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Alpine ILX-W650

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 500ILXW650

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About the Alpine ILX-W650

A powerful combo

There are a lot of solid receivers out there that give you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM connectivity. Very, very few, however, boast the shallow chassis of Alpine's iLX-W650 (only 2-13/16" deep), making it a great candidate for a smooth installation in many "problem vehicles." And none are designed to fit perfectly with Alpine's KTA-450 power pack amplifier, a compact amp that packs an impressive 50 watts RMS by 4 channels. When secured together using Alpine's Power Stack installation gear, the iLX-W650 and amp are still less than 5" deep. If space is a commodity and you're thinking about building a system with more power, Alpine has the solution.
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A powerful combo

There are a lot of solid receivers out there that give you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM connectivity. Very, very few, however, boast the shallow chassis of Alpine's iLX-W650 (only 2-13/16" deep), making it a great candidate for a smooth installation in many "problem vehicles." And none are designed to fit perfectly with Alpine's KTA-450 power pack amplifier, a compact amp that packs an impressive 50 watts RMS by 4 channels. When secured together using Alpine's Power Stack installation gear, the iLX-W650 and amp are still less than 5" deep. If space is a commodity and you're thinking about building a system with more power, Alpine has the solution.

Built for the best smartphone experience

Your iPhone® or Android™ phone is your hub for music, maps, and communication, and Alpine brings that familiar experience to your dash with built-in Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Access the apps you need without getting distracted, and the 7" capacitive touchscreen works just like a tablet, so you'll feel right at home. And Alpine has enhanced the touchscreen experience with swipe control over volume, track-skipping, and more.

Streamlined control for driving

CarPlay and Android Auto make important functions easy to control 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.

Lots of entertainment

With a wired connection to your smartphone via the receiver's rear USB, you can browse through your phone's FLAC music files for playlists, songs, artists, and albums. And the iLX-W650 is SiriusXM-ready, so you can add a satellite radio tuner and enjoy your favorite music, sports, entertainment, and more anywhere you go.

Audio goodies

Use the 9-band parametric equalizer and 6-channel time-correction tools to maximize the audio signal sent to the powerful built-in amplifier. Three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs deliver an ultra-clean signal for adding additional amps for more power.

Get where you're going

If you need directions, launch your maps app using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto 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.

Front- and rear-view, too

With two camera inputs, you can also install front- and rear-view cameras and use the receiver's built-in parking guides to back up safely in any crowded lot. 

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.

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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • shallow-mount chassis design (2-13/16" deep)
    • designed to pair with Alpine's KTA-450 power pack amplifier
    • touchscreen swipe controls
    • designed to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • hands-free control lets you access apps using your voice
    • built-in Bluetooth connectivity
    • USB port accommodates various devices and thumb drives
    • FLAC compatible
    • 7" capacitive touchscreen
    Smartphone Features:
    • designed to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • built-in iPhone control
    • Siri Eyes Free Control; works with Google Assistant
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear USB port, two camera inputs
    • 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)
    • external microphone included
    • built-in amplifier (16 watts RMS/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # ILX-W650

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver
    • Wiring harness (15A fuse)
    • Preout/Camera harness
    • 42" USB extension cable
    • Microphone (attached 13' cable terminated by a male 3.5mm stereo connector)
    • Bracket (for microphone)
    • 4 ISO-screws
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Registration Card

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input No
    USB Input Rear
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input Yes
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Yes
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone XSMax/XS/XR/X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 16 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 16 watts
    Peak Output 45 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 White
    EQ Bands 9
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV
    High-res Playback N

    Product Research

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    USB & iPhone Integration
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Apple Music+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Audio & DSP Section
    Touchscreen w/ SWC + Camera Inputs

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer in-vehicle interface to operate your iPhone 5S or later (iOS 11.0+) with Lightning-connector. Your iPhone will need to be connected to the Alpine receiver's rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and the Lightning-cable that came with your Apple device or an "Apple Certified" Lightning-to-USB cable (sold separately). 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-W650 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, SiriusXM, 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.
    Notes:
    • 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.

    Cellular & Data Plan Requirements: Access to CarPlay and Android Auto apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Your compatible Apple or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    Smartphone Charging: The Alpine iLX-W650 will also charge (5V/1A) your Android smartphone or Apple iPod/iPhone device while connected via USB with the vehicle's ignition switch set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    USB & iPhone Integration

    USB MSC Playback: 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.A 42" USB extension cable is included. The unit supports playback and control of a variety of audio, video, and photo 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. 1A), 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/WMA/AAC: bit rate of 8-384kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    FLAC/WAV: bit depth of 16-/24-bit; sampling rate of 8-48kHz

    Video MP4/AVI/WMV/MOV: optimum resolution of 96-720 (h) x 96-576 (v)
    Photo JPEG/PNG/BMP
    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.

    iPhone Music Playback: If you don't desire Apple CarPlay, you can also connect your Lightning-connector Apple iPhone to the iLX-W650's rear-panel USB port for music playback & control only using the included USB extension cable and Alpine's KCU-471i cable (or the cable that came with your Apple device). The iLX-W650 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your USB-connected Apple device with Lightning connector.

    • Head Unit Control: The Alpine iLX-W650 lets you navigate your 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 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, album art, and station identification from select music apps.
    • 1A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Note: Make sure to turn off Apple CarPlay on your iPhone device before connecting to the Alpine iLX-W650 when using your iPhone for music playback only.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine iLX-W650 is "Made for iPhone" compatible and supports the following 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 Head Unit iPod/iPhone CarPlay Pandora Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    5/5C 10.3.3 N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    5S/SE 12.3.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 12.3.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 12.3.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XS-Max/XS/XR/X 12.3.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y
    6th 12.3.1 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02 PC N N N N N N N N N N Y N Y

    Notes:

    • Not comaptible with older 30-pin Apple devices.
    • 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.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 4.2: The Alpine iLX-W650 features built-in Bluetooth version 4.2. 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-W650.

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) w/ Dual Phone Connection: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the iLX-W650 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP). You can register up to four Bluetooth enabled devices with the Alpine head unit, and keep two phones connected simultaneously. That way you can switch between the driver's and passenger's phones a lot quicker without having to un-connect and re-connect devices. When a previous paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the receiver and device.

    Note: Your vehicle must be stopped with it's parking brake engaged to initially pair a Bluetooth device.

    Hands-Free Communication: The Alpine iLX-W650 supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (including iPhone & Android). You'll be able to receive and make calls using the iLX-W650. The iLX-W650 allows you to carry on a phone conversation using the included external microphone and your car audio speakers. You can emphasize or weaken the volume level of the phone caller, the ring tone, and the microphone to fit your own preference (0-11).

    • Receiving Calls: 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. You can answer an incoming phone call by pressing the telephone icon button on the Alpine receiver's front-panel. Press the telephone icon button again to end the call.
    • Making Calls: The Alpine iLX-W650 provides a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine iLX-W650 features full phone book access, call history, and voice-dialing with compatible phones.
      • Phone Number Entry: Allows you to directly dial a phone number from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phonebook (with ABC search): Your contacts and their phone numbers can be downloaded from your compatible mobile phone. You can then search the contacts of your phonebook alphabetically.
      • Call History: The previously dialed, received, or missed numbers can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
      • Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable phone (including iPhone & Android), you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your contact or the telephone number.
    Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with or without the parking brake engaged.

