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Alpine iLX-207

Digital multimedia receiver with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® (does not play CDs)

Item # 500ILX207

Like that handy multi-tool in your pocket, Alpine's iLX-207 digital multimedia receiver packs a phenomenal amount...

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Item # 500ILX207

About the Alpine iLX-207

The multi-tool of receivers

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.
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The multi-tool of receivers

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.

HD Radio

A smarter way to enjoy your smartphone

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.

Voice control designed for drivers

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.

Stay connected to your car, too

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.

All the entertainment you want

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.

Get where you're going

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.

Add even more functionality with these accessories

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 driver assistance: This receiver works with Alpine's DVR-C320R 2-camera system with built-in Drive Assist, so you can get safety features like lane departure warnings, front collision warnings, and front car movement warnings along with recordable HD camera views from the dash, interior, and rear of your car.

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. 

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

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.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

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.

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


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • designed to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • hands-free control lets you access apps using your voice
    • built-in Bluetooth connectivity
    • built-in HD Radio tuner for enhanced AM/FM fidelity
    • enjoy music apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • USB port accommodates various devices and thumb drives
    • MP3/WMA compatible
    • 7" capacitive touchscreen
    • compatible with optional Accessory Control Module, Multi-Camera Selector Interface, HD Dash Cam with Drive Assist, DVD player, and HDMI switcher
    • inputs: rear USB port, rear auxiliary input, HDMI input, rear camera input
    • works with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included)
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings, video display, and other features on this receiver (the parking brake must be connected and set, released, and set again)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • works with iDataLink Maestro module
      • retains factory features in select Ford, Chrysler, GM, Fiat, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles
      • displays engine performance data on touchscreen
    • external microphone included
    • CEA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # iLX-207

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ integrated 7" touchscreeen
    • Trim-ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Pre-out harness
    • Camera input adapter
    • Mic/SWC harness
    • Aux/iDatalink harness
    • 5' USB extension cable
    • GPS antenna (attached 8' cable terminated by proprietary connector)
    • Self-adhesive mounting pad
    • Microphone (w/ attached 12.5' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor clip
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 Pan-head screws (M5x8mm)
    • 4 Counter-sunk screws (M5x8mm)
    • HDMI connector clamp
    • 3 Self-adhesive clips
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Online Product Registration Card
    • "To Customers" note

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear), HDMI (rear)
    USB Input Rear
    USB Port Power 1.5A
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Yes
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 2.0
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7Gen
    Touch 5Gen and up
    iPhone 4S and up
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 18 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) Apple, Google, Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) Google, Waze
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 7
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 9
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC
    High-res Playback FLAC (96kHz)
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N
    The Alpine iLX-207 replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    HDMI & USB Integration
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Pandora+SiriusXM+HD Radio
    Audio & DSP Section
    AV + OEM Connectivity
    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    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 is specially designed for driving scenarios. You can control CarPlay from the Alpine receiver's touchscreen controls or use Siri to control to control CarPlay with just your voice. You'll be able to use CarPlay to get directions, make phone calls, listen to voice mails, send/receive text messages, select music, and even control Apple HomeKit compatible devices in a way that keeps you focused on the road ahead.

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

    Android Auto: The Alpine iLX-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 a simple on-screen interface that is simple to use in the vehicle. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include -

    • Google Assistant: The Alpine receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, listen to music, or even control select Google Assistant smarthome enabled devices.
    • Google & Waze Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Alpine receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Alpine receiver via Google Play Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible app for Android Auto.
    • 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 & USB Integration

    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).

