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Great radio, multiple menu screens takes some time to configure.
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Item # 500ILX207 | MFR # iLX-207
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Like that handy multi-tool in your pocket, Alpine's iLX-207 digital multimedia receiver packs a phenomenal amount of functionality into a sleek, user-friendly package. This versatile Alpine works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so it's ready for just about any smartphone. It's equipped with built-in Bluetooth®, SiriusXM connectivity, an HDMI input, an HD Radio™ tuner, and more.
Looking for a safe, smart way to make use of your iPhone® or Android™ phone while you drive? Alpine designed the iLX-207 to work seamlessly with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. No matter what phone you (or your passengers) prefer, you can access the apps you need without getting distracted from the matter at hand — driving your vehicle. The iLX-207 gives you fingertip or voice control of your apps, and the 7" capacitive touchscreen works just like a tablet, so you'll feel right at home.
CarPlay and Android Auto are designed for drivers. Your important functions appear on the screen, with large, familiar app icons that you can find immediately when you need them. Other info appears on the screen in big, easy-to-read text on a clean, clutter-free background. You can also activate apps with voice commands, using the external microphone that's included with the receiver. You can make calls, compose texts, select tunes, and start navigation without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.
With the iLX-207, you'll know what's going on in your world — but you can also know what's going on in your car. When used with an iDatalink Maestro interface module (select vehicles only), you can view customizable gauges, climate control, vehicle info, and a parking sensor graphic right on the 7" screen. Just enter your vehicle information and click on the "See the installation gear you'll need" link to find out if your car is compatible with both the iLX-207 and the Maestro.
This digital media receiver doesn't have a CD player, but with a built-in HD Radio tuner, your phone, and rear AUX and USB inputs, you'll never miss it. Browse through your phone's music for playlists, songs, artists, and albums, or enjoy music apps, like iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Spotify®.
The iLX-207 is also SiriusXM-ready, so you can add a tuner and enjoy your favorite music, sports, entertainment, and more anywhere you go with satellite radio.
If you need directions, launch your maps app to find out how to reach the coolest new spot in town. Just touch the convenient "voice" button on the receiver and ask. Your phone will handle the turn-by-turn directions, and the big capacitive touchscreen allows you to pinch-to-zoom the map display. You'll be able to pinpoint exactly where you need to be and, if need be, find a place to park.
The iLX-207 does a lot right out of the box. But these Alpine accessories can add even more functionality to what's already an amazing receiver.
Customize your truck: If your truck or SUV is equipped with an aftermarket winch, light bar, air compressor, or other electrical accessories, you can control that gear through the iLX-207, too. Just add an optional Alpine KAC-001 external accessory controller to your order.
Add cameras: Cameras are fast becoming a must-have car accessory, and adding Alpine's KCX-C250MC selector to your iLX-207 will let you take full advantage of its video capability by connecting up to three cameras (not included).
Add another HDMI input: The iLX-207 has one HDMI input, which is impressive enough, but in today's world, you might need more. If you want to use both your smartphone and another video source through your receiver's display. Alpine's KCX-630HD HDMI Switcher gives you a pair of HDMI inputs, plus a USB port for providing power to your smartphone or tablet.
Add a disc player: If you still want to be able to play discs occasionally, check out Alpine's DVE-5300 DVD player. This compact, single-DIN player fits into discreet spots in your vehicle, like a glove box or under a seat. With an HDMI connection to a monitor and the option to channel audio through an optical output, you'll get the best possible picture and audio.
The iLX-207 offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included). The module lets you keep factory features in your Chrysler, Ford, GM, Fiat, Toyota, or VW vehicle that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You'll also be able to check out expanded functionality on the Alpine's screen, including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pressure and temperature monitors. With select rear-view cameras, you'll even get parking guidelines that curve with the motion of your steering wheel.
In most cars and trucks, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.
Smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Fits great in my 18' Jeep Wrangler! Love the Apple car play and vehicle information integration. Paired this with the Alpine Power Pack and Kicker speakers. It sounds fantastic.
Todd, York, PA
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Average Customer Review(s):
Great radio, multiple menu screens takes some time to configure.
Fits perfectly in my 2014 Jeep wrangler, and the install was much easier than anticipated. Using the Crutchfiles recommended additions, the steering wheel controls, uconnect, and all of the existing amplifiers work seamlessly. This unit has added car play and android auto which I now feel I can't live without. The parametric EQ and speaker timing are very good to help with the acoustics and poor speaker locations in the jeep. There are a number of audio controls to customize sound to your taste and music. Infound the ability to adjust all the source volumes a huge plus, so when you switch between sources the levels will be the same and you do jump out of your seat. Because I still have stock jeep amps and sub in the mix it isn't fair to critique the sound quality, but will say between the stock head unit and this one is night and day. I highly recommend this unit for the incredible features and flexibility, you can use this head unit by itself, or with amps and allows the flexibility to upgrade and is an outstanding core to any system. Simply put with all its features, flexibility and size this is the right fot for anybody and application, buy this headunit.
Great radio with a perfect fit for a 2003-2006 Silverado/Sierra. Pretty straight forward install, but required a little help from Crutchfield on the steering wheel control interface. Awesome support, happy customer
Perfect upgrade for my '15 Focus ST1 to give it much needed features. I wish it could be used to better choose which features of the stock sync system are to be used, but that's probably more on the maestro module than the radio. Screen is responsive, but lacking resolution. Paired with a kicker speakers and an alpine power pack, the sound output is greatly improved.
Pros: Responsive Touchscreen, Easy integration with maestro module,
Cons: Could have better screen resolution,
Finally. Seamless integration with Waze through CarPlay! Transition between modes is very fast, and sound quality is excellent. I installed this unit into my father's beach truck, and even he noticed the MUCH improved sound over the stock Bose/Delco/GM head unit. I may have been driving the online techs insane with the number of times I ran through the product filters -- every single time, this Alpine popped to the top of the list. I'm so impressed with it, that I'll be getting one for my Wrangler. Do I like the iLX-207? Well, I will have purchased two. I think that says it all.
Pros: Perfect integration with factory settings, great sound, subtle/elegant appearance
Cons: ...maybe the lack of volume knob (trying to list something here)
In early 2018, I bought a 2015 Ford F150. Beautiful truck that was perfect for all my needs... except... that lame 4.3" screen and barely-there sound system! Crutchfield to the rescue! The Alpine iLX-207 is an EXCELLENT head unit! I have just a single complaint. It seems that the output is a little weak. The RMS power to the speakers should be more for a unit of this quality. Also, the "level" coming from the line level inputs seems to be a bit low as well. I had to turn up the sound sources in the setup menu and also crank the subwoofer gain to get the good bass going. I'm running Apple Carplay mostly and the system is SMOOOTH on this rig. Love the capacitive touch screen and the ability to use the EXISTING rear camera in the tailgate! Also hooked up the OBDII connector and get a bunch of great info on the truck such as tire pressures, speed, system voltage and more! I went with an Alpine KTP-445A Power Pack to help power the speakers and it was a GREAT decision! It's totally plug and play with the Alpine iLX-207 and sounds fantastic with my Infinity Reference REF-9632ix front door speakers and my Infinity Reference REF-6532ex rear door speakers! I added in a powered sub that I previously purchased and it sounds AMAZING in my truck now! All the systems were connected with an iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR and a iDatalink KIT-FTR1 faceplate. It was a bit daunting to re-engineer my climate controls into that KIT-FTR1, but the entire project was 100% successful!
Pros: Excellent UI / Setup / Feature Controls Capacitive Touchscreen iDatalink Maestro support for full integration OBDII Connection for On-Screen Vehicle Diagnostics
Cons: Weak Power for Speakers / Mini-Amp Required Seems like the line out levels were low Illogical feature lockouts for "safety" (there are 3rd party solutions for that)
I've been running this unit in my 2012 VW Golf R for about 2 weeks now, and although it has some good (great?) features, it doesn't live up to what I'd hope it would do - which is make for a seamless CarPlay experience in my car. The good - As someone who listens to FM HD, AM and satellite radio, being able to set favorites across the bands is really nice. Unit pushes great quality sound out of my factory speakers, and although I'd quibble a bit with how the song info gets displayed, it's just that - a quibble. The touchscreen interface is snappy and easy to navigate while driving, and the steering wheel control with the iDataLink aR device works predictably. The bad - CarPlay and my in-car bluetooth get confused. I have to connect devices in a specific order to make sure the source I want is connected. CarPlay often requires me to launch apps on the phone to get them to activate in the interface on the head unit (I have a 5s, so perhaps this is the root of this ... but I'm not sure). This device interaction seems to confuse the unit/my car Bluetooth, as when it is playing radio or satellite sources with CarPlay active it randomly mutes them, with the only fix being to restart the unit. CarPlay often crashes. My commute is ~half an hour, and CarPlay crashes at least once every trip. Sometimes this is fixed by disconnecting/reconnecting the phone, sometimes a unit reset is needed. If you're looking for truly seamless CarPlay for your Mk6 Golf, I suggest yo
Pros: Great native features, especially for setting favorites across sources
Cons: CarPlay just isn't seamless, and crashes frequently with my iPhone 5s
The best alpine that I've owned!!!!! Would recommend!!!!
I was highly excited to get this for my wife's 2017 Subaru Outback. The primary feature we were looking for was Android Auto and Waze through the head unit similar to our 2018 Legacy. After flashing the Maestro and performing soldered connections between the Maestro wiring harness and the 207's wiring harness. I ran the GPS and OBD2 connections through the dash and made all connections. Immediately, there were issues: 1) front speakers did not work 2) Back up camera did not work 3) No android auto after setting up bluetooth and then connecting phone via USB 4) Could not get into setup I found that the unit does not recognize the state of the parking break when you first turn the car on. I actually had to start the car, take the parking break off and then on again for the unit to allow access to setup. I called tech support and they spent plenty of time (more than 2 hours) with me. We swapped front and back speakers and no luck. They determined the unit was defective. They sent a new one overnight, I kept the harness in place and swapped the unit and no luck on the speakers but the camera worked. More calls and now a replacement of the Maestro unit too. Performed every combination of Maestros, wiring harnesses and still no front speakers nor android auto recognition that there was new car to sync with After two days wasted trying to get this to work in the Outback, it's all going back.
