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Old 12-06-2018, 07:39 PM
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Crystalworks Audio Install (Android 10.25" Screen)

This will be a long and ongoing thread due to other obligations before I can really concentrate on this install. But I wanted to get the ball rolling, plus start a thread with information regarding questions some have been asking about the head unit.

Keep in mind I am installing a sort of "dream" system to relive my youth. This is all the stuff I could not afford when I was young. The stuff I would drool over at the audio stores. I really enjoy good audio and no factory system has done what my aftermarket setups have done. This system is completely over the top, nonsensical, and impractical. I am aware. This is not a primary vehicle. I don't need to haul things in it.

Equipment/Gear

1. Head Unit

Model: HL-1039GB 8.0 Generic Ebay 10.25" Android 8.0 (Oreo). Purchased for $419.52. I got additional monies off from one of Ebay's 15% off promotions. This particular seller was pretty communicative during the sales process, though I did not ask any detailed questions. They pro-actively asked if I had Nav and/or DSP. Asked if I wanted to buy the extension harness for the Nav vehicles (~$40 I think it was). I said no thanks, I'll make my own. They sent it in the box anyway... YMMV. So that was a nice bonus.

I did a quick test fit in my parts truck X5 since it already had the Nav removed. Fitment is good... though VERY tight. I will grind about 1/16" off the stock mounting frame plastic to allow for ZERO gap at the bottom of this unit. I am excited after seeing it in there... this screen is huge. I am not sure what the glare is going to look like though. Probably not great based on the angle. For those concerned with that... keep it in mind. For that screen real estate, it does not bother me in the slightest.

Ebay link to head unit. Model HL-1039GB 8.0

Actual pictures of the unit:







And a quickly shot phone video: Bench/floor test video

2. Amplifiers

(2) JL Audio 500/5 V1. 5 channels each. Will push the interior speakers minus the dash speakers which will be powered by the head unit. Going to maintain all 12 channels of audio as currently installed with the DSP setup.

(1) JL Audio 1000/1 V1 This will push the sub obviously. And push it hard.



3. Subwoofer

12" Ascendant Audio Havoc dual 2ohm voice coil sub. I think this is rated @ 900w RMS? Have used it in another vehicle and was able to flex the roof on that (did this once during a demo). This is not the goal of this installation... I am an SQ installer and not an SPL installer. I prefer very clean, clear, crisp audio. Sub is going into a sealed ~1.4 ft^3 box. Will finalize the volume during the installation. Certainly no bigger than 1.5 ft^3 and no smaller than 1.25ft^3.



That's it for now. Will update as more equipment arrives or progress is made. Going to reserve a couple of spots below as well.
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Crystalworks Audio Install (Android 10.25" Screen)

Niceeeeee, this is what I wanted to see how the head unit fit in the dash.

Did you originally have the factory nav?


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Old 12-06-2018, 07:49 PM
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I'll have to brush up on my DSP Wiki, but after seeing the amps, I'd refresh your memory. This is the only one that has worked for me on floor noise

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Niceeeeee, this is what I wanted to see how the head unit fit in the dash.

Did you originally have the factory nav?
Yes, original Nav and DSP. Car was fitted at some point by PO with BSW speakers. Need to investigate during installation to see how many of the speakers have been changed. Front doors for sure as I've had those panels off for regulator repairs.

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CW -

I'll have to brush up on my DSP Wiki, but after seeing the amps, I'd refresh your memory. This is the only one that has worked for me on floor noise

Home Theater | Jensen Transformers
Thanks for the link. If I have an issue with it I'll definitely check it out. Ditching DSP completely though... so hopefully it's not a problem. Using name brand shielded wiring and such. We'll see.
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2010 X5 35d Build 02/10
Nav, HiFi, 6 DVD, Sports Pckg, Cold Weather Pckg, HUD, CAS, Running Boards, Leather Dash, PDC, Pano (Purchased 03/17 w/ 136,120 miles)
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Does the unit have any way to be resetted in case it freezes or something (with out shutting off the car)? I can see two little tab looking thing on both bottom sides and the right one seems to have two pinholes.


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Does the unit have any way to be resetted in case it freezes or something (with out shutting off the car)? I can see two little tab looking thing on both bottom sides and the right one seems to have two pinholes.
Yes, the one on the left is a physical button. The one of the right appears to be a hard reset requiring a thin wire or the like to reach the button that sits behind the face plate.
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This thread will be fun to watch. Looking forward to progress as time allows.
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Yes, the one on the left is a physical button. The one of the right appears to be a hard reset requiring a thin wire or the like to reach the button that sits behind the face plate.


What does the left button do?

I'm debating on this exact unit or the other one I posted on my other thread which has the touch buttons on the bottom of the screen.


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What does the left button do?

I'm debating on this exact unit or the other one I posted on my other thread which has the touch buttons on the bottom of the screen.
Unfortunately I don't have an answer to that yet. I did not hit it during the testing and it is unlabeled. If I were to hazard a guess, and hoping for intuitive design, maybe a home button. Or an app switch/close type button. Those seem like they would be the most handy physical button. But I am just speculating.
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