CES 2019: Alpine Previews New CarPlay Receivers, One Features Oversized 9-Inch Hovering Screen

Alpine Electronics at CES 2019 this week debuted two new in-car
multimedia receivers with wired CarPlay and Android Auto support.

The new iLX-W650 receiver features a seven-inch anti-glare
capacitive touchscreen with a shallow chassis that measures
2.4-inches deep, allowing for the system to fit into vehicles
that do not have a lot of depth behind the dashboard. The
receiver has a so-called mech-less design with no CD/DVD slot.


The iLX-W650 also features an amp-stacking capability that
enables Alpine’s new KTA-450 amplifier to fit in the open space
behind the receiver using an included bracket. The combined depth
of the iLX-W650, KTA-450, and mounting bracket equals less than
the depth of a standard double-DIN chassis.

The iLX-W650 in tandem with the KTA-450 amplifier won a CES
2019 Innovation Award in the In-Vehicle Audio/Video category.

Other features include standard Bluetooth music playback,
SiriusXM readiness, and three 4V pre-outs that allow
aftermarket speakers, subwoofers, additional amplifiers, and
sound processors to be added. Two camera inputs sold separately
allow for the addition of multiple cameras, including a
rear-view camera.

Alpine also added a second model to its Halo9 product lineup.
last year’s iLX-F309
, the new iLX-F259 receiver features a
nine-inch capacitive touchscreen that “hovers” over the
dashboard, allowing the oversize screen to be added to a
variety of vehicles without the need for custom installation.

The screen is attached to an adjustable mount that is connected
to a traditional single-DIN chassis. It can be tilted at four
pre-set angle points to better match the tilt and height of the
dashboard and can be positioned up to 20mm deeper and up to
30mm lower than the default position during installation.

Other features of the iLX-F259 include a mech-less design with
no CD/DVD slot, standard Bluetooth music playback, SiriusXM
readiness, and one rear-view camera input with the option to
add additional camera inputs sold separately.

Both receivers have a USB port for connecting an iPhone with a
Lightning to USB cable, but Alpine does have a
wireless CarPlay receiver
available. Kenwood and JVC also
several wireless CarPlay receivers
this week.

The iLX-W650 and iLX-F259 will be available in March for
suggested prices of $500 and $800 USD respectively at authorized Alpine

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