    Audio Streaming: The Alpine iLX-W650 can stream stored music, music apps, and other content from your Bluetooth source device (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). The iLX-W650 will be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. Advanced music browsing (such as song/artist/album search) will still need to be done from your Bluetooth source device. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title (no Album Art).

    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 connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Alpine iLX-W650 has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press the head unit's "Mic icon" 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-W650 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-W650; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Apple Music+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Apple Music Radio: You can playback Apple Music Radio on your USB-connected Apple iPhone w/ Lightning connector (5S and up) through the Alpine iLX-W650. With a WiFi or cellular connection, you can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio stations. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to on-demand stations from almost any genre or create their own stations. You can use the head unit's touchscreen to select between your Apple Music Radio stations and find the music you want to listen to in the car.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine iLX-W650 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 + Song/Artist Info: A channel list displays a list of all available channels. Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor.
    • Category Search & Presets: The Category Search function searches for channels in a certain category. Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved for easier access.
    • 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: SiriusXM Satellite Radio 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.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine iLX-W650 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, preset, and preset scan tuning. The built-in tuner provides 18 FM and 6 AM preset stations.

    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: 16 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Max Power Output: 45 watts x 4 channels
    Optional Add-On Amplifiers: Add Alpine's KTP-445A Head Unit Power Pack (sold separately) to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine receiver and features a proprietary harness that plugs directly that plugs directly into the iLX-W650 (you will need to splice or crimp the wires from the amplifier's harness to a vehicle-specific harness adapter). Or, you can add Alpine's KT-A450 PowerStack amplifier (sold separately) for 50 watts x 4-channels of power. The KT-A450 amplifier mounts to the back of the iLX-W650 receiver and together they fit in a standard Double-DIN (4") opening (the KT-A450 does not include a direct plug-in harness).

    Note: Mounting the KT-A450 amplifier to the back of the iLX-W650 increases the overall installation depth of the receiver to 4.585".

    6ch/4V Preouts + Sub Control: The iLX-W650 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, 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.

    Note: In order to access the head unit's crossover network, your vehicle must be stopped with its parking brake engaged.

    Equalizer: The Alpine iLX-W650 is equipped with a variety of EQ Presets and EQ frequency bands to tailor the music to your listening prefrence. The EQ settings are applied to all sources.

    • Preset EQ: The simplest way to adjust the head unit's EQ curve is by select from on of the 6 EQ presets. You can choose from Flat (off), Jazz, Rock, Classical, Pop, or Custom (User). The Custom mode allows you to manually adjust a 3-Band or 9-Band EQ.
    • 3-Band EQ: The 3-Band EQ allows you to manually adjust the Alpine receiver's Bass, Midrange, and Treble from -7 to +7 dB for a better listening experience.
    • 9-Band Parametric EQ: The advanced 9-Band Parametric EQ allows you to adjust the center frequency, Q-factory, and level for a more custom listening experience. Band 1 can be set 20Hz-100Hz, Band 2 can be set to 63Hz-325Hz, Band 3 can be set to 125Hz-500Hz, Band 4 can be set to 250Hz-1kHz, Band 5 can be set to 500Hz-2kHz, Band 6 can be set to 1kHz-4kHz, Band 7 can be set to 2kHz-7.2kHz, Band 8 can be set to 5.8 kHz-12kHz, and Band 9 can be set to 9kHz-20kHz. The Q-factor for each band can be set to Narrow, Medium, or Wide. The level for each band can be set to -7 to +7 dB). You can save three 9-Band EQ presets.

    Note: In order to access the head unit's 9-Band Parametric EQ, your vehicle must be stopped with its parking brake engaged.

    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.

    Note: In order to access Time Correction, your vehicle must be stopped with its parking brake engaged.

    Media Xpander: 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 Xpander makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music source. The Tuner, USB memory, CarPlay, Android Auto, Pandora, and Bluetooth Audio will be able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road noise.

    Note: In order to access the Media Xpander, your vehicle must be stopped with its parking brake engaged.

    Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. This feature can be turned On or Off.

    Touchscreen w/ SWC + Camera Inputs

    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.

    • Swipe Control: The new swipe control interface is designed for easy use so drivers can keep their eyes on the road. A two-finger swipe motion moving up, down, left, or right will control volume up/volume down and track skip forward/track skip backward. The two-finger swipe can be done at any location on the touchscreen, eliminating the need for the driver to search and touch a specific area for each command. The swipe control feature is not compatible with CarPlay or Android Auto
    • Touch-Sensitive Buttons: Conveniently located touch-sensitive buttons (including Power/Menu, Source, Volume Up/Down, Mute, Phone/Answer, and Voice/Mic)s are accessible along the bottom edge of the 7" touchscreen monitor for quick access and simple control.

    Note: For safety and legal reasons, the iLX-W650 features a video lock-out feature to prevent the driver from viewing a video source while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a video source, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged and the ignition in the ACC or ON position. This also includes advanced setup menus. CarPlay & Android Auto do not require the Parking Brake to be engaged.

    Brightness (Dimmer) Control: You can adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight from -14 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-W650 lets you select between a 12 hour or 24 hour clock, and is diplayed on each source screen. The clock can be set to turn off with the unit, or continue to display after the unit is turned off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or on position).

    Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit features a 3.5mm steering wheel control (SWC) input on the rear of the chassis that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel controls when used with an optional steering wheel control adapter (sold separately - check for your vehicle's compatibility).

    Dual Camera Inputs: Two camera inputs (consisting of composite video jacks) allow for the addition of multiple cameras including a rear-view, side-view, and/or front-view camera (both sold separately - see Accessories Tab). You can adjust the Brightness, Color, and Contrast of the Alpine receiver's camera inputs.

    • 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.
    • 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.

