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Alpine iLX-W650

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # ILX-W650

Alpine iLX-W650

Alpine iLX-W650

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # ILX-W650

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Nice unit

Crutchfield customer from New River, AZ on 6/7/2021

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I like everything about this thing! Apple car play is awesome.

Pros: Easy install quality unit sounds great.

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So good I bought a second one

Crutchfield customer from Meridianville, AL on 6/2/2021

2011 Toyota RAV4

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Of the eight aftermarket stereos I have installed over the years, this is by far the best. The screen is responsive, the short depth makes for easy installation, carPlay is awesome, and the controls are intuitive. Integration with the back up camera was also easy. After installing the Alpine receiver in my 2011 RAV4, I liked it so much that I also installed one in my old 2002 Tacoma. I am not an installation expert, and would only attempt this type of work because of the confidence created by Crutchfields service. I had a few questions, and Crutchfield was always available within a minute of calling and answered my questions politely and promptly. In both cases I also purchased and installed a back up camera without any difficulty due to the good instructions from Crutchfield.

Pros: Sensitive screen, short depth, intuitive controls.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 6/1/2021

1998 Chevrolet Camaro

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I installed the unit in my Camaro. The bluetooth setup was no problem. I've been enjoying great sounds!

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On point!

Crutchfield customer from Beeville, TX on 5/29/2021

2002 Ford F-150

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Worth every penny

Pros: How so much features it awesome!

Cons: Now have to buy another one for my 2014 Ford! So NONE!

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Crutchfield customer from Baker City, OR on 5/21/2021

2001 Jeep Wrangler

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Nice head unit. Only installed a couple weeks ago. So far so good. I'll update when some time has passed.

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Killer

Crutchfield customer from Amherst, NH on 5/20/2021

2003 Chevrolet S10

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Best Apple car play radio at this price point; hands down.

Pros: Quick, small, strong

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This is a very good radio for the price

Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 5/20/2021

2016 Jeep Wrangler

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This is a very good radio for the price, touch screen is very responsive, the sound quality is great, settings are easy to understand and use, The only issue i have is when i am connected to apple car play and use siri for text messages its very slow to read or send a text and on sometimes siri will crash during text messages,, my iphone 11 is updated to the latest software and i have even updated the radio to the latest firmware version from alpines website,,,other then the apple carplay text message issue, I love the radio

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Cons: when connected to apple carplay, siri is very slow to send or read text messages.

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Disappointed

Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 5/20/2021

2012 Subaru Outback

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Installed the unit, everything was simple and easy according to the instructions provided by Crutchfield, but the unit has a constant static noise in the background. Troubleshooting with Crutchfield could not correct the issue.

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This customer contacted our Tech Support team for help, and we have him on our backorder list for this receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Hudson, FL on 5/20/2021

2004 Ford F-150

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Sounds great and the microphone is clear

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Great Replacement for the Subaru Stock Unit.

Stephen from Nutley,NJ on 5/20/2021

2014 Subaru Impreza

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Excellent choice for Apple play at a great price! Great radio for my son which is going to be a new driver. Can be used totally hands free off the factory controls and Siri.

Pros: Sounds way better then stock and didn't even put the new speakers in yet. Still able to use all the factory controls which is what made it nicer.

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Lansing, KS on 5/19/2021

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I've used the radio a couple of weeks. It's flawless in this price range.

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Crutchfield customer from Waco, TX on 5/18/2021

2011 Honda CR-Z

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Great unit, especially for the price. It takes a little longer to boot up than I'm used to from my last VW factory unit, but the screen is very responsive with no noticeable lag. I'd buy again.

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Great Unit

Crutchfield customer from Wilmington, NC on 5/17/2021

2008 Ford Escape

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Great Unit, very easy to Install

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Crutchfield customer from Claremore, OK on 5/17/2021

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Very Nice

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Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 5/17/2021

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Got more than I expected for the features great value also

Pros: Value Easy to use and install great display

Cons: None

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Awesome stereo

Julio Roman from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua on 5/17/2021

2009 Chevrolet Colorado

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Great sound, easy installation, very responsive when changing the menu and selecting apps, image is not as crisp as I would like when showing music playing and album art but is not a big deal.

Pros: Easy install, great sound, easy to navigate

Cons: image on album art, music playing and maps not as clear as I would like.

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Love it

Crutchfield customer from Mattawan, MI on 5/17/2021

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Great unit, easy to install and set up. Fit perfect in my '10 forester

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Crutchfield customer from Murrieta, CA on 5/16/2021

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Best price for stereo.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Saint Rose, LA on 5/16/2021

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Awesome unit for the price. Has all the features I need and then some A+++

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Crutchfield customer from Monroe, NC on 5/16/2021

2016 Honda Accord Sport

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great shallow depth needed for my install. internal amp powerful enough for my 4 speakers but working on a sub install next. nice audio controls

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Big on what you don't see

Crutchfield customer from Cynthiana, IN on 5/16/2021

2003 Honda CRV EX

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Love the shallow depth on this great product. I didn't need the extra space, but it allowed for options. So I couldn't pass up the Alpine amplifier that was made to pair behind it. An amp that you don't have to hide!

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Great Stereo.

Crutchfield customer from Universal City, TX on 5/16/2021

2008 Ford F-150

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This my second unit, they work great on airplay with all functions and more. I cannot attest to CarPlay as I do not own any Android/Windows systems. Microphone is sensitive in the fact you may need to make minor adjustments to it's pointing direction as I have found out you can be too close as well as too far. I would have like to see it come with a wind screen.

Pros: Easy to install and operate.

Cons: Microphone could use an upgrade.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, MI on 5/16/2021

2002 Pontiac Firebird

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Sounds great!! I love it!!

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Crutchfield customer from Berryville, AR on 5/16/2021

1996 Ford F Series

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Great sound! Fairly easy to install in my '96 F-150. Easy to setup and use. I haven't installed a head unit or speakers in over 25 years. Tech may have changed, but wire is still wire.

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Crutchfield customer from Cottondale, AL on 5/16/2021

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Everything was as expected

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Crutchfield customer from Sound Beach, NY on 5/16/2021

2018 Toyota Tundra

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Nice radio. Perfect fit for my 2018 Toyota Tundra. Has Apple Carplay..

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Amazing Value

Crutchfield customer from Mahwah, NJ on 5/16/2021

2015 Hyundai Sonata SE

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Radio is amazing - interface is good and the features are great. This is such a great value since the other radios were twice the price

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Awesome unit

Crutchfield customer from Meansville, GA on 5/16/2021

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great system. I am beyond happy with this purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Lehi, UT on 5/15/2021

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Really like the Apple CarPlay. Have always loved Alline

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Great product

Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 5/15/2021

2004 Chevrolet Suburban

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Great product for a good price. Easy installation.

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Crutchfield customer from Hendersonville, TN on 5/15/2021

2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Works pretty great. This is my first android auto stereo so I'm still getting used to it. Only complaint is I miss having a volume knob

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Crutchfield customer from Gilbert, AZ on 5/15/2021

2011 Dodge Challenger

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puro chuky

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Android Auto Disconnects

Crutchfield customer from Folsom, CA on 5/14/2021

2000 Ford Excursion

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I like the self intuitiveness of this receiver. My only issue is that Android Auto will randomly disconnect from my phone.

Pros: Nice looking and easy to use.

Cons: Android Auto

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Foristell, MO on 5/13/2021

2010 Ford F-150 Platinum

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The head unit has a great sound sound but it has some white noise at lower volume.I searched some reviews and it seems to be a common issue.I have yet to find a solution.

Pros: Apple car play feature works great

Cons: The white noise (hissing)at lower volume

Crutchfield response on 5/19/2021
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Crutchfield customer from E Bridgewtr, MA on 5/13/2021

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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love it easy install and radio is easy to use tech support and advisors are top notch

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Crutchfield customer from Wasilla, AK on 5/13/2021

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Very nice unit. Hands free calling with Bluetooth connection is a great feature

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Alpine Disappoints!

Crutchfield customer from Sumner, WA on 5/13/2021

2006 Nissan Titan

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So I upgraded to this Alpine iLX-650 bout 2 weeks ago and am not impressed! I should have waited for an HD radio version to be available. The main issue is the issues with my Android phone randomly connecting and disconnecting from Android Auto and the message being displayed "Device not Supported" Upon doing further research I found that this is a common issue with the Android phones. Not sure if it is only older versions or if it also does this on the new S21. I have upgraded the cable going into the USB and this I thought solved the issue but several minutes later displayed the same message. I wish Crutchfield would address this and not ignore or act like they are unaware. I understand you work with Alpine but at least determine what the fix needs to be. I understand the purchase price is not a huge amount but I would expect my device to work as advertised. My fiancés I Phone works perfectly and way faster when connecting. I am glad that I can still listen to Spotify thru the Bluetooth but overall what a disappointment.

Pros: Touch screen and blue tooth

Cons: Android Auto is flaky, Wired connection for Android Auto

Crutchfield response on 5/18/2021
We're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Radio

Crutchfield customer from Carlisle, PA on 5/13/2021

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Shipped quickly with great customer support for installation.