    • HDMI Input: In addition iPhone and Android connectivity, the head unit's HDMI input can be used to connect almost any external mobile AV source with an HDMI output, such as Alpine's DVE-5300 DVD player(500DVE5300; sold separately). The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device, unless you are connecting the DVE-5300 DVD player which does allow control from the iLX-207's touchscreen. The HDMI input supports video resolutions up to 720p. If you need more than one HDMI input, you can purchase Alpine's HDMI switcher (500KCX630H, sold separately), which provides a total of two HDMI inputs and one HDMI output.
    • HDMI Output (w/ Dual Zone): The iLX-207 is equipped with an HDMI monitor output for rear seat entertainment (RSE). The rear seat entertainment function independently routes a different source to the front and rear of the vehicle. For example, while listening to the head unit's built-in HD radio or other audio source in the front, HDMI can be enjoyed in the rear with optional rear monitors (featuring an HDMI input) and headphones. The unit's HDMI input is the only source that can be displayed in the rear through the head unit's HDMI output. The HDMI output supports video resolution up to 480p. The parking brake does not need to be engaged to enjoy HDMI playback in the rear of the vehicle.

    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 Connectivity: If you have an iPhone 5 or newer with the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable (like Alpine's KCU-471i cable), and a HDMI cable (like Alpine's KCU-610HD HDMI cable kit) -all sold separately. The HDMI connector provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your iPhone device. Not compatible with 30-pin Apple devices.
    • Android Connectivity: Use Alpine's KCU-610MH HDMI cable kit (sold separately) to connect your MHL-compatible Android smartphone. Check here for a list of compatible MHL-enabled Android phones. The Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 and Note II/III/IV requires an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). The HDMI connector provides audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges the battery of your Android smartphone

    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 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.

    • Head Unit Control: The Alpine iLX-207 lets you navigate your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can then search each category alphabetically. The head unit also offers playback functions such a Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat for stored music files. Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track are supported by many music apps too; not all apps will be compatible. Your USB-connected iPhone will remain unlocked, so you can use its touchscreen to access music apps.
    • Song/Artist Information: The Alpine in-dash digital media receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, as well as Album Art. The unit will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps.
    • 1.5A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine iLX-207 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/21/2019):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video/Mirror Head Unit iPod/iPhone CarPlay Pandora Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S/SE 12.4.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 12.4.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+8/8+ 12.4.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XSMax/XS/XR/X 12.4.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 12.4.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update 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.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    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:

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

    • Receiving Calls: The Alpine iLX-207 provides several ways to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone.
      • Manual Answer: Manually answer an incoming call by pressing the "Phone" icon on the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Automatic Answer: Set the Alpine head unit to answer the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is answered automatically after approximately 5 seconds.
      • Call Waiting: If a second call is received during a current call, you can have the first caller wait momentarily while you take the second call. When you are finished with one call, you can switch to the other.
    • Making Calls: The Alpine iLX-207 provides a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine iLX-207 features full phone book access, call history, and redial with compatible phones.
      • Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable phone, you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your contact or the telephone number.
      • Phone Number Entry: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 31 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 entries (5 telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible mobile phone. You can then search the contacts of your phonebook alphabetically.
      • Presets & Favorites: You can assign up to 4 phone numbers for one-touch dialing to make a call easily. You can also make a phone call using the Short Cut function of numbers that you have registered as Favorites.
      • Call History: The previously dialed, received, or missed numbers (60 total) can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
    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+SiriusXM+HD Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio App (for iPhone & Android): The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 11.0+ & 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 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.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • New Station: Based on a currently playing track or artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account.
    • Shuffle Play: Shuffle Play allows you to listen to songs played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to these online service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or 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:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search: A channel list displays a list of all available channels. The Category Search function searches for channels in a certain category.
    • Song/Artist Info + Album Art: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, Song Title, and Album Art can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • SmartFavorite Presets + Jump: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. All presets are recognized a SmartFavorites with advanced features like TuneStart, & TuneScan. The Jump feature lets you store your absolute favorite channel so you can jump to it with the press of a dedicated button and then jump back to the previous channel.
    • TuneStart & TuneScan: TuneStart allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a Smart Favorite preset channel on the current band. TuneScan gives you a short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music channels on the currently tuned band.
    • Instant Replay: You can pause, rewind, and replay content from the currently tuned SiriusXM channel. The SiriusXM tuner will continually buffer up to 60 minutes of audio from the currently tuned channel.
    • Song/Artist/Game Alerts: With Song/Artist Alert you can get notified when your favorite songs or artists are being broadcast on any SiriusXM station. With the push of a button, you can jump right to that broadcast and catch the songs you want to listen to. GameAlert will display an on-screen message if your favorite teams' games are being broadcast. Jump to that station with the push of a button so you can listen to the game play by play. You can also get the latest score updates while you are listening to other stations.
    • Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit "lock-code".
    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.

