still work? Or do I need an adapter for that as well?
    [ Alan  Jun 16, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Jun 24, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    How bright does the screen get? I want to put this into a convertible but I'm worried about the screen being washed out, to include the camera images.
    [ Shack  Jun 13, 2019 ]
    3 answers
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    Screen is pretty bright, have a built in dimmer i believe so it will modulate with the amount of light input
    [ Blake Anthony  Jun 14, 2019 ]
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    I installed this in my daughters RAV4, no trouble seeing the screen in any light condition in that vehicle. I can't say for sure how it would perform in a convertible with direct sun exposure but from what I've seen I wouldn't hesitate to try it out. It's a very nice deck.
    [ Alex  Jun 14, 2019 ]
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    I have a friend that has it in a Jeep Wrangler and loves it.
    [ Robert  Jun 13, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is there a way to add a 2nd or 3rd USB port?
    [ Michael  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    8 answers
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    What would they be for ? The unit only has one on the back
    [ John  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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    The manual says not to use us hubs. However, if you want to disregard the manual, there are some us ports in Amazon you can mount in your dash. And some are 2 ports in the dash and one wire for the radio.
    [ Dylan6793  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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    no
    [ MICHAEL A  Jun 09, 2019 ]
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    It has one USB port on the back. I tried using an extender that slit from one in to two out and the charging worked but not apple play or android play. I tried an IOGear hub and that didn't work either. There might be a way but I haven't found it. FWIW - in the end my solution was to route a USB extension to my center console and then have both an apple lighting and android usb-c (1' each) to do the final connection.
    [ GLENN  Jun 08, 2019 ]
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    I am not sure I didn't tried yet
    [ Amit  Jun 08, 2019 ]
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    You could use a usb splitter
    [ DEWEY  Jun 08, 2019 ]
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    There's only one USB on the unit
    [ Dayeck  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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    No. I suppose you could add a port multiplier at the end of the cord, but I'd bet that would mess up Apple Car Play.
    [ Gregory  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    Q
    Do I need a separate adapter for steering wheel control and retained aux power?
    [ Robert  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    5 answers
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    Yes
    [ Frank  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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    Yes... I would suggest you talk with the customer service reps and they can help you find one that retains all your controls. With my gm truck there are audible alerts and other things that actually play thru the stereo that I definitely needed to keep.
    [ Trey Mosely  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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    I used the MAESTRO idatalink ADS-MRR Interface Module to retain my steering wheel controls.
    [ Seth  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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    I order the kit they suggested when i placed the order for the radio. It had the steering wheel, on-star and chime controllers in it. My truck did not have the aux plug with it from the factory. So i can not answer that part. But you do need to order the controllers for the rest if you want to keep the use of any of it.
    [ jonathan  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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    Yes
    [ Victor  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can I use the existing factory microphone instead of the microphone that comes with the unit?
    [ Robert  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    No, I don't think you can use the onstar microphone, but you can keep the onstar bluetooth and it should still allow you to make calls.
    [ Victor  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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    I do not think so, At least I wasn't able to with a Nissan. As with most after market radios you do not retain most of the factory controls with out 3rd party applications. But it all depends on the type of car or truck you have.
    [ Michael  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is it possible to use an existing external Sirius receiver (2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe) with this unit? It was a dealer option from Infiniti and the Sirius unit is mounted in the trunk.
    [ Kristian  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    You will have to see if the Sirius connection is integrated into the factory harness or separate. If it's separate you will have to see if it matches the connection in the head unit.
    [ Jay  Jun 19, 2019 ]
    Q
    Reverse camera displays when in reverse how does front camera work?
    [ Marmot  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    That's correct regarding the reverse camera. When I received my radio I had crutchfield do the wiring ahead of time. When I installed everything into my vehicle (2014 Jeep Wrangler) when I placed the Jeep into reverse the display switched to showing the backup camera (even though I don't even have one yet). For now, I am glad that I can disable that since for me it means the screen is just black since there's to camera to provide input. From the head unit's home screen you will see a Camera icon that will let you also view the front or rear camera whenever you like just by tapping. From within settings you can enable and disable cameras. It's all very intuitive. I had no intention of using this feature and didn't order cameras to save on costs but after seeing how it will work with the radio I will probably look for some inexpensive cameras down the road. It's a great radio. I've used it since May 2019 and have no regrets.
    [ NATHAN  Jun 06, 2019 ]
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    From my understanding, you have to have an Alpine Camera to use the function directly on the radio.
    [ Jose  Jun 06, 2019 ]
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    Front Camara would only be displayed when selected and powered on.
    [ Christopher  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    Q
    Reverse camera displays when in reverse how does front camera work?
    [ Marmot  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    A software screen button displays front or rear camera independent of reverse input.