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Most functions not working

Michael from Yuma, AZ on 5/12/2021

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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It didn't work. Most things were grayed out. I called the help line and they did offer to send me a new receiver to swap out or to send me instructions to do some wiring besides the harness they built (even though all the necessary wiring was supposed to be through the harness including the parking brake wire). I decided to just return the unit and the installation stuff. I went with their harness service and this receiver so I wouldn't have to do additional wiring. I did not realize I'd be out $37. I thought the return shipping would be covered by Crutchfield. They sent me a label, but then deducted $12 for return shipping. Also, they did not refund me the wire harness service fee. I am not sure the issue was the receiver or their harness. Not a good experience.

Pros: Looked nice

Cons: Didn't work. Cost me money to return.

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great radio

Crutchfield customer from Woodbury, NJ on 5/12/2021

2002 Honda Civic EX

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For 2002 honda civic. Perfect fit. Looks great. Only downside is the safety feature that disable stuff if the wire is not tap to the handbrake, a little harder to install.

Pros: The brand Alpine. Looks factory. Everything you need included. Great support.

Cons: A little pricey and the install is harder than plug and play

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Well worth the cost of admission

Crutchfield customer from De Graff, OH on 5/12/2021

2005 Honda Accord LX

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Easy operation and intuitive display

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Alpine iLX-W650

Ed from Mansfield, TX on 5/12/2021

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Great head unit with quick screen response. Also extremely thin leaving room for all the wiring. At this price it's had to beat.

Pros: Quick screen response and price

Cons: None yet.

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This is the one!

Crutchfield customer from Leesburg, GA on 5/12/2021

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Sleek. Simple. Intuitive. Hands down the best in this price range!

Pros: High level for price point Shallow size helps tremendously

Cons: Parking brake nonsense to make settings

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Rhoadesville, VA on 5/12/2021

2008 Honda Civic EX

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Great stereo for the price

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Cumming, GA on 5/12/2021

2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Works Great. I added it to my 06 2500HD and it looked so good and worked so well that I ordered another one for my wife's Tahoe

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iLX= W650

Crutchfield customer from Vienna, WV on 5/11/2021

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Great radio easy to install.

Pros: Easy to install. Easy to use. Ordered pre wired.

Cons: Having to hook up to the parking brake just for a cellphone. I understand with DVD, but a cellphone?

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Alpine & Crutchfield

Crutchfield customer from Hudson, OH on 5/9/2021

2012 Toyota Sienna

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Product is great. Crutchfield brings it all together.

Pros: Step by step wiring from Crutchfield. Alpine sounds great.

Cons: I forgot the satellite antenna connect to use factory antenna and had to order, so don't forget. Also recommend shrink tube connecting vs quick connects.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Kenneth from Kaunakakai, HI on 5/8/2021

2013 GMC Sierra

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Just installed in my truck. Installation was easy thanks to the kit. Sounds way better than the stock stereo. Works great with my basspro go and jbl 6.5 speakers

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Love Love Love this head unit

Kevin from ALLEN, TX on 5/7/2021

2007 Ford F-150

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The screen touch and speed is truly amazing. It is so simple and so intuitive. CarPlay works perfect. Had it up and running so fast. Very shallow. I connected it to a KTA-450 and really glad I did based on the sound quality improvement even with 14 year old factory speakers in a 2007 F150. There is no comparison.

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Decent, but some serious drawbacks

Tom from Waxhaw, NC on 5/6/2021

2006 Mazda MX5

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I just installed this and here are my immediate impressions. Pros: 1) The unit is easy to install. 2) The sound quality is tremendously better than the Pioneer receiver I replaced. 3) The screen is very easy to navigate and the tough screen is nice and responsive. 4) The unit connects to my phone via Bluetooth dependably. 5) Screen produces a clear image. Cons: 1) You have to connect your phone by a USB cable to access Android Auto; no Bluetooth connect for Android Auto. This is a huge disappointment and I wish this would have been more explicitly stated and I am tempted to send it back because of this. 2) The unit clearly favors Apple products. Who uses an iPod anymore? 3) You have to wire the unit to the parking brake to enable Bluetooth features. You also have to engage the parking brake to change any Bluetooth settings. What a pain! 4) You have to download firmware updates from your computer to a jump drive and then link the jump drive to the USB cord on the receiver. It is not possible to update the firmware via a Bluetooth connection to the phone. Just dumb.

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Very Nice Stereo

Crutchfield customer from East Berlin, PA on 5/5/2021

1992 Ford F Series

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I really like the stereo and it works great. The mic is a little staticy on calls, but it's also in a '92 F150 so there's a good bit of road noise. The carplay function is great, easy sync to your iPhone (I have an iPhone 11). Radio and tuner work well. You will have to connect the brake bypass to your parking break to access the settings. I also installed a backup camera, it works well. Though I get some ac voltage bleed on the image. This may be from the truck just being old. Once you close the circuit and connect the camera to the reverse line the stereo switches to the camera as soon as you shift to reverse. You cannot manually select the camera once it's connected to the reverse line. For my '92 F150, I had to connect it to the non-voltage line coming out of the transmission. I'm considering installing in my wife's 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, I hate that cars stereo. Haha

Pros: Good price Rear USB Easy install Thin body Great options Responsive touchscreen Apple carplay

Cons: No buttons Included USB doesn't have a mount for installing into the dash. The screen will get glare from the sun but not anything beyond what is expected.

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Sounds Great at a Reasonable Price

Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 5/3/2021

2005 Jaguar S-Type

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I have been using the Alpine iLX-W650 for a couple weeks now and I am thrilled with the value and performance. Installing the unit was very easy for the DIYer, even one with a limited experience in car electronics, but thanks to the Crutchfield guides, everything was installed with no issues. The overall performance of the unit is very adequate. In fact, it sounds great when compared to the stock radio. And the features are helpful in updating a 16-year old car. The only downsides are the lack of customization including the inability to change the default wallpaper. Also there isn't any RDS on the radio tuner, no biggie, as I'm mostly using apps in CarPlay for audio. Options: the rear placement of the USB port which is essential for using CarPlay and unit updates, requires an extension cable that was included by Alpine. However, I purchased a USB dash mount, an easy swap with the 12-volt port in the console. Another option on this purchase was the steering wheel adapter, again the install was simple and worked perfectly out of the box. Lastly, the double DIN dash kit, which was an absolute must to successfully install the unit. The bottom line for me, was the unit was easy to install and it looks great in the car; the price was great for my budget. And while it might be missing some features the unit is more than reasonably equipped for my needs.

Pros: CarPlay Sound Quality Design/style

Cons: Lack of Customization Lack of RDS

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Sold for the price

Jay from Davenport, IA on 5/3/2021

2014 Subaru Forester

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This receiver is pretty great for the price, looks good in my 2014 Subaru Forester, and wasn't too difficult to install, but was more difficult than it needed to be. My stock Clarion was a piece of junk (haven't seen good Subaru unit yet), and this is leaps and bounds better. Install is pretty easy, except having to wire to the parking break to access settings. Dumb move, Alpine. I shouldn't have to turn my parking break off, then back on just to access settings. To make it worse, Crutchfield's instructions were just okay when it came to connecting the parking break and reverse lights. They did tell me the color of wire that had to be tapped in to, but when there are literally hundreds of wires to choose from, a photo or something would have been appreciated. Saying "Grey wire on Pin 16 on the white harness" isn't very helpful when there are 5 harnesses, all of which are white. Maybe this is easy for experienced car stereo folks, but this was my first install in 20 years. Total install took about 3 hours, 2 of which was figuring out what the instructions meant. I don't hold that against the unit, however. It's a really good unit, for the price, but not great. Boot up is too slow (15 seconds or so), which makes using CarPlay to open the garage door kinda useless on the way out in the morning. The unit also could use a Volume control, add those features and don't lock so many settings, and it would be 5 stars.

Pros: Sounds pretty good, but not amazing. Carplay works fantastic, and that's really why a person would buy this (or maybe Android Auto, but I don't have an Android and can't comment to that). Bluetooth connects well. FM Radio controls are solid. Nice, large touch screen.

Cons: Slow to boot. Having to wire to Parking Break to access settings is a big pain. No Volume dial, volume buttons are tricky to access. Works okay in my car with Steering Wheel Controls, but that's not an option for everyone.

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Good Unit. Would Recommend. Only 1 minor issue.

Thomas from WAUSEON, OH on 5/3/2021

2010 Honda Civic LX

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1 Star deducted because advertised volume control with 2 fingers is barely functional at best. If this wasn't an advertised function, I would have given it 5 stars. But if they didn't advertise it, then I would have never known it existed because it works so poorly. Had unit for almost a year in a 2010 Honda Civic. No steering wheel controls. Operation: Everything works fine. Sometimes you have to plug things back in, but that is just the nature of technology. Once everything loads, it runs smoothly. No issues. Install: Mostly Easy(I do have a background in electronics though). There is a video on the Civic by Crutchfield. You will want to buy a T-Tap Quick Splice connector to connect to the e-brake. Can find are hardware store. I also drilled out a spot in a panel below my climate controls for the USB connector to rest hidden away. The Posi-product worked well for radio wires. Bojo Trim Panel tools were nice and I still use them around the house. Screen Brightness: No real issues. Will auto adjust for night. Would be nice if it adjusted sooner and possibly be one level darker, but it works well. Microphone: Comes with external microphone. Have to be creative with the wire. Phone calls are good enough. Quality will depend on how loud your vehicle is. Car Play: Good Radio: Good Bluetooth: Good Maps: Good. Spotify: Good

Pros: Size makes it easy to install with room for wires.