Pros: Never got it to work
Cons: Loss of Aux port since Maestro needs the aux port Loss of built in USBs since there is only one USB port and you can't do Android Auto over the built in (this may be a Subaru shortcoming?) Can't get front speakers to work in Outback Problems with Android Auto with LG G6 phone
Fits great in my 18' Jeep Wrangler! Love the Apple car play and vehicle information integration. Paired this with the Alpine Power Pack and Kicker speakers. It sounds fantastic.
Everything I wanted and expected out of this head unit. Fit perfectly in my double din. It works seamlessly with Bluetooth.
Amazing product and fits perfect in my jeep
Excellent head unit, All features and functions works flawlessly as expected
Pros: Outstanding product
2008 GMC Sierra. Installed with all the recommendations made by Cruthcfield and was installed and playing in 30 minutes. Sounds great and does everything I wanted from Apple Car Play. I see a lot of reviews from people complaining (read them yourselves) about sound/lights/camera adjustments not being available and so far not one of the complaints about these items have I not found the answer to the 144 page user manual. Yeah it's big and to get full use of this radio you need to read it.
Pros: Sound quality, Apple Car Play
Cons: The user manual is huge.
Great unit!! Looks better than factory and has everything I could need! Installed it myself and the team at Crutchfield helped with any questions I had during install!
Pros: Does everything I could want! Camera, Navi, Android auto, etc!
Cons: Android auto and Apple car play require USB connection. Not a big deal though.
Like the unit a lot. Good SQ and Apple CarPlay works well.
Cons: Manual could describe features better, including adjust source volume
I installed it in a Jeep Wrangler 2015. I'm very satisfied with the system and the service. Only did a small modification in the dash opening. I had to cut about half of an inch hight to make it fit, also the with required some work. I had to build a wider face cover to cover the entire opening, it is one-inch smaller than the opening. But it was minor but the outcome was worth it. Looks good and works great. I purchase and installed the camera from you and it also works great.
Pros: Easy to install and has all the great features found in a new vehicle.
Cons: It would be nice to have multiple faceplates options for different vehicles.
Exchanged another brand(thanks to Crutchfield for that and the credit) for this Alpine. Have had Alpine in the past and was always satisfied. So glad I made the switch. The more I use it and its features, the more I love it. I was going for this at first, but, I decided to go with a lesser priced brand(for some reason and can't remember why) instead. Like taking a test, you first instinct is usually right, and this was no exception. This sound difference compared to the first one is noticeable improvement and I just wasn't as satisfied with the first one as I am now with the Alpine. This unit is so much more responsive for adjustments, easier to use, and the sound is second to none. The Car Play really ROCKS from the stored playlist on my iPhone, and the Bluetooth connects very fast compared to others. The cost was slightly more than the first one, but, so worth the difference. Very pleased with Alpine. It will be very difficult to get me to switch to anything else in the future.
Pros: Touchscreen very responsive and easy to use. Feature rich along with the Car Play and Bluetooth.
Cons: After three months of use, I can't seem to find any "cons". Maybe the price, but got so much more for it.
AWESOME!!! I might of enjoyed the project of replacing my 2004 Chevy Avalanche stereo with the much updated Alpine stereo as much as or more than the actual stereo itself. I have no background in this but watched a few YouTube videos and was able to do it with no problems. I did have to make some adjustments last weekend with where I originally had the microphone. I moved it from by the steering wheel to the sun visor, so far a smart choice. I feel like I got a new truck with this unit. I had the factory stereo with a cd stuck in it, which means all I had was am and fm. I didn't realize what I was missing until I put this unit in. I now have everything from Apple CarPlay (podcasts, maps, Apple Music, and much more) to Bluetooth to HDMI to watch movies and mirror my iPhone. Everyone compliments me on the new radio. My brother already followed in my footsteps and replaced his factory stereo after seeing mine. I know the one concern I had when purchasing this stereo was the fact that you have to plug in for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Let me clear this up...yes, you do have to plug in to use Apple CarPlay but two things: first, it is no problem and you get used to it in no time and second, you can still Bluetooth EVERYTHING. The only reason you really HAVE to plug in is for Apple Maps because the rest is just audio that will play through the Bluetooth. For quick trips to the gym or work, I usually just use the Bluetooth and then CarPlay for longer trips. BUY!
Pros: Apple CarPlay, HDMI, touchscreen, fit to my truck, built in microphone option, Crutchfield's wonderful service and webiste, (I could keep going)
Cons: Hey Siri (doesn't work as well as it should but maybe an iOS issue)
This Alpine ILX-207 was a perfect fit in my Jeep. It has a plethora of adjustments to the screen, sound, color, etc. I got the complete package which integrated the steering wheel controls and works perfectly. Thanks Crutchfield especially your customer service!
Great unit with intuitive controls and bright display.
Overall, I am pleased with this unit. Purchased it because of its dual ability for Apple CarPlay as well as Android. Controls easy to use and with iDataLink Maestro, my steering controls and car computer interface with the unit as well. Downside is no wireless CarPlay as in the 107. Only USB connection. Thumb drive also works with USB but only if FAT formatted. Included instructions OK, but included old picture of my old radio which had one less connector. I recommend letting Crutchfiled assemble connector harness, as it both saves times and is less confusing looking at iDatalink and Alpine wiring diagrams. BTW, this fit my 1007 Toyota RAV4 Limited with JBL system. Crutchfield support excellent as usual.
Pros: Apple compatible, excellent screen and audio, Multiple bluetooth users with priority settings for phone, text. Crutchfield support excellent.
Cons: Apple and Android Carplay only through USB not wireless
Very nice sounds great!
When I first turned it on, I was struck by the great, clear sound. EQ, time alignment, and other setup functions work great. The Alpine favorites function is great, but doesn't cross over to CarPlay apps, which is an Apple thing, as I understand it. iDataLink Maestro works perfectly and provides engine and TPMS monitoring. Nice. I had some install challenges due to previous mods to my audio system, but Crutchfield support gave me a lot of help. For someone who would be replacing a stock, OEM system and has some familiarity with auto electrics, it could definitely be DIY. CarPlay is solid when you use an Apple-certified lightning cable. Nice to have all the iPhone functions you need in the car without having to touch the phone. BTW: The USB extensions I tried kept losing connection, so if you have that problem, try plugging an Apple USB-to-lightning cable straight out of the unit.
Pros: CarPlay Great Sound iDataLink Functionality
Cons: CarPlay's programming limitations prevent complete integration
Great unit for streaming music. Android auto BIG PLUS! I like the simplicity of the unit.
Great sound, picture and interface. I only wish I did not need to hook up the brake to enable the settings. I applaud Alpine for safety but it is not a user friendly feature at all.
Pros: Sound, Options, Interface, Color, Features, options...
Cons: Safety interlock
Great way to add apple car play and navigation to your truck. The install was simplified by having crutchfield make a harness for me. Be carfull when you open the box i lost a connector for half a day in the packing materials. Still learning the features but so far 3 weeks and love it.
Pros: Apple car play, HDMI, USB, input/output.
Cons: Usermanual, some guess work on install. Can't dim it at night that i can see.
Radio is great, everything is simple and easy to use. Mic works great, blocks out a lot of background sound. My f150 has headers and a custom exhaust, so its extremely loud, the mic is able to block that out for the person I am talking to. Phone connects quickly as well. The display is great and the touch feature works perfectly with my fat fingers. Tons of options to pick from, the favorite bottom comes in handy and is a great way to quickly access different areas, features or apps.
Pros: multiple cameras accessory controller (great for light bars) clear screen android audio
Cons: no option for adaptive sound when slowing down or speeding up parking brake needs to be hooked up to get into 90% of the menus/options. However there are ways around this so you can access everything even when driving if you wanted too.
Has a ton of features. CarPlay is nice. Crutchfield techs always are there to help when self installing. It is a shame you can't adjust eq without going through multiple menus, with vehicle parked. Should be easier to select preset eq without parking. Overall would recommend this unit, and always recommend crutchfield!
Pros: Features CarPlay
Cons: Pain to adjust sound and eq.
Nice screen and pretty user friendly. Sounds great!
Loaded with features and easy integration with external devices and factory system. For the price I expected a little more in sound customization. This HU doesn't even have the ability to set speaker size, vehicle size, or elevation of sound. The sound is great otherwise and I believe it is due to the fact it is an Alpine. They produce quality products without requiring as much aduiophile expertise. Hoping once inard the alpine Kap-445 and replace the stock speakers sub and amp this will make quite an amazing sound system in a rather small SUV. Screen quality is great and has bright visibility in day and night with auto brightness. Touch responsiveness is decent. Better than the SYNC system in Ford vehicles but not as good as a phone or tablet.
Pros: Screen brightness, GUI, Sound Quality, phone integration
Cons: Less sound customization than expected at the high price.
