Evolution of Car Stereo Systems

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The Evolution of Our Car Stereo Systems.

Do you live in Perth, Sioux Falls or Bournemouth and in the market for a new car stereo system?

If so, you may consider shopping around the best deal you can get on the following three options: (1) Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX, (2) Kenwood Excelon DNX997XR, and (3) Alpine iLX-F259.

You will find a plethora of favourable reviews for all three products and below is my opinion on them as well.

The History of Car Stereo Systems.

Radios were included with new vehicles back in the 1950’s.  

We would have to wait until the groovy 1970’s though to be introduced to Car Stereo Systems.   Since then, they certainly have come a long way.

Car Stereo Systems have revolutionised the way we enjoy music on the road.   So today, via this article, I thought I’d take some time to talk about my three favourite car stereo systems: the Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX, Kenwood Excelon DNX997XR, and Alpine iLX-F259.

I’ll include their origin stories, specifications, how much they might set you back on average at Perth, Sioux Falls and Bournemouth.  I’ll also include the details of where you can get such a car stereo system installed.

Hopefully you will find the below information helpful with purchasing and installing a new cutting-edge car stereo system.

The Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX: Founded in 1938, Pioneer Electronics is a Japanese multinational corporation known for its innovative audio and video products. The Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX is a flagship car stereo system that combines advanced navigation, entertainment, and connectivity features.  

Made in Japan, the Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX was first made available for purchase in Perth, Australia, Sioux Falls, USA, and Bournemouth, UK in 2019. With its large 7-inch touchscreen display, built-in GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, this system offers seamless integration with your smartphone and a premium audio experience.  

The average cost of the Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX varies across different regions. In Perth, it is priced around $1,200, while in Sioux Falls, it is available for approximately $1,000. In Bournemouth, the average cost is around £900.

The Kenwood Excelon DNX997XR: The Kenwood Corporation is a Japanese company established in 1946, is renowned for its high-quality audio equipment. The Kenwood Excelon DNX997XR is a top-of-the-line car stereo system that offers exceptional sound quality and advanced features.   It is Similar to the Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX in multiple ways.  

The Kenwood Excelon DNX997XR is also manufactured in Japan. It became available for purchase in Perth, Sioux Falls, and Bournemouth in 2020. This system boasts a 6.8-inch HD touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a built-in Garmin navigation system.  

The average price of the Kenwood Excelon DNX997XR naturally varies across the three locations. In Perth, it is priced around $1,500, while in Sioux Falls, it is available for approximately $1,300. In Bournemouth, the average cost is around £1,200.

The Alpine iLX-F259: Specialising in car audio and navigation systems, Alpine Electronics is a Japanese consumer electronics company owned by Alps Electric.   Alps Electric is a Japanese manufacturer of electronics components. Alps Electric would form a joint venture with Motorola in 1967 and this JV was named Alps-Motorola.   In 1978 Alps Electric purchased Motorola’s portion of the business and then changed its name to Alpine Electronics, Inc.   

The engineering headquarters of Alpine Electronics is situated in Iwaki.   You’ve probably heard of Iwaki, which is a popular tourist destination in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. It is one of Fukushima’s largest cities, nestled between the Pacific and the mountains, and is famous for its hot springs, which many people believe have healing powers.   Alpine Electronics also maintains manufacturing locations in China, Thailand, Hungary, Mexico and Brazil.  

Alpine Electronics is renowned for its premium car audio systems. The Alpine iLX-F259 is definitely one such system.   It’s a sleek and feature-rich car stereo system that offers a seamless user experience.  

The Alpine iLX-F259 is manufactured in Japan and was introduced to the markets in Perth, Sioux Falls, and Bournemouth in 2018. This system features a 9-inch capacitive touch-screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and compatibility with various audio formats.   The average cost of the Alpine iLX-F259 varies across the three locations. In Perth, it is priced around $900, while in Sioux Falls, it is available for approximately $800. In Bournemouth, the average cost is around £700.

Looking for a reputable Car Stereo Installer?

If you have purchased one of these Car Stereo Systems recently and looking for a good stereo installer at Perth, Sioux Falls, and Bournemouth, below is an option for each City:

Perth based Car Stereo Installer.

The Fitting Bay:  Located at Unit 4 112 Furniss Rd, Landsdale.  They are about 25 minutes drive from the centre of Perth.   They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm but closed on weekends.  Their website is https://thefittingbay.com.au/

Sioux Falls Car Stereo Installers.

1.    Dashboard by Karl’s, 3207 S Carolyn Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, has a Google rating of 4.6 stars. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday is closed.

2.   Mobile Works, 609 W 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, has a Google rating of 4.8 stars. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, closed.

3.   Audio Playground Electronics, 3512 S Western Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, has a Google rating of 4.1 stars. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, closed.

Bournemouth Car Stereo Installers.

1.    Mobile Car Audio is located at 5 Cheddington Rd, Bournemouth, BH9 3NB and has a Google Maps rating of 5 stars. They are open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

2.   Audio In Motion: They are located at 1105 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH7 6BQ and have a Google Maps rating of 4.7 stars. You’ll find them open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm but are closed on Fridays.

Wrapping this article up.

The Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX, Kenwood Excelon DNX997XR, and Alpine iLX-F259 car stereo systems are all great units.

Packed with advanced features and exceptional audio quality, it’s hard to pick between the 3. They are all made by very reputable companies from Japan and all three stereo systems offer seamless integration with smart-phones and provide an a fantastic audio experience on the road.

Whether you’re in Perth, Sioux Falls, or Bournemouth, there are reputable car stereo installers available to help find the car stereo system that you’ll love.

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