Cons: Advertised 2 finger volume control does not work.

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Mediocre head unit.

Brad from Hinesville, GA on 5/2/2021

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1) The iPod app is actually not for an iPod at all. It is for iPhone and you can 'NOT' even hook an iPod up to this unit. I can't even wrap my head around that stupidity. 2) The USB drive function, only works with USB's formatted in FAT16/32. Which means the largest USB drive you can use is 32GB. If you like high res audio in lossless format, you can only get so much music on a small drive like that. Extremely disappointing. 3) You have no choice in the color of the buttons. So only white. No matching your other dash lights in the car (which are rarely white). So the only thing this head unit is good for out-of-the box, is radio (which has no HD radio or RDS features - thumbs down!). And streaming from your phone. It is almost worthless for playing music you own, as you are very limited in how you can accomplish that. The installation features are nice, lots of adjustments for the xover, EQ, and time alignment. Spent a few hours tweaking with my RTA. But the sound quality also left me disappointed. I'm use to Alpine's usually having good sound quality from the head units. This one left me scratching my head. It's subtle, but definitely lacking from what I'm use to hearing from Alpine. Although I don't think most will notice. Overall, I would not recommend this head unit unless you only use your phone as a source and always stream all your music.

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Brad, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
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Phenomenal

Vincent from Baileyton on 4/30/2021

2011 GMC Sierra

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Owned one in me Silverado and buying on for my GMC

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Crutchfield customer from Montesano, WA on 4/29/2021

2005 Toyota Sienna

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Great ordering experience. Easy to use web site I will be ordering more items from this business

Pros: Helpful tips and instructions for products Great communication.

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Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 4/27/2021

1995 Ford E Series

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I installed this in my 1995 motor home that was originally designed for a single din radio. The shallow design allowed me to fit this in the dash board with little modifications.

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Good radio, bad CarPlay.

Crutchfield customer from Eagleville, TN on 4/25/2021

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The radio itself was ok. A bit of background hiss in the audio. My problem was with CarPlay. On phone calls the person on the other end couldn't hear me even with their audio turned up all the way. Their voice on my end sounded dull without any high end making it hard to hear as well. Bluetooth calls worked fine with good audio on both ends. If you are looking for a good CarPlay radio, I wouldn't recommend this one.

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Crutchfield customer from Bentonville, AR on 4/25/2021

2014 Freightliner Sprinter Cargo

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Sound is better then factory radio, but no surprise there. Interface is clunky with too many button pushes to get to things like eq presets. No favorites for contacts and so no speed dial. Worst of all, the fm tuner is garbage.

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Crutchfield customer from Pacifica, CA on 4/25/2021

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great product at a good price! I've always used Alpine decks the best in the game!

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 4/25/2021

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Looks like factory option in 2000 Miata

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2016 Rav4 SE

Crutchfield customer from Bronx, NY on 4/25/2021

2016 Toyota RAV4

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Great radio.

Pros: Less than 3 inches deep, leave plenty of room for wires.

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Perfect Upgrade

Paul from Elverson, PA on 4/20/2021

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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Upgraded the whole sound system. Speakers, new Alpine amp and this beautiful head unit. I love it!

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Clarita, CA on 4/20/2021

2007 Toyota 4Runner

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Awesome unit to install. The W650 has alot of features with the trusted Alpine name. I will be putting in my wife's and sons car next. With Crutchfield you have the comfort of speaking to someone who can help with installation as well.

Pros: Small unit. A lot of room for wires in the back of unit. Ability to add amplifier to the unit.

Cons: Wish it came in an 8" screen

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Not good

Crutchfield customer from Leesburg, FL on 4/20/2021

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Several of the options on the stereo aren't working, such as bluetooth and settings. Can't connect bluetooth at all. After installing the radio and googling the problem I saw tons of forums for this exact problem with this stereo. So apparently it's a common issue but yet Alpine has yet to fix it! So I'm very disappointed that I paid this much for this stereo and it doesn't work properly.

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to this customer to help him further. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Parking signal doesnt work

Crutchfield customer from Midland, TX on 4/20/2021

2005 Hummer H2

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It's a great radio and got it fast. The reason I scored it so low is because the wire for the parking brake signal doesn't work. It won't allow me to set clock, Bluetooth or even enter advanced settings. I called tech support and it was very little help. I plan on returning it and getting something else.

Pros: Great looking screen

Cons: Won't allow you to access other settings or set up screen because parking brake signal doesn't work correctly.

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This customer contacted our Tech Support team and exchanged for another receiver. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Great unit!

Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 4/20/2021

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Perfect! This unit is exactly what I have been looking for. All the modern features, but with a simple and easy to use interface. Touch screen takes a very light touch and is very fast. I especially like that in simple mode you have bass/mid/treble adjustments. If I had one gripe, I would like the screen to be larger (just to fill the opening in the dash more).

Pros: Everything works just as described.

Cons: Wish it had a larger screen.

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Crutchfield customer from Midway City, CA on 4/19/2021

2011 Chevrolet Suburban

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Great stereo no frills and most of the features that the more expensive units have seem to be redundant. This unit provides me with everything I need to enjoy carplay and radio in my car. Bluetooth works perfect and is as good as factory! Love the system. Crutchfield support was beyond great. When installing I had a question that was quite technical and did not expect a quick answer. I call the 800 cumber and was answered immediately by the most knowledgeable person. Solved my issue in 10 mins. Great experience overall. Already considering buying this unit for my wife's car.

Pros: Great Value for the money! Great features! Reasonable price! super fast interface excellent bluetooth

Cons: would have liked to see the song name playing on the radio, but that is it.

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Wonderful service and quality!!

Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 4/19/2021

2008 Pontiac G6

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I love this car stereo. The people are extremely personable and they actually care about your purchase and satisfaction. They talk to you like you've been a customer forever.

Pros: The whole thing is a pro.

Cons: No cons at all.

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Donald from Concord, NC on 4/19/2021

2005 Jeep Wrangler

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Installed this just yesterday in my 2005 Wrangler Rubicon. Android Auto works great, got a lot more from the stock speakers in terms of volume and clarity than I thought possible! If you have the same vehicle, it will take a little trimming on some plastic inside the radio housing, as well as a double din dash unit. But that is pretty much par for the course when putting a much bigger unit in something that was never meant to have it. On the plus side, since this unit is so shallow, it only took very minimal trimming, other units would have required cutting out almost all of the OEM radio support.

Pros: Great sound, fast, looks good. On top of that, a feature I did not expect. Most polarized glasses cause screens to black out when looking at them from different angles - this screen seems to be completely unaffected by polarized glasses which is a huge win.

Cons: None that I can think of

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A little less perfect than I expected

Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 4/18/2021

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No doubt, this is a good unit. However, I find myself repeatedly reaching over and feeling for a phantom volume knob that doesn't exist. Three other issues are: 1) while the screen is nice and sharp with the Alpine menu icons, for some reason the visuals are somehow *off* with CarPlay. It's hard to explain, but the edges of lines and icons are kind of buzzing or poorly anti-aliased, almost like the resolution is not multiplied in whole numbers (if you know anything about resolution magnification). 2) If I ever have the volume low, such as when I'm parked and things are kind of quiet, there's a background hiss similar to that of an overdriven amp, even though I have no external amp. I've double checked my installation and ground, and still no luck. My last regular stereo deck (Pioneer) did not have this issue. If you keep the volume up a bit or you're driving, the hiss gets drowned out by the music or road noise, so it's usually not a problem, but I'm OCD so these kind of things can bug me -- and lastly issue 3) While Bluetooth is fine, if you have an iPhone 11 or 12, CarPlay (wired) phone call quality is muffled and low volume for both the caller and other end of the call. It's a well-documented, known issue and Apple and Apple just blame each other. Firmware updates don't help. The Alpine phone call volume boost settings help a little but don't totally fix the issue. I'm pretty critical of products, but all-in-all I like it and decided to keep it despite issues.

Pros: Big screen, half-depth unit for easy install, nice EQ options

Cons: No volume knob, hiss when volume is low, minor weird resolution issues with CarPlay, iPhone 11/12 phone call quality with CarPlay is poor

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Pompano Beach

Enrique from Pompano Beach on 4/17/2021

2011 Mazda MX5

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My whole purpose for buying the Alpine was the cell phone mirroring.As i read after I installed,there is a lot of issues with android auto on this unit.It doesnt work all the time and i am very dissappointed

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Enrique, we're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
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Excellent Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Hampstead, NC on 4/17/2021

2015 Mazda MX5

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I am enjoying this interface. I regularly use it for navigation and music. Just what I hoped it would be.

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Crutchfield customer from Coplay, PA on 4/16/2021

2010 Subaru Impreza

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I purchased this to replace an existing older aftermarket stereo. I did have to wait because it was on back order but it was well worth the wait.

