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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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Can't go wrong with a Alpine.

Jason from Jackson, WY on 1/21/2022

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This the second one I've purchased. The first one is still rocking in my Jeep for almost 3 years. Loved it so much bought a second for my son's WRX.

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Bret from Breckenridge, TX on 1/19/2022

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great head unit. Easy to install.

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Love my new Alpine stereo with a monitor

Jeff from Pittsboro , NC on 1/18/2022

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As I age and have been accustomed to using my other vehicles' backup camera, it gets more uncomfortable backing up my 2004 F150 Lariat; so I purchased this stereo with a monitor. Also purchased a backup camera and tied it all together. Absolutely love having the backup camera and having Apple Carplay in my old truck. With the associated installation kit, the fit looks like OEM. Seven days per week technical support is amazing.

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James from Silverdale, WA on 1/18/2022

2017 Toyota Tundra

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Love the shallow depth, installed unit in a 2017 Toyota Tundra. Love the Apple Carplay. Sound is great, however I noticed that my subwoofer is not as prevalent as it was before. Per Crutchfield this is to be expected. Perhaps a subwoofer amp upgrade is in my future. Head unit easy to set up. Crutchfield assistance was spot on. Paid extra to have my wiring harness put together. Money well spent!!!

Pros: easy install

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Unable to use

Michael from Sebastian, FL on 1/18/2022

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Wish I could have used this, but had to return due to the dash kit was not conducive to viewing safely.

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

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Chris from Renton, WA on 1/17/2022

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Super knowledgeable staff! I will definitely purchase from Crutchfield from here on out!

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Mark from Augusta, WV on 1/15/2022

2006 Dodge Dakota

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Very nice

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As expected

George from Clinton Twp, MI on 1/15/2022

2011 Chevrolet Suburban

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Sounds good

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Crutchfield customer from Napa, CA on 1/14/2022

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Nice compact unit very clear screen. I installed this unit in a 2007 4 runner to have blu tooth and added a back up camera. Only downfall is it takes a bit to turn on when you start the car also had issues with pairing a second I phone had to drive away from my house and other phone in order to get it sink in. Other than that good so far

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Crutchfield customer from Eagle Mountain, UT on 1/7/2022

2014 Subaru Forester

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Responsive, quick, and easy to use. No complaints here.

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Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 1/6/2022

2001 Toyota Avalon

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Received Package fast and easy with crutchfield. Installed by best buy. And enjoyed by me. Thank you great product and sleek look.

Pros: Loud and worth it. Simple and easy.

Cons: Wish it could stream the videos from apps on apple car play. For like youtube and netflix. if its possible let me know. Otherwise a great product regardless

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Raw sound!

Connie from Lynchburg, Va on 1/4/2022

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great sound! Loaded with features and sound options. Definitely worth the money!

Pros: Excellent sound

Cons: USB sometimes doesn't work

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Great value and unit dimensions are a blessing

Crutchfield customer from Canton, GA on 1/3/2022

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I purchased this unit to replace a JVC model that was failing. Although the unit lacks the ability to customize colors and screens it has all the essential functions you would expect in much higher end units. The sound quality is excellent.

Pros: Short depth of unit leaves plenty of room for the wiring interfaces and harness

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Crutchfield customer from Seven Hills, OH on 1/3/2022

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Such an awesome upgrade to a 2000 GMC Sonoma. Great features, easy to use and install. Looks and sounds great.

Pros: Easy to install Easy to use Great features

Cons: None

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2008? Where? my car is a 2022 now ??

Nathaniel from White Plains, NY on 1/2/2022

2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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I was greatly surprised by the help received from Crutchfield. I bought this for my 2008 VW Jetta. It has changed my world, it even somehow improved my signal for FM & AM radios. It was the first time ever wiring for me, and it was a fun and straightforward learning experience. Overall extremely satisfied with this product and the service at Crutchfield. I have been spreading the work in a couple of my 2.5L engine groups! Thanks again Crutchfield! #1 online audio service!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Chandler, IN on 1/2/2022

2002 Buick Regal

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Has good features especially given the more entry level price, would recommend especially for the space challenged installs.

Pros: Size, features, price and Alpine quality.

Cons: The MIC is fairly picky must be mounted pretty straight on to get quality call audio.

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Crutchfield customer from Saginaw, MI on 1/2/2022

2010 Ford F-150 FX4

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Nice radio. Don't like the fact you have to set the parking brake to access some features.

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Great for the price

Crutchfield customer from Wantagh, NY on 1/1/2022

2014 Jeep Compass

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Nice unit easy install Bluetooth is good and can add a power amp right to the back of this unit

Pros: Bluetooth, easy access touch screen , apple play. Two and three finger control

Cons: Lag in volume control

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Best gift ever

Crutchfield customer from China, TX on 1/1/2022

2014 Ram 2500

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All in all a great radio with awesome features. One heck of an upgrade from OEM head unit. Crutchfield support was exceptional in helping choose the speakers and amp that would work well in my truck and with the head unit. They were also a huge help in walking us through installation. It was quite gratifying to turn in the key of the truck and have everything work flawlessly after install, plus it looks great too! Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Love the CarPlay and Bluetooth. It was a huge upgrade from my factory radio. Nice touchscreen and has the ability for me to add a backup camera and subs later.

Cons: Wish the USB port was located on the front of the radio instead of having to hide the connector under my dash. Little more complicated to hook up than I thought.

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Crutchfield customer from Culpeper, VA on 1/1/2022

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Bery good??

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Crutchfield customer from Pitkin, LA on 12/30/2021

2004 Ford Ranger

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Overall works well, sometimes the CarPlay doesn't connect.

Pros: Ease of install.

Cons: CarPlay is quirky.

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Crutchfield customer from Monroe, MI on 12/30/2021

2004 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Works great

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Crutchfield customer from Wilmington, DE on 12/30/2021

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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Great product! Installed with my 14yr old son on his soon-to-be truck. The old speakers sound great again and has prompted him to replace the non-functioning door speakers with new Alpine speakers.

Pros: Compact - plenty of room to add addition power pack from Alpine Easy to hook up to existing wiring Easy to read display

Cons: None that I see at this moment - we did only install a week ago.

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Crutchfield customer from Sheffield Lake, OH on 12/29/2021

2011 GMC Terrain

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Nice radio. Could use a few more options

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Crutchfield customer from Escondido, CA on 12/29/2021

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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Wish the touch volume was more sensitive takes longer then using the volume up button , and swipe to next song doesn't work

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Great sound good price.

ROBIN from Sanford, NC on 12/29/2021

2006 Ford Crown Victoria

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Great unit, minor trimming to fit my Crown vic, easy setup & sounds great with my Kicker door and desk speakers. Android auto works well. Highly recommended. Love how shallow the unit is.

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Crutchfield customer from Albany, GA on 12/29/2021

2002 Mercury Grand Marquis

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It's perfect got it for my husband for christmas. It fits his 2002 merc perfect.

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Crutchfield customer from Gray, LA on 12/28/2021

2007 Ford Explorer

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Easy to install and sounds great even on factory speakers!

