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iLX-F259E

Alpine Halo9

iLX-F259E

Halo9 9” Apple CarPlay / Android Auto / Customisable Widgets / USB / Bluetooth /  FLACE

$999.00 $799.00

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SKU: iLX-F259E OWNERS MANUAL: iLX-F259E

Alpine’s ground-breaking Halo9 range is now extended with the release of the all-new iLX-F259E. The customisable user interface accompanied by the 9” WVGA touch-screen leads to an experience that is unmatched. Furthermore, 1-DIN and 2-DIN compatibility of the stunning hovering display enables fitment into a wide-range of vehicles without the need for custom installation.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allows for an extensive range of smartphone features such as getting directions, making calls, sending and receiving messages and listening to music⁠—all accessible on the high-quality display or via voice command. Expand your entertainment options with USB for superb video playback, high-res Flac music and Bluetooth for audio streaming.

For a detailed list of apps that have been CarPlay approved by Apple, head over to their website here: http://www.apple.com/au/ios/carplay/

*Spotify can be used through Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Alpine Connect for Android. 

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay brings your apps to life all through the display. Listen to your favourite music apps such as Spotify or Tidal, plus make calls, get directions with maps, receive messages and see your calendar all while using the display or voice control.

Android Auto

The convenience of Android Auto lets you bring the ever-expanding apps into the dash of your car. From either the display or voice command you can make calls, send and receive messages, play music apps or set a destination via Google Maps or Waze.

Smartphone Navigation

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allows the user to effortlessly command directions through voice control, allowing you to get from A to B with an accurate arrival time and turn-by-turn instructions. Plus, make a booking or call ahead with the location contact feature.

 

Sygic

The Sygic smartphone app is ready for use with Apple CarPlay bringing an in-car navigation experience to your dashboard. The Sygic app provides off-line maps with frequent updates and handy features such as traffic camera alerts, live traffic, lane guidance, actual speed and speed limits when using the paid service.

Waze

Available when using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Waze app provides a unique navigation experience offering alternative routes to save you time. Waze also provides real time feeds reported by fellow Waze users to inform of upcoming traffic, road hazards, camera alerts and police stops.

Audio Streaming Apps

With Apple Music onboard for Apple CarPlay you have access to 60+ million ad-free songs at your fingertips which you can search genres, artists, podcasts and expertly crafted playlists. With the use of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, Amazon Music and Google Play Music provides limitless entertainment to stream or download songs from a list of over 40 million ad-free tracks. Amazon Music, Google Play Music and Apple Music are paid subscriptions.

Spotify

Access the worlds music library with millions of tracks and episodes available on Spotify. When using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto with the Spotify app, you can play the latest songs from your favourite artists, charts and playlists. Plus, browse through the collections of friends, artists, celebrities and radio stations all from the comfort of the driver’s seat. Furthermore, get unlimited skips, no ad interruptions and much more with the Spotify Premium paid subscription.

VOX

The VOX app for iPhone lets you play Hi-Res FLAC, ALAC, DSD, PCM music files, as well as sync music and playlists from Spotify, browse and play streams from SoundCloud, plus access radio stations from around the world. With Apple CarPlay and the VOX app enjoy Hi-Res music and audiophile sound as the artist intended. The VOX Premium paid subscription provides limitless space for your music and much more.

Tidal

While using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Tidal app lets you stream your favourite songs in high quality audio. With over 60 million songs available to stream or download you have endless music options, plus you can stream guest playlists curated by the artists you love and listen to original playlists hand-picked by the Tidal experts. Tidal is a paid subscription.


Calendar

Apple CarPlay brings your iPhone’s Calendar schedule to your dashboard so you can stay up-to-date with future events and important dates whilst on the road. What’s more, if you have a particular event with a location in your calendar, you can simply select the event from the display and Apple CarPlay will launch Maps and provide directions to the location with voice guidance.

