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Wireless Apple CarPlay: The Alpine iLX-107 is first aftermarket
wireless Apple CarPlay in-dash receiver for the vehicle. The award-winning iLX-107
allows you to seamlessly access your iPhone 5 or newer device on the receiver's
touchscreen without having to stop and connect a cable every time you get in the
vehicle. The iLX-107 can wirelessly pair with up to ten iPhone 5 or newer devices
(running the latest iOS version) via built-in 5GHz WiFi and 2.4GHz Bluetooth.
However, only one can be connected and used at a time. Once you have initially
paired your iPhone 5 or newer devices, the the iLX-107 will automatically connect
to the device each time the vehicle is started and without having to stop to take
your phone out of your purse or pocket.
- Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 or newer running
the latest iOS version.
- Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to
initially wirelessly pair your iPhone device and the iLX-107.
- In addition to wireless connectivity, you can connect your
iPhone 5 or newer running the latest iOS version to the iLX-107
iPhone Compatibility: The Alpine iLX-107 and Apple CarPlay
is compatible with the iPhone 5 and newer running the latest iOS version. Your
compatible iPhone can be connected to the iLX-107 wirelessly via built-in 5GHz
WiFi and 2.4GHz Bluetooth, or via USB through the receiver's rear-panel USB port,
the included USB extension cable, and your iPhone's Lightning-to-USB cable.
- Wireless Connection: A wireless connection
between your compatible iPhone device and the Alpine iLX-107 is
made via 5GHz WiFi and 2.4GHz Bluetooth. Make sure your iPhone's
Bluetooth & WiFi settings are turned On; plus make sure the
receiver's WLAN menu setting is turned On. Your vehicle's parking
brake will need to be engaged to initially pair the iLX-107 with
your compatible iPhone device. You will not be able to pair your
iPhone when the vehicle is motion or without the parking brake
- Wired Connection: A wired connection can
be made via USB, using the receiver's rear-panel USB port, the
included USB extension cable, and the Lightning cable that came
with your compatible iPhone device. If you choose to use
a wired connection, only use the included USB extension cable
for Apple CarPlay. Do not use a 3rd party USB extension cable
(proper Apple CarPlay functionality cannot be guaranteed through
a 3rd party USB extension cable). Also, make sure to use the
Lightning cable that came with your iPhone or an "Apple
Certified" Lightning cable (sold separately - see
Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use
your iPhone or newer device in the car, while you stay focused on the road. Apple
CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and integrates
them into the Alpine iLX-107. Apple CarPlay offers an incredibly intuitive way to
make calls, view maps, listen to music, and access messages from your compatible
iPhone through the Alpine iLX-107 in-dash receiver. With Apple CarPlay, you can
control these functions from the iLX-107 receiver's 7" capacitive touchscreen
or activate Siri for minimized distraction.
Note: In order to use CarPlay your compatible iPhone device
will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via
3G, EDGE, or LTE (4G).
Navigation Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via the Google Maps or Waze application instead of Apple Maps. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have their own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
Note: The iLX-107 features a built-in GPS
receiver, comes with an external GPS antenna, and is outfitted
with a vehicle speed sensor (VSS) wire to optimize CarPlay's
Apple Maps. The GPS antenna should be mounted on top of the
dashboard near the front windshield, while the VSS wire connects
to your vehicle's speed pulse wire to accurately gauge the
direction, location, and speed of your vehicle.
Phone: With Apple CarPlay, you can use the iLX-107's
interactive touchscreen or ask Siri to make calls, return calls, and check
voicemail. To dial a phone number, simply tap the "Phone" icon and
Siri will ask you who you want to call. Using the touchscreen you can manually
enter a phone number from the on-screen keypad, scroll through contacts, or
select from recent and miss calls. In addition, you get access to your voicemails
via touchscreen and Siri. When a call comes in, simply tap the "Phone"
icon to answer. You'll carry on your side of the conversation through the included
external microphone, while the other party is heard through your vehicle's speakers.
Note: You can increase or decrease the
volume level of the microphone. You can also select which car
speaker outputs the caller audio; you can select All,
Front-Left, Front-Right, or Front-Left/Right.
Text Messages: Apple CarPlay also lets you enjoy a better
and safer way of text messaging with friends and family when you're on the road,
through the Alpine receiver and Siri. Through your voice commands, Siri can send,
read, and reply to your text messages so that you never have to glance at your
phone while behind the wheel. When a new message comes in a banner will come
across the screen and Siri will read back the message for you.
