Endless Possibilities Auto and Alpine at SubieFest Midwest 2021

JOLIET, IL (08.25.2021) – Endless Possibilities Auto is a very proactive 12volt retailer that understands the value of exhibiting and connecting at consumer events. On Sunday, August 22nd, the Endless Possibilities Auto Team made the short 20 mile trip from their Aurora location to participate at the SubieFest Midwest 2021 event at the Route 66 Raceway in Joliet IL.

Cesar Marungo, Endless Possibilities Auto owner, offered, “At the store we like Subaru. In fact 4 of us own various Subaru models. We have quite a number of customers who are happy with the upgrades we have made to their vehicles. It was a no-brainer for us to get a booth and make the short drive to Joliet. We loaded our vehicles with gear to display and sell at the event and hit the road Sunday. Having Alpine as a partner at the event, with Chris Reavis on site, was really big plus.”

Endless Possibilities Auto was set up with company tent, Alpine flags and employee Subaru demo vehicles.
The Route 66 Raceway venue was ideal for the Subiefest Midwest 2021 event.

The Route 66 Raceway was packed with vendors, Subaru owners and importantly a large turnout of enthusiasts on a sunny Sunday for the SubieFest Midwest event.

“There is quite a community of Subaru owners in our area. Being able to show our demo vehicles at the event was terrific. Chris did great job showing the latest Alpine products. In addition, as the remote start season is on the way, we highlighted that category along with radar detectors and LED lighting. Through the day I think we had meaningful conversations with a couple hundred people under our tent and in our demos. We sold quite a bit of the product that we took to the show and handed out a ton of fliers and Alpine lit.”

Tables under the tent were stacked with deals and swag.

Reavis offered, “Cesar and Endless Possibilities Auto have had successful Alpine events in the past and it was very rewarding to be able to give back by supporting him at the SubieFest Midwest event. This is what a great business relationship is all about.”

Visit endlesspossibilitiesauto.com for more.

The Great Alpine Wall of Bass Creates Excitement at Car Stereo One

TOLEDO, OH (07.09.2021) – The Great Alpine Wall Of Bass in the Car Stereo One showroom, in place now for 6 months, is creating excitement and driving business.

Steve Braun, President of Car Stereo One, stated “I believe that it is up to our industry, retailers and vendors alike, to bring excitement back to car audio. With the Great Alpine Wall of Bass we created an exciting in-store experience for consumers in Toledo and the surrounding area. On Wednesday, July 7th an Alpine team checked out the Great Alpine Wall of Bass and were very impressed.”

Pictured (L to R) Steve Braun – Car Stereo One owner, Cody, Hunter, JT, Brian, Steve Brown – Alpine, Chris Reavis – Alpine, Steve McGaffee – Online Marketing, and Dan Sparks – Alpine.

Steve McGaffee with Online Marketing joined Steve Brown-Alpine Director of Brand Marketing, Dan Sparks and Chris Reavis to check out the Great Wall of Bass at Car Stereo One.

The Great Alpine Wall of Bass features 30 woofers and 30 amps. It was the first of its kind in the whole country and definitely brought excitement back to car audio in the Toledo area. The 30 Alpine S-SB12V Halo woofer system links to create a wall across one side of the showroom. The 30 KTA-200M PowerPack mono amplifiers are mounted in a corner by the Great Alpine Wall of Bass.

The Great Alpine Wall of Bass is flanked by Alpine product displays.

Continuing, Braun offered, “The Great Alpine Wall of Bass came about following staff conversations with our area Alpine brand representative Dan Sparks. We were talking about car audio in the old days. One thing led to another. We took our ideas, with Steve McGaffee-Online Marketing, to Alpine and they gave the green light to go ahead with the project. The product was ordered and when it arrived Chris Reavis came up from Chicago and we knocked out the installation which took 3 days to get all in place.”

“The Great Alpine Wall of Bass has already been heard and felt. Our staff on the floor is getting a lot of attention when they crank the volume. We just began running some contests on social media. Our customers will be able to snap images and make videos in front of the Great Alpine Wall of Bass which they can post on Tik Tok and other platforms for prizes. We plan a grand prize for the most views. A big thank you for the support from Alpine, Online Marketing and the work of our team,” Braun concluded.

Visit carstereo1.com and alpine-usa.com for more.

Alps Alpine Achieves First 384kHz / 32bit High-Resolution Audio Playback for Car Audio Industry

AUBURN HILLS, MI (06.24.2021) – Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. and its domestic marketing division Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., introduce AlpineF#1Status, the pinnacle of car audio.