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Very good product

Crutchfield customer from Rexburg, ID on 12/28/2021

1999 Buick Regal

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This radio is really good. I love that it has blue tooth, USB, Android auto/apple carplay. The styling is interesting and menu layout reminds me of an old iPhone but with a cool background. The only flaws it has is the annoying parking brake cable. The other flaw of this stereo is the wattage per channel is lower than my last stereo. I can tell the sound isn't quite as good, but it still blows the original stereo from '99 out of the water. There are better stereos, like the Jensen CAR710W. It had Android auto over Bluetooth rather than cable and would automatically load up Spotify when I start the car and had better sound quality. Too bad the Jensen stereo was poorly manufactured and replaced it twice within 6 months. This Apline stereo is a great choice for anyone wanting a quality stereo in their vehicle.

Pros: Bluetooth Android auto/apple carplay Good quality Good sound

Cons: Parking brake

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Good for the price

Crutchfield customer from Conroe, TX on 12/28/2021

2012 Ram 2500

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Pretty basic options and installed fairly easy since there was an aftermarket harness already installed. Just had to figure out what wires were for what on the older aftermarket harness. Tech support helped some but not much.

Pros: Ease of use Phone app use

Cons: No GPS

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Crutchfield customer from Havre, MT on 12/27/2021

2012 Ram 1500

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Fantastic product, very quick shipping. Easy to use site and excellent technical advice, thank you.

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Crutchfield customer from Ennis, MT on 12/26/2021

2001 Toyota Tacoma

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Awesome. Easy install into 2001 Tacoma.

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Crutchfield customer from Prattville, AL on 12/26/2021

2005 Chevrolet Corvette

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The radio fit nicely with my 2005 Corvette. Not 5 stars because lacks customizable features features wallpaper wallpaper, and the icons seem very large, almost childlike. Otherwise Android Auto works flawlessly and the radio is very responsive. Crutchfield was outstanding for the tech support needed during install.

Pros: Cost, basic functionality, sound quality

Cons: Oversized icons and lack of customization

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Quality Product

Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 12/26/2021

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Looks good, works great, and very user friendly. The installation is relatively straight forward but was more extensive than other installs I have done. Overall I highly recommend this unit. I have it driving Rockford Fosgate speakers, OEM tweeters, and an Alpine PWE-S8 amp/sub in my Jeep JKU and am very pleased

Pros: Quality, user friendly

Cons: Requires park brake activated to access settings - although this is a good safety feature and I have no issues with it. It did require tapping into the park brake circuit though

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Nice unit.

Crutchfield customer from West Bend, WI on 12/26/2021

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Nice unit, I have had other Alpine head units and this one is very easy to use, it's been installed in my elderly uncles truck and it's easy for him to navigate through the settings.

Pros: Easy to use Looks great Nice options for amps

Cons: Could use more watts.

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Crutchfield customer from Boca Raton, FL on 12/25/2021

2017 Jeep Wrangler

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Awesome product!

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Great Sound, Easy Install

Crutchfield customer from Orofino, ID on 12/25/2021

2014 Jeep Wrangler

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Great unit, sounds good, easy install with the kit I bought from Crutchfield. Everything works as it should. Parking brake wire is kind of a pain, but there are easy work arounds. The ability to hook to my phone and mirror works really good.

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Crutchfield customer from Brazoria, TX on 12/23/2021

2009 Cadillac Escalade

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This was exactly what I wanted, a good middle of the road option. I had to call customer support about a half dozen times with questions. The support people were as helpful and friendly as I've ever experienced.

Pros: Features for price

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 12/23/2021

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

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Little disappointed in the screen resolution, otherwise a decent init

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Bluetooth issue.

Crutchfield customer from Jonesborough, TN on 12/22/2021

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Nice radio with great features. Works with Apple CarPlay showing your GPS, etc. The only issue we are having is the IPhones Bluetooth are not working. It is a supposedly an issue with Apple's latest update.

Pros: Works with Apple CarPlay

Cons: Bluetooth not working

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A little too basic for the price

Ryan from WESTMINSTER, CO on 12/22/2021

2006 Pontiac Vibe

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I bought this to modernize a mid 2000s car a bit by adding a screen, Bluetooth, and CarPlay without breaking the bank. The unit works well but it's a little too basic for the price. The unit it slow to boot up, you can't rearrange or delete the the icons, you can't change the color scheme, you can't change the background, the display quality is very washed and muted, there's no wireless CarPlay, surprisingly few settings. It's not a bad unit by any means, I just had a little higher expectations. This thing doesn't compare to entry level smart phones. Not bad, but not good. If you're wanting to pic one up I'd advise you to wait until it's on sale.

Pros: CarPlay, touch screen, shallow unit is easy to fit.

Cons: Slow to boot up, display quality, value, wired only CarPlay, no display options

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Derrick from Haslet, TX on 12/22/2021

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Great upgrade - Easy install thanks Cutchfield!

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A satisfying compromise

Crutchfield customer from Runnemede, NJ on 12/20/2021

2018 Ram 2500

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My OEM radio in my 2018 Ram 2500 began to screen delaminate and reboot randomly. But due to how all the vehicle functions are tied through the radio, its a complicated procedure to replace it with an aftermarket radio and retain all the functionality. Then add in the supply chain issues and this ended up being one of the few radios I could get my hands on in a timely fashion. Cannot update the apps nor add/remove the icons nor change the background colors. When I use my steering wheel controls to change the channel, it changes the presets and ONLY cycles through 5 presets and not ALL the presets. I have to change the page on the radio by manual intervention. Why Alpine works this way, I have no idea, but what's the point of 300 Sirius channels if I cannot keep my hands on the wheel? Have this matched with the KTP-445U amp and 6 Kicker speakers replacing the OEMs. Overall, the sound quality is VERY impressive. I've had it for a week and still dialing in the EQ settings, but I think I might be there. BUT that is where you lose a star regardless of how good it is. Due to the wiring to the parking brake, you CANNOT even change the EQ settings unless you put on the E brake, off, and then back on again. Its just so ridiculously intrusive to the enjoyment that I have to know off a star. At this price range, this radio is fantastic. But as an OEM replacement, I ended up over $1000.

Pros: Great sound when paired with an amp

Cons: Cannot do any configuring unless the parking brake is on Not much display customization, if any Does like 20 channel presets, but only goes through the same 5 in a loop?

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Perfect

Crutchfield customer from Arvada, CO on 12/20/2021

2008 Ford Edge

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This was such a good improvement to my sound system from the original factory radio. I was able to retain all the steering wheel controls and use apple car play love this purchase! Extremely easy to install with pre wires cables from Crutchfield well worth the money.

