Alpine INE-S920HD

Navigation receiver

Item #: 500INES920

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Original Price: $699.99

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More lifelike navigation

Ever get nervous when you're trying to follow a 2D map in a strange city? You've got a turn coming up, but there's traffic all around you, you're too far away to read the sign, and it seems like everything's happening fast. What you need is a landmark, something to reassure you that you're on the right path. Alpine's INE-S920HD navigation receiver gives you just that: a realistic 3D map feature with depictions of buildings and terrain that'll give you a little peace of mind — and help you make the next turn in a crowded downtown area.

All the info you need on the road

Alpine gives you some other great navigation features, too. On the highway, the INE-S920HD lets you know what lane you should be in for the upcoming exit ramp or highway split. And you know those little signs that tell you if there are gas stations or restaurants at the next exit? You can have this Alpine flash those for you on a split-screen display — and you can bet their info is more up-to-date. Another cool split-screen feature lets you keep your navigation running on one side, while album art and song info from a music source show on another.

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Bluetooth® that remembers what you like

Alpine puts a clever "Favorites" button right on the face — just tap the "star" button to bring it up. It's your place to stash the features you like to access on a regular basis. For example, you could put in your two favorite radio stations, a search for the closest gas station, your subwoofer controls...anything you want instant access to. And here's the best thing: your particular favorites are tied to your Blutooth profile so, if your phone's with you, the INE-S920HD "remembers" them each time you start your car. And if your significant other borrows the car, it'll remember his or her favorites, too.

HD Radio™, Pandora® Internet radio and more

You'll get a full suite of entertainment options. A built-in HD Radio tuner gives you crystal-clear digital AM/FM radio sound quality, plus shows you station and song info from participating stations. Pandora lovers get touchscreen control, including thumbs up and down, skipping songs, and changing stations. iPhone® users get control using the USB connection, while Android™ and BlackBerry users get Pandora control over the Bluetooth connection. You can also stream music from your phone or another device over Bluetooth.

Siri® Eyes Free for non-distracting operation

Got an iPhone with Siri? This receiver supports Siri Eyes Free, which means you can ask Siri to make calls, select and play music, compose and hear text messages, read notifications, even use maps and get directions — all commanded by your voice through your Alpine receiver, without any visual distractions from your Apple® device. You may need to download a firmware update from Alpine's website to enable Siri Eyes Free through your receiver.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Alpine stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the INE-S920HD, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/navigation receiver with 6.1" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • internal amp (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio™ with iTunes® tagging
    • iPhone Pandora control through USB
    • Android and BlackBerry Pandora control through Bluetooth
    • iPhone basic app mode
    • supports Siri Eyes Free mode (firmware update may be required)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Audio/video features:
    • 9-band parametric equalizer
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • compatible with Alpine's PXA-H800 IMPRINT audio processor and RUX-C800 controller
    • compatible with SXV200 SiriusXM satellite radio tuners
    • inputs: rear USB input, rear A/V input, rear camera input
    • outputs: rear A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

    Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.

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    Written By J hintzs, Snohomish Washington on Friday, February 21, 2014

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    I love this new deck! Easy to use, does everything I want it to. Attached a backup camera to it and love that too.

    Pros: very user friendly, very customizable

    Cons: lots and lots of wires to install. Luckily my husband is an electrical engineer!

    Great unit

    Written By Happy, Huntingburg,IN on Sunday, January 26, 2014

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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit is awesome! If your looking for and all in one I recommend this unit. The iPhone sync is spot on, when you re-enter vehicle bluetooth connections right away without any interaction. The music apps I have on my iPhone are controllable from units touch screen like iheart radio. Video works well though this is mostly for passenger. Navigation is easy to use and alerts for next manuver are give in plenty of time, even does feet alerts. Also I believe this unit will keep you from getting a ticket, tells you the speed limit of your location. I was speeding every time so that is a plus, if it does it while not speeding then it my get anonying. I mounted gps antenna between or under and unit for a clean look and there is no delay or signal issues. The tone adjustments are endless so there is no way not to be able to suit your ears. I am very pleased with my purchase.

    Pros: Has pretty much every thing you can think of and good ui.

    Cons: Sunlight makes the screen a light are to see when it hit directly. Not sure if you can call this a con, but Safety features makes setting adjustments impossible while moving without a couple of switches.

    Wonderful head unit

    Written By Chris, Maricopa, AZ on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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    I am 100% happy with this head unit. The sound quality is amazing. The controls are simple. It looks extremely clean in the dash. The parametric EQ does an excellent job of making it sound exactly the way I want it. I love how the settings change based on who's cell phone it connects to. Anything that is important is customizable but there isn't all the silly animations found in many other head units. In a world where it seems head units are designed for playing around with, this one is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful.

