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January 8th 2019

Alpine Electronics Debuts iLX-W650 Ultra-Shallow AV System with PowerStack

The award-winning system boasts a new interface and 400-watts of DPP power

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 8, 2019) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. today debuted the iLX-W650, a 7-inch mech-less Audio/Video (AV) system with a unique, shallow chassis and an amp-stacking capability called PowerStack. The iLX-W650 in conjunction with the KTA-450 Power Pack Amplifier won a 2019 International CES Innovation Award in the In-Vehicle Audio/Video category. It joins four other currently available Alpine AV/AVN systems.  

“The iLX-W650 and the KTA-450 Power Pack Amplifier create an impressive system that delivers an amazing amount of power without the need for a traditional, secondary amplifier,” said Mike Anderson, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “This combination represents an easy way for our retailers to outfit their customers’ vehicles with upgraded sound.” 

New Features and Connectivity
The iLX-W650 boasts several unique interface and form factor advancements. The new swipe control interface is designed for easy use so drivers can keep their eyes on the road. A two-finger swipe motion moving up, down, left, or right will control volume up, volume down, track skip forward, and track skip back. The two-finger swipe can be done at any location on the touch screen, eliminating the need for the driver to search and touch a specific area for each command.

The iLX-W650 is a mech-less design (no CD/DVD slot) and has a very shallow chassis that measures only 2.4-inches deep. The shallow chassis allows the system to fit into vehicles that do not have a lot of depth behind the dashboard or into other applications that require a small amount of space. Complementing the iLX-W650 is the new KTA-450 Power Pack Amplifier (sold separately). The amplifier measures just 7” W x 3.5” H x 1.25” D and fits in the open space behind the iLX-W650 using the included bracket, creating the PowerStack design. The combined depth of the iLX-W650, KTA-450, and mounting bracket equals less than the depth of a standard 2-DIN chassis. The KTA-450 features Alpine’s exclusive amplifier technology, Dynamic Peak Power (DPP) which delivers bursts of power during dynamic musical passages, essentially doubling the amplifier’s power without increasing its size. When the two products are used together, the system produces 400-watts DPP without the bulk and hassle of a traditional amplifier. The KTA-450 has a one-sided terminal layout for easy installation to the iLX-W650.

Entertainment and System Expansion
The iLX-W650 is compatible with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ with the Google Assistant, and features Bluetooth® wireless technology. It is also SiriusXM-Ready™ (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM® subscription required). A USB port allows for other external devices to be accessed by the iLX-W650. 

The iLX-W650 is equipped with the core building blocks to expand upon the system if desired. Three 4-volt pre-outs allow aftermarket speakers, subwoofers, additional amplifiers and sound processors to be added. Two camera inputs allow for the addition of multiple cameras including a rear-view camera (sold separately). 

Lineup and Availability
The iLX-W650 will be available in March for $500. All five in-dash display models will available at authorized Alpine retailers, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

2019 Alpine Electronics Lineup of AV/AVN Systems:

iLX-W650 WVGA Mech-less Audio/Video (AV) System with PowerStack Capability
7-inch anti-glare capacitive touch screen
Audio, video and Bluetooth® feature set
Compatible with KTA-450 Power Pack Amplifier (sold separately) via PowerStack installation
Two-finger swipe user interface
Works with Apple CarPlay®
Works with Android Auto™ and the Google Assistant
SiriusXM-Ready™ (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM® subscription required)
Works with Pandora® Music for iPhone® and Android™ phones 
FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/HE-AAC music playback via USB
Available March, SRI: $500

INE-W977HD WVGA Mech-less 7-inch Audio/Video/Navigation (AVN) System
7-inch anti-glare capacitive touch screen
Audio, video, navigation and Bluetooth® feature set
Works with Apple CarPlay®
Works with Android Auto™ and the Google Assistant
Touch screen control of accessories via KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately)
Touch screen control of multiple camera systems via KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface (sold separately 
HD Radio™ tuner built-in 
SiriusXM-Ready™ (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM® subscription required)
Works with Pandora® Music for iPhone® and Android™ phones 
FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/HE-AAC music playback via USB
Alpine TuneIt® App integration
Free lifetime HERE® Traffic RDS
Alpine Connect App powered by Airbiquity® with content from Alpine Go!, MyQ®, iHeartRadio®, Yelp®, and Glympse®
My Favorites feature provides custom shortcuts to favorite audio sources, places and phone numbers
HDMI input via KCX-630HD HDMI Selector Interface (sold separately)
HDMI output for digital connection to rear seat entertainment system
Independent dual zone video control for separate front and rear video sources
Compatible with DVE-5300 Add-on DVD Player (sold separately)
SRI: $1,500

iLX-107 Mech-less Audio/Video (AV) System with Wireless Apple CarPlay®
Works with Apple CarPlay® over Wireless
7-inch WVGA display with capacitive touch screen
SiriusXM® programming via the SiriusXM® iPhone app through Apple CarPlay® (requires SiriusXM® subscription, sold separately)
Compatible with Alpine TuneIt App for iPhone®
3 Pre-Outs (2V)
9-band parametric EQ
6-channel time correction set by Alpine TuneIt App
MediaXpander®
Accessory Control Ready (KAC-001 Required)
Steering wheel remote control ready
1 camera RCA input
SRI: $900

iLX-207 WVGA Mech-less Audio/Video (AV) system
7-inch anti-glare capacitive touch screen
Audio, video and Bluetooth® feature set
Works with Apple CarPlay®
Works with Android Auto™ and the Google Assistant
Touch screen control of accessories via KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately)
Touch screen control of multiple camera systems via KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface (sold separately
HD Radio™ tuner built-in 
SiriusXM-Ready™ (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM® subscription required)
Works with Pandora® Music for iPhone® and Android™ phones 
FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/HE-AAC music playback via USB
Alpine TuneIt® App integration
My Favorites feature provides custom shortcuts to favorite audio sources, places and phone numbers
HDMI input via KCX-630HD HDMI Selector Interface (sold separately)
HDMI output for digital connection to rear seat entertainment system
Independent dual zone video control for separate front and rear video sources
Compatible with DVE-5300 Add-on DVD Player (sold separately)
SRI: $800

INE-W960HDMI 6.1-inch AVN System with SiriusXM® Connect SXV300 Vehicle Tuner
6.1-inch WVGA anti-glare touch screen
Audio, video, navigation and Bluetooth® feature set
Includes SiriusXM® Connect SXV300 Vehicle Tuner (plus three months of SiriusXM® “All Access” with the “Never Miss a Beat” offer; for details visit www.getsiriusxm.com/offers/3monthsfree.)
Works with Pandora® Music for iPhone® and Android™ phones 
DVD, AAC, MP3, DivX playback
MediaXpander™ technology
Three 4V pre-amp outputs
Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
Rear USB port and Aux output for rear seat entertainment connectivity
Steering wheel remote ready
SRI: $900

Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice. 

TuneIt® and MediaXpander® are registered trademarks of Alpine Electronics, Inc. iPhone®, CarPlay®, Works with Apple CarPlay®, iPod®, and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android™ and Android™ Auto, and the Google Assistant are trademarks of Google LLC. PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc., used with permission. SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. All rights reserved. “HD Radio” is a registered trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Alpine Electronics, Inc. is under license. iDatalink is a registered trademark of Automotive Data Solutions, Inc. Airbiquity is a registered trademark of Airbiquity Inc. HERE is a registered trademark of HERE Global B.V. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. 


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About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.

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