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Not worth it

Crutchfield customer from Saint Paul, MN on 12/19/2021

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I've been using a CDA-9833 since '05 and while the sound is incredible, it doesn't have any options for navigation, bluetooth phone or music streaming. With the option of buying a new vehicle or trying a newer head unit in my '04 vehicle I decided a new Alpine would be the way to go. I've only used Alpine head units since the mid 90's and after a little research, the iLX-W650 seemed like a perfect replacement. Overall I'm very disappointed. The install is no problem but two things right off the bat are horrible. Having to deal with the parking brake wire just to get to the settings and then also to actually use the unit once it's installed. Retailers should be pushing how annoying this is at the top of the ad. Then the USB extension cable. Am I really supposed to just have a cable hanging out of my dash? What an eyesore. I'm used to high end stereo installs with concealed and properly finished everything. This is lame. Ship it with a surface mount option at least. Once it was installed, the first thing I noticed is the loud thump in the speakers every time it powers down. I called Crutchfield tech and they had no idea. I found a firmware update and that resolved the issue. Then I find out you can only use USB, CarPlay OR Android Auto. !$? Why are all 3 lit up on the sales ad image?? False advertising. Plugging my phone or USB into this thing every time I get in the car isn't happening. It's getting returned immediately. Bummer I was really excited.

Pros: Time Correction.

Cons: USB cable hanging out is ghetto. Can't leave a USB stick plugged in and still use CarPlay or Android. Shipped with poor firmware. Android Auto startup time is extremely slow. Slow boot up time, 15 seconds of waiting. AI-Net devices no longer supported.

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Crutchfield customer from Hillsborough, NJ on 12/19/2021

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Seems like a good stereo, it's winter so not using my Corvette right now, like the two cameras this unit has

Pros: Two cameras

Cons: No cons yet

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Crutchfield customer from Euclid, OH on 12/16/2021

2010 Chevrolet Malibu

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Very nice head unit but you also the installation kits I waited too long to order Customer Service is very good

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Crutchfield customer from Arkansas City, KS on 12/15/2021

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Great stereo for the money. Real simple to navigate and clean sound.

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Patiently waiting

Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 12/15/2021

2008 GMC Envoy

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Pleased with service, no one else this receiver. Have not installed yet but it is what I have been looking for.

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Crutchfield customer from Calera, OK on 12/15/2021

2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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Truly the best head unit I've ever installed. Installation was simple. Was able to hook up both rear and front facing cameras, and sound quality is excellent. Touch screen is responsive, Bluetooth connects automatically and controls Spotify with ease, apple car play work well. What more could you ask for in a modern stereo?

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Very pleased

Crutchfield customer from Senoia, GA on 12/15/2021

2002 Ford F-350

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Very please with customer service.

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Crutchfield customer from Elizabethtown, PA on 12/15/2021

2006 Ford F-150

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Nice. It needs an aux input. AA works great. I have the wireless AA adapter added.

Pros: Nice fit, works as expected.

Cons: It needs an aux input. Parking brake is a pain.

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Crutchfield customer from Manchester, NH on 12/15/2021

2013 Subaru Impreza

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So far I love it. Easy to install and great user interface

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Crutchfield customer from Henderson, NV on 12/14/2021

2006 Honda Ridgeline

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Fit perfectly and works great

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Great

Crutchfield customer from Olathe, KS on 12/11/2021

2012 Volkswagen Jetta

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This a great head unit. It is the second one I have purchased. This one is for my daughter's car

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1st time installer, 1.5 hours later everything is perfect!

Al from Dahlonega, Ga on 12/3/2021

2009 Jeep Wrangler

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Installed this into a 2009 Jeep Wrangler w/factory subwoofer and amplifier. Purchased the recommended install kit and everything looks, works and sounds great! This was the first time I installed an aftermarket stereo so I watched several videos to get an idea of how to do it plus some great ideas on how to make the install fit my personal needs. I also purchased the following items: Tresalto Auto Trim Removal Tool Set, MicroBypass, Crave Metal Car Charger, 2 Ports Dual USB 3.0 Male to USB 3.0 Female AUX Flush Mount Car Mount Extension Cable, 4" Inch Cable Zip Ties Black Heavy Duty and Nilight - 50036R Closed End Crimp Terminal 300 pcs 22-16/16-14/12-10 Gauge Nylon Wire Connector Kit. After taking the dash apart (plenty of videos how to do this), I removed the factory DC charging port from the lower dash panel (twist counter clockwise while pushing out) and installed the flush mount dual USB, one cable plugged into the stereo for apple car play, which works perfectly. The other I plugged into the crave metal car charger that plugged into the factory DC charging port (removed from the dash panel). This port will be used by the passenger to charge their phone. All of the excess cables and DC port w/car charger fit behind that portion of the dash panel. I didn't like any of the mounting options seen in other installations for the microphone. So I used tin snips to cut the metal clip so it would tightly fit under the top dash panel on the left, as seen in the picture.

Pros: Crutchfield's website worked great to find a stereo for my needs. The ILX-W650 is awesome. Sound is killer, car play is perfect and the fit/finish looks like factory.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Spartanburg, SC on 11/30/2021

2002 Buick Park Avenue

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Very happy with this product. Fit nicely in my 2002 Buick Park Avenue. Apple Car Play works great also!

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Alpine iLX-W650 in 2015 Mazda CX-5

Crutchfield customer from West Melbourne, FL on 11/28/2021

2015 Mazda CX-5

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Great head unit so far. I had a local audio company install it in my 2015 Mazda CX-5 and kept my stock speakers, although I will be getting KICKER 3.5" dash speakers in the near future so we'll see how that goes. The only thing I didn't get from Crutchfield was the backup camera adapter, which the local guy had on hand luckily. I spaced on that particular item as it clearly says in the description that the wiring interface doesn't include that. But to be fair, when a few were in stock I grabbed it so didn't read everything. I also didn't realize that this unit doesn't support auxiliary so the aux input in my center console is useless now. I purchased an Aux to FM transmitter for those rare use occasions. As far as the unit itself, I love it so far. It has better sound even with the stock speakers, must be a better mix. The bluetooth for playing music sometimes cuts out but I've had a couple calls over bluetooth that didn't have that issue so that could be my phone. When my phone is plugged into the usb for Android Auto, the music, calls, and maps all work great. Much better than the stock unit. Bonus, when using the backup camera and a text comes through, the notification doesn't obstruct my view like the stock one did. Overall, happy with my upgrade!

Pros: Android Auto works great. Very clear sound even with stock speakers. Decent price for the features included. Clean look. Notifications don't obstruct backup camera.

Cons: Doesn't support AUX.

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Crutchfield customer from Newport News, VA on 11/27/2021

2005 Honda Civic

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Works perfectly with phone

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Crutchfield customer from Juneau, AK on 11/25/2021

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Great unit so Glad they had it in stock at a good price.

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Crutchfield customer from Pendleton, OR on 11/23/2021

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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So far so good. I like the features. It's clean and fits nicely in the truck. I like the advanced adjustments for the channel output. You can really fine tune your music with this.

Pros: Clean appearance. Fine tuning for sound quality. Compatibility with electronic devices. A lot of radio for the money.

Cons: Haven't actually found any yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Franklinton, NC on 11/21/2021

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Very easy install. Still learning all the capabilities. Good value.

