The ICS-X7HD has the features and look to please both iPhone® and Android™ users from Siri Eyes Free Mode and Aha integration to MirrorLink integration. Smartphone users will enjoy the ICS-X7HD’s that’s similar to the everyday functions they use on their phones such as selecting, dragging and dropping your favorite apps.
Price: U.S. $800.00
Professional installation available at authorized retailers.
The ICS-X7HD is available with support for Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. Through the ICS-X7HD, customers with a compatible iPhone* running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. To further minimize distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further with an “Eyes Free Mode” which enables you to interact with your iPhone using nothing more than your voice while keeping your device’s screen from lighting up.
*Siri is available in beta only on iPhone® 4S, iPhone® 5, iPad® (3rd and 4th generations), iPad® mini and iPod® touch (5th generation), and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.
Aha by HARMAN™ can be launched through the iPhone on the ICS-X7HD and aggregates thousands of apps, giving you access to everything from web-based music, news, social media, podcasts, audio books and live weather information, to a customizable “Hungry” and “Hotel” station of nearby restaurants and hotels. Users simply install the free Aha App on their iPhone® to access the Aha content. When the iPhone® is connected to the ICS-X7HD via USB, the driver can store the phone and enjoy and control Aha directly from the ICS-X7HD.
It’s convenient to control your iPod or iPhone in the car – enjoy seamless operation of your iPod in addition to full control of all your favorite media sources. Control all search options of your iPod directly from the ICS-X7HD via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcast or Composer. The USB connection allows for high-quality iPod playback and delivers an even faster access speed so you’ll find songs as quickly as you expect to find them on your iPod.
Get access to and control of all the songs from your iPod or iPhone right from the head unit! Large music libraries are no problem with a faster connection speed and QuickSearch featuring Alphabet Search, you can easily scroll through long lists of music by skipping through the letters of the alphabet. Once you find the letter you want, you can jump to the exact song!
Note: MP3 device or cell phone can only be independently controlled through the head unit when using the USB connection, not with the AUX connection.
Visit the Apple site to identify your iPod model.
You can also easily view and control your iPod* movies directly from the ICS-X7HD screen, to enjoy when your vehicle is parked.
*With the exception of Lightning Connector devices
The ICS-X7HD uses a USB connection for newer iPods that provides ultra-fast digital data transfer so songs and video are loaded instantly through the receiver, on-screen. Thanks to USB, you can also alternatively plug in a USB thumb drive loaded with music.
Listen to even more music from your iPhone or iPod with App Direct Mode. This new feature offers basic app control (Play, Pause, Track Forward, Track Back) and displays metadata directly on the head unit from numerous third-party apps so that you can enjoy your drive even more and expand your listening choices without fumbling with your phone.
Get access to and control of all the songs from your iPod or iPhone right from the head unit! Large music libraries are no problem with a faster connection speed. With Quick Search featuring Alphabet Search, you can easily scroll through long lists of music by skipping through the letters of the alphabet. Once you find the letter you want, you can jump to the exact song! With so many ways to listen to thousands of songs, now you can get super-fast access to Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre and Composer.
Upgrade your sound experience and expand your entertainment choices by adding SiriusXM satellite radio to your ICS-X7HD. Using the SXV200 Vehicle Connect Tuner and a SiriusXM subscription (both required and sold separately), you get access to an expanded channel lineup of new and exclusive commercial-free music, sports and comedy that includes SiriusXM Latino, a new suite of Spanish-language programming. The ICS-X7HD lets you control SiriusXM features including iTunes® Tagging; SiriusXM Replay™ for pause, rewind and replay of up to 30 minutes of live SiriusXM content; Song Alert and Artist Alert for notifications when a favorite song or artist is playing on any channel; and Game Alert™ for notifications when your favorite teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL or college football and basketball leagues are playing live.
In a different mood? Feel like changing up the background color to match your interior? The ICS-X7HD offers five different display base colors to choose from: black, blue, red, green and amber.
For unrivaled sound quality, expect nothing less than the best. ICS-X7HD uses a 24-Bit DAC for ultimate sound quality with all your digital media sources.
