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Old 02-19-2019, 10:44 PM
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Any recommendations on a good bluetooth adapter to stock stereo? Also video output

Anyone have a good recommendations or experience with a good bluetooth module for the factory stereo system? Also looking for a module that can hook up video to the navigation screen like a backup camera. One module to do both would be nice. Any feedback would be great.
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Why not just by a double din stereo with camera features and a adapter that ties in with the stereo that gives you back steering wheel controls.. Alot of people say they lose the sub but I read a thread where everything still worked. Thats what I'm planning to do because my stock radio amp is on it's way out.
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I couldn't agree more! there are several solutions if you want to install a double or even a single din (yeah, all that tech shrinks down nicely over the years) head unit. If you like the look of stock, I would like to comment that even Porsche owners eventually go with an aftermarket setup; just part of growing old :-)

Sub woofer: There is also a write up here for how to splice into the the line input for the sub woofer. You may note that some chose to splice in up front behind the head unit and others chose to go in the back close to the sub woofer amplifier. Unless you are planning to use a different amplifier, I find it easier to do it up front where you already have everything out (during the head unit install). This definitely makes a difference as the sub woofer IS an item that sets our cars apart from our CL counterparts.

https://acurazine.com/forums/audio-v...-03-tl-326253/
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^^^ https://acurazine.com/forums/second-...ntment-950862/
I guess it is learning curve. I tried this and that. At end simple buy Sony head unit and give it to Best buy to install. Removed rear sit so guy charge me only 110$ whit connecting woofer. Can not be happier with that approach. See how in my tread people say me same. I spend 1 year trying different things till go right route. All my music is on flash drive in flac format and connected to usb port at sony head unit.

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Why not just by a double din stereo with camera features and a adapter that ties in with the stereo that gives you back steering wheel controls.. Alot of people say they lose the sub but I read a thread where everything still worked. Thats what I'm planning to do because my stock radio amp is on it's way out.
Give it to right guy to install. My sub work with aftermarket head unit.

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As I wrote in my tread and I stay by it today - key for quality music, with same speakers, is DAC (digital to audio converter). Op want go with smartphone DAC and wireless connection. Inferior in start. DAC in new head unit will always be superior to some smartphone DAC. Like first there is not enough space for quality DAC in smart phone. I used same approach from car in my home audio system. CD reader failed at old Panasonic surround system. I bought Sony dvd player with USB port. Connected it to Panasonic (that is now basically amplifier) and everything work. There I use Flac on flash drive too, plus control it from my computer.
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If someone want use phone for audio I think right way to go would be phone - external DAC (FiiO for 20-30$) - than analog input to stock head unit. However not willing to dig about it at Google as I solved it with sony head unit. Here is some discussion about DAC https://www.audioadvice.com/content/what-is-a-dac/
Abotout one of FiiO
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As I wrote in my tread and I stay by it today - key for quality music, with same speakers, is DAC (digital to audio converter). Op want go with smartphone DAC and wireless connection. Inferior in start. DAC in new head unit will always be superior to some smartphone DAC. Like first there is not enough space for quality DAC in smart phone. I used same approach from car in my home audio system. CD reader failed at old Panasonic surround system. I bought Sony dvd player with USB port. Connected it to Panasonic (that is now basically amplifier) and everything work. There I use Flac on flash drive too, plus control it from my computer.
Just to add here, so no confusion. Sony dvd player has digital output. It go to external FiiO DAC and than to Panasonic (now) integrated amplifier (because Panasonic receiver is broken and act just like amplifier) and than to speakers. Purpose of this post is to aware, who my interest, about external DAC. Definitely can be used in car audio.
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Thanks for all the replies. Ive considered that but would really prefer to keep this stock. Plus how would that work if I have the stock navigation unit? Wouldnt I have to remove both radio and navigation? Might be to much of a hassle and reason why I wanted to just connect a bluetooth and camera input.
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I really enjoy the look of the stock Radio Unit so I added aux by using -> amzn.to/2Iyjnji. After a while I decided to add bluetooth and decided to use -> amzn.to/2GHKE0O. Both of those combined work very well, as soon as the radio turns on, it automatically connects to my iPhone so I don't have to manually connect every time like other bluetooth adapters I've tried. They are both pretty simple to install.
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If I still had my stock Stereo system: Id look at something like this:

https://isimple.com/catalog/professi...onda-and-acura

Gives me all the things youre describing and uses USB rather than an iPhone connection, so you can use multiple devices through the wired or Bluetooth connections. $100 less on amazon.
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I installed the GTA Car Kit Bluetooth adapter: http://www.gtacarkits.com/

If you want to stay stock, this is the ticket.
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I strongly recomend this Radio By sony.
https://www.sony.com/electronics/in-...yers/xav-ax100
even though its pricey. i could use it as a GPS, call people and manage music apps from my phone and also back up camera.
looks good too
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