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  1. Go with a Mini 0906 from BlueSeaSky (also sold under many other brands, but they're basically all the same) It's a dual camera setup with the main camera/DVR and screen up front and a remote mounted satellite cam that mounts in the rear It has all the typical dash cam features (1080p front/rear @ 30fps or 60fps if you use only the front camera, MicroSD up to 128GB, GPS, Timestamp, etc., etc.) It also features a Parking Mode, so when the ignition is turned off, you can set it to either record when there's motion in front of the cameras or record in 2fps and it will automatically speed up the footage (Benny Hill Mode) The motion setting works fine for my house in Florida where there's very little movement, however, here in NY, there's always sumthin moving, so it'll constantly record in that setting. While I'm up here, Benny Hill mode is much more useful (and way easier to review) The hardwire parking kit comes with an adjustable LVC, so you can set the voltage to where you want the system to shut down so that it doesn't kill the battery. That being said, these cameras draw very little juice and I've gone weeks without the LVC kicking in. I have dash cams in all of my vehicles as I simply won't drive without them and have a YouTube channel dedicated to all the random craziness I see on the road on a daily basis (scroll down to "My Dash Cam Videos") https://www.youtube.com/user/98snakeeater Here's a video of my getting rear ended a few months ago in my beater And here's a video parked in front of my shop showing what Benny Hill mode looks like
  2. It's not mine, just random photos of another build to show the space I have to work with. I'm still debating which way to go
  3. Looking to add a basic sub amp to my existing factory system (10 Speaker JBL/Entune in my Toyota Van) Since I'll be adding an NVX mini amp, I felt it was just fitting to use an NVX line converter, so I looked up the XPLOC2 which seems to fit my needs and budget https://www.nvx.com/xploc2-300-watt-2-channel-line-output-converter/ Things is, I've had several people tell me that I should splurge on the LOC and go with an LC2i from AudioControl due to the AccuBass feature. https://www.audiocontrol.com/car-audio/factory-system-upgrade/lc2i/ Is this really worth the added price over the NVX unit?
  4. Once I know for sure it's actually possible, I'll do whatever it takes to get it done On our older 2014 Sienna, all we had to do was set the parking brake to get it to play on the head unit (like this) And of course there was an easy bypass for the brake if you wanted video in motion. On my 2016, it has an Entune head unit and the controls for the BluRay player show up on the screen, but no video There are video adapters that let you connect external video sources to the head unit like this Just looking for a way to get that source from the BluRay player
  5. I love these little amps Tiny, super efficient, powerful and dirt cheap Installed plenty on bikes, but have an MVPA1 pushing a pair of 8's in my beater and it sounds amazing Best of all, I can play it all day long at full tilt and not worry about my battery going dead
  6. I grabbed those pix from Ebay and have yet to pull it myself. So far, I've had 3 rinky dink shops tell me it's just not possible, but I'm not giving up
  7. I want to add another monitor to the BluRay RES in my 2016 Toyota Sienna It has a factory DVD/BluRay player that's separate from the head unit and RES drop down screen I'd like to find the composite video wires so I can add another screen and connect it to the head unit (which also has the ability to play video, but is currently locked out.....thanks Toyota)
  8. Wow, thanks for the quick response. Would you also happen to have a diagram for the BluRay player? I'm trying to get the composite video out signal so I can connect to another monitor (head unit screen)
  9. I have a 2016 Toyota Sienna with a 10 speaker JBL/Entune audio system and BluRay RES Looking to add a simple sub amp and stealthbox type enclosure to the rear storage space, much like this I'll be using this tiny amp from my previous system Thing is, I need to add a line converter and need a wiring diagram for the factory system JBL says it's a 10 speaker system with an 11 channel DSP amp (the factory sub is a DVC, so i'm guessing that's where the extra channel comes into play) I plan on mounting the NVX amp and line converter under the dash, so a short run from the factory amp under the seat would make things easy. Took a quick peek at the factory amp earlier today and this is what it looks like: Anyone have a wiring code for this?
