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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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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Starr, SC on 7/15/2020

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Amazing buy for the money!

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Great Value for the reasonable price

Crutchfield customer from Edmond, OK on 7/15/2020

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Easy to install and configure. User interface is logical and easy to manage.

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Great value

Crutchfield customer from Old Bridge, NJ on 7/15/2020

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I have a 2013 Subaru Impreza , and the factory radio wasn't cutting anymore, so this upgrade was worth the money, it add features the factory radio didn't have , and gave the factory system new life.

Pros: Apple CarPlay, android radio .

Cons: E-Break locked

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Great radio for apple carplay

Crutchfield customer from Charleston, SC on 7/14/2020

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Overall I am very happy with the radio and the setup. There are a few things to note. I believed I was hooking up the Reverse light to the reverse terminal but it was actually wired to my light switch. This was an easy fix and figured out with a quick google search. Other than that, which is not the fault of the radio rather the harness that it comes with, the radio is great!

Pros: This radio is designed for people who do not need or want a tone of unnecessary "specs" the radio works well, has its fair share of adjustments, and sounds awesome with the optional alpine powerpack.

Cons: I was under the impression I could play a video directly from my phone, which you cannot. This is really not an issue because it is not what sold me on the radio in the first place. You can, however, play videos through a flash drive - not while moving the vehicle. I only mention this in case someone else out there believes the same thing.

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I recommend the Alpine iLX-W650

Devin from Chandler on 7/13/2020

1994 Ford Mustang

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I have a 994 Ford Mustang GT with an upgraded system. I had Replaced my back seats with 2 - 12 inch kicker subs Higher watt app. My old head unit that was after market was old and on its last leg. I was reviewing the head units that would fit my car and came across the Alpine iLX-W650. After several other head units and this one, comparing the reviews and tech side of it, I went with this one Alpine iLX-W650. I had a little problem with the wiring harness that they gave me, but after calling customer support we reviewed the problem i used a harness that I already had for one of the connections and all speakers are working great, the head unit is perfect! it does everything it says it can do and its perfect. I did have to buy a kit so that the head unit would fit, but the install was easy and super simple. VERY happy with this product and I will be upgrading the speakers I have (stock) to better ones.

Pros: Clean crisp screen Front and rear camera options Subwoofer ready Easy to use and navigate Works both with android and apple Easy to install Takes up less room and lighter weight Arrived quicker then I thought

Cons: Had some trouble with wiring harness - but was able to figure it out with help from customer service

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Crutchfield customer from Cartersville, GA on 7/13/2020

1999 Jeep Wrangler

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I love it!

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Crutchfield customer from Tucker, GA on 7/13/2020

1999 Dodge Ram 1500

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Fantastic!!! Followed included wiring diagram and everything worked first time.

Pros: Easy install, can't beat the price

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Woodhaven, MI on 7/13/2020

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great look,sound, great price simple to install fits perfectly in a great 04 Silverado

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Crutchfield customer from Claremont, NC on 7/12/2020

2005 Ford F-150

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Wow what a great unit. Super shallow plenty of room to work. The Apple CarPlay is awesome as well as blue tooth. Installed in 30 minutes.

Pros: Alpine

Cons: None

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Compact

Crutchfield customer from Oxnard, CA on 7/12/2020

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It's small enough that you do not need to cut the dash or do any modifications for it to fit, the product is very well made, good quality. Great buy!

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Crutchfield customer from Concord, NC on 7/12/2020

2001 Toyota Tundra

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After look for a good radio I came across this alpine ilx-w650. It was easy to install and the help support was great to help me figuring out a issue that was not and issue. I love the sound is great and the features are all I wanted. I add the back up camera and it's almost complete. All I have to get is steering wheel control and this radio will be complete. Once again customer support was great.

Pros: Small Easy to install Great sound quality Price is great.

Cons: It does take a bit to start

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Crutchfield customer from Hicksville, NY on 7/12/2020

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

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converted 2006 stereo to 2020 carplay. best stereo in house. One issue is bluetooth for phone is not working properly. When phone call comes in and you answer its a ear piercing screech. May be user error but I only mention since it may not be and someone can assist me. May have to return for replacement if i cant fix it

Pros: love the touch screen

Cons: ear piercing screech when answering bluetooth calls does not do this when making calls.

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Love the depth of the radio no cutting

Crutchfield customer from Fredericksburg, VA on 7/12/2020

1998 Chevrolet Suburban

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Great product easy to install and user friendly.

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All I Need

Crutchfield customer from Chapel Hill, TN on 7/12/2020

2015 Toyota Tundra

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Exactly what I wanted! A radio with CarPlay & the ability to keep my backup camera. That's important in a big pickup! Sounds great and works perfectly. With the Crux wiring harness, steering wheel controls still work to. It's a great radio at a great price!

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Excellent receiver! Well worth double it's cost!!

Chris from HYRUM, UT on 7/11/2020

2015 Ford F-150 XLT

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I love this receiver! I've tried many other models from many other brands and this is my new favorite by far! I've always known about Alpine's high quality products but they haven't lived up the the hype for me until now. There is no other receiver like this on the market. I've been doing my research to upgrade the factory receiver in my ford truck for over a year and I'm glad I landed on this one! Crutchfield is nothing less than amazing! They emailed full installation instructions specific to my truck and equipment I purchased. The wiring instructions alone saved me hours and research. I am very impressed!!!

Pros: - The capacitative touch screen is crisp and responsive - The display is bright and clear -The app layout is simple and easy to navigate. - It's only about 3" thick I had no problems fitting it into my dash - Plays MP4 video files Via USB thumb drive - Paired with the PAC dash kit it has a smooth and seamless knob-free factory look - Sound quality is superb - Apple car play gives me great navigation and Spotify control - All of my steering wheel controls are still funct

Cons: - The call volume is really low through Apple car play but I'm almost sure it's something that can easily be figured out.

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Great Head Unit

Roger from ELMONT, NY on 7/9/2020

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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Great head unit,Installed in 2019 MB sprinter.Only having issues with making and receiving calls via bluetooth.Heading to do the firmware upgrade, will let you know if all is well.

Pros: Really easy to use

Cons: bluetooth has some issues

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Pretty Happy

Crutchfield customer from Corozal, PR on 7/9/2020

2013 Honda Ridgeline

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Great unit Great fast shipping.!

Pros: Great Quality Sound! Many settings available for a pure performance and clean sound.!

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Crutchfield customer from Tempe, AZ on 7/9/2020

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This is a great stereo for the price point. I was leery at first, but once I got it and got it installed, I'm loving it. The android auto is working great. I've found (with many others) that the cable you use from the extender to your phone is important. If you use a cheap cable, you will probably lose connectivity from AA occasionally. I purchased a good quality one from Amazon and so far it's been great. The ability to have two cameras is awesome as well. I only plan on using one, but the ability for another is certainly a plus.

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Jose from LAVON, TX on 7/9/2020

2007 Scion tC

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Great Product and easy install in my 2007 TC with Crutchfield pre-wire option.

Pros: Makes my drives easier and safer using my car play.

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Crutchfield customer from Crawfordsvlle, IN on 7/8/2020

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Great unit and easy installation with the help of the Crutchfield team

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Great unit with some annoyances

Crutchfield customer from Fort Drum, NY on 7/8/2020

2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Does what it needs to do. Very clear bright screen. You can't set the radio up without it and my GM harness adapter (PAC) did not send the signal the brake was set. To adjust settings at all you need to press the parking brake down and press and release the regular brake. That's to connect to Bluetooth, set up a device for car play, etc. I understand the safety aspect but it's annoying to need to pull over and set a parking brake to have a passenger connect their phone or adjust settings that the factory radio allowed.

Pros: Sounds great Looks great Boots up quickly Input for both front and back camera

Cons: Annoying safety feature A Spotify app would be nice

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Crutchfield customer from Uniontown, OH on 7/8/2020

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Easy to use and sounds good.

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Crutchfield customer from Casper, WY on 7/7/2020

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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Very basic, connects to Bluetooth quickly. Looks great

Pros: Very versatile tuning

Cons: Basic screen, no graphics, low power

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, OH on 7/7/2020

2004 Dodge Ram 3500

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Perfect fit and easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from Hyde Park, MA on 7/7/2020

2010 Honda CRV EX

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Thanks for all the help.

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Great radio, great price

Crutchfield customer from Laguna Hills, CA on 7/7/2020

2001 Toyota Tacoma

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Great radio. Apple car play works perfectly (nice to have in an older vehicle) and touch screen is very responsive. Easy to install including to existing rear camera and added front camera.

Pros: CarPlay Front and rear camera Option to add Amp to back of radio Ability to update firmware when needed

Cons: None yet

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Great upgrade from OEM stereo

Crutchfield customer from KNOXVILLE, TN on 7/6/2020

2017 Toyota Corolla

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An inexpensive way to get into Apple CarPlay for vehicles that didn't come with it, and the sound quality and volume is a noticeable upgrade from the factory radio. Compatible with iDataLink Maestro RR for retaining steering wheel controls and backup camera. Very small form factor leaves a lot of room behind the unit and makes it very easy to find a home for all the wiring harnesses and Maestro module with no battling. A test phone call through Apple CarPlay suggests good sound quality from the included microphone, which we mounted at the top of the driver's A pillar. Does take just a little while to boot up; not obnoxious, but it's not immediate.

Pros: Sound quality and volume, value, Apple CarPlay functionality, good mic, easy to install, iDataLink compatible

Cons: boot time, backup camera traffic cone overlay is a bit much

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Alpine Head Unit? ??

Crutchfield customer from Apple Valley, CA on 7/6/2020

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Came highly recommended, now I know why. Very nicely done. Screen size is what I wanted and I am happy with it. The physical touch to the screen is real good as well. ?? I wanted the 'big' screen, without it being stood out from the dash. ?? I wanted at least 3 preouts to run the amps for the 4 plus 1 channel layout I am running. ?? I wanted Apple Play compatibility. ?? I wanted a brand I can trust to provide a quality HU that didn't fail Overall very happy with this Alpine HU. Price was comparable to the others I looked at with all the options I wanted.