    Pros: Great sound. Clean looks, easy and simple to use, yet powerful, very customizable

    Cons: None that I can come up with

    Does everything that it says

    Written By Eric, Boyce, va on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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    Love it! It does everything that it says it will and it does it well

    Pros: Everything. Easy to install

    Cons: None yet

    Great stereo with navigation and hands free

    Written By RIslander, Rhode Island on Thursday, December 26, 2013

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    I (with some professional help) installed this unit in a 2007 4Runner about a year ago. I took care of the wire harness but decided to have a local installer help me with the balance of the install including the speed cable (have been successful installing other Crutchfield stereos in the past but this one pushed my comfort level). The installer did a great job of installing the GPS antenna on the passenger-side dash (much better than running cable through car and to the back roof). To ease the installation and use, I purchased a digital override through Amazon. Works like a charm. I would buy this stereo again without hesitation.

    Pros: Screen is great (day or night), Bluetooth works well with iPhone 5, stereo sounds good and works well with ipod wired in glovebox, navigation is current along east coast (based on my experience) and works well.

    Cons: Firmware upgrades take a little time to hunt down on Alpine's website, download and install on unit. Some aspects of the functions are not intuitive and take some time to figure out, no quick way to stop a navigation route activity without changing screens. Calls placed using Siri are muted (not sure if Alpine or Apple issue....). Crutchfield instructions does not include details about car wiring including speed and brake cables.

    Great for everything except for audio navigation

    Written By Johnny, Arizona on Saturday, November 30, 2013

    I would give it a 5/5 if the driving directions would start quarter of a mile before you have to make a turn. What kind of bull is 300-600 feet before you reach your turn for the voice to come on. I always miss my street/turn and have to make a U-turn. Don't get me started when you are on the freeway. The graphics work but I need to watch the road and not the actual screen while driving.

    Pros: Really great sound and movies are amazing. I like being able to change the navigation icon from a car to a flying witch. Loaded with navigation/audio/phone options

    Cons: Does no good when actually navigating due to 300-600 feet audio warning.

    Alpine INE-S920HD Review

    Written By Chuck, Richmond, VA on Friday, November 22, 2013

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    The unit works perfectly. It has all the features one could possibly want.

    Pros: Great touch screen. GPS navigator is very quick and accurate.

    Cons: Complicated installation; unless you are an experience installer, have Crutchfield or an auto audio shop install it.

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By DANS, Milwaukee on Friday, October 18, 2013

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    Nice Unit, sound in my 4 runner is not as good as the factory stereo. I am sure it is because of the factory "surround" system with toyota crossovers, so the speakers aren't optimized for an aftermarker head unit. With aftermarket speakers it will obvisouly be much better. Like the interface, removable controls, and overall the GPS. Exception the Speed limit warning especially since the Speed limit isn't always recognized correctly. Pumping the parking brake 2x and then tap the reg brake is way excessive to get into set-up menu.

    Pros: .Good Ipod interface .USB flash drive interface, doesn't play FLAC files though. .I like a few extra HD radio stations .Overall the GPS is nice to have. .Nice backgound color option to match interior lights, except for the buttons (always white). .Coolness factor, it is pretty cool lookin.

    Cons: Doesn't display the actual radio station right away, just the name of the staion and song details. Annoying to not know what station you are on. Parking brake, Parking Brake, step on brake - horrible. GPS lady has a big mouth. I have to buy new speakers now but that can be expected

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By Dweezel, Columbus, OH. on Friday, October 04, 2013

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    This is a great unit, I had a few problems at first, but once I talked to tech support, everything works great. I also put in the SiriusXM V200 tuner, which it is already set up for. I had a problem with the steering wheel controls, but once I talked to tech support, that was soon fixed and that works great. Personally I think this is a great unit and would recommend this to everybody. Thanks Alpine

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to use, what more could I say?????

    Cons: I had to print out the manual, but once I did that, everything was easy. I did have to ask tech support what the micro sd slot was for on the front of the unit, since there is nothing in the manual about it. That is for map downloads.


    Written By Anonymous, Hingham, MA on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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    Excellent product! Looks great, sounds great, works great! Couldn't be more pleased.

    Pros: Everything. Quick upload of GPS, easy to navigate, has all the features you could possible want, very easily integrated with blue tooth for my iphone 5.

    Cons: None

    For me, 3 stars

    Written By swittich, Cincinnati Ohio on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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    The system has good features, however all the features are slow to respond. Two people can set their favorites in the radio and phone. The radio is good, with speaker options, and playing other ipods, mp3, or usb plug ins. The phone is not a voice command phone. It is a blue tooth. You need to play with your phone to dial by voice. Easy to answer and hang up. Does not show any email and text and can not read emails or text. There are 4 places to add a quick touch call. The sound is good, The camera for the rear is slow to come on and also the cones even slower. The only camera for the front cost 300 to 400 dollars and has multiple views. The navigation is to me, is as poor as the detachable GPS systems. It is difficult to set, does not recognize obvious addresses, including my home. You can not use voice commands or get any assistance as with dealer factory equipped GPS systems.

    Pros: My electronic installer like how easy it was to install.

    Cons: Not as good as factory equipment, no voice commands, slow touch response.

