Touchscreen & Remote Control
Disc & USB Playback
Audio & DSP Section
Touchscreen & Remote Control
6.1" Touchscreen Display: The INE-W960 has a 6.1"
WVGA (1.15 million-pixel) touchscreen LCD monitor (with 16:9 aspect ratio) that
serves as a video monitor, information display, and system controller. The
INE-W960's touchscreen monitor provides a more balanced picture, not
over-emphasizing dark or light areas, so movies are seen with greater clarity.
All of the graphics are crisp and clean for your viewing pleasure.
Display Settings: The Alpine INE-W960 offers the following
settings to customize the head unit's LCD touchscreen monitor.
- Background Colors: You can choose from five different
background colors for the display; Black, Blue, Red, Green, or Amber.
- Picture Adjustments: You can also change and save Brightness,
Color, and Contrast settings for the touchscreen display monitor.
- Screen Off: You can also turn the touchscreen completely off at night,
if the display is too bright when simply listening to audio and have no need
for a monitor display.
Note: For safety and legal reasons, the Alpine receiver
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. This also pertains to the receiver's
System, Audio, & Navigation Setup Menus.
Start Up Time: The Alpine
INE-W960 has a start up time of approximately 5.7 seconds from Off to the
"Attention" screen. Once the "Attention" screen appears, you can tap the "Accept"
button on the head unit's touchscreen to go instantly to the Navigation screen
or press the "Audio" hard-key to access the Source menu.
Clock Display: The clock is displayed on each source screen and turns off
when the head unit is powered down. Once you have launched and accepted
navigation mode, the unit's clock syncs up with the internal navigation system,
so it automatically adjusts to your time based on your location. Whether you are
in Hawaii or New York, the INE-W960 will adjust and display the appropriate time.
Remote Control: The Alpine INE-W960 offers compatibility
with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately) and supports
Alpine's IR wireless remote control (sold separately) for added convenience.
- Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an
OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your
vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an
steering wheel audio control adapter
- Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine INE-W960 is
wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (500RU4202,
sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's basic
tuner & disc functions. The remote does not offer navigation control.
HERE Map Data: The Alpine INE-W960 offers reliable
navigation with preloaded HERE map data of the United States and Canada,
including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The map database
provides approximately 7 million points-of-interest (POIs) in various categories
throughout the coverage area. The unit's map data is stored on a 4GB internal
flash memory (non-removable).
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While
this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its
release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is
maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may
change over time.
Future Updates: Visit
www.naviextras.com for the latest map & navigation software updates
(requires Windows XP or newer).
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Alpine INE-W960 features a
built-in GPS receiver and includes an external GPS antenna which determines
vehicle speed and heading changes, along with longitude and latitude
information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on the
system's digital map. The GPS antenna can be mounted inside or outside of the
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 20.1
seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It took
approximately 12.7 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These
tests were done inside the
Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Head Quarters. Results will vary
based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.
On-Screen Map: As you travel, the INE-W960 guides you to your
destination via its on-screen map. The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's
current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange
line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The
on-screen map shows streets in a way that is similar to how the paper road maps
show them. Their width and colors correspond to their importance; you can easily
tell a freeway from a small street. Road segments affected by traffic events are
displayed with an alternate color on the map, and small symbols above the road
show the nature of the event. When navigating a route, the top section of the
map screen shows information about the next route event (maneuver) and the next
street or the next city/town. Both the type of the event (turn, traffic circle,
exiting freeway, etc.) and its distance from the current position are displayed.
When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to
let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is
at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can
see the road in front of you. Two data fields on the left of the screen shows
the distance you need to travel on the route before reaching your final
destination and the time needed to reach your final destination of the route
based on information available for the remaining segments of the route. You can
adjust the following map settings.
- Map Views (2D/3D): The INE-W960 provides three Map Views,
choose from North Up (North is always at the top of the display; this makes
it easy to determine your current heading with respect to the map), Heading
Up (current direction is always pointing to the top of the display; this
makes it easy to see the direction of the next turn on the map), or 3D View
(more realistic perspective by tilting the map and displaying it with a
horizon line; streets are displayed as you approach them instead of from a
birds-eye view). The INE-W960's navigation software supports the following 3D
- 3D Terrain: 3D terrain map data shows changes in
terrain, elevations or depressions in the land when you view the map in
2D, and use it to plot the route map in 3D when you navigate. Hills and
mountains are shown in the background of the 3D map.