Note: Text messages cannot be read or
typed from the head unit's touchscreen to prevent
Music Library: CarPlay lets you access your music in your
iPhone's music library, plus iTunes radio from the Alpine iLX-107. You can
browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Song, etc.. just like you would on your
iPhone from the iLX-107's touchscreen. You can also use Siri to find and play
back your music. The iLX-107's touchscreen will display song/artist information,
as well as album art in the background.
Now Playing: Tap the Now Playing icon on the Alpine
receiver's capacitive touchscreen and see song, artist, album information with
Album Art displaying in the background. From the Now Playing screen you also get
basic playback function, like Play/Pause, Previous Next/Track, Fast
Forward/Rewind, and Repeat/Shuffle.
Audio Apps & Podcasts: CarPlay also supports additional
audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying podcasts, music,
and radio. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen or Siri just like you
would from your iPhone. Your iPhone's touchscreen remains unlocked during
CarPlay connection, so you are able to access additional music apps and listen
to them through the Alpine receiver; however these apps offer no control or
display information from the head unit's touchscreen. Current supported apps
include (fees may apply):
- Music & Radio: Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora,
Slacker Radio, &
- News, Sports & Podcasts: Stitcher,
MLB.com At Bat, NBA,
CBS Radio News,
NPR One, &
- Audio Books:
Note: Apple continues to add more apps
Other Functions: Within the CarPlay's touchscreen menu is a
circular icon which acts like the back button on your iPhone. In addition there
is an "Main Menu" icon which exits CarPlay and takes you back to the
Alpine receiver's Home Menu.
7" Capacitive Touchscreen: Through its 7" capacitive
touchscreen the Alpine iLX-107 is designed for use in the car with your
5 or later device (running latest iOS version) and Apple CarPlay. The 7" capacitive
touchscreen boasts a 800 x 480 resolution (1.15 million pixels) with a 16:9
widescreen aspect ratio. The capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure,
responds faster, and can recognize multiple touch points simultaneously; all
advantages when compared to traditional resistive touchscreen displays.
- Picture Settings: You can adjust the touchscreen
monitor's color, contrast, sharpness, and brightness; plus save two
- Backlight Control: You adjust the brightness of the LCD
backlight from -15 to +15. You can then select one of the following modes
for the LCD's fluorescent backlight - Auto (adjusts the brightness of the
background illumination based on the ambient light in your vehicle), On
(keeps the background illumination of the monitor dark), or Off (keeps the
background illumination of the monitor bright).
- Custom Background Image: You can set the image file
for the opening screen by copying your desired BMP image file (800x480)
from a USB memory device.
- Clock Display: The iLX-107 lets you select between a 12
hour or 24 hour clock.
Note: For safety and legal reasons, the
iLX-107 features a video lock-out feature to prevent the driver
from viewing a video source while the vehicle is in motion. To
watch a video source, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking
brake engaged and the ignition in the ACC or ON position. This also
includes advanced setup menus. CarPlay does not require Parking Brake.
Hard-Key Controls: Conveniently located volume, track, home,
and Siri hard keys are accessible along the bottom edge of the 7" touchscreen
monitor for quick access and simple control. You can adjust the brightness of the
button illumination at night with the monitor's Auto dimmer function or manual
from -2 to +2.
Siri "Eyes Free" Voice Control: The Alpine iLX-107
provides Siri "Eyes Free" Voice Control via Apple CarPlay and the included
mic for a safer driving experience. By pressing the dedicated "Siri" button
on the front-panel and using the included external microphone, you can tell Siri what
you would like to listen to, where you want to go, and who you want to call or text.
The external microphone features a 12.5' cable which plugs into the back of the
receiver and comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to the sun-visor
or taped to the dash.
Note: Siri "Eyes Free" Voice
Control only works with functions of your connected iPhone
5 or newer device. The iLX-107 does not offer voice control
over head unit functions like audio and menu settings or
input selection through Siri.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an 3.5mm 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 optional
wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
Accessory Control Ready: You can also use the iLX-107 to control
external accessories like a light bar, motorized tonneau cover, or winch when
used with the optional KAC-001 External Accessory Controller
separately). The KAC-001 works with up to eight relay-connected accessories
which can be controlled from the iLX-107's touchscreen. A graphical icon and
name can be assigned to each accessory for quick identification on the
Audio & Tuner Section
CTA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for
the built-in amplifier comply with the CTA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing
and measurement standards from the CTA (Consumer Technology Association). All
manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CTA-2006 logo on
- CTA-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
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 additional wires.