    Newly installed

    Written By Lars, Modesto, CA on Monday, September 23, 2013

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    My wife has been enjoying the unit, however I do believe Alpine needs to work on the firmware. Speed to channel and mode change need help. Sound quality is good, features are more than you will probably ever use. Radio and Satelitte functions work well. I little challenging to enter the settings mode.

    Pros: Clean looking, like have an actual volume knob. Removable front face piece is nice for leaving the car

    Cons: Firmware needs help

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By GaryA, Half moon Bay, Ca. on Monday, September 02, 2013

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    I installed this unit in a Lexus a few days ago and I love it. Incredible performance with so much control over each setting it can be a bit overwhelming. A few times through the menus and you will be OK. I highly recommend this Radio/Nav unit.

    Pros: Great Look, Boot-up in about 15 sec. Excellent sound quality

    Cons: Not enough information in the manual. The menus take a little getting use too.

    great but a little quirky

    Written By EdwardT, Washington DC on Thursday, August 29, 2013

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    Had this unit installed in my '09 Toyota Sienna LE. The install was fairly easy except that it needs to be hooked to both the E-brake and the brake. Having had the unit for about 1 week now, I can say it is a little quirky but I can get pass it. (1) to access the setup menu, I have to pumped the E-brake twice and step on the brake once to get access to the setup button; (2) FM radio buttons only show call station names instead of frequencies; (3) posted speed limit pops up and voice alerts when car exceeds the posted speed, it would also switch to nav screen when this happened. Kinda annoying after awhile; (3) rendition of roads is slow in night mode but fast in day mode; (4) and the worse is the volume rotary knob does not light at night (don't know if my unit is defective or what. Will call advisor to ask). Overall very good system for the price.

    Pros: sound is deep and layout of buttons are intuitive.

    Cons: described above

    Typical Alpine

    Written By Ryan, Florence Ky on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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    This navigation receiver goes right along with all of the other high quality products that Alpine makes. the navigation is extremely accurate 3d modeling helps with finding a street where multiple streets intersect. the receiver itself as typical high quality Alpine sound and it is adjustable in many different ways. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a navigation receiver.

    Pros: Easy to use, accurate maps and high-quality sound

    Cons: None

    Great receiver

    Written By Rick M, Beckley WV on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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    This receiver was a replacement for a kenwood dnx7160 and I am more than happy with this upgrade. This unit is extremely fast compared to the kenwood.

    Pros: Very fast to load menus. Easy to navigate features

    Cons: Navigation is a little confusing sometimes.


    Written By Tundra61, Bergen County NJ on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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    Easy install, great sound and good functions. I can't believe I didn't have blue tooth in my car sooner and the ability to play video from my iPad through the head unit and into the headrest monitors is amazing. No more skipping disks !

    Also, bought an open box item that did not function properly and Crutchfield gave me an immediate replacement and amazing tech support. Crutchfield offers amazing service.

    Everything and then more!

    Written By Bob S, Buford,Georgia on Friday, August 09, 2013

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    This radio has so many sound adjustments that you can make any source sound incredible! Great screen and a breeze to use,the Sirius/ XM is worth every penny,the Bluetooth is easy to use,one of the reasons I didn't want to upgrade is because of the factory Bluetooth ,well this is even nicer,the sound is off the charts too,glad I finally pulled the trigger!

    Pros: Every single part of it

    Cons: It wasn't free

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By Gerry, Anacortes WA on Friday, August 09, 2013

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    Great sound but hard to make fit with out smashing wires. The unit it self is not very user friendly and the fact that parking brake is needed to excess the EQ is not cool. I don't like the directions on CD as little hard to take computer to vehicle

    Pros: Good sound and screen GPS is great

    Cons: Bad install instructions and poor wiring diagram Had to call numerous times to do final hook up Still have a rumbling noise upon start up but it goes away in about five minutes Not a real happy camper.

    Alpine in my Avalanche

    Written By Blaze, Morgantown, PA on Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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    The Alpine system works well. I struggled a bit getting the massive amount of wires and adapters back in the dash behind the radio but eventually got it worked out. The steering wheel control module gave me some trouble but eventually worked. SiriusXM radio adapter worked flawlessly. My OnStar continues to work. So I am happy.

    Pros: GPS screen is bright and easy to read. Split screen feature works well. Really like the bluetooth and Pandora through the Bluetooth, they are excellent features.

    Cons: I really do not like the brake and parking brake sequence that you have to go through in order to get to the setup screen. I can see that you don't want to watch a video, but i just wanted to adjust the balance and fader controls.

    Needs better media support, otherwise okay

    Written By Ken, Hagerstown, MD on Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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    After getting this unit, I was surprised at how small the screen was. I had ample space around the unit that now looks kinda empty. I probably should've looked for a 7" unit.