- Elevated Roads: Complex intersections and
vertically isolated roads (such as overpasses or bridges) are displayed
- 3D Landmarks: Landmarks are 3D artistic or block
representations of prominent or well-known objects.
- 3D Buildings: 3D block representation of full city
building data containing actual building size and position on the map.
- Map Color: The navigation map screen uses different
color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the
map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and
the menus are bright. The night color themes use dark colors for large
objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set
the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes
automatically based on the current time and GPS position.
Highway Driver Assistance: The INE-W960's navigation map
offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance, along with junction &
tunnel views, plus exit services for highway drivers.
- Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads,
it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the
recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map
screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the
bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
- Signposts: Where additional information is available,
signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map.
The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can
see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations
and the number of the road the lane leads to.
- Junction & Tunnel View: If you are approaching a
freeway exit or a complex intersection and the needed information exists,
the map is replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to
take are displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if
information is available. When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a
generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings cannot distract
- Exit Services: The Exit Services function lets you
search roadway exits for food, lodging, and rest areas so you are never left
guessing what is around the bend. You must be on a major highway or road to
use this feature.
Voice Guidance w/ Text-to-Speech: In addition to graphical
on-screen directions and maps, the INE-W960 provides voice guidance and
turn-by-turn directions, capable of text-to-speech (TTS), announcing the street
names along with the turn directions. With turn-by-turn instructions delivered
by Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology, street names, freeway numbers and freeway
exit names are announced clearly through your vehicle's audio system. Directions
are available in English, Spanish, or French.
Note: The INE-W960 will mute the audio source, when there is
a text-to-speech voice prompt. Once the voice prompt has ended, your audio
source's volume will automatically raise to previous setting.
Where AM I?: The "Where Am I?" screen contains information
about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS
reception is not available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency
Selecting A Destination: The built-in navigation software
offers you several ways of choosing your destination.
- Free-Form Search: A quick way to search for an address,
a Place, an Address Book entry, or a History item is to use the
free-form search. Simply enter a street address (just the street
name or both the street and the house number), the name of a Place,
a previous destination or an Address Book entry from this one search
- Browse Map: Select a location on the map by
simply tapping the map.
- Address: You can find an address by entering
the exact address (including house number), the center of a
city/town, an intersection, the midpoint of a street, or zip code.
- Address Book: Save frequented locations in the
unit's address book to quickly add as a destination (like your home
- Places (POI): Select from approximately 7 million
Point-of-Interests (POIs); search POIs by name, preset, or category around
your current location, destination, route, or specific city.
- History: Destinations you have set previously
appear in the History search.
- Coordinates: Enter Latitude and Longitude
coordinates as your destination.
Note: Any destination selection method can be entered with
or without the parking brake engaged.
Vehicle Profile: You can create a vehicle profile for your
car, truck, or SUV. Enter the following parameters for your vehicle - Fuel
Consumption (avg. fuel consumption of your vehicle in city and rural areas),
Engine Type (engine and fuel type), Fuel Price (avg. fuel price for travel cost
calculation), Max Speed (max speed you travel).
Route Calculation: The unit's navigation software calculates
your route based on the following selections.
- Vehicle Types: You can select what type of vehicle you
are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on
your vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
- Route Methods: You can choose which route method
(Fastest, Shortest, Green, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when
calculating your route.
- Fast: Gives a quick route if you can travel at or
near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best selection for fast
and normal cars.
- Short: Gives a route that has the smallest total
distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles.
- Green: Gives a quick and fuel efficient route based
on the fuel consumption data given in Route settings. Travel cost and
CO2 emission calculations are estimations only. They cannot take
elevations, curves and traffic conditions into account.
- Easy: Results in a route with fewer turns and no
difficult maneuvers. With this option, you can make your software to
take, for example, the freeway instead of a series of smaller roads or
- Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid
certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as Highways, Tolls,
Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
Modifying Your Route: When navigation is already started,
there are several ways to modify the active route. Options include:
- Add Waypoint: If you already have a recommended route
and you select a new destination, the unit will ask you whether to start a
new route, add a new waypoint (intermediate destination) to the route or
append the newly selected destination at the end of the current route.