    • Multicasting: Multicasting is the ability to broadcast multiple program streams over a single AM/FM frequency. this increases the amount and diversity of content choices. A maximum of eight multicast station channels (HD1-HD8) can be selected on this unit.
    • Station Text w/ Album Art: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles, plus Album Art. The built-in HD Radio tuner displays song title, artist and station information on the touchscreen monitor of the Alpine iLX-207. The RDS (Radio Data System) is a radio information system for analog FM. The RDS allows you to receive a variety of information such as traffic information, station names, and song information from standard analog FM radio stations.
    • Preset & Direct Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM preset stations. The unit's tuner can automatically seek and store six strong stations in a selected band in order of signal strength. Sub-program services of multicast stations are not included in the automatic memory search. You can also input a station number directly from the head unit's LCD touchscreen.
    • Tuner Quality Setting: This unit can be set to three different FM tuner quality settings - Normal (standard), HiFi (high-quality), or Stable (controls noise).
    • Ballgame Mode: In a live broadcast, such as a sportscast, a time lag occurs between digital sound and analog sound. Therefore, when live broadcasts are received, time lag between the real broadcast may occur and this unit can change to analog broadcasting automatically.
    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 to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Audio &DSP Section

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

    • CTA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
    Note: Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A, sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine receiver. It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need 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).

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

    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.

    • EQ Presets: 10 typical equalizer settings are preset at the factory for a variety of music source material. Choose from Flat, Pop, Rock, News, Jazz, Electronic, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country, and Classical.
    • 9-Band EQ: You can create three Custom EQ presets by adjusting the head unit's 9-Band Parametric Equalizer to create a response curve more appealing to your personal taste. Band 1 (20Hz-100Hz), Band 2 (63Hz-325Hz), Band 3 (125Hz-500Hz), Band 4 (250Hz-1kHz), Band 5 (500Hz-2kHz), Band 6 (1kHz-4kHz), Band 7 (2kHz-7.2kHz), Band 8 (5.8 kHz-12kHz), Band 9 (9kHz-20kHz). Bandwidth Q (1, 2, or 3). Levels (-7 to + 7).
    • Bass Engine SQ: Alpine's Bass Engine SQ optimizes the sound for all speakers in the vehicle according to the music genre and mood for well-balanced and effective bass sound. Select from six Bass Engine SQ Types - Standard (Natural low-pitched sound), Punch (boosted bass sound), Rich (rich low-pitch sound), Mid Bass (emphasizes presence of upper bass), Low Bass (emphasizes presences lower bass), and Off (bypasses Bass Engine SQ).

    Audio Enhancements: The iLX-207 provides Time Correction, Media Xpander Pro, and Source Volume Level to enhance your listening experience in the vehicle.

    • Time Correction: This unit is able to delay the audio signal to the speakers closest to the listener with its built-in Time Correction feature. This effectively creates a perception of increased distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be placed at an equal distance between the left and right speakers for optimum staging. You can adjust the distance (0-336.6cm) or time delay (0.0-9.9msec) of each speaker and subwoofer to the listener. You are able to save three time correction presets.
    • Media Xpander HD: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander HD is engineered to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it is adjustable per source to get the most out of your digital audio media. The Media Expander HD makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music source. The FM radio, USB memory, HDMI, iPhone/iPod, Pandora, and Bluetooth Audio will be able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road noise.
    • Source Volume Level: The output level (+/-14dB) of each source can be individually adjusted. For example, if the Tuner level sounds lower than Bluetooth, its output can be adjusted without affecting the other sources.

    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.