Pros: Big screen for stock double din locations. Nice touch screen interface Apple / Car Play capable 3 preouts for amps Can use camera No mech drive to fail or skip under a heavy hitting sub

Cons: Haven't found one yet. Actually pretty happy with the thing so far

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Advanced features may require experienced installer

Crutchfield customer from Stockbridge, GA on 7/6/2020

2012 Honda Civic DX

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Ordered this Alpine because I wanted Touch screen, Bluetooth (phone & music) , and backup camera. I am very pleased with the color scheme (white and blue) matching the display of my Civic factory gauges. The sound quality is awesome and the controls are simple and intuiative. The Master sheet and specific instructions covered everything. A picture and more description of the reverse switch and parking brake switch would have help, but found that on youtube. For the novice solder is required for those two splice ins and the backup camera. Took me about 4-6 hours going really slow and being a perfectionist. Honda did a good job as most panels just snap off. The A pillar has one snap that's tricky due to the side airbag, but found that information on youtube as well.

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, NC on 7/6/2020

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Great stereo, looks nice sounds good, easy install.

Pros: Good sound, looks nice, easy install

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Panama City, FL on 7/6/2020

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great product-easy install

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Crutchfield customer from New Lenox, IL on 7/6/2020

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With Crutchfield's staff and wiring service installation was very simple. They helped determine the right products needed and provided instructions for easy installation. Doug was great.

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Awsome

Crutchfield customer from Yulee, FL on 7/6/2020

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Just installed the ILX W650. I love the interface. Sound is good even with just using the simple eq. All the functions work as advertised. The only tick I can muster is the Android auto. I have a Samsung S8 and the app crashes. I like what they've done with the new Android auto interface, it's just a little glitchy. This would definately be a 5 star review if it weren't for that. But great job to alpine and Crutchfield...fast shipping, excellent products and service

Pros: Easy install and step. Great sound. Love the capacitive touch screen...another awesome Alpine product

Cons: Android auto a bit glitchy but works

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Crutchfield customer from Naples, FL on 7/6/2020

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Nice

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Osaki from LAKELAND, FL on 7/5/2020

2008 Honda Civic LX

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Made my 2008 Honda Civic feel like a new car. I didn't know the speakears I installed had soo much power until I bought these! My favorite feature is definitly the Apple car play.

Pros: Apple CarPlay

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Sweet Music

Crutchfield customer from Northome, MN on 7/5/2020

2012 Dodge Truck 2500

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Love my new Alpine!

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Crutchfield customer from Poplar Grove, IL on 7/5/2020

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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I love this head unit in my 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, fits perfect and gives me the technology I wanted! I haven't figured out how to get the Android auto to work (problem with my phone not the head unit) but hopefully that'll work soon and it'll be absolutely perfect!!!

Pros: Was able to add a backup camera

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Crutchfield customer from Seminole, FL on 7/5/2020

2013 Hyundai Accent

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Works really well! Responsive touchscreen, Apple play works great, and backup camera picture looks good on the screen. Easy to install as well.

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Crutchfield customer from Davie, FL on 7/5/2020

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Great deal and best price found at Crutchfield.

Pros: Features for the price.

Cons: No remote control option.

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Great radio

Crutchfield customer from Exeter, NH on 7/5/2020

1997 Jeep Wrangler

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Great radio does everything I want it to and more the interface is fast and good looking and has a great EQ Adjustment system

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Solid for 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 7/5/2020

2016 Toyota Tacoma

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When looking to upgrade from stock, my ONLY requirement was Carplay. Fit my needs perfectly. Rarely use any of the other features. Did give my stock speakers a noticeable boost. Unexpected, but pleasantly received.

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Crutchfield customer from Walnutport, PA on 7/5/2020

2017 Ram 1500

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Exceeding my expectations. Amazing little unit, Makes even my stock speakers sound great.

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Crutchfield customer from Ladysmith, WI on 7/2/2020

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Fits a little tight in my radio bucket but works well and is easy to operate. Apple Car play is a nice feature to use and the screens switch over quick with no lag. Would reccommend!

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Quality

Crutchfield customer from Florence, SC on 7/2/2020

2005 Volvo S60

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Quality piece. Nothing fancy, but it sounds great and looks nice. With today's technology, it's all you really need.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 7/1/2020

2007 Toyota Sequoia

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Easy to use and pretty decent power without an amp. Hooked up a backup camera as well and picture is clear

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Crutchfield customer from Ormond Beach, FL on 7/1/2020

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Very nice Head unit, super slim which makes for a easy install.

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Crutchfield customer from Reading, PA on 6/30/2020

2003 Toyota 4Runner

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Replaced the factory stereo with this head unit in my new to me 4Runner. Kept the JBL Amp and speakers for now. Looks fantastic in the dash and amazing sound difference. Love the features - CarPlay, Bluetooth, XM and back up camera capability. Thanks Dante for the help and making sure the steering wheel controls would still work. Only complaint is the large, static XM graphic.

Pros: Easy to learn and Crutchfield kits make it simple installation.

Cons: Static XM logo on every channel. Wish it would have album art or delete option.

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Crutchfield customer from Naugatuck, CT on 6/30/2020

2015 Subaru WRX STI

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Excellent Stereo, easy to navigate, only negatives are you can't watch video from your phone via car play app and when you watch videos using the USB they have to be in certain formats. (Most downloaded movies are in .m4v for DRM copyright protection, which this is unable to play.)

Pros: Fast Boot Up, Responsive touch screen, and easy to navigate.

Cons: Poor Video Playback options, unable to change background image

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Crutchfield customer from Arcanum, OH on 6/30/2020

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Is exactly what I was looking for in a audio package.

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Great little system

Crutchfield customer from Broad Brook, CT on 6/30/2020

2015 Mazda CX-5

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Great system. Does everything I need, the interface it's easy to use.

Pros: Ease of use, price.

Cons: Limited functionality but in this price point not sure I'd complaint about this.

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Great unit, definitely an upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Benton, AR on 6/29/2020

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

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Great unit, easy to use and install. The set up is easy once you learn to install the parking brake wire and turn on the brake for the detailed setup. I do miss a volume knob, you either have to push the screen until it turns down or mute. There is no remote control so you have to lean forward to change or control the unit. And there is no music information when songs are played on the radio. These aren't really negatives, I have just gotten used to these perks with my old stereo. The plus side: The radio is easy to control with preset scan and frequency scan, which is nice if you are looking for radio stations. The sound is very clean and crisp, and gives you a lot of room for customizing for multiple amps. The screen is great with a rear camera and even has a front camera option. The Apple car play is new to me, but very easy to use. It is definitely a plus for a head unit. It uses the phone gps, and a hand full of apps that appear on the screen. Siri reads your texts for you and gives you the option to verbally respond and it types it in a text for you. Running out of space, but this is a great unit, I have always liked Alpine, and definitely worth the money. I gave it four stars, not for lack of quality, but for lack of personal options.

Pros: Car play, great sound, upgradable, very clear screen, easy set up with detailed sound customization available, with or without amps, hands free calling, Bluetooth music without cable

Cons: No music info, no knobs, have to touch the screen, no remote control

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Nice screen nice radio

Crutchfield customer from Buffalo Grove, IL on 6/29/2020

2006 Honda CRV LX

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Nice radio really. Only one usb thogh.

Pros: Reaaly nice and brigh screen, capacitive touch works.

Cons: I would say it needs more cotrol options to be able to adjust volumes on medai palying ie android oudio.

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Crutchfield customer from Buna, TX on 6/28/2020

2019 Ford Mustang

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my 2019 mustang came with a basic radio, this integrated well into the car , the steering wheel controls worked, back up camera, all worked like stock

Pros: works like stock just like if you had a factory syn 3,

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Not that it could be better, but it should be better

Crutchfield customer from Downey, CA on 6/28/2020

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It would be wrong to give it 3 stars because I know what I bought and I am not surprised by what I got. I read the description, I realized it is lacking many of the features I looked for (no HD radio, no RDS, not a lot of power, no SD card, no Android Auto over Bluetooth). I also cannot give it 5 stars because a lot of other Android based headunits come with a lot more features. Also, one big disappointment is it's temperamental connection with a phone for Android Auto. Older phones do not play well with this headunit. If you have a micro USB (2.0 B), you are out of luck. Many people complained about it's lack of connectivity. My phone was able to connect without a problem with a unit in a rental car using a regular USB cable. Not this Alpine. My wife has a newer phone which uses a USB-C port (faster transfer rate than my older phone) and it works flawlessly. Maybe a much better quality cable able to support higher transfer speeds will work with my phone, but still, it worked fine with that rental (Kia Forte). The sound quality is better than my previous Kenwood unit using the same speakers and subwoofer. The ability to adjust the guidelines for the backup camera is a nice feature. I installed it myself, so the instructions were well laid out and easy to follow.

Pros: Sound quality Front/Rear camera with adjustable guide lines Easy to install Able to play Sirius/XM through Android Auto (given you have an account and an app on your phone). No need to buy a separate receiver.

Cons: Android auto connectivity Lack of features Only 16W RMS vs 22W in other similar units

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Guest from Hampton, GA on 6/28/2020

2011 Ford Crown Victoria

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Bluetooth is horrible!! Full disclosure: I bought this refurbished so maybe that is the problem. I thought Android Auto was the issue when the calls were choppy and horrible. Volume could never get high enough. CarPlay with iPhone was great. Then I learned that Android auto uses BT for calls. Then I thought it was my phone so I tried a different Android and same issue. Again I thought it was the fault of Android Auto. It wasn't until I received a call on my iPhone not connected to CarPlay that I realized it was the radio. Audio was low and garbled. Very disappointed with this unit. I would steer clear if you are going to use BT or Android auto. I did not discover it was the radio until it was too late to return. I also updated the firmware which was supposed to improve BT, but it did not. I will purchase from Crutchfield again, but not an Alpine!

Pros: Looks good

Cons: If you have your radio muted and use backup camera or certain other functions it automatically unmutes the radio. DUMB feature.

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Great value for the price

Crutchfield customer from Marietta, GA on 6/26/2020

2019 Toyota Tundra

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Really good radio for the price!

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 6/25/2020

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Everything was relatively easy to install since I was already replacing an alpine for alpine. Very easy to navigate through the radio. Would highly recommend if someone is wanting to upgrade to an Apple CarPlay radio. I also got the 4 channel amplifier (KTA-450) to go with it and it sounds amazing.