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Not the best

Crutchfield customer from Mocksville, NC on 11/21/2021

2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Not a big fan. Apple car play constantly messes up where it says device not supported. My vehicle doesn't have a parking brake wire so I can't go in and change any settings without buying a park brake simulator or whatever. You'd think for $400 it wouldn't have this many stupid flaws. Trading it for a $100 dual head unit that works twice as good

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Connectivity sucks and features suck

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Great base radio

Crutchfield customer from Chino Hills, CA on 11/20/2021

2018 Kia Soul

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Always loved alpine. Great sound and as easy or as hard as you want to be for setup. The android auto is a little touchy sometimes but other then that not bad.

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Crutchfield customer from Louisiana on 11/20/2021

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The android auto continuing to disconnect all the time after a few mintues this is the only reason I bought the radio and the mic doesn't work with the phone connect with the radio . Really have totally lost faith .. and I have tried working it with several different phone issue is the same

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Just like factory stereos in most new cars and trucks

Crutchfield customer from Waterport, NY on 11/18/2021

2012 Ram 1500

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I bought this head unit because I wanted car play. I didn't need all the super fancy features like changing backgrounds and assigning hot keys or startup animations and all that other garbage. I wanted modern function like what all the '17-'22 new cars get with CarPlay or android auto. I went from the original Uconnect head unit and the factory installed Alpine speaker system in my '12 Ram Laramie to this car play head unit and now I have all the features you would expect out of any of todays newest cars and trucks. Paired with the factory Alpine speaker system makes for a great sound. Only suggestion would be to include wiring alterations in directions to avoid having to pull the dash apart again to make the adjustments for phone calls. Hook up the rear speaker wiring from the head unit to the front speaker inputs on the adapter harness (green head unit outputs to gray adapter inputs & violet head unit outputs to white adapter inputs) leave all other speaker connections "disconnected" as they are not needed with the factory Alpine system otherwise you won't be able to hear whoever your on the phone with. Base level stereo systems you would hook up color to color like your supposed to. Car play works just like you expect it to do in full. Access to maps, music, phone and Siri voice texting all at once. So far, now that my wiring screw up is fixed, I couldn't be happier.

Pros: Fit (with only very minor modification) Sleek & seamless design Full Car Play functionality

Cons: Factory 2channel Alpine speaker system require wiring modification that should be included with instructions so consumers don't have to take dash apart a second time.

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Crutchfield customer from Melbourne, FL on 11/17/2021

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The advertized display shows icons for both carplay and android auto on the main screen which, in reality, is inaccurate. It only displays one icon at a time at a time (the one plugged in). None of the other icons disappear (such as sirius XM) when not accessable , they are simply dimmed. I assumed it would be the same for carplay and android auto. A bit misleading. Other than that it is a good buy.

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Alpine iLX-W650 in 1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 11/15/2021

1995 Cadillac Sedan de Ville

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Good sound and functionality. Crutchfield does not show this as compatible with the 1995 Sedan DeVille which technically it isn't. However, making it fit is easy since the factory radio is double DIN sized. Just remove the mounting tabs from the factory radio and fashion them to the new Alpine unit. To do this, I took some flat corner brackets available from Home Depot and screwed into some existing mounting holes of the Alpine head unit. I used external power amplifiers, so this review doesn't include the on-board amplifiers to connecting directly speakers.

Pros: Android Auto works great. Sound quality is good through external amplifiers.

Cons: Screen resolution isn't very high def. Cannot custom arrange icons on screen. No direct access to/from tone controls; it takes two to three icons to access.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Craig from Troy, NY on 11/15/2021

2003 Toyota Tundra

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Overall very nice unit with some flaws. Love the ability to run a split screen with nav and spotify/ music. Fast response time to touchscreen. Major problem is Iphones series 11 and later are having issues with very low mic volume. my voice is inaudible to the other caller. Earlier iphones don't seem to have this issue. This makes the unit extremely frustrating. I need to have good call quality. Major flaw in an otherwise strong package.

Pros: fast clear display great sound

Cons: mic volume too low

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Amazing SOUND!!!

John from Colorado Spgs, CO on 11/15/2021

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Amazing sound. Easy setup. Install via Crutchfield directions and supplied interfaces went well!! Works very well with factory Monsoon Amplifier and factory speakers. May upgrade those in the near future.

Pros: Excellent sound and easy menus.

Cons: Parking Brake interlock is a pain.

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Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 11/15/2021

2009 Toyota Tundra

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Exactly what I wanted. Does Android Auto and Apple Carplay, Bluetooth audio and cameras which were the main requirements for my wife and I. Put one in her 4runner and my Tundra.

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Crutchfield customer from Detroit, MI on 11/15/2021

2012 Buick Regal

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Nice powerful head unit. I would give it 5 stars but it's just missing a couple customization features

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Nice!

Crutchfield customer from Henrico, VA on 11/14/2021

2013 Toyota Highlander

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I purchased this for Apple CarPlay and overall it's a nice little head unit. It is VERY shallow so beware of this for certain applications that may benefit from a more traditional device. It's a little annoying that you're locked out of certain features unless you're in park but overall I'm happy with my purchase.

Pros: Price, CarPlay

Cons: Shallow depth, parking brake signal requirement for all features

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Crutchfield customer from Homer, AK on 11/14/2021

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It doesn't do external temperature so was a bit disappointed with that but otherwise nice replacement.

Pros: Good replacement for the backup camera in the rear view mirror.

Cons: No external temperature that I have found.

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Crutchfield customer from Winter Garden, FL on 11/14/2021

2016 Scion FR-S

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Nice car stereo. With the installation kit it comes with, it fitted and looks like original on my 2016 Scion-FRS dashboard. A full Android & iPod auto. Worth its price.

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No RDS or SirusXM Art

Ken from NORTH WALES, PA on 11/12/2021

2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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Disappointed it does not support RDS or SirusXM album art or channel art. In this day-and-age, no reason why those basic features would not be supported.

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Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 11/11/2021

2001 Porsche 911 Carrera

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The overall performance of the Alpine receiver exceeded expectations. The installation kit and wiring harness made the installation straight forward. Excellent technical support from the Crutchfield team.

Pros: East to use features and outstanding sound quality

Cons: None.

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Great stereo

Crutchfield customer from Mission Viejo, CA on 11/11/2021

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Great replacement radio. Very helpful install and customer service.

Pros: Nice touchscreen. Easy to use. Looks great

Cons: Brake disengagement mechanism is inconvenient to use settings.