    • Sound Tuning: The Alpine TuneIt app turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a sound tuning interface for the Alpine receiver. Follow the simple graphical instructions on your phone to adjust sound settings for your specific vehicle or choose from pre-made settings in the database. Settings that can be adjusted include Parametric EQ, Bass Engine SQ, Crossover, and Media Xpander. As you change settings on your smartphone, you will hear the results, so you can customize the sound to exactly how you want it. You can make and save up to 100 different sound settings in your account, which is helpful if you want various settings to use for specific types of music. After tuning your system, upload your settings to the Alpine Cloud Server to share them with other Alpine fans. You can also check out other user's settings and rate them. The more active you are, the higher your profile status progresses within the app.
    • Facebook Notifications: The Alpine TuneIt app also keeps you in touch with your Facebook friends. When you receive a notification, you will get a visual alert on the smartphone and the head unit, plus a sound alert through your car speakers. The visual notification includes the Facebook icon and the sender's name, with the profile picture shown on the phone. You are then able to listen to the notification via TTS (Text-to-Speech) through the head unit and your vehicle's speaker. You can even "Like" the notification from the head unit's front-panel controls. In order to receive Facebook notifications on the head unit, the Alpine TuneIt app must be the active app on your smartphone.

    Note: Access to the Alpine TuneIt app will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or 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.

    AV & OEM Connectivity

    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).

    • Multi-View: The iLX-207's camera input can be set as a Rear camera, Front camera, or Side camera.
    • Guidelines: The rear-view camera function also provides on-screen color-coded guidelines to assist you when backing up your vehicle into a parking space. There is also a Hitch Guide feature which marks the position of the junction between your vehicle and your trailer on the head unit's monitor, when backing up.
    • Auto Rearview Switching:  If a rear-view camera is connected, you should also connect the unit's reverse lead wire (Orange/white) to your vehicle's back-up lamp circuit. When properly connected, the image from the rear-view camera automatically appears on the monitor when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    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.

    • Retained Features: The iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and VW owners swap out their factory radio for this aftermarket Alpine head unit; while retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car (which is specially tuned to that particular vehicle). *Retained features will vary by vehicle.
    • Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink Maestro RR lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate controls and provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist. *Extra features will vary by vehicle.

    Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable, which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module with the correct firmware from 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.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    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.

    • Swipe to the Right to access the Audio and Video commands. Within the Audio and Video screen, you can swipe across to access all your entertainment sources (such as HD Radio, Pandora, SiriusXM (optional), Bluetooth audio streaming, etc.).
    • Swipe to the Left to access Preset buttons or the Quick Search mode screen.
    • Swipe Down to access the adjustment settings to the Audio system or Rear Seat Entertainment system (sold separately).
    • Swipe Up to access Bluetooth and Source Selection.
    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.

    • Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit features an steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
    • Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine iLX-207 is wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (500RU4202, sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's basic tuner & playback functions.

    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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    Customer Q&A

