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This baby is the simplest of plug and play. I have it connected to a Clarion NX-604. It worked perfectly and instantly. Very clear. Doesn't fuzz out when driving under a bridge. No complaints.
Antenna wire is nice and long.
I purchased a Jensen VX7020 all in one radio and realized in order to get the Sirius XM to work I needed this adapter. Easy install works great.
Easy, easy & easy!
Installed this in my friends BMW motorcycle with a marine unit, easy install and sounds great!
Nice small antenna and easy to install components. Reception is good.
Works great so far I bought it with a flip screen dvd radio and it is very cool
Siriusxm is the best to have. two plug in and its connected easy install.
Installation was simple and fast, with the exception of the parking brake wire. You can't do any customization without that connection, including dimming. I wish there was infinite dimming for the back light, but it's not overpowering. My antenna appears to be connected properly, but am unable to tune in any stations.
Pros - Great sound, fit and function, especially for $300.
Cons - Parking brake wire safety feature, no infinite back light dimming
Sirius XM Module for Jenson VX-7020
I bought this unit when I purchased my Jenson VX-7020. Hook up is straight forward. Activation was a bit of an issue. I was not able to add it to my existing XM accoutn, and the tech support guy had to send me to another department because of the module type. Anyway, the second person got the job done and it activated. It worked for about a week and then signals started cutting out with a "check antenna" message". Checking the antenna did no good. I replaced it with one from a spare XM radio and all is working now. My son had the same problem with this type of module he bought for his radio. Not sure what the issue is. I still need to get the antenna replaced.
Everything was great thank you. Service speed easy well done
Love Sirius XM
Great quality, easy install and directiomns and have this item in two other vehicles I own
Overall Great Product!
The Radio screen display is lit up nicely with big easy to read buttons and easy to jump to different pre-programmed stations. I also have steering wheel control that works great also. Only thing missing is it doesn't have HD or RDS or whatever you call it to show the Artist name and song. When you play your own music, it does show this information. Apple Car Play is excellent! Now I can see my maps on the screen instead of looking at my phone. A must for the future of no looking at your phone while driving! The back-up camera works well too.
Sirius add on- works
purchased this .. have not added service but using the one Free channel provided.. but as far as I can tell.. everything works as expected.. No issues...
Typical Alpine Elegance at a discount price
Fast start-up, steering wheel controls work fine, camera works well. The auto dimmer has enough variability for my taste. Did not do the parking bypass but found only the advanced sound settings need parking brake. Screen beautiful, excellent response, good sound. Thought I would be annoyed by parking brake for settings but really they are set once and forget. Would rather live than watch videos while I drive.
It pretty much works wonderfully with my Samsung note 8. It takes almost no time to actually hook up. I do wish it would start up faster, but no other complaint.
This unit melded with my head unit perfectly with no issues what so ever. Transferred my xm account and I was up and listening in no time at all.
I wasnt going to purchase this tuner but after seeing that it was free after rebate plus 3mo of free SiriusXM, it was a NO BRAINER! Ive got a Kenwood DNN991 and this tuner is on point. I can rewind up to 30mins of sirius radio on any station that i have preset and "tune scan" on my head unit. quality is extremely clear. very easy to install. i ran my antennae down the windshield and tucked it into the door seal and into the dash. the antennae is magnetic mount but i would suggest picking up some $5 silicone and putting just enough to around the edge to allow the magnet to still stick and allow the silicone to stick to the car. extremely easy and when the silicone dries its very rubbery, so you will not damage your car, just peel off with a plastic tool if you have to remove the antennae. Overall im very satisfied with the product and SonicElectronix for their service.
Decent entry level stereo
If you are looking for a budget entry level Android Auto/Carplay stereo or want something that has a shallow mounting depth, this is a decent unit. It was easy to install and has good sound quality, but it has a one huge con. In comparison to my Sony XAV-AX100, the display is absolutely terrible! All the colors just look washed out and there doesn't seem to be any kind of settings to adjust the image quality.
Radio works and looks great! It also is half the size of a regular double din in the back which leaves tons of room for extra wires.
I like it very much!