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Crutchfield customer from Collinsville, IL on 11/11/2021

2015 Ford Transit Cargo

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Great radio with tons of easy to navigate features

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Shallow Chassis saves the day

James from Florida on 11/9/2021

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You just cant beat Crutchfield's prices and knowledge base The Radio is exactly what I needed, I bought a Double Din Dash Kit for my 2005 Dodge 1500 and wanted a radio that had CarPlay Because this radio is shallow I did not have to cut the dash shell out to fit the radio, Super Clean sound with that 4volts of RCA outputs, Car Play is where its at for safety and keeping your eyes and hands on the road instead of holding a phone and trying to figure out directions The Radio comes with a nice USB cable but I bought the one that has a mount for custom installed, drilled a whole and it looks stock Picture has plastic protection on screen but you can see the USB port to the right Couldn't be happier

Pros: Carplay Clean sound EQ and XVR has allot of features Waze, Work apps work on this radio like Ring Central ,Teams and others

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Great Tech Support

Wayne from Winfield on 11/7/2021

2019 Toyota Tacoma

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Awesome replacement for my stock Tacoma radio. I needed a Bluetooth radio to listen to music from my SiriusXM app on my phone, this one is perfect. The Crutchfield tech support was better than awesome. How they manage to figure things out over the phone is amazing. I called several times, got a different person every time, but each one knew what questions to ask to get to my problems (not reading the instructions well enough, lol). Crutchfield will always be my go to for electronics form here on out.

Pros: Straightforward layout Good sound Does what it's supposed to do

Cons: None so far

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Alpine W650 - A Nice Upgrade!

Crutchfield customer from Franklin Square, NY on 10/30/2021

2006 Mazda MX5

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Compact unit with good features....have one in service in my '06 Miata replacing a defective original equipment cd player and have ordered two more to upgrade my '05 odyssey and '11 sonata audio systems ...nice being able to project maps from cell phone to display, use car speakers for phone calls, and have replaced my cd collection with one flash drive..AM/FM radio also works well. The Crutchfield face plates and physical and wiring instructions are clear and easy to follow.....also have a backup camera for the Odyssey...not yet installed, will provide comments on that component later......art c

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Very Very impressed!

Chris from Brownsburg, IN on 10/23/2021

2009 Mitsubishi Galant

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I'm very pleased with this! I also got the small Alpine amp for the back of the radio. Super Impressed. I've had Pioneer high end receivers in my cars for over 30 years. This is the first Alpine I've owned. The look and feel of it are great. Crutchfield did my wiring so it was a snap to install. I mainly just use the USB and I have a 16gb drive that it reads my FLAC music perfectly. I have Kicker L7's on 3k watts, and the 6x9's and 6.5's sound crystal clear now. Bass is just EXTREME! Dont believe all the negative reviews. I went to other sites and read their reviews, and no one else on the other sites seems to have these issues. I'd say its a user installation issue. Mines A1! Loving it!

Pros: super easy to install. all the functions you need. super easy to add a amp. brings life to old vehicles. price point is nice.

Cons: I wish it had a second USB port, or a aux jack. It's not a deal breaker at all. Just would have been nice. Also, you cant get a remote for this. So if you want easier control, get a steering wheel adapter. I'm still reaching for a knob on the radio. lol. not really a con, you'll get used to it.

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Emad from Verona, NJ on 10/22/2021

2014 Ford E Series

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I lost faith in Alpine after this unit. its the most horrible head unit you can ever buy. absolute horrible sound. i have fosgate speakers but this unit produced the worst signal. the sound is so flat that i swear i get clearer sound from my $5 portable speaker. i ended up putting my factory OEM head unit. what a waste of money.

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Emad, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. While your order is beyond Crutchfield's 60-day return policy, please feel free to reach out to our Tech Support team for help, or for information about the 1-year Alpine warranty on this receiver. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Beautiful unit for the price point

Crutchfield customer from Palm Desert, CA on 10/20/2021

2002 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Love this unit. It is a great upgrade from the stock unit that was in our 2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD. Installation was a breeze and much easier since I used the ready made cable service from Crutchfield. The display is bright and easy to read. It's only been a week, but I'm really happy so far.

Pros: Small unit Bright Display Great price point

Cons: Settings panel is a little awkward to get in to

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Excellent unit.

Crutchfield customer from Shelbyville, KY on 10/20/2021

2017 Honda Ridgeline

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Excellent head unit. Has all the functionality. Only drawback is the alpine microphone. Could use a better mic out of the box.

Pros: functionality

Cons: microphone

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Mic volume to low

Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 10/19/2021

2006 Lincoln Mark LT

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Mic for phone calls are weak everyone say they can barely hear you. and mic is turned all the way up.

Pros: Decent sound with stock speakers

Cons: Not plug and play, screen constantly shows smudges, carplay should be through bluetooth not lightning cord.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Dalton, GA on 10/19/2021

2004 Jeep Wrangler

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Easy to install. Easy to operate. Sounds great

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Forest, VA on 10/18/2021

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Great product!

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 10/18/2021

2007 Toyota Camry

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Excellent product and a very reasonable price. Crutchfields customer service was great.

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Average option

Crutchfield customer from Matthews, NC on 10/18/2021

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Average sound, no HD Radio capability and no Maestro iDatalink compatibility.

Pros: Easy to use interface

Cons: Lack of feature set Spotty Bluetooth No HD Radio No iDatalink compatibility

Crutchfield response on 10/19/2021
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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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Woodstock, GA on 10/17/2021

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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Works great functions extremely well. Upgraded Sirrius/XM reciver from GM factory to SXV300 no more signal fade in and out. (kept factory antenna on roof with antenna extension ) Kit From the install phone help line was a great help in finalizing the wiring setup.

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Crutchfield customer from El Cajon, CA on 10/17/2021

2008 Toyota Sequoia

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Best to unit for the money!!!

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Very nice radio!

Crutchfield customer from Waynesburg , PA on 10/17/2021

2015 Dodge Dart

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Super nice radio that's been going strong for a few years. All the right features.

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Great Unit

Kevin from Castleberry Al on 10/16/2021

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Love this stereo, sounds great !!! Love the Apple CarPlay there isn't much this thing can't do

Pros: Easy to use Looks great Sounds awesome

Cons: None

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Ehh

jon from Fayetteville, AR on 10/2/2021

2011 Nissan Titan

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Was great for a while then started the glitches and unresponsiveness and imagine right when the warranty expires no sound turns on everything seems to be working except nothing, Alpine use to have awesome products then i bought this wow.

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So So Unit

Brandon from Blue Springs, MO on 9/25/2021

2012 Chevrolet Express

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For the most part, this unit is solid. It's essay to use. Some phones connect automatically some don't. I hate the park brake setting and unsetting and resetting again to access the Bluetooth and other options.

Pros: Ready to use, Control stress in a logical location. Sounds good. Easy to install.

Cons: Park brake release requirement, some I phones connect some don't.

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Broke after 6 months

Jose from MENIFEE, CA on 9/25/2021

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Had many issues since the beginning. Audio would cut out for no reason. I would have to turn the truck off and on for it to work again. The latest is the display stopped working. The touchscreen part works as I can touch where I remembered where certain buttons were. However, the screen display is completely dead. Would not recommend this radio. I have had several Alpine radios in the past without any issues.