    As other reviewers mentioned, there is very little that is bad in terms of hardware, but the firmware certainly needs an overhaul. I wanted to take my USB powered Passport harddrive, fill it up with music and videos and place it in the glove box, but no dice. The harddrive is not recognized. Could be because of only 1 Amp coming out of the unit, but the drive turned on, nonetheless. My phone wasn't recognized either as a hard drive unit. Even so, it seems like the only videos I can play must be burned onto a DVD as an actual DVD disc.

    Pros: --Good Bluetooth support - used 1 phone as hands-free, and 1 phone as streaming media, simultaneously. --Pandora on an Android phone works well with this (not so well with Windows 8X yet, but that's Pandora's problem). --SiriusXM works well.

    Cons: --Naviextras does not yet support this product and I had to open a support ticket with them (Aug 1, 2013). --USB only 1 AMP output --USB doesn't recognize many devices (phone as harddrive, or WD Passport Harddrive) --Does not recognize MPEG2, WMV, MP4, or other video files --Map doesn't show current speed.

    Alpine scores an A

    Written By Alpine scores an A, Fort Pierce FL on Sunday, July 28, 2013

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    This easy to install unit worked flawlessly and logically. The features are easy and intuative. I'm thankful the unit has a volume control dial and recommend only choosing one that does. I was impressed with the sound quality this unit delivers. I installed this unit with my old speakers and instantly noticed a difference in cound quality and stereo separation. Later, with the Alpine speakers, I was driving on the clouds of great sound.

    Pros: Simple, logical design

    Cons: having to "agree" with navation each time you start your car

    Firmware not ready for prime time.

    Written By Bill in SD, San Diego on Sunday, July 14, 2013

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    I bought this unit as a Christmas present because my wife wanted a GPS in her car, a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The unit has been installed for a little over 6 months now, and I wish I'd bought something else. The short version of my review is that unless you are concerned about what happens to the C- Computer Science students that Alpine hires to write their firmware and want to support them with your car audio dollars, look at something else.

    Pros: Very nice display Can play music from just about any source in the known universe Sounds good. GPS maps seem up to date. Volume control knob, as opposed to up/down soft keys.

    Cons: The firmware! It's a mess. Nowhere near the quality you should expect in a radio at this price. Sadly there isn't anything wrong with this unit that a good firmware update couldn't fix, but so far Alpine can't be bothered. Some examples: Annoying auto zoom on the GPS display. Entering locations in the GPS very cumbersome. Audio driving directions come too late to be helpful and street names are often garbled. Mute is not really mute. The radio won't stay turned off. Touch screen poorly calibrated

    Great Buy.

    Written By ConsMaPa3, Orlando, FL on Thursday, July 04, 2013

    Ive had this head-unit for over 6 months now and i cant complain about too much...the looks, feel, and performance are to my liking. would surely recommend it to others. if the proper installation is done and all options are utilized (camera, sat radio, nav, ipod, pandora, bluetooth, etc) this is a pretty well balanced system and works great.

    Pros: great quality, very detailed sound setting options, responsive touch screen, clear images, good sound quality, very versatile.

    Cons: Not most user friendly interface, updates for NAV only works with PC and not Mac, if you're not a pro tuning the sound is nearly impossible even thought flat sounds good, DVD playback is nearly impossible to navigate through screen menus on disc

    Awesome Alpine!

    Written By B, San Jose, CA on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is an awesome unit. I replaced the factory unit in my Dodge Grand Caravan with this unit and whoa what a difference even with factory speakers! The Blue Tooth phone sync for my iphone 5 is great! The only complaint is if a contact in my address book has multiple phone numbers, there is no way to tell them apart (office vs cell vs home etc). The call quality is awesome and the navigation is surprisingly good for example: when two lanes of a freeway are exiting the nav will tell you that two lanes are exiting not just one. DVD movie playback is great and sound quality is very good. I am thinking of putting a sub-woofer in the van next. The kids are hooked on the DVD movies! Overall this unit transformed an older mini-van into a modern playroom. I appreciate very much how the nav and radio will automatically pause when a phone call comes in and just one touch of the screen and I can answer the call. It is much safer than a phone to my ears and much clearer than my iphone on speaker. I updated the firmare via USB and no problem! Worked like a champ.

    Pros: Transformed my minivan into a high-tech spaceship ;-)

    Cons: contact phone numbers all look the same when sync'd to iphone so I can't tell home from office from cell phone etc

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By Anne, Lincoln, CA on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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    Installed in 2012 Nissan Altima replaced factory stereo increase in sound and quality of factory speakers hands-free bluetooth capability clear and crisp nav works great excellent all round unit.

    Pros: Expandability,DVD/navigation,Iphone4s/Ipod

    Cons: Non

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By John R., Ellington, Ct on Monday, May 06, 2013

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    The unit functioned well But would not recomend this for a Chyrsler 300 with premimum sound. lost use of rear speakers. I have to contact Crutchfield to see if there is a different wireing install.