Pros: Easy install, looks great, ease of use

Cons: Wiring the parking brake cable (That isn't a Crutchfield thing but through Alpine themselves) Probably due to safety and liability.

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Giorgi from New Castle, DE on 6/24/2020

2015 Fiat 500

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Alpine iLX-W650 is a really good HU for its price. It has good sound quality and Android Auto and Apple Carplay support are really nice. Shallow chassis makes it one of the easiest to fit in the vehicle. I installed it in Fiat 500 and harnesses packaged with the head unit all worked without any issues. Also, instructions were clear and easy to follow. The only issue that I have is that Settings are disabled until I start the vehicle, put it in neutral, and then back to parking. Have to do it every time, apart from that works perfectly.

Pros: Shallow chassis Android Auto & Apple Carplay

Cons: Settings are disabled until I start the vehicle, put it in neutral, and then back to parking. Have to do it every time

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Crutchfield customer from Nashua, NH on 6/24/2020

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Seems like a nice product. Haven't used it much yet. Having trouble connecting to Android Audio.

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Crutchfield customer from Frisco, TX on 6/22/2020

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Excellent features that work flawlessly and respond quickly. The half chassis size worked great as the car only allowed a single din due to A/C duct. Customer service at Crutchfield was excellent! There was no pressure to purchase as the goal was to find the equipment that met my needs. I was very impressed with there knowledge of equipment and what would work in the car. They were professional yet personable.

Pros: Excellent features that are easy to use and configure

Cons: Non

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Crutchfield customer from Carlisle, PA on 6/22/2020

2006 Ford Mustang

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At the price point, I can't find a problem with this unit. It is underpowered, but I planned an amp anyway so didn't mind.

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Crutchfield customer from Ponte Vedra, FL on 6/22/2020

2016 Ram 1500

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Can't program this unit. I think it has something to do with the harness incorrectly wired wired harness from Crutchfield.

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This customer 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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Crutchfield customer from Kailua Kona, HI on 6/22/2020

2005 Ford F-150

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my favorite in dash player. have it in 3 of my vehicles and have not been disappointed.

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 6/21/2020

2017 Honda Civic Sport

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Good radio upgrade to have android auto or apple carplay... Simple touch functions easy layout and easy to setup to program...Great functions for the price...

Pros: Great Price Easy readout and setup Great for both Apple or Android phones Nice 7 inch touchscreen good quality Its a Alpine they know Touchscreens

Cons: Only bad was background layout is not customizeable....

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Crutchfield customer from Baton Rouge, LA on 6/21/2020

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Great head unit for my 05 Scion XA. Crutchfield did the wiring and that was money well spent. Very easy install.

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Great sound

Crutchfield customer from Debary, FL on 6/21/2020

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Love the sound- easy to use- wish it showed the radio song/artist information

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Crutchfield customer from Auburn, GA on 6/21/2020

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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It's a great product and easy to use. We love it

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Great multimedia receiver.

Crutchfield customer from Fort Benning, GA on 6/21/2020

2010 Dodge Dakota

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I placed it on my 2010 Dakota. The screen is very good quality and responsive.

Pros: Great screen and very responsive aive

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Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 6/21/2020

2012 Chevrolet Cruze

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It's an ok radio. Wasn't compatible with the functions in my car though.

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Crutchfield customer from Rochester, NY on 6/20/2020

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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Great head unit. Easy to install enough power for stock speakers to sound great and a bunch of settings. Very nice with the Android auto

Pros: Android auto

Cons: 14watts per speaker

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Fantastic unit

Mark from Austin, TX on 6/20/2020

2006 GMC Sierra 1500

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Received this unit and had it installed in a few hours. Very straight forward installation that I think anyone could do. I purchased the higher end installation gear to get the steering wheel controls. The Alpine has all the same colors as the steering wheel control so that made it a no brainer for matching up cables. The unit is awesome. Works great, sounds great. So happy to have CarPlay to listen to my music, use Waze navigation, SIRI, all the great iPhone features. I am looking forward to purchasing Alpine speakers and the matching amp that bolts on to the back of the head unit - how cool is that? Working with Crutchfield is always easy, prices are great, communication on shipping is great as well. I would highly recommend this unit as an aftermarket choice for any vehicle. This brought my 2006 GMC into the 21st century! Love it.

Pros: Easy, easy install Sounds great, looks great in dash Very user friendly UI

Cons: None

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Great Headunit, Worth the Price

Shane from Bismarck, ND on 6/19/2020

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Bought this for a 2006 Rav4, fits and looks great. Sounds even better, huge improvement over stock setup. Overall its a fantastic headunit, the slim design is really nice as well, absolutely no clearance issues. I really wish at this price point and from a company like Alpine it had an AUX hookup and much better brightens controls. That is my only issue with the headunit really, if you have it at a nice level for daytime the night brightness is way too bright. You can't adjust them individually which makes no sense, that's my big gripe, either have it so it hooks to the dimmer switch like most headunits, or allow to adjust daytime and nighttime brightness separately. Dimmer is run off of a sensor which is nice but again just too bright at night and then you have to choose between being blinded at night or not seeing things well in the light.

Pros: Nice touchscreen Great Sound quality Easy Updating Seamless functionality Alpine Reliability Great Value

Cons: No AUX Brightness controls/lack of dimmer hookup Lacks some of the customizability of other similar models

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Plain background

Crutchfield customer from Glendale, AZ on 6/17/2020

2016 Hyundai Elantra

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Works good, kinda plain with the background and icons. CarPlay works well. Small size makes install easy.

Pros: Small size

Cons: Boring background and icons, not customizable.

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Easy!!

Crutchfield customer from Pacoima, CA on 6/17/2020

2001 Jeep Cherokee

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Easy install , everything fit perfect ! With the introductions included. Cruthfield is always my go to shop.

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Crutchfield customer from Grand Rapids, MI on 6/17/2020

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Nice unit GREAT Customer service

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Brad from PFAFFTOWN, NC on 6/16/2020

2012 Ford F-250

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I would get something else. not a very good radio, even with the AMP.

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Cons: you can not hear the bluetooth unless all the winsodws are up. I even had the car stereo guy try to wire it differently but alpine has it limited.

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Brad 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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Crutchfield customer from Freeport, ME on 6/16/2020

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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What an amazing system for such a small package! I installed mine in 2005 Subaru STI and it leaves so much more room in the dash to run the accessories or to add additional accessories!! The interface screens are also very easy to use and there is no need to keep tapping on the screen it works first touch every time! Overall a beautiful package for the price and worth every penny!

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Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 6/16/2020

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BETTER HEADUNIT THAN WHAT WAS EXPECTED ! THANK YOU GUYS !!

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Crutchfield customer from New Jersey on 6/15/2020

2013 Honda Fit

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I purchased this along with the KTA-450 amp and 4 Series E Alpine 2 way speakers and the Alpine specific foam baffles for my 2013 Honda Fit. The amp and ILX head unit fit snugly inside the dashboard which is a luxury because it keeps all the wiring out of the cabin. The ILX is a bit slim on the features but everything works as it should and responsively. There are enough practical customization features such as the EQ, Balance, Carplay, Android Auto, etc to make for the lack of aesthetic customization features. It knocks with the Alpine Speakers and the baffles. No distortion at all. I recommend this head unit in combination with the KTA 450.

Pros: 7 Inch Screen Neatly attaches to KTA-450 amp Carplay/Android Auto Cameras and other attachments Responsiveness

Cons: Lack of screen customization. At least allow us to change the color scheme to match the dashboard lighting colors.

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Jonathan from Union City, CA on 6/15/2020

2002 Toyota RAV4

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I liked the iLX-W650, sound was good, I liked the features, but... About two weeks after I installed it, the sound started cutting out on all four speakers, then it died completely. Crutchfield promptly sent me a replacement, which worked fine. For about two weeks. Then it died in exactly the same manner. Alpine is apparently experiencing a significant Quality Assurance problem... So, I'm returning this one, and decided on the JVC KW-M560BT instead. My complements to Crutchfield's customer service, they've been excellent! I'd never buy audio equipment anywhere else!

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Love it

Crutchfield customer from Pembroke Pines, FL on 6/14/2020

2007 Chrysler 300

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Easy to use and easy to install. love the size of the screen and that it has Apple car play. If your thinking of upgrading your factory unit this is a great option.

Pros: Large screen, car play, Bluetooth, pre outs for front and back plus sub, camera connection for front and rear

Cons: The only down side to the radio for me is that it takes about 15 seconds to boot up.

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Met all expectations

Crutchfield customer from Flagstaff, AZ on 6/14/2020

2005 Hummer H2

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We bought this to add hands free calling and car play to our older vehicle.This is a super easy unit to use and it seems to sound better than our stock system.

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Crutchfield customer from Winchester, KY on 6/14/2020

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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It just works. Its simple, no frills, Alpine head unit. I like it. Sounds good.

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Crutchfield customer from Ofallon, MO on 6/13/2020

2005 Nissan 350Z

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Nice unit that works and looks great. My only gripe, which is just a personal preference, is that it doesn't have a volume knob. I never realized how much I liked that feature, until it was gone. Having a knob is especially handy with a manual transmission car.

Pros: Apple CarPlay, simple operation, looks good

Cons: No volume knob, parking brake interlock wiring required

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First class!

Crutchfield customer from Ringgold, VA on 6/13/2020

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Alpine never disappoints! Powerful head unit for a remarkably low price!

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Steven from MILLEN, GA on 6/12/2020

2013 Ram 1500

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Love it! Chose it because it has a 9 band parametric eq, and the crossover is great as well. I can tune my system with this better than any other unit I've had. Also got the kta450 amp to go with it, only have the amp about halfway up and my mids and highs are about too loud when get the unit up to about 20 on the volume control. Look forward to using this for years to come.

Pros: EQ, crossover, size, kta450 add on capability

Cons: Wish the screen was more customizable. Don't like the fact that you have to press and release e-brake twice to access advanced audio functions, I can understand for video, but not audio functions. Would have been nice to be able to use my factory mic.

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Great Radio, SiriusXM intergration is there, but lacking.

