Alpine Electronics Introduces New Audio/Video Receiver

Back January 7, 2014

The IVE-W555BT Features Include Custom Sound Tuning Through the Alpine TuneIt App

Torrance, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2014) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. has introduced the IVE-W555BT, a new audio/video (AV) receiver for in-dash use. The receiver debuted at the 2014 International CES, taking place Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The IVE-W555BT has a 6.1-inch WVGA high-resolution screen and DVD slot, making it a convenient product for users who prefer a screen-based entertainment system in the dash. Entertainment sources include Made for iPod® and iPhone® compatibility and Pandora® internet radio control from an iPhone® or Android™ smartphone. The rear USB port allows for high-speed USB connections to music libraries stored on an iPod®, iPhone® or USB drive. Basic control of iPhone® apps is available through the App Mode, which displays available metadata from the app on the IVE-W555BT’s screen.

Alpine TuneIt App
The IVE-W555BT is compatible with Alpine’s exclusive Alpine TuneIt App. Alpine TuneIt App debuted in 2013 and is an easy-to-use sound tuning app which offers Facebook notifications. Users download the free app onto their iPhone® or Android™ smartphone and create a user profile with information about themselves, their vehicle, and their Alpine sound system. They can follow the simple instructions to adjust sound settings (like Time Correction, Parametric EQ and Crossover) for their specific vehicle, or choose from the pre-made settings in the database. Users can share settings and rate settings made by others. The sound setting activities are done through a graphical user interface on the smartphone. The phone only needs to be connected when downloading the sound setting into the IVE-W555BT; this connection can be done through USB for iPhone® or through Bluetooth® wireless technology with a compatible Android™ smartphone.

Now in its second generation, new features added to the Alpine TuneIt App include increased vehicle choices for easier profile set-up and an expanded database of Alpine speakers and subwoofers for more precise sound system tuning. Bass Engine SQ tuning is a new feature that changes bass sound characteristics by automatically adjusting different combinations of EQ, Sub Level and Crossover settings through the choice of five bass profiles (Standard, Punch, Rich, Mid Bass, Low Bass). Bass Engine SQ tuning can also be adjusted through TuneIt 2.0.

Users are notified of incoming activity on their Facebook wall through a pop-up message on the IVE-W555BT’s screen, showing the name and profile image of the sender. If the user chooses to accept the notification, TuneIt® 2.0 will play the message back via text-to-speech and the user can “Like” the message through the press of a button. When the vehicle is parked, the user can view posted photos and messages, or play them back via text-to-speech.

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
The IVE-W555BT uses Alpine’s advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology. Ease-of-use features include secure simple pairing (SSP); phone battery, cellular signal level and received message icons; as well as call waiting. Sound quality features include digital sound processor (DSP) expansion for better streaming quality; MediaXpander technology for enhanced phone call sound quality; and a microphone that can be separately mounted for custom placement in the vehicle.

Also currently available is the ICS-X7HD mechless in-dash app receiver. It has a 7-inch touch screen and built-in HD Radio receiver.

Alpine’s 2-DIN AV receivers are available at authorized Alpine retailers, visit for the store locator.

IVE-W555BT 6.1-inch AV DVD Receiver

  • 6.1-inch full VGA high-resolution screen
  • TuneIt® 2.0 compatibility
  • BT Plus Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • Pandora® internet radio control via an iPhone® or Android™ smartphone
  • Three preout (4V)
  • 24 bit DAC
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 9 band Parametric EQ with time correction and MediaXpander Pro
  • Rear USB port
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • Available: March
  • SRI: $800.00

ICS-X7HD In-Dash App Receiver

  • Mechless design
  • AV system with 7-inch screen
  • BT Plus Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • MirrorLink
  • Siri Eyes Free Mode
  • Aha infotainment through iPhone®
  • HD Radio™ receiver built-in
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • Pandora® internet radio control via an iPhone® or Android™ smartphone
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV200 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Available: Now
  • SRI: $800.00

Notice:Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc., used with permission. Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. “HD Radio” is a trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation. iPod®, iPhone®, and Made for iPod® and iPhone® are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Alpine Electronics, Inc. is under license. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

About Alpine Electronics

Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies.

Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.

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Notice: Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

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