- New Starting Position: For normal navigation, all
routes are planned from the current position. In order to check future
routes, simulate them or see their length in time and distance, you can turn
off the GPS receiver. Then you can set the starting point of the route to a
different location than the current GPS position.
- Edit Destination: You can edit the route by modifying
the list of destinations. You can add or remove destinations, modify the
start position or reorder the list.
- Cancel Route: You can cancel the active route and
delete its destination and all its waypoints.
- Route Alternatives: To recalculate the active route
with a different route planning method, you can modify the unit's Route
Route Preview: The INE-W960 lets you preview your route's
instructions and simulate the drive. The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn
instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns. You can also
preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.
Warnings & Alerts: The INE-W960's navigation software provides
the following warnings & alerts.
- Alert Points: You can save any map location as an alert
point (for example a speed camera or a railroad crossing).
- Speed Limit Warnings: Maps may contain information
about the speed limits of the road segments. The navigation head unit is
able to warn you if you exceed the current limit. This information may not
be available in all areas, or may not be fully correct for all roads in the
map. Speed warning can be fine-tuned in Sound and Warning settings.
Trip Monitor: The navigation system's trip monitor contains
useful information about your trip. Trip monitor data can be saved manually when
you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip monitor data
includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total
Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.
Automatic Route Recalculation + Detour: The unit will
automatically recalculates your route if you stray from the navigation unit's
previously calculated route. When you slow down while driving on a motorway,
there is a chance that you are in a traffic jam so the software offers you a
detour using the next exit. The message shows you distance of the exit and the
difference in distance and estimated time compared to the original route.
Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and
off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an
off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road
and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a
straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to
reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your
bearing and the distance of the next destination.
Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine
INE-W960 features built-in Bluetooth technology (v2.1+EDR). 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
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (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 INE-W960. Parrot
software updates provide support for future phones.
Secure Simple Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you
can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the INE-W960 without having to
enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support
SSP). When your paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver,
the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3
Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit, but only one
device can be used at a time.
Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The Alpine INE-W960
supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone. 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. The INE-W960 allows you to carry on a
phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head
unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation,
you can initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's
- Receiving Calls: The Alpine INE-W960 provides several
ways to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone.
- Manual Answer: Manually answer an incoming call by
pressing the "Phone" button on your Alpine head unit.
- Automatic Answer: Set the Alpine head unit to
answer the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is
answered automatically after approximately 5 seconds.
- Call Waiting: If a second call is received during a
current call, you can have the first caller wait momentarily while you
take the second call. When you are finished with one call, you can
switch to the other.
- Making Calls: The Alpine INE-W960 provides a variety of
functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The
Alpine INE-W960 features full phone book access, call history, voice dialing,
and redial with compatible phones.
- Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable
phone, you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your
contact or the telephone number.
- Phone Number Entry: Allows you to directly dial a
phone number up to 31 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 entries (5
telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible
mobile phone. You can select the first 3 call letters (ABC) to search
for a desired name in your phonebook.
- Shortcut Dialing: You can assign up to 4 phone
numbers for one-touch dialing to make a call easily.
- Call History: The previously dialed, received, or
missed numbers (20 each) can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
- Redial: Quickly redial the last number dialed.
Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with
or without the parking brake engaged.
Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Alpine
INE-W960 can stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device (such as
your iPhone or Android smartphone). Not only can it control & stream your music
through Bluetooth, it can process your music using its built-in DSP to ensure
you get the best sound. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause,
FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the INE-W960 provides a Search List of your stored
music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which
includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+). The head unit will also display your
stored music's song information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title. The
INE-W960 even supports audio streaming of music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled
smartphone with song/artist information and limited control (continue to use
your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to control advanced music app navigation).
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
Bluetooth Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the
volume level of the phone caller, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit
your own preference. You can also select which car speaker outputs the audio
from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device. You can select All, Front-Left,
Front-Right, or Front-Left/Right.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Alpine navigation head
unit supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin iPod/iPhone through
its rear-panel USB port. The INE-W960 supports audio
playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple
devices. The Alpine INE-W960's USB connection
allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the
Alpine head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's
24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise
ratio up to 100dB.
