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Has anyone pre ordered or received this head unit yet?

I was wondering what your thoughts are on it before i pull the trigger.

if your iphone connects wireless to apple carplay, when you are listening to the radio will incoming calls still come in?

how is the connection?

any pros and cons?
 

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Anyone care to share their experiences with Alpine iLX-107?

It's still the only head unit with Wireless Apple CarPlay.

Looks like pretty good reviews: https://www.crutchfield.com/S-xBS9guLOtpl/p_500ILX107/Alpine-iLX-107.html#&gid=1&pid=1
I have it & love it! Works awesome. Minimal battery drain, connects flawlessly, sound is amazing. The latest version of Apple maps has lane guidance. I hooked up the ODBC so I have all the telemetry. The Maestro allowed me to change the steering wheel controls so volume is on the left now with the centre button as mute (back side of steering wheel controls). Siri works great even with the top down. The Tuning app lets you change crossover points so I was able to get more out of the tweeters. It looks factory so I don’t worry parked with the top down. New Sirius app gives me sat radio with no added box & the radio player apps let me listen to stations out of reach of the am/fm radio. I buy buy again in a heartbeat!
 

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I installed the i207-WRA a few weeks ago and I’m very pleased except now I want to add better speakers. Already replaced the sound bar speakers with Kicker but still leaves a lot to be desired. Install was straight forward and I decided to pair it with a Brandmotion backup camera kit that was plug and play with an 12 volt power adapter available through Quadratec.
 

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I installed the i207-WRA a few weeks ago and I’m very pleased except now I want to add better speakers. Already replaced the sound bar speakers with Kicker but still leaves a lot to be desired. Install was straight forward and I decided to pair it with a Brandmotion backup camera kit that was plug and play with an 12 volt power adapter available through Quadratec.
Oh boy do I have questions for you! Dropping a PM momentarily.

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I have it & love it! Works awesome. Minimal battery drain, connects flawlessly, sound is amazing. The latest version of Apple maps has lane guidance. I hooked up the ODBC so I have all the telemetry. The Maestro allowed me to change the steering wheel controls so volume is on the left now with the centre button as mute (back side of steering wheel controls). Siri works great even with the top down. The Tuning app lets you change crossover points so I was able to get more out of the tweeters. It looks factory so I don’t worry parked with the top down. New Sirius app gives me sat radio with no added box & the radio player apps let me listen to stations out of reach of the am/fm radio. I buy buy again in a heartbeat!
I installed the i207-WRA a few weeks ago and I’m very pleased except now I want to add better speakers. Already replaced the sound bar speakers with Kicker but still leaves a lot to be desired. Install was straight forward and I decided to pair it with a Brandmotion backup camera kit that was plug and play with an 12 volt power adapter available through Quadratec.

Can anyone tell me the difference between the i107 and i207?
 

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I kind of see it the other way around specifically for navigation. For long trips that you use carplay for navigation you might be plugging in your phone to keep it charged anyway.
 

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I kind of see it the other way around specifically for navigation. For long trips that you use carplay for navigation you might be plugging in your phone to keep it charged anyway.
Surprisingly it doesn’t drain your battery dramatically, also plugging in for long trips isn’t inconvenient, it’s the 50 times a day that you get in & out that the convenience comes into play. Just starting your Jeep & getting on your way while it’s still in your pocket is awesome.
 

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If you plug in the USB before the Bluetooth connects it plays through the cord instead of Bluetooth and charges. If you plug in after Bluetooth connects, it continues to play through Bluetooth and charges. The only real advantage I’ve found to playing through the cord is there isn’t any delay in sound to video on the phone.
 

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Looks like the iLX-107 uses wi-fi, not bluetooth, for the wireless connection: Hands-on: Apple CarPlay goes wireless over Wi-Fi with Alpine's iLX-107 receiver
Yes, the iLX-107 uses Bluetooth to launch the wifi connection otherwise if you were connected to a different wifi you would need to manually change over. If I’m in my garage my phone will be connected to my home wifi, when I start my Jeep the Bluetooth connects, kicks over the wifi to the iLX-107, then ends the Bluetooth connection. Works great!
 

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Hey guys, newbie here.

I've been looking into the iLX-107 as an upgrade from the stock touchscreen receiver in my jeep. I already installed kicker speakers in roll bar and dash, and run a Jl audio sub and amp as well. My question is: did you see a big difference in sound quality when upgrading from stock headunit to the iLX? Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey guys, newbie here.

I've been looking into the iLX-107 as an upgrade from the stock touchscreen receiver in my jeep. I already installed kicker speakers in roll bar and dash, and run a Jl audio sub and amp as well. My question is: did you see a big difference in sound quality when upgrading from stock headunit to the iLX? Thanks in advance!
It was a massive upgrade in sound quality right out of the box. Then I d/l the Alpine TuneIt app & was able to dial it right in.
 

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I found another time that I’ll use the cord instead of wireless. Trying to connect my new Escort Max360c radar detector to my iPhone Personal Hotspot disconnected my wireless CarPlay connection. Using the cord I was able to connect the 360c to the Hotspot, and have CarPlay working. So the corded CarPlay will be needed anytime I turn Hotspot on.
 

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It was a massive upgrade in sound quality right out of the box. Then I d/l the Alpine TuneIt app & was able to dial it right in.


I have the TuneIt app, but haven’t used it yet. Is there any advantage over the settings available in the HU? They seem to be the same at first glance. The only thing I see is the settings will be saved on the iPhone if the HU looses them, but I haven’t changed enough for that to matter really.
 

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I have the TuneIt app, but haven’t used it yet. Is there any advantage over the settings available in the HU? They seem to be the same at first glance. The only thing I see is the settings will be saved on the iPhone if the HU looses them, but I haven’t changed enough for that to matter really.
Way more adjustability as well as access to an on line library of presets.
 
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