Stephen from Tyler, TX on 6/12/2020

2012 Toyota Highlander

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Very nice head unit. Easy to install. It replaced a 5 year old Pioneer unit that was one of the first to support CarPlay. The iLX-W650 is not as fancy as the old one I had, but I really did not use all of the features on the pioneer. CarPlay works great. The radio is easy to navigate and works well for the price. Can't beat the price point. I wish pioneer and Alpine used the same size microphone wire. I did not expect to have to run a new wire, was going to just use the old pioneer mic, but since the connection was different and I did not have an adapter, I had to run the microphone wire. The only negative for me so far is the Sirius XM integration. I really did not even think about that when I ordered. I updated my sirius xm tuner from there 5 year old v200 to the current v300. Was sad to find out that iLX-W650 does not display channel art, or use any of the advanced siriusXM features like pause and rewind that my 5 yr old pioneer would do. I wish the description was more transparent on that fact. Might have spent a little more money to get some more of the siriusXM features. Most crutchfield descriptions don't go into detail on the sirius xm functionality. I thought the newer tuner would provide more features, when it actually might provide more, the alipine does not use them.

Pros: Easy install, simple Alpine interface, very responsive, CarPlay works well, Price point is great.

Cons: SiriusXM integration is very weak. It works, but lacks any features that were present on my 5 year old head unit. Not a deal breaker for the price point, just wish the description let that be known.

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Crutchfield customer from Mountain Top, PA on 6/12/2020

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Great radio, does everything that you said it would. Keeps eyes off phone. Easy install surround kit matched perfectly!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Barrigada, GU on 6/11/2020

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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Bought this for my Dad for Fathers Day. We have the same player in another vehicle and it's AMAZING! If you're looking for a very functional, easy to work player, this is for you. Set up was easy as well.

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Perfect fit.

Byron from ROSLINDALE, MA on 6/11/2020

2001 Subaru Outback

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Super happy with my purchase. The radio works great and sounds amazing. Looking forward to more road trips now that i can seamlessly integrate my phone with the radio. The radio came with everything that I needed and the Crutchfield sheet was fairly complete. Looks like the head unit was meant to be there all along.

Pros: Straight forward installation. Everything I needed came in the box

Cons: My installation was slightly custom and the instructions didn't include using the existing amp. Otherwise everything works great!

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Crutchfield customer from Gulf Breeze, FL on 6/10/2020

2017 Ram 2500

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Installed in my 2017 Ram 2500. You DO NOT have to cut anything to install this in a Ram despite the warning. It is so short that you can leave the factory radio brace/bracket in place. Android auto works great for me, I have a Samsung S9+. If you use a cheap USB cable, you may have intermittent problem. No issue with the Samsung cable or a good cable purchased from a local big box store.

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Very Pleased

Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 6/10/2020

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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this is just what I was looking for, the installation went great the connectors worked as expected I could not be happier. I saw some reviews of this product shortly after buying and I don't know what they were doing but I have had no issues! Installed 2 weeks ago, Sirius XM works good, Bluetooth to I Heart is easy and sync to phone is simple. Have had no complaints from anyone with call quality.

Pros: Hands Free/Blue tooth I Heart / Amp

Cons: volume controls are down at the left near the molding on my dash little tight while driving but very easy while sitting at a light or prior to starting drive.

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Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 6/10/2020

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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CarPlay doesn't always work , but good product otherwise.

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Crutchfield customer from Roswell, GA on 6/9/2020

1997 BMW 5 Series

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This is a great product! BUT I have a 97 e39 with the DSP system... after installing everything I had no audio!! Called up Crutchfield and was told I have to splice into the wiring harness on the factory amp.. after ordered more parts and running a 9 wire from the head unit to the amp in the trunk remote support walked my through it and I no have pretty great audio for having stock 97 speakers!! To end my review I will just say it is a great unit but for E39 with DSP button owners READ THE FINE PRINT before you get into something!

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Exceptional Product

Christopher from Monaca, PA on 6/9/2020

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

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2007 Tahoe install w/ factory Bose system. Install went together quickly and easily. I installed this radio with the optional steering wheel control module and XM satellite radio. We were actually upgrading the radio simply because we did not have BT on the factory head unit, but we ended up with far more! My wife was not too enthused about the price, after we started our road trip the same day of install her thoughts quickly changed! The sound quality of the Alpine iLX-W650 is exceptional, it pushes the factory Bose speakers to their max. The truck literally sounds like you are at a live concert now! She loved the ease of navigation between Apple CarPlay apps, FM, and XM radio. I have installed many radios and this one is far superior to any I have ever put in. After hours of research on different head units and going through hundreds of customer reviews I am very satisfied with my decision! I will be purchasing another one of these for my Chrysler 300. After a 7 hour one way road trip I would recommend this to anyone.

Pros: XM compatible, Apple CarPlay, ease of use, sound quality, ease of installation, navigation through Apple CarPlay, Value, new sleek look of the dash.

Cons: Could not find a dimmer wire when installing the unit to have the backlight dim with the rest of the dash, but it does have an auto dim setting that seems to work okay. I personally like to drive at night with the dash at the lowest setting so I can see the road better.

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Welcome to 2020 technology

Crutchfield customer from Enoch, UT on 6/9/2020

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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This is a nice unit especially for the price. Wasn't sure about the not having a disk player but I'm ok with it. I just have to convert some files for ApplePlay or the thumb drive. It is a big step up from the factory head unit, feature rich though obviously not top end gear. I use Siri for voice commands which have been understood reasonably well. I am enjoying being in 2020 with the now available technology. The sound is richer and more dynamic than Fords OEM unit but then it was good back in 2008.

Pros: Ease of installation. Feature rich with logical screens and prompts.

Cons: Needed to modify the installation bracket a lot to slide the unit into the vehicles radio opening.

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Nice unit

Crutchfield customer from Lebanon, OH on 6/8/2020

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Radio really woke up the sound system in my conversion van!! JBL speakers were installed by the conversion company and the factory radio, while a nice unit, simply did not have the power to push out a clear signal. The radio installed with the amp, allows the new radio to not even be half way up and put out the sound the factory unit did. Only issue is the having to set, release and set again the emergency brake to change the settings. Once you accept the fact that you cannot change that, nice unit for the money. While the radio is nothing extravagant but when compared to other units at the price point, good value for the price

Pros: Nice unit for the price

Cons: May want to consider having it professionally installed if you are using the amp and maestro to utilize the steering wheel controls. A substantial amount of wiring has to be completed with wires going to the amp and then the maestro, a little overwhelming but was able to get it installed and looks great.

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Crutchfield customer from Palmer, AK on 6/8/2020

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I like the radio a lot, but I don't like the feature locking menu items when the parking brake is off. This is very annoying.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 6/8/2020

2006 Pontiac GTO

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Easy install and sleep design

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Crutchfield customer from Sunrise, FL on 6/8/2020

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So far so good have only had it installed a couple of days.

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Great Radio

Raleigh from Powhatan, VA on 6/8/2020

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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Great radio, responsive screen, good features Make sure you hook up the parking brake wire because almost every feature including the settings is locked out if you dont.

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Crutchfield customer from Islamorada, FL on 6/8/2020

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Full description of tiring to emergency break were not clear in the instructions otherwise a great unit

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Crutchfield customer from North Weymouth, MA on 6/7/2020

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Easy to install has to Trim a little to fit properly

Pros: Easy to install woth dash kit and little trim. Made speakers way louder and clearer

Cons: Little slow on the boot up

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Great look!

Juan from Mount Holly, NC on 6/7/2020

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Great equipment but I'll give it 4 starts because I'm missing the volume nob. The quickness and accessibility to lower the volume is not there. The connectivity is great, I can leave my phone connected to receive calls and my Sony can have his to listen music. Since I wanted all my steering wheel controls to work I had to install a module and that was a pain. Great product I strongly recommend it.

Pros: BT connectivity, wide clear touch screen.

Cons: No volume nob

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Disappointed

Matthew from Daphne, Al on 6/7/2020

2012 Ford F-150 FX4

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Seems to be a decent product for the money but that yellow and blue wire from alpine is a joke. I cannot access any feature other then radio. Cannot even set the time.

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Crutchfield customer from Charleston, SC on 6/6/2020

1995 Ford F Series

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Alpine touch screen was pretty easy to install. Crutchfield sent directions ahead of delivery detailing the installation process and how to modify the single din dash opening to accept the new stereo. I wish I had asked someone if installing the harness to my new stereo was an option. Honestly, even this step wasn't that hard, just time consuming to do it right. I'm way to OCD to half ass it!

Pros: Smaller size in depth really helped prevent unnecessary modifications and gave more room for wires/harnesses.

Cons: Haven't found one yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Brookings, SD on 6/6/2020

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Love this stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Hammond, IN on 6/6/2020

2007 Chevrolet HHR

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Great feature packed radio for the price. Shallowest I have found so far. Screen is very bright, android auto works great. They should have put the video inputs on a harness, would have saved a bit more room. Had to cut the dash to allow the backup camera wire to fit.

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great for us Dodge owners

Rick from Mossyrock, WA on 6/4/2020

2005 Dodge Ram 2500

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just finished installing this in my 05 Dodge Ram pickup looks and sounds amazing, and hay Dodge guys you don't have to cut the support out from behind the panel to make it fit

Pros: sounds good and it fits

Cons: mic clip could be better

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Worth it for the price

Crutchfield customer from Blaine, MN on 6/4/2020

2014 Honda Accord

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Overall satisfied with the features for the price. The interface is clean and simple to use but not much interface customization options. Built in crossovers, 9 band EQ, and time delay are great. Apple CarPlay works but I'm having an issue where if I start my car and plug my phone in to USB, I can start CarPlay but when I shift to reverse, the head unit switches back to radio. Then when going from reverse to drive it changes the radio station. At that point I just select Apple CarPlay from the main menu again and I can listen non-stop as long as the car is in drive. As soon as you go drive back to park, the head unit again switches back to radio.

Pros: Looks factory, shallow depth, great sound controls/customization, easy to use interface, responsive touch screen

Cons: Long start up time, Apple CarPlay changes source when changing gears (automatic transmission)

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Crutchfield customer from El Paso, TX on 6/4/2020

2009 Pontiac Solstice

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Good unit for the price. No lag between modes.