    [ wezzhead  Jun 06, 2019 ]
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    Once the front camera is installed, there will be a selector button displayed that lets you choose front or back camera.
    [ JOHN  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will I be able to keep my steering wheel buttons?
    [ Zechariah  Jun 02, 2019 ]
    3 answers
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    Yes.
    [ Daniel  Jun 02, 2019 ]
    A
    If you buy the steering wheel controller yes you can.
    [ SHAWN  Jun 02, 2019 ]
    A
    Yup! The head unit has an input for steering wheel controls, but you will need to buy an additional interface and program it for your specific vehicle.
    [ Randy  Jun 02, 2019 ]
    Q
    How many USB ports? I would like to use Android Auto and be able to plsy music from my USB at the same time.
    [ Ryan  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    7 answers
    A
    1 USB. My experience trying to use Android Auto with this unit has been frustrating. It's AWESOME when it works but it often doesn't. The USB port is on the back of the unit so it comes with a USB extension cable which Android Auto worked through for a day or two but then I had to use a micro USB straight into the back of the unit to get AA to work. Even that isn't working currently as I got a new phone the other day and it's having trouble getting AA to work. Frustrating.
    [ Frank  Jun 03, 2019 ]
    A
    There is only one USB port, and it is on the back of the head unit. Once you connect a phone via a cable connected to this one USB port, and get Android Auto on the screen, you will not be able to play a USB drive's music. Take all that music on your USB drive, and upload it to Google Play Music in the cloud. Then play that through Android Auto.
    [ Wilson  Jun 03, 2019 ]
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    This radio has only one USB port.
    [ HECTOR  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    A
    It has one, on the back. Comes with a cord
    [ Kenneth  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    A
    Only 1 usb port, comes with an angle adapter.
    [ Tim  Jun 01, 2019 ]
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    Only one. You could choose to load the MP3s on your phone and use a program to play music that way (Google Music doesn't automatically show on the AA screen, if you navigate there on your phone, once up it's up!) while still using navigation/other Android Auto features - but a second USB port isn't included. I regularly use Spotify through Android Auto and have navigation open at the same time. The radio is perfectly capable of multitasking, you would just need to condense your music to your phone.
    [ Amanda  Jun 01, 2019 ]
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    Hi.we purchased for our son car,we waiting for him to comeback from boot camp,he wants to install it with father,sorry can answer your question at this time.
    [ aleida  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    Q
    Where do I connect the parking brake wire to?
    [ Scott  May 31, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  Jun 11, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does it come with a USB cable to connect your phone or do I need to buy one?
    [ Mike  May 20, 2019 ]
    6 answers
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    already brings with USB cable, I love that unit
    [ CESAR  May 20, 2019 ]
    A
    It comes with the cable plug it in and then plug in your iPhone to it
    [ Kurt  May 20, 2019 ]
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    It has a USB extension that you are able to connect to, but you must provide a brand specific cable.
    [ Kyle  May 20, 2019 ]
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    I don't remember seeing one
    [ Garrett  May 20, 2019 ]
    A
    There is a USB extension cable, but you will still need the appropriate USB to phone cable that you would plug into the supplied extension.
    [ Greg  May 20, 2019 ]
    A
    It comes with a usb extender cable since the USB port is behind the radio. You will have a usb to iPhone cable to connect to the usb extender cable
    [ Rob  May 20, 2019 ]
    Q
    Do I need to connect the reverse and brake lights if I don't have a backup camera?
    [ Rob  May 13, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  May 24, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    can i use google maps and listen to the radio at the same time. If do does the radio turn off when google maps is giving directions?
    [ Rob  May 03, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes, you can hear the radio while the map is on. You can also set the column for map directions and Bluetooth. My problem is getting Android auto to work all the times. It pops up on the screen when it feels like it.
    [ ALEJANDRO  May 04, 2019 ]
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    Yes you can use google maps and listen to the radio at the same time. The radio softens as directions are given, then volume turns back to full.
    [ Rick  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes you can, the radio still plays
    [ Corby  May 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is the screen visible while wearing polarized sunglasses?
    [ Peter  May 03, 2019 ]
    11 answers
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    Yes
    [ Gilbert  May 30, 2019 ]
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    Not sure about that but in straight sunlight I can see it easily
    [ Tremayne  May 28, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes - depending on your sunglasses. The screen is polarized, but the direction of the polarization works great with my sunglasses. If I tilt my head to about 45 degrees, you can see it darken as the 2 polarized surfaces line up. My sunglasses are prescription polarized sunglasses from Costco.
    [ David  May 24, 2019 ]
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    Yes I wear sunglasses every day and dont have any issues
    [ Rudy  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it is still visable
    [ Corby  May 03, 2019 ]
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    No issues here.