Developed through the culmination of knowledge and technical expertise gathered over the years as a premium sound system supplier, AlpineF#1Status is a complete premium car audio system that embodies Alpine’s vision of “Emotion in Mobility,” by delivering an unparalleled music experience. It provides listeners with the emotional experience of a live performance, transforming a space used for transportation into a superior acoustic environment.

AlpineF#1Status is the first in the industry to achieve 384kHz/32bit high-resolution audio playback, the highest recording spec possible in a car audio system. This is more than 17 times the amount of digital audio data in a standard CD (44.1kHz/16bit). Audio is reproduced with a level of quality that is not possible with CDs and allows listeners to experience music details that were previously exclusive to a live performance, such as the breath of the artist and subtle interactions with instruments. The AlpineF#1Status system truly allows listeners to experience recording studio-level sound within a vehicle.

To create accurate sound reproduction, development was focused on three critical parameters: Time scale synchronization of audio signal transmission, sound arrival and custom tone frequency range of a 4-way speaker system.

Achievement of 384kHz/32bit High-Resolution Audio Playback and Playback Environment

Appeal of High-Resolution Audio 
The human ear can hear frequencies up to 20kHz, however, 384kHz high-resolution audio allows playback of ultrahigh tonal ranges up to 192kHz. This poses a problem, as limiting the audio to a range that can be heard by humans causes compromises in the original sound wave, creating a reproduction that differs from the original.
High-resolution audio is reproduced by incorporating frequency ranges that cannot be heard by the human ear. This provides a richer expression in high tonal ranges, expanding the sense of detail and depth of the music. Additionally, high-resolution audio reproduction is clean sound with minimal distortion, even when the music is played at high volumes.

Perfect Synchronization for a Live Feel

Time Scale Synchronization of Audio Signal Transmission
Until recently, the head unit, used for audio source playback, and the audio processor, used for tuning, were separate systems due to the limited environment and installation space in the vehicle cabin. For this reason, it was necessary for each device handling digital signals to have an independent crystal (clock) to process the signals and timing of each component. This causes deviations in the digital signal called “jitter” (clocking errors) which affects the quality of the audio playback. The Master Clock Management System in the AlpineF#1Status system was developed to resolve this.

At the Master Clock Managements System’s Core, the OCXO DuCULoN®, boasts the world’s highest level of frequency precision completely synchronizing the transmission between the head unit and the audio processor with a single clock. This reduces the amount of jitter in the audio transmission.

Used for the first time in a car audio system, OCXO is a crystal oscillator with temperature control system. It enhances audio precision with a design containing two crystals housed in a dedicated case with enhanced heat insulation that increases the frequency-temperature characteristic from ±50ppm (parts per million) to ±0.1ppb (parts per billion) through an automated temperature control system.

To fully utilize this high-precision device, it is configured to be directly supplied as a Digital to Analog (DA) conversion clock to the ES9038PRO DAC used to achieve 384kHz/32bit playback. This minimizes audio quality deterioration caused by clock jitter and provides a configuration that reaches the full potential of high-resolution audio.

Synchronization of Sound Arrival

In traditional car audio systems, the distance to the listener is asymmetrical on the left and right depending on the speaker placement and seat positioning, thereby requiring high-precision tuning to optimize sound quality.

AlpineF#1Status is equipped with four premium digital sound processors running up to 1GHz/64bit, delivering processing capability of a high-power computer CPU to achieve accurate sound tuning. This enables AlpineF#1Status to perform time alignment adjustments with a precision of approximately 0.9mm, improving from the equivalent of approximately 7.2mm which is the smallest unit possible in existing products.

4-Way Synchronization of Speaker Tone

Conventional speakers are made with materials and a structure suited to the entire playback frequency band, while component speaker systems are made up of materials and structures designed for its individual frequency band. For example, thin diaphragms are lightweight and suitable for playback of high-speed high notes but have reduced rigidity. Meanwhile, highly rigid diaphragms are suitable for low notes, but they are thick and heavy, and not suitable for playback of high notes.

AlpineF#1Status uses high-performance carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in each speaker that completely synchronizes the speaker’s tone by unifying the diaphragm material of each speaker. CFRP is lightweight, like plastic, yet highly rigid like aluminum. This aerospace material is versatile enough to be used for frequencies ranging from low to ultra-high range and results in the best diaphragm design to achieve the performance of the full specification of high-resolution audio.

