CES 2019: Alpine Previews New CarPlay Receivers, One Options Outsized 9-Inch Hovering Display screen
The brand new iLX-W650 receiver includes a seven-inch anti-glare capacitive touchscreen with a shallow chassis that measures 2.4-inches deep, permitting for the system to suit into automobiles that should not have a number of depth behind the dashboard. The receiver has a so-called mech-less design with no CD/DVD slot.
The iLX-W650 additionally options an amp-stacking functionality that allows Alpine’s new KTA-450 amplifier to slot in the open house behind the receiver utilizing an included bracket. The mixed depth of the iLX-W650, KTA-450, and mounting bracket equals lower than the depth of a normal double-DIN chassis.
The iLX-W650 in tandem with the KTA-450 amplifier gained a CES 2019 Innovation Award within the In-Automobile Audio/Video class.
Different options embody customary Bluetooth music playback, SiriusXM readiness, and three 4V pre-outs that permit aftermarket audio system, subwoofers, extra amplifiers, and sound processors to be added. Two digital camera inputs offered individually permit for the addition of a number of cameras, together with a rear-view digital camera.
Alpine additionally added a second mannequin to its Halo9 product lineup. Like final 12 months’s iLX-F309, the brand new iLX-F259 receiver includes a nine-inch capacitive touchscreen that “hovers” over the dashboard, permitting the oversize display to be added to quite a lot of automobiles with out the necessity for customized set up.
The display is connected to an adjustable mount that’s linked to a standard single-DIN chassis. It may be tilted at 4 pre-set angle factors to raised match the lean and top of the dashboard and might be positioned as much as 20mm deeper and as much as 30mm decrease than the default place throughout set up.
Different options of the iLX-F259 embody a mech-less design with no CD/DVD slot, customary Bluetooth music playback, SiriusXM readiness, and one rear-view digital camera enter with the choice so as to add extra digital camera inputs offered individually.
Each receivers have a USB port for connecting an iPhone with a Lightning to USB cable, however Alpine does have a wi-fi CarPlay receiver accessible. Kenwood and JVC additionally unveiled a number of wi-fi CarPlay receivers this week.
The iLX-W650 and iLX-F259 will probably be accessible in March for advised costs of $500 and $800 USD respectively at licensed Alpine retailers.