Alpine Electronics

Alpine Introduces Premium Infotainment System for Audi Q5, A4 and A5.


Munich, June 29th, 2015 — Alpine Electronics (Europe) GmbH announces the release of the Alpine Style Infotainment system designed exclusively for the Audi Q5 (Model Year 2009-2016), A4 (Model Year 2007-2015) and A5 (Model Year 2007-2015). Part of the rapidly growing line of Alpine Style vehicle-specific systems, the X701D Series gives Audi owners access to the latest media compatibility, cutting-edge navigation technology and Alpine’s audiophile sound quality. All system components are designed to fit perfectly in existing installation locations and integrate fully with the vehicle’s electronic systems.

The X701D Series is fully compatible with the latest digital media, providing access to a wide selection of audio and video entertainment. Users can connect their smartphone, including the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6, to enjoy digital content stored on the phone, access the phonebook and charge the phone. They can even activate Siri and control an iPhone via voice command for maximum comfort and driving safety. Built-in Bluetooth® technology enables audio streaming from the phone. A DAB/DAB+/DMB tuner delivers digital radio reception with outstanding, noise-free sound quality. In addition, movies, music videos or TV shows are viewable from many different sources, including DVDs via the optional DVD Player, USB sticks,  smartphones with HDMI output, iPod or portable video devices (optional cables or adapters may be required).

Audi drivers will appreciate the integrated premium navigation system, which offers many convenient functions to make driving easier. The high resolution touch screen provides a virtual keyboard for inputting destination addresses and even postal codes for all European countries, which makes searching for addresses quicker. Users can select their own language from 33 different keyboards. Other useful navigation features include TMC Route Guidance, 3D maps, extensive Points of Interest database with easy searching, and maps of 47 European countries which can be updated online by country and region.

The 7-inch (17.8cm) high resolution display allows full operation of the system via touch-screen technology and features the latest video technology for outstanding picture clarity, contrast and resolution. This allows navigation maps to be displayed in stunning detail, while movies or video clips become a real cinematic experience. The user interface is very intuitive and is designed to perfectly integrate into the vehicle.

Another impressive feature of the X701D Series is Alpine’s innovative “One Look” split-screen technology, which allows drivers to view the navigation map and audio playback information at one glance. This eliminates the need to switch between different applications. Switching from full screen to One Look view is accomplished with just the touch of a button.

The Alpine Style Infotainment system ensures a true audiophile sound experience in the Audi Q5, A4 or A5. Alpine offers the choice of a high-end front speaker system or a full audiophile grade sound system which includes a digital high-end amplifier with built-in DSP. Both systems are designed and tuned to ensure an excellent sound experience in the Audi vehicle.

The SPC-100AU front speaker system features two high performance mid-bass woofers and two Silk Dome tweeters to upgrade the front door system of the Audi Q5, A4 or A5. These speakers are specifically designed to work with the Alpine Infotainment System to deliver excellent sound quality and to handle the increased power output. The Alpine door woofers deliver much deeper and stronger bass and feature much better tonal response and overall sound quality than the factory installed system. The sound upgrade kit includes high performance networks, all required installation parts and even a sound deadening kit to eliminate any vibration noise inside the doors that could disturb the sound experience.

The Audiophile Grade Sound System brings a truly amazing sound experience to the Q5, A4 or A5. Creating the full sound system requires the SPC-100AU Front Speaker Upgrade kit plus the SPC-200AU Sound System package. The heart of the sound system is a 310W high performance digital amplifier, which delivers clean, powerful sound and features a built-in DSP (Digital Sound Processor) with digital time correction. The SPC-200AU also contains a high performance centre speaker as well as two 7.5cm midrange speakers to create a true 3-way front speaker system. It includes a custom fit wiring harness using original Audi type connectors to make installation easy and professional, and installation brackets for the amplifier.


Finally, the X701D series is fully compatible with the Q5, A4 and A5’s steering wheel control buttons and the driver information display in the instrument cluster, ensuring that drivers do not lose any important vehicle functions. The result of extensive research and testing, this premium infotainment system is the perfect way to enhance the enjoyment and value of the Audi Q5, A4 and A5.

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