I just installed this in my 1999 Ford Crown Victoria LX. It fits very easily into place with only minor modification to the dash cavity. All I needed to do was remove the plastic ridges at the top and bottom with a rotary sanding tool. I also trimmed any excess length off the back of the dash install kit. It's a super easy fit.
After being frustrated by finding a defroster duct running through my dash, blocking any chance at easy double din head unit installation, I found the iLX-W650! It sounds fantastic and its super shallow body seems like it was made with my specific space limitations in mind!
Also, the price is quite competitive. Sonic even gave me the installation parts free for my car. Not sure about yours but I'd call them and ask! They're super helpful.
Nice stereo and sounds good
I was really surprised by this stereo. I bought it with the kata-450 that attaches to the back of it but it sounded good without it. The only issue I've got is alpines usual stuff where you have to have it connected to parking brake switch to get to settings and all. Other than that. It looks and sounds good.
I use both apple and android phones with this unit. Both work great and the interface is super easy to use.
Great price and great product. Love the new radio easy to install
Good price for a quality alpine stereo, the touch screens work well.
Simple install, plug directly into the back of a Sony radio that was sxv compatible. Antenna is small. Haven't had any issues.
Sirius - Seriously
Added this product to my motorcycle radio and is just great.Traveling on the road is so much nicer without having to search for radio stations as you go. everyonr should have one.
Love my xm radio. Recommend for everyone with older radios
This product is basically free, after the rebate they actually pay u
Product received as shown and performs as stated in discription
Great product for a great price!
Very easy to install,fast shipping and a nice offer to go along with this. I would highly recommend getting one if you have a radio that it can adapt to or it may be time to upgrade that radio you have!
Easy to use add-on it gives you access to Sirius XM radio.
Plenty of music
First time I’ve ever had one of these. Running it was a pain but afterwards I loving my music channels thanks sonic
Make The Choice
I have to say, the sound quality is THE BEST !
I always find something to listen to on Sirius XM.
This is a 5 star product but they sneak in an activation charge.
This unit works great and is easy to install. The antenna magnet did not budge at 80 mph.
Very easy to install and sounds great and easy to operate.
SiriusXM SXV300v1 ($70 Rebate & 3 Months FREE)
so much easier then portable sirus no wires and always great music in the boat
This is a great product. I like that I can listen to my gospel all the time.The satellite sometimes go out,But comes right back on
Just what I wanted
Just what I needed. Great price and the free service and the Visa gift card made the whole thing worth it. Basically got the unit for free. Can't beat this deal.
This is a very good addition to my radio really like all the stations you can get with it
SiriusXM SXV300v1 ($70 Rebate & 3 Months FREE)
The product works great. It’s worth the extra money to have it installed on your unit instead of the app because of data usage and audio clarity
This was part of the set I ordered, nice added bonus.
Was just what I needed to finish off my system. Plug and play works great.
What a deal!!
Love the price and had a rebate and 3 free months. Well worth the investment and easy install. Definitely would recommend to others.
Super Simple Install; But Read Fine Print (Rebate)
This XM tuner was incredibly easy to install: the manual includes suggested routing based on your vehicle style (2dr/4dr Sedan; SUV; Truck; etc.).
I bought a bundle last month which advertised a $70 pre-paid card and 3 months free SiriusXM radio! Great deal, right! Except SiriusXM stopped that promo on Dec 31st 2018. (You can still submit the rebate right now, but it doesn't apply to purchases after Dec 31st).
Love the sat reception. Radio offer with 3 free months free service AND $70 rebate. Couldn't refuse!
Cant go without now
I love the clarity and always there feature. Easy to install, well worth it.
It is what it is
Not many options when it comes to the satellite receivers. I have now purchased 2 of these. First one was for 2006 F150 and this one for full size GMC van. Note for those who have existing satellite radio, A it won't work with your new head unit you need this new unit. B the existing antenna worked in my case with the F-150. Just remove a small plastic clip to plug in. Avoid running a second antenna and the aggravation associated with it. The van did not have existing satellite unit, and antenna was included and I was able to run it without much effort. Can only see the wire if you know where to look. And not in the description is the fact that the antenna attached with strong magnets. Probably or con, nice to know ahead of time.
shipped fast and does what it is supposed to do. easy set up
the last time I had saturlite radio is when it was just the either stages of Sirius it was great then now its awesome now!
very easy install just plug and enjoy either call or web to hook it up!
clear sound and the stations my deal is old skool hip hop channel 43 the intenna I just left on the dash board of my 2000 jeep wrangler still gets signal
Easy to install, worked perfectly - I am very satisfied with form and fit
Very Happy With This Product!
