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Old 05-14-2018, 01:13 AM
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Alpine i209 In dash Older JKs

Anyone payout the big bucks for this seemingly multi-capable replacement head unit?

Seems they start at $699 and go up too $3000 able to control off-road accessories.

Weather resistent. Dust resistent. Seems to have a decent nav system.

https://alpine-usa.com/?restyleWizard=open

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500I20...er-reviews-tab

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I've been keeping my eye open. My RHB started flaking. I took the dash apart, checked all the connections and it's been good, but still, I now have that "new radio" fever!

One thing I've been sort of noticing is that a lot of these don't necessarily have NAV built in. They'll talk to your phone just fine, and Carplay, etc. But no native NAV.

There's a difference between the "bluetooth receivers" and NAV receivers.

If you're going to shell out big bucks, make sure of that detail. Then there's the maestro connector to all your controls still work. MO money!

Prime day, and I just saw Best Buy had $100 off on one of the Kenwood or Alpine receivers.

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Old 08-14-2018, 05:04 PM
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So sorry Dan for my not getting back to you.

I guess my notification settings is emulating my brain functionality.

I’m thinking if I end up keeping my 2012 JK why not upgrade the jeep to make me happier going down the road in it. Basically, I am keeping it stock. But, I enjoy music way more than ANY radio communications taking up space in my interior. If I’m on the trail I usually turn my Ham or CB volume down in favor of my cowboy trail songs.

My Zen...

I figure for the first time in my life I might go big on a grandiose HiFi HD 5.1 sound system only, man, I took a gander at just one webpage whom sells high fidelity lossless audio and now I am having to rethink my Jeep stereo upgrade all over again.

Downloading any lossless music one must have lots and lots of hard drive storage.

I don’t even own a home computer. Only this Ipad Pro.

For non home computer owners, this site offers DVD’s which could work in Alpines highest quality unit. But. At a cost of $3000.

Ouch! The more I type about this pricing without the other package goodies Alpine offers is starting to make my fingers shake a bit.

Regarding just upgrading my Infinity speaker setup. The Panasonic bass replacement is no longer avaiable.

I might just use ear buds on my I-Phone and forget it all.
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@FUBAR-Retiree , here's another option.


Put in a new head unit that has bluetooth capabilities. I use the old Pioneer 4200NEX. Then if you have a cell phone with an unlimited data plan, you could stream your favorite stuff using Spotify. Spotify Premium is a paid subscription thing and a little higher fidelity than normal Spotify. Chances are that what you want to listen to probably is available on Spotify.



This won't be true CD quality sound like a FLAC or .wav file, but this way you don't have to mess with computer stuff, and it still sounds really good. Then upgrade your stock speakers and add an amp once you have a new headunit if you want to.



Or you could take the plunge and go with a new computer. You don't need anything fancy, and external hard drives are pretty cheap. My Pioneer also accepts an SDHC card so I can load up a bunch of music from my computer hard drives to SDHC and then I have that available in the Jeep as well. On any given day I tend to change back and forth between streaming Spotify and listening to what I have on my SDHC card.
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I test rode one of these deals... Man I was scared to death 💀

Too low man. This three wheeler thing had some sort of blue tooth/wired unit with a big amp with two giant speakers in it for sound. NO radio at all.

I had opportunity to test drive it. As Shinia Twain once sung... It Dont Impress Me Much

I thought it was brillent! As I really dont care to listen to a disc jockys yak-yak nor 10 minutes of brillo pad commercials. I might inquire about a system like that. If it could be done. I might see if the stereo dudes can mount my 2m just under it even if it requires enlarging my dash hole a wee bit.

Regards to online music, Ive been a longtime subscriber to Pandora. If I decide to go this route I may upgrade to their premium as they afford subscribers the option of downloading music which I could do via my Ipod. Or my phone.

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Anyone payout the big bucks for this seemingly multi-capable replacement head unit?

Seems they start at $699 and go up too $3000 able to control off-road accessories.

Weather resistent. Dust resistent. Seems to have a decent nav system.

https://alpine-usa.com/?restyleWizard=open

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500I20...er-reviews-tab
We just installed ours. haven't gotten the off road accessory controller. Might do this latter but unsure. Im pretty happy with my Apollointech 8 switch system. We did opt for the Alpine tcam.

Here is our install video. Hope to get a review video up soon.
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