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The Great HU Install of 2023

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by RainMan_PNW, Aug 19, 2023.

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Did you get in on the recent Best Buy clearance frenzy? What did you get?

  1. Alpine ILX-F511

    35 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. Alpine ILX-F509

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  3. Alpine ILX-F507

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Kenwood DMX-1037S

    16 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. Something else (let us know in the thread)

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  6. I bought enough to start my own car stereo franchise

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. No - I was late to the party

    41 vote(s)
    37.3%
  8. No - I didn't need a new head unit

    14 vote(s)
    12.7%
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  1. Sep 5, 2023 at 9:40 AM
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    run4fun

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    Cool glad to know I'm not the only one. Guess there is not much I can do to fix that then.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:12 AM
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    TaquitoBandito

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    There’s a spot where I’m driving on an overpass towards Austin and my CarPlay will skip every time there. Most likely just an interference from a Government Black Site.
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:14 AM
    #363
    TRDFerguson

    TRDFerguson SSEM #99/RGBA #8-ish?/It’s a funny name.

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    You're going to end up wearing a hood and then waterboarded in a warehouse.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:21 AM
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    azTony

    azTony member since sept, 2017 and over 1,600 messages

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    How do the cameras work with the HU? Can you turn on any camera at any time or do you have to be stopped to work any camera? I got buried with reading then had to bail in the middle. Trying to prepare for the FRAC I have installed
     
  5. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:22 AM
    #365
    AZBoatHauler

    AZBoatHauler SSEM#140/ASCM#3/2ndGenNaysayer/BAF140

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    There are a couple spots in town this would always happen with the Kenwood. If I was in the area long enough, it would cause the HU to reset. Interested to see if the Alpine has the same issue.
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:23 AM
    #366
    AZBoatHauler

    AZBoatHauler SSEM#140/ASCM#3/2ndGenNaysayer/BAF140

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    Funny enough one spot in town this happens is adjacent to a NSA building.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:24 AM
    #367
    AZBoatHauler

    AZBoatHauler SSEM#140/ASCM#3/2ndGenNaysayer/BAF140

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    Cameras can be activated at any time. Reverse kicks it on automatic just like OEM. FRAC would no longer be necessary is my understanding.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:24 AM
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    TRDFerguson

    TRDFerguson SSEM #99/RGBA #8-ish?/It’s a funny name.

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    Can turn them on at any time. You don't need the FRAC anymore.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:26 AM
    #369
    AZBoatHauler

    AZBoatHauler SSEM#140/ASCM#3/2ndGenNaysayer/BAF140

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  10. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:34 AM
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    TaquitoBandito

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    I'm a former highly trained military broadcaster. I'll be talking so much that they'll capture me, get about three blocks down the road, drop me off, and then go check themselves into a psychiatric hospital in the hopes they can get my voice out of their heads (they won't be able too :)).
     
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  11. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:36 AM
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    TaquitoBandito

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    My advanced training was at Fort Meade. They told us that if we walked too close to the NSA parking lot, we'd get chased down by military police. Never said what would happen next. Can't imagine it would've been them taking us out for a beer run.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:47 AM
    #372
    e30cabrio

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    I lose XM when properly parked in my garage, am I an NSA black site?

    lol
     
  13. Sep 5, 2023 at 11:29 AM
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    TaquitoBandito

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    Yes.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2023 at 4:34 PM
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    jomikepa

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    Thx for all the help in this thread. Had my 509 installed by BB today. Not thrilled about the gloss black Metra kit, but that’s my fault for not paying better attention while ordering. Currently both USBs (CarPlay and charging) are threaded thru the open punch out, so I’ll have to order a part for that. Happy w new HU, pissed at you guys for making me feel like I needed it :rofl:
     
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  15. Sep 5, 2023 at 4:36 PM
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    e30cabrio

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    You would have realized you needed it without us eventually.

    Stay out of the supercharger and suspension threads if you feel this way now. That's 100x more expensive.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2023 at 7:10 PM
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    AZBoatHauler

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    Waiting for my son after practice - fucking winning.
    IMG_8424.jpg
     
  17. Sep 5, 2023 at 7:18 PM
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    shawn474

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    The only question after this install……what’s the next mod for our trucks?!?!
     
  18. Sep 5, 2023 at 7:27 PM
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    If someone finds another crazy deal that makes the mod a fraction of the cost I’m in!
     
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  19. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:06 PM
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    RainMan_PNW

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    I’m still looking for the 75% off coupon for the whipple supercharger…
     
  20. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:57 PM
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    hey Adam, what are you using as a media source to feed the display?
     
  21. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:59 PM
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    aren’t we all?
     
  22. Sep 5, 2023 at 11:07 PM
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    Amazon fire stick.
     
  23. Sep 6, 2023 at 6:52 AM
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    WFD473

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    After looking through the mind boggling amount of sound adjustments this thing offers, I'm a bit overwhelmed trying to fine tune this thing. And none of the preset sound settings sound quite right. I know it's pretty equipment specific, but can the audiophiles in here post your crossover/eq settings as a baseline for the less-sophisticated? If it matters, I have Polk Audio tweeters in the sail panels and Polk 6.5 coax in the doors. Kenwood's in the dash corners. Phoenix Gold 10's in a sealed box all run off an Audison 5 channel amp. Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2023
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  24. Sep 6, 2023 at 5:09 PM
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    Azblue

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    I completely agree, there is always that point when too much of a good thing just becomes too much period. I can not get this thing to sound good. Previously I had the stock HU to a 5 channel Alpine amp through speaker level inputs to aftermarket speakers and an Alpine 10" sub in a box I made. It sounded pretty good actually. Now with the ilx-f511 there are not only 10 or so up/down adjustments on the EQ, but you can even slide each of those left/right along the frequency and up/down, plus you have to do it for every single fucking speaker!
    Yes, it is louder as the rca outputs more voltage than the stock HU does and as we know, an amplifier can only amplify what it is supplied with, thus louder, but not as quality in sound at this point.

    Honestly, I am questioning my decision to install this. Between the jiggly screen, crap sound, overly complex adjustments, and not being able to do split screen (JFC, my stock non-JBL Toyota stereo gave me multiple options to divide the screen).
     
  25. Sep 6, 2023 at 5:56 PM
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    I have the Dasaita dash kit with the metal brackets and mine doesn’t flex at all. it is the Kenwood double din also. I’m actually liking the volume knob better than the oem setup. Much easier to reach from the armrest.
     
  26. Sep 6, 2023 at 5:56 PM
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    you just admitted you like knob…#nohomo
     
  28. Sep 6, 2023 at 6:14 PM
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    Azblue

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  29. Sep 6, 2023 at 8:44 PM
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    Turn those gains down. Way down. I have a DD1 (for setting gains) if you'd like to borrow it. I was shocked how low I was able to set my gains in my last system.
     
  30. Sep 6, 2023 at 9:41 PM
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    Yeah, I've already turned them down quite a bit, maybe I'll do a little more. I still need to fuck with the 1,392 available EQ settings too. :frusty:
     

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