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Satisfied

Crutchfield customer from Carlsbad, CA on 6/4/2020

2008 Nissan 350Z

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Responsive touch screen, but the swipe to turn volume up and down does not work well. Nice looking interface, sound quality improvement, and android auto looks fantastic on it. Easy install as well. Just make sure not to forget to wire up the parking brake line up, or else a lot of features are unavailable.

Pros: Everything else is great, only one con

Cons: Volume up/down feature does not work well

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Great people great product

Crutchfield customer from Schaumburg, IL on 6/4/2020

2007 Chevrolet Corvette

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Great product, still learning all the features. Technical support was outstanding. Your staff should be used as a model on how customer support is done.

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High functioning affordable head unit

Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/4/2020

2013 Nissan Frontier SV

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Great functioning head unit that has the features you'd expect. USB connection for Android Auto and CarPlay is finicky; if you use a passthrough cable or extension cable / do not have your USB or Thunderbolt cable plugged directly into the USB port on the head unit, the connection will not stay active, which is a bit frustrating. This is not resolved via a firmware update or using different cables.

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Crutchfield customer from Spokane, WA on 6/4/2020

2018 Toyota Tacoma

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Decent unit, will get the job done. Is a little light on features (can't change backgrounds or key color) but works smooth and fast.

Pros: Smooth, fast and easy to operate

Cons: Not customizable, e-brake required to be on for most of the units functions.

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Crutchfield customer from Wayne, OK on 6/3/2020

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Quality product

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You can't go wrong with this receiver!!

Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, GA on 6/3/2020

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Great Receiver!! I installed this so my daughter would have CarPlay and operate essentially hands free. Sound and ease of use was even better than expected. Great value. Well worth the money and effort!!!!

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I like this!

Crutchfield customer from Bristol, RI on 6/2/2020

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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After owner this unit for two weeks and one road trip I have found it pretty nice. Ever once in a while it is slower that I am while using Car Play. I have learned to be a bit more patient and works well. Voice to text and phone calls are great. Sound adjustability is great. I would like to have it dim a bit more at night. My pet peeve. All in all a very nice head unit with a great touch screen.

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Crutchfield customer from Brandon, MS on 6/2/2020

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Cool! I'm not liking the the CarPlay, by still having to use a cord for the GPS. May need to look in to seeing Can i add GPS or making it wireless. Everything else is great!

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Great deal

Crutchfield customer from Shawnee, OK on 6/2/2020

2011 Chevrolet Malibu

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Great deal on this head unit. Very easy to setup. Crutchfield got me all the addons I needed to keep my factory contols working.

Pros: Great with my smartphone. Picks up right where I left off.

Cons: Parking brake setup.

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Crutchfield customer from Solvang, CA on 6/1/2020

1990 Toyota Land Cruiser

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I am so glad/happy I replaced the stereo in my 1990 Toyota Landcruiser with this unit. Along with new front and rear speakers, the sound quality is vastly improved. Having the ability to make much greater adjustments to the sound characteristics has been exciting. I am now actually enjoying my music!

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Crutchfield customer from Eleele, HI on 6/1/2020

2010 Nissan Frontier SE

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Alpine iLX-W650 it's a way better than I was expected, installation was successfully done and it comes with all the hardware to install it and that's for free. I should have checked Crutchfield first before I bought a (pioneer)upgrade for my xterra ???? Added a rear view camera and it's awesome ??

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Crutchfield customer from Detroit, MI on 6/1/2020

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Great quality

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Alpine deliver a great radio again!

Jose from BROOKFIELD, IL on 6/1/2020

2006 Nissan Titan

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I've had this unit for like a month now and it has been working great so far. I really like the bluetooth and the Apple play functions, it was truly a great upgrade to my stock radio on my 2006 Nissan Titan LE. I also connected a backup camera and Sirius XM radio and I love it.

Pros: Very easy to install and the setup process was fairly easy as well. A lot of options to make your speakers sound awesome.

Cons: Maybe a bit cheaper in price.

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Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 6/1/2020

2005 Ford F-350

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Vary easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Nicholasville, KY on 6/1/2020

2007 Saturn Aura

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Beautiful, and easy to use. Took some time to figure out and set up a few things, but over all it sounds amazing.

Pros: Great sound, looks, and over all product!

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Crutchfield customer from Forney, TX on 6/1/2020

2011 Subaru Outback

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Great head unit, easy to install. I wish the radio displayed more than just the frequency. Android auto setup is fast and easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from Browning , MT on 6/1/2020

2014 Ram 1500

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Great stereo. Wish I'd known to order SXM tuner at the same time.

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Alpine iLX-W650 - Nice Unit!

2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo from Arvada, CO on 5/31/2020

2005 Porsche Cayenne

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Great bang for the buck! Not only is this a great unit and it performs well but it was fun installing it. The instructions were unclear at times so I called technical support and spoke with Emma Stinson! Emma was amazing and deserves a SHOUT OUT! Emma was extremely patient with my questions and walked me through the instructions as required.

Pros: East to use Great Sound Nice upgrade over the OEM unit

Cons: Directions/instructions were unclear and should be revised.

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Great choice

Crutchfield customer from Maitland, FL on 5/31/2020

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I love the display and the sound quality. I do not like that it has to wire into the parking brake sensor in order to enable the advanced menu options, like Bluetooth discovery. For crying out loud, not even the factory stereo required that interface.

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Surprise , AZ on 5/31/2020

1993 Toyota Pickup

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This receiver is awesome. Love how easy it was to install and usability.

Pros: Easy to use and install.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Belton, TX on 5/31/2020

2006 GMC Sierra 1500

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Awesome head unit. Better than I hoped.

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Very nice upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Wagoner, OK on 5/30/2020

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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Very nice upgrade from stock. Installed in my 2012 F-150, paired it up with a new set of Kickers. What a difference!

Pros: Options. Easy to use. Easy to install.

Cons: Can't find any

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Great Radio

Crutchfield customer from Conyers, GA on 5/30/2020

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Excellent choice for replacement of a factory radio. Apple car play and Android are amazing. I don't even have to touch my phone!! Easy installation, thanks to Crutchfield for the discounted installation kit. Will be buying an amp and subwoofer to go along with it in the near future!!

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Monica, CA on 5/30/2020

2004 Toyota Sequoia

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Easy to install and use. Very intuitive

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great product

Crutchfield customer from Gardner, KS on 5/29/2020

2011 Honda Civic EX

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Very nice sound and easy to install i def would recomend this touchscreen I love mine and glad I bought it

Pros: sounds quality and how easy it was to use

Cons: Does not play music viedos from YouTube or etc

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Great unit.

Shoua from CONNELLY SPG, NC on 5/29/2020

2005 Toyota Corolla

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Out of the box the sound wasn't as good as my Pioneer I had before this. The reason was that when I installed this unit myself, I forgot about the parking brake wire. Without hooking this wire up, the system will not let you configure the settings and the advance sound settings. Anyways, after being able to go into the advance settings and making adjustments to each of the bands and making adjustments to the TCR settings, the sound came alive. The sound is clearer than my older Pioneer. I just need to upgrade my front speakers and I need an amp. I have an Android phone and Android Auto works fine with this head unit. The interface is not as good as the other brands but it's ok, since I mostly use android auto. I'm not a big fan of capacitive touch button head units. I prefer the physical mechanical buttons. With capacitive buttons, I tend to take my eyes off the road more because I have to make sure I am touching the correct button.

Pros: -Low profile. -Advance band settings. -Compatible with Android Auto -Easy installation. -Clear sound -Backup camera support.

Cons: -parking brake wire restriction -Awkward 90 degree rear USB connection cable that was included with the unit. ( If you have a regular usb A extension cable laying around, then use that instead of the one included, if you have enough room in the back of the head unit.) -Out of the box sound is not so good. You need to adjust the advance sound equalizer for sound improvement.

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Great replacement unit for 2016 Toyota RAV4!

Boramy from Stevensville, MD on 5/28/2020

2016 Toyota RAV4

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Installed this on my 2016 Toyota RAV4, and what a difference! The factory head unit in the 4th gen rav4 is garbage. (2013-2018). Cant use apple carplay or sync apps like spotify or waze. Just completely useless. Needed an upgrade badly. What really attracted me to this unit was the price, quality, and the compatibility to do both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This was important to me, because i do often change phones every few years, so this is a nice feature to have. Last was the ability to work with factory steering wheel controls, and retain back up camera function. This Alpine unit has been a great performer for me, and i still cant believe how shallow this unit is. Just blows my mind. Very happy with the product, but Im even more happy purchasing from Crutchfield! They supplied all the information, and included all the required harnesses to literally make the install such a breeze. Anything that ever comes audio related I ALWAYS direct them to Crutchfield. You just cant beat the price, service and experience. Thank you CRUTCHFIELD!!!

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Love this radio, even without a volume knob.

Daniel M from WENATCHEE, WA on 5/28/2020

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Going on 9 months owning the Alpine ILX-W650. I absolutely love it. Android auto works great. No issues with disconnects using an Anker usb cable. To answer a question I had, this head unit will display the backup camera before the radio's operating system starts (right after starting the vehicle). I can turn on my truck, throw it in reverse, and the reverse camera turns on immediately, but without the parking guides. The image will blink out for one second when the radio finishes booting up, then image reappears with the guide lines. This setup requires tapping into the reverse light circuit. I paired this with the Alpine PDR-F50 85W x 4 Car Amplifier. I put Morel Maximo 6 6-1/2" Component System speakers in the front, and Kenwood Excelon KFC-X183C 7" 2-way Speakers in the back to make up for the lack of a subwoofer. I pushed the fader slightly to the front since the morels can handle a higher wattage. Minor issues I've had: -No volume knob. But, there is a mute button and the volume - and + are fairly responsive. -The swipe controls do not work well, or at all. I would crash trying to use swipe to change the volume. But, the volume soft keys work fine,so this is minor. I do not have any issues with the general touch interface, just the swipe gestures. Screen is easy to see even on sunny days. The parametric eq is cool if you know how to use it. Don't hesitate, buy this radio now.

Pros: Bright screen Bluetooth and Android auto Good touch interface layout Good phone call audio with included mic

Cons: Swipe gestures don't work well. No app control (Spotify, pandora, etc) over Bluetooth, other than next and previous track.