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    Customer Q&A

    Q
    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    Small mounting depth for my sons Subaru. He only uses his phone so Apple CarPlay is in order to keep his eyes on the road and off his phone. [ Peter  Dec 14, 2019 ]
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    Size of radio, Apple Car Play and all the features i need and want [ Richard  Nov 27, 2019 ]
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    Because I seem to not have any good luck with any brand but Alpine the rest of the components in my wife's car are Alpine and this looks like a nice deal and had CarPlay [ William  Nov 21, 2019 ]
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    seems to be a good choice for my needs [ GARY  Nov 21, 2019 ]
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    I like Alpine, and need Apple car play. Cheapest model with car play. :) [ Alan  Nov 19, 2019 ]
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    Awesome Stereo with lot of features and great reviews [ ARNALDO  Nov 07, 2019 ]
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    Good Reviews! [ Craig  Oct 19, 2019 ]
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    Lots of competitive features and well rated! Plus it won an award at CES 2019 for innovation! (Wish it had HD Radio Tuner though.) [ Benjamin  Oct 16, 2019 ]
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    Based on advisor's recommendation -- Garrett was a great help in getting me the information I need to fit my 2008 Mazda Miata -- Thanks Garrett! [ J  Oct 11, 2019 ]
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    looks like a good system and has great reviews (reviews on many other sites as well) [ Jeffrey  Oct 09, 2019 ]
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    Alpine....Never lets you down [ DUSTIN  Oct 08, 2019 ]
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    Alpine fan boy. Love their products. Very reliable and user friendly. Great sound quality. Purchased many alpine product over the years. [ Darren  Oct 04, 2019 ]
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    Shallow and Alpine Quality for reasonable cost. [ Bart  Sep 20, 2019 ]
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    Alpine has never let me down. Great quality, great features. Carplay was a must. And who uses cd's now? This thing is perfect! [ JDy  Sep 06, 2019 ]
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    I wanted Apple CarPlay, along with the most viewable screen in daylight or sunlight I could find. [ Thomas  Sep 05, 2019 ]
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    love alpine brand [ Jody  Sep 02, 2019 ]
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    Looked like the best value for what you get with the unit [ Chris  Aug 29, 2019 ]
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    After consulting with River this gives me everything that I was looking for, for a reasonable price. [ Thomas  Aug 28, 2019 ]
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    needed a thin unit for a custom install, has lot of features for the price [ manoluno  Aug 24, 2019 ]
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    Had all the features I wanted [ E  Aug 22, 2019 ]
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    Seemed like a great unit for the price. [ Jeff  Aug 21, 2019 ]
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    second unit, purchased the first for my truck, installing this unit in my sisters car. great product. [ Jameel  Aug 19, 2019 ]
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    I wanted a highly rated, lower priced, capacitive touch-screen digital radio with CarPlay AND Android Auto. This fit the bill nicely. [ Micajah  Aug 19, 2019 ]
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    Best looking minimalist dash for upgrading older vehicles. [ Logan  Aug 10, 2019 ]
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    Best bang for the buck! [ Jason Alan  Aug 09, 2019 ]
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    Great Price, Great features and shallow depth. [ KENNETH  Aug 08, 2019 ]
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    i purchased this unit for its unique ability to use the hands-free bluetooth and apple carplay [ Shardae  Aug 08, 2019 ]
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    Best Screen Layout , how to video helped, [ Jimmy  Jul 28, 2019 ]
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    I like the layout and size of the manual buttons [ jeff  Jul 25, 2019 ]
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    Chose this over an Alpine wireless CarPlay. I can't see myself using the wireless feature enough to make it worth the price point. [ COURTNEY  Jul 21, 2019 ]
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    Recommended fit for a Toyota Tundra. Alpine is a trusted name. [ Jeffery  Jul 16, 2019 ]
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    features for iPhone [ JOHN  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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    Nice features [ William  Jul 06, 2019 ]
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    Support staff on the phone seemed to have experience using this unit personally, made me more confident it'd work well in my car too. [ Rithwik  Jun 28, 2019 ]
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    I wanted to update my 2005 Saab 92x with a clear touchscreen. The price was excellent and the information available. [ beth  Jun 26, 2019 ]
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    Alpine brand and price. [ Joel  Jun 18, 2019 ]
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    it is shallow in depth and works in the limited space i have available behind the dash in my 64 thunderbird convertible. [ Peter  Jun 12, 2019 ]
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    I need options that the factory head unit does not offer such as RCA outputs to amps, touchscreen, and a smoother connection with Android and Apple phones. [ Justin  Jun 12, 2019 ]
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    SHINY [ Kyle  Jun 10, 2019 ]
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    Apple Carplay, Capacitive touch and great reviews. [ Mohammad  Jun 08, 2019 ]
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    would like to try a different brand, read about reviews and it looks like it fits my needs [ John Paul  Jun 06, 2019 ]
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    It had a wired microphone for hands free, tons of options in the settings and has Android Auto. The review on Youtube was outstanding! [ Martin R.  May 31, 2019 ]
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    Android Auto and price /brand. [ Michael  May 18, 2019 ]
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    4v pre-out for quality signal to produce the best sound from my amps. It has versatile connectivity options and it is an Alpine!!! [ Rajiv  May 07, 2019 ]
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    Shallow depth, Alpine quality, Apple Car Play. [ Brian  Apr 11, 2019 ]
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    Was looking for Apple CarPay in an affordable package from a manufacturer I trust. [ HECTOR  Apr 10, 2019 ]
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    Not bulky, looks like it should have a nice screen - time will tell ;) [ David  Feb 19, 2019 ]
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    92 questions already asked

