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    What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    I am putting system together for my friend. We are going to get the iva-w200 but on alpines site it states CES 07 is 44 days away from now. Is there a new w200 being produced? Does anyone here have one that can give me some input on it? I am just afraid that if i buy it a new w200 will come out and we'll want that one instead.







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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

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    I am putting system together for my friend. We are going to get the iva-w200 but on alpines site it states CES 07 is 44 days away from now. Is there a new w200 being produced? Does anyone here have one that can give me some input on it? I am just afraid that if i buy it a new w200 will come out and we'll want that one instead.
    Even if it came out Alpine generally never makes thier new stuff available until April of that year. IF the new unit is as popular as the W200 was when it came out then it'll probably be on back-order status for the first 3 months of its availability.

    Then again Alpine could delay it like the Blackbird docking cradle...which was supposed to come out April 2006. Its Nov 2006 and it still isn't out, and there is now ETA on it.



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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    well that's not good. I think we might just wait to see if a new w200 arrives and then decide. Do you happen to know of a device that fully integrates your factory steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit such as the w200? I know that pac device can learn 12 options but i want full control if possible.




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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc typhoon View Post
    well that's not good. I think we might just wait to see if a new w200 arrives and then decide. Do you happen to know of a device that fully integrates your factory steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit such as the w200? I know that pac device can learn 12 options but i want full control if possible.
    PAC SWI-ALP is what you'll need if you want to integra the W200 with your steering wheel controls.

    These are the pictures that are floating around the internet right now. Behind the new Blackbird is the "W205".





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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    ^looks like they're taking notes from pioneer...



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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatkidbob View Post
    ^looks like they're taking notes from pioneer...
    How so? Because they moved the control knob towards the middle?



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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    The iDA-x001 is a VERY nice unit.



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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    holy ****

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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    Wow, decks these days are getting more futuristic every year! i wonder how reliable those decks will be.



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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    You should call Alpine customer service/tech support. They can usually give you an idea what's in the pipeline.





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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc typhoon View Post
    well that's not good. I think we might just wait to see if a new w200 arrives and then decide. Do you happen to know of a device that fully integrates your factory steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit such as the w200? I know that pac device can learn 12 options but i want full control if possible.
    As NisAznMonk pointed out the CES showing and the actual release and then the availablilty of an Alpine product are all very far apart. I work at an Alpine dealer, and what they show for the next model year is rarely available before april, and even then the whole line is never available at that point. We're the largest dealer in our area, and we didn't even recieve the IVA-W200's until I believe late June.

    Will a new unit come out? Well that is a given. Will it be better then it's predecessor? this is not always the case. My CDA-9835 is better then any of the other single din CD source units in the 05 or 06 lineup from Alpine IMHO. Just because a new double din screen comes out doesn't diminish the capabilities of the W200, it will still be exactly the same. If I was looking at a 7 month wait or so for a different unit to be released I would probably just buy the current one, enjoy it, and then upgrade. Which is probably what will happen a year and a half from now when the unit two down the line is announced...

    That single din does look appealing, but my major issue with it would be screen size and placement... After the amount of time Alpine has stuck with their current design scheme it will take time for me to adjust to a different style, especially on higher end gear. That's just my .02 though



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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    I really like the looks and layout of that x001. Wonder what the price point will be on it?




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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    Quote Originally Posted by Motovet View Post
    I really like the looks and layout of that x001. Wonder what the price point will be on it?
    I'm going to hazard a guess the MSRP would be around $450-$600



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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    yummy...i wonder if alpine will get back on the right track they were on years ago...



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    Re: What's new for alpine in 07? Should i wait until ces to buy new w200?

    I for one hope so, I was incredibly dissappointed by the lineup this year. It was sure hard to sell most of the line to those who actually needed/wanted audio processing functions for their system. I've always been an Alpine fan, but turned to Pioneer Premier for a while because of the lack of some features on the recent units.
    I guess we'll all have to wait till more info is available and they ship to figure out if it's any better this year though. For all we know that new deck is solely an iPod focused piece again. I know that our Alpine rep hinted last year that they were trying to head towards video/ipod and cheaper nav. And away from competing in the 200-600$ deck segment.



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