I am very happy with this product, easy to install, never loose signal, works perfect. I would recommend this kit to anyone!
The product is great. Works great and like the flexibility of music. Not sure I will obtain the service after the 90 days, but that is still to be determined.
I was very displease as I thought I was getting a rebate on the product in addition to the 90 day free service period. I didn't. From that perspective I wish I had never bought it.
I had Sirius xm before in my old car and I loved it because I listen to Hair Nation and some rap stations for the bass
This sat radio tuner works just as it should, and just as you would expect it to.
Before purchasing this satellite radio I just hoped it worked a little better than regular am fm. and it does the clarity of the signal is great it never loses a signal, which is surprising where I drive there are alot of trees and hills and valleys, do not regret this purchase.
Works very well
Followed installation instructions.
Connected to Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX
Only negative thing to say (hence 1 value star): Rebate and free 3 months service not valid for Canadians.
This product is good quality works fine, not to big so that it fits in dash. some cars and truck might be a hassle to run the antenna to the top of your vehicle!
This is very helpful and great they give 3 months free. That gives you time to see if you like it. I like how it shows you the song name artist and info about the music playing.
LOVE the system works great performance is out of this world
Works good. A little bit of a pain to run the antenna wire so that you couldn't see the wire. I have a 10 Legacy and I mounted mine on the back passenger corner of the roof. I ran it down along the back windshield and through the wire grommet in the trunk lid.
The replay function is kind of nice but most of the time you have to click a couple extra buttons when changing the station. Maybe that's just my receiver.
Great value! I love satellite radio and the bundle was awesome plus I get a gift card back after 3 months of service. A win win!
Very nice they work fine at my truck I like it a lot
Got this for free with my stereo bundle. Works great. Easy to install.
Great service and great radio at a great price. Second one I have bought . Wife loves it.
Love this tuner !
I've owned my first Sirius radio and tuner since 2004. The old tuner is very large with limited places available to hide it. I'm sure the most likely install locations was in the trunk of most vehicles. Fortunately for me the Trailblazer has a couple of hide away compartments that was able to hide away the old tuner rather nicely.The next generation Sirius tuner, the Sir-Ken 1 was an improvement ,small enough to fit under the front passenger seat of my "94' Honda Civic. Not bad ,but a bit of a nuisance when vacuuming under the seat and a little unsightly,because it could be seen from certain angles. Now that I have replaced my old radio with a brand new head unit with Sirius/XM capabilities,I decided to order the SiriusXM SXV300v1. Whoa ! What a great little tuner ! It fits perfectly out of the way behind the dash,very small and compact.Extremely easy to hook up ! Since I already had the Sirius tuner antenna in place I simply had to unplug it from the Sirius tuner and plug it into the SiriusXM SXV300v1 tuner,plug it into the back the new radio and tuck the tuner neatly and easily into the dash and I was in business able to listen to both Sirius and Xm broadcast stations. The tuner is great ! A great purchase at a bargain price ! I would highly recommend this to anyone. Oh ! Only one let down. I didn't receive a $70.00 gift card. I think there is a mistake in the advertisement. I am currently receiving 3 months free service which is considered a $70.00 value. Non the less this tuner is a great bargain,because at the store and online the going price is $70.00. Sonic had it on sale for $50.00 free shipping and I received the 3 month free trial.
I purchased this product about a month ago great product awesome promotion only bad is antenna connection need to have adapter for factory sat antenna thanks by super fast shipping
XM Radio Anywhere on Anything
Installed this unit on my boat radio with XM capability, works like a champ!!
Easy to install
Bought this because it was on sale and came with free subscription. Happy with the decision, easy to install
SiriusXM 300 tuner
It was simple to hook up to my new car stereo and the antenna is the only other wire coming out of it. Nothing to program,just plug and play. Love it!