Notifications

Android Auto provides you with a simple yet convenient tab to display incoming notifications such as text messages and phone calls. Incoming text messages automatically notify you via the display or you can browse through recent messages. From the display you have the option to either preview the message text or play the message via text-to-speech.

Customise Your Screen

The iLX-F259E is equipped with a customisable user interface so you can setup your screens the way you like. Whether you love listening to the radio or prefer to stream your music through bluetooth, you can arrange the widgets in a way that best suits your needs. Create up to 3 customised home screens by choosing from 22 widgets including Clock, USB images, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, “Now Playing”, Sources, Camera, and Bluetooth functions—that can be easily dragged-and dropped onto the page.

What’s more you can personalise the screen’s wallpaper by using one of your own photos or choose from a number of Alpine’s phenomenal pre-loaded patterns.

RCA Camera Input

Park with ease by connecting a reverse camera (sold separately) to the massive 9” display via the RCA input. This will allow a clear and wide-view of your surroundings such as obstacles and obstructions behind your vehicle.

Built-In Bluetooth

Built-in Bluetooth enables wireless connection of a mobile phone for the convenience and safety of hands free phone and audio streaming. Plus, you can use voice control through the built-in or wired microphone.

USB Video

Enjoy your favourite music videos or TV shows with spectacular USB Video Playback for supported files such as MP4, AVI, WMV, MPG, and MOV files (supports Video files up to 1080p).

USB Audio

Includes a 3-AMP USB port for super-fast charging and provides a multitude of source options, such as iPod and iPhone or memory sticks and other devices to playback specific audio file types FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC.

AM/FM Radio

The iLX-F259E lets you navigate seamlessly between AM/FM channels with the convenience of selecting from 6 AM stations and up 12 FM stations you have preset to the main radio screen as your favourites.

Personalised Wallpaper and Colour Theme

You can change the theme colour and add your own personal wallpaper using a JPEG image or retain the default pattern with a selection of colours available in Amber, Blue, Green or Red. To change the wallpaper refer to Page 12 on the User Manual.

To try out the Space theme wallpaper download here.

iLX-F309E

Adjustable Display Angle

The iLX-F259E provides flexibility when installing. The display can be angled from +45 degrees to -20 degrees to match a wide range of dashboards. The display gets locked in delivering no movement when using the unit.

iLX-F309E

Adjustable Display Height

The display height can be adjusted +/- 3cm from the center position, allowing for standing and hanging display configurations. You can also adjust the distance of the display to your dash with a 20mm range.

KAE-1DPLT Blanking Plate for 2-DIN Installation (Optional)

The KAE-1DPLT (optional) blanking plate makes any 2-DIN installation a breeze with a professional finish. The KAE-1DPLT fills the void of the 1-DIN space either at the top or underneath when using a conventional 2-DIN dash fascia installation kit. For more information click on the KAE-1DPLT link.

KAE-1DPLT Blanking Plate Fitment (Optional)

The KAE-1DPLT is securely fitted to either the top or bottom of the Halo9 chassis, allowing the space to be filled regardless of if the unit is installed higher or lower in the dash. Secured by machine thread screws makes installation of the blanking plate simple and robust.

iLX-F259E Overview

Digital Time Correction
This unit is able to delay the audio signal to the speakers closest to the listener. This effectively creates a perception of increased distance...Read more

Made for iPhone
It’s simply the best way to control your iPhone in the car – enjoy seamless operation of your iPhone in addition to full control of all your...Read more

3 Preouts
The three sets of RCA PreOut lets you build a full-fledged sound system to add multiple amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers for a truly remarkable...Read more

4V Preouts
Alpine’s 4V Pre-Out stage ensures ultra clean signal transmission from the head unit to amplifiers. When gain matched to amplifiers, the high...Read more

50 Watts x 4 Built-in Amplifier
This high quality head unit delivers exceptional clean sound from its built-in high-power 50 Watts x 4 amplifier. Perfectly matched to Alpine...Read more

Alpine TuneIt TTS App
Alpine’s TuneIt app makes smartphone integration a breeze, offering advanced audio tuning, download of preset audio parameters and Facebook...Read more

Android Compatible
Media and app control from Android smartphones is supported through this device, making it a great unit for smartphone users.

