Alpine Electronics has just given us another reason to check Apple CarPlay compatibility off the list of must-have requirements when car shopping. Concentrate other things (important stuff like gas mileage and speaker system), then let the Alpine iLX-007 aftermarket in-dash receiver handle CarPlay.
Knowledgesfest will be changing names next year. As for this year, there was a change of venue across town to the Hilton Anatole vs. the Gaylord Texan. I guess the only astonishing thing to mention about that is the amount of hotels in Texas that can swallow a show the size of Knowledgefest—complete with demo vehicles and soundboards—and still take on other conventions within the same venue.
We kind of figured this one would be a no-brainer, as Alpine is also a Tier One automotive supplier. Why not join the OAA Army? Well, what is curious is that in the aftermarket arena, Alpine was the first to be compatible with the iPod. Alpine and Apple enjoy a great relationship. However, Alpine Electronics today announced that it has become a member of the Open Automotive Alliance, which is a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014.
Most car stereos that I've ever fiddled with have offered some sort of equalizer setting that lets the driver customize the sound to their liking, but fitting more than the basic treble, bass, and --occassionally-- midrange controls onto the cramped display of a single DIN receiver is a tricky endeavor. Alpine wants to make it easier for users of its new CDE-147BT receiver to access advanced graphic EQ controls by offloading the audio tuning interface to an Alpine TuneIt app for Android and iOS devices.
The app lets users create a profile
Alpine Electronics is revolutionizing in-car sound tuning with the launch of the Alpine TuneIt app. This unique app is compatible with the new CDE-147BT CD receiver with advanced Bluetooth wireless technology. Both the Alpine TuneIt app and CDE-147BT are now available.
Alpine Electronics speaker line-up for 2013 has a speaker for every system need and budget level. The line features sixteen speakers plus two tweeter sets from the high-performance Type-X Pro model to the budget-friendly Type-E series.
The top-of-the-line Type-X Pro speakers provide a dynamic, precise sound experience for true audiophiles. They come with an advanced crossover network, which allows users to fully customize their listening experience.
The Type-R series consists of two component speakers and four coaxial speakers. They use a small neodymium magnet and strong yet light HD polymer frame
Alpine Electronics has introduced three new full-featured CD receivers equipped with an array of features that appeal to car audio enthusiasts and are compatible with Alpine’s new smartphone sound tuning app, TuneIt.
The three new CD receivers are the CDE-HD149BT ($299.95), CDE-HD148BT ($249.95) and the CDE-147BT ($199.95).
"Sound quality has always been a hallmark of Alpine products and the robust features found on these CD receivers will not disappoint," said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.
Alpine Electronics has introduced a new in-dash app receiver with connectivity options to several cloud-based content sources. The ICS-X7HD is the first of its kind for the company and won an Innovations award in the In-Vehicle Audio category at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. "Alpine is excited to introduce the ICS-X7HD as the company's first product to serve as a content aggregator of entertainment and information apps," said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.