The surrounds of the speakers incorporate a proprietary “double gathered edge” delivering audio quality that supports high-resolution audio. Combining Alpine patented speaker technologies, including DDDrive, DDLinear, and DualEmission magnetic circuits, reduce distortion between speakers by accurately transforming the incoming electrical signal into cone movement. As a result, the playback frequency of each AlpineF#1Status speaker covers a wider range than ever before, enabling a wider cross-over for each system component.

Introduction of AlpineF#1Status will begin with the launch of a new demo vehicle, which will tour the U.S. in the summer of 2022. Sales will start in fall. Details will be provided on www.alpine-usa.com.

Alpine Hosts In-Store DSP Training at Car Stereo One in Toledo

TOLEDO, OH (05.20.2021) – The new Alpine PXE-0850X Digital Sound Processor is beginning to arrive in the 12volt retail marketplace. On Tuesday evening May 18th Alpine staff members Dan Sparks and Chris Reavis, along with area factory representative Steve McGaffee, hosted an Alpine DSP training for entire Car Stereo One team.

Dan Sparks, who conducted the actual presentation, stated, “This was such a terrific training. It was one of the very first in-person trainings with retailer we have done in forever. Steve McGaffee has the PXE-850X installed in his Toyota Camry and rolled it into the installation bay where the actual training took place.”

This graphic highlighted the PXE-0850X feature set for Dan Sparks’ presentation.
This presentation graphic spotlighted the products in McGaffee’s Camry plus showed the very reasonable price of an ‘Alpine DSP In-Car Concert.’

Steve Braun, Car Stereo One President related, “The new Alpine DSP delivers a new level in-vehicle sound experience. Dan covered the ins-and-outs of the unit very well. When members of our team sat in the car to listen it took the in-vehicle sound experience to a new level. Like being at a live concert. Our 4 sales staff and 4 techs were amazed when each took a seat in the car. In fact, two want to buy a PXE-0850X and install it in their personal car.”

Chris Reavis offered, “I think back to my favorite live concert… Fleetwood Mac. When listening to a system with an Alpine DSP it’s like hearing Stevie Nicks LIVE on stage at that Fleetwood Mac concert.”

“When I make a dealer sales call its top on the list for all members of the store staff to come out and listen to the PXE-850X in my Camry. The DSP module is in the console and the control unit mounted on the dash. An Alpine sub enclosure is in the trunk with the Alpine Amplifier,” Steve McGaffee offered.

Concluding, Braun added, “Business has been very strong. The last customers in the store on Tuesday were so impressed with our Alpine Wall of Bass they stayed until a little before 7. Then we enjoyed pizza and started the training. When we listened to the system in Steve’s car everyone got an idea how to demo a concert in a car. Plus, with many older cars, the Bluetooth module brings every more possibilities to improve a customer’s in-vehicle experience. A big Thank You to Alpine and the Alpine stall who presented the meeting.

Visit alpine-usa.com and carstereo1.com for more.

Alpine Electronics Now Shipping the New PXE-0850X Digital Sound Processor

AUBURN HILLS, MI (04.27.2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the PXE-0850X 12-Channel Advanced Wireless Digital Sound Processor (DSP). This solution replaces the PXE-0850S with the next generation of upgraded technology that allows integration into factory systems.  

OEM Integration

The PXE-0850X has 6 low and/or high-level inputs that can be mixed to create a full range signal that sends up to 12 independent channels for versatility in OEM and aftermarket system building. Eight of the 12 channels can utilize 25W of powered output to allow even more flexibility. New and improved software matches the user interface (UI) of the PXE-X09 (introduced in 2020) and provides a cleaner layout that simplifies the mixer and tuning flow. 

Tuning Tools

The processor can be tuned with the 31 Band Parametric or Graphic EQ for precise adjustments. Detailed high/low crossovers and expansive time correction can be made to each of the 12 channels. This allows the tuner to overcome acoustical abnormalities in the vehicle and set a proper sound stage for premium sound performance. Tuning can be done wirelessly via Bluetooth from a smartphone or through a wired USB connection with a PC. By downloading the free PXE-0850X DSP app (available on the App Store or Google Play), customers can get real-time tuning results and compare them with the “Before” and “After” effects. Tuning files can be saved directly to a smartphone, hard drive, or thumb drive for storage and shared via text message or email.   

