Alexrod, did they have to run an antenna wire to the back for the GPS or do they use the existing wire that is in the footwell? What kind of an antenna do they use, is it the one they stick on the boot? Do they just remove the old Audio 20 unit and plug in the Dynavin n6? Did they install a MOST box in yours, don't know what its for anyway, must look it up.I had a Dynavin N6 fitted recently. I am really pleased with it. I only had the standard unit fitted, so no DAB, reversing camera etc. The integrated Parrot hands free phone feature was a must for me. I also like the TMC feature within the navigation unit. I paid £599.00 here in the UK plus an hour and a half in labour charges for installation.
To tell you the truth If my car had the factory fitted navigation system I would not bother changing it. At the moment I have a simple blue tooth phone receiver on the sun visor and when I need to find an address I use my cell phone which has Samsung mobile Garmin on it which I stick on the wind shield and the voice commands come through the blue tooth phone receiver. It can also be streamed through the radio. It only cost $50.I too am looking at this unit, it looks good value. I have read posts about a replacement, but confess to finding it confusing when you delve in too far :laugh:
Re the 6 disc changer, I am okay with that as one of our forum guys replaced it with an external drive, which in comparison has huge capacity and is the fraction of the size, so frees up useful space. You can also take out the map DVD in the boot.
My stalling point is, as I have Harman Kardon, it appears I also need to replace the existing amp with a new 6 channel amp to drive the 11 speakers we have, and are £460.
Just found that the MOST box is actually the MOST INTERFACE box. There is also a CAR INTERFACE box. If you look at the owners manual in the wiring diagram they are the two boxes which connect part of the wiring together with the circuit board inside the interface boxes. :grin::grin: http://www.dynavin.com/images/pdf/n6_owners_manual.pdfThe antenna that was fitted was the item supplied with the Dynavin head unit. This has a magnetic base and was fitted behind the trim on the near side A pillar, so no external antenna which maintains the clean lines of the car. The original factory fitted head unit was swapped out for the new Dynavin system and fits perfectly. Like you I have no idea what a MOST box is.
Sneaky Pete, are you saying that if the car has a Audio 20 installed then the MOST box is not necessary to install the Daynavin system? The guy who gave me the quote said I would need the MOST box which would cost an extra $200. :surprise:The MOST box is a box that converts the audio signal form the speakers to a digital optical signal and has an optical interface and the MOST protocol implemented (hopefully correct) so that you can attach it to the existing MOST ring that's already in your car. If it works a very nice solution if you have i.e. the HK amplifier that serves as the audio gateway and you want to keep using this.
It's of no use if you have the Audio 20 installed.
Thanks Sneaky Pete, I will copy and paste what you said to the rep of Dynavin and see what excuse he has got in trying to rip me off. I may consider to install it if I cab get it for $600 but not $1100.Beppi,
yes that's what I'm saying. With the Audio 20 there is no seperate audio gateway, it's incorporated in the Audio 20. Read the piece about Audio 20 and MOST here .
On the MOST ring usually are a few things:
- audio gateway - not present with Audio 20
- navigation - becomse redundant with the Dynavin
- telephone interface - becomes redundant with the Dynavin
- CDC - why would you want to use that when you have the Dynavin?
Furthermore, Dynavin's website clearly states that you have to remove everything from the MOST ring with the exception of the audiogateway when you install the MOST box : Dynavin N6-MOST Adapter for Fibre-Optic Amplified Audio Systems Dynavin
Why they want to sell that box to you is a mistery to me.
Either they don't know what they are selling or they try to rip you off....
Stupid question and you probably did that but just to make sure, did you put an optical loopplug in place for every device you removed from the ring?I pared the optical ring down to the point where it was only the Dynavin MOST box and the amp..... still nothing. It was as if the amp was muted. I experimented with the phone mute and wake up inputs to the amp... everything seemed right, but nothing from the speakers.
That is a big issue for me, can you describe how/what all ties into the center display, and the steering wheel buttons?... The selling point for me was the cosmetic similarity to OEM and the CANBUS integration...