Alpine Intros 9-Inch Radio

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Alpine X009

Alpine introduced at CES the largest double DIN radio we know of, with a screen size of 9 inches.

The new X009 super large screen is motorized and uses Perfect Fit kits to adapt to either GM or Ford trucks and SUVs. It includes new Alpine features such as iDatalink to retain factory controls like SYNC or Onstar.   Users can see their tire pressure on the large screen and it retain factory voice control.  It also has HDMI for a video connection to a smartphone or tablet. It ships in June for over $2,500.

Alpine also revamped its 8-inch radio. The 2014 model X008U now has HDMI and iDatalink.  It still works with all 25 Perfect Fit factory kits and will ship in May  at $1,600.

A 7-inch version with all the same features is the INE-W957HD due in May at $1,300.

Four more Perfect Fit kits are due by mid year including a kit for the GM Silverado 2007-2014 and the for the Silverado model years 2014 and up (this latter ships February at $500). Also new is a kit for the RAM for model years 2012 and up and one for the Cadillac Escalade, 2007 and up.

Alpine is also showing new overhead DVD monitors with LED lights for backseat video.  They use 10.2 inch WSVGA screens with 1.84 million pixels. Most car video monitors are only WVGA quality at 1.15 million pixels.   The new overheads come in three different colors, gray, black and tan to match car interiors and will ship in April at $600.

Also new are PDR amplifiers, a line of easy to install amps that are a step down from the PDX line.  Pricing runs about $400 to $500.

Source: CEoutlook



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