Music on Command 

Access to some of the DSP’s features is presented in the improved LCD controller, which can be flush-mounted on the dash for easy access. The rotary knob can quickly adjust volume, preset storage and recall, subwoofer level, and source selection with results displayed on the LED screen.   

The PXE-0850X can also be used as a head unit or music source in older vehicles. The PXE-0850X can receive music sent directly from a smartphone with Bluetooth wireless streaming, so customers can listen to their playlists without replacing the factory head unit or adding an aftermarket head unit.   

The PXE-0850X is now shipping at a MAP of $699.95 and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator. 

Tech specs:

  • New and improved user interface (UI) 
  • Bluetooth audio streaming with included external module 
  • Wireless sound tuning via smartphone. PC tuning also available 
  • Improved Dash-mounted remote controller included
  • 6 Low and/or High-level inputs 
  • 12 RCA outputs  
  • Matrix Mixing 
  • 25W RMS x 8 (4Ω, <1% THD+N, 14.4V) (mirrors the first 8 RCA outputs) 
  • Frequency range: 20Hz ~ 20KHz, 1Hz steps 
  • Q: 0.404 ~ 28.85, 0.01 steps 
  • Gain: -12.0dB ~ +12.0 dB, 0.1 dB steps 
  • Filter crossover points: 20Hz – 20KHz. 1Hz steps 
  • Slopes: 12dB, 18dB, 24dB, 30dB, 36dB, 42dB, 48dB 
  • 31 Band Parametric or Graphic Output EQ 
  • High pass, low pass, and bandpass, independent filters per channel 
  • Time correction: Up to 20ms delay per channel 
  • Delay units: 0.000 to 20 milliseconds, 0.00 to 692 centimeters, 0.00 to 273 inches 
  • 0 deg. or 180 deg. phase adjustment per channel 
  • Specialized type filtering: Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley, Bessel 
  • TI 32-bit DSP with 300MHz floating point processing 
  • TI 24-bit premium audio ADC/DAC

Visit www.alpine-usa.com for more.

Alpine Electronics to Attend 2021 Jeep Beach

AUBURN HILLS, MI (04.14.2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. announces the 18th-annual Jeep Beach Vendor Show at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida from Friday, April 23 – Saturday, April 24.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, Alpine’s presence at Jeep Beach signals continued support for one of the largest, Jeep-only events in the country. This also marks the return for Jeep enthusiasts who consider Alpine as the premium choice for aftermarket Jeep upgrades.

Alpine Brand Specialist Colin Vargo (L), pictured with a Jeeper at a previous Jeep Beach, will show Alpine’s latest at Jeep Beach 2021.

Located on Daytona Row, Alpine will be represented by Alpine Authorized Retailer Roco 4×4 and rep firm Dynamic Sales & Marketing, who will be available to give on-site vehicle demonstrations and answer product questions. Jeep Beach attendees who visit the Alpine booth can get hands-on with Alpine products and walk away with free giveaways.

Alpine’s 2015 Jeep Wrangler will be on-site loaded with the new X409-WRA-JK 9-inch Weather-Resistant Navigation System with Off-Road Mode, a PSS-22WRA Weather-Resistant Sound System, and an HCE-TCAM1-WRA Spare Tire Mount Rear-View Camera. Roco 4×4 will also bring “Sandstorm,” a 2018 Jeep Wrangler with the X409-WRA-JK and PSS-22WRA.

All products are available for purchase during the event with special, event-only pricing. Jeep Beach attendees will also have special access to an online-only promo code for select products on Roco 4×4’s website from Wednesday, April 21 – Monday, April 25.

Installation will not be offered during the event, however, recommendations can be made by the on-site Alpine/Rocco team.

Alpine will also highlight a HCE-TCAM1-WRA Spare Tire Rear-View Camera and Light System for 2007 – up Jeep Wranglers ($500 value) for the Jeep Beach raffle. Winners will be drawn and announced by Jeep Beach.

In accordance with local, state-level, and event guidelines and directions, Alpine and Roco 4×4 staff will wear a face cover or mask, and when possible, maintain a social distance of six feet, during in-person product or vehicle demonstrations. All products and vehicles will be disinfected with sanitation kits before and after each demo. Alpine will also have hand sanitizer to use before and after each demo.

Visit alpine-usa.com for more.

WOW Electronics Brings Alpine “WOW” to the Showroom

EASTPOINT, MI (04.01.2021) – WOW Electronics recently completed a major showroom makeover at their Eastpointe store. The showroom now definitely has the Alpine ‘WOW’ factor.