    Q
    Is this unit compatible with iPhone 11?
    [ Cliff  Dec 12, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes, it connects very easily with iPhones. Used to have an iPhone 6s and now have an 11 pro. Works better than any factory unit I have had.
    [ Eric  Dec 12, 2019 ]
    A
    Apple Car Play Compatible
    [ Jose  Dec 12, 2019 ]
    Q
    I'm looking for a 1.5 DIN size stereo. How many DIN is this unit?
    [ Roland  Dec 04, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    Hi, it's a double din.
    [ ALEJANDRO  Dec 04, 2019 ]
    A
    Hi, it's a double dinEnter
    [ ALEJANDRO  Dec 04, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this unit play video, such as you tube or movies though Apple play?
    [ Ray  Nov 30, 2019 ]
    3 answers
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    Thanks
    [ Ray  Dec 01, 2019 ]
    A
    This unit does not play any videos...
    [ Carlos  Dec 01, 2019 ]
    A
    No, it does not.
    [ Victor  Nov 30, 2019 ]
    Q
    I just installed my new Alpine and the radio works good. Its my bluetooth and apple-play. Neither one works at all. What did I forget to hook up?
    [ Alpine ilx 650  Nov 26, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Dec 12, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    What size is the microphone connection? Is it 2.5mm or 3.5mm?
    [ j  Nov 19, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The microphone output on this unit is a standard 3.5mm
    [ Calvin  Nov 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit have subwoofer outputs?
    [ Darryl  Nov 03, 2019 ]
    3 answers
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    Yes. This head unit is amazing for the price. I have 3 amps and a subwoofer hooked up to it along with a front curb sensor and front and rear cameras.
    [ AUSTIN  Nov 04, 2019 ]
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    Yes
    [ Mark  Nov 03, 2019 ]
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    Yes. It has dedicated front, rear and subwoofer outputs. It also has nice built in crossover for shaping the sound.
    [ Nathan  Nov 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is it compatible with 2011 Chevy Tahoe?
    [ Dawn  Nov 03, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    It should be. If the dash can accommodate larger screens, it'll fit. Contact Crutchfield directly and they'll help you.
    [ Gilbert  Nov 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    With this fit in my 2015 Dodge Ram 1500?
    [ Matthew  Oct 25, 2019 ]
    3 answers
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    It fit in my 2014. I had to trim the sub dash. I had to do nothing that would prevent replacing the factory head unit and no one could ever tell. I love that alpine as well.
    [ Bradley  Oct 25, 2019 ]
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    If you have a double-din kit that allows it, then it will. In my opinion, I would not buy it again if not using AA/Apple Play. It's a boring interface. I had a much more Expensive Kenwood Excelon model that offered a cleaner UI. If you can afford it, pursue it.
    [ Ian  Oct 25, 2019 ]
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    Yes
    [ NICK  Oct 25, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will this fit a 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty?
    [ Tyler  Oct 25, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Oct 31, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    I love it so far only problems are that Bluetooth is grayed out as well as the advanced sounds and i can't even change time, system settings are grayed out what do i do?
    [ Jacob  Oct 23, 2019 ]
    7 answers
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    Parking brake circuit is not grounded.
    [ Ian  Oct 25, 2019 ]
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    Have to hook the orange wire to the parking break wire in your truck then turn brake on then off on then off
    [ NICK  Oct 25, 2019 ]
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    Those functions only work when the parking brake is engaged.
    [ wezzhead  Oct 24, 2019 ]
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    Parking brake wire needs to be hooked up and set or grounded.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Oct 24, 2019 ]
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    Is your parking brake set? Try putting it on, taking it off, the putting it on again. if that doesn't work, it may not be properly tapping the parking brake wire. I self installed and this is how I realized I tapped the wrong wire for the parking brake.
    [ David  Oct 24, 2019 ]
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    Parking brake.
    [ MICHAEL J  Oct 24, 2019 ]
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    Your car has to be in park AND the emergency brake has to be engaged, if the system was installed correctly you'll have access to these features now.
    [ Matthew Edward  Oct 23, 2019 ]
    Q
    My 2011 Toyota Tacoma comes with the stock JBL Audio system and has SiriusXM.. would I need to purchase a separate satellite radio tuner?
    [ Koobs  Oct 18, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    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  Oct 25, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this fit a Volvo s40?
    [ Briian  Oct 14, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Oct 22, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    is this radio waterproof?
    [ Oral  Oct 13, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    Don't believe so.
    [ Brian  Oct 13, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will I have to run a amp to power my stock speakers in a ram 1500 2015 ?
    [ Jeff  Oct 11, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    No need for an amp, I'm running this in my 06 Jeep LJ and it has plenty of power for my needs. I did upgrade my dash and overhead speakers at the same time I installed the head. Really happy with the Alpine ILX-W650
    [ LENNY  Oct 25, 2019 ]
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    No
    [ NICK  Oct 25, 2019 ]
    Q
    The factory receiver for my Mazda CX-5 also has controls for some of the car's components such as Door Locks, Light Control and Wipers Control. Is this unit also includes these controls?
    [ Jorlores  Oct 11, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    No, these are not included with the unit. There are add-ons sold by Crutchfield that may help. But things get complicated as you add more and more. Do yourself a favor and stick with factory unit rather than switch to this particular unit.
    [ Wilson  Oct 11, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does it fit 2016 honda hrv? It has all the wiring?
    [ Dan  Oct 08, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Not sure if this will fit your vehicle. However, mine came with all the wiring and was a super easy install. Took me about 20 minutes. Very happy with the receiver.
    [ Rodney  Oct 08, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is it able to mirror screens? I have a Samsung S8+ and I want to be able to mirror my screen.
    [ Catt  Oct 07, 2019 ]
    6 answers
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    i use iPhone and it mirror it perfectly and there bluetooth also work s fine, no issue's with system
    [ ROBERT  Oct 08, 2019 ]
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    It will not mirror the screen it will only display certain apps on android and Apple car play ( maps,Spotify etc.) very good head unit so far
    [ John  Oct 08, 2019 ]
    A
    No. Generally none of the receivers do this. You won't be able to browse the web or play movies and see it on the same screen. Instead you get Android auto or apple car play. These are applications that can control other compatible apps you have on your smart phone (such as Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Google maps, Waze, navigation, etc). The interface allows you most of the same functionality and very similar screens you normally have for those apps. But it's not a direct mirror like an HDMI cable would have. It's still pretty sweet though.
    [ Lionel  Oct 07, 2019 ]
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    No. I have the same phone
    [ priede  Oct 07, 2019 ]
    A
    I have a galaxy s10 and it doesn't mirror screens. Also bluetooth connection is short distance if you leave outside of your vehicle. This reciever seems more midline for Alpine not high end but I am satisfied for the price.
    [ Josh  Oct 07, 2019 ]
    A
    no
    [ Seth  Oct 07, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this support the new CarPlay that came with iOS 13?
    [ Anton  Sep 20, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Yes it will support the newest version of CarPlay
    [ Cosmo  Oct 02, 2019 ]  Staff
    A
    Yes.
    [ Nathan  Oct 02, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ David  Oct 02, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it supports the new features - e.g. the new dashboard screen.
    [ Hagen  Oct 02, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ LANI  Oct 02, 2019 ]
    Q
    will this head unit work with my plug and play kicker pf150c13 sub and amp? 2013 fordf150 with a stock my ford 4 inch radio. Kicker said it needs dc offset of 6 volts to speaker leads
    [ timmy  Sep 12, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will be able to replace the stock radio with one like this and have it work with the Kicker system as long as you install the radio to the stock wiring using the right radio install interface for your pickup
    [ Paul  Oct 09, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Installed in an 2004 Acura TSX with factory navigation and not getting any sound on any source, everything is wired correctly is there something I'm missing?
    [ Tristan  Sep 12, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Sep 20, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Since the USB port is behind the unit, is there an outlet on the front dash kit to install the USB extender cable?
    [ Baba  Sep 11, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    nope, only the one in back
    [ Wilson  Sep 12, 2019 ]
    A
    This will depend on the dash kit. But most likely no. I recommend however to plug a long USB cable directly into the back of the unit, instead of using the the extender. When using that extension cord I noticed it caused issues with Android auto. I got a 6ft Anker cable and just connected that directly to the unit then squeezed in between the interior paneling so it was at a good spot. If you wanted to mount the extension cable you would have to probably drill and glue it in.
    [ Fifen  Sep 12, 2019 ]
    A
    There is not,I replaced my cigarette lighter with usb port
    [ Danny  Sep 11, 2019 ]
    A
    No. That is something you will need to figure out based on your car. There are options where you can replace a cigarette lighter with a usb port. Most dash kits won't supply this.