    71 questions already asked

    Can the Alpine iLX-207 be hooked up to a factory back up camera?
    [ johnzcat  May 07, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    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 13, 2021 ]  Staff
    I need a new reference manual.. Illustrate pictures are black, can I down load one ?
    [ John S  Mar 01, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    We keep a copy of the owner's manual online on this product page. The link is found in the What's in the Box section which appears in the Overview section of the page.
    [ Paul  Mar 17, 2021 ]  Staff
    Hi, I have sent a file by email. notifications (at) turntonetworks........ //Claes
    [ Claes  Mar 16, 2021 ]
    How bright is the screen? Does it do well in sunlight?
    [ robj067  Feb 28, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    It's not great in sunlight. In my car (Kia Soul) it's in a spot where it's not usually a problem, but when the sun hits at just the right angle I have to hold my hand to block the sun to see the screen.
    [ KEVIN  Feb 28, 2021 ]
    It is about a medium high brightness and as long as the sun wasnt directly shinning on the screen it was very visiable
    [ CODY  Feb 28, 2021 ]
    How big is the screen and does it have you tube?
    [ Chris  Jan 19, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    7 inch screen and no it dont have youtube but you can bluetooth your phone to it
    [ CODY  Jan 19, 2021 ]
    Will this control the climate and heated and cooled seats?
    [ Jeff  Dec 30, 2020 ]
    3 answers
    My vehicle doesn't have them so I don't know.
    [ AARON  Dec 30, 2020 ]
    Not on my 2007 Avalanche
    [ Ronald  Dec 30, 2020 ]
    [ Nicholas  Dec 30, 2020 ]
    can I add apps to the system? looking to add the app Auto Agent to connect my trucks performance gauges to the deck?
    [ kellen  Dec 14, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    The only apps I've been able to add have to be run through CarPlay and are actually installed on my iPhone. There may be an adapter you could connect to have this show performance. Otherwise, I believe Alpine has another head unit that is already set up to connect to the onboard comp.
    [ Keli  Dec 14, 2020 ]
    Does work with nissan steering wheel?
    [ Joey  Dec 10, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    With a steering wheel interface controller, yes. I use a PAC SWI2 coupled with a PAC SWI-JACK. The first box converts the manufacturer specific steering wheel control signal to a universal signal. The second box converts the universal signal to a Alpine specific signal. These controllers have been available for at least a dozen years, so they are proven products.
    [ Marcus  Dec 13, 2020 ]
    As long as you have the proper wiring harness, yes it will work with the steering wheel. I installed this unit on my 2009 GMC Yukon and have control via my steering wheel.
    [ Leland  Dec 11, 2020 ]
    Loud buzzing for incoming call ?
    [ Oldgoat  Nov 03, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    I have no problems with Bluetooth calls W/ my iPhone on my ILX 207. What phone are you using? Does it have the latest updates. Unpair your phone, do a soft reset and repair it. Like I said I have no issues.
    [ williambmac  Nov 04, 2020 ]
    Will the factory back up camera in my 2011 Ram 1500 work with this?
    [ Scott  Aug 09, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    I don't know for sure but if it has the yellow video output it should. I used it with a no name camera and it worked fine.
    [ MICHELLE  Aug 10, 2020 ]
    if it uses rca yes
    [ Tom  Aug 10, 2020 ]
    If I am parked will it play videos on the screen?
    [ Rene  Jun 29, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    It can do that but you need an adapter with hdmi in order to that.
    [ JORGE  Jun 29, 2020 ]
    Will my existing SiriusXM radio in my 2007 F150 work with this Alpine ILX-207 or do I also need to purchase the new SiriusXM radio?
    [ David  Jun 28, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    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  Jul 13, 2020 ]  Staff
    Where is the usb charging port?
    [ Nelson  May 25, 2020 ]
    5 answers
    Off the back of the radio is the USB cable, that allows you to connect any of the supported USB devices. That cable is about 1m long so it can be moistness in the dash or in my truck i ran it out the bottom.
    [ Ryan  May 29, 2020 ]
    Plug the USB into an outlet on the back side of the installed unit, run it where ever you need or like.
    [ Jonathan  May 29, 2020 ]
    It's on the back next to the hdmi
    [ JORGE  May 29, 2020 ]
    It is on a pigtail connected to the back of the head end unit. You have to route and mount the USB port on your own. You can see the pigtail in one the Crutchfield product images.
    [ Anthony  May 29, 2020 ]
    Usb is located on the back of the an extension to wherever you need it.
    [ R M  May 29, 2020 ]
    Can you add the YouTube app to radio?
    [ rudyhboxing  Feb 25, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Yes you can through apple car play or Android auto.
    [ Anthony  Feb 25, 2020 ]
    Does your phone automatically sync to the unit when you start the vehicle up, or do you have to do it manually every time?
    [ Travis  Feb 17, 2020 ]
    8 answers
    Mine automatically syncs as soon as the vehicle is turned on.