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Save your money and time

Samantha from Naugatuck, CT on 4/16/2021

2013 Jeep Wrangler

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I honestly wish I can give this product no stars. I used it for a week and the screen went completely black and shut off on me. All the wires were perfectly connected and double checked.

Pros: Sleek look and amplified my sound quite well throughout the whole vehicle. Simple to install.

Cons: Only got 1 week out of it. Screen/head unit completely shut off after a week. All wires were still giving off power.

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Samantha contacted our Customer Support team and exchanged for another receiver. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Wallingford

Raymond from Wallingford, VT on 4/15/2021

2015 GMC Sierra 1500

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Love it. Put in my 2015 sierra, connected the power pack to it. As well as alpine subs and amp. This deck is AMAZING.

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Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 4/15/2021

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This deck is awesome! Very happy.

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Sad to see Alpine quality/support go down. Get something else...

Ryan from Kerrville, TX on 4/15/2021

2005 Toyota Tundra

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Let me start out by saying, I have had and loved may Alpine units in the past and was really disappointed to see quality/support go down. My unit had an issue just after 1 year warranty expired where the screen would malfunction and select various things and beep everytime without me touching it. After F/W updates/reset, etc. the issue just kept getting worse. I called Alpine support and they were not helpful and actually on the rude side and asked me to send it in for repair. I also purchased the Alpine amp for this model and it made little to no difference in sound quality. When this unit was actually working right, it was ok, but needed a lot of tweaking to get the sound I wanted. I ripped this out of my dash and installed the Pioneer DMH-W4660NEX and haven't looked back. The sound quality out of the Pioneer is much fuller and sub response is unreal better over the Alpine. I didn't even start EQ'ing yet and it sounds perfect right out of the box. Yes, it's $300 more for the Pioneer, if you're thinking about adding the Alpine amp cost, I would recommend going with the Pioneer since the price gap closes in this case and the Pioneer sounds better even without an amp behind and also at high volume. BTW I'm running this in a 1st Gen Tundra with Kicker speakers in the doors.

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Crutchfield customer from Bailey, CO on 4/14/2021

2003 Dodge Ram 3500

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Easy to install and easy to understand control functions. Works great and sounds awesome.

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Crutchfield customer from Clovis, CA on 4/14/2021

2009 Ford Mustang

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Very fast and responsive. It also looks aesthetically great!

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A basic Auto/Carplay unit that is very useful.

Crutchfield customer from Vernon Hills, IL on 4/14/2021

2002 Toyota Avalon

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Does what it needs to very well, almost zero lag. It would be nice to have a customizable background and a 5V/2A charging output for the money. Installed in a 2002 Toyota Avalon XLS.

Pros: Auto/Carplay work very well. 4V pre-outs. Front & Rear Camera support.

Cons: Parking brake bypass is annoying. EQ only has 3 bands. No customizability. Only a single 5V/1A USB out.

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I love this receiver

Crutchfield customer from Chattanooga, TN on 4/14/2021

2003 Chevrolet Suburban

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This receiver works great out of the box. I had zero difficulty on the install and it integrated perfectly with my truck. The display is clear, bright, and responsive. The only thing I wished it had was the ability to change the background screen but that's a nonstarter.

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Great for for Jeep

Crutchfield customer from Imperial, MO on 4/14/2021

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JK)

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Great head unit for the money. Put in my 18 Jeep JKU

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Tacos

Crutchfield customer from Los Banos, CA on 4/14/2021

1997 Jeep Wrangler

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So far a Great stereo, Typical Alpine quality.

Pros: Good Sound. Apply Car play Android auto. Plenty of outputs camera inputs

Cons: None Yet

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Excelent quality and sound!

Crutchfield customer from Cisco, TX on 4/14/2021

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Works as advertised! Love it!

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Crutchfield customer from Olathe, KS on 4/14/2021

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Works well. Wish it would have come with universal mounts or a cage.

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Crutchfield customer from Boca Raton, FL on 4/14/2021

2015 Hyundai Accent

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very good, apple car works perfectly. only complaint is its a bit slow to start up

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Crutchfield customer from Hickory Hills, IL on 4/14/2021

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Great Product. Very easy to install.

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Great Head Unit!!!

Crutchfield customer from Parkersburg, WV on 4/13/2021

2012 Honda Civic LX

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As part of my first installation, this was a super easy process. This head unit sounds AMAZING when paired with the KTP-445A. Just the right amount of power in a 2012 Honda Civic. Functionality is super smooth throughout with menus whizzing by like a breeze.

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Olive, NC on 4/13/2021

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Hey- great technology that brought my classic 1995 Camry SE V6 right into the 21st century! Wireless is great along with Apple Car Play- get phone calls right through the radio and can play MPG4 videos!

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Great digital head unit...

Crutchfield customer from Etowah, NC on 4/13/2021

2007 Toyota 4Runner

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Upgraded an older stereo install in my 2007 4Runner. Wanted Apple Car Play for safety while driving. Adequately powered with plenty of features for a stock upgrade. Like the larger screen in my older vehicle. Next step will be to add the amp that fits behind the unit in the dash.

Pros: Apple CarPlay was main motivation and lives up to its promise...

Cons: Wish it had a little more standard power...

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Crutchfield customer from Aledo, TX on 4/13/2021

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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As advertised. Once again, Alpine did not disappoint. Installed in a 2004 4Runner and it works/sounds fantastic.

Pros: Sounds great, functionality is excellent.

Cons: The Crutchfield instructions were more useful than the the Alpine instructions. Thank you to Crutchfield, but if i only had the Alpine version, it would've taken a really long time to install. The brake wire install was a little ridiculous. Having to pump the brake, then press the e-brake, then release the e-brake and press a 2nd time, then release the brakes, to start the setup...is a little excessive.

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Awesome upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Yucaipa, CA on 4/13/2021

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Very easy to use.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

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Daughter Loves It!

Michael from Winona, MN on 4/12/2021

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Bought this to upgrade my daughters stock system. She absolutely loves it and we have piece of mind knowing she is not on her phone while driving because the Apply CarPlay integrates her phone into her stereo and she can control everything from Siri.

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Happy new customer

Crutchfield customer from Garland, TX on 4/11/2021

2010 GMC Acadia

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Great upgrade for the money. Powerful sound and easy to use. Return policy without any issues. Will definitely recommend this product and company!

Pros: Great price and powerful sound

Cons: Not to easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Duson, LA on 4/11/2021

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Great bang for the buck. I like how functional it is with my iPhone. Being able to display the navigation from my phone is very nice.

Pros: Shallow depth leaves lots of room for wires.

Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from West Hempstead, NY on 4/11/2021

2020 Subaru WRX

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Love it

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Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, IL on 4/11/2021

2013 GMC Sierra Denali

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Love it

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Crutchfield customer from Wayne, MI on 4/11/2021

2016 Jeep Patriot

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Sounds great, interface is easy to navigate but there is some delay in a few areas.

Pros: Android auto/apple Carplay is fantastic and the screen is high quality.

Cons: No RDS for FM radio, slight lag in interface.

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I would buy a third one if I needed it

Crutchfield customer from Sterling, VA on 4/10/2021

2010 Honda Civic EX

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After my great experience with installing this unit in my 2004 Honda Pilot last year, I bought another for my 2010 Honda Civic and it came through again! I like how its size, depth-wise, leaves plenty of room behind it for all of the wiring and wire nuts you could want. This was especially important in my Pilot where I wanted to add a small box that preserves the steering wheel controls and also a parking-brake bypass. I found Crutchfield's help, in selecting what I would need to do the job, to be invaluable. They gave me the confidence to install these on my own. The installation of this radio is not very hard; what took me the most time was installing a reverse camera and neatly routing the wires from the back to the front. The radio has simple, easy-to-use controls. I like the way I can touch the screen with three fingers to stop the sound, and again to get it to resume. I use this with Apple CarPlay.

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Great HU, could be better.

Paul from Naples, FL on 4/9/2021

2020 Ford F-150 Lariat

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Great HU. I have had numerous Alpine radios over the years and it works great. See my review for the KTA-450 if you are thinking about going that route. As for the HU, lack of Radio RDS is just silly, but I don't listen to the radio. One annoying thing has to do with the MUTE button. If I have the unit muted and then take a call, it doesn't keep the radio or media muted once I hang up. So the moment I end a call, the radio comes back on. This happens with using Apple Car Play as well. Also, it would be REALLY nice if they had a remote that works for this. Its a long reach for my car to hit the volume button. Note, there is no forward button. so if you are using Carplay and have navigation up, you will need to switch back to media to advance the track and then go back to Nav.

Pros: Great Start for a double Din.

Cons: If you are getting the KTA-450 AMP, think twice and double check...

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SARASOTA

Scott from SARASOTA on 4/8/2021

2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

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Just had professionally installed w/backup camera added and did the Sirius module...all work perfectly. The radio "boots up" quick and the Bluetooth connects without issue...when I want to use Apple CarPlay, I simply use the USB and done, no issues either with connecting. The backup camera add-on is awesome, my truck didnt have it (2012 Nissan Pro-4X) and when in Reverse, the large Alpine screen becomes one big camera...awesome! The screen is large, the options are great and there zero issues with connectivity.