Since I already had SiriusXM on the factory, I had no wire to run for the antenna
The serious xm recover works
I have the receiver hooked to a Panasonic stero and can change channels but cannot get any sound so I should have got a system that has satellite radio built in as the radio stations around where I live suck.
Very Quick delivery!!! Looking forward to ordering another product from sonicelectronix :)
The rebate is a scam
The product worked fine, but don't count on getting that rebate. They sent me a letter in the mail 3 months after I submitted all my paperwork telling me my Radio ID was not active... funny because it was and I was using it. I followed up by sending in the UPC code from my box with the RadioID listed. That was 2 months ago, and still nothing. There is no number to call. If you call SXM support, they know nothing about the rebates. Now they are charging me nearly $25/mo. I told them I will not pay them another dime until they have honored their rebate. I spent 40 minutes on chat with SXM trying to cancel my service out of frustration of them not honoring their rebate and they just kept trying to offer me a reduced service rate... waste of time and money. VERY frustrated. The false advertise and then give you absolutely no recourse. Should be illegal.
Sirius XM Bundle
Bought this to replace my previous XM radio. Works perfectly
Like it very much. Kind of tricky use at first.
Great value great price
I love the price and easy installation and it was a great value
My wife wanted to travel more by car and in some areas of the U.S the music isn't all that great and sometimes listening to the music you have downloaded gets old after a while so I got this SiriusXM and hooked it up to my Kenwood DNN 992 mostly because its free after the rebate and 3 months free service and now we have a variety of music to listen to on our travels
Does its job
There isn't much ti say about it, it sits behind the dash, i connected my factory antenna to it, and it works great.
Exactly how described and very pleased! The people are very easy to work with as well.!
Sirius xm sxv300 Jeep Wrangler review
In general I am very happy with the Sirius xm sxv300.
Initially I had a little bit of an issue figuring out the placement of the satellite radio antennae so I just purchased a antennae adapter cable to utilize the stock Sirius antennae that came with the Jeep Wrangler
This is really no fault of the Sirius sxv300 itself and more of an issue with finding a good location for the Sirius antennae on a Jeep Wrangler.
The Sirius sxv300 antennae on a normal vehicle would be fine, I have this same unit installed on my wife's car and installed the antennae on the back window deck and that works great.
So for a normal vehicle the antennae that comes with the sxv300 will be fine, if your installing it on a Jeep Wrangler get the antennae adapter and use the stock Sirius antennae if it came with the vehicle. If not install the Sirius antenna on top of the sound bar, on the passenger side. This is where the factory Sirius antennae is located.
Works fine and had a zero cost after rebate
Very simple to install and works as well as any factory installed system.
The sirius xm tuner is easy to install ! I was done in just a few minutes and once I called the number to activate it I was listening to music in minutes! It is the real thing and works great thank you 👍👍
I’ve never had one of these installation was a bit tricky but the stations you get is crazy plus it works thanks sonic
the replacement one
this is a great feature and great music source I Love Sirius in the car and NOW I have it in my F150 Thanks to Sonic Electronix and Kenwood.
good so far only use for one mounth. hop will last A long time
like it so far, work good.
Bought these parts for installation in my 2016 Nissan Frontier King Cab. They worked perfectly with no problems.
Sirius XM SXV300v1
This unit was extremely easy to install in my 2000 Lincoln Town Car. The connection to the radio unit was easy and quick. the entire process was great. All functions are excellent. Purchase was easy and quick. fast shipping from Sonic. overall a very good experience with seller, product and use with function.
Easy hookup. Better than using bluetooth off of my tablet for Sirius Lola.
Nice product, works great awesome value great company fast shipping
It was simple because, I already had a subscription. I just transferred my account to the new radio.
Aftermarket satellite equipment works better than stock. This unit works great.
