Alpine iLX-F509Ai Halo9 9-inch Apple CarPlay/ANDROID AUTO/DAB+


your 9 INCH Capacitive (720p) Touch Screen

Alpine's commitment to excellence shines through in the latest generation of Halo9.

The Alpine  iLX-F509Ai Halo9 has groundbreaking features that will blow your mind, including a stunning WXGA display, Hi-Res Audio capabilities, and advanced wireless connectivity.

Prepare to be amazed by the ultra-high-quality WXGA display, boasting 2.7 million pixels and a revolutionary laminated construction. The image quality is out of this world, with razor-sharp clarity, vibrant colours, and incredible contrast. Watching high-definition video from USB or HDMI sources has never been so breathtaking.

Say goodbye to tangled cables with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Your smartphone and favourite apps are now seamlessly integrated into your dashboard. Get directions, make calls, send messages, and stream high-resolution music without lifting a finger.

Experience a concert-like audio experience in your car with Hi-Res Audio and LDAC wireless technology. Whether playing music from a USB drive or streaming from your favourite music app, the Alpine iLX-F509Ai Halo9 delivers sound quality that will transport you to the recording studio.

The built-in Class-D amplifier sets a new standard for head unit power, delivering rich, powerful sound that will make you feel like you're in the front row at a live performance. Customize your sound experience with simple sound settings and MediaXpander, all at the touch of a button.

For the ultimate audio experience, the Alpine iLX-F509Ai Halo9 offers an advanced tuning mode with a 56-band Parametric EQ, digital crossover, and time correction. Fine-tune your system perfectly, adapting the sound to your vehicle and personal preferences.

With cutting-edge technology, seamless connectivity, stunning visual clarity, and crystal-clear audio, the Alpine iLX-F509Ai Halo9 is the ultimate dashboard centrepiece.

Get ready to feel the emotion of music and pure joy on every drive.


Now Compatible with iDatalink Maestro

iDatalink Maestro is the ultimate vehicle integration solution, allowing you to seamlessly retain important safety features like parking sensors, multi-view and 360-degree cameras, climate controls, and vehicle settings. But that's not all - with iDatalink Maestro, you can also enjoy additional features beyond what the OEM system offers, including real-time performance gauges and customizable steering controls.

And the best part? You can access all of these features from the comfort and convenience of your Alpine head unit.

Upgrade your driving experience with iDatalink Maestro - the possibilities are endless! *The iDatalink Maestro module and accessories are sold separately.


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Performance Gauges

Access a variety of vehicle performance gauges, including speed, boost, engine temperature, and transmission temperature, in real time on a modern race-inspired digital cluster.

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Vehicle Info

Monitor vehicle health and stay notified of potential warnings such as irregular battery voltage, un-latched seatbelts, low tyre pressure, open doors and more.

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Advanced Camera Integration

Visual safety aids such as 360º degree and multi-view cameras, dynamic guidelines, and park distance control can be retained and work seamlessly to ensure a safer and more enjoyable journey.

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Climate Control

Quickly and easily control climate functions such as heated and cooled seating, airflow direction, air temperature, and fan speed.

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Vehicle Settings

Retain an expansive range of safety, comfort and convenience vehicle settings and additional Maestro settings within a neatly organised menu.

Programmable Steering Controls

In addition to performing the OEM steering control functions, iDatalink provides even greater utility, allowing you to quickly assign two functions per button to view cameras or display a screen of your choice.

Features and specifications of iDatalink Maestro will vary by vehicle.

For more info on vehicle compatibility and features, please refer to the iDatalink website:


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High-Definition Laminated Display

Alpine’s incredible WXGA display has to be seen to be believed, colours are intensely vibrant and realistic, video motion is ultra-smooth and the image detail is razor-sharp. Moreover, with its laminated display technology, brightness and contrast are indeed next level, so no matter the lighting conditions or viewing angle, the display reveals incredible clarity and true-to-life colour. Alpine’s new WXGA high-definition display is stunningly beautiful—bringing a cinematic experience into your dashboard.

Apple CarPlay Wireless or USB

No wires, no fuss, get in and drive with your iPhone wirelessly connected to use Apple CarPlay. Listen to your favourite music apps, make and receive calls or messages, and use maps or navigation apps, all at your command via the display or voice control. If you need to charge up, plug in your iPhone via USB.