    Pros: .easy install

    Cons: Lost rear speakers

    So far so good

    Written By Chrisseault13, Lake Charles, LA on Thursday, April 25, 2013

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    So far it does everything I wanted and with relative ease. I am discovering more touch screen features as I go along, but screen is clear and bright (even in direct sunlight). sound quality is as good as you'd expect and interface with ipod is superb. the settings menus are a bit confusing as there is not a single one for the whole unit but those are details. thankfully crutch field is only a phone call away

    Pros: gps, ipod, and everything else in one sleek simple unit.

    Cons: settings are difficult to understand, the owners manual is only available as pdf and not easy to search.

    Impressive sound upgrade in '12 Wrangler JKU

    Written By Ron, Danbury, CY on Saturday, March 23, 2013

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    I did my first ever car stereo install and Crutchfield was huge in answering simple questions but never made me feel dumb. I was replacing the stock 130 wrangler stereo and the sound improvement was evident. I then paired the 920 with the alpine KTP 445 power pack and it takes the stress off the unit and makes this thing loud without distortion. I now have top down sound! The features are nice and I plan on installing a back up camera later.

    Pros: Sound quality and volume. Ability to upgrade and add on.

    Cons: Only real complaint is in the literature it states Sirius allows artist alerts but so far only allows game alerts and no artist alerts. Only other con is no voice dialing. I will miss that from my Uconnect I had in the Jeep.

    Too many Negatives

    Written By JRE1043, Kansas City, mo on Monday, March 11, 2013

    I just recently had this unit installed a month ago. The sound quality is decent and gives you plenty of options to really fine tune the sound as you wish, but that is where the pros end. I know many people give this unit a favorable rating I guess maybe I am just picky. The first unit I purchased did not work out of the box so had to return that one, alpine was useless as far as help goes as well. The second unit installed ok and like I said the sound is good, not great but definately good. Now for the bad, the unit is way too slow, it's response time on basic command is 5-15 seconds which in my opinion is entirely too slow. The layout is so convoluted it takes forever to switch between basic function. The navigation is HORRIBLE!!!!! And I mean HORRIBLE! It is completely useless. My little $150 nav unit far exceeds this in every way. I actually made a video review showing the ridiculousness of the navigation. I have to allow at least 15 minutes extra just to input the desired locations because the search feature is so awful. Then it's doubtful the unit can even find the place I wish to go. I videoed myself in front of multiple major establishments that had been around for years and the unit didn't even show them. It became almost comical. Then if it did find it it was always just off by a couple thousand feet, so I could never actually arrive at my destination. I could go on and on but this is really sub par for the money.

    Pros: Good sound quality Good sound control

    Cons: Convuluted input system Difficult to switch between sources HORRIFIC and useless navigation ( cannot stress how bad this is)

    Alpine S920HD Absolutely Awesime !

    Written By MMorgan, Surprise, AZ on Thursday, March 07, 2013

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    Great Product! Well worth the price due to the clarity and picture. I'd recommend it to everyone for purchase. And also the quickness and response of Crutchfield getting it to me. What an easy unit to install.

    Pros: Screen clarity and brightness is superior

    Cons: Tells me if I'm over the speed limit. I know I can disable it but better than a radar detector or ticket.....I'll keep it the way it is.

    Very Happy

    Written By Andrew, Diamond Bar, CA on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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    I Installed this unit in a 2004 Toyota Sienna which had the upgraded JBL Audio factory installed. The installation of the Alpine unit was not easy, although that would have been true of any nav unit, with backup camera, xm, hands free and hd radio. Once installed, I was really impressed with the intuitive interface of the unit. The look and feel is comparable to 2013 factory nav units. We recently bought a 2013 Ford Edge with the Sony, and Ford Sync and that may be a little more seamless, but not by much. The Alpine unit brings a dated car up to 2013 standards. The navigation is fantastic, displaying intuitive, easy to understand directions as well as crisp graphics. The audio set up, is fantastic allowing the user to either follow basic yes/no questions about the install vehicle (sedan, vs suv, vs minvan) as well as the qualities of the interior that would affect the sound such as leather interior vs cloth, or a vehicle profile can be downloaded specifically for your vehicle which will impose the proper sound delays from all speakers to engineer the sound correctly. Without replacing speakers, this Alpine unit improved sound quality so much I couldn't believe it. Had I known, I would have replace the factory unit long ago and given the choice between this Alpine and the Kenwood (similarly priced) I put in my Honda a couple of years ago, the Alpine is the clear favorite. Parrott bluetooth is really an industry standard compared to others.

    Pros: Really good looking once installed. Graphic interface, very, very well designed. Audio set up can be simple, or so advanced as to satisfy a sound engineer... your choice. Crutchfield technical support FANTASTIC. I called numerous times and their support saved me time, helped prevent errors as well as getting me "over the hump" when installation got too complex for my own comfort.

    Cons: Installation involved when including all of the features, but I suspect that would be true of any unit with all of the features. Safety stops are annoying and perhaps excessive. I understand some of the stops for navigation on the fly, but the inability to adjust basic audio functions (balance, fader, bass, treble) while driving seems like an excessive safety precaution.