First this is an excellent receiver. Sounds much better than the stock system in my Honda Minivan. The unit is everything that's promised - Apple Car Play, Sat radio and hands-free work flawlessly. I have a back up camera and the Maestro (to connect my steering wheel controls) plugged into the unit. What I particularly like is that the system is nicely integrated - the car automatically connects my phone to bluetooth if I don't connect it to Apple play. Switching between texting, phone calls and music work without glitches. In fact, Siri works better through this unit than the phone itself! I have had other aftermarket systems that are buggy and don't work as advertised. In short, certainly worth the money. When considering a unit, I purchased the Alpine because of the quality and excellent reviews by professionals and consumers. Now for those of you that are considering installing the system yourself, don't hesitate. The Crutchfield team is UNBELIEVABLE - responsive, knowledgable and friendly. I had them on the phone to trouble shoot connecting the back up camera. 5 minutes and it was fixed! The installation process takes time - it took me about 5-6 hours but I was taking my time testing as I went along. I am a bit anal retentive, so the majority of the time was running wires so they were secure and not visible. Several pieces of advice, pay the extra money to have them do the wiring harness for you. It saves a ton of time and make the installation fool proof
Pros: Awesome sound, nicely integrated features. Separate volume control for radio, phone, Apple Car Play
Cons: Slow boot up time - takes about 10-15 seconds before it begins playing music. Reverse camera works instantly though so I still give it 5 Stars
Alpine iLX-207 was installed into a 2014 Camry after the Pioneer Entune Premium died. Toyota wanted $500 to repair the Entune, $1000 for refurbished or $4k for new if they could find one. I spent two weekends researching models and studying how to remove and replace. The installation was not hard, just more time consuming than expected. Some wiring glitches with regards to parking brake and associated documentation, but Crutchfield techs were superb and readily available for assistance. Skimpy manual provided in the box, but a very detailed, 101 page manual is available on line. Installation is totally successful, nice custom fit. Sound quality is richer, volume control could be better tuned. Apple play works nicely, i-phone bluetooth and all its features works well. Navigation - haven't figured this one out but can use i-phone maps connected thru Apple play. Can only hope this radio (oops - head unit) lasts longer than the Pioneer Entune.
Pros: Attractive radio, Rich sound quality Bluetooth and Airplay compatible Sirius XM compatible
Cons: Navigation ?? - Does it exist? Skimpy manual in box - Parking Brake ties into System setup - nuisance. Volume control is lacking. Maybe the next version could provide additional increments.
Excellent radio! So many setting for the audio, so you can make it sound the way you want is the biggest feature in my opinion! Pairing it with the KAC-001, makes putting in switches for accessories a breeze!
Pros: Audio adjustability, quality screen, ease of use, back up cams look great, flexibility for accessories, CarPlay, Android auto
Cons: I haven't found a flaw yet to be honest
I've had Alpine products off-and-on for 35 years, so choosing their unit just made sense to me. Unfortunately, the quality of their components is not matched by the information they provide. In the days of a simple stereo things were mostly self-explanatory, but no more, and you may as well read tea leaves as the manuals. Documentation is marginal, at best, so now I have to call and attempt to divine the proper steps to accomplish what I'm after. I have managed to figure out a lot of the features via trial-and-error (a degree in Computer Science seems to help a bit) but there are things that just should be more obvious that require digging. The parking brake interlock would have been a show-stopper, had I known it existed prior to purchase. You can't access the setup menu AT ALL - so good luck when you discover the screen is too bright when you're driving down the Interstate. (No, it doesn't dim with the dash.) When it works the Bluetooth integration is excellent, but incessant "Device Not Available" messages appear - despite the device being situated within inches on the unit - and keep re-appearing regardless of the selection made on the screen. Navigation? Who knows! There's a GPS antenna (which I was careful to install per all the cautions) but if there is any navigation functionality it is a complete and utter mystery. Smart phone integration? Yes. Sort of. I think. Again, a woeful lack of documentation. Lots of ambiguous generalities
Pros: Alpine quality
Cons: Marginal documentation, Parking Brake Interlock, Manuals stink, Dimming not accessible while driving, Woefully inadequate documentation, inconsistent Bluetooth initiation, did I mention the documentation is lousy? Volume granularity (one click is a HUGE jump.)Crutchfield response on 8/28/2018 Kit, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Not very intuitive and a bit quirky with Andriod Auto. Apps tend to hang up and the response time has a delay. Also switching from standard use and Android Auto is a somewhat of a task.
Pros: Plenty of features
Cons: Slightly complicated to use when you are mixing Android Auto into it
I have been using this unit for a couple of weeks now and it works very well. Great sound, easy to use controls, and good integration with Apple products. The removal of the disc drive leaves plenty of room for aftermarket harnesses. I'm using mine with a factory Bose system and it sounds better than stock. One note for GM owners; the GM Bluetooth is integrated in the car, not the receiver unit. My phone wouldn't work with calls until we realized that my phone was attempting to connect to both the car and the receiver at the same time.
Pros: Crisp sound quality with multi band EQ Room for harnesses Apple car play compatible
Cons: None I'm aware of
Fits the 2011 Silverado 2500 great! The only difference is the aftermarket chime for park assist which used to be through the factory radio
Nice unit, looks great in my pickup and sounds good, although with just push button volume you can't keep as good a control of volume as you'd like. My biggest hangup with the unit isn't the unit itself, but it's with the wiring. I had a professional outfit in Helena MT install it and there is a horrible rattling from the wires from the unit in the A pillars and in the dash. I've got about, took it back to the shop and they said there was really nothing they could do about it, it's just the nature of the unit itself and the layout of the wires. Took it to a second shop that said they could take care of it, same thing, sounds horrible. More money into the installation and reworking it and still rattles like the A pillars and dash are going to come out of the pickup (2013 Chevy Silverado). For sound and what it does, it's a nice unit, but apparently the wiring set up isn't what it's cracked up to be. For what I paid for the unit & accessories it's honestly pretty disappointing (have had it in my pickup about 2 months now).
Pros: Nice unit does what it says it does.
Cons: poor engineering of wiring and installation. wires rattle throughout the front end of my pickup now and takes away from other enjoyment/function of unit.
Great unit... Very easy to use
Love this head unit... can't beat alpine!
Pros: Great sound
Doesn't have a cheezy GUI like other aftermarket units. Quality is amazing, boot up and response is quick. I'm definitely satisfied with this Alpine product.
Pros: Love Android Auto, amazing GUI and excellent price
Awesome I love everything about it ! Features are great don't see anything wrong about this radio
This works great , fit as expected. Took about 1-2 hours to install.
Great headunit! The speakers in my car were already upgraded along with having a quality amp and subwoofer. This was the last piece needed to be completely rid of the factory garbage. Plenty of settings to tweak for fine tuning and getting the sound I was after. I usually listen to content from my phone so the Apple CarPlay makes that whole process seamless. Not much else to say.....very happy with the purchase. A bonus is that the chassis construction takes up less space than most double DIN units which happened to make for an easier install in my application ('13 Mustang).
Awesome deck. Fits perfectly in my 2013 f150. Love the features.!
Pros: Connected to my factory mic. Retained most of my factory features like sync.
Cons: Ended up having to buy the antenna for Sirius xm.
Amazing radio, it looks factory in my 1500 Ram. I replaced the stock speakers and with this head unit my truck sounds amazing! Leaps and bounds better than the factory Uconnect.
Good sounding system but poor resolution prevents it from getting 5 stars.
Pros: Audio quality Apple CarPlay / Android Auto
Cons: No wireless Apple CarPlay 480p resolution One USB port
Fit my 2008avalance perfect sounds great
Absolutely love it. It works seamlessly with my iPhone and my Jeep systems. I had UConnect and hated the way it worked, mostly it didn't work. I would definitely recommend this radio.
Cons: None yet
Great stereo easy to use and essy to install. Excellent choice
Cons: Absolutely nothing
Great unit. Lots of features and crisp sound. Unit mic works great for calls. Couple of things to be aware of (2006 Tacoma, btw): - You need to connect parking break wire to bus next to fuse box or "Settings" will not be accessible. - Fit on Metra kit is okay, but not great. - Be careful not to over tighten bolts. Plastic will deform. Hard to know the sweet spot - I discovered I over did it.
I purchased this radio to replace my old Alpine's IVA-W205. This is the ultimate multimedia head unit. Starting with the CarPlay for iPhone user, hdmi for screen mirroring, backup camera, navigation from your phone app, steering control compatibility and clear phone calls. After ten years with my old radio I'm happy to replace it with this one.
Pros: CarPlay HDMI screen mirroring Steering control integration Clear phone calls Phone app navigation Backup camera ready
Cons: Seperate connections for each features
Installed this radio in my 2003 WRX. It works well, most of the time. Sometimes, when I'll start my car, the screen will be blacked out, and won't come on for a few minutes, or I'll have to turn my car off and start it again for it to turn back on. Also, when driving, it sometimes blacks out, and restarts. Pretty sure I installed it correctly, as I purchased the ready harness, so it was a simple plug and play. Other than that issue, it does everything I need it to do. I used it with my stock speakers for a week, and then upgraded to Infinity Kappas. They sound great, but really need to learn how to fine tune them correctly.
Awesome Head unit. Tons of functions.
Excellent head unit, fit was great for 2025 Subaru WRX STI. Plenty of room to mount alpine amp, Sirius and steering wheel control modules behind deck. Great display and love the apple car play features. GPS antenna a plus for when you lose cellular coverage. Great Alpine quality!
Pros: Touch screen, color illumination choices, sub controls, steering wheel control options, plenty of room behind deck for mounting Sirrius module
Cons: Having to hold menu button for 5 seconds to turn off deck...kind of annoying
Worth the money
Pros: Seems to be reliable so far
Cons: Screen resolution could be better
Mic does not work
Cons:Crutchfield response on 5/1/2018 This customer contacted our Tech Support team and we sent out a replacement right away. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Great head unit, lots of great features and easy to expand. This unit boasts a second zone, meaning if you have a large vehicle, you can set the rear up for a video source and still run music in he front. Compatible with external DVD player as well, awesome. While this is a double din unit, it only uses up a single din space behind the dash, so my only wish was that alpine would have used that space to bump up the amplification.
Pros: Connectivity, expandibility, sound
Cons: Mediocre power, interface is a little clumsy
The stereo was pretty easy to install, and looks good, works even better then it looks. Its a huge upgrade from my old 2005 stock radio.
Pros: Android audio Spotify compatibility Google maps compatibility Quick response to touch commands Easy handling of incoming texts and voice calls
Cons: None so far, except a little bit of style of the head unit. And I still prefer rotary style volume control.
as an professional installer and avid car audio consumer. I'm very impressed with this unit overall. the sound quality (tuning features, 4 volt preouts, and alpine tuneit app use), add one like hdmi input and output, CarPlay, android auto, etc. perfect for those who use their mobile devices allot and like a seamless hands free unit. I also paired it with a KAC-001 on my truck and love the fact I no longer have switches on my dash for my 12v accessories. highly recommend.
