Alpine Electronics of America announced two new receivers, including a step up to its popular iLX-W650 receiver in the new iLX-407.
The iLX-407 is a shallow chassis 7-inch mechless receiver (no CD/DVD) that can work with Alpine’s PowerStack mini amplifiers. It adds a few new features above and beyond the iLX-W650 including HD Radio, HDMI and iDatalink Maestro capability to retain factory features.
The radio also adds 3 customizable home screens. It includes CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and SiriusXM capability.
Two RCA inputs are included for rear, side, or front cameras (sold separately). Additional cameras can be added with an optional interface.
The iLX-407 will ship in May 2021 at a MAP of $399.95.
It is joined by a new Halo radio, the iLX-F409 9-inch radio with a floating screen. It adds features to a similar earlier model including HDMI (both in and out) plus iDatalink Maestro compatibility. It has CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM capability and customizable home screens. It ships this month at $699.95.
A third new product from Alpine is a new Wireless Digital Sound Processor (DSP), the PXE-0850X, which replaces the earlier PXE-0850S, adding new software and user interface.
The PXE-0850X has 6 low and/or high-level inputs that can be mixed to create a full range signal that sends up to 12 independent channels for OEM and aftermarket system building. Eight of the 12 channels can use 25W of powered output to allow even more flexibility.
The user interface matches that of the PXE-X09 (introduced in 2020) and is cleaner and simpler. It has a 31 Band Parametric or Graphic EQ, and tuning can be performed wirelessly via Bluetooth from a smartphone or through a wired USB connection with a PC. There’s an app for real-time tuning results.
The PXE-0850X can also be used as a head unit or music source in older vehicles via Bluetooth streaming.
It will ship in March 2021 at a MAP of $699.95.