New Car Audio Head Unit Start-Up: Alpha-Nav

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A new car audio start up called Alpha-Nav based in Fremont, CA is launching two in-dash navigation radios with step up features and a 2-year warranty.

Alpha-Nav AN5700NV
Alpha-Nav AN5700NV

Head of sales for the company is Jeff Abrams, a 15-year veteran of Clarion who served as director of special markets and who also served at Valor.

“We wanted to build a product that was high performance, easy to use and bullet proof,” said Abrams.

Step up features include a built-in steering wheel interface that may be programmed for most automobiles. The radios also come with iPod AV interface cables and anti-glare screens.

An Alpha-NAv  rep network is almost fully in place and the first product should be available at the end of January called the AN5650AN.

The double DIN unit has a 6.2 inch touch screen, built-in navigation, Bluetooth with audio streaming and iPod/iPhone control. It offers iPod video control from the touch screen and it has a rear vision camera input at a suggested retail price of $599.

A single DIN version will ship in March, which adds a flip up 7-inch screen (but does not have iPod video control from the screen) at $649.

“We want people to understand it’s not all about price but it’s very price competitive,” said Abrams.

Other in-dash features include USB port, 24 bit A/D decoders, coupled with adjustable center frequency, gain and Q factor for the bass, midrange and treble tone controls.  Ten EQ settings are available, and each source can have its own EQ settings. A subwoofer output is included, with an internal electronic crossover, along with 4 channel line level outputs and 4 x 40 watts from the internal amplifiers.

Alpha-Nav will display at the Consumer Electronics Show in January in the North Hall at booth 6423.  It’s web site will go live in January at To contact the company email [email protected].

Source: Alpha-Nav

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1 Comment

  1. What a great time for a new headunit manufacturer to enter that marketplace. Maybe they can suppliment their income by also manufacturing audio cassette tapes and carbureted engines.

    This immediately seems like a product that will go straight to eBay, where returns will be high and profits will be low. If they make it to a second, I will be amazed.

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