Pros: bluetooth audio and calling (built in mic on front of unit of font want to mount separate mic), CarPlay, android auto, dual EQ, 4 volt preouts, hdmi in and out, KAC-001 add on ability, sound quality solid.
Cons: nothing honestly. was the unit I been looking for.
Happy with the product. Works great on my Tacoma.
This was a great upgrade over the factory system. Not only are all of the features great but it sounds like I spent a lot of money doing a speaker upgrade at the same time. The sound coming out of my factory speakers is great with the signal they get from this reciever.
Pros: Plug and play while retaining all of my factory controls. It takes my factory speakers to a whole new level of sound
Great piece! Add all my features with an upgrade 5 stars
A piece of crap. Glitchiest hunk of software and hardware I've ever bought. If this is the QA standards of Alpine, I'd never buy anything with that name on it. Won't turn on, screen blacks out sporadically, car play is completely unreliable. When it works it's awesome, otherwise I'm super disappointed I put this kind of money in this device.
Pros: Sounds great.
Cons: Looks cheap, doesn't work properly frequently.
Big upgrade from my factory radio. I may come back to update review later, as my 1 star takeaway has to do with my comfort with the interface. The more I use it, I may find it's more intuitive than it feels to me right now.
Works great with Android auto, sound is crisp and clean, so far outshines previous units, ability to play movies off connected phone while parked would be nice, second USB or SD card slot would be nice as well
Pros: Nice fit features work flawless
Cons: Needs second USB and or SD slot for music/video...no movies otherwise it seems
I installed this into my 2017 Jeep Wrangler JKU along with an idatalink maestro. The features of this radio are great. I love the option to add a Siriusxm tuner. The radio/maestro setup connects directly to the OBD2 port on my vehicle, which allows me to view my vehicles system temperatures, system information, tire pressure, etc. The radio/maestro setup also allows me to retain factory steering wheel controls. CarPlay can be a little buggy and laggy, but the overall experience is not bad. Be mindful of the fact that this unit is mech-less (no disc player). Overall, solid product from a solid company.
Overall a good buy and I hope it last a long time.
Pros: Easy to navigate and find what you want.
Cons: Put in a 6 speed and requires you to pump the e-brake twice to get into settings. Makes it pain to modify levels.
Great Radio and easy to install. Very happy with the results and saved lots of money.
Pros: Great value for the money.
Cons: When top is down on the Jeep the display is hard to hear with direct sunlight.
Just installed this Head unit in my 18wrx. Fit is awesome, has a factory look. The head unit boots up quickly and syncs quickly with carplay. EQ is good and the menu is easy to use. Love it so far. I will update this review if I see any cons, but I don't see any at this time.
Pros: Menu, quick boot, CarPlay syncs quick.
Cons: None at this time.
I bought this one to replace my 4 year old Alpine INE940, it had been dependable, it had replaced an alpine ICS-X7HD, this iLX-207 blows everything else away. I was lucky in that the wiring harnesses from the previous installations (the black power plug) worked so I did not need to do any splicing. My Steering wheel control modul still works fine with the new unit. Sound quality is equal to or better, and now I have iphone maps in my dashboard. Can't wait to work on setting it up with the TuneIt app.
Pros: Works great with iPhone.
Cons: my Aux input no longer works. Voice controls only for the maps via siri
I was concerned after reading some of the more critical reviews, but after owning this receiver, I could not image a better option. It really does it all and leverages Apple Maps for the ultimate navigation experience. Great receiver!!! Installed in my 2005 4Runner with SiriusXM and steering wheel controls.
Pros: Great in every way!
Cons: None, but be aware that to use navigation, you need to plug it in. My plug is in the glove box. Performance is flawless. Note: in order to access the Setup menu, you must connect the parking break wire AND engage the emergency break TWICE.
I love this unit in my 2015 RAM 1500. Everything works well so far, it has so many features & adjustments that I haven't tried them all yet, but sounds great! The factory backup camera works great on the larger screen, the factory unit was only 5". One feature it doesn't have is the ability to play playlist on my USB drive, however it does have a nice shuffle function with different options. I wanted to use my existing USB connection in my seat console & it suggested an iDatalink Media Hub Adapter Item #794USBRAM, however it states that Android Auto won't work thru it, which is true. So I ended up disconnecting it & adding a BATIGE USB 3.0 & HDMI to HDMI + USB3.0 AUX Extension Dash Panel Waterproof Car Flush Mount Cable & mounted it in the dash. It also has an HDMI jack as well as a USB jack & I plugged both into the iLX-207 for future use. I have my USB drive plugged into it & if I need to use my phone with Android Auto to access Google maps I can remove the drive & plug the phone into it & it works fine. Vehicle info still appears on the screen like the factory radio.
Pros: Too many to mention!
Cons: Can't use factory USB for Android Auto, will not play playlists.
I installed this radio in a 2004 GMC Sierra that originally had the factory Bose system, satellite radio, and steering wheel controls. Unfortunately the system didn't have an aux input so I couldn't use my phone at all. I picked this radio because it had Android Auto support, satellite radio support, a backup camera (included) and could take advantage of the steering wheel controls. Of course you have to purchase the steering wheel adapter and a satellite receiver to take advantage of these features. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the wiring harness already assembled by Crutchfield. It makes the installation so much easier. I think I would only recommend this radio if I was using all of the features listed above (sat, Android, SWC, camera). Together it makes this an amazing system. The front facing hot sync buttons allow effortless switching between the navigation (from phone) and the music. The SWC allow me to control most all features without removing my hands. Android Auto allows me to receive and respond to text messages and answer calls with minimal distraction. Note that you will not hear email notifications on your phone while in Android Auto mode however. This is a bit of a bummer for me because of work, but is meant to be a safety feature so I understand. Great!!!
Pros: Supports Android Auto, Satellite radio, Steering wheel controls, backup camera, voice control through Android Auto
Cons: Android Auto can occasionally be flaky getting it to recognize the phone. Restarting the phone corrects this problem.
I installed an Alpine iLX-207 in my 2008 Porsche Cayman and used it for a few weeks, and thought it was a very nice head unit. Then a Black Friday email showed up with some Kenwoods on sale, and I started thinking. And comparing. And deciding. Ultimately I sent the Alpine back and got a Kenwood DNX693S instead. Still, I really liked the iLX-207. It has a great touchscreen, and many important features - Apple Car Play and Android Auto chief among them. The sound is good, with some EQ options that help, and overall operation is nice and logical. But it has only one USB input, and no SD card slot. So if you're using the USB connection for phone integration, there is no way to access a personal music library while following Google Maps. For many people, this won't be an issue. If you stream all your music or just listen to the radio, you're fine. But for me, it was a deal breaker. I have found the Kenwood overcomes these shortcomings, and so far seems to be a better fit for me (I will review this unit at some point soon).
Been in for two weeks and I love it.
Pros: Sounds good, lots of features
Very nice display. Everything laid out very logically and simple to use.
I replaced the 8.4 uConnect in my RAM with this to get Android Auto and Carplay as well as a better source signal. I already had the Mopar Kicker Replacement speaker package (Custom KS series with OEM connectors) and this deck, in conjunction with the Alpine Power Pack, really makes them come alive after some quick tuning. I also have 2 older 12" Cerwin Vegas in a vented FoxBox and the DSP in the unit actually has enough flexibility to get rid of the bad response peaks due to the nature of box/cab. That being said I did need to either purchase, create, or custom order a number of adapters to get a clean install. Using the iDatalink hardware made retaining all my stock options simple, however, you will need a custom GT5-1S adapter to use a Stock GPS antenna (In my case from Fakra K) and you cannot use some stock USB ports (True in the case of the RAM) if you want reliable Android Auto connectivity. Replacing my 12v socket with a USB/HDMI combo port solved that issue and kept everything clean. My only real gripe with the unit is the rear camera input seems to be pretty noise sensitive so you'll want to make sure you're using a good camera or installing a power filter for your OE camera if retaining.
Pros: DSP is pretty good for being inbuilt to the deck Carplay/Android Auto dedicated buttons (NAV/Audio) work great Boots up fairly quickly Good Screen Quality
Cons: GT5-1S GPS Antenna Connector Has connection pigtails for everything Only 1 USB DSP control requires installing a companion cell phone app
Excellent choice, I've been always fan of Alpine products and this wasn't an exception, great for road trips, Apple car play is fantastic!!! The HD radio sound is incredible and great reception, better than the factory radio. You can't go wrong with this head unit. Highly recommended ????????????????
This is a great unit overall. It sounds good, looks good, and has a good user interface. My only complaint is that Apple's Carplay won't allow Waze to work with it, but that isn't Alpine's fault.
Installed in 2013 Mustang convertible. - Very good screen for a convertible. The expected washout is maybe half of what other radios have. I can now see and control radio in bright sun. - If you don't plug phone into USB (to get Android Auto), it seems to take a bit to get Pandora streaming thru bluetooth. When I get into my car, in garage, I am on fringe of my home WIFI. That means bluetooth Pandora will not start. The radio gets confused for a bit then as I drive away it gives up and goes into Pandora Offline mode. I don't know what it takes to for radio to revert to Pandora live, but it certainly does not happen within the first 5 or so minutes each day. - Steering wheel volume up bottom seems to change radio channel; sometimes. - I really wish this had auto volume control so volume lowers as car speed slows. I don't like radio blasting at a stop light but need the higher volume to overcome road noise at higher speeds. - I have come to prefer the Garmin type GPS functionality built into radio. Google maps is excellent when planning a trip or seeing the line colors indicating traffic problems, but I don't like to always plug phone in. - Android Auto is excellent, when plugged in and system settles down. After I use the car, with phone plugged in, the next time I get into car, it does not auto revert back to bluetooth pandora. I have to hit a few buttons. - I need a week or so to read thru the manual to figure out what a swipe does, how to switch between
Pros: - Very compact. The radio "box" behind the screen is very small thus an easy fit. - Screen works well in my convertible, with top down. - Plenty of power to drive my existing OEM amp/speakers.