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Always an Alpine fan.

Crutchfield customer from Salem, OH on 4/8/2021

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I first got a JVC. It had some issues and was exchanged for this Alpine. I am sure glad it was exchanged. I love the volume buttons way better than the JVC. The Android auto worked flawless once I found a good USB cable. The hands free works well and people seem to be able to hear me well. The Sound is only what Alpine can create. Much cleaner than the JVC. I have fallen in love with music again. Just sit in the truck listening.

Pros: Great Bluetooth Android auto Very responsive screen Volume buttons work well and are responsive Very fast processing

Cons: Does not fit as tight as the JVC and there is a little vibration noise with the install kit of my Silverado.

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Crutchfield customer from Monroe Township, NJ on 4/8/2021

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User friendly. Great sound and volume. Linked to my phone easily. Just be aware that you need a gen 5 or newer ipod for link up. I made a YouTube video of the installation if you need it. https://youtu.be/tVgfXKAVfrI

Pros: Easy to use. Easy to instal. Good sound quality. Ample volume. Nearly every feature you could want in a reasonably priced package. Shallow depth in a double Din package. Large screen by comparison.

Cons: Would not link to old ipod "gen 1 through 4". All and all, not a big deal.

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Great look and sound

Crutchfield customer from Watsonville, CA on 4/7/2021

2003 Toyota Avalon

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I couldn't find a lot of quality options in this price range. Very happy with the sound, quality and user interface.

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Crutchfield customer from East Hampstead, NH on 4/7/2021

2017 Ram 1500

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Radio is awesome, everything I expected and more. Got some extras that I did not need for it, like the steering wheel control and usb converter. I am really happy I got the wire nuts and posi clamps that were recommended to get. They really made the installation that much easier.

Pros: Customer support and easy to follow directions.

Cons: Bought things I did not need, lost some functions. Serious radio and old USB port.

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Excellent Unit

Crutchfield customer from Gulfport, MS on 4/7/2021

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Nice unit, very easy instructions to install and set up. Liek to options and flexibility of the unit. The size, especially depth of the unti is what first drew me to this unit. Great little package.

Pros: Depth is great, allows room behind the unit for ac ducts and other wiring. Very small dash - installed in a 1956 Willys Wagon.

Cons: Smaller width and height from the stock unit, have to make a dash plate to fit.

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Awesome unit!!!

Crutchfield customer from Converse, TX on 4/6/2021

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Easy to install, has great features and unbeatable price.... I liked it so much i bought a second one for my wife's car.

Pros: Lots of features for the money.

Cons: Cant seem to be able to use carplay without a USB.

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Love it!!

Crutchfield customer from Rockingham, NC on 4/6/2021

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Super easy to install! I put this in my 2013 Jeep Wrangler and it looks great but sounds ten times better than the stock head unit. I mainly bought this for the Apple CarPlay and it has worked flawlessly so far...anything is better than the factory Uconnect. If you own a Jeep JK I would highly suggest upgrading to this.

Pros: Apple CarPlay Looks Factory Sounds amazing

Cons: Can't think of any

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Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 4/6/2021

2009 Audi TT

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Had a great experience with online chat to determine best needs for my Audi tt. Really happy with the purchase

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Michael A. from DALTON, GA on 4/5/2021

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great buy.. however i will state that i wish it had a volume knob as opposed to touch arrows. I am old school i suppose..

Pros: its excellent

Cons: none but would like a knob for volume.

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Junk

Patrick from Glen Carbon, IL on 4/5/2021

2014 Subaru Forester

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In the 90s Alpine was the best you could buy this thing is a piece of junk doesn't even show album art crashes all the time gets confused on phone calls and audio. Error messages. I was planning on buying the pioneer at the time but they were out of stock big mistake on my part

Pros: None

Cons: No album art Crashes Loses connection to satellite Doesn't handle phone operations well Satellite controls are hard to find channels

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Great option at a good price

Crutchfield customer from Slaughter, LA on 4/5/2021

2012 GMC Sierra Denali

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Very nice unit and was easy to install using the bundle from Crutchfield. The main seller for this unit for me was Apple CarPlay and I was not disappointed. I would give 5 stars but not being able to stream video is an issue, I thought this unit was capable of that but have not been able to figure out how....

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Beautiful head unit

Crutchfield customer from Williamsburg , VA on 4/4/2021

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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Very nice easy to put in dash very thin

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Crutchfield customer from Coldwater, MS on 4/4/2021

2007 Honda Fit Sport

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The radio was packaged well.. here are my complaints... The instructions that came from Crutchfield for how to take out my old radio were not very clear, pictures and diagram were not understandable... had me do a few steps that were unnecessary. The installation of the wires had me mess up on one thing because all the wire colors matched except one, the orange wire if hooked will turn on the reverse camera if your headlights are on. Had to disconnect that wire. Also I absolutely HATE that you have to set the parking brake to use basic setup features.... This is a terrible design feature.

Pros: Packaged very well... you could probably drop it from a 10 story building and the radio would be ok..

Cons: Have to set the parking brake to use basic setup features...

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Great stereo for the price

Crutchfield customer from Eagle Point, OR on 4/3/2021

2018 Ford F-250 XLT

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Great sound quality and interface. Only 16 watts per channel, but that's plenty if you're powering factory speakers.

Pros: Great sound quality

Cons: Phone audio quality could be better

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Caleb from Derby on 4/3/2021

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So far so good, went from factory everything to this ilx 650 kta 450 duo, with s s65 in front and s s65c in rear doors. Also the MTX terminator in the back. This head unit is great take sometime to play with the settings learn what it can do and trust me you'll have a concert sound in your vehicle with this set up. I was skeptical I had the speakers installed first then the power duo, and its a crazy difference in sound and quality not only to my in line but much better quality from the subs now as well.

Pros: Picture quality for back up camera Sound quality Loud and clear

Cons: Now I want more powerful subs lol

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Crutchfield customer from Vancouver, WA on 4/2/2021

2006 Toyota Corolla

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I've had this stereo for a little over two weeks and man I am loving it. It's clean, it's clear, and man does it make my speakers sound way better than my stock stereo. I installed this on my 2006 Corolla, and it makes a huge difference on the interior. It makes the car seem like it's way newer. I love the massive amount of tweaking you can do on the advanced EQ, I can tailor it to my specific needs.

Pros: Killer speak design, not that hard to install if you have the correct adapters, wide range of EQ possibilities.

Cons: Having to use the Parking break to access the advanced settings is a little annoying at time, but it's a safety feature so I get it

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Crutchfield is the BEST.

Crutchfield customer from Calexico, CA on 4/1/2021

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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Worked great with my aftermarket setup (speakers, amp, subwoofer). All the features I wanted (Apple CarPlay, advanced equalizer etc.) at a great price. If you're like me and aren't experienced with splicing a grip of old wires or had a "tumbleweed" mess of confusing connection made by somebody else, I highly recommend the ready harness that Crutchfield has available for your specific setup. I admit that I did run into a few issues along the way (parking brake connection, powering the amp) but customer service/technical support were amazingly helpful (and patient) and were able to troubleshoot the issue over the phone.

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Crutchfield customer from National City, CA on 3/31/2021

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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For the price point it's good! Does the job needed. Very responsive

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Crutchfield customer from Poughkeepsie, NY on 3/31/2021

2012 Mazda 3

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Awesome radio and great functionality. Would have been a 5 star but does not have wireless CarPlay. Wish I had realized. Overall happy with it.

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Great job Crutchfield

Crutchfield customer from Mason, OH on 3/31/2021

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This is quality made and has great features! I enjoy driving my 2007 Tundra more than ever now! Feels like I have a new Truck! It was also amazing how helpful the step by steps instructions were. Well done Crutchfield! There are many companies that could use your help for how to do customer service right! This was a great experience from the time I called a Crutchfield rep to get advice on the purchase and through the online documents to make the installation easy to do on my own. Love it!!

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Crutchfield customer from Burnsville, MN on 3/31/2021

2010 Chevrolet Suburban

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Great radio and the Bluetooth works really well. It picks up my phone signal right away, I don't have to manually connect it all the time.

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Great Sound Matches Reviews Installation Doable

Crutchfield customer from Madison, WI on 3/30/2021

2006 Toyota Sienna

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I am very happy with both Alpine iLX-W650 and the Crutchfield support. I installed the Alpine in our 2006 Toyota Sienna. It is quite doable if you go slowly, follow the instructions, and call Crutchfield support if you have doubts or become confused. (Doing a little Yoga is a plus and doing this in a cramped garage in damp wet March weather is a minus.) I pretty much understood the process with one major exception. Locating the Emergency Brake wire had me totally baffled. Inspection of the wiring from "below" almost led me to surrender-too many wires and no way to get at them. A search of Toyota wiring diagrams only added to my confusion. Crutchfield support rescued me with a very clear photo of the color and position of the wire. The photo confused me for a moment until I realized that it was taken from "above". Access was by removing the dash panel below the steering wheel and above the wires. I think Alpine and/or Crutchfield should consider adding additional notes on the very crucial emergency brake wire connection to the instructions. Newbies like me can be needlessly intimidated by panel removal. The operating instructions in the Alpine box are somewhat limited. The online operating manual provides much more complete instructions. All in all, a good experience. The narrow profile of the Alpine Unit is certainly a big plus when it comes to ease of installation. Sound quality is superb.

