Apple CarPlay with Siri, Android Auto with voice control, premium navigation with off-road and 3D capabilities — plus a healthy 4 x 50W of power to deliver the wealth of entertainment options… Alpine’s INE-W977A really does seem to deliver a new benchmark for 1-DIN in-car entertainment with a 7-inch touchscreen for control.
There’s no need to choose a head unit to match your mobile platform here. Apple CarPlay provides iPhone functions directly through the 7-inch touchscreen display, with directions, phone call functionality, sending and receiving of messages, and music playback, all while you you’re your thoughts on the road. Or use Android Auto with an Android smartphone again offering easy phone calls, text messages, Google Map and voice control through the 7” touchscreen. The INE-W977A includes a precision GPS antenna which ensures a pin-point and highly accurate navigation experience with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and voice control seamlessly allowing you to dictate your destination and start driving.
But there’s also the Alpine unit’s own premium navigation provided through the Primo 3.0 navigation system, with an extensive Point of Interest database, 3D landmarks, 3D cityscapes, high resolution maps and seamless animation graphics, and even 4WD Off-Road maps. Don’t like 3D maps? You can select from three viewing options, including 2D with heading up, or 2D with North up. Three years of free map updates will ensure your navigation system remains up to date.
As for your entertainment, in addition to CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth options there’s DAB+ and FMradio onboard, USB connectivity, an HDMI input available for video options, and high-res file playback of 96kHz/24-bit music through a 24-bit Burr-Brown DAC. The INE-W977A is equipped with advanced sound processing features such as Bass Engine SQ and Media Xpander HD for precise tuning, a 9-band parametric EQ and digital time correction. Sound complicated? Alpine offers the ‘TuneIt app’ to simplify the process, including the download of preset audio parameters. Alpine’s 4V Pre-Out stage allows clean signal transmission to external amplifiers even at high volume levels.
The INE-W977A is heading to Australian Alpine dealers now, RRP $2,299.
- Din Size: 1DIN chassis and 7” Capacitive Touch Screen
- Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 50 x 164 mm
- Nose Piece Size (W x H x D) mm: 170 x 96 x 17 mm
- Screen resolution: WVGA (800 x 480)
More info: www.alpine.com.au