Cons: - WAY too many screen icons & buttons. Not driving friendly. I have not figured out how to speak to it, maybe that works but my last car insisted I learn their language; that is not practical. - No auto-volume control so when car slows down, the volume stays at higher level. - I really need a volume knob. Finding the small button to lower volume is a hassle. - I don't like the bluetooth pandora connectivity. Might be more of phone problem but its not consistent.
This is a great unit for those who just need to upgrade their vehicle. I love the options it provides and the ease of use. Works great in my truck and looks good too.
Just what I needed. I installed this in a 2012 ram that had a Nav unit that was not updatable. Now I have CarPlay and Siri actually understands what I say. All features work as described and the audio quality has improved.
Pros: CarPlay HD radio Hands free Gauges
Cons: Bluetooth does not seem to show album art. Can't change tone while in CarPlay.
I sprung for the iLX-207 as I needed a new stereo, I've been buying Alpine receivers for my cars from Crutchfield for 15 years, and the model I really wanted, the Alpine INE-W977HD was listed as backordered until April 2018. (Incidentally, as of this review, that model is already back in stock, I guess I should have waited). The interface on the ILX-207 looks sharp, but performance seems slow. Especially when switching between "Android Auto" and the native Alpine interface. Given some functionality resides on the phone, vs the receiver, the transition between the two is not very smooth, nor intuitive. Access to Android sources cannot be set right alongside built-in sources, so there's always an extra step to switch modes before accessing your phone's functionality. And though this is an Android issue vs an Alpine issue, but the navigation capability through Google Maps is significantly restricted compared to nav through my other vehicle's native Alpine navigation. Alpine navigation was much easier to search, enter addresses, and adjust routes during a trip, this capability is not easily accomplished through the Android interface. On the positive side, however, being able to use voice commands to listen to set initial navigation destinations is handy. Google voice capability does also allow additional access to smartphone capabilities, but I'm sure that functionality would be available to any Android Auto receiver, not unique to this one.
Pros: System sounds great with my factory (Bose) amp and speakers, and utilizing voice commands makes some Android Auto tasks easier
Cons: User interface is not intuitive, switching between the native Alpine sources and Android sources requires extra steps, and once paired with Android Auto, the Alpine Bluetooth sources (local music streaming and Pandora) no longer work, you must use an Android Auto app for playback, again making the user experience somewhat confusing. If I didn't need the nav off my smartphone, I probably wouldn't use Android Auto at all, not much additional benefit to me.Crutchfield response on 10/18/2017 Brian, we're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase, and we do have the Alpine W977HD in stock.
The Alpine iLX-207 was the right solution for my car and driving. The Smart Car 453 KIT-W997SMTB radio wiring harness was plug-and-play also the Alpine HCE-C252RD was just a cable, camera to head unit no taps or reverse light run. Green speed wire crimped to head unit speed wire was the last step. Not sure is was needed because it seems like driving the car some minimum distance is required to release safety settings. No, parking brake wiring tap was needed. Looked at the Alpine Kit W997 Smt Installation Kit Black (Smart Fortwo/Forfour (BR453) for a year and Alpine iLX-207 was what made the Alpine sale. The iLX-207 was exactly the head unit that I wanted without extras I don't need like DVD player or navigation built-in. Family is both Android and iPhone so this was the unit. Also HD RadioT and SiriusXMT Satellite Radio made this the unit for me over the iLX-107.
Pros: iLX-207 has a custom fit for Smart Car 453 (Single DIN) HD RadioT tuner and SiriusXMT Satellite Radio Ready No DVD player if don't need it (Add
Cons: Only one rear USB connection (Front connection would have been nice)
I've used the ilx-207 for about a month. Crutchfield was excellent at shipping and customer support. Sound quality is excellent. Hd radio is a big plus if you like fm/am radio. Very clear, lots of station and no monthly fee. Hdmi input and output is a versatile feature. I hope to get a casting dongle installed at some point. Only has one USB which is connected to my iPhone. If you have your own music copy it to your iPhone for Music app. Pandora works great over CarPlay. No crashes or reboots at all. With apple's iOS 11 update apple maps is much better. Not missing google maps as much. Built in microphone works really well after tech support helped me set it up. Phone and texting are hands free. Just say hi Siri to make phone calls and such. The only thing I would prefer is if he radio was an app integrated into the CarPlay user interface. CarPlay lets you access apple apps but any alpine specific apps like hd radio, hdmi, aux is a different user interface. Not a big deal but user interface would be better if it was uniform and everything on one UI. Otherwise, I love this unit. The more I use it the more I appreciate how good it is. I used PAC to use steering wheel control.
Pros: Great SQ, apple CarPlay works very well. Apple maps is much better with iOS 11 update on the iphone.
It does everything it says it can, if you have the right harnesses and accessories. Great head unit especially for price.
Pros: Single din in back for excessive wiring storage. Does everything it says and more. It's an alpine!
Cons: No disc player but who uses those anymore.
Was going to go buy a new truck because I really like all the tech in my wife's new car. After test driving a few new trucks, I decided that I didn't really like a lot of the options available especially for the price point and what they wanted to give me for my truck. So I decided to update my truck with this deck, speakers and a back up camera. Very easy to install, option for a plug and play amp and I'd recommend the Alpine Backup Camera instead of the cheaper ones and you'd be really happy. Now my 10 year old truck is as good as new and I like this deck much better than the premium set up in my wife's new car.
Pros: Lots of features, bright screen, audible system picks up well, works well with smart phones and very easy to set up.
Nice unit. Android Auto works good, I especially like how Google Maps works through the unit, much better than Navigation units i've tried in the past. Backup Camera view is very clear. Easy to install, single Din body has lots of room. HD Radio sounds Great. Every thing works perfectly, as it should.
Pros: Android Auto. HD Radio
Let me start off by saying this is a fantastic unit. Sound Quality is very good, too many settings to mention. Android Auto works well. My only gripe with it is the navigation voice is just a little bit on the loud side. You can get past this by turning the source volume of Bluetooth music up a little bit to compensate. The display is very nice to work with. It responds well, and is not sluggish at all. You can change the button color, but the choices you get are a little disappointing. Coming from alpines CDE-W265BT I miss being able to set literally whatever color I want. Hopefully a software update can fix this. With my W265, I had my amp set just right in terms of gain adjustments. On this unit I had to turn the gain almost all the way up. I am not so sure that the pre out voltage is 4 volts. I remember seeing the pre out voltage being 2 volts when this unit was announced at CES. I am thinking they are actually 2 volt preouts. Kind of a let down to me, but I made it work. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE A BIT OF MONEY, I found out my Maestro SW steering wheel module actually works with this unit. I used it with my W265, and I figured I would plug it in before I took it out and it actually ended up working for me in my 08 Taurus. I can't imagine why it wouldn't work in other vehicles so if you want your steering wheel controls, but don't need the extra junk of gauges and what not, the Maestro SW should work. When flashing it, just flash over the data for the Alpine CDE
Pros: Display is nice to work with Good sound quality when set up correctly Android Auto
Cons: Disappointing choice of color choices for buttons compared to the CDE-W265BT Pretty sure preout voltage is 2v not 4v. Unless my sub woofer pre out is not working right. The front and rear preouts seemed the same compared to the CDE-W265BT, but the sub out was significantly quieter until I messed with the gain on the amp.
Alpine has this and the ilx-107 introduced in 2017 to cover different consumer preferences with very similar prices, with the ilx-107 providing wireless Carplay and the ilx-207 covering *wired* Carplay and Android Auto. The ilx-207 also has HD radio and SiriusXM tuner input support -- but again not wireless Carplay. However, the ilx-207 still has Bluetooth allowing for example phone-in-pocket Pandora. The ilx-207 screens have a finished and richly colored and tailorable look to them. (In odd contrast, the ilx-107 is basically black and white). There's a full featured AM/FM radio, with HD radio and multiple inputs coming through on a single tuning station. The connected ilx-207 is snappy in response as would be expected with a wired connection. Sound, with Alpine detailed tuning and connected to a Rockford Fosgate amp and quality speakers including subwoofer, is absolutely phenomenal. Installation and cooling are assisted by the single din form factor in back. GPS programs such as Apple Maps get an assist from a GPS antenna installed (for most, on the dash). One must also find a place to house the USB plug. In my car (a Suzuki Kizashi 2010), an adapter was available to input into the ilx-207's back in order to pipe the signal through the stock USB port in the dash (see picture). Highly recommended. I have the ilx-107 in another car and although both are great I prefer this model.
Pros: Beautiful rich and customizable appearance; well-placed and nicely tactile controls; wired Carplay using USB plug; Android Auto as alternative for the USB plug; eas(ier) installation; assisted GPS; Bluetooth for those needing to keep phone in pocket; outstanding audio; excellent compatibility with stock premium sound system; SiriusXM ready and available 3.5 mm input (if you need them).
Cons: The back and forth with the Bluetooth audio and the wired Carplay is not as elegant as one might expect. If you connect the wired Carplay and turn off the car, the Bluetooth does not automatically connect the phone to the unit for wireless phone-in-the-pocket until you connect up (requiring a few extra icon presses).
eh, Not worth the money. Should have stuck with my go to excelon products. But, paying that kind of money for a deck is getting old with the older I get. Tried a happy medium and I should have known better
Pros: Still having buyers remorse.
Cons: Limited deck, I should have researched more and just saved up for what I wanted, no phone=no gps, picky about any file on a USB drive and it absolutely will not let me change the opening screen, hopefully a firmware will fix this, no calibration for the touchscreen and I press one thing it does another, touch is clunky and slow.....oh well it's installed:(
Great radio, only drawback is all gauges dont work as promised and it was installed by alpine certified dealer
Very disappointed in this product. I waited months for this head unit to come out on the understanding that, like the iLX-107, it would have wireless connectivity for Apple Car Play and that's not the case. You can run music off your iPhone via Bluetooth, but not Car Play. In addition, the volume control is a hard button that doesn't work well for a quick change in volume.