Brothers Rick and JD Daniels have 2 locations in the Detroit area and decided to kickoff the 2021 season with a new look in their Eastpointe store showroom. The Alpine brand has been a staple with WOW Electronics for over a decade.

This image in the new showroom included senior Alpine staff members who took the short ride from Alpine’s HQ in Auburn Hills MI to experience the Alpine ‘WOW’ factor. JD Daniels-WOW, Mike Schafer-Alpine Area Rep, Rick Daniels-WOW, Ed Moriarty-Alpine Assistant VP, Chris Reavis-Alpine Brand Specialist, Kunihiko Sato-Alpine Sr Planning, Robert Hill-Alpine President and Dan Sparks-Alpine Sales Manager.

“Alpine has been very supportive through the years. When we decided to do the makeover of the showroom at our Eastpointe store we approached Alpine through our area representatives Mike Schafer and Dan Sparks. Very soon we got the go ahead and got started. The room itself, about 20’ by 30’, needed some work on the ceiling, floor and paint. While that work was being done, all was in progress at Alpine to send cool lifestyle graphics. Product and display items were soon shipped and we got going on the actual showroom setup,” JD Daniels related.

The Alpine Halo Wall of Bass is extremely loud and shakes the WOW walls!

Daniels continued, “It took about 5 full days to assemble, set up the displays and install all the Alpine gear. During that time Alpine team members Chris Reavis, Mike Schafer and Dan Sparks put in many hours to bring it all together. After a few adjustments the showroom in the store definitely rocked with the Alpine ‘WOW’ Factor.”

Once the room was completed a meeting was set for senior staff members from Alpine Electronics Auburn Hills MI HQ to make the short trip to experience the new WOW Electronics showroom and the Alpine ‘WOW’ factor.

 Customers entering the store proceed into the showroom and experience the Alpine ‘WOW’ factor.

“Everyone at the meeting saw and felt the Alpine ‘WOW’ Factor. Our customers definitely do also. Our store is setup so traffic flows into that showroom. We keep music playing all the time. When we crank the volume, and customers hear and feel the 12 Alpine subs, their eyes light up and there is a smile on their face. Very importantly too, they are making an Alpine purchases and telling their friends,” Daniels concluded.

The Team at WOW Electronics makes frequent social media posts and highlight the Alpine ‘WOW’ factor in the new showroom.

The Daniels brothers have been in the electronics business for parts of 3 decades. Part of that time was with cellular telephone stores in the early days. We’ve Only Wireless became today’s WOW Electronics.

A big 12volt Thank You to all that contributed to this article with phone calls and txts. Thank you to Chris Reavis for the super images.

Visit wowelectronics.com and alpine-usa.com.

Alpine on the Road to Extreme Audio in Wisconsin

MANITOWOC, WI (02.16.2021) – Alpine Brand Specialist Chris Reavis, and Mike Lewis with Echo Sales, made a swing to Wisconsin. Working with the 3 store Extreme Audio company, to conduct product trainings and help with store displays, was lead on the schedule. The Extreme Audio stores in Manitowoc, Green Bay and Appleton, were visited 3 days during the week of February 8th.

Alpine Brand Specialist Chris Reavis (R) pictured with Chad Nissen in front of Alpine products on the display. Nissen is a new member of the Extreme Audio sales team at the Manitowoc, WI store.

Reavis stated “Extreme Audio has a few new team members on the sales floor. We spent time bringing all up to speed with the latest Alpine products. For new sales members we also helped them get familiar with a sales presentation for consumers looking to upgrade audio in their rides. While at each location made sure the Alpine products on the display boards were 100%.

Chris Reavis at work on the Extreme Audio Alpine display at the Green Bay, WI store.

Extreme Audio’s Kurt Scherer related “Alpine is a key brand with our company and it was super to have Chris and Mike travel to our stores and spend quality time with our team members.”

Echo Sales covers 7 states in the upper MidWest for Alpine. Mike Lewis, area representative for a portion of the northern Echo Sales territory, offered “With no in-person trade shows it is very important to spend in-store time with Alpine dealers. During the time with sales staff members we really got a feel for what customers were asking for with regard to upgrading their rides. Smartphone connectivity and display size was a topic that continued to come up. Alpine is certainly at the very top of aftermarket upgrades in those areas.”

Visit extremeaudio.com and alpine-usa.com for more.