Bass Engine SQ
The BASS button takes you directly to Alpine’s advanced bass level adjustment function. As you choose one of the five levels, it automatically...Read more

Bass EQ
Bass EQ provides a boost at 40Hz to increase the impact of sound from the subwoofer.

Bluetooth
Get bluetooth in your car for full operation of a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone from the head unit. Drivers can keep their phone in their pocket...Read more

FLAC High Resolution Music Playback
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is a lossless compression format. Digital audio compressed by FLAC's algorithm can typically be reduced to 50-60%...Read more

Made for iPod and iPhone
It’s simply the best way to control your iPhone or iPod in the car – enjoy seamless operation of your iPhone or iPod in addition to full...Read more

MediaXpander
MediaXpander (MX) is Alpine’s exclusive technology that restores sound quality lost in music file compression or original recording process. No...Read more

Play direct from USB
Expand your listening choices by plugging your USB mass storage devices into the front USB port.

Rear USB for iPhone/iPod
Connect your iPhone/iPod using rear USB input, the included USB cable can be conveniently located to the centre console or glove compartment for...Read more

Reverse Camera Ready
This head unit is equipped with a RCA input to connect the optional reverse camera. The camera is compact for easy of installation, plus its...Read more

USB Cable Included
A USB extension cable is included to route the connector to a convenient location such as the glove box or centre console.

USB for iPod or iPhone and MP3/WMA/AAC
The USB connection provides seamless access and playback of your audio content stored on your iPod® or iPhone®. It also lets you enjoy the...Read more

WMA / MP3 / AAC
Play your compressed music files. When you purchase music from the Internet and burn it onto CDs, you naturally want to play it in your car. Select...Read more

Works with Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay is a streamlined way to connect an iPhone to your car’s infotainment system, letting you access iPhone functions such as music,...Read more

WVGA High Resolution Display
WVGA screen technology delivers ultra-high-resolution for stunning image clarity and vivid colours. Plus, Visual Enhancement technology provides a...Read more

Features

General

  • Display: 9 inch Capacitive WVGA Display
  • Apple CarPlay: Siri Voice Control, Apple Music, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Apple Maps*, Phone Calls, iMessages, Music (*Please check Apple Map availability at Apple official website.)
  • Android  Auto: Voice command, Google Play Music, Spotify, Google Maps, Messages, Phone Call, Music
  • Power Output: 4 x 16 W RMS Amplifier
  • Tuner Preset: FM1 : 6 / FM2 : 6/  AM : 6
  • LED Backlighting System
  • Control Type: Touch, Drag, Flick
  • High Grade Audiophile Design
  • 3PreOuts (4V) (Front/Rear/Sub)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Function
  • Camera Guide Line Adjustment
  • Rearview Camera Display Automatic Boot-up
  • Live Contrast Adjustment
  • Menu Language: English/Thai/Vietnamese/Chinese
  • Clock
  • Firmware Updatable
  • Power Antenna Lead
  • Power Requirement: 14.4 V. DC (11-16V allowable)
  • Pre Output Voltage (Before Clipping): 4 V / 10k ohms
  • Maximum Mounting Angle: 30°

BLUETOOTH®

  • Built-in BLUETOOTH® Module
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile) Compatible
  • Streaming Music: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Compatible
  • Streaming Music Control: AVRCP (Audio / Video Remote Control Profile) Ver.1.5 Compatible
  • Advanced BLUETOOTH® Technology
  • Connection: SSP (Simple Secure Pairing) Supported
  • Phone Book: Phone Book Synchronisation
  • Multiple Phone Number Registration: 5 Phone Numbers can be stored for one name
  • Device Name Display
  • Auto Answer
  • Redial Function
  • Speech Volume Level Adjustment: Possible for Outgoing and Incoming Volume
  • DTMF (Touch-Tone) Function
  • Microphone Included