Pros: Alpine is always good quality.
Cons: No wireless Car Play.
This is a fantastic radio for my little Smart car. Love how it hooks up to my iPhone for apps and GPS. Has too many features to mention. I bought the Sirius XM attachment for it and it's great too!
The head unit itself is of good build quality, things don't wiggle that shouldn't wiggle etc. Buttons feel solid. . To plug things into the head unit you'll have a lot of adapter cables. IE a proprietary harness to the RCA outs, proprietary harness to get the mic in, the steering wheel control adapter in, etc. It does add some bulk to the overall installation right behind the unit. The Alpine unit will need the parking brake sensor terminated effectively to access more settings. The UI seemed to be pretty snappy and not buggy. I didn't have any crashes or pauses. AA seemed to miss a few voice commands and notifications for messages via Google's Messages app. But I think that's more AA/road noise than anything. Pretty substantial settings menu. The LED colors for the music/gps buttons on either end can be changed color to about 10 colors. I set mine as amber to match my Xterra's interior. Head unit was EQ'd via Alpine TuneIT. Interface is a tad clunky on the app, it's not intuitive to modify a configuration, but that's more to the app than anything. Some more advanced EQ settings on the head unit that I wasn't fully understanding. But I liked how it sounded so I let it be. It seems to work well with CarPlay too, I tried it with a MacPhone and it was quick and concise. My whole setup is thus: Alpine iLX-207 Alpine KTP-445A JBL Clubs in the front/rear doors. I picked up a third party USB/AUX extension cable and terminated it into the dash and it works w
Pros: Quick, clean UI Works well with CarPlay and Android Auto Quite potent stock amp if you're not looking to do anything else Screen is pretty crisp. Comes with mic and external GPS antenna.
Cons: Potential issue for a tight dash, lots of adapter cables, but there is room above the single DIN back. Parking brake sensor must be dealt with to access settings, not just for video restrictions.
|AUX Input||Mini (rear)|
|Audio/video Input||HDMI (rear), Mini (rear)|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||18 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||18 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||4 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
|High-res Playback||FLAC (96kHz)|
Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your USB-connected iPhone 5 or newer (running latest iOS version) with Lightning-connector 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-207. 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-207 in-dash receiver. With Apple CarPlay, you can control these functions from the iLX-207 receiver's 7" capacitive touchscreen or activate Siri for minimized distraction.
- Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 or newer running the latest iOS version.
- Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.
Android Auto: The Alpine iLX-207 supports the Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer). Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the Alpine receiver's rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and your phone's USB cable, plus be paired via Bluetooth (your vehicle's parking brake needs to be engaged to initially setup Android Auto). Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple on-screen "card-style" pop-ups that appear just when they're needed. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include:
- Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector (including the Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable.
- Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.
- Use a USB cable that is under 6' long and avoid using any extension cable other than the one supplied.
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The iLX-207 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 and Android Auto's Google 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.
HDMI Input & Output: The Alpine iLX-207 is outfitted with an HDMI input and output. The HDMI input provides connection for iPhone, Android, and other HDMI enabled equipment. The HDMI output can be used for RSE (rear seat entertainment).
Smartphone Mirroring via HDMI: The Alpine's iLX-207's rear-panel HDMI input can be used to connect select Android or Apple iOS devices with video output to the digital media receiver. With the vehicle's parking brake engaged you can mirror the smartphone device's image and watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) on the digital media receiver's touchscreen monitor. Stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your iPod/iPhone device can be heard through your speaker system without the parking brake engaged; however, there is no song/artist information display unless the parking brake is engaged. There is no touchscreen control from the Alpine head unit; you will still continue to use your Apple iOS or Android device to select content, apps, and control playback.
iPhone Lightning-to-USB Direct Connect: The Alpine receiver supports direct connection of your Apple iPod/iPhone with Lightning connector or iPhone 4S with 30-pin connector through its rear-panel USB port and the included USB extension cable (use Alpine's KCU-471i/KCU-445i cable or the cable that came with your Apple device). The iLX-207 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your USB-connected Apple device with Lightning connector.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine iLX-207 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/13/2018):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Specific Apps||Display Type||Bluetooth||Charge|
|Audio||Video/Mirror||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||CarPlay||Pandora||Album Art||Song/Artist Text||Track Info||Phone||Audio||Siri|
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 is available.
USB Mass Class Storage Devices: In addition to iPhone & Android connectivity, the head unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. A 5' USB extension cable is included. The unit supports playback of a variety of audio and video files stored on a compatible USB MSC device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
|Media Type||USB (Mass Storage Class Device)|
|File System||FAT 16/32|
|Playable File Types||Audio||MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 48-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz|
FLAC: bit depth of 16-/24-bit; sampling rate of 8-96kHz
|Video||AVI/MKV/MP4: optimum resolution of 96-720 (h) x 96-576 (v)|
|Max # of Files/Folders||10,000 files/folders|
|Song/Artist Info||MP3 ID3 tags, WMA/AAC/FLAC tags, & Album Art|
Note: The USB port does not support MTP or AOA playback for Android devices. The USB port cannot be connected to a USB hub or card-reader.
Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine iLX-207 features built-in Bluetooth technology (version 2.1+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 Profiles:
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Alpine iLX-207.
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) + Auto Pairing (for iPhone): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the iLX-207 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP). You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Alpine head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. You can register up to 5 Bluetooth enabled devices with the Alpine head unit, and keep two devices connected simultaneously. That way you can switch between devices a lot quicker without having to un-connect and re-connect devices.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated & External Mic): The Alpine iLX-207 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 iLX-207 allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the front-panel mic or included external mic and your car audio speakers. During a conversation, you can initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.
Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with or without the parking brake engaged.
Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Alpine iLX-207 can stream music from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP 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 iLX-207 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 (no Album Art). The iLX-207 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 resume.
Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Alpine iLX-207 has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel/touchscreen controls and external microphone. Simply press the head unit's "VOICE CTRL" button to engage Siri and use the external microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the iLX-207 and its microphone. You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Alpine iLX-207; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
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.
Pandora Internet Radio App (for iPhone & Android): The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ & Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Alpine iLX-207 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (4S or newer) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the iLX-207 via the Alpine KCU-471i/KCU-445i cable or the 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 3G, LTE (4G), EDGE, or WiFi. The iLX-207 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
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 smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine iLX-207 is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
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 Discount Plan.
HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
CTA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CTA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CTA (Consumer Technology Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CTA-2006 logo on their product.
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 additional wires.
6ch/4V Preouts + Sub Control: The iLX-207 has three sets of 4-Volt RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (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).
Built-in EQ: The iLX-207 digital media receiver is equipped with a variety of EQ presets for different types of music, plus a 9-Band Parametric EQ for fine-tuning the sound to your preference, and Alpine's very own Bass Engine SQ.
Audio Enhancements: The iLX-207 provides Time Correction, Media Xpander Pro, and Source Volume Level to enhance your listening experience in the vehicle.
Alpine's TuneIt App: The Alpine TuneIt app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ & Android OS 4.0+) is an easy-to-use sound-tuning app that also offers Facebook notifications. Download this free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play onto your compatible Apple iPhone or Android device and create a user profile about your vehicle and sound system. Your iPhone must be connected to the Alpine receiver via the appropriate Alpine connector cable (500KCU471I / 500KCU445I; sold separately) or the 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 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
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 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.
Camera Input: The iLX-207 features a proprietary camera input for connecting one of Alpine's proprietary backup cameras (sold separately). There is also a composite video rearview camera adapter which allows you to connect almost any camera with a composite video connector, like Alpine's Alpine HCE-C125 camera (500HCEC125, sold separately). You can only use one or the other; you cannot use both types of camera inputs. In order to connect two cameras to receiver, you will need Alpine's KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface (500KCXC250, sold separately), which only works with the Alpine's proprietary cameras (sold separately).
Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.
iDatalink Serial Port: The Alpine iLX-207 is compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, 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.
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 iDatalink's 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.
Audio/Video Input: The Alpine iLX-207 is fitted with one rear-panel AV minijack (3.5mm) input to connect an external AV source.
7" Capacitive Touchscreen: The 7" capacitive touchscreen boasts a 800 x 480 resolution (1.15 million pixels) with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The touchscreen monitor provides a balanced picture, not over-emphasizing dark or light areas, so album art, map screens, and videos are seen with greater clarity. The capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure, responds faster, and can recognize multiple touch points simultaneously; all advantages when compared to traditional resistive touchscreen displays. The iLX-207's intuitive touchscreen interface allows for 4-way swipe action control - Left, Right, Down, & Up.
Note: Conveniently located Power/Menu, Source, Maps, Volume Up/Down, Previous/Next Track, Favorite, and Voice buttons are accessible along the bottom edge of the 7" touchscreen monitor for quick access and simple control.
My Favorites: This unit enables you to recall functions easily be registering frequently used items, such as specific sources, to the Favorite screen. You can create up to 6 favorite screens with up 54 selections (9 each).
Variable Color Illumination: You can adjust the receiver's LCD screen color from Blue, Green, Red, or White. You can also adjust the color illumination of the head unit's hard-key buttons from Blue, Light Blue, Aqua, Red, Green, Yellow, or Amber.
Brightness Control: You can adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight from -15 to +15 and the brightness of the button illumination from -2 to +2. You can then select one of the following modes for both the LCD's backlight and button illumination - Auto (adjusts the brightness of the background illumination based on the ambient light in your vehicle), On (keeps the background illumination of the monitor dark), or Off (keeps the background illumination of the monitor bright).
Clock Display: The iLX-207 lets you select between a 12 hour or 24 hour clock. The clock is displayed on each source screen and turns off when the head unit is powered down.