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Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 5/28/2020

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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I purchased the head unit/amp combo and I'm so glad I did. I knew the quality from Alpine was going to be good but I'm most impressed by the support I received from the experts at Crutchfield. Thank you so much to you and your team.

Pros: Sound quality and support

Cons: I'm still looking. Maybe it's that I should have bought more gear.

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All the bang for my buck!

Crutchfield customer from La Mesa, CA on 5/28/2020

2008 Dodge Ram 1500

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AWESOME!! I have been shopping around for a new head unit for my 08 Dodge Ram 1500 for about week, looking at all kinds and brands and prices from multiple buyers. No one even came close to the help and information provided by the Crutchfield Team, made the entire process and comparison a breeze! As for the unit, I am loving the Alpine iLX-W650. Super slim design is great for compact spaces or to help conceal all those harness and modules without cramming them. Super clean display, sound is amazing even with stock speakers (next upgrade), Apple CarPlay is a dream, smooth operating menus and clean on screen designs. Everything I was looking for when upgrading my stock stereo, you will NOT be disappointed!! Five stars.

Pros: Slim Design, CarPlay, Amazing Sound, Smooth Functionality, Responsive Screen, Easy to Install and Use.

Cons: None as of yet.

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Bob from ROGERS on 5/27/2020

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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I had problems right from the start of my installation. I choice Crutchfield because all of the reviews about assistance during installation, that's not what I found it to be. The 1st call provided nothing! no information, no wiring diagram that match my 4runner. I told the person that I got the wrong diagram because I mistakenly thought I had a factory amp but I didn't and the diagram didn't match. He said I should just match color to color for the speakers and the rest should be the same. But he didn't give me a diagram and it didn't match and of coarse, didn't work. After several more calls and explaining again that I made a mistake about the amp and could I get another wiring diagram so I can check what I have? This guy said "Can you take a picture of your wires and send if to him?" WTH, no, I don't have 4 friggin hands to hold up all of this wiring. Well he sent another diagram, it was the same one I had. I calledddd again (not as many times as I took my dash apart, still doing it) and again. I thought I had everything connected right so I let the guy go that stayed on the line while I made sure it was working. He gave me his direct number so I could call if I needed anything else. Well when I hung-up the steering wheel controls stopped working, I called right back, it went to voicemail, I haven't heard from Crutchfield since. The steering controls were a disconnected harness, and now the sound bounces all over another harness or two and i have 1/2 sound working now.

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team leader, AJ, reached out to Bob to followup. We were sorry to hear about his experience with our Tech Support team. We strive to provide the best service, before, during, and after your purchase, and it looks like we missed the mark this time. We hope he'll give us another chance to prove we're the best in the business.

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Crutchfield customer from Clermont, FL on 5/27/2020

2013 GMC Sierra

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Crutchfield customer from Modesto, CA on 5/27/2020

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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Great deck glad Sam recommended it fits my need and sounds great

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Crutchfield customer from Garden Grove, CA on 5/26/2020

2002 Ford F-150

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Great system, just don't like that you need to add a parking bake bypass to make more usable.

Pros: small sizes is great to make the install easier.

Cons: need to add a parking bake bypass to make more usable

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Kristofer from Moline,IL on 5/26/2020

2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK)

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has a prominent hiss through amplifiers. The unit often goes black when plugging in a phone on startup. overall it looks good but underperforms.

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Cons: has a prominent hiss through amplifiers. The unit often goes black when plugging in the phone on startup.

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Kristofer, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Shant from Porter Ranch on 5/24/2020

2003 Lexus IS300

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Very disappointed that it did not have HD Radio. I though it did based on the original press release Alpine put out but they got rid of it for production. I t is a deal breaker and its my fault I didn't use the filter option on the Crutchfield site. Other than that it's what ever. Interface is nice but Android auto has connectivity issues. Alpine suggested plugin my original phone cable directly to head unit rather than their extension. Also amp remote stopped working. will have to warranty.

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Awesome Unit!

Crutchfield customer from Boyne City, MI on 5/24/2020

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This unit was extremely easy to install in my 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 with the wiring kit and double din conversion kit. For a double din unit it is not very deep so the instructions stating that the lower shelf in the dash had to be cut out is incorrect. You can leave it alone and the unit fits easily with plenty of room for all the wiring. I was not informed that this unit needs to be wired to your parking brake line in the vehicle wiring by Crutchfield sales in order to access the units setup and other settings, so that was a bit of a surprise. The double din dash kit was easy to modify and install. The unit itself is very User friendly and I really didn't even need to look at the owners manual for basic setup. Apple CarPlay is such a nice feature and I feel safer in my vehicle using it. This unit can be used with Alpines new amp that piggy backs on the rear of the unit which looks very simple to install. I had one of their older in-line units and it works flawlessly with it. Just be sure to utilize the new wiring supplied with the head unit on the backside of the amp going to the supplied vehicle specific harness adapter.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Wasn't told about additional wiring required outside of the vehicle specific harness adapter. This needs to be explained to customers with detail supplied in instructions clearly.

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Crutchfield customer from Carrollton, GA on 5/24/2020

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I love it! Made my Honda Fit deal like a new car. Definitely a major upgrade over stock.

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Crutchfield customer from Griffin, GA on 5/24/2020

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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Amazing unit. Has three channel crossover and nine band EQ built in.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 5/24/2020

1990 Chevrolet Corvette

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Awesome product with good sound!

Pros: Good sound with many options

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Wesley Chapel, FL on 5/23/2020

2007 Toyota Camry

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Made a world of difference in our 2007 Camry. Sounds great and allows for CarPlay.

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Just what the doctor ordered

Tony from Hamilton on 5/22/2020

2018 Ram 1500

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2005 Ford F150 fast shipping, all the correct brackets and instructions, I connected all the wiring between the head unit and the Metra harness in the kitchen the night before, took it out to the truck and had it playing music in 15 minutes. everything re-installed and functional in a little over an 1.5hr start to finish. Installed the supplied Mic on the steering column, placed a call and the receptoin was crystal clear according to the caller. I replaced my cigarette lighter with a USB plug to complete the clean install, very happy with the result. I will be adding a backup camera soon as this truck will be going to my son when he turns 16 and Crutchfield will be the first place I call. I tried to split the USB connection to a two-way connector, the splitter was not a recognized USB device so I had to stick with single USB connection.

Pros: Easy install All features I was looking for. CarPlay worked perfect. Screen brightness was fantastic

Cons: A touch slow to boot up. Do not connect USB connection for CarPlay until AFTER radio is booted and has BlueTooth connection.

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Crutchfield customer from Pendleton, IN on 5/21/2020

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Very easy install with the quick harness service. Unit is easy to use. Love the shallow chassis design made sticking the wires in the dash much easier.

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Very happy.

Crutchfield customer from Fairmont, WV on 5/21/2020

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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It's a wonderful unit and if you can afford add on the amp that goes on the back I'll be ordering it for mine soon.

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Failed to meet expectations

Samuel from ALEXANDRIA, VA on 5/21/2020

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Spent a lot of time researching this purchase but was truly let down. Warrantied the unit in hopes of defective hardware, but problems continued with second unit. Poor sound quality, especially thru Android Auto- but that wasn't a huge concern because Android Auto worked less than 10% of the time. AA/Carplay was the main reason for purchase, so this unit failed to deliver. Very little customization available, can't change illumination colors, menu layouts, etc. I used to be a huge Alpine fan, but this thing was nothing but a let down. Don't know if I'll buy Alpine again. Crutchfield as always, delivered awesome customer service, allowing to return and replace this product with another, that I am now happy with. Thanks again for top notch service?

Pros: Handsome looking unit, fast load times.

Cons: Constant Android Auto problems, audio quality deteriorated compared to stock, no customizability

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Good unit

Crutchfield customer from Plainville, CT on 5/21/2020

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Love the unit. And very easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Hilton Head, SC on 5/20/2020

2002 Mazda Miata

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Interface is nice, tons of audio adjustment options, sound is a great improvement over my previous head unit. I've always had a good experience with Alpine and this unit doesn't disappoint. Looks really nice and clean in my car!

Pros: Everything I expected.

Cons: None at this point.

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Amazing products

Crutchfield customer from Dacono, CO on 5/20/2020

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

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With all the installation tools they offer and easy to read and understand manuals. I was able to install this alpine receiver, aswell as my alpine amp and JL SUB with ease of mind! Have purchased everything from crutchfield and would continue buying everything from crutchfield. Huge selection of quality products and an amazing Team they have to help with anything! Thank you Crutchfield!

Pros: Quick install, easy to understand instructions. Quick response time and easy use!

Cons: None

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Good Entry Level Unit for the Price

Craig from ORLAND PARK, IL on 5/20/2020

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Keep in mind that this is an entry level unit, so it will have some missing functionality and limited customization. I installed in a 2017 Wrangler Sahara to replace the factory radio so we could get Car Play. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you get the wiring package from Crutchfield which basically made the install pug n play - very easy. I don't like that you can't rearrange the icons, so your stuck with the USB icon in the middle of the screen which we will never use. Also can't change the background. Overall it was a great fit and works good so far. It is worth the price point to get Car Play

Pros: Plug n Play with Crutchfield wiring harness, looks factory when installed

Cons: Limited customization and functionality

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Crutchfield customer from Niagara Falls, NY on 5/20/2020

2011 Ford F-350

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Easy to install. very easy to use.

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I like it

Crutchfield customer from Apo, AE on 5/20/2020

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Great product for the low cost.

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Crutchfield customer from Cottonport La on 5/19/2020

2000 Toyota Tundra

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Best radio on market for price but make sure to purchase the amp as well I added this with 4 kicker ds for doors. I don't need a sub this set up is flawless

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Very Nice

Crutchfield customer from Ash Grove, MO on 5/19/2020

2012 Ford F-350

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This stereo was so many options in a perfect sized radio. I will be adding the Alpine stock-on amp in the future, and still have room behind it. The sound is better then I expected on my factory speakers. The touch screen is perfect in that a light touch opens the app button that you wanted.

Pros: The depth of stereo is so small that a stack-on amp by Alpine can be mounted and not fill the factory size hole. Plenty of room for the wire harness.