    [ Kenneth  Sep 11, 2019 ]
    A
    The unit comes with a USB extension cable. It has a male connector to be plugged in the back of the unit with a female connector at the opposite end to allow for phone connection. Unfortunately, it is just a cable with no way to make it look pretty on a dash. There are a number of manufacturers that sell USB dash mount USB ports. You can check the PAC USBDMA6 sold at Crutchfield for a generic application or you can search Amaz0n for a custom application that fits your vehicle. Check the BATIGE Square Single Port USB 3.0 Panel Flush Mount found at Amaz0n for Toyota applications.
    [ HECTOR  Sep 11, 2019 ]
    Q
    What all does this come with, do i have to purchase the harness kits or will it come with wiring hatness to install radio already?
    [ Bodey  Sep 09, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    you have to purchase harness kits for your vehicle model; unless you want to figure out how your vehicle wiring is.
    [ ROBERT  Oct 08, 2019 ]
    Q
    no sound bluetooth???
    [ I  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    A
    Bluetooth works flawless on mine. Are you sure you are paired to it and sound is turned up on both radio and Bluetooth device?
    [ Brian  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes there is bluetooth
    [ Lionel  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    A
    On the home screen click the Bluetooth button. It activated sound for Bluetooth. Just like clicking radio activates the radio when it is not activated.
    [ Dylan6793  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    A
    What?
    [ Wesley  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    A
    How do I do the firmware update ...thx
    [ I  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    A
    I do have sound. There is a firmware update that improves Bluetooth
    [ G  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can you run the Waze app from an iOS phone through the screen?
    [ Shawn  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    7 answers
    A
    Absolutely
    [ David  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes. Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze will work with apple car play. Currently Siri cannot be used with Waze though, this should change with IOS13.
    [ Travis  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Kevin  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes, it works great.
    [ David  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    A
    Yep, Waze works when using Apple CarPlay.
    [ Cory  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Myong Jin  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    A
    I run the Waze app through my Android phone and it works just fine on the screen so I can imagine an iPhone would work as well
    [ Dr Darin  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will an Alpine remote work with this head unit? for example the RUE-4202?
    [ J  Aug 23, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, the Alpine ILX-W650 is not a stereo that is compatible with a remote. If you do need a receiver that will work with a remote, chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. They'll be happy to help you help you out!
    [ Jess  Sep 05, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    will I be able to put this in my 2004 bmw 330ci and take out the existing display?
    [ Chris  Aug 23, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Sep 03, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit play videos from your phone? Does it have Android Stream?
    [ Calvin  Aug 22, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Hi, it doesn't play videos from the phone, just the audio, and I use iPhone, I don't use Android.
    [ CESAR  Aug 24, 2019 ]
    A
    No this unit does not do video from your phone as far as android stream that is also not an available option.
    [ Donald  Aug 22, 2019 ]
    A
    I haven't seen an option to stream videos or Android Stream.
    [ Mark  Aug 22, 2019 ]
    Q
    If I install this into my 2015 Ford Mustang it says "modified fit" and that I won't retain Bluetooth. But if I am using CarPlay, will Siri function still work using the microphone FROM THE CAR? or would Siri not work at all through CarPlay? if it does work, where does my voice get picked up from?
    [ Shredran  Aug 22, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We do not have the ability to use the factory installed microphone with this receiver. You will need to install the microphone that comes with this receiver to use its Bluetooth and CarPlay interface which is needed to use Siri voice control
    [ Paul  Sep 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Where does the USB cord go after it's plugged in on the backside? How do you run it to the front?
    [ Jimmy  Aug 19, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Hello Jimmy, the unit comes with a 42" USB cable that has a 90 degree head. Once plugged into the back of the unit, you can run the cables however you choose. If you line a quick solution and not worry about looks. You can just have the wire dangle from out your panel to the floorbed of your car. If you want a more professional look then I recommend the Pac Audio USB-DMA1 Adapter. Just find a nice place on your dash and drill a small hole to insert this adapter. It will give you a very OEM look. Hope that answers your question.
    [ Jonathan Q.  Aug 25, 2019 ]
    Q
    Installed this unit in a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Everything works great, except for I get no sound from my iphone either plugged into it, or bluetooth connected. it will play music, but no phone calls. I'm sure it's something to do with the Uconnect, but I'm not sure how to get around it. Is there a kit to fix this?
    [ Chris  Aug 17, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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  Aug 23, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this automatically switch to the backup camera when the car is in reverse?
    [ Michael  Aug 14, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    A
    Provided that you have hooked up the orange/white wire correctly, yes.
    [ MICHAEL J  Aug 14, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it will as long as it is connected to the reverse trigger wire.
    [ Nickie  Aug 14, 2019 ]
    A
    It absolutely will, it is a great addition to any vehicle.
    [ Cole  Aug 14, 2019 ]
    A
    I don't have a backup camera on mine sorry
    [ SHAWN  Aug 14, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes, if hooked up correctly (to camera & reverse signal)
    [ David  Aug 14, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes- if you install the reverse trigger wire
    [ wezzhead  Aug 14, 2019 ]
    Q
    I want this unit but I need a display that is 6.95" no greater, What are the exact dimensions?
    [ Jake  Aug 09, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    It fits double DIN. that is an unchangeable standard. look up Double DIN.
    [ Wesley  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does gps work without cell service? Does it have to be connected to a phone for gps?
    [ Jodi  Jul 30, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    A
    It has to be connected to a phone via android auto or Apple car play
    [ Danny  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    A
    It must be connected to your cell phone.
    [ Meredith  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    A
    The map function (GPS) is reliant on an attached mobile phone using cell service. Without a mobile phone, there is no GPS/map function.
    [ Nathan  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    A
    It has to be connected to a phone for Gps. If your phone has slow service then your Gps will also be slow.
    [ fernando  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    A
    It uses gps from your phone, apple or google maps. Not stand alone gps
    [ Kenneth  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes - it has to be connected to your phone for GPS to work.
    [ Russell  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    Q
    I have a galaxy s5 and it says not compatible. What androids are? I need it to be bluetooth compatible.
    [ Rusty  Jul 22, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Ensure the cable is no longer than 3 feet. any usb cable longer than 3 feet will cause android auto / apple carplay to crash. This might not seem like a big deal, but it meant I could not mount my USB port in the center console, I had to mount it near the head unit.
    [ chris  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    A
    Im able to use my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with no issues.
    [ TRAVIS  Jul 31, 2019 ]
    A
    Bluetooth shouldn't be an issue. Also the box that came with my unit said it was android auto compatible. I have not tested to verify.
    [ DEREK  Jul 31, 2019 ]
    A
    Your Android must be running Android 5.0 (lollipop) or higher. I ran into the issue where it was showing not compatible. To fix this I removed the USB extender cable from the back of the Alpine and just plugged my USB cable directly to the port. Make sure you are using a high quality cable. I recommend Anker
    [ Fifen  Jul 31, 2019 ]
    A
    I am using mine with a Galaxy s8 had similar issues at first. I used the oe usb type c cable and no problems since.
    [ Mack  Jul 31, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is the screen detachable?
    [ J  Jul 22, 2019 ]
    4 answers
    A
    No, this is a great unit anyway.
    [ John  Jul 23, 2019 ]
    A
    No
    [ Mark  Jul 22, 2019 ]
    A
    No, it is not.
    [ Alberto  Jul 22, 2019 ]
    A
    No it isn't
    [ Greg  Jul 22, 2019 ]
    Q
    I bought this for my 2016 Jeep Wrangler. I used the PAC RP4 CH11 interface. Now I have a "radio off" message on my dash. Do I need a different interface?
    [ Andrew  Jul 19, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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.
    [ Jeff  Jul 26, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    would this retain my Ford SYNC?
    [ jeff r  Jul 17, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    No it will not retain Ford SYNC but you can still keep your steering wheel controls with the correct harness. This head unit does everything Ford SYNC does so you won't miss it.
    [ Jared  Jul 17, 2019 ]
    Q
    My bluetooth and android auto show music is playing on the headunit but there is no sound. My phone connects any plays music to other devices no problem Can anyone help?
    [ Daniel  Jul 15, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    make sure the volume output to alpine on your phone is not muted. when you connect through Android Auto, there is a separated device volume control. It's not a simple Media Volume control any more on new OS. they usually auto muted or turn it very for newly connected device so that people don't accidentally blow up their ear drums :D
