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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 701 reviews

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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent unit, a few minor issues

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Replaced the factory Bose system in my 2008 Porsche Cayman S. I chose this unit because of the completely flush front face, i didn’t like the other double DIN units that had a “button chin” at the bottom that ruined the flush look. The touch sensitive virtual buttons along the bottom work well, but my only complaint is that there is no forward & back track/seek buttons. There is the option for plugging in a adapter to use factory steering wheel controls, but my car is not equipped with any. I can use the on screen controls to adjust tracks, but when connected to CarPlay and using navigation, i would have to switch apps, to change songs, then switch back to the navigation app. I’m hoping iOS 13, and updated CarPlay interface will solve this problem. The other complaint is that this unit often will display that the phone connected is not recognized, or is incompatible. I have a iPhone X, running the most up to date version of iOS. I have to power cycle the radio, and power cycle the phone to get things working right again. My Hyundai Kona, with the factory Hyundai CarPlay interface has never had such problems.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome upgrade for Wrangler JK owners

    Posted .

    Save time and read for tips if you have a Jeep Wrangler JK (2018) with premium audio (with factory OEM amp). First, you will lose the front to rear fade with the ILX-W650, regardless of whether you use the iDatalink Maestro RR or the PAC RP4-CH11 to retain factory features such as amp or steering wheel controls. Many sources suggest you will retain the front to rear fade if you use the Maestro, but this only applies if you use a head unit that supports the iDatalink protocol (such as the ILX-207). The ILX-W650 does NOT support the iDatalink protocol so you will lose front to rear fade regardless...not a big deal really. So which should you use...Maestro or PAC? I learned the hard way that the Maestro will NOT support steering wheel controls on the ILX-W650 contrary to what some retailers recommend, even iDatalink's own website. At best it'll work intermittently. I troubleshooted 4-5 times via phone with iDatalink support and finally took a volt meter to the 3.5mm jack output coming from the Maestro and discovered it was only outputting 1.2V when steering buttons were being pressed, which apparently isn't enough to trigger the Alpine to recognize commands. For comparison the PAC RP4-CH11 outputted closer to 1.5V on button presses and consistent always triggered the correct commands on the ILX-W650. iDatalink phone support was friendly, but they could not figure out why their Maestro wouldn't send proper steering wheel commands to ILX-W650 even when consulting an engineer. So save yourself time and don't bother with the Maestro. It seems like a nice piece of hardware, especially with the ease of programming via computer, but it just doesn't play well with the ILX-W650. Again though, the PAC RP4-CH11 functions perfectly with steering wheel commands on the ILX-W650. On a side note, when I initially hooked up the RP4-CH11 the volume/gain going to speakers was so loud there was a constant clean "hiss" even at a volume level of 1 (only disappeared with mute). On a volume scale from the ILX-W650 from 1 to 30, anything past 12 came close to blowing the woofers with extreme distortion. The audio quality was really disappointing initially. Furthermore, a volume setting of 1 was still very audible, and no where near the old volume scale with OEM 430 radio. The problem was as if the RP4-CH11 turned the amp gain to 100% all the time regardless of volume level, causing a very loud volume scale. This problem was fixed by using the ILX-W650 RCA pre-outs (front) and connecting to the rear inputs of the RP4-CH11 harness, meaning none of the speaker outputs on the ILX-W650 were used in the end. You use the rear inputs on RP4-CH11 so that you hear assistant and nav commands since factory OEM amp only has two channels between head unit and amp. Making the change to RCA pre-outs was a HUGE improvement. The sound quality was restored along with a normal volume scale, in fact I think the overall sound quality ended up being better than the OEM 430 unit (keeping same speakers and amp). So definitely use the RCA pre-outs instead of speaker outs if you have the factory amp. All the other connections on the RP4-CH11 work flawlessly including the e-brake, reverse (I have MT), and remote amp turn on. I was able to use the included Alpine mic and place it in the same location as factory OEM by carefully unsnapping existing MIC (within A pillar trim), but leaving the factory OEM grill/rectangular trim cover for a clean look. I did try to retain the USB port within center console by purchasing a female mini USB to standard USB adapter (the connection is just behind HVAC controls on a gray box), and while the connection physically worked and supported charging, Android Auto would not load stating "incompatible device" with my Pixel 3 XL, so I suspect the conversation adapter lost something required in newer USB 3.0 protocols. But, you can easily run and tuck the Alpine included USB cable direct from ILX-W650 along center console and have cable exit between seat where it isn't seen. I was able to tuck the USB connection/joint (USB to USB-C) toward the front of center console on center floor by the small bump out storage by right driver foot for easy access to swap different USB cables if needed in future. I could not be more pleased with the RP4-CH11 and ILX-W650 combo. For under $430 with all parts needed it brings a lot of upgrades for a budget friendly price to Jeep Wrangler JK owners. Top features are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, clean OEM styling, clean OEM similar menus and colors on the screen. It's also super easy to add an aftermarket backup camera with the existing camera input on the ILX-W650. Highly recommend this upgrade to JK owners.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Price, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    For phone