ONE OF THE BEST PURCHASES I'VE EVER MADE. FIVE STAR PRODUCT
This unit connects to my Alpine CDE-HD-149BT. As a first time user of XM radio, I was a bit skeptical at first. My concerns were sound quality and reception. Accessing XM radio is easy with the Alpine by using the source button. The HU controls all XM radio features. XM radio does require a subscription, but you can get 3 month free and a $70 Visa gift card. Basically you are getting the unit for free and 3 months of service. Plans start around $11, but you must subscribe to a minimum package to get the freebies. After wards, you can adjust the plan package to suit your needs. XM radio offers a huge variety of news, sports, and music. PROS: Excellent reception, unit is free after rebate, 3 months of free service, wide variety of programming to suit anyone's need, clean sound, unit is completely hidden. CONS: The sound quality is not as good as HD radio and to some degree FM radio, but sound is clean. Package prices start at $11 a month and go up. I suspect many folks drop XM due to the prices. 3 months free, but you have to pay for 3 months at around $20 after the first 3 months have passed. You can then go to lowest package mentioned earlier, unit requires (included) external antenna to be mounted on exterior of car. Depending on placement, antenna is flat and is not necessarily an eye sore. Overall if you are looking for variety or have poor FM radio, XM radio would be an excellent choice!!
Does the job well
I installed this with a Pioneer AVIC-6200NEX. I like all the features, even the graphic ones where the cd cover shows up on most songs. Glad I bought this.
Easy setup, nice upgrade.
The unit was easy to install, the antenna was a little work to run the wire. Would recommend for anyone wanting to upgrade their stereo.
It is a simple matter of plugging in two plugs and it is ready to go.
Review of the XM Radio
Love the XM Radio and the 3 mouth free trial got a better deal up here than from the XM dealer..
SiriusXM SXV300v1 ($70 Rebate & 3 Months FREE)
Everything came as expected everything works and it came super fast I will recommend sonic Electronix to everyone I know actually I found out about it from a friend myself
works get great but how do I get Rebate!
I had to replace my existing factory radio which came with Sirius xm built in, after 7 years it stopped playing I replaced it along with the SXV300 tuner easy to install. I mounted the antenna on the dash and works perfectly.I would recommend this product to anyone
flawless easy install
Plugs right it called xm activated my free 3 months trial. Great sount with radio .
Really simple to install and everything would definitely recommend it of your wantingonna xm radio
Does what it says!! Great little addition to the head unit!!
The rebate said $70 rebate & 3 months free service. It should have read $70 rebate & 3 months free service if you sign up for at least 3 months of premium service & pay premium price.
Great deal with bundle and rebate.
Works great with my new Jensen head unit. Can't beat the price between Sonic's already low price, combined with the package deal (head unit and SiriusXM tuner) and the SiriusXM rebate.
Recently installed this unit in my 01 Silverado mainly to have a screen while adding a backup camera. Im amazed at how well this unit performs for its price. The touchscreen is extremely fast and responsive. Sound quality is a bit funky right out of the box but there is a ton of sound adjustments in the “advanced eq” settings which i had a difficult time setting up, as I am not an audio expert by any means. However, after about 30 minutes of playing with the eq I got it to sound nice. Android auto works well and hasn't had any bugs that I've ran into yet. I haven't tried any other units in this price range but id imagine it would be difficult to find a better one!
The serius xm SXV3000v1 works as described.It also came with free three months of programming.
Works alot better then the universal one for fm
Love it no drop outs , hooked to factory antenna. Easy to install .
Works great with the pioneer radio in my son's car.
very nice compact unit with plenty of wire, reception is great, no issue good price
Great price great item
This is a great item to upgrade your aftermarket radio to satellite.
ILX-w650 is a great overall unit,
super shallow chassis, great sound quality, smooth user interface with no added nonsense. touch screen is almost identical to an ipad.
cons, single rear usb, must use APPLE lighting cable to work with carplay can NOT be a non apple product, can not turn off the crossovers.
other then those cons, i love the unit. the SQ is so good that ALL the con's can be over looked!!!!
Fits perfectly in a 1999 Sonoma. Great audio fidelity and volume. Great value. UI is responsive and intuitive, CarPlay and Android Auto work like a charm. Bluetooth connectivity is also good. Kit included everything to get working with the AM/FM radio aswel
I hooked this tuner up in my suv and used the factory antenna,but got no signal so I had to use the supplied antenna
Great Alpine Unit
This Alpine interface is very easy to use, big icons, enjoyed the Apple Car Play, Siri, microphone very accurate I didn’t have to repeat. Sound is awesome, I also added the Alpine KTA 450 and attached it to the back of the head unit and have 100 w per channel. Also added the Alpine Powered Subwoofer PWE-S8. Added the Sirius XM tuner with 3 months free to try it out, sounds great. Added an Alpine Back up Camera. The only thing I wish I could do is to change the background screen, maybe Alpine will have a firmware upgrade soon. Also, I would like to have more Apps like Netflix, Weather, Google or mirror the iPhone would be a nice feature. The price is fair. Recommend this product from Sonic Electronix's best prices and fast delivery.
