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Alpine Multimedia system

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Electronics & Lighting' started by rookie, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. rookie

    rookie Premium Member Premium

    Revisiting my audio system since we'll have some cool changes coming. :biggrin:

    I didn't start out looking to build out the whole thing, but with the new traffic nav systems I changed directions. Originally I was looking at the Pioneer systems cause they were all/mostly in one with decent options and you could display some vehicle data. I was told the Alpine nav is superior so if that's the main goal go with an Alpine system.

    We did this in 2 phases this was phase 1.

    IVA-D310 7" touchscreen motorized display, dual zone, pretty loaded unit except it is an 05 model. The 06 models have full speed ipod and some other stuff that are pretty cool.

    NVE-N872A DVD/GPS system, seems pretty cool so far. First time actually owning a nav system so not sure what the usua complaints are. It does recalculate pretty quickly when I deviate. Will play wth it more to see what I hate about it.

    KCA-420i Ipod adapter, now my ipod gets charged while it's in the vehicle. Pretty cool navigating the folders, will take some getting used to since I'm used to hitting the ipod for track control which is now being controlled by the headunit.

    SIR-ALP10T Sir nav traffic and sat radio. Haven't activated it yet. Already unimpressed by Sirius customer support. May not even activate the radio side of it since they seem to have their heads up their asses about answering the phone.

    Some pics.

    Closed
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    Stupid tape hump, we may need to fabricate a new door to allow more angle control if needed. Still considering it but have been absolutely happy with the viewing angles so far.
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    Voice control button, have never used it since the touchscreen is easy and very intuitive.
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    Touchscreen control rules.
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    Sirius test station
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    Ipod playlist screen
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    Ipod playing
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    Nav screen
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    Rear cam picture. This is dusk.
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    Rear cam, they mounted it lower than I've seen others do, but oh well.
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    Ipod interrupt of the rear cam. The way everything works together is the best part so far.
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    Here are some photos at the gas station as I plotted my course to work.
    Trip info screen. The speedo here compared to the dash is a little slow. not off by much below 50 but as it gets higher it gets to about 4-5mphs too slow. But that could also be it calculating the speed pulse.
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    Satellite info.
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    Traffic reported incidents
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    Zoom out of the map
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    Course plotted
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    Hit the options button to check for delays
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    Found delays in the route
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    Calculating detour
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    New route
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    Little closer shot of the area.
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    I'm was extreme happy happy with the ease of use and functionality of the components. At this point it was set to go aux into the oem head unit for sound. While this was ok, the dual volume control drove me crazy. A few months later we moved onto phase 2. New amps, subs, speakers.
     

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    rookie

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    Phase 2 gear is listed below. I'm not a huge audiophile and just went with what the shop was accustomed to using.

    They provided
    2 JL Audio 12w6v2
    1 Crossfire 4 channel amp
    1 Crossfire mono amp
    Install and wiring.

    I brought in
    1 pair MB Quart Q216 components for the front
    1 pair MB Quart QSD components for the rear
    1 Alpine PXA-H701 digital EQ

    I think that was it. :LOL:

    Sub enclosure and amp install. Simple which is what I wanted.
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    It raised the floor slightly but they did an ok job making everything fit well.
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    Speaker grille which ended up coming off later due to denting the grille from transporting stuff and the speakers were hitting it when I turned it up.
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    Transporting stuff.
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  3. Dr.2K

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    Boy this looks familiar ;).
     
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    rookie

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    lol, yes. You'll see some cool stuff soon.

    Here's the rear paneling redone in suede.
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    Teaser of my new rear set up. ;) Most of you know I don't normally show stuff until I'm done but I'm excited about this one. Never really spent the time or money to have a nice install done. :biggrin: Enclosures are getting painted this week.

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  5. Dr.2K

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    WOW, DAM that looks nice! But wheres the 72in flip screen?!?!?:biggrin:
     
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    Enclosures painted. Dirty FX I know.
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    My best shot at iso control
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  7. Dr.2K

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    Looks fantastic Viet!

    I have a soft spot for blue.;):rolleyes:
     
  8. fxlr8

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    Love it, looks good.
     
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    the new sub install looks wild...nice work
     
  10. gto

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    Wow! That looks great. Cant wait to hear it. The DG panels on the inside are perfect, & I love the organic shaping . . . but how ya gonna transport wheels anymore :confused:
     
  11. Dr.2K

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    I don't think Viets FX is track friendly any longer :p:err::rolleyes:.
     
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    Now that is Hot! Great job, I like the detail of your system, clean, body painted sub boxes, and the neon draws you to the amps. I like that alot. I had to add fans to my system to help resolve any heat issues. have you had any heat problems with floor mounted amps? The mounting of my fans up top was and after thought, I'll re do the floor at a later time to clean it up.

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    :frown:
    I guess i will never see that beast run on 1/4 mile..
     
  14. Dr.2K

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    But then again you never know with Viet, so don't worry Himberto I'm sure you will see it run one of these days.
     
  15. good job rookie!
     
  16. ishaq

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    that's really cool
    i wana change y digital screen the orange one is there ant pictures
     
  17. zcspec

    zcspec Member

    Viet, Im gonna be down in SoCal in a few weeks, lets hook up so I can check your ride out!
     
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    I think the 505 is the high res 800X480 screen... some guys were working on using that display as a pc monitor & utilizing the touchscreen to also function witn a pc through the alpine buss... not completely developed yet but a cool project... that's the bluetooth screen right?

    also cool to see doors that aren't 20lb's of wood & bondo :)
     
  20. HumbertoCALI

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    Seen the door in person.. WOW..great job...

    Dunno it I did see the finished product but it still looked good.

    the media set up it sick