Video Lockout: For safety and legal reasons, the iLX-207 features a video lock-out feature to prevent the driver from viewing a video source (AUX, HDMI, & USB) while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a video source, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged and the ignition in the ACC or ON position. This also includes advanced setup menus. CarPlay & Android Auto do not require the Parking Brake to be engaged.
Remote Control: The Alpine iLX-207offers compatibility with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately) and supports Alpine's IR wireless remote control (sold separately) for added convenience.
Accessory Control Ready: You can also use the iLX-207 to control external accessories like a light bar, motorized tonneau cover, or winch when used with the optional KAC-001 External Accessory Controller (500KAC001, sold separately). The KAC-001 works with up to eight relay-connected accessories which can be controlled from the iLX-207's touchscreen. A graphical icon and name can be assigned to each accessory for quick identification on the touchscreen.
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On direction of your utility to identify what is needed to use the device [ Todd Jan 19, 2019 ]
I wanted to replace my factory radio and over the years I've always had the best luck with Alpine. They have always been super user friendly and offer great dependability. [ Louis Dec 29, 2018 ]
EVERYTHING I NEEDED IN AN AFTERMARKET STEREO [ Dmartin228 Dec 17, 2018 ]
Sound Quality and Functionality. [ STEPFONZA K Dec 04, 2018 ]
Features [ Mike Nov 28, 2018 ]
Apple Carplay support, bang for buck, Alpine reputation [ Mark Nov 23, 2018 ]
looks nice [ Constantino Nov 06, 2018 ]
Its Alpine! need i say more? [ denis Oct 02, 2018 ]
Have always had great service and zero issues with Alpine, over the past years. Tried Kenwood and had issues with touchscreen, and went right back to Alpine. Customer service at Crutchfield second to NONE. [ Douglas Sep 19, 2018 ]
Best unit with most features for the money [ Patrick Sep 05, 2018 ]
Always been an Alpine customer and this unit has all the features I want (and didn't want). [ JASON Aug 27, 2018 ]
Looks like it works good with IPhones and has good app controls [ Gregory Aug 26, 2018 ]
Alpine is always solid on high end [ John Aug 18, 2018 ]
Upgrade my factory radio and larger screen. Also, to use CarPlay and keep phone put away. [ Brad Aug 05, 2018 ]
i liked it [ jose miguel Jul 30, 2018 ]
Had a Kenwood and it wasn't easy to go through the screens and wasn't compatible with Iphone 8. Returned it and going with Alpine. [ T Jul 30, 2018 ]
it has all the features i want [ Michael Jul 04, 2018 ]
Looked over the specifications and compared things on the Internet [ Dominic Jun 29, 2018 ]
Best product available to integrate into vehicle and maintain original equipment functionality [ MITCHELL D Jun 17, 2018 ]
I like all the features it has to offer. [ Charles May 10, 2018 ]
Help from customer support. To many choices but I was able to get all the features I needed. [ Paul Apr 07, 2018 ]
Always been impressed with alpines sound quality [ David Mar 28, 2018 ]
Durability and functionality [ Timothy Mar 12, 2018 ]
Best bang for the buck [ Dale Mar 12, 2018 ]
Android auto...I have a Sony 712HD not happy with it, thought it would be better [ Robert Feb 24, 2018 ]
Performance reviews and ease of usage. Phone integration and handsfree and wireless usage make it desirable. [ Wyatt Feb 21, 2018 ]
looks nice....supposed to be compatible with my iPhone [ Sean Feb 17, 2018 ]
It's an Alpine with a reasonable price tag. Why not? [ Ryan Jan 27, 2018 ]
My factory radio died out 3 months ago. I've spent every waking week since researching and researching again to find the perfect radio for me. I finally landed on the Alpine ILX-207. A bit pricier than other units with the same or more features. However, the capacative screen, the slick user interface, and robust options won it for me. Plus, you can't beat open box. It's just as good as buying new. [ Forrest Nov 17, 2017 ]
I've been looking for a CarPlay radio with HD radio as well, plus you can go wrong with Alpine radios!!! [ Hamlet Oct 17, 2017 ]
Great radio with great features. I had the Alpine cde w265, which is a great sounding radio, but i wanted something that LOOKED better in the dash. This radio has an excellent display with a touch screen and being an alpine fan, this was the way to go. [ Paul Oct 06, 2017 ]
Apple/Android native support, plus a myriad of other features. Truly a Swiss Army knife of HU's. [ Kevin Aug 22, 2017 ]
Capacitive touch screen, iDatalink Maestro digital compatibility, HD radio [ Jason Aug 10, 2017 ]
I never used chrome cast [ Robert Dec 23, 2018 ]
I dont remember if it had a 3.5mm but the beauty of this unit is its ability to integrate with factory systems using a Maestro interface. With it, I retained use of the factory aux plug. [ Jame Dec 17, 2018 ]
No it does not. [ Lawrence Dec 17, 2018 ]
Yes [ John Dec 17, 2018 ]
The answer is a conditional yes. One of the input interface harnesses on the rear has a mini jack. If I recall correctly it is about 4" long. Fine for a mounted/hidden device, not intended for day to day access, without an additional extension cable [ Robert Dec 17, 2018 ]
No. Only USB, RCA or HDMI [ Ka Ho Dec 17, 2018 ]
I use a wired mic to the rear of the unit. Sound is reasonable, according to what my friends say. Also depends on where you put the mic. As for the voice command, it works well. That is, no problems with my phone understanding my voice. [ Robert Dec 16, 2018 ]
The internal mic works quite well for me. I have not had any issues with people hearing me nor clarity. There are settings you can adjust to help dial this in. The voice command works fairly well also. You just have to speak clearly as with most coice command features. The only thing I might caution on and it may not have to do with the internal mic, but I sometimes have a problem with hearing the 'phone ring' after I've answered the call. I'm not sure what's causes this but I sometimes have to hang up and call the person back to get rid of the phone ringing sound. Maybe I can get some insight on this as well. [ Erick Dec 16, 2018 ]
It's perfect, great sound. [ Oscar Dec 16, 2018 ]
MIne didn't come with a camera, I think you need to order it separately. The only GPS available is the one from your phone as far as I know. Mine works well though, through the Apple app [ Melvin Dec 13, 2018 ]
Mine didn't come with a backup camera, and GPS is only included through the android auto hook up. It's your phone GPS mirrored to head unit screen. [ JAROD Dec 13, 2018 ]
No it doesn't come with a rearview camera or gps. It had the inputs for a rearview camera to be hooked up and the radio is Android auto and apple carplay ready, which will allow the good from your phone to be displayed on the screen.. [ Paul Dec 13, 2018 ]
No backup camera is included, but it will take an alpine camera purchased separately. GPS is not built in. You use your smartphone's GPS and it works very well. The Alpine comes with its own GPS antenna that attaches to the back of the unit and improves GPS reception of your smartphone. I attach an IPhone 8 and the Alpine Screen displays Apple Maps, Waze or Google Maps with touchscreen and voice control. [ Bernard Dec 13, 2018 ]
When I purchased this back in 2017 the backup camera was a optional extra. The GPS however did come ready to go in the box. [ Davin Dec 13, 2018 ]
No rearview camera, just the inputs for one. The head unit uses apple car play to display maps from your phone. [ Kendall Dec 13, 2018 ]
I've had this unit over 6 months, can't say I've noticed any speed sensitive volume control nor found a setting for it yet. I have a quite cabin in my Silverado so i didnt use the higher settings in the factory radio either. [ charles Dec 06, 2018 ]
Not in my experience, which is really annoying. [ Craig Dec 06, 2018 ]
I never used the parking guidelines or camera [ Robert Nov 18, 2018 ]
Yes [ John Nov 18, 2018 ]
They do NOT turn with the steering wheel. You can turn them on/off [ BRIAN Nov 17, 2018 ]
Yes you can and you can choose what you want each phone to do. Wether it be calls only music only or both you can customize it [ brian Nov 09, 2018 ]
Yes you can pair more than one. [ SUNIL S Nov 08, 2018 ]
I have an Apple device, and only other iPhone have been connected to my alpine, but in this experience, it will remember multiple devices, but it can only connect and stream from one. To use Apple's Carplay feature, a wired connection as well as a Bluetooth connection are required, and therefore Carplay only works with a single device at a time. I know that both Bluetooth audio and using the Alpine Go! app (from iOS App Store) will only be useful from one device at a time. There isn't really anything that you can do with two separate phones at the same time, aside from one navigating and the other streaming audio, but in order to use the navigation, you must be connected via Carplay or Android Auto, and when Carplay is being used, the audio is streamed from that device. I have no experience with Android at all. [ Wyatt Nov 08, 2018 ]
You can have them connected at the same time. Not sure if you can use(talk on or listen to music) two at the same time. This unit is a little slow to connect to bluetooth. It hasn't been an issue though. Overall happy with it. [ JOE Nov 08, 2018 ]
You can have more than one set up, but only one at a time can be actively connected. As an audio device this is a very nice unit. From the view of a modern connected device the interface and hardware are crude. If you do not need the unique shape you should look at other units. From the first use this feels a decade out of date [ Robert Nov 08, 2018 ]
Yes it sure does! Works like a charm especially when you have an aftermarket subwoofer and speakers. [ Javier Nov 07, 2018 ]
Yeah. Way better than pioneer products in my opinion. I didn't want to try Alpine at first but I'm glad it did [ ALEJANDRO Oct 15, 2018 ]
It's as sensitive as a high quality phone or touch tablet in terms of touch responsiveness. Never experienced an issue with that. [ Frank Oct 15, 2018 ]
I'm not 100 percent sure but I'm sure there must be a kit that let's you retain the climate control screen. The radio function would be dead though. I suggest you do some intensive research before you buy though.. [ Paul Oct 09, 2018 ]
Not positive in your mazda, but everything still works in my 2010 Cadillac. I also have separate temp screens. Hope this helps. [ JAROD Oct 09, 2018 ]
No, I purchased the alpine back up cam and it did not need anything from the dealer. [ Eric Aug 20, 2018 ]
No you don't. It comes with a connection for a camera [ Matt Aug 20, 2018 ]
