There are a lot of solid receivers out there that give you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM connectivity. Very, very few, however, boast the shallow chassis of Alpine’s iLX-W650 (only 2-13/16″ deep), making it a great candidate for a smooth installation in many “problem vehicles.” And none are designed to fit perfectly with Alpine’s KTA-450 power pack amplifier, a compact amp that packs an impressive 50 watts RMS by 4 channels. When secured together using Alpine’s Power Stack installation gear, the iLX-W650 and amp are still less than 5″ deep. If space is a commodity and you’re thinking about building a system with more power, Alpine has the solution.
Built for the best smartphone experience
Your iPhone® or Android™ phone is your hub for music, maps, and communication, and Alpine brings that familiar experience to your dash with built-in Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Access the apps you need without getting distracted, and the 7″ capacitive touchscreen works just like a tablet, so you’ll feel right at home. And Alpine has enhanced the touchscreen experience with swipe control over volume, track-skipping, and more.
Streamlined control for driving
CarPlay and Android Auto make important functions easy to control with large, familiar app icons that you can find immediately when you need them. Other info appears on the screen in big, easy-to-read text on a clean, clutter-free background. You can also activate apps with voice commands, using the external microphone that’s included with the receiver. You can make calls, compose texts, select tunes, and start navigation without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.
Lots of entertainment
With a wired connection to your smartphone via the receiver’s rear USB, you can browse through your phone’s high-res FLAC music files for playlists, songs, artists, and albums. And the iLX-W650 is SiriusXM-ready, so you can add a satellite radio tuner and enjoy your favorite music, sports, entertainment, and more anywhere you go.
Use the 9-band parametric equalizer and 6-channel time-correction tools to maximize the audio signal sent to the powerful built-in amplifier. Three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs deliver an ultra-clean signal for adding additional amps for more power.
Get where you’re going
If you need directions, launch your maps app using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to find out how to reach the coolest new spot in town. Just touch the convenient “voice” button on the receiver and ask. Your phone will handle the turn-by-turn directions, and the big capacitive touchscreen allows you to pinch-to-zoom the map display. You’ll be able to pinpoint exactly where you need to be and, if need be, find a place to park.
Front- and rear-view, too
With two camera inputs, you can also install front- and rear-view cameras and use the receiver’s built-in parking guides to back up safely in any crowded lot.