    [ Sheyla  Mar 13, 2020 ]
    It's automatic and you can store multiple users. You can select a primary which is auto synced.
    [ John  Mar 11, 2020 ]
    Yes, it's automatic. It's does take up to 30-60 seconds to boot up.
    [ John  Mar 11, 2020 ]
    Mine syncs up automatically. But I usually plug it in to take advantage of Android auto.
    [ Anthony  Mar 11, 2020 ]
    Automatically, pretty fast too
    [ MIKE  Mar 11, 2020 ]
    Oh it automatically syncs. It even fussed at you if you start up you car and forget your phone by letting you know it's not available, and asks you if you want it to retry.
    [ Richard  Mar 11, 2020 ]
    Your phone will will remain paired with the ILX-207 if "iPhone Auto Pairing" is turned on under Bluetooth settings. Page 29 in the manual.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Mar 11, 2020 ]
    I have a iPhone XS, it syncs as soon as I plug it in to the radio when I want to use car play. If I'm just using Bluetooth, it syncs when the radio starts up.
    [ George  Mar 11, 2020 ]
    My Ilx-207 incoming call volume is way to low. This occurs both on Carplay and Bluetooth. I've seen a couple other mentions of this, but the couple who have asked were told 11 is max voice volume. Am I doing something wrong or am I stuck with a "phone" what I can't hear when on the highway? Has anyone found an solution?
    [ Damian  Feb 14, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    I've had a similar issue with the volume on my google maps, could not hear the directions. You need to change the volume only when the directions are being said or the person is on the phone and talking, otherwise the radio volume is the only thing to change.
    [ Sean  Feb 15, 2020 ]
    Adjust the call volume on your phone
    [ Ian  Feb 14, 2020 ]
    Are you able to dim the screen for night driving ?
    [ Brian  Nov 22, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    If it is possible, i have not figured out how to do it. I am not sure though, because the installation still will not allow me to access the settings screen (the head unit never recognizes that I am not driving).
    [ Chris  Nov 24, 2019 ]
    Yes, day or night modes are options.
    [ Brent  Nov 22, 2019 ]
    Has anyone installed this in a Jeep Wrangler 4 door jk? How does it look?
    [ Kingfish  Nov 08, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Jeremy, if you look through the review section for this radio, there are a multitude of pictures of the radio installed. Some of them appear to be Jeep dashes as well. Hope this helps!
    [ Calvin  Nov 18, 2019 ]  Staff
    Can I connect an Amp to this?
    [ Nicholas  Nov 02, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Absoutely, the radio has 6 channel preamp outputs for adding amplifiers.
    [ Calvin  Nov 15, 2019 ]  Staff
    How do i control volume on waze?
    [ Jack  Oct 30, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    One way is to begin navigation and adjust the volume. The system will remember that level next time
    [ Glen  Oct 31, 2019 ]
    Does this unit support carplay on IOS 13?
    [ ASanchez  Oct 12, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Hi Alex, thank you for your question! The Alpine ILX-207 will support CarPlay as long as your iPhone is up to date on iOS, and you are using an iPhone 5 or newer.
    [ Jess  Oct 22, 2019 ]  Staff
    Yes this unit will support CarPlay no matter what iOS version as long as said iOS version had CarPlay support originally .
    [ Luis  Oct 22, 2019 ]
    How high can you turn up the volume on Bluetooth calls? I have the ILX-W650 and you can only turn Bluetooth calls up to volume 11 which is far too low for me with the top down.
    [ Bryan  Sep 24, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    I found in the manual that the volume level on this one tops out at 11 as well. I do not expect it will play the callers voice any louder than what you have now
    [ Paul  Oct 09, 2019 ]  Staff
    I have looked through the entire Crutchfield catalog. I am astonished that even this $600 device requires a trash looking lapel microphone attached to your visor to work. That's just insane. I've completely lost interest in getting an aftermarket head unit. ?
    [ Anonymous  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    There are units that have a microphone built into the unit's face. However these generally have inferior sound quality compared to the external microphone versions. You can also place that microphone in a wide selection of places that are less conspicuous then on your visor. One of our advisors would be able to help explore the options!
    [ Calvin  Sep 25, 2019 ]  Staff
    is there a limit to how many files it can read from a USB flash drive? is there a limit to the size of the USB flash drive that can be used?
    [ David  Aug 17, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    The USB port does not list a size limit, However, if cannot be used with a USB hub, or a USB card reader. The maximum number of files/folders on the drive cannot exceed 10,000. Also, the USB drive must be in FAT 16/32. More detailed information can be found under the details tab on the product page.
    [ Calvin  Aug 25, 2019 ]  Staff
    Sorry I don't know, I only stream music through my phone to it
    [ Brian  Aug 17, 2019 ]
    Does Amazon music work with the head unit?