First off I like this product. You definitely get what you pay for and then some. I almost exclusively bought this unit for Apple Carplay function. And it does that semi reliably. When I first got it it was almost never. So I did a software update and that improved it but didn't completely fix it. So I have to plug and unplug replug the lightning cable on a regular basis but not always. I plan on getting a new cable and trying that, but the two or three that I have did the same thing. When it works it's awesome though. Love the capacitive touch screen. It doesn't show finger prints terribly bad. The radio reception is great, although I don't use it a lot. But it doesn't show station tags and songs that I have figured out. Kind of weird to not have that. I would recommend this unit to anyone. I'm knocking it down due to the connection to Carplay issues but overall for three bills this is a great buy.
Bought this for a 2010 Suburban. I am installing this with a video camera, 2 amps and a powered subwoofer. A subwoofer and 2 component speakers along with 2-2way speakers. First time to ever install new car stereo equipment. Haven't actually used the Alpine Unit just yet. A couple more days and I will have finished the install. It seems to be of good quality. Shipping was fast and everything arrived intact and in a timely manner.
Its a great unit especially for the price it really exceeded my expectations. The only thing is if parking brake wire is not hooked up alot of the functions wouldnt work. But after wiring everything up as it should be everything works and is great no problems from it...
best little box around
I had a portable unit in my car but finding clear channels to play XM on became difficult. I have one of these in my old truck on a kenwood radio and I never loose station unless blocked by building it terrain. Love it so I added one to my car upgrade also.
This alpine has been one of the best I have put in my truck
Good quality item for the price especially having apple play and adriod auto
This radio exceeds my expectations. I was ecstatic to find an Alpine source unit with a fair pricetag. When you pair this unit with the Alpine KTA-450 you create a high quality sound at an excellent price. Even with the power pack mounted on the back, the space the combo takes up in the dash is far less than the average aftermarket head unit. I would have gave this product 5 stars but I felt like a couple things are missing. It would have been nice to have HD radio and an aux input in the back to incorporate my stock dash options but needless to say I am still extremely happy with my choice.
Easy install works great.
Was very easy to install totally compatible with the Jensen stereo I bought to go with it. I am totally pleased with this purchase
It’s a no from me dawg
Quite disappointing. The first thing that’s annoying about this head unit is that there is no knob for volume, it’s all a touch screen. It’s really more of a hassle than you’d think when you want to adjust the volume while driving. The Bluetooth connectivity will not remember the main device and chooses which one it connects to randomly(sometimes multiple ones for music and another for the phone) or not at all depends on how it’s feeling when powered up. Read a lot of good reviews about this head unit but trust me your better off not getting this one. It’s just a lower-end unit with a bit higher price tag.
Does not allow the 2 finger swipe with Apple CarPlay. Not a deal killer.
Put the Alpine unit into my '11 Frontier. Everything works well, the unit was easy to install due to shallow form factor. AA works great, without any lag, which I was worried with my Pixel3. The gesture controls do work, except when you are in Android Auto, which is inconsistent, but I used Axxess steering wheel module and that does the trick. Overall very happy with new stereo, not need to upgrade speaker and maybe a sub?
People say this does not sound as good as HD radio. On my JVC, this sounds better than the HD channels. Great product, and easy install
Perfect for 300zx
This works great in the 91 300zx! It's so shallow that fitment is pretty easy.
This radio is great. It’s small, fits in any car and has some great features. Easy to use and installation was easy. Love it!
Lots of features!
This unit has lots of features like x-overs, eq, and time alignment among others. I put this unit in my NSX so space is at a premium and with it being a media-only player it's perfect. No CDs to take up space. I have all of my music on a thumb drive. The screen is very responsive and fast.
There's not much customization as far as the colors or backgrounds on the screen so if you want that look elsewhere.