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Jose, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. While your order is beyond Crutchfield's 60-day return policy, please feel free to reach out to our Tech Support team for help, or for information about the 1-year Alpine warranty on this receiver. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Not worth a cent of your money

David from Vancouver, WA on 9/14/2021

2014 Toyota RAV4

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Complete garbage. An absolute regretful waste of money. It's glitchy, inconsistent with both android auto and CarPlay. volume adjustment is a nightmare. Poor responsiveness on the touch screen. the double finger volume swipe.... sound nice, but works terribly. Now it freezes and blasts a horn-like sound that will only stop if you pull over and restart the vehicle. Nothing but headaches with this receiver. So, so, so disappointed. note: install done professionally. ... maybe I'll win that gift card for review and get a different one, lol

Pros: minimallist look

Cons: no option to change background. stock image is tacky. functions poorly, inconsistent. Poor value cost for what you get

Crutchfield response on 9/15/2021
David, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. While your order is beyond Crutchfield's 60-day return policy, please feel free to reach out to our Tech Support team for help. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Glitchy Android Auto/Apple Carplay

Albertico from Austin, TX on 9/9/2021

2008 Nissan Altima

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I chose this unit for a number of reasons. I love my unit, but one of the biggest selling points for me does not work. I wanted a unit with android auto/apple carplay function. This ILX-W650 comes with both, but as soon as I plug in my phone, the unit goes crazy. I get a million notifications on my phone saying that it is connected, and the unit itself continues to display "device not supported". I really wanted a unit with android auto/apple carplay, my advice is to get a unit like pioneer or boss. I have no problems with the bluetooth function. The unit is awesome with it's capability to be paired with it's mini amplifier, which I have. Other than no android auto/apple carplay, this unit performs well.

Pros: Able to be paired with mini amplifier Subwoofer input signals Dual camera input Fast loading screen when starting vehicle Slide two fingers left or right to skip songs Slide two fingers up or down to lower volume

Cons: Dysfunctional android auto Dysfunctional apple carplay Volume buttons are too small; I often accidentally rewind a song on a bumpy car ride when trying to raise or lower volume

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Crappy head unit

John from Pembroke Pines ,fl on 8/18/2021

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Big mistake! Went from a pioneer to this thing. BT connection is horrible. People can barely hear me. My front speakers were making a popping sound. And now are completely gone. No sound terrible hear unit

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Centerville, GA on 8/13/2021

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Look good so far

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USB Cable/Port is Terrible

Crutchfield customer from VA on 7/31/2021

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My one complaint is how terrible the USB port is on this unit. I initially had no issues but now constantly get "device not recognized" errors, regardless of whether or not I use a usb extension between the provided Alpine cable or not. Once I disconnect/reconnect 10 million times it finally works. My only recourse is pull my headunit which I really don't feel like doing, and see if connecting an official Apple cable directly to the USB port will solve the issue with CarPlay. Alpine had issues with this unit and the USB cable they include causing issues, and their solution was ziptie the cable in place during install as per their official website. I think the USB cable is just trash all around and needs to be replaced. I threw the cheapest model Sony with CarPlay in a different vehicle and never had an issue with the USB connection, it was flawless and quite frankly I expect the same of the Alpine. Aside from the USB issues everything else is working as it should. I wish there was a little more customization with even just being able to change the background wallpaper but I can live with it and knew that going in to the purchase.

Pros: Decent settings menu CarPlay (when it works)

Cons: USB cable and/or the port itself is cheap junk No wallpaper customization

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Lansing, MI on 7/26/2021

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Vary good Service

Pros: Nice sound

Cons: Need amp for power

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2009 Ford F150: What they don't tell you for this specific model year

Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, GA on 7/24/2021

2009 Ford F-150 Platinum

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What they don't tell you for my specific Vehicle (2009 Ford F150 Platinum 4x4, No Navigation, No Sony): If you purchase the Crutchfield wiring kit & you pay to have Crutchfield do the wiring for you...again...on this specific 2009 F150 Platinum model...what you will receive as a "plug and play" will NOT work correctly. Explanation: #1. I ordered another radio (not this Alpine) because it was in stock along with Dash Kit, Metra harness, Crutchfield wiring service. When I received the radio, wiring harness & plug and play instructions...the left side speakers/fader (driver/passenger) were not working correctly. I called Crutchfield tech service. Spoke with multiple Techs. We used meters to check for "continuity." Final conclusion by Crutchfield Tech: "Radio is defective. Let's do an exchange." Um, you have ZERO inventory due to the global micro chip shortage caused by recent events. Tech: "Let's just send it all back, wait for inventory & start again." #2. I ordered this Alpine as a scratch & dent (got a great deal & was told Crutchfield "bench tests" all returns), Dash kit, Metra harness & Crutchfield wiring service. Plugged it all in. Same exact issue with the speakers/balance/fader. Called and talked again to multiple Techs. Result: I figured it out. I asked the Tech to confirm to me the factory wiring harness pin/wire colors to the Metra/Crutchfield kit. 3 wires were wrong on Crutchfield side. To correct this, Tech said they'd "make notes" for my particular model year (2009).

Pros: I bought an Alpine (scratch and dent). After my 3 week installation venture, I now understand the Amp/Speaker wiring of my 2009 Ford F150 Platinum, No Navigation, No Sony better than most. I never lost or dropped a screw during the MULTIPLE install/uninstall attempts. I am probably going to get some Rockford Fosgate P1683 6x8's (what ever happened to 6x9's anyway?) for the front/rear doors. I am hoping that goes smoother than the radio install. I will use Crutchfield again.

Cons: This will be honest: Alpine isn't what it used to be. Alpine made Amps, Speakers for a brand I represented15 years ago. Looks like cost cutting to stay competitive made it's way into Alpine products 15 years later. Still good, but not great. Two words: Braking Brake Still reaching for the volume knob that isn't there Depending on the Tech, I felt I had better "trouble shooting" thought process in the conversation. Close car door when on with Rep/Tech. The ding, ding, ding is is really irritating.

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DO NOT BUY!!! FAULTY OUTPUT SIGNAL!!!

Crutchfield customer from TACOMA, WA on 7/19/2021

2006 Lexus ES330

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Trash!!!! Do not buy this head unit. The output signal circuit blows on these every time. Alpine will not help you nor will Crutchfield.

Pros: Compact

Cons: Faulty circuits that cause no sound. Poor QC. And no support from alpine.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Joe from WINTHROP HARBOR, IL on 7/14/2021

2006 Ford Econoline

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Restarts Android Auto every 30-60 seconds ,Radio reception horrible . I would stick with Kenwood seems to be better built.

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Joe contacted our Tech Support team for help. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Shuts off for no reason

Matt from REEDSBURG, WI on 7/8/2021

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Radio isn't consistent. Restarts for no reason and drops android auto without warning. Since installing I have removed the unit 3 separate times to check that all wiring connections are tight. Nothing has come loose and all crimped connections (done by crutchfield employees) are solid. Still doesn't work properly.