Car Stereo One Builds The Great Alpine Wall Of Bass

TOLEDO, OH (01.28.2021) – Car Stereo One in Toledo has big plans for 2021. The Great Alpine Wall Of Bass in the Car Stereo One showroom has set the 2021 plan in motion.

Steve Braun, President of Car Stereo One, stated “I believe that it is up to our industry, retailers and vendors alike, to bring excitement back to car audio. With the Great Alpine Wall of Bass we are prepared to create an exciting in-store experience for consumers in Toledo and the surrounding area. Our General Manager Parker Lopez was the driving force behind this project. He enlisted support from Alpine’s Chris Reavis and Dan Sparks. Together they created the Great Alpine Wall of Bass in our showroom.”

An animated Parker Lopez, Car Stereo One GM, shows all how big the sound is coming from the Great Alpine Wall of Bass.

Parker Lopez commented “30 woofers and 30 amps, it’s amazing. It’s the first of its kind in the whole country and will definitely bring excitement back to car audio in our area”. The 30 Alpine S-SB12V Halo woofer systems link to create a wall across one side of the showroom. The 30 KTA-200M PowerPack mono amplifiers are mounted in a corner by the Great Alpine Wall of Bass.

Lopez has been on board at Car Stereo One for 5 years. His father, being on the tech side in the 12volt industry, got his son interested in car stereo at an early age.

The Great Alpine Wall of Bass is flanked by Alpine product displays.

Continuing, Lopez offered, “The Great Alpine Wall of Bass came about following conversations with our area Alpine brand representative Dan Sparks. We were talking about car audio in the old days. One thing led to another. We took our ideas to Steve and he gave the green light to go ahead with the project. The product was ordered and when it arrived Chris Reavis came up from Chicago and we knocked out the installation which took 3 days to get all in place.”

“The Great Alpine Wall of Bass is already being heard and felt. Our staff on the floor is getting a lot of attention when they crank the volume. We will be running some contests on social media. Our customers will be able to snap images and make videos in front of the Great Alpine Wall of Bass they can post on Tik Tok and other platforms for prizes. We plan a grand prize for the most views. A big thank you for the support from Alpine and the work of our team,” Braun concluded.

Braun went to work at Car Stereo One in 1978 and purchased the company in 1992.

Visit carstereo1.com and alpine-usa.com for more.

Alpine Electronics Introduces a New Digital Sound Processor

AUBURN HILLS, MI (01.26.2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduces the newest 12-Channel Advanced Wireless Digital Sound Processor (DSP) to their lineup with the PXE-0850X. This solution replaces the PXE-0850S with the next generation of upgraded technology that allows integration into factory systems.

“As factory systems continue to advance, Alpine provides solutions that will not only integrate into a factory system but help the discerning audio consumer build their ideal sound system,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.

OEM Integration
The PXE-0850X has 6 low and/or high-level inputs that can be mixed to create a full range signal that sends up to 12 independent channels for versatility in OEM and aftermarket system building. Eight of the 12 channels can utilize 25W of powered output to allow even more flexibility.

New and improved software matches the user interface (UI) of the PXE-X09 (introduced in 2020) and provides a cleaner layout that simplifies the mixer and tuning flow.

Tuning Tools
The processor can be tuned with the 31 Band Parametric or Graphic EQ for precise adjustments. Detailed high/low crossovers and expansive time correction can be made to each of the 12 channels. This allows the tuner to overcome acoustical abnormalities in the vehicle and set a proper sound stage for premium sound performance.

Tuning can be done wirelessly via Bluetooth from a smartphone or through a wired USB connection with a PC. By downloading the free PXE-0850X DSP app (available on the App Store or Google Play™), customers can get real-time tuning results and compare them with the “Before” and “After” effect. Tuning files can be saved directly to a smartphone, hard drive, or thumb drive for storage and shared via text message or email.

Music on Command
Access to some of the DSP’s features is presented in the included LCD controller, which can be flush-mounted on the dash for easy access. The rotary knob can quickly adjust volume, preset storage and recall, subwoofer level, and source selection with results displayed on the LED screen.

The PXE-0850X can also be used as a head unit or music source in older vehicles. The PXE-0850X can receive music sent directly from a smartphone with Bluetooth wireless streaming, so customers can listen to their playlists without replacing the factory head unit or adding an aftermarket head unit.

The PXE-0850X will ship in March 2021 at a MAP of $699.95 and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

Visit www.alpine-usa.com for more.