    2004 Sienna Instalation

    Written By Erik, Maryland on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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    Installation took almost 3 hours, most of it trying to figure out what wires to connect. I did not have any rear camera installed so it only took about 6 wires to connect. I also bought the adapters for the JBL amp and steering wheel control. I also bought an adapter for the steering wheel control so I would not need to splice any wires. Microphones are included and that also worked well with bluetooth phones. The only time I called Crutchfield was what wires to connect to the brake pedal and emergency brake.

    I was amazed that the sound of the original speakers could be enhanced more by this unit. The highs are so crisp and the lows are bassy, and I did not adjust the equalizer yet. The sound on my original droid incredible phone sounds better on my car speakers than on my phone speakers.

    Pros: Clear Navigation display, excellent stereo sound, Pandora controls on my android incredible phone and voice qualuty is good on bluetooth phone.

    Cons: I did not realize that this did not have traffic on the navigation. I guess I could always listen to the radio for traffic reports. There is an abundance of new wires to try to fit in the back of the new unit. Have to be careful that the connectors do not come off.


    Written By Angie, El Paso, tx on Friday, February 15, 2013

    Awesome product. Replaced a kenwood dnx5160. A huge upgrade!

    The best alpine I have ever owned!

    Written By Tony, Schaumburg, IL on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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    I have alawys bought alpine single din units in my camaro's and i finally went with a double din in my 2012 Chevy Cruze(daily driver). Everything works fast enough. On one note Crutchfield support has been fantastic! I also went with polk dxi's components and dxi rears which i wasn't happy with at all for the first month bad speaker just intalled the replacement today and sounds so much better. Also i'm running the alpine power pack and a sound ordiance 8 inch powered sub which is plenty for my cruze.

    Pros: Alawys had Garmin Nav but Nav on this alpine is excellent. Takes a little to get use to but after is a breeze.

    Cons: Recently bought an iPhone 5 and not compatiblty to read music through pandora but still plays. Just have to do the update at alpine firmware.

    Solid unit, could be better

    Written By GunSlngr201, Vass, NC on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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    Good unit with all the bells and whistles you'd want, but way over the top on the safety blocks. Don't bother trying to use the phone address book or adjust settings on the fly. Stop, park, engage parking brake, depress brake, release parking brake, reengage parking brake, release brake... come on man, I just want to be able to turn the bass up a little, seriously? Navigation is solid so far (haven't tried updating) and install was straight forward (Sat radio, back up camera, steering controls, iPod controller, etc). Saved $740 on install and Crutchfield answered all my calls and questions.

    Pros: Price, install

    Cons: Interface

    Nice unit, slow processor

    Written By BobbyGinPS, Durango, CO on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Very nice solid unit, good instructions, did a home install in my FJ Cruiser, took a bit of doing but the internet has everything you need. Install is not for a novice. Does everything it promises however at a more sluggish pace than anticipated. Don't expect crisp screen changes, it is a slow unit. I have the basic crappy FJ Cruiser speakers so didn't get a sound quality increase. Biggest item on my wishlist for this entertainment center: voice recognition. You still get distracted pushing buttons going down the road.

    Alpine INE-S920HD review

    Written By Mike, Orange County, CA on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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    I installed this myself in a 2009 Mazda 6. I don't do this for a living, and this was my first install, and took a better part of the weekend. Additional items I installed were a microphone, SiriusXM adapter, a GPS antenna, a backup camera, a steering wheel remote adapter, and a brake bypass module. Everything works. This unit surpassed my expectations. The hands-free bluetooth capability is superb. I guess the Parrott technology does make a difference. People can finaly hear me quite clearly, and without much of the background noise. I've originally installed a JVC head unit, and after a week I changed out for this one. It made a big difference, and I'm very happy with my decision to upgrade to this Alpine Head Unit. It has plenty of power, even without an amp. I have an iPhone 4s, and all of the features work great, including video. Pandora, and TuneIn Radio apps work as well, and provide a wealth of listening choices, in addition to SiriusXM and iPod. Actually the TuneIn Radio sound quality is superior to even HD Radio, and on par with iPod, so this was a pleasant discovery. The navigation is fine. I know there are many Tom Tom fans out there, but I have to tell you that the nav in this unit works just fine, and has all the features needed to find what you are looking for, and to get you there. I like the screen, it is definitely high quality. The touch interface is fast with almost no lag. Overall I'm very pleased with this, and do recommend it.

    Pros: By far, excellent quality hands-free bluetooth capability for mobile phone. Parrot seems to be the way to go. Very nice screen, responsive touch interaction with the screen, plenty of power even without an amp, good quality sound, good navigation features and response, Favorites screen makes it quick and simple to get to most friequently used items. Fast start-up ... about 12 sec for my install.

    Cons: All of my cons are somewhat minor. Some of the on-screen controls are missing for Pandora, and TuneIn Radio apps, so much still has to be controlled from my iPhone, which is not ideal while driving. No quick way to get to the Sound adjustments ... you have to go through several screens and options to get there. Adjusting the sound settings is difficult while driving; there are a lot of options, and it takes time. No choice of map colors; pretty much the default day and night.