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Android Auto Wireless or USB

The convenience of Android Auto allows a wide array of applications on your car's dash. Interact via touch or voice command. You can make calls, send messages, play music apps, and more. All this, now with wireless connectivity or if you need to charge up on the go, connect via the USB port.

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Alpine iLX-F509A Halo9

Smartphone Navigation 

The incredible Alpine WXGA high-definition display gives you access to and the convenience of highly accurate navigation, further enhancing the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto experience.

With an array of navigation platforms and apps, such as Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze and Sygic, you can effortlessly search and get to your destination. You’ll have voice and visual prompts for turn-by-turn navigation, and finding locations is a breeze via the display or voice control.

Furthermore, the built-in GPS/GLONASS circuit, antenna, and vehicle speed pulse sense connectivity ensure your vehicle position has pinpoint accuracy on the road. This keeps you en route through complex and dense city road systems, tunnels, bridges, elevated mountain highways, and terrains.



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Hi-Res Audio Certified with USB and Wireless Connectivity

Audiophiles and music fans can now enjoy an authentic high-fidelity audio experience with the astonishing detail and musical beauty of Hi-Res Audio. The Alpine iLX-F509Ai supports up to 192kHz/24Bit FLAC/WAV and APE high-resolution audio files with their intended playback specification of 96kHz/24Bit.

This means, you no longer have to compromise your listening experience lost in highly-compressed traditional audio formats, in Hi-Res your music now comes alive with stunning clarity and every nuance is revealed, just as the artist intended. The Alpine iLX-F509Ai Halo9 will display the Hi-Res icon and file bit rate when playing Hi-Res Audio files.

Even more impressive, equipped with Hi-Res Audio Wireless and LDAC technology, you can connect your smartphone via USB or wirelessly and use Hi-Res Audio streaming services or apps, bringing a virtually limitless music library with the purest sound inside your car.


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Access the world's music library with millions of tracks and episodes available on Spotify. When using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto with the Spotify app, you can play the latest songs from your favourite artists, charts, and playlists. Plus, browse the collections of friends, artists, celebrities and radio stations, all from the comfort of the driver’s seat. All this is done without a single physical connection, thanks to the added convenience of Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Audio Streaming Apps

With Apple Music onboard for Apple CarPlay, you can access 60+ million ad-free songs at your fingertips, which you can use to search genres, artists, podcasts, and expertly crafted playlists. With Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, Amazon Music and YouTube Music provide limitless entertainment to stream or download songs from over 40 million ad-free tracks. Amazon Music, YouTube Music and Apple Music are paid subscriptions.

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Built-in Class-D Amplifier

An industry world first, the Alpine iLX-F509Ai Halo9 is equipped with Class-D amplifier technology, producing a massive 50 x 4 Watts of power and delivering the best sound quality and dynamics from high-resolution music. Class-D amplifiers are known to be highly efficient and capable of beautiful high-end sound reproduction with significantly reduced noise and phase shift. Moreover, new ultra-high-spec fans and internal heat sinks direct and dissipate unwanted heat, ensuring optimum temperature control and audio performance.

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DAB+ Digital Radio 

DAB+ provides a range of quality digital-only stations that you can search by station name and genre. It offers a variety of stations with music eras and types, as well as talkback stations. DAB+ displays station info and music metadata and offers clearer sound and improved reception, achieving a noise-free, crystal-clear radio listening experience.

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External Control Knob (RUE-BK01A sold separately)

The Alpine RUE-BK01A external control knob (sold separately) connects wirelessly to the Alpine iLX-F509Ai Halo9 and can be installed on either side of the display for added convenience. Alternatively, you can place the control knob anywhere else within the vehicle, and for custom installation professionals, the mounting possibilities are virtually endless. Rotation of the knob controls the unit volume output, while a push of the knob will cycle through your vehicle's safety cameras on screen.

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Advanced Sound Tuning

Alpine's sound quality performance is of the highest standards. With advanced sound tuning, you have the tools to tune your system to perfection. As well as the specific environment of your vehicle.

Featuring a 56-band Parametric EQ in the advanced mode, a 2-way digital crossover, 6-channel digital time correction, plus several Bass Engine SQ and MediaXpander settings, it provides sound tuning for simple to comprehensive high-end systems with multiple power amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers.


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HDMI Connectivity 

HDMI enables connectivity to several devices, including smartphone mirroring. Making audio and video playback possible in high-definition through the 9-inch display for virtually limitless entertainment.