Select from 10 different EQ modes to get the best sound from all your sources (Flat/Pops/Rock/News/Jazz/Elec Dance/Hip Hop/Easy Lis/Country/Classical). If the Equalizer presets aren’t enough for your listening taste, there’s a 9-Band Parametric Equalizer you can adjust and save as a user preset for a better sound response curve.
MirrorLink takes content from compatible smartphones and “mirrors” this information onto the ICS-X7HD’s 7-inch screen. At this point, the phone’s functions are transferred to the ICS-X7HD, for easy control from the dash and allowing the phone to be safely stored away. Phone functions that can be used via MirrorLink include navigation, music streaming and hands-free phone calls. MirrorLink is an automotive standard developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium.
Stream music from your Android or Blackberry smartphone using Alpine’s Advanced technology. Enjoy easy wireless operation of your favorite Pandora channels with Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down buttons directly on the faceplate, QuickSearch features, and even create new Pandora stations and bookmark your favorite tunes on-the-go. Alpine’s Media XPander PRO DSP-Sound Expansion circuitry ensures the best possible sound for streaming music from your Pandora connection. To enjoy the same great Pandora features from your iPhone, simply connect the included iPod/iPhone audio/video cable.
Note: Third party services may not be available in all areas; please contact an authorized retailer for coverage in your area.
Don’t fuss or fiddle with your phone and say goodbye to uncomfortable headsets and earpieces. Most importantly, stay focused on safe driving. The ICS-X7HD is equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology so you can carry on your phone conversations in the car without additional adapters.
Do you have a large music library on your phone? The ICS-X7HD can stream and control your phone's music via Bluetooth, A2DP and AVRCP profiles. Want to listen to your iPhone without plugging-in? Stream your music via Bluetooth. Whether you have music on your iPhone locally, on iTunes Match or select third-party audio apps, the ICS-X7HD can stream your tunes!
This unit comes with all that’s needed for Bluetooth convenience. The CDE-SXM145BT comes with a tuned microphone that’s engineered to reduce noise interference and feedback. Place the microphone where it’s convenient for you, such as on the visor, for the best possible sound quality.
This unit comes with all that’s needed for Bluetooth convenience. The ICS-X7HD comes with a tuned microphone that’s engineered to reduce noise interference and feedback. This allows for optimal placement in your car, for the best possible sound quality.
To bring sound balance to your hands-free experience, you can adjust the ICS-X7HD’s mic gain, phone output and ringtone volume. If that’s not enough, there are five sound quality settings to choose from to get the balance just right for you. This flexibility will make your phone calls a pleasurable experience.
If your car has factory Bluetooth steering wheel controls, then it will also control your new ICS-X7HD’s built-in Bluetooth. Or, control your head unit right from your factory installed steering wheel controls by adding a third party adapter. Use an adapter from popular brand names such as Axxess or PAC to add this feature.
Alpine does HD Radio. Get all the music and programming you want to hear in a crystal-clear digital format. FM stations with CD-quality sound and AM stations with FM-quality sound, both with virtually no distortion. Extend your music choice further with multi-casting capability HD1, HD2, and HD3 and you'll hear more talk and music content from the stations you already receive. Alpine’s exclusive Smart Reception Management keeps you tuned in to your favorite HD digital sub-channels, even when you’re in an area with limited digital reception.
Traditional HD Radio equipped tuners will use an auto-switching method when listening to the main & multi-casting channels. It works really well on the main channels, however when listening to a sub-channel, you will be switched back to the main channel if the digital signal is temporarily lost. This interruption can be a frustrating experience to stay engaged on a particular multi-casting channel if the digital signal is weak. Alpine’s solution provides Smart Reception Control through the default setting “Digital MC”. The Digital MC setting uses a Hybrid method of auto-switching analog and digital on the main channel, and uses all-digital for sub-channels. Alpine’s solution keeps you on the channel you desire, resulting in a better overall HD Radio experience.
With Alpine, expect the premium sound your ears deserve. This head unit allows you to customize your crossover adjustments so you can control where you send high and low frequencies, for the best sound from your ICS-X7HD. For a true power upgrade, just add-on the KTP-445A Power Pack to instantly increase your head unit’s power from 18W x 4 RMS to a true 45W x4 RMS (based on CEA-2006 power ratings). Now we’re talking about some serious sound!