Bought this radio based on recommendation from sales advisor, glad I did! I wanted Android Auto, hands free bluetooth and ability for Sirius in future. This radio had all that! Excellent price, looks great in car. Only issue i had on installation is connecting to parking brake, tech support helped with that and ask works great now. Kept factory speakers and still sounds amazing. Great unit!
Great Touch Screen
The size makes it very simple to install. Takes about 10 seconds to start up when you start your car. Bypassing the parking brake sensor was a bit of a pain. If you connect to a ground, it will work until you turn the car off then back on. I ended up wiring a switch to a ground, and putting the parking brake wire on the switch. Whenever i start my truck i flip the switch off and then back on, and it works with no issues. I always like volume knobs but the volume buttons work decently fast
Pros: great touch screen, apple carplay works flawlessly, small design, tons of equalizer and crossover features, good price
Cons: 10 second startup, parking brake wire is a bit of a pain, cant customize the home screen, no volume knob
This head unit has it all for a very affordable price. Love all the features. Keep in mind that this unit is not remote ready. Meaning if you don't have steering wheel controls you won't be able to use an external remote with it. Certainly not a deal breaker but something to be aware of. If you have steering wheel controls there's an accessory you can buy that will interface between those and the head unit. Also, you will need a bypass switch for the emergency brake restriction. This is a feature most modern head units have today. I guess it's suppose to ensure you aren't watching videos while driving or something. Anyway, the PAC TR1 works great and is easy to install and you can get it from Sonic. Order and install it with your head unit or it won't work.
The short chassis was a great fit. Has all the features I need which are apple car play and google maps. Very responsive.
Awesome head unit!!
I like that this head unit is adapting with the times. Without the CD player, this unit is very slim and light, and the carplay works well. I was able to connect all my cameras and amp-preout no problem and the remote connection is good!
Excellent Price, Product, and Delivery
I shopped for this product across the internet and found this at a competitive price with a couple of benefits, cash back and free signal for a period to try it. Most importantly, Sonic offered great service, informed me of every step, and had good customer service when I needed it. Great product, Good price, and Good company.
Does what its made for with no issues simple to install.
Not bad, but not great
I had this a short time before I returned it.
The colors are bright and crisp and the touch responsiveness is fantastic. However for being compatible with both Android and Apple, I was sorely disappointed.
I had a Pixel 3XL at the time and getting it to connect and not freeze up on my Android Auto was hit and miss. Some days it would work flawlessly and others not so much. The average connection would take usually 2-4min and usually kick in AFTER I had started driving. This is the main reason I returned the ILX-W650.
The bluetooth connection was fantastic. It would sync almost immediately after I turned on my Frontier. This is what I would usually end up using to stream music as again the Android Auto connection was terrible.
Plenty of settings to tune your music just perfect.
Really nice unit for the money
I replaced a JVC touchscreen unit that I put in my truck about 2 years ago with this Alpine unit. The JVC was very slow to react and I could barely see it during direct sunlight contact. This Alpine unit is 10 times better. Instant response to input and adjustable brightness so you can see during direct sunlight contact. My only complaint is I had to install a bypass so I could access the Bluetooth and Android auto settings in my Toyota Tundra. I only wish I would've known that before I put it all back together. Overall though, this is a great head unit for the money.
This unit has all the features of the high end units. The price is very reasonable and the quality is actually better than some of the high end units
Easy to install and the back up camera feature works great!
Works flawlessly with my iPhone 11 Pro.
Amazing head unit, especially for the price
Absolutely love this head unit and do not miss not having a CD or DVD drive at all. In 2020, there’s really no need for a CD or DVD player as you are most likely streaming everything. Apple CarPlay is fantastic. One of the best parts of this radio is the ability to adjust your speakers for a completely flat response in your car through the parametric equalizer. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to move on to time aligning your speakers. This is no gimmick and produces amazing results when done correctly. Bass is much sharper, vocals become crystal clear, and the imaging and sound staging will really bring the sound to life. The only way to get better than this is to get full DSP where you have full control of parametric EQ’ing and time alignment for each individual speaker, provided you are supplying each with its own channel of amplification. This is what’s known as running fully active. That is a very expensive option to pursue.