    Ok to strart, but needs some better software.

    Written By JohnC, Hartford, CT on Thursday, October 18, 2012

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    The unit was installed by a shop, but because it was going into a 2005 vehicle, it needed some custom adapters. Once the unit was setup it functions well, but configuring the unit was difficult. Unorthodox methods of getting into the setup screens (while in park, pulling the emergency brake up and down twice) made a very poor initial impression. Where to go for certain setup items Will require looking at the manual as it is not intuitive (the clock setting is in the navigation setup instead of under general.) The unit sounds good, has nice screen resolution and has a nice software upgrade process (it needs some better setup layout.) A good example is while in a navigation route, there is no simple way to cancel it. You must go to another obscure menu, select something else and then you will be able to cancel the route. Hopefully a good software update will resolve these issues and add some better maps as they look a little out of date.

    Pros: - Good Sound - Good Screen - Software upgradable

    Cons: -Default Phone screen layout is bad and there is no way to adjust it. -The Navigation triangle is too big and the actual location dot of the vehicle is attached to the back of the triangle so when looking on the map the big triangle makes you think you have already passed the road - Very difficult to change AM/FM bands. The band button is on the bottom/middle screen so it is difficult to see when the radio is mounted low. It show be larger button on either the left or right bottom

    Exceeded my expectations

    Written By Anonymous, San Clemente, CA on Sunday, September 30, 2012

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    I installed this myself along with an alarm system so I already had my dashboard off which allowed easy access to the brake, parking brake, and speedometer signals. You really do need these signals if you plan to install this yourself. The brake and parking brake signals are used to tell the unit when you are actually stopped, at which point you are "allowed" to access certain settings. If the unit thinks you are driving, you can't access certain things. The speedometer was easy to configure once I found the wire in my dash and provides very accurate up-to-the-second speed information to the unit. I also installed a back-up camera and speakers and everything else installed very easily with this unit.

    So far, this has exceeded my expectations. I didn't know the Alpine name, so I was worried about their GPS nav software since it wasn't a Garmin, but the software is beautiful. Just drove cross-country with nothing but this nav unit and had no issues at all. Provides a lot of good features. I highly recommend looking through the Nav manual section of the owner's manual which is posted on Crutchfield's site so you can see what the nav unit can do.

    This was the only double-high Stereo+Nav that met my specifications and had a removable face plate. I love the iPod DAC bypass so that it plays the music with it's own Alpine built-in DAC processors which provide superior sound quality. It supports pretty much any interface you can imagine and has surpassed my expectations.

    Pros: Great sound quality, amazing nav software, good installation instructions, very good iPhone integration and smooth, error free performance so far.

    Cons: The antenna cable for the included GPS antenna was a little short. If you expect to route the antenna cable down from the stereo into the side trim and back to the back of the car to go up onto the roof, you'll be disappointed. Expect to place the GPS antenna towards the front of the car and hopefully you or your installers can find a good way to get the cable out there.


    Written By JN, TX on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    I recently installed this in my F-150 with all the perks, i.e. SiriusXM, Backup Camera, Steering wheel interface, etc. My only complaint was the safety features that keep you from getting to the settings without the parking brake engaged. There are some models out there that have a 0.9" larger screen, but in reality the touch screen buttons on the larger screens take up the same amount of space as the physical ones on the S920 so you don't really gain any useable screen except in DVD mode. For the front seat there's really no need for a bigger DVD screen in my opinion. For me the size is perfect and it looks beautiful in my dash without standing out like it doesn't belong. I absolutely love the knob and buttons on the side. They are more convenient to use than the touch screen buttons. I've always been a Pioneer guy, but this Alpine sounds absolutely fantastic with my factor sub and speakers. I was originally going to upgrade them, but I don't see a need after installing this. Looks and sounds great. I would highly recommend this product.

    Pros: Physical knob and buttons. Clear, powerful sound. Tons of features like blue tooth and Pandora

    Cons: PITA to install. I would recommend a professional unless you have all day and more patience than me. Having to buy all the components separate,except HDRadio, can really add up.

    Alpine finally made it right

    Written By ChrisT, Boise, ID on Saturday, August 25, 2012

    I am old school and I like natvigation sysem with a voulme nob on it. For me, price and the size of the screen is not a factor. Alpine used to push bigger screen in a double din but not providing a volume nob. In my honest opinion, there is no big difference in screen size between 6.1" to 7" when your are driving at night in a full size SUV. This Alpine is a smaller screen size 6.1" but it has a nob so I got it. Very responsive and the screen is very clear. Pandora works well and the star button really helpful. My wife used to not using bluetooth connect because I am the primary driver. With a touch of a button we can pin either one of our phone for handsfree call and music streaming. Alpine finally did it! I changed my 6 months old Sony with TomTom with this and I do not miss the Sony a bit.

