Alpine Intros More Affordable Version of F#1Status

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Alpine Status Hi-Res Audio System

Alpine Electronics announced it will launch this summer a new “Status” car audio line that draws on technology from its $35,000 F#1Status system, but in a more affordable series.

The line still centers around Hi-Resolution Audio performance, though not at the ultimate 384kHz/32 bit resolution of the more exclusive F#1Status that began shipping in December.

The new Status is a full system that uses “the same engineering and design concepts drawn from the third generation, Ultra High-Resolution AlpineF#1Status system,” said the company. While the components are designed to work together for optimal Hi-Res performance, they can also be sold separately.

The Status delivers 192kHz/24Bit playback (6.5 times the amount of data in a CD or digital streaming service).  This is also higher than the 96kHz/24Bit resolution of most aftermarket solutions, said Alpine.

The Status includes 8 components starting with a two-part head unit. The HDS-990 has a controller/screen and a black box. It’s designed for 192kHz playback either by wired USB DAC  or a wireless Bluetooth connection.

The compact controller has buttons for basic music controls, a Hi-Res color screen that displays playback data and album cover artwork, and a volume knob. The separate black box allows flexible installation. It has 25Wx4 output, high-performance RCA outputs, and an optical TOSLINK port to work with the HDP-D90 Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Amplifier.

The DSP/amp has an ultra-wide audio bandwidth of 10Hz-110kHz.  Designs like a copper-plated chassis, bring the signal-to-noise ratio up to >110dB. It has a Crystal Oscillator Clock Generator that eliminates jitter (timing errors) and accurately reproduces sound.   The DSP has 12 channels of high-level input that allow the factory head unit to be retained.  It also works with aftermarket products and can function as a standalone music source via Bluetooth streaming.

Nav ToolThe Status features a 3-way speaker set with a Hi-Res bandwidth of 55Hz – 60kHz and an 11-inch subwoofer that handles 400 watts RMS/800 watts peak power.

Other components, specs and pricing are listed below. Again, shipping is expected this summer.


HDS-990 Alpine Status High-Spec High-Resolution Head Unit (MAP $1,399.95)

  • High-Resolution 192kHz/24Bit playback, wired or wireless
  • Compact controller with a separate black box for flexible installation
  • High-performance RCA, Optical, and 25Wx4 High-Resolution amplified output
  • BT Audio Codec: SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX HD/LDAC


HDP-D90 Alpine Status High-Spec High-Resolution DSP Amplifier (MAP $2,399.95)

  • Inputs: 2ch RCA, 12Ch High-Level, Optical, Digital Coax, BT Audio
  • Outputs: 10Ch RCA, 12Ch High-Level, (50Wx8 + 80Wx4)
  • Matrix Input Summing
  • High-Resolution 192kHz/32Bit Playback
  • Sampling Rate = Internal: 192kHz/64Bit
  • S/N: >110db, THD: 0.001
  • Optional Controller


HDA-F60 Alpine Status High-Resolution 4-Channel Amplifier (MAP $799.95)

  • 120W x 4 @ 4Ω
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 10Hz-110kHz


HDA-V90 Alpine Status High-Resolution 5-Channel Amplifier (MAP $899.95)

  • 75W x 4 + 300W x 1 @ 4Ω
  • 100W x 4 + 500W x 1 @ 2Ω
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 10Hz-110kHz


HDA-M80 Alpine Status High-Resolution Mono Amplifier (MAP $749.95)

  • 600W x 1 @ 4Ω
  • 900W x 1 @ 2Ω


HDZ-653 Alpine Status High-Resolution 3-Way Speaker Set (MAP $999.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-bass
  • 3” Mid-range
  • 2” Ring-Radiator Tweeter
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz


HDZ-65C Alpine Status High-Resolution 2-Way Speaker Set (MAP $749.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-Range
  • 2” Ring-Radiator Tweeter
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz


HDZ-110 Alpine Status High-Resolution 11” Subwoofer (MAP $799.95)

  • 400W RMS / 800W Peak Power Handling
  • Hybrid Carbon Cone
  • Double-Gathered Surround
  • Aluminum Die-Cast Frame
  • Neodymium Magnet


HDZ-65 Alpine Status High-Resolution OEM-Fit Coaxial Speaker Set (MAP $549.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-range
  • 1” Tweeter (Coaxial)
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz


HDZ-65CS Alpine Status High-Resolution OEM-Fit 2-Way Speaker Set (MAP $749.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-range
  • Shallow Mount 1” Tweeter for OEM Fitment
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz


HDZ-653S Alpine Status High-Resolution OEM-Fit 3-Way Speaker Set (MAP $999.95)

  • 6.5” Mid-bass
  • 3” Mid-range
  • Shallow Mount 1” Tweeter for OEM Fitment
  • Ultra-Wide Bandwidth: 55Hz-60kHz


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