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Alpine Electronics Now Shipping the New PXE-0850X Digital Sound Processor

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Apr. 26, 2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the PXE-0850X 12-Channel Advanced Wireless Digital Sound Processor (DSP). This solution replaces the PXE-0850S with the next generation of upgraded technology that allows integration into factory systems.

OEM Integration 

The PXE-0850X has 6 low and/or high-level inputs that can be mixed to create a full range signal that sends up to 12 independent channels for versatility in OEM and aftermarket system building. Eight of the 12 channels can utilize 25W of powered output to allow even more flexibility.

New and improved software matches the user interface (UI) of the PXE-X09 (introduced in 2020) and provides a cleaner layout that simplifies the mixer and tuning flow.

Tuning Tools

The processor can be tuned with the 31 Band Parametric or Graphic EQ for precise adjustments. Detailed high/low crossovers and expansive time correction can be made to each of the 12 channels. This allows the tuner to overcome acoustical abnormalities in the vehicle and set a proper sound stage for premium sound performance.

Tuning can be done wirelessly via Bluetooth® from a smartphone or through a wired USB connection with a PC. By downloading the free PXE-0850X DSP app (available on the App Store or Google Play™), customers can get real-time tuning results and compare them with the “Before” and “After” effects. Tuning files can be saved directly to a smartphone, hard drive, or thumb drive for storage and shared via text message or email.  

Music on Command 

Access to some of the DSP’s features is presented in the improved LCD controller, which can be flush-mounted on the dash for easy access. The rotary knob can quickly adjust volume, preset storage and recall, subwoofer level, and source selection with results displayed on the LED screen.  

The PXE-0850X can also be used as a head unit or music source in older vehicles. The PXE-0850X can receive music sent directly from a smartphone with Bluetooth® wireless streaming, so customers can listen to their playlists without replacing the factory head unit or adding an aftermarket head unit.  

The PXE-0850X is now shipping at a MAP of $699.95 and will be available at Alpine Authorized retailers and Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

Tech specs:

  • New and improved user interface (UI) 
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming with included external module 
  • Wireless sound tuning via smartphone. PC tuning also available 
  • Improved Dash-mounted remote controller included
  • 6 Low and/or High-level inputs 
  • 12 RCA outputs  
  • Matrix Mixing 
  • 25W RMS x 8 (4Ω, <1% THD+N, 14.4V) (mirrors the first 8 RCA outputs) 
  • Frequency range: 20Hz ~ 20KHz, 1Hz steps 
  • Q: 0.404 ~ 28.85, 0.01 steps 
  • Gain: -12.0dB ~ +12.0 dB, 0.1 dB steps 
  • Filter crossover points: 20Hz – 20KHz. 1Hz steps 
  • Slopes: 12dB, 18dB, 24dB, 30dB, 36dB, 42dB, 48dB 
  • 31 Band Parametric or Graphic Output EQ 
  • High pass, low pass, and bandpass, independent filters per channel 
  • Time correction: Up to 20ms delay per channel 
  • Delay units: 0.000 to 20 milliseconds, 0.00 to 692 centimeters, 0.00 to 273 inches 
  • 0 deg. or 180 deg. phase adjustment per channel 
  • Specialized type filtering: Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley, Bessel 
  • TI 32-bit DSP with 300MHz floating point processing 
  • TI 24-bit premium audio ADC/DAC

Alpine Media Contact 
Allison Saunders  
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Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation, and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.  

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