Made for iPod® / iPhone®

  • Available Selections: Playlist / Artist / Album /Song / Podcast / Genre / Composer / Audiobook
  • Alphabet Search
  • Artwork Display
  • Direct Up / Down: Playlist / Artist / Album / Genre / Composer
  • M.I.X. (Shuffle) Play: Song, Albums, All
  • Repeat
  • Battery Charging
  • Voice Dial/Siri

Connectivity

  • Works with Apple CarPlay (requires CarPlay enabled iPhone)
  • Works with Android Auto (Requires Android Auto enabled smartphone)

Navigation Function

  • Navigation capability with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

USB Media Connection

  • Music Playback: FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV compatible (Up to 48kHz/24 Bit)
  • Video Playback: MP4/AVI/WMV/MOV/MPG compatible
  • File / Folder Name Search
  • Folder Up / Down
  • M.I.X. Random Play
  • Repeat

Sound Tuning

  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • Subwoofer Phase Select
  • Equaliser: Flat, Pop, Rock, News, Jazz, Electronic, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country, Classical
  • 5-band Graphic EQ
  • Crossover Setting
  • Application Volume Level Setting
  • Easy, Step-by-Step Sound Customisation
  • MediaXpander
  • Subwoofer Level Control
  • Digital Time Correction (6 channels)
  • 3 Year Warranty when installed by an Authorised Alpine Dealer

Specifications

Screen

  • Screen Size: 9 inch Capacitive WVGA
  • LCD Type: Transparent Type TN LCD
  • Operation System: TFT Active Matrix
  • Number of Picture Elements: 1,152,000 pixels (800 x 3 x 480)
  • Illumination System: White LED Backlighting
  • Effective Number of Picture Elements: 99% or more

USB

  • USB Requirements: USB 2.0
  • Max. Power Consumption: 1,500 mA (CDP Support)
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class, Play From Device
  • File System: FAT 16/32
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG-1/2 AUDIO Layer-3
  • WMA Decoding: Windows Media™ Audio
  • AAC Decoding: ACC-LC format ′′.m4a′′ file
  • FLAC Decoding
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 5 – 20k Hz ±1 dB *Frequency Response may differ depending on the encoder software/bit rate
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008%
  • DynamicRange(at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 100 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB

BLUETOOTH®

  • BLUETOOTH® Version: Bluetooth V4.1
  • Output Power: +4 dBm Max. (Power class 2)
  • HFP: HFP (Hands Free Profile)
  • PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • A2DP: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP: AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)

Dimensions

  • Din Size: 1DIN chassis and 9” Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 50 x 164 mm
iPod / iPhone Compatibility Generation Version
iPhone XS Max  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone XS  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone XR  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone X  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone 8 Plus  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone 8  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone 7 Plus  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone 7  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone SE  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone 6S Plus  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone 6S  Ver. 13.2.3
iPhone 6 Plus  Ver. 12.4.3
iPhone 6 Ver. 12.4.3
iPhone 5S Ver. 12.4.3
iPhone 5C Ver. 10.3
iPhone 5 Ver. 10.3

*The above devices have been tested and shown to work with this unit. Correct function of earlier versions cannot be guaranteed.

* Please note iPod’s that require a 30 pin connection are not compatible with this unit.

Firmware Version 3.08 (May 2020)

This update is specifically intended for users with the iLX-F259E. There is one firmware update per unit. If you are not sure if you need this update please contact your dealer.

Release Notes:

  • Fixes call quality issues in Apple CarPlay
  • Fixes AM frequency stepping
  • Minor bug fixes

 

Firmware instructions and update download available at https://www.alpine.com.au/support/product-updates/software-updates/ilx-f259e-firmware-update/

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