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USB Connections x 2

The 2 x rear USB ports allow for even greater flexibility. USB port 1 provides fast charging of your smartphone while using wireless connectivity. USB Port 2 is your entertainment gateway. Allowing audio and video playback via connection of a memory stick, portable drive or SSD. Plus, if desired, wired connectivity to your smartphone for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


Four Camera Input 

The Alpine iLX-F509Ai allows adding a reverse camera and a front or side camera directly into the unit. Those needing even more visibility requirements can now increase to 4 cameras through the KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface (sold separately). All your connected cameras can be toggled directly from the unit, allowing a view of any obstacles around your vehicle.

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All new GUI

Designed to provide a user-friendly in-car experience to enhance your driving experience.

User-adjustable Display

Alpine iLX-F509Ai Halo9 allows you to position the floating display in the most optimal position. Meaning no loss of access to dash controls or air vents. There are five vertical adjustments, free-angle selection, and two separate depths. You can now freely adjust the display angle anytime to achieve the best visibility and avoid sunlight glare.

Adjustable Display Height

Positioning the display in the dashboard is crucial for aesthetics and function. Display height can be adjusted +/—3cm above or below the centre position. This allows installation into virtually any dashboard with a 1 or 2 DIN slot. You can also adjust the distance of the display from your dash with a 20mm range.


1-DIN Blanking Plates for 2-DIN Installation (Optional)

The KAE-1DT and KAE-1DB (optional) blanking plates make any 2-DIN installation a breeze with a professional finish. These plates fill the void of the 1-DIN space when using a conventional 2-DIN dash fascia installation kit.

1-DIN Blanking Plate Fitment (Optional)

The Alpine KAE-1DT and Alpine KAE-1DB are securely fitted to the top or bottom of the Alpine iLX-F509Ai chassis. Filling any space regardless of whether the unit is installed higher or lower in the dash. Secured by machine thread screws makes, the installation of the blanking plate is simple and robust.

Bring outstanding sound quality into your vehicle. The Alpine Halo09 is the world’s first Head Unit featuring: built-in Class-D amplifier with an array of sound tuning functions. Including 2-way X-overs, a Parametric EQ, digital time correction, and much more.

The new ingenious Alpine Halo9 has a 9-inch display with CarPlay Wireless and Android. With the new GUI and floating display availability, you can now get the best viewing angles you need.
CarPlay and Android Auto offer a user-friendly in-car infotainment system while driving. Moreover, it lets you quickly access the smartphone features you love with voice control features.

Sound Garage is proudly the #1 Halo9 Dealer in Australia.


Radio / DAB Tuner

  • Preset Stations (FM: 3×12 / DAB: 3×12 / AM: 2×12)
  • Memory: Auto Memory
  • Seek Mode: Local, DX, Pre-Set, Service
  • RDS Functions: PI, PS, AF, TA, TP, PTY, NEWS, RADIO TEXT
  • DAB+/DMB Supported
  • DAB+ Slideshow Service
  • DLS (Dynamic Label Service)
  • DAB Service Following
  • RDS Fallback (where available)
  • Auto Ensemble/Service Memory
  • Service Search Function
  • PTY Search Function
  • Alphabet Search Function


  • Built-in BLUETOOTH® Module V4.2
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile) Compatible
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Compatible
  • AVRCP (Audio / Video Remote Control Profile) Ver.1.5 Compatible
  • Phone Book Synchronisation
  • Speed Dial: 4 Preset Memory (per phone)
  • Call History Display: Outgoing Calls / Incoming Calls / Missed Calls
  • Redial Function
  • Speech Volume Level Adjustment: (Outgoing and Incoming)
  • 24 Menu Languages
  • Microphone Included

Works with iPhone®

  • Compatible with iPhones featuring a lightning connector
  • Various search functions and Album Artwork Display
  • Battery Charging


  • Works with Apple CarPlay wirelessly (requires CarPlay enabled iPhone)
  • Works with Android Auto wirelessly (requires Android Auto enabled handset)   **Not all handsets supported and may require wired connection.