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Fantastic company

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 3/30/2021

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Crutchfield is a fantastic company they did all the Wiring for me made it easier and it took me about 45 minutes to install my stereo I will recommend this company to my friends .

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Highly Recommend

Crutchfield customer from Dayton, OH on 3/30/2021

2012 Nissan Titan

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This particular Alpine unit does everything that I want it to do and more. I am very pleased with the quality of sound (much better than the stock radio) and I am super impressed with its functionality. Apple play works really well and the installation was a breeze.

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Crutchfield customer from Pomona, CA on 3/30/2021

2008 Honda Accord EX

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My first time purchased the Alpine iLX-W650 and install by myself with the assists of Jason and Fox , the technicians of Crutchfield. The concept of installation is mostly same with other brand with the help of brake bypass device. Compare with the pass JVC, Pioneer which I've been installed, Alpine is look the same except is missing the extra interface and screen saver, wish Alpine would consider to add screen saver in the next firmware upgrade.

Pros: - Sound system is good -Easy to set up -Lightweight and compact give more room for storage wires.

Cons: - Missing extra interface. - No screen saver make the radio look bore.

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Best Bang for your Buck unit

Crutchfield customer from Howell, NJ on 3/30/2021

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I went back and forth between this unit and the Sony XAV-5500. The Crutchfield advisor recommended this and I couldn't be happier. As far as bang for the buck, you really can't beat it. It's got a ton of features at this price point. I paid extra for the Crutchfield Ready Harness Service and it was a life saver. It made installation a snap. I use it for Android Auto mostly and it has worked flawlessly. I couldn't be happier! Love Crutchfield!

Pros: Lots of features Price Good sound customization Clean look Works well with Android Auto

Cons: Can't change wallpaper Fingerprint magnet

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Awesome double din choice

Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 3/30/2021

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class

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This alpine unit is great. The shallow radio fits in easily with all of the connections in back for the steering wheel. It turns on pretty quick when you start the car and the CarPlay works seamlessly.

Pros: Quick start up. Apple CarPlay. Bluetooth capabilities are great.

Cons: None

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Pensacola, FL on 3/30/2021

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Great value. Does everything I need it to. Only thing I wish it had was wireless Android Auto. Until one becomes available I'll just plug it in.

Pros: Compact unit. Bluetooth Android Auto. Compatible with my Porsche 987.1. Great sound.

Cons: Only thing I wish it had was wireless Android Auto. Until one becomes available I'll just plug it in. Need to purchase wiring kit for existing Bose setup. I already had one because I replaced the Alpine ILX 107.

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Love it!

Crutchfield customer from Eagle, CO on 3/30/2021

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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Awesome stereo, works great and looks super clean.

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Crutchfield customer from Lakeview, MI on 3/29/2021

2009 Dodge Ram 1500

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Great radio. Like it so much I have it in both of my vehicles

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Crutchfield customer from Fountain Hills, AZ on 3/29/2021

2004 Ford Mustang

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Great radio for a fantastic price!

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Good at first, then terrible.

Tyler from Franklin MA on 3/29/2021

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic

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Great headunit at first. Then the issues started. Terrible Bluetooth connection, flickering backup camera. Then the screen decided to separate, the glass was actually delaminating from the back of the screen. Funny enough the warranty ran out 2 months ago. Wasn't going to return it because I dealt with it. But my mistake for keeping it. Hopefully Crutchfield or Alpine see this.

Pros: Looked great at first Easy setup

Cons: Terrible Bluetooth. Terrible backup camera connection Terrible quality control, screen separation.

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Tyler contacted our Customer Support specialist, Case, for help. If you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, it's important to contact our Customer Support or Tech Support teams right away. Lifetime support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
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Great unit/display.

Crutchfield customer from Westminster, MD on 3/29/2021

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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So far...great unit. Fairly easy install. There is a USB cord that must be run from the back of the unit out of the dash somewhere. This can be an issue depending on the car you are installing in. The cord that comes with it is NOT mountable. It is one meant to just hang out from under the dash. We bought a separate mountable one to give it a clean look. Either wire was a difficult squeeze to get our from behind the dash and required a fishtape. The directions provided by Crutchfield were disappointingly vague at a few points.

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Crutchfield customer from Enid, OK on 3/28/2021

2005 Dodge Ram 3500

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I enjoy the radio, just wish it didn't have the brake wire. It won't let you do anything more then listen to music until you have that wire hooked up.

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Very clean

Crutchfield customer from Martinsburg, WV on 3/28/2021

2000 Toyota Camry

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I replaced an old kenwood deck with this Alpine. What a difference in sound. The 4 volt pre out makes a huge difference. It was very easy to install and it didn't require a dash kit. The only problem I have with it, is the wire you have to connect to the parking brake to utilize all the settings. I installed a toggle switch to bypass this though. CarPlay is amazing. It's nice to have on screen navigation in a car made in 2000. I would recommend this deck to anyone looking for an inexpensive upgrade.

Pros: Easy to install, and set up.

Cons: Need to connect to parking brake to use most settings.

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Crutchfield customer from Northampton, PA on 3/28/2021

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Works like I hoped it would. Great value.

Pros: Retained all factory functions

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Its an Alpine, it has CarPlay, and its $300

Alan from Rumford, RI on 3/28/2021

2009 Chevrolet Equinox

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I'm trying to find a reason to give 4 stars, but I really can't. For $300 you get Apple Car Play, a very responsive touch screen, 4v pre outs, and it says Alpine on your dash. Say what you will, but there are some brands that are respected on name alone. To me, Alpine is one of them. Great tunability with built in crossover, 9 band EQ, and time correction. I have this paired with a JL e4300 75x4 (powering my fronts and my sub), JBL 609c components in the front, JBL 6520 coaxial in the rear, and a JL 8w1v3 in the modified factory sub box. I also added a BOYO back up camera. This brought my wife's like new '09 Equinox up to date with tech. No need for a new car payment. If there is one thing I wish I knew from that start of my tuning it would be to turn on the media expander and adjust the EQ from there. The difference in sound with MX on is very noticeable. Also the EQ presets dont automatically change when you select them. You must move one of the bands up/down momentarily to "activate" the preset. I'm sure will be fixed with the next firmware. Crutchfield came through as usual with everything needed to install with no headaches.

Pros: Looks great in your dash. Very responsive touchscreen. Autodim is perfect. High tunability.

Cons: Sounds kind of flat with Pop/EDM without MX on. Two finger swipe is... ehh. Backup guide cones are goofy.

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Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, NC on 3/28/2021

1998 Ford Explorer

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Very responsive touch screen and great sound

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Crutchfield customer from Garden Grove, CA on 3/28/2021

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Looks great but have issues with the time setting

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We're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If the problem continues and you'd like our help, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Tacoma, WA on 3/27/2021

2000 Toyota Avalon

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Everything I wanted in a receiver at a great price!! I have zero complaints about the unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Oakland, CA on 3/27/2021

2015 Ford Transit Connect

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Excellent product as described, easy install and easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 3/26/2021

2019 Toyota Tundra

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Average receiver not a lot of features for the price. The shallow mount is nice. Leaves room for the wiring harness.

Pros: Shallow mount

Cons: Price for features.

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, NE on 3/25/2021

2014 Mazda CX-5

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Great product. Easy to install, simple to navigate. Overall a great radio for the money

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Crutchfield customer from Willis, TX on 3/25/2021

2008 GMC Sierra Denali

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Awesome radio!! Simple and does what I need it to do!! Easy hook up with the included harness and install kit.

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Alpine as Expected

Crutchfield customer from Monroe, GA on 3/24/2021

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Very nice and shallow. The screen is bright and beatiful, the sound is incredible. Glad I finally pulled the trigger on this one.

Pros: Easy to install, especially if you let Crutchfield do the wiring, bright screen, bluetooth is seamless, CarPlay works flawless

Cons: Annoying beep when changing stations or volume

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Wish I had not purchased

Wayne on 3/24/2021

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Wish I could return it but outside 60 day period for Crutchfield. Works horribly with OnePlus 6, both Bluetooth and Android Auto. Locks the Alpine unit 80% of the time when connecting either way. Have tried updating the Alpine to the latest firmware. Seems to have gotten worse after Android 10 was installed on my phone. I am hoping a subsequent update to Android Auto or a new firmware update will fix, but for now it is a daily chore to listen to audio from my phone.

Pros: nice graphics.

Cons: connectivity with Bluetooth and android auto is attrocious

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Wiw this little radio kicks alot of. A....ss

Paul from BARNEGAT, NJ on 3/24/2021

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Awesome radio

Pros: All work as said display awesome

Cons: Does not show XM graphics album art

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Crutchfield customer from Dobson, NC on 3/24/2021

2004 Nissan Titan

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Awesome product with great features

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Pierce, FL on 3/24/2021

1992 Toyota Cressida

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easy to install , sounds great!!

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Crutchfield customer from Blountville, TN on 3/24/2021

2016 Hyundai Elantra

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Overall love it, but the USB port doesn't work anymore.