    [ Kha  Jul 17, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this receiver have navigation? Or will Android Auto let you see google maps on screen from your phone?
    [ Chad  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    8 answers
    A
    Does not have navigation but you can see Google maps on screen when in android auto
    [ WILLIAM  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    It does not have built in navigation, but yes you can use a android auto and it will show a trimmed down version of google maps on the screen.
    [ Matthew Edward  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    It doesn't directly have its own navigation app, you need to plug in your phone to use Android Auto or Car Play. I use Android Auto and Google Maps for navigation all the time, its great, way better than the built in nav in my wife's car.
    [ David  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    It displays google maps through apple car play on screen, so I imagine it would do the same for android auto, but I do not know for sure as I have never had an android phone. It just makes sense that both Operating systems would work with Alpine.
    [ Matthew  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    Navigation is displayed from the phone through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The deck does not have separate navigation. The phones must be connected to USB.
    [ wezzhead  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    The head unit doesn't have Navigation built in, but with Apple CarPlay (and I assume Android Auto) you can use any of several nav apps to display your navigation on the screen. I use Apple Maps and Waze, and both work very well.
    [ JOHN  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    No built in nav. It comes from android or apple Interface. Google maps Waze or any compatible app.
    [ Nickie  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    No navigation built in, but yes google maps will work on android auto and Apple CarPlay .
    [ THUAN  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    Q
    USB will charge phone which leads me to believe the cable was installed properly however, it doesn't read phone or USB flash drive to update firmware. Parking brake engaged per instructions. Am I missing a step?
    [ Luis  Jul 10, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    this radio stinks. look up problem on web about "device not supported" or usb connection. it's an issue with no resolution. when you go to update firmware, it says it can't read the flash drive? it must also be formatted to FAT32
    [ CHRIS  Oct 25, 2019 ]
    A
    When I use cable that came with the unit it works, but some other cables I tried did not work other than charging. If you're not using the one that came with unit try a different higher quality extension cable.
    [ GLENN  Jul 19, 2019 ]
    Q
    So I have had my alpine ixl- w650 for awhile now and the screen just is going black sometimes and other times work just fine any ideas why?
    [ Connor  Jul 01, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I have only had mine installed for a couple of weeks and haven't noticed that issue.
    [ chris  Jul 02, 2019 ]
    A
    This sounds like it may be an intermittent GROUND problem. Test by running a dedicated ground wire from the vehicle frame to the head unit wiring harness and see if that resolves it. Certain cars have rather weak ground wires in their main harness, most notably Nissans and certain Subaru models. It can happen in any car though. Good luck!
    [ Clark  Jul 02, 2019 ]
    A
    To be honest , I am starting to have problems with mine as well. Mine will go black and I'll have to restart my car or I'll have to clear out my phone and restart my car. I feel this is a poor product. I was thinking about calling Crutchfield and address this but I like the amp feature. I am not the one to complain either. I am hoping for an update or something to fix this.
    [ JOSEPH  Jul 01, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can this be synced with my car's (2016 Honda Civic) USB port?
    [ Dustin  Jul 01, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    While I'm not familiar with your specific vehicle, generally speaking you will lose the factory USB port anytime you upgrade to any aftermarket head unit. However, it's likely that you can reuse the same spot in your dash by replacing the USB port assembly too. The ILX-W650 offers a female USB-A port on the back, into which you can plug any compatible cable that meets your needs. For my 2013 Ridgeline, I installed a replacement dash port (Crutchfield Item #: 541USBDMA6) back into the original factory USB location with only minor fitting required. Download the owners manual from the Alpine website and see page 51 for an easy to understand diagram of how to do that. Good luck!
    [ Clark  Jul 02, 2019 ]
    Q
    can you change the illumination color of the buttons, or are they only white?
    [ steve  Jun 23, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Only white
    [ Chad Eugene  Jun 24, 2019 ]
    A
    They stay white.
    [ Sergio  Jun 23, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can the radio be used in europe? does it supports european radio frequencies?
    [ mega0deth  Jun 21, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes, the radio supports AM and FM.
    [ PAUL  Jun 29, 2019 ]
    A
    Nothing in the setup indicates that this model can scan and stop on European Mhz. I would ask Alpine. If you can find the Euro market version of this radio, I think you'll be happy. You'll want to download the user's manual from Alpine.
    [ nathan  Jun 28, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this unit record video from the camera inputs similar to a dash cam? If so, what is the record length time (does it record 30, 60, 90 minutes)?
    [ Steve  Jun 17, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I did not use the camera function on this unit.
    [ KEN  Jun 24, 2019 ]
    A
    No not to my knowledge
    [ NATHANIEL  Jun 24, 2019 ]
    A
    No, it does not
    [ Mohammed  Jun 24, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will the cruise control buttons on my 08 Acadia still work? Or do I need an adapter for that as well?
    [ Alan  Jun 16, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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 24, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    How bright does the screen get? I want to put this into a convertible but I'm worried about the screen being washed out, to include the camera images.
    [ Shack  Jun 13, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Screen is pretty bright, have a built in dimmer i believe so it will modulate with the amount of light input
    [ Blake Anthony  Jun 14, 2019 ]
    A
    I installed this in my daughters RAV4, no trouble seeing the screen in any light condition in that vehicle. I can't say for sure how it would perform in a convertible with direct sun exposure but from what I've seen I wouldn't hesitate to try it out. It's a very nice deck.
    [ Alex  Jun 14, 2019 ]
    A
    I have a friend that has it in a Jeep Wrangler and loves it.
    [ Robert  Jun 13, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is there a way to add a 2nd or 3rd USB port?
    [ Michael  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    8 answers
    A
    no
    [ MICHAEL A  Jun 09, 2019 ]
    A
    It has one USB port on the back. I tried using an extender that slit from one in to two out and the charging worked but not apple play or android play. I tried an IOGear hub and that didn't work either. There might be a way but I haven't found it. FWIW - in the end my solution was to route a USB extension to my center console and then have both an apple lighting and android usb-c (1' each) to do the final connection.
    [ GLENN  Jun 08, 2019 ]
    A
    I am not sure I didn't tried yet
    [ Amit  Jun 08, 2019 ]
    A
    You could use a usb splitter
    [ DEWEY  Jun 08, 2019 ]
    A
    There's only one USB on the unit
    [ Dayeck  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    A
    No. I suppose you could add a port multiplier at the end of the cord, but I'd bet that would mess up Apple Car Play.
    [ Gregory  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    A
    What would they be for ? The unit only has one on the back
    [ John  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    A
    The manual says not to use us hubs. However, if you want to disregard the manual, there are some us ports in Amazon you can mount in your dash. And some are 2 ports in the dash and one wire for the radio.
    [ Dylan6793  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    Q
    Do I need a separate adapter for steering wheel control and retained aux power?
    [ Robert  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Yes
    [ Frank  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes... I would suggest you talk with the customer service reps and they can help you find one that retains all your controls. With my gm truck there are audible alerts and other things that actually play thru the stereo that I definitely needed to keep.
    [ Trey Mosely  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    A
    I used the MAESTRO idatalink ADS-MRR Interface Module to retain my steering wheel controls.
    [ Seth  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    A
    I order the kit they suggested when i placed the order for the radio. It had the steering wheel, on-star and chime controllers in it. My truck did not have the aux plug with it from the factory. So i can not answer that part. But you do need to order the controllers for the rest if you want to keep the use of any of it.
    [ jonathan  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Victor  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can I use the existing factory microphone instead of the microphone that comes with the unit?
    [ Robert  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No, I don't think you can use the onstar microphone, but you can keep the onstar bluetooth and it should still allow you to make calls.
    [ Victor  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    A
    I do not think so, At least I wasn't able to with a Nissan. As with most after market radios you do not retain most of the factory controls with out 3rd party applications. But it all depends on the type of car or truck you have.
    [ Michael  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is it possible to use an existing external Sirius receiver (2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe) with this unit? It was a dealer option from Infiniti and the Sirius unit is mounted in the trunk.
    [ Kristian  Jun 07, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will have to see if the Sirius connection is integrated into the factory harness or separate. If it's separate you will have to see if it matches the connection in the head unit.