    [ MICHAEL J  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes. I wear polarized sunglasses and do not have any issues seeing the screen. Installed in a 2013 Mazda 3
    [ Daniel  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Nickie  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    You will see some halos at certain angles depending on the angle. However, I see them in lots of things wearing my polarized glasses so i'm used to dealing with it.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  May 03, 2019 ]
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    Most definitely. I was just looking at it with my polarized lenses on.
    [ Adrian  May 03, 2019 ]
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    It absolutely is
    [ Ethan  May 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    Any recommendations for an install kit with a sleeve that will work with kta-450 amp connected?
    [ pat  Apr 14, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    There is no special mounting kit needed for that. Just the standard double din mounting kit. You will want to make sure you have enough depth to take it all when the amp it attached to the rear. The best way to check online is with this package (and looking to see if it fits your vehicle): www.crutchfield.com/p_700650450/item.html My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Apr 30, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you change the icons on the home screen, for instance remove xm radio if it's not something you need?
    [ Ben  Apr 13, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    Not there's no options for changing the interface. If it's unused, it'll just be grayed out.
    [ Hunter  Apr 13, 2019 ]
    Q
    will an android phone connect wirelessly to this via android auto?
    [ monteo  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    15 answers
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    No, this requires a high speed USB cable to connect to android auto.
    [ Esteban  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it will but only for music the rest you have to plug in for
    [ Connor  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Is android auto the android version of Apple play? Lol I've always had an iPhone so That's why I ask, I know nothing about android. It is fully compatible with Apple and android though :)
    [ Chaukae  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No. But if it makes you feel better, neither will Apple devices.
    [ MICHAEL J  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Eric  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    It will need a USB cable which is provided. I made a custom plug on the dash with mine using a $7 female adapter mount on Amazon and an empty cover where a USB plug would have been on my wife's car.
    [ Brandon  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    no. it needs the cable. Only can connect bluetooth audio if you use wireless.
    [ demo2polo  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    It will if you go into your Android auto settings and enable Bluetooth when Android auto is running. But Android auto will not display on the stereo, only if it is connected through usb.
    [ Corby  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No, I believe this is wired only.
    [ David  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No. You have to plug it in. Which isn't a bad thing I've read that the wireless ones are glitchy.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Not through Android auto but it will through the Bluetooth feature
    [ RUSTY  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No.
    [ THUAN  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No. Must be connected via USB port to use andriod auto
    [ THOMAS  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Unfortunately no only through a USB
    [ Matthew Edward  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    You can use android auto but it is not wireless.
    [ Braden  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can I watch Netflix through Apple play ?
    [ David  Mar 31, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No. Sound will go through but the video will stay on your phone screen.
    [ Adrian  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    I don't think so, I don't think it has video
    [ Chaukae  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will this use my current Bose sound system, to include Bose amplifier?
    [ Ronnie  Mar 30, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to keep the Bose amp and speaker system working with this receiver actually depends on the wiring adapters/interfaces that we carry for the vehicle. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to check your vehicle My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Apr 13, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    if my truck has Sirius XM already, can I just hook it up to this unit without any extra cables/adapters?
    [ sigurdur  Mar 25, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Apr 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Since "swipe controls do not work when Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is engaged" -- how does one adjust volume with this head unit when driving with CarPlay or Android Auto active?
    [ Karl  Mar 23, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If you install a vehicle steering wheel audio control interface module you would be able to use your steering wheel controls to adjust volume along with the built in buttons on the head unite.
    [ Nathan  Jun 28, 2019 ]
    A
    The - and + touch sensitive buttons at the bottom of the screen also adjust the volume and will work when those two smartphone interfaces are engaged My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Apr 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does Apple CarPlay work wirelessly? I don't want to plug in my phone to connect it to my stereo every time.
    [ BrutalCupcakee  Mar 20, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Music will work over Bluetooth, but CarPlay needs a physical usb connection
    [ wezzhead  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    Not on this model but there are other stereos that do support Wireless CarPlay. If you prefer Alpine, check out their iLX-107: www.crutchfield.com/p_500ILX107/item.html
    [ Ryan  Mar 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    How long does this radio take to start up? Can I turn the screen off?
    [ Blank  Mar 19, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    There is no provided specification for "boot time" but it is very quick. The unit can be powered off but the screen cannot be disabled when the stereo is on. There is a dimmer function and also brightness control. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Ryan  Mar 27, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the volume swipe up/down work when listening to CarPlay audio? One of the reviews says this doesn't work with Android Auto.
    [ manicslothpdx  Mar 12, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Sorry, no. The swipe control feature is not compatible with CarPlay or Android Auto You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table.