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Would buy again

SERGIO from HOUSTON, TX on 7/7/2021

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Purchased this late 2020, been riding around with it for 6 months or so. The only thing I have trouble with is with Android auto and its google app. When you turn up the volume, the google mic sometimes thinks your calling it. It catches the voice in the music and it pauses. Other than that, great radio Side note* added the 450 amp and JBL Speakers

Pros: Music is crisp. Easy to use. Bluetooth connects easily

Cons: The google mic sometimes thinks your calling it. It catches the voice in the music and it pauses.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Guest from Swayzee, IN on 7/3/2021

1995 Ford F Series

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Great unit and easy to get things set how you want. Not impressed with only 1 usb and it being in the rear. Should be another in the front. Biggest issue is that while on phone call with phone connected, mic cuts out. Have had unit replaced with refurb from Alpine but same issue. Was told it was the phone (Galaxy S9+). Upgraded phones this spring and made sure everything was up to date. Still having issues and Alpine wants me to PAY to send it in to be LOOKED AT. Their unit isn't functioning properly and is the 2nd one in 2 years to do same thing and they don't want to take the blame. Will buy another similar unit when i have the chance and tell Alpine to stick it.

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Defective, No Solution from Crutchfield or Alpine

Crutchfield customer from Mason, OH on 6/28/2021

2019 Honda Civic

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The unit randomly switched to the rear-view camera during operation, disabling the touchscreen interface, and couldn't be switched back. Multiple communications to Alpine got me only one response (which was useless), and Crutchfield didn't have a solution either. I'm returning everything for a refund, and I won't do business with Alpine or Crutchfield again.

Pros: It fit

Cons: It did not work

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

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issue after issue

Noel from Lafayette, LA on 6/26/2021

2001 GMC Yukon

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Thought this would be a good radio for my 2nd vehicle. Problem after problem. First the microphone didn't work, Crutchfield sent a new one. 2 months later the remote wire for my amp stopped working and sometimes the audio is just not there. Called Alpine 3 times and cannot get someone to take this back and send me a new one. Crutchfield has always been top notch, and I thought Alpine was also, not so much. Never will I buy another alpine, anything.

Pros: Looks good when working works great

Cons: Alpine is not what it used to be.

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Meh. But good enough for my beater car.

Guest from Toronto, ON on 6/23/2021

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Purchased from Crutchfield and installed myself a few months ago. Package arrived in good order and included all the items that I needed. That said, I needed to search around for installation videos as the instructions are not very clear and the mounting kit for my vehicle was not easy to deal with. The actual unit is not great. I have yet to test with my iPhone, but Android phone audio stutters/clips the high notes on some songs when played via USB cable in Android Auto. Bluetooth is fine for the same songs using the Alpine native player, but defeats the purpose of Android Auto and I have applied the latest firmware update. Otherwise, for my basic needs it's adequate. The touch screen is responsive and bright and the Bluetooth for phone calls is as expected. Would still buy it again for my 10 yr old vehicle, but disappointed with the USB audio issue. If it persists with the iPhone, then the issue is with the head unit and I would give this a 1 star, as it is, I will give Alpine the benefit of the doubt and lay the blame on Google for now.

Pros: Works fine for my basic Android Auto needs.

Cons: Possible problem with USB cable audio playback.

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Mostly approved

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/23/2021

2004 BMW 5 Series

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So far ok I guess I just expected it to be a little better and it should absolutely come with a remote

Pros: It's an alpine and comes quite good w/ all the features for the price

Cons: No remote if it it had that and more features and stronger output it would be almost perfect

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Awesome entry-level unit

Crutchfield customer from ROSEVILLE, MI on 6/22/2021

2015 Kia Optima

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I have a 2015 Kia Optima with the basic stock radio. I decided on this model paired with a CUL-03 Backup camera. Crutchfield recommend all accessories that would be needed to complete the install. The only frustrating thing was 75% of my dash had to be removed to get the old radio out but the new equipment installed flawlessly and actually looks very close to an OEM install. I didn't need super high end. I wanted simple with apple Car Play and that is what the iLX-W650 provides. Perhaps it may be too simple, but at this price point, Im not complaining at all. The sound is decent. I would not hesitate to order from Crutchfield again. Their shipping is unbelievable. Even in pandemic when everything is running slow, my parts were delivered within two days. Super Happy.

Pros: simple and easy to use OEM Look Decent sound for the price Apple Car Play

Cons: Non so far.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Crutchfield customer from Auburn, WA on 6/16/2021

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Just what I was looking for very happy ??

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Piece of junk

Melvin from Belton, TX on 6/12/2021

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Well it sounds great........sd long as every time you turn the key on you go to settings and redo all equalizer settings. It will not auto set to custom settings ever.

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Its ok for the price

Guest from Tarrant county, TX on 6/9/2021

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It's decent for the price but has plenty of drawbacks. Not aux which drives me nuts/ it does not save p-eq settings so if you spent hours tuning then accidentally press another "button" guess what....too bad. No customisable background. Station tuning quality is not the best or may just be my antenna. And ect. It's a good basic radio but if you're a little more advanced/serious in the car audio world just go with a better one.

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Alpine iLX-W650 Radio Install

Larry from Edison, Ga on 6/8/2021

2016 Honda Fit LX

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Great radio. Very loud even without the amplifier pack. Apple CarPlay works as advertised. Installation was a breeze. One small technical issue (probably me) and a quick call to Crutchfield had me straighten out. All over the phone. I purchased my radio from scratch and dent and it was on sale even cheaper the next day. Chatted with the representative and got refunded the difference. All aspects of the customer service experience is top notch. Very professional and knowledgeable.

Pros: Great radio Outstanding Customer Service Outstanding Tech Support Easy Installation Very shallow radio with a big screen Alpine Quality

Cons: None. Love the radio and customer service. I will continue to buy all my electronics from here. Consider me a lifetime Crutchfield member.

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Nice unit

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

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

Pros: Easy install quality unit sounds great.

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Alpine Use to Be Better

Mick from Corpus Christi, TX on 6/7/2021

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Don't buy Alpine iLX-W650 - First unit came defective, no speaker power through the alpine wiring harness to the ALPINE KTA-450 Amp. The second unit touch screen started becoming unresponsive after about 6 months of use, only getting worse . Now the car has to be turned off and on, to get the radio to work again. Its also true about the noise heard when at low volume and having to have the microphone practically in your mouth when using handsfree during a phone call. ALPINE use to mean quality, now it means headaches. Crutchfield told me, I have to go through ALPINE for warranty. Called ALPINE, they offered me a REFURBISHED unit. Crutchfield, agreed to take the radio back. But now I'm stuck with a KTA-450 which was bought specifically for the ALPINE radio which now has to be relocated, as it will not fit another radio. Crutchfield rejected my request to take back the matching KTA-450 Amp saying "it's still working" This whole experience has left a bad taste in my mouth

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Good, but with problems

Crutchfield customer from OLYMPIA, WA on 6/4/2021

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Over all it is a fine unit. There are a few things that really bug me: - The volumes adjustment is really hard when you are driving, well just a but hard as i miss the -/+ quite often. I would prefer a knob- call me old fashion. - i am not sure why there is a syriumfm(sp) app on the unit and it cannot be uninstalled. I don't and will probably never use it. - apple CarPlay doesn't live up to the apple quality I expect - perhaps that has nothing to do with the unit itself. The one thing that is the most problematic to me is the incoming call volume- it doesn't seem to be adjustable and it is way too loud!!! - The backup camera interface isn't great. It was working fine, but i have been having it act weird lately and I suppose i will need to check the wiring. It is MHO that the connection is not great, it has a basic plug in the back and it is not snug enough and needs a better way to connect to the unit.