Bose is not compatible with anything, they are PROPRIETARY. Yes, you can get Bose to work, with a different head unit but will never get Top Quality sound, it will be good but not the best. You really need to eliminate the bose system, SORRY, and rewire the iLX-207, with a alpine amp and some JL speakers, for crisp clear sound and either JL subs or if your using a ported box MTX 12" subs. Then you will have the best system possible. ps the alpine iLX-207 is the best possible head unit you can get and is way way way underpriced. Nothing is even close to the performance. iLX-207 is for ANDROID USERS, with GOOGLE music play, if your an apple fan its the other iLX- , I love my iLX-207 and never had a problem. The way I say it is: "My friends would laugh at me if I had a Sony, they would smirk at me if I had a Kenwood, and they would envy me if I have an Alpine" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [ W. Ben Aug 09, 2018 ]
Works exactly like the HDMI input on your HDTV. [ Rose Sia For Jul 12, 2018 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Jun 20, 2018 ] Staff
Well, you didnt say what vehicle you have, but my '05 silverado did not need the back cut at all and fit nicely. [ charles Jun 04, 2018 ]
I don't think so. Even if you could, the mounting wouldn't line up with the rest of dash. It definitely won't fit properly without trimming the plastic piece. The piece you have to trim is hidden so you'll never see it. I used a razor to start and a serrated blade to finish. It took about 5 minutes. I replaced the factory HU - RES130. I have the Infinity system with aftermarket speakers. This HU was the best upgrade yet. MUCH better audio than factory. [ Bryan Jun 03, 2018 ]
I assume it would be possible... I have a 09 jk and didn't have to cut or trim anything. [ Brent Jun 03, 2018 ]
My answer was a mess of auto correct on my phone. The deck uses a Fakra connector. My Subaru used a non Fakra connector but I was able to remove the actual connector from the cable and swap it out. If you search for Fakra connector you'll find all you need to swap it out if your vehicle uses a different style. [ ROBERT Jun 06, 2018 ]
Yes uses the factory antenna [ Lori May 28, 2018 ]
Yes but you will need the xm Sirius radio transmitter and this adapter ...... iDatalink Maestro ADS-HRN-ANT-SAT1 SAT 1 OEM Farka to Aftermarket Satellite adaptor [ Matt May 28, 2018 ]
I tried with my 2011 ford F250 but the adapter was not the same. I ended up using the one provided from Alpine and it works great. Better then my factory one. [ Davin May 28, 2018 ]
Yes [ WILLIAM May 28, 2018 ]
The connector that it's above comes with is an industry standard Fakra one. My Subaru used a proprietary connector but I was able to do the Subaru one of and mounted the Fakra I took off the Alpine antenna. There's write is on how to do this on the internet. [ ROBERT May 28, 2018 ]
You should be able to since the vehicle is equipped with WiFi [ Robert May 31, 2018 ]
I have it in a 08 Silverado (10 amplified channels with 16 speakers in a single cab!) with a custom built Wilson 4G Booster and run my iPhone X hotspot. IDK about a 2015, Sorry. [ DANIEL May 30, 2018 ]
I don't think so. But you will loose Nav for sure the nave in the system works off your phone either by Apple car play or android auto. If you have the bose system you have to get the bose adapter for another $400. If I didn't add a subwoofer I think I would have stayed stock [ John May 23, 2018 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy May 29, 2018 ] Staff
Mine installed great. He had to leave the disc holders in, but it works great. I put two big box speakers in the back and it sounds wonderful. Got SiriusXM and mounted it on the area just behind the windshield. I hope you don't mean will the CD still work. There's no player in this. [ Melvin May 23, 2018 ]
Yes it is compatible but Iwould use a regular size amp [ Robert May 02, 2018 ]
I've had zero complaints. I mounted it above the rear view mirror in a Jeep Wrangler JKU. [ JASON Apr 24, 2018 ]
This may not be of much help as I haven't tried the external mic yet. Out of the box my internal mix doesn't function. I've tried on phone calls,FaceTime calls, and even leaving a voicemail. No one could hear me speaking. I haven't got around to installing the external mix yet but I would guess it works much better [ Anthony Apr 24, 2018 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. [ Krissy Apr 16, 2018 ] Staff
Yes you can [ JAROD Apr 21, 2018 ]
blue, light blue, aqua, red, green, amber, and yellow are all available with this model. [ JASON Mar 13, 2018 ]
Yes you can change all the colors is settings display/key option [ Lori Mar 13, 2018 ]
Yes, you can change the button colors to amber. [ ROBERT Mar 13, 2018 ]
orange or amber are not options [ BRIAN Mar 13, 2018 ]
I am using Apple Carplay and this unit (unlike the iLX-107) requires are hardwired connection. I suspect Android Auto is the same but cannot confirm. [ David Feb 16, 2018 ]
No I do not use bluetooth to connect android auto. I have an iPhone. As soon as connect my iPhone all of my info comes up. No need to use bluetooth [ Robert Feb 16, 2018 ]
No, it has to be connected via USB directly to the iLX-207, not thru the vehicle USB. Phone calls & playing music thru your phone are via bluetooth or USB. I had to disconnect the iDatalink Maestro USB & added a dash mounted USB connected directly to the iLX-207 to plug my phone in. [ Ken Feb 16, 2018 ]
Yes [ Robert Feb 13, 2018 ]
Yes [ Kendall Feb 13, 2018 ]
I know it supports a video connection, but I have no experience with the word composite, and I didn't hook one up in my car. [ Melvin Feb 13, 2018 ]
Yes, and it works well. Engages when the car is shifted into reverse. Clear image. [ PAUL Feb 13, 2018 ]
Sorry no. It only comes with the images you see [ Matt Jan 30, 2018 ]
By home screen if you mean the radio itself sans it running CarPlay or Android auto it's right in the first shot there. The device set showing all of the sources with the Phone/Car Info/Setup and all icons. [ Frank Jan 29, 2018 ]
When you go into the individual functions like radio, satellite, etc. You can get the information for what it is you sitting on and with a few swipes add the presets screen it the likes. They picture the main menu and of course there is also the Android auto/ Apple car play that you can leave it on. The star button allows you to set favorites from all the sources in one area [ ROBERT Jan 29, 2018 ]
I believe the Sirius antenna needs a clear view to the south, so if it were in your car and you were heading north it may not work. The Bluetooth antenna is built into the deck. [ Kendall Jan 10, 2018 ]
I put mine in a Smart car convertible. We just put the antenna on the windshield frame so it didn't bother the top in any way. I've had them inside and the reception is awful especially going south. [ Melvin Jan 10, 2018 ]
Yes. I have a 2011 F250 and getting the antenna up the the factory location was not going to work, so mine is mounted inside on the passenger side dash. The antenna comes with a magnetic sticker, put that in your desired location and your good to go [ Davin Jan 10, 2018 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Jan 03, 2018 ] Staff
Not very well. There is a single cd/dvd player that can be attached or you could use an FM-modulator cd changer. [ Justin Dec 03, 2017 ]
No, it only supports a external DVD player which is connected via hdmi cable [ Matt Dec 03, 2017 ]
Yes, it has an accessory option but may need an adapter depending on which type. [ ROY Dec 03, 2017 ]
The GPS through Car Play uses the same amount of data as if you are using GPS on your phone and only uses data if you are actually using your GPS. I've not lost cell coverage yet, so I'm not sure about your second question. However, the GPS is a reflection of your smartphone. I will say that I've been very satisfied with this unit. [ William Nov 14, 2017 ]
I'm assuming it uses your data, but have not verified it. I have found that if I have my nav going before I lose service it'll continue to work while out of service, but if you try to use nav while you're out of service will not work. [ Kendall Nov 14, 2017 ]
It uses your navigation app from your phone, so if you don't have the maps downloaded before you go out of service, you probably won't have them. [ Melvin Nov 13, 2017 ]
Not that I know of but ask the sales guys. I'm very happpy with it [ JEFF Sep 28, 2017 ]
Not that I know about. Ask the manufacturer? [ Melvin Sep 28, 2017 ]
Yes, it has voice controls and it does display the album covers. [ Melvin Aug 25, 2017 ]
No, the Alpine does not have a stand alone Navigation. The GPS antenna that is included with the radio is to assist the Navigation on the phone. It works really Good too. [ JEFFREY A Aug 22, 2017 ]
Sure. You can connect the phone to the Alpine's built-in Bluetooth (hands-free calling & stereo audio streaming) leaving the USB input available for the USB mass storage drive. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan Aug 09, 2017 ] Staff
We don't have definitive information on this one, but updates are typically done through the USB port on a receiver My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Aug 07, 2017 ] Staff
Devices capable of wirelessly "casting" or mirroring would generally require some sort of Wi-Fi connection in your vehicle to make that happen. Regardless, you wouldn't have the option to select a separate audio source if the HDMI is the selected source on the Alpine iLX-207. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. [ Larry Aug 08, 2017 ] Staff
The Alpine iLX-207 does include both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology--however given that it has a single USB port, you wouldn't be able to have both an iPhone and Android connected simultaneously. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. [ Larry Aug 08, 2017 ] Staff
The Alpine iLX-207 does not feature wireless CarPlay connectivity like the iLX-107 (which is the only current aftermarket unit that does). However the iLX-207 adds Android Auto, HD Radio, and SiriusXM compatibility; none of which are included in the iLX-107. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/advisors/larry [ Larry Aug 07, 2017 ] Staff
I've had this question too and in all of the materials I've been able to find, the ilx-207 has not been mentioned as having wireless Carplay capability. The Carplay (and now Android Auto) appears to be supported here by plug-in. I suspect this may be a better fit in regard to resale potential for the car even if you don't use Android; but I'm looking at the possibility of buying an Android phone and this unit just to get the Google Maps which is supported in Android Auto. [ Charles Aug 03, 2017 ]
Digital multimedia receiver with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ (does not play CDs)
Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)
Digital multimedia receiver with wireless Apple CarPlay™ (does not play CDs)