Cons: The emergency brake wire must be attached in order for the Bluetooth to hookup to my phone.

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Big Punch, Small Frame

Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 5/19/2020

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The iLX-W650 packs a punch in a really small body! I did think the install wasn't as clear as Crutchfield makes it... I went ahead and paid for the pre-wiring. It was almost too easy. HAHA My only note for anyone is to have a good USB cable. I had a cheap one that got slammed in the door and it worked fine to charge but couldn't handle CarPlay. The image was glitchy and sound cut in an out. Snagged a new cord and I love this thing! Easy to install, easy to use, and well... Super cheap!

Pros: Price, Size, Sound, CarPlay

Cons: Instructions were a little tricky, Only one USB port

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Crutchfield customer from Commerce City, CO on 5/19/2020

2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Installed simply, sounds awesome

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Amazing sound, beautiful display

Bill from Naugatuck, CT on 5/19/2020

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Beautiful head unit. Sound is amazing. Gave an incredible boost to my aftermarket speakers. Small compact size. I love the ability to hide a compact amp behind it in the future. Highly recommend this unit for CarPlay as well. 100% satisfied. Thanks for the recommendation Crutchfield!

Pros: Small, excellent sound, beautiful display, easy operation

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Michael from Phoenix, AZ on 5/18/2020

2005 Jeep Wrangler

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Installed the Alpine iLX-W650 over the weekend in my 05 Wrangler Rubicon with out any issues. The kit from Crutchfield worked like a charm. Having installed several head units in the past in my older cars I'd have to say the combination of the Jeep and the Alpine was the easiest I've done. The unit itself is just what I expected. It's a significant improvement from the factory premium system. The smallish stock sub is came alive and after an hour or so messing with the setting's I've gotten fantastic sound out of it. Only small complaint is the sound for calls while wired through CarPlay only comes out of the front speakers. From what I'm reading this is typical for this set up. Setting the call volume all the way up made is very workable. At this price point I think this is the best value out there.

Pros: Excellent sound with existing speakers Easy install Great that Crutchfield has the entire kit available more most cars so you don't have to hunt for the parts you need. Simple and Expert settings. You can get what you want quickly or you can take an afternoon and get it!

Cons: Calls when wired to CarPlay only come from the front speakers Lacks HD Radio but so does everything else at this price point.

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Jeff from Lexington Park, MD on 5/18/2020

2012 Ford Fusion

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Great stereo. Easy to use. Apple CarPlay comes in handy. Has a lot of different options to play music from.

Pros: Easy to use Has a shallow depth

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not recomended

Toyota of from LARAMIE, WY on 5/18/2020

2003 GMC Sierra 1500

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you cant turn off the radio without also muting all other functions, so you cant listen to just navigation without having a radio station blaring at you.

Pros: backup camera works good, shallow unit fits well

Cons: lack of customization, lack of ability to turn off radio app independently of muting all other apps is extremely annoying, parking brake requirements, you wire it in so you can only access most functions when the parking brake is applied.

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Alpine thumbs up times 2!!!!

Crutchfield customer from Clinton Twp, MI on 5/18/2020

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I recently replaced a 430n stock head unit in my 2015 Jeep JKU with this Alpine iLX-w650 and WOW!!!! I am completely impressed. I can not say enough good things about this radio. I am truly impressed!!!

Pros: Very slim profile, excellent sound

Cons: None as of yet

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Crutchfield customer from Mountain View, AR on 5/17/2020

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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This stereo was a great update to my Tacoma! The Alpine iLX-W650 overall is an awesome stereo. It's really fast and responsive! The only thing i don't like is I wish there was an option for customizing the background and start up screen.

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Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 5/17/2020

2010 GMC Acadia

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Excellent upgrade for my Acadia. The service from Crutchfield makes installing it yourself so easy. Steering wheel controls work just like from the factory. Highly recommend Alpine and Crutchfield.

Pros: Apple Car Play. And it works. My stock stereo was crap and switched from radio to aux to input without warning.

Cons: None

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scott from Cary on 5/17/2020

2006 Lexus GX470

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nice unit, but not any customizability...

Pros: good sound

Cons: cant customize and android auto is buggy

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Crutchfield customer from Harlingen, TX on 5/17/2020

2008 Ford F-150

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I bought this for my 2008 Ford F-150. I purchased the additional equipment (crux adapter &mesh kit) Which made installation a breeze. The wires from Crux and from alpine connectors were the same so it was just a matching game for install. That alone I will give 5 stars. Customer service is really great on walking you through it. I called them three and the last man who took my call was extremely patient and was actually genuine in helping me. The first guy sounded like I was wasting his time. Now for the actual DEVICE . I give it 3 stars because this is just a Bluetooth radio. Not customizable -pretty straightforward. there's not much to do with it but Apple CarPlay and FM RADIO. The worst feature is having to wire one of the wires to the emergency brake. The device will not let you set up Bluetooth or access other features if it is not hooked up and receiving a signal from parking brake letting it know it's engaged. After I wired it it kinda becomes something you live with and learn to appreciate it. I have an APPLE IPHONE and Apple car play works great. I guess Its a androids problem If you're thinking of buying this here are my cliff notes: This is a fancy looking touch screen Bluetooth radio. With glass like your iPhone. That has Apple car play and android auto. Bluetooth and Apple car play sound better than radio. While talking on phone via apple car play there is an annoying high pitched resonance in background.

Pros: Bluetooth Apple Carplay Radio Durable touchscreen Glass

Cons: Having to wire to emergency brake to use certain features. Phone calls don't sound well using Apple car play. Mesh kit didn't fit as flush as I wanted it too.

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Crutchfield customer from Alta, IA on 5/17/2020

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Very nice, sounds good, easy to install and operate.

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Perfect for my teen drivers

Crutchfield customer from Crystal Lake, IL on 5/17/2020

2000 Lincoln LS

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I ordered this to put in my kids car so I wouldn't have to worry about them reaching for the phone. Install was a piece of cake once I knew where to pick up the emergency brake wire.

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Love the space savings for 2002 IS300

Crutchfield customer from Ridgecrest, CA on 5/16/2020

2002 Lexus IS300

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Such a nice upgrade for my 2002 Lexus IS300! I love how shallow this radio is. There isn't a lot of space behind the radio so having the space where a double DIN would usually extend allowed me to tie up all my wires nicely and out of the way. Overall the radio is nice and responsive. It has a lot of features for its price point, android auto works perfectly every time with my Pixel 3, and I love the equalizer settings. The only downsides, which are really minor, is the fact that you can't change the loading splash screen and it seems like it takes a long time to start up sometimes. Not sure why it is inconsistent. Overall, highly recommend this headunit!

Pros: Shallow depth, features, price, capacitive touch screen, two camera support, EQ, responsive touch screen

Cons: Occasional slow boot up and can't change the loading splash screen

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Great service.."fast,even during a Pandemic "

Crutchfield customer from Lancaster, TX on 5/16/2020

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

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I love my radio and Crutchfield services. I will definitely be a return customer (I really have no need to go anywhere else)......

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Extremely Satisfied

Crutchfield customer from Crosby, TX on 5/15/2020

2015 Toyota Tundra

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I have a 2015 Toyota Tundra that had the stock Panasonic head unit. This Alpine changed the whole sound quality in my truck, it's amazing. The Android Auto works great. Any questions I had during the installation was quickly answered and resolved by the Crutchfield team.

Pros: Worth every penny.

Cons: Lots of wires.

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Looks sweet!

Randi from Yale, MI on 5/15/2020

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Overall, AWESOME! Screen is clear, responsive, does BOTH apple AND android.. it's a little slow boot up time but honestly, that doesn't bother me. Has hook ups for back up camera if you want. Even customer service was excellent! I had the pleasure of speaking with Peyton. He was great! My only complaint and something I wish I had known and the reason I'm writing this review.. the 1 thing they don't tell you. You MUST hook up the safety feature. (The parking brake 1) This makes it a little more difficult to hook up, more time consuming and make sure you have the knowledge to figure things out. Otherwise you basically have a radio :/ I couldn't plug my phone in, no bluetooth set up...NOTHING! Took me some time to research this issue and id you're not familiar with this part - it's probably a good thing you look into it. Anyways, that's my only complaint and not a deal breaker.. obviously. GOODBYE U-CONNECT!

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Crutchfield customer from Vallejo, CA on 5/15/2020

2004 GMC Sierra 1500

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Alpine. What more can I say. Always been my go to for twenty years plus.

Pros: Nice display and user friendly

Cons: None yet

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Best Value Double Din

Crutchfield customer from Yorktown, VA on 5/14/2020

2004 Mazda Miata

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This is a solid head unit if you do not need cds. But what are CDs some may ask. Radio reception on my car works well. But the real jewel of this unit is Apple Car Play and Andriod Auto. No it does not have wireless Apple Car Play or Andriod Auto. But you probably going to plug in your phone so it charges anyway soooo the wired version of Apple Car Play and Andriod Auto is fine for me. This meets and exceeds everything I wanted from this unit. The screen brightness is great too. I have this installed in my Miata and with the top down on a sunny day you still can read the screen perfectly. Viewing angle of the screen is great too. The only drawback is that there is no physical buttons. That's fine and all if you get used to where everything is. If you have steering wheel controls you will be fine. I don't in my little Mazda Miata so physical buttons would have been nice. The other drawback is, while in Apple Car Play or Andriod Auto, the swipe commands to up volume down volume and skip is not available. In conclusion, unless you need CDs. This is a solid unit and I highly recommend this unit.

Pros: Wired Apple Car Play and Andriod Autio. Bright, clear Display. Shallow Depth unit. No real complaints especially for a double din touchscreen headunit.

Cons: Does not do CDs, if you still are in to that kind of thing. No Wireless Apple Car Play and Andriod Auto. Does not have physical buttons for volume and such (I only see this a minor issue if you do no have steering wheel controls).

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 5/14/2020

2005 Chevrolet Colorado

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Looks amazing and the bluetooth , Android auto and sounds awesome. Great product!

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Crutchfield customer from Lombard, IL on 5/14/2020

2011 Ram 2500

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Boot time is a little long, but overall I really like this unit. The touch screen is very responsive and the overall look is very clean.

