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The IVA-W502 is a versatile AV head unit that provides complete media center capabilities through effortless touch-screen control over all your in-vehicle digital media sources. It’s the full-featured 2DIN solution you’ve been waiting for – with full USB support for iPod, including iPod Video playback and a built-in DVD/CD/MP3/AAC/WMA/DivX player. It features a new customizable graphical interface, as well as full Bluetooth® connectivity for both hands-free and streaming audio. Don’t forget about navigation either. The IVA-W502 is ready for all your favorite media, so you can enjoy full control of your in-vehicle entertainment.
WVGA Display and Enhanced Graphical Interface
Talk about wow! This display is the best screen Alpine has ever offered. The IVA-W502’s 7-inch WVGA touch-screen monitor gives you easy access and control of all your favorite media sources. The IVA-W502 features Visual Enhancement, a new technology that provides a more balanced picture, not over-emphasizing dark or light areas, so movies are seen with greater clarity. All of the graphics are crisp, clean, and modern for your viewing pleasure. Of course the IVA-W502 also features a S-Video input so you can take advantage of the amazing screen quality when you connect any high quality video sources.
Choose from two new display modes, selectable via the “Style” button. Go with basic mode for all your song info and a large view of album artwork or switch to Pro mode for additional information such as the next five songs to be played. With iPersonalize you can choose from a wide selection of background graphics, free for download.
The Best In-Vehicle iPod Experience
As a “Made for iPod” Apple member, Alpine brings you the best in-vehicle iPod experience. Designed with the iPod lover in mind, the IVA-W502 gives you instant access to all your iPod favorites – music and movies. Album artwork, as well as artist, song, and album information are displayed right on the IVA-W502 screen.
Option 1: USB Connection for your iPod
Super-fast access, plus ultimate portable player convenience. The new Full Speed USB connection instantly makes your iPod ready for the road- and even lets you play music from your USB thumb drives or Portable MTP Player, and of course the cable is included!
Connect your iPod* to the IVA-W502 via a dedicated USB input, for the best sound and quickest access to your iPod. You can even see complete Album Art right on the screen, so why bother with individual CD’s when you can easily browse through your entire music collection on your iPod? Alpine’s USB Connection for iPod lets you enjoy all your favorite iPod tracks on the road. View Playlist, artist, album, song, podcast, genre and composer search right on the screen of your head unit. There’s no need for bulky interface boxes, just the USB cable (included) that connects your iPod directly to your Alpine. Forget FM transmitters and forget static, hollow sound. Forget the days of Analogue audio, with USB your music is kept in digital format throughout the entire process, and the 24bit DAC means you can enjoy the best in sound quality with the IVA-W502. For the ultimate experience the IVA-W502’s USB connection also supports Apple lossless playback. With Alpine, you can take your iPod on the road and sound good while you’re doing it. The IVA-W502 offers both USB connection and Full Speed connection options, so you can even connect to two iPods at the same time.
iPod USB adapter and USB cable included.
*USB connection is compatible with iPods (5th generation), iPod classic, iPod touch, and iPod nano(1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation).
iPod Video ControlYou can also view and control your iPod movies from the IVA-W502 screen, using the supplied USB cable, without the addition of any additional adapters. Keep your kids happy with all their favorite videos stored right on your iPod. With Dual Zone you can control your iPod video from the front seat, while your kids view their shows from the comfort of a Rear Seat Entertainment system. Video playback is currently compatible with the iPod (5th generation), iPod nano (3rd generation), and the iPod classic.
Music via USBMore music with USB. With the IVA-W502’s USB connection you can choose to connect USB storage devices or MTP USB music players so you can enjoy even more music. Search and play all your music files.
Option 2: Full Speed Connection for iPod
Full Speed Connection for iPod lets you enjoy all your favorite iPod tracks on the road. View Playlist, artist, album, song, podcast, genre and composer search right on the screen of your head unit. There’s no need for bulky interface boxes, just a KCE-422i cable (*optional) that connects your iPod directly to your Alpine. Forget FM transmitters and forget static, hollow sound. Full Speed Connection also supports Apple lossless playback. With Alpine, you can take your iPod on the road and sound good while you’re doing it. You can even enjoy the music on your Apple iPhone (Read more on iPhone usage) using the Full Speed Connection. The IVA-W502 offers both Full Speed connection and USB connection options, so you can even connect to two iPods at the same time. The IVA-W502 is also compatible with the Apple iPhone via Full Speed (Read more on iPhone usage), allowing you to seamlessly control your iPod music (KCE-422i cable required).
Hear it, Tag it, Download it, Never forget it! Now if you're on the road, and you hear a song you like from an HD radio station, you can tag the song info right onto your iPod, so you can check it out later on iTunes. TUA-T550HD (available summer) required.
Advanced Technology For Ultimate Sound Quality
Upgrade your IVA-W502 to IMPRINT. Alpine has combined their in-vehicle sound system expertise with Audyssey’s acoustical technology to deliver a sound system hardware-plus-software platform with breakthrough equalization technology. IMPRINT automatically overcomes the car’s inherent acoustical challenges, and improves the sound stage, tonal balance, and definition.
Find Your Music Fast!
Have lots of music? Find it fast! With Alpine’s exclusive QuickSearch technology, you’ll be able to find what you want, the quickest and easiest way possible. With so many ways to listen to thousands of songs, now you can get super-fast access to Playlist, artist, album, song, podcast, genre and composer, even use QuickSearch to access your radio stations. Large control buttons and a Touch Screen make it easy to search all sources, including iPod, Satellite radio and HD radio. No interruptions, while you search, so you can keep enjoying your music.
All Digital HD Radio
Alpine does HD. Get all the music and programming you want to hear in crystal-clear digital format (with the TUA-T500HD or TUA-T550HD). FM stations with CD-quality sound, AM stations with FM-quality sound, and virtually no distortion. With multi-casting capability HD1, HD2, and HD3, you’ll hear more talk and music content from the stations you already receive.
Don’t fuss or fiddle with your phone and say goodbye to uncomfortable headsets and earpieces. Get the convenience of carrying on phone conversations in your car*, hands-free!
This unit is Bluetooth ready so you can add a KCE-350BT adapter to pair up your cell phone with your head unit. Now make and receive phone calls conveniently with both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. View caller information including caller ID, missed, dialed, received calls and even phonebook right from the head unit display. Speak using the supplied microphone, then listen through your car’s speakers. You can set up your cell phone/head unit to automatically answer your calls and even have your phone automatically connect as soon as you start your car. With select compatible phones with streaming audio capability, you can listen to and control music stored on your phone and have it stream through your Alpine system.
Rear Camera Output
Add a rear view camera to your vehicle to make your drive easier. See what’s behind your vehicle, right from your IVA-W502 screen.
Optical Digital Output
The IVA-W502 offers an optical digital output for the very highest in sound quality. Enjoy crystal clear sound from all you r favorite CD’s. Add a PXA-H701 Multimedia Manager and enjoy a true 5.1 experience in your vehicle to hear your favorite music like the band is playing in your car. Even watch to all your favorite movies with a complete surround sound soundtrack!
Control Your Alpine From The Steering Wheel
Replace the factory-installed head unit without loss of this convenient option. The IVA-W502 allows you the option of controlling your head unit right from your factory installed steering wheel controls. (*third party adapter required). Use popular brand names such as Soundgate or PAC to add this feature.