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone
with the Lightning-connector, you can use Alpine's KCU-471i cable (500KCU471I,
sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Alpine INE-W960.
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone
with the 30-pin connector, you can use Alpine's dock connector-to-USB cable
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the INE-W960.
Note: Video playback is not supported. Access to your iPhone's downloaded
applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi
network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
iPod/iPhone Operation: In addition to audio playback, the Alpine
INE-W960 supports music browsing and playback control, song/artist information
with album art, and battery charging
of your compatible Apple device.
- Head Unit Control: You can control your connected
iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. The Alpine INE-W960 lets you navigate your
iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre,
Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can then
search each category alphabetically (A-Z). The head unit also offers three Shuffle playback functions (All/Album/Category) and Repeat
playback function (song).
In addition, you can control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause,
FF/RW, Previous/Next Track) of select movie and video apps. Not all apps will be
compatible. Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during connection, but
Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked.
- Music Information: The Alpine in-dash navigation receiver will display
your iPod/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 and station identification from select
- 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).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine INE-W960 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 3/14/2017):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Pandora || Album Art || Song/Artist Text || Track Info ||
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| SE || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7/7+ || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
Note: 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
Pandora Internet Radio App (for iPhone & Android):
The free Pandora App (for
iOS 9.0+ and
Android OS 4.0+)
lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Alpine INE-W960 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone or
Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be
connected to the INE-W960 via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (500KCU471I
sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your
Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles
and be paired with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the
Internet via 4G (LTE), 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The INE-W960 provides control over the Pandora
music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- New Station: Based on a currently playing track or
artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account.
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to these online service 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. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine INE-W960 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
Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Song/Artist Info: Displayed information such as Channel
Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head
- Category & Direct Search: You can search for SiriusXM
programming content by Channel (all channels), Music (your saved
artists/songs), Games (your saved sport teams), and Featured (recommended
stations). You can also directly select a channel number from the head
unit's touchscreen numeric keypad.
- 18 Presets + Jump: The Alpine head unit feature 3
Satellite Radio preset bands. You can store 6 SiriusXM stations to each
preset band (a total of 18). The Jump feature lets you store your absolute
favorite channel so you can jump to it with the press of a dedicated button
and then jump back to the previous channel.
- Instant Replay: The INE-W960 supports the SiriusXM Instant
Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of
live content from the current channel. Listen to your favorite programming
- Tune Start/Tune Scan: Use Tune Start to play music
content from its beginning on programmed preset stations. Now you'll be able
to enjoy the full song rather than hearing what's left from its current live
playback position. Tune Scan lets you scan through all the songs you missed
from your current band of preset channels.
- Song/Artist/Game Alerts: With Song/Artist Alert you can
get notified when your favorite songs or artists are being broadcast on any
SiriusXM station. With the push of a button, you can jump right to that
broadcast and catch the songs you want to listen to. GameAlert will display
an on-screen message if your favorite teams' games are being broadcast. Jump
to that station with the push of a button so you can listen to the game play
by play. You can also get the latest score updates while you are listening
to other stations.
- Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of
channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is
required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine INE-W960 features a built-in
AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS)
feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information
when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. The built-in tuner provides 12 FM
and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.
Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently
strong signals for good reception. Distance seek tuning allows both strong and
weak stations to be tuned.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The Alpine INE-W960 will play back DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD,
CD-R/RW discs (12cm only). It will also support two-layer DVD discs. This unit
can play MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX video files recorded onto CD-R/RW,
DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW discs. The unit
has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is
no panel to slide or fold-down.
- Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: A DVD/CD disc can be inserted or ejected
with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback. When a disc is ejected and left sticking out of
the disc slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if
- Parental Lock: Parental Lock allows you to restrict the playback of DVDs that are unsuitable
for younger viewers. You can select a parental lock rating from 1-8, which is
protected by a 4-digit password.
- Angle Mounting: For proper disc playback, Alpine recommends
mounting the INE-W960 no more that 30° above horizontal.
Rear-Panel USB Port: The head unit's rear-panel USB (type-A)
port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device, such as select portable digital audio players or USB thumbdrives. A 5' USB extension cable is included.