Pros: Carplay Makes adding cameras a breeze Easy to use

Cons: Boot time

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Crutchfield customer from Yreka, CA on 5/14/2020

2010 Toyota RAV4

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Good value, compact size, intuitive controls. I can't accurately review sound quality but it seems like a huge improvement over the stock Toyota head unit.

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Connectivity problems

Bondy's from Dothan, AL on 5/13/2020

2006 Honda Accord EX

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Keep shopping. This unit is junk. I have wrestled with this thing until I am putting my factory radio back in. The apple car play will not connect most of the time. I have to plug and unplug my phone from the cable 3-5 times every time I get in the truck for it to connect. I either get a "device not compatible" message or no indication it is plugged in. Called Crutchfield and Alpine with no solutions. Not worth the money.

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After receiving Bondy's feedback, we looked up his order and found that his receiver is still under warranty. While his order is beyond Crutchfield's 60-day return policy, he can contact Alpine at 800-421-2284 for further information about the 1-year warranty on this receiver.

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Alpine quality falls a tad short

Andrew from Madison, NJ on 5/12/2020

2001 Porsche 911 Carrera

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i was initially hesitant to pull the trigger on this Alpine unit being skeptical of the build quality for Alpine at this price point. it offers a ton of features that other manufacturers build into units almost twice the price. it has two camera inputs so allows for a reverse and front camera. capacitive touch screen works smoothly and carplay was my main requirement. my frustration arose after installing the unit (paired with the KTA-450 amp) there was electrical noise at low volumes. at first i thought it was the gain setting on the amp but this was without any gain and i even disconnected the amp altogether.i think the compact shallow size of the unit is great for wire management but can't help but think that the internal amp is overdriven causing distortion. it isn't alternator whine or a bad ground but white noise which you can hear between tracks or when there is no music playing. Crutchfield tech support was top notch as we tried to diagnose this together, they even sent me another unit to rule out a defect. It's quite possible that my car is emitting a dirty 12v signal, but i've also seen other reviews that also complained about this issue as well. i will live with it for now and just play the radio louder or keep the revs up so my exhaust drowns out the sound, but i'm disappointed and frustrated that Alpine put their name on this radio and it fell short of the reputation i was used to. i'm no audiophile but a hiss is annoying.

Pros: 2 camera video inputs Carplay and Android compatible capacitive touch screen

Cons: Distortion/feedback noise at low volumes No customization of backgrounds only 1 USB input

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Pleased finally. Alpine *

Crutchfield customer from Snohomish, WA on 5/12/2020

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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I've had three stereos in my truck since Dec. By far this has been the best. The only thing I miss that the others had, was the speed limit and miles per hour displayed on the Maps. I use Android Auto. Other then that, it has enough present stations to please me and my riders. I like having the XM Satellite Radio feature also. My phone works well with it. I recommended it to my friend and he installed it in his Jeep and he also likes the radio. This will the radio that stays in my truck.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: Missing speed limit & vehicle speed on GPS maps display.

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WORKS BUT...

Crutchfield customer from Richfield, MN on 5/11/2020

2006 Chevrolet Malibu

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it works i didn't like that i had to run a wire to my brake so i could use the bluetooth and setting. :(

Pros: Works

Cons: it works i didn't like that i had to run a wire to my brake so i could use the bluetooth and setting. :(

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Great for a Toyota Tacoma

Jim from South River, NJ on 5/11/2020

2018 Toyota Tacoma

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All in all just exactly what i expected bypassed the e-brake hooked up a little brick pioneer amp behind the unit and a Kenwood bob box (ksc-sw11) under the drivers seat in my my 2018 Tacoma with pioneer speakers 6x9 up front and I'm deaf with the volume 1/2 way up and had to stop....could not here myself think and was shaking when I got out of the truck

Pros: Lots of space behind the unit to place a small amp (well worth it)

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Crutchfield customer from Niantic, CT on 5/11/2020

2002 Porsche Boxster

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Works great, fits nice and was easy to install.

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Crutchfield customer from Beaverton, MI on 5/11/2020

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Excellent radio!

Crutchfield customer from Great Neck, NY on 5/10/2020

2000 Jeep Wrangler

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I could not be happier with this Alpine iLX-W650 radio. It replaced a 20 year old JVC unit (I previously bought from Crutchfield) which still worked well but was DIN and a half. I was looking for a unit with Apple car play for my 2000 Jeep TJ. This Alpine unit is amazing since it is so much more shallow in depth and space is a premium in the TJ console. Most units require more sub dash modification and removal of the rear support bracket in the Jeep. This is so shallow the support bracket did not need to be removed and I was able to just cut away a couple of inches of the lower subdash to make it fit. Cructchfiield supplied the perfect adapters and new radio trim too to make the unit look factory. I also installed a USB mount and second USB power adapter with voltmeter in the new trim. Thanks Crutchfield. They always make radio install as easy as possible.The difference in sound quality from this unit to my previous JVC unit is night and day. I could not be happier. I also used my old amps and sound quality is great.

Pros: Sound quality and Apple Car Play are a great upgrade over my previous unit. Its crazy how much butter this sounds and I never thought my JVC unit sounded bad.

Cons: If you are installing this unit in a Jeep TJ check YouTube for a lot of good videos showing how you need to modify the subdash. A Dremel tool makes it easy with a cutting wheel.

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Slow to start up !

Crutchfield customer from Cleburne, TX on 5/10/2020

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Looks real good all functions work well, only reason I give it 4 stars is because it's slow to start up when u first get in the car ,

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Rolando from KENSINGTON, MD on 5/9/2020

2002 Acura 3.2TL

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Great stereo, compact with great features. Recommend to everyone

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Great for the price point

Crutchfield customer from Thurmont, MD on 5/9/2020

2001 Mazda Tribute

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Great head unit for a great price, everything is very straight forward and simple to use.

Pros: simple to use, looks very clean.

Cons: None that I know of yet.

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Dan from SMYRNA, TN on 5/8/2020

2008 Ford Mustang

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Very nice unit for the price. Fits perfect with the installation kit. Definitely recommend, works great with Android Auto

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Not entirely happy

Crutchfield customer from Mequon, WI on 5/8/2020

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Jury is out. Radio sounds ok but to engage all menu items, one must depress parking brake twice. Was told you only have to do this once but so far, I have to do this whenever I want to adjust sound settings and you obviously can't do this while driving. Also, Android Auto will not automatically hook up and it has generally been a royal pain to sync it with the Alpine. So far, it takes 5-10 minutes to get it working, when it works. In other words, this upgrade has been less than satisfactory. Was probably better off leaving the 16 old radio in place.

Pros: Nice screen. Provides bluetooth in an older car.

Cons: Issues with activating menu items and sync with Android Auto

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Not for me

Crutchfield customer from South Weymouth, MA on 5/8/2020

2001 GMC Sierra 1500

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Extremely difficult to use

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Crutchfield customer from West Brookfield, MA on 5/7/2020

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I love it! Just what I wanted. Did need to order an iLinkData Maestro Sat1 cable and a Sirius XM tuber to use satellite without my phone connected. Rebate for tuner and 3 months free so all worked out

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Great HU, even better customer service!

Crutchfield customer from Santa Cruz, CA on 5/7/2020

2010 Volkswagen Touareg

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Great head unit from Alpine does everything as advertised. I had one install issue installing and called up the Crutchfield tech support, they were friendly, knowledgeable, very helpful, and resolved my issue right away!

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Camas, WA on 5/7/2020

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Great deck, easy to use, touch screen is fantastic

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Kingston, OH on 5/6/2020

2008 Toyota Tundra

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Great little radio! Looks good in my 08 Tundra! Sounds great too, very responsive and has a lot of audio settings. I would give it 5 stars if it just had a few more inputs. No Aux or HDMI. Thats a little disappointing, as there is almost no way to screen mirror (or stream any kind of video content) to the massive and beautiful 7" capacitive touch screen. Kind of a waste on such a nice screen! I guess you could download videos on usb but thats a lot of hassle.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Columbia, SC on 5/6/2020

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Works great no issues. This deck installs easily. Only gave it 4 stars due to some lacking of options.

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Great unit, can't customize background tho!

Allen from Plattsmouth NE on 5/6/2020

2005 Chevrolet Corvette

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Very high quality unit, easy setup and the crutchfield installation kit is a perfect match. My only complaint is that you can't customize the background...I didn't even know that wasn't an automatic feature on every touchscreen, really disappointing. I'll probably be returning for this reason alone and going with a different unit, but 5 star unit otherwise.

Pros: Quality unit, great display, touchscreen works easily

Cons: No custom background, come on Alpine!

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Great replacement for the factory unit

Crutchfield customer from Gaston, OR on 5/6/2020

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This is a quality unit and an easy install. It works flawlessly with car play and the audio quality is excellent.

Pros: Easy install Great quality sound Feature rich Classic name

Cons: It's a bit more expensive than some of the lesser units(but worth it).

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Such an improvement over the stock stereo, easy to install with Crutch

Crutchfield customer from Gansevoort, NY on 5/6/2020

2016 Volkswagen Jetta

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Such an improvement over the stock stereo, easy to install with Crutchfield support

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Premium features, relative value

Crutchfield customer from Pembroke, NH on 5/5/2020

2013 Toyota Venza

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Great head unit with a lot of premium features crammed into a compact casing. Subtracted a star because it doesn't come with a mounting cage - iso mount only - and I had to modify my oem radio brackets extensively to get it to fit the dash kit opening ( still not perfect but I'm out of was to mod the brackets ). I like the interface.

Pros: Small form factor Lots of pre-outs 2 video inputs

Cons: Mounting holes are limited and may require customizing brackets to adjust fitment.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Pelham, GA on 5/4/2020

2003 Dodge Ram 1500

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Really pleased with the unit! Had some issues making it fit but got it figured out.

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Alpine ilx-w650

Crutchfield customer from Newburgh, NY on 5/4/2020

2012 Chevrolet Corvette

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Great radio at a great price!

Pros: Works great with apple car play and bluetooth connecting!

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Rancho Cordova, CA on 5/4/2020

2017 Ram 1500

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Excellent better than I was expecting.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Kenner, LA on 5/4/2020

2011 GMC Sierra

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Looks and sounds good

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Woodbine, MD on 5/4/2020

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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