6ch/2V Preouts with Subwoofer Output Control: The iLX-107
has three sets of 2-Volt RCA 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°).
Equalizer: The Alpine iLX-107 digital media receiver is
equipped with Tone controls, a Preset EQ, and Alpine's very owner Bass Engine
- Tone Control: You can independently adjust Bass &
Treble from -7 to +7 in order to tailor the system's sound to your
- EQ Preset: 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,
- 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 iLX-107 provides Media Xpander and
Application Volume Level to enhance your listening experience no matter what
source content you are listening to.
- Media Xpander: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander 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 makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless
of the music source. Apple CarPlay, FM Radio, and AV input sources will be
able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road
- Application Volume Level: The output level (+/-14dB)
of each source can be individually adjusted. For example, if the Tuner level
sounds lower than CarPlay or Aux, its output can be adjusted without affecting
the other sources.
Alpine's TuneIt App: The
TuneIt app is an easy-to-use sound-tuning app that also offers Facebook
notifications. Download this free app from the Apple Apps Store onto your Apple
iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 9.0+ ) and create a user profile about your
vehicle and sound system. Your compatible iPhone must be connected to the iLX-107's
rear-panel USB port and 12.5' USB extension cable via Alpine's KCU-471 Lightning-to-USB
sold separately), the cable that came with your iPhone, or other Apple certified
Lightning-cable (sold separately). Your iPhone will also need an active Data Plan
account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Sound Tuning: The Alpine TuneIt App turns
your iPhone into a sound tuning interface for the iLX-107. 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 Time Correction,
Crossover Network, and 9-Band EQ. 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.
- Time Correction: This unit is able to delay the audio
signal to the speakers closest to the listener with its built-in Time
Correction feature. This effectively creates a perception of increased
distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be
placed at an equal distance between the left and right speakers for optimum
staging. You can adjust the distance (0-336.6cm) or time delay (0.0-9.9msec)
of each speaker and subwoofer to the listener. You are able to save three
time correction presets.
- 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 and low pass
frequencies can be set to 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz,
125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the high or low pass
filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.
- 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 +
- 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 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.
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine iLX-107 features a built-in
AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. 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. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
OEM Integration: The Alpine iLX-107 is compatible with the
iDatalink Maestro RR (
sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket
Alpine receiver to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that
feature the factory SYNC system; as well as select GM vehicles with factory
OnStar; select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect, select Volkswagens
with factory digital amplifier, and select Toyota/Scion vehicles.
- Retained Features: The iDatalink Maestro RR lets
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and VW owners swap out their
factory radio for this aftermarket Alpine head unit; while retaining the
Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system,
steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911
assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car
(which is specially tuned to that particular vehicle). *Retained features
will vary by vehicle.
- Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink
Maestro RR lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate
controls and provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges,
Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar
Warning), and Visual Park Assist. *Extra features will vary by vehicle.
Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web
programmable, which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink
Maestro RR interface module with the correct firmware from
website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro
RR module, you'll also need a
vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The Alpine
receiver's OEM Setup menu must also be configured with your
compatible vehicle's factory system before initial operation.
Backup Camera Input: Alpine makes it easy to add a driver
assistance backup camera (sold separately - see Accessories tab) through the
iLX-107's rear-view composite video input. The rear-view camera function assists
you (the driver) in checking behind your vehicle by sending images to the Alpine
receiver's in-dash monitor, showing conditions behind the car.
- Guide Lines: In addition to the rear-view
image, the backup camera function also provides multiple on-screen
guidelines to assist you when backing up your vehicle.
- Camera Location: You can indicate within
the receiver's menu, whether you are using a backup, side, or
- Auto Rear-View Switching: If a rear-view
camera is connected, you should also connect the unit's reverse
lead wire (Orange/white) to your vehicle's back-up lamp circuit.
When properly connected, the image from the rear-view camera
automatically appears on the monitor when the vehicle is shifted
into reverse. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75
Note: The rear-view camera function is meant
as a backup aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera
function when backing up. In addition to using the backup camera
function, the driver should always look behind to make sure
everything is clear when backing up vehicle.
AV Input: The Alpine iLX-107 is fitted with one rear-panel
3.5mm audio/video input for connection of an external AV device like a Blu-ray/DVD
player or TV tuner (sold separately).