The USB port enables audio/video playback & control of MP3/WMA/AAC music files
and DivX video files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the
Alpine INE-W960. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be
charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the
vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. The USB port is also used to
update the head unit's software, via downloadable software & map updates from the
Note: This head unit's USB port does not support Android
Media File Playback: The Alpine INE-W960 supports the
following types of MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX video files recorded onto
disc or loaded onto a USB device.
| Media Type || Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) || USB (MSC) |
| File System ||ISO 9660
Level 1/2 or Joliet ||FAT
| Playable File Types || Audio ||MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 64-256kbps; sampling rate of 32-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 32-384kbps; sampling rate of 16-96kHz
|MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 5-384kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 48-238kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
| Video ||DivX
(versions 3/4/5/6): optimum resolution of 96-720 (h) x 96-576 (v) |
| Max # of Files/Folders ||2,000 files/200
folders ||1,000 files/folders |
| Tags || ID3
tags (v1, v2), WMA tags, AAC tags |
Playback Modes: The Alpine INE-W960 offers various playback
modes for disc and USB playback.
- Pre-stop Function: When the
Pre-stop function is used, the position at which playback is stopped is stored
in the memory, and playback resumes from that position.
- Repeat: Select between three modes; File (repeats
playback of current track/file/chapter), Group (repeats only files in
current folder), All (repeats all tracks/files).
- Random (MIX): Select between two modes: All (all
tracks/files on disc are played in random order), Group (only files in current folder are
played back in random order).
- Slow Motion Playback: When a DVD is in the
pause mode, you may move forward through the program being played one
step (frame) at a time or in slow motion (1/16 or 1/2 speed), forward or
backward. No audio is played during slow motion playback.
Search Modes: The Alpine INE-W960 offers various search modes for
disc and USB playback.
- Text/File/Folder Quick Search: When you are playing
a disc with CD Text, ID3, AAC, or WMA tags, you can easily search for a
track, file, or folder by its title. Once you have activated the search
mode, you can use the touchscreen to quickly scan through the titles to
locate the desired track. For discs without CD Text, ID3, AAC, or WMA tags,
searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song.
- Direct Search: Use this function to move directly to the
beginning of the a chapter or track on a disc.
- Skip (Next/Previous): During playback you can skip to the
next or previous track, title, or chapter.
- Fast-Forward/Fast-Reverse: You can view a DVD in
various speeds in either direction by touching and holding the
fast-forward or fast-reverse button on the touch screen. You can select
from 2x, 4x, or 8x, speeds.
- Frame-by-Frame: You can advance the motion picture by one
frame at a time. No sound is output during forward frame-by-frame
playback. You cannot execute reverse frame-by-frame playback.
Audio & DSP Section
24-Bit DAC: The Alpine
utilizes a Burr-Brown 24-bit Digital to Analog Converter to ensure accurate audio reproduction.
CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for
the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing
and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All
manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on
- CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
Note: Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A,
sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of
power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine receiver. It
plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need
6ch/4V Preouts with Subwoofer Output Control: The INE-W960 has three sets of
pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's
front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), 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.
Tailor your vehicle's sound setting parameters through the INE-W960's built-in
i-Personalize feature. Choose your vehicle type, upholstery type, number of
speakers, and speaker locations; and the INE-W960 will calculate and apply the
optimal sound settings for your vehicle.
- Vehicle Type: Sedan,
Couple, Hatchback, Mini Van, Small SUV, Large SUV, 2DR Truck, 4DR Truck.
- Listening Position:
Driver seat or All seats
- Front Speaker Size:
Small (3-4"), Medium (5-6.5"), Large (6x9")
- Tweeter: Yes or No
- Rear Speaker Position:
Rear Deck or Rear Door panel
- Subwoofer: Yes or No
- Car Seat Material:
Leather, Fabric, Half Leather (seats are both made of leather and fabric).
online version of
i-Personalize is available for even more detailed time-correction and
sound tuning. Once your adjustments are made online, you can download the
parameters to a USB drive and transfer the settings to the INE-W960.