    [ Andrew  May 30, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    I believe so
    [ Steven  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    It loads and plays.
    [ Robert  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    I don't know, I use Spotify and Pandora
    [ Brian  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    I never tried using Amazon music
    [ Robert  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    Yes. Works through Carplay or Android Auto when its connected to the phone. Probably will also play over Bluetooth.
    [ Frank  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    Will the steering wheel controls work with a range rover?
    [ Bobsled  May 22, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    I had to purchase a maestro unit to keep my steering wheel controls on my F-350.
    [ Kendall  May 22, 2019 ]
    what is the overall size?
    [ Tom  Mar 28, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    7" frame in the front, the back is as a regular single dim.
    [ Oscar  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    does this unit have and audio input that looks like a headphone jack ?
    [ Rick  Dec 17, 2018 ]
    5 answers
    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 ]
    [ 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 ]
    How is the internal mic? When making a call can recipients hear you nice and clear? When using the voice command feature are there any issues?
    [ Dmartin228  Dec 16, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    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 ]
    Does it come with the rearview camera? Is gps included?
    [ Clifford  Dec 13, 2018 ]
    6 answers
    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 ]
    Does the vehicle speed wire allow the head unit to do some sort of vehicle speed volume compensation?
    [ Frank  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    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 ]
    Are the parking guidelines trajectory - do the move when the driver moves with the steering wheel?
    [ Dmartin228  Nov 12, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    I never used the parking guidelines or camera
    [ Robert  Nov 18, 2018 ]
    [ John  Nov 18, 2018 ]
    They do NOT turn with the steering wheel. You can turn them on/off
    [ Brian  Nov 17, 2018 ]
    Can you use 2 bluetooth phones devices at the same time like the kenwood models?
    [ Marcelo  Nov 08, 2018 ]
    5 answers
    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 ]
    Does the alpine ilx207 have high and low pass filters?
    [ Pat  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    Yes it sure does! Works like a charm especially when you have an aftermarket subwoofer and speakers.
    [ Javier  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    How well does the screen work? Smartphones have set the bar high for touchscreen quality, how does it compare?
    [ Michael  Oct 15, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    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 have a 2013 mazda 3 without bose with 6 speakers(4 door speakers and 2 tweeters in the front) and if I get this unit will I not be able to use the dash screens? I.E the screen hat shows my radio station and my heater and AC temp screens?
    [ Alec  Oct 09, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    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 ]
    Do you need to bring this to the dealer to have them flash it if you want to hook up a camera to it?
    [ zackh123  Aug 09, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    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 ]
    Which aftermarket digital multimedia receiver will be compatible/exchangeable on my 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring model with Bose factory audio system?
    [ RockerolAZ  Aug 08, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    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 ]
    What are the capabilities of the HDMI input? Why is it there? What can you attach to it and how would it display?
    [ Wade  Jul 11, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    I use my Hamilton wich is connected to a permanent mounted hub to connect my IPad to stream movies from any streaming services ex Netflix Prime Hulu exc
    [ MICHAEL G  Dec 21, 2020 ]
    Works exactly like the HDMI input on your HDTV.
    [ Rose Sia For  Jul 12, 2018 ]
    Can I attach my factory back up camera to this? I have a 2007 escalade. Also what is the part number for the adapter to keep my steering wheel controls?
    [ Brandon  Jun 16, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    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
    Can I mount it to stick the screen out a tiny bit so I don't have to cut my dash up?
    [ Bryce  Jun 03, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    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 ]
    Can I use my factory installed Sirius xm antenna with this?
    [ Chris  May 28, 2018 ]
    6 answers
    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 ]
    [ 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 ]
    Can you maintain the 4g WiFi on GM vehicles? Specifically 2015 Silverado
    [ Bryan  May 23, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    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 ]