    Pros: Fast response time especially backup camera shows right up when you need it. Able to use my 08 Sequoia steering wheel control

    Cons: I wish the volume nob has a up down left right feature


    Written By Tim, Louisiana on Saturday, July 14, 2012

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    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Just got it and installed it. Havent played with it much cause I had to leave town for a bit, but its a definate upgrade from the last Alpine I had ( IVA-W203). Course nothing is ever perfect and having said that a remote would have been great but no big deal. I was able to use some of my old wiring already inplace (plus), and the dash kit was all the same ( another plus). Much easier to navigate thru the menus and navigate thru ipod songs. Mapping is much better as well

    Very NICE unit!

    Written By bill, NY on Thursday, July 12, 2012

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    This is a very nice unit. I just returned the Clarion NX602 to get this unit. The Alpine is several steps above the Clarion, and yes, it does cost more but is worth it! First off the sound is very nice and is custom configured in the setup menu. Crisp and clear with a clean output! The Sirius side of things work great with the unit too! Very easy menus to navigate around and you have the (3) physical quick buttons to get you to music, Nav or phone. You also have a very cool favorites button that can be custom configured so a single press will bring you to a specific radio station or specific destination using the Navigation unit or to call a specific person or whatever else you can think of! DO NOT buy the unit anywhere else but Crutchfield,,,, :) seriously though, I spoke with tech support on this unit and the Clarion unit I had and they were TOP notch experts!! They answered the phone right away and helped me out !!! They know their products and stand by them 100%!

    Pros: Great sound and custom configurable! Easy menus to work through!! And, one of my favorites,, a BRIGHT screen that shows up very easily in direct sunlight! Excellent Sirius/XM interface! MP3's work great through the USB port. Nice cataloging of all my MP3's!! (unlike the Clarion which sucked at it) Bluetooth has been flawless and you can connect up several bluetooth devices at once. I have my phone in one channel and my MP3 player on another bluetooth channel!!!! LOVE THIS UNIT!!

    Cons: Navigation system uses Navteq which kinda sucks. I wish it was Garmin. Anyway, I have used it twice and it works nicely, its just when it was doing the re-calcs it didn't want to grab the quickest route which I already knew was correct. In fact It wanted me to drive 50 miles out of my way instead of doing a CORRECT re-calc and realizing the road I was on was better and way shorter in miles to my destination. It may need a map update...? I also was driving in a desolate area...

    Limited Map Updates = Another H/U Failure

    Written By SJA, Fredericksburg, VA on Tuesday, July 03, 2012

    Phone navigation apps and dedicated PNDs all provide free map updates. No excuse for head unit manufacturers to provide the same benefit. Integrated audio is awesome, but when maps are already years outdated when you buy a head unit they're just not worth the high price premium. Same iPhone controls as every other double-DIN. I use a SiriusXM app- why can't I control the app and see now playing song info just like via Pandora? If these weren't so expensive it would be less painful to replace them after only a few years.

    Pros: 4Vx6 line output, slot loading DVD,

    Cons: Old maps never up to date, same features as most other H/U's

    This unit is great !!!

    Written By charles, connecticut on Monday, July 02, 2012

    WOW...i just got my 920hd installed and this unit is awesome...i relaced the factory unit from my 2012 sti...and have been totally impressed ... the navigation is very good with many options..the bluetooth pandora and crisp , the ipod connection is thunderous....i watched serval dvd's already ...i have to get use to all the safety features of the radio not being able to manage set up options while driving....but this unit is first rate ...speaking of settings there are so many sound settings you feel like your in a recording studio...i use to think my sti's factory speakers were soft ...but this unit revives just gotta try this unit...all the hype was acurate...... great unit!!!!!

    Pros: gps detail with split screen good power lots of connectability

    Cons: not really a con but ...saftey features for set up and dvd are small pains

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    What's in the box?

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    • Double-DIN multimedia navigation receiver with 6.1" widescreen LCD monitor
    • Detachable control-panel (installed)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness (has in-line 15A fuse and fuse holder)
    • Pre-amp/AV harness
    • Camera/SWC harness
    • Bluetooth microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor clip
    • 5' USB extension cable (female USB type-A port on one end and male USB type-A plug on the other)
    • GPS Antenna (with attached 16.5' cable)
    • Waterproof antenna pad
    • 5 Self-adhesive cable clips
    • Self-adhesive antenna mounting plate
    • 2 Removal keys
    • 8 Pan-head machine screws (M5x8mm)
    • 6 Countersunk machine screws (M5x8mm)
    • Fixing screw
    • Cloth pouch
    • Two-sided tape
    • Owner's manual CD-ROM (En/ Fr/ Sp)
    • 2 Quick Reference Guides (En/ Fr/ Sp)
    • Online Product Registration note
    • NAVTEQ Maps Registration Card
    • CD-ROM requirements/ instructions

    Features and Specs

    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 18 watts
    Peak Output 50 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
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 9
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input Rear
    USB Input Rear
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Yes