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Consider posting a WTB ad...I'm guessing there is someone on here that put in an aftermarket Android unit and has one sitting on shelf somewhere...maybe even for the cost of shipping....
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Consider posting a WTB ad...I'm guessing there is someone on here that put in an aftermarket Android unit and has one sitting on shelf somewhere...maybe even for the cost of shipping....


Pure genius!

Ted just pinged me, let’s see where that goes, next steps to follow


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Consider posting a WTB ad...I'm guessing there is someone on here that put in an aftermarket Android unit and has one sitting on shelf somewhere...maybe even for the cost of shipping....
If you have a DSP car you still need the DSP amp when fitting an Android head unit. Unless you re-wire every speaker in the car that is....
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If you have a DSP car you still need the DSP amp when fitting an Android head unit. Unless you re-wire every speaker in the car that is....
Yep, my Avin Avant-4 runs through my DSP amp.
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Digital Audio Cable Location for BlueBus

That’s what I was afraid of... unless someone has gutted the car to install an entirely new stereo system with amp(s) and all... they’re still very much using the stock amp ☹️

Ok, backed to bummed... Worst part is having tons of confirmation just how much better that digital audio is vs the analog and on top of that (wish I had never tested it) finding out the aux is also considerably better quality as well ☹️☹️

Edit - Ted being a totally stand up guy just pinged me back, we’re exchanging some thoughts now


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I would REALLY love to keep and enjoy the unit but buying a DSP amp and taking the car apart to try and repin the plug and coding... all for Bluetooth streaming... well... guess we’ll see.


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Time for an Android conversion. Just sayin'
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I would REALLY love to keep and enjoy the unit but buying a DSP amp and taking the car apart to try and repin the plug and coding... all for Bluetooth streaming... well... guess we’ll see.


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OB - that is too funny, that is exactly what my wife said (basically). “For what this thing cost you you should have just bought that dam* radio you showed me”.... I showed her the Avin a while back, actually bought their universal model and installed one in her car... Definitely a NICE unit!

That said, for mine I was thinking ease of installation and OEMness... but that doesn’t seem to be working out for me at the moment.

Let me see what Ted and I figure out, may be a nice BlueBus on the market, worst case. The upside, it’s been warranty repaired (for the weak mosfet) so it’s solid


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I hear you on the OEM. My E46 has factory navigation and I want to keep it stock so I want the BlueBus for it as soon as I can afford it. I just got back to work after 4 months so my financial reserves are dictating my purchases as well.

The Android conversions will give you a lot more than Bluetooth A2DP and HFP including steering wheel controls so it might be a good choice depending on the options you currently had in your X5.
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Purple,

I've never checked but does the actual radio module have a DSP connection on it? I've actually never looked but it might be worth a bit of research and a longer digital cable.
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