Decent low end head unit , really lacks alot of the bells and whistles . Good unit for someone who doesn't care about SQ and adjustability
Perfect Add On
This unit is needed to keep XM Radio when adding an after market radio to your existing infotainment center in most modern day vehicles. Its a plug and play unit thats easy to install.
Happy to buy this radio for a great price. East installation for my suv.
The unit is very nice and easy to program. I would definitely recommend this unit. It is a very nice unit at a reasonable price.
Alpine iLX-W650 "could have been great"
Alpine really made a great looking unit, nice low profile, good quality materials but it lacks a lot of key features, also I know its full touch screen but would like to see a return of units with a physical volume knob, digital buttons are responsive but if you have an older vehicle (like I do) with no steering controls, it can be frustrating to adjust while driving.
No folder options with audio stored on USB (can't scan or select folder just skip to next track, every thing is combined as one big album)
Android auto is a joke (3 Android phones 2xSony 1xNokia none can be detected)
Slow response on touch screen to skip tracks when using Bluetooth
Not really a con but wish it had visualizations when playing from USB
Center of screen has "frost" spot on cold mornings
Size (Low Profile easy to install)
Best crossover I have used in a while
3 sets of pre outs
Built in amp is powerful for stock speakers
I can recommend this unit to people with steering controls (note you would have to purchase an interface from PAC etc.) and an ios device cause it doesn't seem to like Android. Overall I am a bit disappointed but it is a pretty decent unit, could be a bit cheaper.
Great Receiver !
Never installed it, and sold it.
I never should have sold it.
I got it for the price it came out as, which was way lower than now.
It was well built, had a short chassis, had tons of features, and had a fantastic looking screen.
All the features you would want too.
I especially liked that it had HD radio and 4v preamp outputs as well.
Only two things I didn't like .....
The watts were low in concideration to others.
It had everything except navigation which I could of used my phone to link to.
I am a Transporter traveling all across America I need a system that would was somewhat compact but with enough kick without the over kill, the adjustable is awesome, it's as though u were in a studio, being able to separate or keep amp and stereo together is awesome.
I had this professionally installed 25 minutes from my house. Twice during my drive back the receiver just cut off. Completely!!! Then took the 15 long seconds to cut back on. The CarPlay doesn’t work if the car is already on and I plug my phone in. I literally have to cut my car off. Plug the phone into the usb and then cut the car back on. That’s the only way CarPlay will activate. BS! And on top of that yes I cannot access settings. I guess it’s the parking brake fiasco. I’ve tried every variation of off and on on the PB and nothing. I’m so frustrated with this product I wish I could yank it out and send it right back!
Alpine did not disappoint
I have not had an Alpine unit for 20 years. this one was easy to install and sounds terrific. I'm glad I gave them another try
This headunit is certainly great quality especially for this price range. There is no lag when clicking on buttons or switching screens, and it boots up pretty quick. You can also adjust several different sound settings which may be a little overkill for most people but is definitely a nice feature. Android Auto and Apple Carplay work like a charm.
I called Sonic Eletronix and spoke with a gentleman who was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I told him what I was looking for and he knew exactly what I needed. He set me up with the steering wheel control module and everything else I needed specifically for my car.
Overall I would highly recommend this unit.
Easy install and user friendly. Sounds and looks amazing! Highly recommend this.
nice product and addon to my pioneer dmh-1770nex installed at the local audio store.
ILX-W650 - One of the Best Double Din!
This is my third ILX650. One in a previous vehicle and another in a current car. Latest will go in son's car for Christmas. Very shallow chassis so much more room for install. Fast response and intuitive menu system make daily use a pleasure. Who uses CD's any more?!
Nice stereo, I like it.
I bought this for my 2014 Ram 1500 along with the installation kit, harness adaptor and antennae adaptor. I also bought an adaptor to use the existing SiriusXM antennae. You'll likely need a parking brake bypass kit to be able to access the setup functions, Android Auto and Carplay. For some reason the system is linked to the parking brake and it couldn't get the signal through the parking brake connection in the harness. It's about $15.
The stereo is nice. It fits rather shallow into the dash as it's only 2 to 3 inches deep which makes things easier. I'm not using an external amplifier but it has connections to do so. Rear and front camera connections with the rear activating in reverse.
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