    [ Jay  Jun 19, 2019 ]
    Q
    Reverse camera displays when in reverse how does front camera work?
    [ Marmot  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    That's correct regarding the reverse camera. When I received my radio I had crutchfield do the wiring ahead of time. When I installed everything into my vehicle (2014 Jeep Wrangler) when I placed the Jeep into reverse the display switched to showing the backup camera (even though I don't even have one yet). For now, I am glad that I can disable that since for me it means the screen is just black since there's to camera to provide input. From the head unit's home screen you will see a Camera icon that will let you also view the front or rear camera whenever you like just by tapping. From within settings you can enable and disable cameras. It's all very intuitive. I had no intention of using this feature and didn't order cameras to save on costs but after seeing how it will work with the radio I will probably look for some inexpensive cameras down the road. It's a great radio. I've used it since May 2019 and have no regrets.
    [ NATHAN  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    A
    From my understanding, you have to have an Alpine Camera to use the function directly on the radio.
    [ Jose  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    A
    Front Camara would only be displayed when selected and powered on.
    [ Christopher  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    Q
    Reverse camera displays when in reverse how does front camera work?
    [ Marmot  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    A software screen button displays front or rear camera independent of reverse input.
    [ wezzhead  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    A
    Once the front camera is installed, there will be a selector button displayed that lets you choose front or back camera.
    [ JOHN  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will I be able to keep my steering wheel buttons?
    [ Zechariah  Jun 02, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes.
    [ Daniel  Jun 02, 2019 ]
    A
    If you buy the steering wheel controller yes you can.
    [ SHAWN  Jun 02, 2019 ]
    A
    Yup! The head unit has an input for steering wheel controls, but you will need to buy an additional interface and program it for your specific vehicle.
    [ Randy  Jun 02, 2019 ]
    Q
    How many USB ports? I would like to use Android Auto and be able to plsy music from my USB at the same time.
    [ Ryan  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    7 answers
    A
    1 USB. My experience trying to use Android Auto with this unit has been frustrating. It's AWESOME when it works but it often doesn't. The USB port is on the back of the unit so it comes with a USB extension cable which Android Auto worked through for a day or two but then I had to use a micro USB straight into the back of the unit to get AA to work. Even that isn't working currently as I got a new phone the other day and it's having trouble getting AA to work. Frustrating.
    [ Frank  Jun 03, 2019 ]
    A
    There is only one USB port, and it is on the back of the head unit. Once you connect a phone via a cable connected to this one USB port, and get Android Auto on the screen, you will not be able to play a USB drive's music. Take all that music on your USB drive, and upload it to Google Play Music in the cloud. Then play that through Android Auto.
    [ Wilson  Jun 03, 2019 ]
    A
    This radio has only one USB port.
    [ HECTOR  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    A
    It has one, on the back. Comes with a cord
    [ Kenneth  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    A
    Only 1 usb port, comes with an angle adapter.
    [ Tim  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    A
    Only one. You could choose to load the MP3s on your phone and use a program to play music that way (Google Music doesn't automatically show on the AA screen, if you navigate there on your phone, once up it's up!) while still using navigation/other Android Auto features - but a second USB port isn't included. I regularly use Spotify through Android Auto and have navigation open at the same time. The radio is perfectly capable of multitasking, you would just need to condense your music to your phone.
    [ Amanda  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    A
    Hi.we purchased for our son car,we waiting for him to comeback from boot camp,he wants to install it with father,sorry can answer your question at this time.
    [ aleida  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    Q
    Where do I connect the parking brake wire to?
    [ Scott  May 31, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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  Jun 11, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does it come with a USB cable to connect your phone or do I need to buy one?
    [ Mike  May 20, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    A
    already brings with USB cable, I love that unit
    [ CESAR  May 20, 2019 ]
    A
    It comes with the cable plug it in and then plug in your iPhone to it
    [ Kurt  May 20, 2019 ]
    A
    It has a USB extension that you are able to connect to, but you must provide a brand specific cable.
    [ Kyle  May 20, 2019 ]
    A
    I don't remember seeing one
    [ Garrett  May 20, 2019 ]
    A
    There is a USB extension cable, but you will still need the appropriate USB to phone cable that you would plug into the supplied extension.
    [ Greg  May 20, 2019 ]
    A
    It comes with a usb extender cable since the USB port is behind the radio. You will have a usb to iPhone cable to connect to the usb extender cable
    [ Rob  May 20, 2019 ]
    Q
    Do I need to connect the reverse and brake lights if I don't have a backup camera?
    [ Rob  May 13, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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  May 24, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    can i use google maps and listen to the radio at the same time. If do does the radio turn off when google maps is giving directions?
    [ Rob  May 03, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes, you can hear the radio while the map is on. You can also set the column for map directions and Bluetooth. My problem is getting Android auto to work all the times. It pops up on the screen when it feels like it.
    [ ALEJANDRO  May 04, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes you can use google maps and listen to the radio at the same time. The radio softens as directions are given, then volume turns back to full.
    [ Rick  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes you can, the radio still plays
    [ Corby  May 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is the screen visible while wearing polarized sunglasses?
    [ Peter  May 03, 2019 ]
    11 answers
    A
    Yes
    [ Gilbert  May 30, 2019 ]
    A
    Not sure about that but in straight sunlight I can see it easily
    [ Tremayne  May 28, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes - depending on your sunglasses. The screen is polarized, but the direction of the polarization works great with my sunglasses. If I tilt my head to about 45 degrees, you can see it darken as the 2 polarized surfaces line up. My sunglasses are prescription polarized sunglasses from Costco.
    [ David  May 24, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes I wear sunglasses every day and dont have any issues
    [ Rudy  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it is still visable
    [ Corby  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No issues here.
    [ MICHAEL J  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes. I wear polarized sunglasses and do not have any issues seeing the screen. Installed in a 2013 Mazda 3
    [ Daniel  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Nickie  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    You will see some halos at certain angles depending on the angle. However, I see them in lots of things wearing my polarized glasses so i'm used to dealing with it.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Most definitely. I was just looking at it with my polarized lenses on.
    [ Adrian  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    It absolutely is
    [ Ethan  May 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    I am looking to install this in a Jeep Wrangler that has a USB port in the console. How does this connect to the usb would that be through an adapter or will it work regularly when connecting the system to the vehicle?
    [ Tylert  May 01, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I don't see why you would need an adapter. It's a standard USB port on the back.
    [ Dylan6793  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    A
    You would need an adaptor from Crutchfield
    [ JOHN  May 01, 2019 ]
    Q
    Any recommendations for an install kit with a sleeve that will work with kta-450 amp connected?
    [ pat  Apr 14, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    There is no special mounting kit needed for that. Just the standard double din mounting kit. You will want to make sure you have enough depth to take it all when the amp it attached to the rear. The best way to check online is with this package (and looking to see if it fits your vehicle): www.crutchfield.com/p_700650450/item.html My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Apr 30, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you change the icons on the home screen, for instance remove xm radio if it's not something you need?
    [ Ben  Apr 13, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No. This is a very simple basic unit. Not many customization features.
    [ Wesley  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    A
    Not there's no options for changing the interface. If it's unused, it'll just be grayed out.
    [ Hunter  Apr 13, 2019 ]
    Q
    will an android phone connect wirelessly to this via android auto?
    [ monteo  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    15 answers
    A
    No, this requires a high speed USB cable to connect to android auto.
    [ Esteban  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it will but only for music the rest you have to plug in for
    [ Connor  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Is android auto the android version of Apple play? Lol I've always had an iPhone so That's why I ask, I know nothing about android. It is fully compatible with Apple and android though :)
    [ Chaukae  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No. But if it makes you feel better, neither will Apple devices.
    [ MICHAEL J  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Eric  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    It will need a USB cable which is provided. I made a custom plug on the dash with mine using a $7 female adapter mount on Amazon and an empty cover where a USB plug would have been on my wife's car.
