Alpine iLX-W650 7″ Mechless Receiver | Alpine KTA-450 Power Pack Compact 4-Channel Car Amplifier – Bundle
This Bundle Includes:
Alpine ILX-W650 7-Inch Mechless Receiver with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
Alpine ILX-W650 supports the Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer). Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the Alpine receiver’s rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and your phone’s USB cable, plus be paired via Bluetooth (your vehicle’s parking brake needs to be engaged to initially setup Android Auto).
Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into a simple on-screen interface that is simple to use in the vehicle. It’s designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include –
The Alpine receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit’s external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the “mic” button or say “OK Google” to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, listen to music, or even control select Google Assistant smarthome enabled devices.
Google & Waze Maps
Use Google Maps to get where you’re going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit’s touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit’s external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
Phone & SMS
With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Alpine receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit’s external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
Access your Android smartphone’s music library through the Alpine receiver via Google Play Music. You’ll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver’s touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit’s external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible app for Android Auto.
iPhone Music Playback
If you don’t desire Apple CarPlay, you can also connect your Lightning-connector Apple iPhone to the Alpine ILX-W650 rear-panel USB port for music playback & control only using the included USB extension cable and Alpine’s KCU-471i cable (or the cable that came with your Apple device). The Alpine ILX-W650 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your USB-connected Apple device with Lightning connector.
Head Unit Control
Alpine ILX-W650 lets you navigate your iPhone’s music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can then search each category alphabetically. The head unit also offers playback functions such a Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat for stored music files. Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track are supported by many music apps too; not all apps will be compatible. Your USB-connected iPhone will remain unlocked, so you can use its touchscreen to access music apps.
The Alpine in-dash digital media receiver will display your iPhone’s stored music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, as well as Album Art. The unit will also display song/artist information, album art, and station identification from select music apps.
The head unit’s USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle’s ignition switch is set to the ‘ACC’ or ‘On’ position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).
Alpine ILX-W650 features built-in Bluetooth version 4.2. The head unit’s built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles –
HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Alpine KTA-450 Power Pack Compact 4-Channel Car Amplifier
Alpine KTA-450 Power Pack Compact 4-Channel Car Amplifier will make a significant improvement in your system. This compact 4-channel amplifier puts out 50 watts RMS per channel from a tiny chassis that’ll fit almost anywhere in your vehicle. KTA-450 uses Alpine’s Dynamic Peak Power (DPP) technology to deliver a quick energy boost when needed, virtually doubling the amplifier’s output power on musical peaks.
Award-Winning Power Stack Compatibility
The KTA-450 can mount behind select Alpine 2-DIN mech-less head units, like the iLX-W650, using the included bracket. The KTA-450’s recessed harness receptacle allows the wiring to fold between it and the head unit so both products fit in a standard 2-DIN space. This PowerStack design is a 2019 CES Innovation Awards winner and makes the duo one of the most powerful 2-DIN radios available.
Exclusive Amplifier Technology, Dynamic Peak Power (DPP)
The KTA-450 features Alpine’s exclusive Dynamic Peak Power (DPP). DPP intelligently adjusts the gain to adapt to musical needs. DPP prevents the KTA-450 from clipping by supplying up to double the power for sudden, dynamic sounds. DPP ensures music sounds the way it should at high volumes and boosts the KTA-450 to 400 watts DPP, doubling its power without increasing its size.
Compace Size For Hidden Installation Applications
The KTA-450 measures just 7” W x 3.5” H x 1.25” D. For vehicles that do not have the space for a traditional amplifier, the KTA-450’s small size allows it to be tucked away in hidden areas such as in the glove box or behind the radio. It could even be used in a motorcycle’s saddlebag or on a boat.
Simple Installation For Use With Any Radio
Thanks to the efficient power needs of the DPP technology, the KTA-450 does not require a new power supply wire at the battery, so installation is fast using the supplied radio power wires. In addition, the KTA-450 uses a 22-pin power harness with a recessed design on one side, so the cables can be tucked-in for a cleaner, less-bulky installation.