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The hot new item from CES 2018 consumer electronics show in Las Vegas is Alpine HALO 9″ Mech-less AV Receiver ILX-F309. It has a very large 9 inch touch screen display with a universal fit made for virtually all vehicles and is available and in-stock at Sounds Good To Me in Tempe, Arizona, near Phoenix.

Retailing for $899.95, this in-dash receiver will mount in any single din opening and give you a floating effect of the display that hovers over the dash giving it a sleek, modernized look. With excellent user interface it has screen angle adjustment, screen height adjustment and screen depth adjustment, correcting any sun glare with its anti-glare screen.

The Halo 9 uses Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to optimize your main smartphone features in a way that lets you concentrate on driving.


  • 9-inch WVGA hovering capacitive touch screen
  • Tapered display housing and silver trim for a clean, modernized fit and finish
  • Standard 1-DIN chassis designed to fit aftermarket ISO Din dash kits for various vehicle applications
  • Access your maps, music, calls and messages through Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™
  • Retain and display vehicle information and features (iDatalink Maestro module, sold separately)
  • Audio, video, and Bluetooth® feature set
  • HD Radio tuner built in
  • SiriusXM Ready™ (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)

For more information visit Alpine’s website.

If you’re looking to purchase the Alpine HALO 9-inch mech-less audio/video receiver ILX-F309 or other hot audio electronics for your car or vehicle and have them installed, come on down to Sounds Good to me in Tempe, Arizona, near Phoenix, AZ, just south of Arizona State University’s  main campus for the best in car audio electronics at rock bottom prices. And remember to check out our blog for frequent product reviews as new audio auto and vehicle electronic gets released.


5 thoughts on “Review of the Alpine HALO 9″ Mech-less AV Receiver ILX-F309

  1. so many car stereos have that same look now so it makes total sense that we would start to see car audio companies like alpine produce aftermarket stereos that look just like them. Its a nice look and the sound quality’s not too shabby. Installed one a little while ago on an older Accord, wired an alpine power pack in with it.

  2. Do you know if this model would fit a 2018 Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 crew cab. Also how much would install be with that unit if it does fit?

  3. Hi David,
    Thanks for the inquiry. Presently there is not an compatible installation kit for your 2018 F-150. Metra (our major kit/harness supplier) says that one will be shipping this Summer. No exact date as of yet as to when actual release will be but hopefully sometime in June.

  4. This unit is horrible displaying any type of maps whether using Android Auto or Apple Carplay. The white color takes over the screen and renders the street invisible. If anyone notices, any and all of the reviews done online regarding this product do not show (or briefly show) the product when using maps. The reason being that it just renders them horribly. Since this unit does not come with a stock navigation, and relies only on Carplay or Android Auto, it makes the purchase of this unit a complete and utterly disappointment.

  5. I’m very surprised to hear this,we sale out of these on a monthly basis and have had zero complaints,nothing but praise.And if you have issues with the screen,that is a direct reflection of your phone.When you purchased this unit you had to be explained that this takes your phone information and transfers it to your screen ? You could possible have a cable issue,that is easily checked.If we installed this for you please call us and we will gladly look into it.

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