    [ Brandon  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    no. it needs the cable. Only can connect bluetooth audio if you use wireless.
    [ demo2polo  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    It will if you go into your Android auto settings and enable Bluetooth when Android auto is running. But Android auto will not display on the stereo, only if it is connected through usb.
    [ Corby  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No, I believe this is wired only.
    [ David  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No. You have to plug it in. Which isn't a bad thing I've read that the wireless ones are glitchy.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Not through Android auto but it will through the Bluetooth feature
    [ RUSTY  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No.
    [ THUAN  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    No. Must be connected via USB port to use andriod auto
    [ THOMAS  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Unfortunately no only through a USB
    [ Matthew Edward  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    You can use android auto but it is not wireless.
    [ Braden  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can I watch Netflix through Apple play ?
    [ David  Mar 31, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No. Sound will go through but the video will stay on your phone screen.
    [ Adrian  May 03, 2019 ]
    A
    I don't think so, I don't think it has video
    [ Chaukae  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will this use my current Bose sound system, to include Bose amplifier?
    [ Ronnie  Mar 30, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to keep the Bose amp and speaker system working with this receiver actually depends on the wiring adapters/interfaces that we carry for the vehicle. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to check your vehicle My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Apr 13, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    if my truck has Sirius XM already, can I just hook it up to this unit without any extra cables/adapters?
    [ sigurdur  Mar 25, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Apr 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Since "swipe controls do not work when Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is engaged" -- how does one adjust volume with this head unit when driving with CarPlay or Android Auto active?
    [ Karl  Mar 23, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If you install a vehicle steering wheel audio control interface module you would be able to use your steering wheel controls to adjust volume along with the built in buttons on the head unite.
    [ Nathan  Jun 28, 2019 ]
    A
    The - and + touch sensitive buttons at the bottom of the screen also adjust the volume and will work when those two smartphone interfaces are engaged My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Apr 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does Apple CarPlay work wirelessly? I don't want to plug in my phone to connect it to my stereo every time.
    [ BrutalCupcakee  Mar 20, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Music will work over Bluetooth, but CarPlay needs a physical usb connection
    [ wezzhead  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    A
    Not on this model but there are other stereos that do support Wireless CarPlay. If you prefer Alpine, check out their iLX-107: www.crutchfield.com/p_500ILX107/item.html
    [ Ryan  Mar 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    How long does this radio take to start up? Can I turn the screen off?
    [ Blank  Mar 19, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    There is no provided specification for "boot time" but it is very quick. The unit can be powered off but the screen cannot be disabled when the stereo is on. There is a dimmer function and also brightness control. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Ryan  Mar 27, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the volume swipe up/down work when listening to CarPlay audio? One of the reviews says this doesn't work with Android Auto.
    [ manicslothpdx  Mar 12, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Sorry, no. The swipe control feature is not compatible with CarPlay or Android Auto You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table.
    [ Ryan  Mar 18, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can the ILX-W650 charge an iPhone while plugged in?
    [ Miggie from Queens  Mar 09, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes! The Alpine iLX-W650 will also charge (5V/1A) your Android smartphone or Apple iPod/iPhone device while connected via USB with the vehicle's ignition switch set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
    [ Ryan  Mar 20, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the unit show album art with SiriusXM?
    [ Kyle  Mar 08, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Currently it does not. This appears to be a bug in the headunit's firmware as the manual clearly shows that it is meant to display Channel/Album art in SXM mode.
    [ Joel  Mar 17, 2019 ]
    A
    Sorry, no. Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor but not the album art.
    [ Ryan  Mar 13, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you hook up a backup camera if combined with the Alpine KTA-450 power pack installed?
    [ JMoss  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You sure can still connect a backup camera to this receiver with the special amplifier mounted to it. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Mar 13, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    It says it is not compatible with my iPhone 6. Is this correct?
    [ Jonathan  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    A
    I have an Iphone 6s plus and it works perfectly with my phone
    [ Ethan  Mar 05, 2019 ]
    A
    Good morning Jonathan, Below is a copy of the compatible iPhones: Apple DeviceGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeSpecific AppsDisplay TypeBluetoothCharge AudioVideoHead UnitiPod/iPhoneCarPlayPandoraAlbum ArtSong/Artist TextTrack InfoPhoneAudioSiri 6/6+/6S/6S+12.4.1YNYYYYYYYYYYY It should be compatible if you are on the most current IOS 12.4.1. Jaron
    [ Jaron Seth  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    A
    I'm using an iPhone XS, but it should work with iPhone 6. Your phone supports CarPlay.
    [ Ian  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    A
    I'm not sure. It worked with my 6s plus
    [ RUSTY  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    A
    No it saints it no compatible with my galaxy Note 9 for android CarPlay
    [ Jacob  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    A
    No mine works with xr
    [ EDSON  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this have a remote control sensor? I believe I see one in the lower left corner but was looking for confirmation.
    [ pritch55  Feb 28, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No
    [ Wesley  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    A
    No What are you seeing is a sensor for light to auto adjust the screen backlight.
    [ GABRIEL  Mar 06, 2019 ]
    Q
    When will this be back in stock?
    [ Eric  Feb 25, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We don't have a concrete ETA yet. You can set up an email alert to notify you when we get them back in stock or you can reserve one by placing a back order - https://bit.ly/2tMuyKY
    [ Cosmo  Mar 04, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this ability to work with a backup camera?
    [ Don  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes. The Alpine features Dual Camera Inputs: Two camera inputs (consisting of composite video jacks) allow for the addition of multiple cameras including a rear-view, side-view, and/or front-view camera (both sold separately). You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
    [ Ryan  Feb 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does it work with maestro rr?
    [ Antonio  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    It does work with the Maestro RR, but only as a wiring harness/steering wheel retention module. It will not access or control any other kind of vehicle functions as the W650 does not have a iDatalink port.
    [ Joel  Mar 17, 2019 ]
    A
    Sorry, no. This model does not provide a port for connection of the iDatalink Maestro.
    [ Ryan  Feb 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Do I need Amplifier to support my 2010 subaru outback?
    [ demo2polo  Feb 22, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    No. If you have the factory Harman Kardon sound system, the factory amplifier can be retained with the proper integration harness. If you have the basic audio option, the factory speakers can be powered by the Alpine stereo. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Ryan  Mar 02, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you change the background image behind the home page icons and radio controls?
    [ Michael F  Feb 22, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Sorry, no; The background is not customizable.
    [ Ryan  Mar 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    A
    No, you cannot. What you see if what you get!
    [ Kris  Mar 01, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this actually have an aux input as stated in the specs? I ordered one thinking it does but don't see it...
    [ Mary  Feb 22, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    The only inputs this head unit has are the 2 video inputs for external camera support and the inputs for steering wheel control and external mic. Depending in your wiring harness adapter kit, it might allow you to use your vehicle's factory installed Aux-input, as long as that wasn't physically part of your original head unit.
    [ Joel  Mar 05, 2019 ]
    A
    no, but you can buy a small BT transmitter device.
    [ GABRIEL  Feb 25, 2019 ]
    Q
    will i need any special connector to connect my oem backup camera?
    [ joe  Feb 21, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes, it needs an adapter for the backup camera
    [ Chaukae  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    A
    Most vehicles need a special connector to adapt the backup camera to work with aftermarket radios. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to see if we have an adapter for your vehicle My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Feb 27, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    The Alpine ilx-w650 says it does not fit my 2003 Ford ranger. Do you have any ideas as to why it doesn't fit (too wide ,too tall)?
    [ Larry  Feb 20, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Feb 21, 2019 ]  Staff
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