Pros: Fits truck Nice sound Mostly easy enough to install Easy access to CarPlay

Cons: Volume control a bit small Volume settings limited Back facing usb port - should be on the front of the unit

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So good I bought a second one

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

2011 Toyota RAV4

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

Pros: Sensitive screen, short depth, intuitive controls.

Cons: None

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

1998 Chevrolet Camaro

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

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On point!

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

2002 Ford F-150

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Worth every penny

Pros: How so much features it awesome!

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2001 Jeep Wrangler

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

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Killer

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

2003 Chevrolet S10

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

Pros: Quick, small, strong

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This is a very good radio for the price

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

2016 Jeep Wrangler

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

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Disappointed

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

2012 Subaru Outback

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

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2004 Ford F-150

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Sounds great and the microphone is clear

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Great Replacement for the Subaru Stock Unit.

Stephen from Nutley,NJ on 5/20/2021

2014 Subaru Impreza

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

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

Cons: None so far

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

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

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

2011 Honda CR-Z

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

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Great Unit

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

2008 Ford Escape

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Great Unit, very easy to Install

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Very Nice

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

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Got more than I expected for the features great value also

Pros: Value Easy to use and install great display

Cons: None

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Awesome stereo

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

2009 Chevrolet Colorado

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

Pros: Easy install, great sound, easy to navigate

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

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Love it

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

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

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

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Best price for stereo.

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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

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

2016 Honda Accord Sport

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

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Big on what you don't see

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

2003 Honda CRV EX

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

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Great Stereo.

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

2008 Ford F-150

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

Pros: Easy to install and operate.

Cons: Microphone could use an upgrade.

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

2002 Pontiac Firebird

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Sounds great!! I love it!!

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

1996 Ford F Series

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

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

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Everything was as expected

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

2018 Toyota Tundra

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

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Amazing Value

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

2015 Hyundai Sonata SE

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

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Awesome unit

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

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great system. I am beyond happy with this purchase.

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

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Really like the Apple CarPlay. Have always loved Alline

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Great product

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

2004 Chevrolet Suburban

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Great product for a good price. Easy installation.

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

2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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

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

2011 Dodge Challenger

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puro chuky

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Android Auto Disconnects

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

2000 Ford Excursion

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

Pros: Nice looking and easy to use.

Cons: Android Auto

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2010 Ford F-150 Platinum

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

Pros: Apple car play feature works great

Cons: The white noise (hissing)at lower volume

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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

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Alpine Disappoints!

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

2006 Nissan Titan

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

Pros: Touch screen and blue tooth

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

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

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

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Shipped quickly with great customer support for installation.

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Most functions not working

Michael from Yuma, AZ on 5/12/2021

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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

Pros: Looked nice

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

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great radio

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

2002 Honda Civic EX

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

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

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

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Well worth the cost of admission

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

2005 Honda Accord LX

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Easy operation and intuitive display

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Alpine iLX-W650

Ed from Mansfield, TX on 5/12/2021

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

Pros: Quick screen response and price

Cons: None yet.

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This is the one!

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

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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

Pros: High level for price point Shallow size helps tremendously

Cons: Parking brake nonsense to make settings

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2008 Honda Civic EX

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Great stereo for the price

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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

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iLX= W650

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

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Great radio easy to install.

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

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

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Alpine & Crutchfield

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

2012 Toyota Sienna

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Product is great. Crutchfield brings it all together.

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

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

Kenneth from Kaunakakai, HI on 5/8/2021

2013 GMC Sierra

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

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Love Love Love this head unit

Kevin from ALLEN, TX on 5/7/2021

2007 Ford F-150

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

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Decent, but some serious drawbacks

Tom from Waxhaw, NC on 5/6/2021

2006 Mazda MX5

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

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Very Nice Stereo

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

1992 Ford F Series

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

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

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

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Sounds Great at a Reasonable Price

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

2005 Jaguar S-Type

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

Pros: CarPlay Sound Quality Design/style

Cons: Lack of Customization Lack of RDS

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Sold for the price

Jay from Davenport, IA on 5/3/2021

2014 Subaru Forester

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

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

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

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Good Unit. Would Recommend. Only 1 minor issue.

Thomas from WAUSEON, OH on 5/3/2021

2010 Honda Civic LX

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

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

Cons: Advertised 2 finger volume control does not work.

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Mediocre head unit.

Brad from Hinesville, GA on 5/2/2021

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

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

Vincent from Baileyton on 4/30/2021

2011 GMC Sierra

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Owned one in me Silverado and buying on for my GMC

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2005 Toyota Sienna

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

Pros: Helpful tips and instructions for products Great communication.

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

1995 Ford E Series

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

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Good radio, bad CarPlay.

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

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2014 Freightliner Sprinter Cargo

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

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

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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

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2000 Miata Install

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

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Looks like factory option in 2000 Miata

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2016 Rav4 SE

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

2016 Toyota RAV4

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Great radio.

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

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Perfect Upgrade

Paul from Elverson, PA on 4/20/2021

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2007 Toyota 4Runner

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

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

Cons: Wish it came in an 8" screen

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Not good

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

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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

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

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Parking signal doesnt work

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

2005 Hummer H2

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

Pros: Great looking screen

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

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

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Great unit!

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

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

Pros: Everything works just as described.

Cons: Wish it had a larger screen.

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

2011 Chevrolet Suburban

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

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

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

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Wonderful service and quality!!

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

2008 Pontiac G6

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

Pros: The whole thing is a pro.

Cons: No cons at all.

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Alpine iLX-W650

Donald from Concord, NC on 4/19/2021

2005 Jeep Wrangler

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

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

Cons: None that I can think of

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A little less perfect than I expected

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

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

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

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

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Pompano Beach

Enrique from Pompano Beach on 4/17/2021

2011 Mazda MX5

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

Pros: disappointed with android auto

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

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

2015 Mazda MX5

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

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

2010 Subaru Impreza

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

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Save your money and time

Samantha from Naugatuck, CT on 4/16/2021

2013 Jeep Wrangler

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

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

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

Crutchfield response on 4/27/2021
Samantha contacted our Customer Support team and exchanged for another receiver. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Raymond from Wallingford, VT on 4/15/2021

2015 GMC Sierra 1500

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

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This deck is awesome! Very happy.

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

Ryan from Kerrville, TX on 4/15/2021

2005 Toyota Tundra

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2003 Dodge Ram 3500

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

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Alpine iLX-W650

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

2009 Ford Mustang

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Very fast and responsive. It also looks aesthetically great!

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A basic Auto/Carplay unit that is very useful.

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

2002 Toyota Avalon

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

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

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

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I love this receiver

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

2003 Chevrolet Suburban

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

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