Navigation Function

  • Online navigation capability with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible navigation apps
  • Includes GPS / Glonass enabled navigation antenna

USB Media Connection

  • 2x USB cable included
  • USB port 1: data port / USB port 2: charging port
  • Music Playback: FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, APE compatible
  • Video Playback: MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV compatible
  • Supported Video Coding: MPEG-4/H.264 (MPEG-4/AVC)/MPEG-1/MPEG-2
  • Various search functions included

Sound Tuning

  • Bass Engine SQ and Bass Engine PRO sound tuning
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • 4 V PreOut
  • 10 Equalizer PreSets
  • 13-Channel Parametric EQ x4 audio channels + 4-channel for subwoofer
  • 6-Channel Digital Time Correction
  • 2-way Digital Crossover
  • Independent Source Volume Level Setting


  • 4x 50 Watts Class-D High Power Amplifier
  • 9-inch Capacitive Touch-Screen WXGA Display (1280 x 720p)
  • Display angle adjustable after installation
  • 3 PreOuts (4 V, Front / Rear / Subwoofer)
  • 1 A/V AUX Input (3.5 mm micro jack)
  • 1 HDMI input / 1 HDMI output
  • 2 USB Ports (1x USB data port / 1x USB charging)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready
  • Vehicle Display Interface Ready (UART connection)
  • Remote Control Ready
  • 2x Camera Connection (Camera Direct connector) Note: does not support KCX-C250MC camera switch box
  • Camera Distance Guides (adjustable)
  • Live Contrast Adjustment
  • Menu Language: 24 Languages
  • Auto Dimmer
  • Anti-theft security code
  • Engine Start-Stop unaffected
  • 3-Year Warranty when installed by the team at Sound Garage


  • Power Requirement – 14.4V DC (11-16V allowable)
  • Operating Temperature – -20°C to +60°C
  • Power Output – 50W x 4
  • Maximum Current Consumption – 15A

Audio Output Level

  • Preout (Front, Rear): 4V/10k ohms (max.)
  • Preout (Subwoofer): 4V/10k ohms (max.)


  • 2.3kg


  • Screen Size: 9 inch Laminated WXGA
  • LCD Type: Transparent Type TN LCD
  • Operation System: TFT Active Matrix
  • Number of Picture Elements: 2,764,800 pixels (1280 x 720 x 3)
  • Illumination System: White LED Backlighting
  • Effective Number of Picture Elements: 99.99%
  • Colour System: NTSC, PAL

FM Tuner

  • Tuning Range –   87.5 -105MHz
  • Mono Usable Sensitivity –   8.1 dBf (0.7μV/75 ohms)
  • 50dB Quieting Sensitivity –   12dBf (1.1μV/75 ohms)
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity –  80dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio –  65dB
  • Stereo Seperation –  35dB

AM Tuner

  • Tuning Range –   531-1701 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity –  25.1μV/28 dBf

DAB Tuner

  • Tuning Range –   174 – 240 MHz
  • Usable Sensitivity –   -100dBm
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio – 90dB

USB (1)

  • USB Requirements: USB 2.0
  • Max. Power Consumption: 2,400 mA (CDP Support)
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class, Play From Device
  • File System: FAT 16/32, exFAT
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG-1/2 AUDIO Layer-3
  • WMA Decoding: Windows Media™ Audio
  • AAC Decoding: ACC-LC format ′′.m4a′′ file
  • FLAC Decoding
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 5 – 40k Hz ±1 dB *Frequency Response may differ depending on the encoder software/bit rate
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.005%
  • DynamicRange(at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 95 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 90 dB

USB (2)

  • USB Class: Charge Only
  • Max. Power Consumption: 1,500 mA (CDP Support)


  • BLUETOOTH® Version: Bluetooth V4.2 (2,402 – 2,480 MHz)
  • Output Power: +4 dBm/2.51 mW Ave. (Power Class 2)
  • HFP: HFP (Hands Free Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HSP (Head Set Profile)
  • A2DP: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP: AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
  • SPP (Serial Port Profile)

HDMI Section

  • Input Format: 720p/480p/VGA
  • Output Format: 720p/480p


  • Reception Frequency 1575.42 +/- 1.023 MHz
  • Reception Sensitivity (Search) -136dB max.


Frequency Ranges

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac (5 GHz)


  • 1 -13 ch (2.4 GHz)
  • 149 – 165 ch (5GHz)

Security Protocols



  • Din Size: 1DIN chassis and 9” Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 50 x 149.6mm
  • Display Size (W x H x D) mm: 232.5 x 151.1 x 54.7


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