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Constant hissing/static dont buy

Josh from Akron, OH on 3/23/2021

2012 Audi S5

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I wouldn't wasted your money, got this all wired up, wouldn't work with my steering wheel controls witch I coulda lived with, but then there was a constant hissing/static noising coming from it no matter what input you are on, Bluetooth/apple car play it didn't matter. Switched back to my old radio and nothing. Now I gotta pay $12 dollars to ship it back because of that. Don't buy

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Mostely perfect

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 3/23/2021

2013 Ford Expedition EL

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I like how compact this radio is. My only complaint is thar AirPlay is a little unstable and sometimes won't connect to my iPhone. Overall, everything works well and I'm glad I purchased it.

Pros: Works well

Cons: Slow boot time. You have to set the parking brake to make adjustments to most of the settings. AirPlay unreliable.

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Buy This

Crutchfield customer from Columbus, MS on 3/23/2021

2019 Toyota Tacoma

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Absolutely perfect for the price. Replaced the Tacoma head unit with this and sounded great.

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Great radio

Crutchfield customer from Charlton, MA on 3/22/2021

2003 Ford Mustang

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Works great, easy install. Fit great, everything needed was included for my 03 cobra. Not a fan of the ebrake switch hook up but it works.

Pros: Small, fits great.

Cons: E-brake switch needs to be hooked up to a toggle to get to all menu options.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Loma Linda, CA on 3/22/2021

2005 GMC Yukon Denali

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Works just like advertised. Alpine is a great product

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Crutchfield customer from Brenham, TX on 3/22/2021

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I usually run pioneer radios but since they all seem to be out of stock. I decided to give alpine a try and It doesn't disappoint. Highly recommend this radio

Pros: Great price Small chassis Awesome sound Easy to use

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Just an OK receiver

Crutchfield customer from Greenwood, SC on 3/22/2021

1997 Ford F-250 Light Duty

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This receiver has great sound but is painfully slow to boot up. Very, very limited customizations available. Considering what it would take to allow for customizations, it is very unfortunate they don't add that functionality. Would probably not purchase again.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Extremely slow boot up time Minimal customizations Poor documentation

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Perfect apline head unit for apple carplay

Crutchfield customer from Mansfield, MA on 3/22/2021

2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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Great head unit. Very shallow and simple to install with the correct harness. Fast, responsive and simple to use.

Pros: Simple to instal and shallow! Making hiding wires east!

Cons: N/A

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 3/21/2021

2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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Works great looks great everything that's needed in a radio

Pros: Everything about this radio

Cons: Gotta hook it up to brake

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Hoover, AL on 3/21/2021

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The unit is very good.

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Crutchfield customer from Bountiful, UT on 3/21/2021

2012 Nissan Altima

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Easy to install. Touch screen is very responsive and works well with my back-up camera.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Berkeley Hts, NJ on 3/21/2021

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Its only been installed for a week. So far mostly good. Android auto keeps disconnecting intermittently. Frustrating. Other than that its good

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Cool stuff man

Crutchfield customer from Concord, CA on 3/21/2021

2005 Toyota Highlander

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Dope product a lot of fun.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Freehold, NJ on 3/21/2021

2008 Ford F-350

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Very nice screen , options so easy on it. Very smooth and just amazing in general.

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Austin, AR on 3/20/2021

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This head unit is great. Easy to use and gave my jku apple car play. Controls are simple and hands free calling is excellent Love the fact I now have front and rear cameras at the touch of a button

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Thornton, PA on 3/20/2021

2017 Jeep Wrangler

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Great radio for a great price. Works well to add a backup camera and CarPlay to my Jeep Wrangler.

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Good stereo

Crutchfield customer from Willow Creek, MT on 3/20/2021

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Very responsive controls. It's frustrating that you can't get mirroring even with the parking break engaged.

Pros: Responsive and easy to navigate also fits very good.

Cons: No mirroring. Back ground is lame.

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2017 WRX install

Matt from Southgate, MI on 3/20/2021

2017 Subaru WRX

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I picked up the ILX-W650 to put into my 2017 base model WRX, and also bought the KTA-450 amplifier to go with the head unit as well. The supplied instructions from Crutchfield made installation a breeze and allowed me to solder everything up before installing in the car. With the supplied Crux interface, everything was pretty much plug and play. The screen was very responsive and showed no lag between presses, along with very minimal lag when using the steering wheel controls. The USB adapter also came with the order, but this was a problem with my WRX. It seems as if when you retain the stock USB port by using the adapter, it goes through the car's electrical system which does not recognize androids for android auto. With the aftermarket radio installed and while using the USB port in the center console, it would only recognize an apple phone. I'm assuming this is solely with Subaru and not the stereo itself. If you are looking to purchase this radio and keep the stock USB port in your car, I would suggest only doing it for iPhone users. If you use android, you will have to bypass the USB adapter and use the supplied cord from Alpine.

Pros: Very easy to setup Responsive screen ILX-W650 and KTA-450 are very well designed to save space and is a powerful combo

Cons: If retaining the car's USB port in a Subaru WRX, make sure you are an iPhone user. The radio will not recognize an android for android auto when using the car's USB port.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Wilmington, MA on 3/20/2021

2016 Jeep Wrangler

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Great stereo! Lots of room with a low profile. Easy to install with Crutchfield's accessories. Installed in my Jeep Wrangler JK. Great to have Apple Car Play!

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Provo, UT on 3/19/2021

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Absolutely love it. I was worried about touch screen lag time and bluetooth connection - both of which are phenomenal. Doesn't sound as good as my stock stereo, but it's better in other ways.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Chris from Loveland, CO on 3/19/2021

2007 Toyota Tundra

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Installed on a 2007 Tundra to add USB, back-up camera, blue tooth, and CarPlay. Easy install and so much nicer than factory unit.

Pros: CarPlay, Bluetooth, USB, two camera inputs.

Cons: Only one rear USB.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Denver, NC on 3/19/2021

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I absolutely love this! Plenty of power and it has Apple CarPlay. Great value!

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Would NOT purchase again

Michael from WEST HARTFORD, CT on 3/18/2021

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I purchased this radio like 2 weeks ago expecting more out of Alpine but I was left with disappointment. Apple carplay connects when it wants, the radio would randomly freeze causing a high buzz distortion through the speakers then I would have to turn my car off and on to reset the radio. When I hang up calls my radio audio resumes but my screen is frozen on the phone call screen. At times when I go to switch the song from my steering wheel controls sometimes it switches from carplay mode to FM radio. Also my reverse cam does not automatically power on even when powered directly to the tail light. Honestly I wouldn't purchase this radio again, I'm going back to Pioneer's Nex radios. Never had an issue with Pioneer in all my years of aftermarket radios.

Pros: Beautiful face, great features

Cons: Glitchy, Freezes, Acts Up, Does What It Wants

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Michael contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Great deck at a great price

Crutchfield customer from San Marcos, CA on 3/18/2021

2005 Subaru Forester

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Great radio, has all the features I've been looking for my '05 Subaru Forester.

Pros: Effortless CarPlay, intuitive controls and menu, responsive screen

Cons: Kind of miss having a physical knob for a volume

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Overall good

Crutchfield customer from Fort Recovery, OH on 3/18/2021

2013 Ram 1500

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Good radio. Touch screen very responsive. Would give 5 stars but, you have to have the parking brake on to be able to mess with any settings, even to connect via Bluetooth. You also can't change backgrounds or colors at all to make it more personalized, which isn't a big deal.

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Very easy to use!

Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 3/18/2021

2013 Honda Fit Sport

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Excellent product and easy to use!

Pros: Car play

Cons: None

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Good radio

Crutchfield customer from New Haven, IL on 3/17/2021

2014 Dodge Avenger

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This is a good radio very happy with purchase

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Lubbock, TX on 3/17/2021

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I installed an alpine stereo in my Tahoe and it fit perfect. Crutchfield sent everything I needed and the instructions made it very simple

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Best Service and Tech Support

Andrew from Ormond Beach, FL on 3/17/2021

2010 Toyota Tundra

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This radio is as great as it appears in the description and functions as designed. What's more--I wouldn't buy it anywhere but from Crutchfield. Also, you MUST buy the ready harness kit. It's plug and play. And their step by step instructions are solid. But the thing I will brag to all my friends about is the highest level of customer service and tech support from Crutchfield. Bar none--I've never experienced better. They not only knew their product, they helped me navigate an aftermarket backup cam I purchased separately. I know NOTHING about radios/installs... and they patiently walked me through it like they were standing beside me. I will buy everything from Crutchfield going forward. Amazing company.

Pros: Looks and functions as designed. Amazing tech support and customer service. Easy to install (with Crutchfield harness and instructions.) Adaptable to Apple CarPlay and backup cam.

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Great stereo for the price

Crutchfield customer from Fresno, CA on 3/17/2021

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Really enjoying my stereo. The customer service is the best.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Redding, CA on 3/16/2021

2013 Ford F-350

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Looks great and functions perfectly along with the parking brake bypass. Love that it has both apple play and android play capability!

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Great HU- only missing one feature...