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound in my Wrangler!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I bought this unit to replace my stock Infiniti system in my 2011 Wrangler unltd. and I could not be happier! The stereo is a perfect fit in the dash and looks like a factory unit but sounds much much better. I bought it because I hated the Uconnect phone system that was horrible sounding and unusable and i wanted to install a backup camera. I lost factory nav but gained Apple CarPlay which works better anyway. The unit is simple and easy to use but has great sound and more power. It works seamlessly with my factory powered sub and was fairly easy to adjust the bass levels to mix perfectly. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and as usual, BestBuy did an amazing job with the install. My only con if you wanna call it a con, was the extra money that it cost for the adapter plugs and install kit to make it work with my steering wheel controls and USB port (that is located on the back of the stereo) were pricier than expected. Also one annoying thing is that you cannot change any settings or switch between phones unless you stop and pull the emergency brake first. A safety feature that I would love to bypass but you cannot. For the price, $299 with fee installation and 0% interest it is the best deal hands down!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value wired Android Auto and Carplay

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Bought this double din radio to replace my single din bluetooth head unit has wired Android auto and Carplay works flawlessly with my setup has a wvga lcd resistive touch screen responds to inputs pretty well for a resistive screen dims at night and has very small bezels has a nice clean appearance. Installed on a 2004 Chevy Blazer with factory double din opening with parking brake bypass module.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Nice toner installers were excellent what is the surprise for my wife and she loves it with the Apple CarPlay helps very much for navigation

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    passable

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    Posted .
    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    The quality for what you pay is fair, but there are better stereos

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome radio

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    So far no problems with this radio, I really love the apple play and the screen size is prefect. I honestly can’t complain. The radio is on a 2015 Chevy traverse.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    very well and fit very well

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    Posted .

    This product is perfect, and of good quality, they installed it in my Ford expedition truck, and it did very well and fit very well.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Car Media Receiver

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I love it! Best value media receiver out there! I am very happy customer!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing radio

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Works perfectly, love auto android, screen is very crisp and sharp

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't do anything I bought it for.

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Bought this so I'm able to watch youtube while I'm on break at work and it doesn't let me do anything besides use Music and navigation apps. It doesn't even work with my pre-installed camera that my older touch screen used. A $80 CHINESE TOUCH SCREEN DOES MORE! Really disappointed. Not worth 300 at all.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Set up
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    Bluetooth, For phone

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Great looking radio upgrade. This went into a 2003 Ford so you can figure out how much better it looks. I basically only wanted a better look for my car and Bluetooth to stream music and use phone. This has android/carplay, i dont really care about that but i guess it's a bonus! Had bestbuy install, came out great and looks like a factory unit!!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Car play masterpiece

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    The Alpine stereo fits perfect with my Jeep. Great features. Easy installation, anyone with slight skill could do. Sound and Bluetooth are amazingly clear and quick.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade with some small issues

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Installed this on my Jeep JK with the factory Alpine amplified system and I now have CarPlay and a much better sounding stereo. Install was fine, but some options in menus remain grayed out even after parking brake detection is working. I don’t get any audio from Siri, but audio from apps works fine. From the research I’ve had time to do so far, there may be some issue with the latest iOS updates and the firmware on the alpine. I need to look into updating the unit but will be annoyed if I have to take it out to do so.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Alpine quality!!!

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    Posted .

    Awesome head unit. Amazing sound with stock speakers after fine tuning. Always have been a Alpine fan. Did not disappoint me at all with features of this unit. Looks great in my 2004 F250

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Set up

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    7” display with CarPlay

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I am only missing the song and artists listing and hope it is just a setting. Also be sure to set parking brake if you need to do most the set up steps. Nice geek squad guy showed me when I brought it back. Awesome free install too

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of use

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Had a long install process but love it

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    So I bought this for the main reason of having CarPlay in my 2018 Sorento since it didn't come with the 7" or CarPlay. Had for getting the factory backup camera & steering wheel controls to work but after a long time it works perfect. Had geek squad instal. I installed a firmware myself right after instal & reset it and it works even better. Loving the stereo & CarPlay And it's really simple & easy to use.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Alpine nothing but the best

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Amazing sound, screen is official. Apple play is amazing!!! I don’t even need to touch my phone. Highly recommend this product.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    For phone

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Connectivity

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    First let me start of by saying that I liked everything about this Stereo. Unfortunately, I ran into some issues… 1st, connectivity between my iPhone and getting it to CarPlay mode was not populating or it will take awhile when it should be right away when connecting the wire to my phone. 2nd, I was in my car and all of a sudden my Stereo froze and turned off and when it came back up, it had some grayish spots on the screen it wasn’t that noticeable but I didn’t even have a month! So I returned it and going with Pioneer now.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Set up

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted .

    I really like this model iLX-W650, and the best part is the Amplifier Package,(not include) you can instal on the back of the stereo and its It is very comfortable, without space problemsI really like this model iLX-W650, and the best part is the Amplifier Package, you can install on the back of the stereo and its It is very comfortable, without space problems

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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