    My 05 Mercedes has a 6 disc CD changer. Would it still work if i installed this stereo?
    [ Patrick  May 23, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    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 ]
    Is this head unit compatible with the KTP-445A amplifier?
    [ Seth  Apr 27, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    Yes it is compatible but Iwould use a regular size amp
    [ Robert  May 02, 2018 ]
    How is the quality of the internal mic vs. the external mic? My factory sits high in the dash (2007 Pathfinder) and would be just about the same distance as a ceiling mounted.
    [ Stuart  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    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 ]
    My Galaxy S nine phone will not connect my Alpine ilx207 to use android auto it says not compatible what can I do I try other phone note 4 and s8 no problem connecting with them what can I do?
    [ Bigwen  Apr 06, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    Up-data android auto. Make sure you complete the steps on your phone when connected to ilx207. It happens to me all the time. Ive broken my phone 2x. Everytime I get a new phone I get that message.
    [ Christopher  Aug 05, 2020 ]
    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
    Can you change the color of the illumination. My Tundra has the orange/amber color. Is this color available?
    [ David  Feb 17, 2018 ]
    4 answers
    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 ]
    does your phone use bluetooth to connect to android auto?
    [ richard  Feb 16, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    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 ]
    Does this have a composite video input for a backup camera?
    [ Joseph  Feb 13, 2018 ]
    4 answers
    [ Robert  Feb 13, 2018 ]
    [ 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 ]
    Is there a good home screen? There doesn't seem to be any images online of a good, simple screen to have it resting on.
    [ Sean  Jan 29, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    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 have a 96 corvette. Because the car is fiberglass can I mount the Sirius XM antenna inside the car? Same for the Bluetooth antenna?
    [ Dan  Jan 10, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    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 ]
    Can this stereo connect to a microphone that is already in the car for hands-free and voice recognition, or do you have to use the mic that comes with the stereo?
    [ DavenH  Jan 02, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    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
    Can I add a cd changer?
    [ Joey  Dec 02, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    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 ]
    Since the GPS antenna works with your phone, does it use your data? Will navigation still work when you are in an area that does not have cell service?
    [ jprjr  Nov 11, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    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 ]
    Any type of anti-theft feature built in?
    [ Rick  Sep 28, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    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 ]
    This comes with a gps antenna so does this unit have gps built in without using the phones gps?
    [ Jay  Aug 22, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    It will assist your phone and if properly placed on the dashboard, will override your phone signal if weaker.
    [ Ronald  Dec 30, 2020 ]
    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 ]
    With only one USB port, is there any way to keep a media flash drive relatively permanently connected while a phone can be connected/disconnected separately?
    [ MobiElex  Aug 08, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    Only if the phone is connecting with bluetooth. Only one USB device at a time.
    [ Ronald  Dec 30, 2020 ]
    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:
    [ Ryan  Aug 09, 2017 ]  Staff
    How is the software on this unit updated?
    [ Nighthawk  Aug 04, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    We don't have definitive information on this one, but updates are typically done through the USB port on a receiver My Bio:
    [ Paul  Aug 07, 2017 ]  Staff
    Does a casting device work with hdmi port? If so, can you listen to music/radio while using google maps through casting device?
    [ Bernard  Aug 03, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    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
    Can you run Apple Carplay through Iphone and also run a dedicated Android phone at the same time (to get the Google Maps, which I understand Apple Carplay does not yet support)?
    [ Charles  Aug 03, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    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
    Does the iLX-207 support Apple wireless CarPlay as the iLX-107 did? Or, did they eliminate wireless CarPlay for this updated model which now supports satellite?
    [ Henry  Aug 02, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    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:
    [ 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 ]

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