Crutchfield customer from Hickory Creek, TX on 3/16/2021

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Installed the Alpine iLX-W650 in a 2004 F150 FX4, and added the Alpine KTP-450 amp. This combination produces great sound, and adds GPS to the truck (via the Android Auto feature, which works perfectly). The EQ controls are great, and it was easy to add and control a subwoofer. The ONLY flaw with this HU is the inability to customize the splash screen (the image that comes on when you first start the unit and lasts for about 6 seconds). Every other Alpine unit allows you to customize this image (perhaps to show the logo of the vehicle in which the unit is installed- like a factory radio), but the iLX-W650 deliberately is NOT customizable. So, you are forced to look at a boring blue and white Alpine logo every time you start the vehicle (and Alpine, every time I see your logo now I think negative thoughts). Great product- bad decision by Alpine marketing.

Pros: Great sound, AndroidAuto capability

Cons: Inability to customize the splash screen

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Apache Junction, AZ on 3/16/2021

2008 Toyota Tundra

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Just as I suspected, Alpine knocked this one out of the park. Would recommend this head unit to anyone

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Amazing

Crutchfield customer from Farina, IL on 3/16/2021

2007 Toyota Tundra

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Amazing radio! no complaints! Highly recommend!

Pros: Amazing sound, setup and android auto is so cool to use.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Barrington, RI on 3/15/2021

2007 Porsche 911

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Clean Easy to use

Pros: Clean Easy to ise

Cons: No customizable with start screen photo/logo

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Marshall, VA on 3/15/2021

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great radio

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Cons: Enclosed screws should be replaced with flat head machine screws that permit installation of radio. The OEM screws do not permit radio to fully seat

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Sun City West, AZ on 3/15/2021

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I had to return this unit it did not work for me. I do not ever like to give bad reviews but felt compelled on this one. The parking brake system to enter setup is weird at best. I found I could do what the directions said and not be able to enter setup. So every time I would have to release parking brake let the vehicle roll back a little bit put on the brake and put on the parking brake, then and only then would it let me enter setup. The van always had to move a tiny bit when doing this. Next the USB system is a nightmare. It would not let me enter Android auto for longer than a minute or two and then would disappear and a message about USB not recognized would be on the screen. I took this system in and out at least 5 or 6 times trying to work through the bugs. Crutchfield support worked with me, we tried everything and yet no go. They tell me its a very popular head unit and it has nice appearance. If you decide to buy one I hope you have better luck than me. Also know that Google powers android auto and frankly they have their own problems. I went with a higher end unit with built in Nav by garmin and when it arrives I am certain I will be happier. Crutchfield is honoring product by allow me to return the Alpine and get a Kenwood. Stay tuned. Good Luck

Pros: Nice appearance, easy install

Cons: USB fails at least on this unit.

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Jeep Wrangler Install

Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, MD on 3/15/2021

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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A great upgrade from the factory radio. One thing to keep in mind though this does not work with the factory installed Sirius XM you will have to get another tuner. But other than that I do not have any complaints. Much better sound, Touch screen, also has a connection for a back up camera (did not have one from the factory)

Pros: Very Nice upgrade from factory Radio Nice tough screen Easy to install Kept all of the controls on steering wheel.

Cons: Can not use factory installed Sirius XM

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Willow Grove, PA on 3/15/2021

2001 Honda Accord

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Looks great and easy install

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Great for the price

Crutchfield customer from Williamsport, PA on 3/14/2021

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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I installed this unit in my F150 mainly for Apple CarPlay and also with the intention of getting aftermarket amps and speakers at a later date. Even without the amps my stock speakers sound quite a bit better with the extra boost from the head unit. The screen is pretty good for the price but does lag just a bit if you're swiping too quickly (using Apple Music at least). Overall if you don't want to spend any more than $300 I would highly recommend this head unit over any others in the same price range. I wouldn't hesitate to get this again.

Pros: Great for the money Apple carplay works well Sounds good even with stock speakers

Cons: Screen tends to lag behind if you're scrolling quickly, but for the money it's still an excellent screen

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Eureka, CA on 3/14/2021

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Great head unit with a lot of options. Touchscreen is easy to use. The only issue is the parking brake sensor can be over-sensitive. Even with the cars parking brake on the unit thinks the car is in motion.

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Well worth the price.

Crutchfield customer from Cheyenne, WY on 3/14/2021

2008 Jeep Wrangler

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This deck is awesome. Full features and accepts the alpine amp pack. Wattage is about 16 x 4 but very underrated. Small form factor lets it fit where a lot of double dins wont without mod.

Pros: All the bells

Cons: Low wattage will need to amp up for vehicles with bad acoustics.

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Outstanding upgrade

Steven from Allen, TX on 3/14/2021

2004 Ford F-150

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I have been waiting on this for some time and during that time I studied it, read the reviews and decided I would pull the trigger. I have purchased other units from Crutchfield in the past and know how amazing the company is and this purchase did not disappoint. I called a sales advisor and they helped me match speakers to the unit without trying to falsely upsell me and this certainly is admirable. The unit itself came as promised and I began the installation process. Pretty straightforward, strip, splice, connect, repeat. I didn't love the install kit that came with it. It doesn't fit very cleanly and looks a little cheap. The head unit and power pack amp connected together very smoothly and as advertised. I paired it a Sound Ordinance powered sub and got everything tucked away and buttoned up with relative ease. I did have to call tech support for a small issue and discovered it was my lighting cable causing the problem. They were also able to walk me through using my factory USB for Carplay and that was amazing. The system blew me away! The experience is very crisp, with beautiful full sound and great volume with the top down. It looks great, is very easy to use and covers all the bases. The steering wheel controls work, Carplay is great and I have no complaints about the system or its operation! This unit is amazing and it compliments my 2014 Wrangler very well. Outstanding service and technical support, which is very rare these days.

Pros: Great technical support, super sound and straightforward installation

Cons: Plastic install kit is pretty cheap and doesn't look as clean as I would like. Oh so many wires!

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Perfect for Jeep upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Indio, CA on 3/14/2021

1997 Jeep Wrangler

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Purchased for 97 Jeep Wrangler with Metra kit mainly for CarPlay and front/rear camera. Install was easy as my previous receiver had already been wired with Crutchfield adapters and speakers wired of amp. Only had connect a few wires and use RCA jacks. Easiest unit to operate I have ever had. Even access to front camera is only two clicks away. Very user friendly. Works perfect with my Apple CarPlay. Fort camera very helpful off raiding. Slim design puts less stress on plastic mounts than full size Double Din with DVD. Expect this receiver to hold up well.

Pros: Good features and easy/intuitive operation

Cons: Can't change wallpaper

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Lr Afb, AR on 3/14/2021

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Install was really easy and the depth compared to other radios is great for tighter spaces. Radio is also highly responsive touch screen.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Opelika, AL on 3/14/2021

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Simple setup and very easy to replace in my F150 retaining most functions, I didn't like SYNC anyway.

Pros: Easy setup

Cons: No bass boost

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Caguas, PR on 3/14/2021

2020 Ford Ranger

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Crutchfield customer from Calera, AL on 3/13/2021

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Love it. All the options i needed, bluetooth, android auto, mic, USB. Display is nice even on very sunny days

Pros: Everything

Cons: Depending on your previous experience, can take a little bit to get used to finding all the options

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Poor Radio

Crutchfield customer from Brighton, MI on 3/13/2021

2011 Ford E Series

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No volume touch slide up and down functionality as advertised/ promised. Has an emergency brake wire that has to be hooked up. Which limits all radio functions while driving.

Pros: None

Cons: Over priced. Doesnt work as promised

Crutchfield response on 3/31/2021
We're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Alpine receivers are the BEST

Crutchfield customer from Lake Elmo, MN on 3/12/2021

2007 Toyota RAV4

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Looks awesome and fits perfect! Made the factory speakers sound better, and all of the controls and functionality are great! I installed in a 2007 Toyota Rav4 and connected it to factory speakers but have a MTX Amp and 2 - 12inch subwoofers.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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2021 Honda HR-V LX AWD

Crutchfield customer from Frankfort, IL on 3/11/2021

2021 Honda HR-V

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Great unit overall, just wished it had customizable splash screen when it first turns on, like some of the higher end alpines. Maybe they can add that through a firmware update. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The Apple CarPlay works very well, and the interface is very user friendly. Wish it had wireless CarPlay, but it's not a big deal. There's an aftermarket company that makes a wireless dongle that's compatible with Alpine. So I'll eventually get that. It has a great sound. It made my stock speakers sound much better. The Bluetooth connects very easily and the phone function works very well. After you install it make sure you go to Alpine's website to download the latest firmware to a USB thumb drive. You connect the thumb drive to the radio USB cable and then go into settings to transfer the update.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Christian from Olympia, WA on 3/10/2021

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Installation took under an hour from start to finish. This Alpine stereo has everything that I was looking for on an upgrade from stock one. Crutchfield did an excellent job in sending me all the pieces I needed for that factory look. Definitely recommend having them do all the pre-wiring work for you.

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Good but simple design.

Crutchfield customer from Corpus Christi, TX on 3/10/2021

2010 Honda Accord EX-L

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Nice radio

Crutchfield customer from Bealeton, VA on 3/10/2021

2001 Toyota 4Runner

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