Built-in Equalizer: The Alpine navigation receiver is
equipped with a Preset EQ, a 9-Band Parametric EQ, and Alpine's very own Bass
- Equalizer Presets: 10 typical equalizer settings are
preset at the factory for a variety of music source material. Choose from
Flat, Pop, Rock, News, Jazz, Electronic, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country,
- 9-Band Parametric EQ: You can create three Custom EQ
presets by adjusting the head unit's 9-Band Parametric Equalizer to create a
response curve more appealing to your personal taste. Band 1 (20Hz-100Hz),
Band 2 (63Hz-325Hz), Band 3 (125Hz-500Hz), Band 4 (250Hz-1kHz), Band 5
(500Hz-2kHz), Band 6 (1kHz-4kHz), Band 7 (2kHz-7.2kHz), Band 8 (5.8
kHz-12kHz), Band 9 (9kHz-20kHz). Bandwidth Q (1, 2, or 3). Levels (-7 to +
- Bass Engine SQ: Alpine's Bass Engine SQ optimizes the
sound for all speakers in the vehicle according to the music genre and mood
for well-balanced and effective bass sound. Select from six Bass Engine SQ
Types - Standard (Natural low-pitched sound), Punch (boosted bass sound),
Rich (rich low-pitch sound), Mid Bass (emphasizes presence of upper bass),
Low Bass (emphasizes presences lower bass), and Off (bypasses Bass Engine
Audio Enhancements: The INE-W960 provides Time Correction,
Media Xpander Pro, and Source Volume Level to enhance your listening experience
in the vehicle.
- 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.
- Media Xpander Pro: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander Pro 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
Expander Pro makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music
source. The FM radio, CD, USB memory, iPhone/iPod, and Bluetooth Audio will be
able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road
- Source Volume Level: The output level (+/-14dB) of each
source can be individually adjusted. For example, if the Tuner level sounds lower
than CD, its output can be adjusted without affecting the other sources.
Alpine's TuneIt App: The Alpine TuneIt app (for
Apple iOS 7.1+ and
Android OS 4.0+) is an easy-to-use
sound-tuning app that also offers Facebook notifications. Simply download this
free app onto your compatible Apple iPhone or Android smartphone to create a user profile about your vehicle and sound system. Your iPhone must
be connected to the Alpine receiver via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector
sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your
Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired
with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 4G (LTE), 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Sound Tuning: The Alpine TuneIt app turns your iPhone
or Android smartphone into a sound tuning interface for the Alpine receiver.
Follow the simple graphical instructions on your phone to adjust sound
settings for your specific vehicle or choose from pre-made settings in the
database. Settings that can be adjusted include Parametric EQ, Bass Engine
SQ, Crossover, and Media Xpander. As you change settings on your smartphone,
you will hear the results, so you can customize the sound to exactly how you
want it. You can make and save up to 100 different sound settings in your
account, which is helpful if you want various settings to use for specific
types of music. After tuning your system, upload your settings to the Alpine
Cloud Server to share them with other Alpine fans. You can also check out
other user's settings and rate them. The more active you are, the higher
your profile status progresses within the app.
- Facebook Notifications: The Alpine TuneIt app also
keeps you in touch with your Facebook friends. When you receive a
notification, you will get a visual alert on the smartphone and the head
unit, plus a sound alert through your car speakers. The visual notification
includes the Facebook icon and the sender's name, with the profile picture
shown on the phone. You are then able to listen to the notification via TTS
(Text-to-Speech) through the head unit and your vehicle's speaker. You can
even "Like" the notification from the head unit's front-panel controls. In
order to receive Facebook notifications on the head unit, the Alpine TuneIt
app must be the active app on your smartphone.
Note: Access to the Alpine TuneIt app 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. You will also need to turn
on the GPS function of your phone.
Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with
varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The volume of this feature can
be set from 0-7.
Audio/Video Input: The INE-W960 is fitted with one
rear-panel AV minijack (3.5mm) input to connect an external AV source.
Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows
you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately).
The video output will display whatever video signal that is being displayed on
the head unit's touchscreen monitor.
Rear Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input
for connecting an optional rear view camera (such as the
500HCEC125, sold separately). The rear-view camera function helps you to see
behind your vehicle and provides on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing
up your vehicle. 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 1.0 seconds.