    [ Ryan  Mar 18, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can the ILX-W650 charge an iPhone while plugged in?
    [ Miggie from Queens  Mar 09, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes! The Alpine iLX-W650 will also charge (5V/1A) your Android smartphone or Apple iPod/iPhone device while connected via USB with the vehicle's ignition switch set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
    [ Ryan  Mar 20, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the unit show album art with SiriusXM?
    [ Kyle  Mar 08, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Currently it does not. This appears to be a bug in the headunit's firmware as the manual clearly shows that it is meant to display Channel/Album art in SXM mode.
    [ Joel  Mar 17, 2019 ]
    A
    Sorry, no. Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor but not the album art.
    [ Ryan  Mar 13, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you hook up a backup camera if combined with the Alpine KTA-450 power pack installed?
    [ JMoss  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You sure can still connect a backup camera to this receiver with the special amplifier mounted to it. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Mar 13, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    It says it is not compatible with my iPhone 6. Is this correct?
    [ Jonathan  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    A
    I have an Iphone 6s plus and it works perfectly with my phone
    [ Ethan  Mar 05, 2019 ]
    A
    Good morning Jonathan, Below is a copy of the compatible iPhones: Apple DeviceGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeSpecific AppsDisplay TypeBluetoothCharge AudioVideoHead UnitiPod/iPhoneCarPlayPandoraAlbum ArtSong/Artist TextTrack InfoPhoneAudioSiri 6/6+/6S/6S+12.4.1YNYYYYYYYYYYY It should be compatible if you are on the most current IOS 12.4.1. Jaron
    [ Jaron Seth  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    A
    I'm using an iPhone XS, but it should work with iPhone 6. Your phone supports CarPlay.
    [ Ian  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    A
    I'm not sure. It worked with my 6s plus
    [ RUSTY  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    A
    No it saints it no compatible with my galaxy Note 9 for android CarPlay
    [ Jacob  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    A
    No mine works with xr
    [ EDSON  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this have a remote control sensor? I believe I see one in the lower left corner but was looking for confirmation.
    [ pritch55  Feb 28, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    No What are you seeing is a sensor for light to auto adjust the screen backlight.
    [ GABRIEL  Mar 06, 2019 ]
    Q
    When will this be back in stock?
    [ Eric  Feb 25, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We don't have a concrete ETA yet. You can set up an email alert to notify you when we get them back in stock or you can reserve one by placing a back order - https://bit.ly/2tMuyKY
    [ Cosmo  Mar 04, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this ability to work with a backup camera?
    [ Don  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes. The Alpine features Dual Camera Inputs: Two camera inputs (consisting of composite video jacks) allow for the addition of multiple cameras including a rear-view, side-view, and/or front-view camera (both sold separately). You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
    [ Ryan  Feb 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does it work with maestro rr?
    [ Antonio  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    It does work with the Maestro RR, but only as a wiring harness/steering wheel retention module. It will not access or control any other kind of vehicle functions as the W650 does not have a iDatalink port.
    [ Joel  Mar 17, 2019 ]
    A
    Sorry, no. This model does not provide a port for connection of the iDatalink Maestro.
    [ Ryan  Feb 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Do I need Amplifier to support my 2010 subaru outback?
    [ demo2polo  Feb 22, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    No. If you have the factory Harman Kardon sound system, the factory amplifier can be retained with the proper integration harness. If you have the basic audio option, the factory speakers can be powered by the Alpine stereo. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Ryan  Mar 02, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you change the background image behind the home page icons and radio controls?
    [ Michael F  Feb 22, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Sorry, no; The background is not customizable.
    [ Ryan  Mar 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    A
    No, you cannot. What you see if what you get!
    [ Kris  Mar 01, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this actually have an aux input as stated in the specs? I ordered one thinking it does but don't see it...
    [ Mary  Feb 22, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    The only inputs this head unit has are the 2 video inputs for external camera support and the inputs for steering wheel control and external mic. Depending in your wiring harness adapter kit, it might allow you to use your vehicle's factory installed Aux-input, as long as that wasn't physically part of your original head unit.
    [ Joel  Mar 05, 2019 ]
    A
    no, but you can buy a small BT transmitter device.
    [ GABRIEL  Feb 25, 2019 ]
    Q
    will i need any special connector to connect my oem backup camera?
    [ joe  Feb 21, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes, it needs an adapter for the backup camera
    [ Chaukae  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Most vehicles need a special connector to adapt the backup camera to work with aftermarket radios. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to see if we have an adapter for your vehicle My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Feb 27, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    The Alpine ilx-w650 says it does not fit my 2003 Ford ranger. Do you have any ideas as to why it doesn't fit (too wide ,too tall)?
    [ Larry  Feb 20, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Feb 21, 2019 ]  Staff
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