  10. First demo of a real SPL system was Doug Denardin's 94 S10 (Slayer 2) His setup was ever changing, but I think he had 12 15's at the time I had heard his old Nissan pickup (Slayer), but it was the S10 that I got an actual shot gun demo in the parking lot of Florida Auto Sound and Security in Longwood
  11. Here's another build Not as clean as the JL box, but it gives a better idea of how much space I'm working with here
  12. I've actually seen mixed reviews on this on the SIenna forums (yes, there's a minivan forum lol) Besides, that's kinda spendy for what I'm looking to accomplish. I was thinking a basic line converter connected to a plug in play harness from Metra or Axxess and the like..... Thing is, the factory setup is a bit more complicated than the old school stuff that I'm used to. WIth DSP and 10 speakers, I'm not sure where the best place to splice would be
  13. Thanks for the info, guys I'm gunna install the amp and throw the 8's in the back temporarily to see how they sound. I mean, they sounded great in my XB and were actually overkill for my needs, but the Sienna does have more space to deal with. That being said, I'll need to install a line converter, but not sure where to tap into. It already has a single sub mounted on the rear hatch, which I assume has its own amp somewhere. Is there a plug and play line out converter available so I don't have to splice into the factory wiring?
  14. Looking to add a little more bass to my 2016 Toyota Sienna It has a factory 10 speaker JBL Entune system with DVD/BluRay and RES First off, I'm not a bass head by any stretch (outgrew that phase a LONG time ago), but I do like nice clean thump (especially when watching movies) Loud is good, but only for me to hear, not everyone sitting in traffic around me. That being said, my main goal is to add a stealthy enclosure and I'm looking at sub options. The amp being used is an NVX MPA1 300w x 1 @ 2 ohms I love these little micro amps as they're super efficient and dirt cheap. My Sienna has a decent sized storage space in the left rear corner that's meant for a removable 8th seat (for 8 seat versions of the van) Since I have a 7 seat version with recliners, it's just an empty space Now, my intention is to create something like this.... A nice clean enclosure that looks like it was meant to be there. Unfortunately, no one makes a drop in stealthbox Not a fan of glass enclosures, so I'm thinking of just making one out of MDF to fit within the space and just trim the entire space with a matching speaker grill cloth cover Anyways, onto the sub choices. In my previous beater, I had a pair of Pioneer shallow mount 8's in downfire boxes that fit under the seat and they sounded amazing for what they were. I still have them, so I'm considering them for the Sienna (a few pix in the space for size reference) Another option is to go with a shallow mount 10 or 12 Since the rest of the system is all JBL, I figure their WS1200 might be a good choice Here are some random pix of another glass build: Which size of sub(s) would you choose and why?
  15. OK, not my typical post as I've always sworn against any head unit that wasn't any of the big names (Sony, Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer, etc.) Thing is, recently, a Co-Worker of mine showed up with an EBay Android HU in his Golf and I must say, it was rather impressive Crystal clear picture, crisp touch screen and WAY more features than my old Sony XAV 712HD has to offer Best of all, it actually looked like a factory Anyways, I was so impressed with it that I started looking into one for my next daily beater. Thing is, I'm very leery of no name brands and the only one I recognize that seems to have all the features I want is from Pyle Now, in my eyes, Pyle has always been nothing more than FleaMarket brand garbage that only people of Wal-Mart would buy, but after seeing the specs, I don't see anything from the big names that comes close for the price The model I'm looking at specifically is the PLDAND110 It's a Double DIN with a 10" tablet like screen https://www.pyleaudio.com/sku/PLDAND110/Android-Stereo-Receiver-and-DVR-Dash-Cam-System-Kit,-10%E2%80%99%E2%80%99-Touchscreen-Display,-Google-Play-Store,-Wi-Fi,-Bluetooth-Wireless,-CDDVD-Player,-Double-DIN Specs from their site: Headunit Receiver: Hi-Res 10.1’’ -inch Digital Display Built-in Android OS Computer Integrated Google Play Store Download Apps Surf the Web Play Games Support Download of Google Maps & GPS Navigation Apps Touch Screen Control Operation Bluetooth & WiFi Wireless Streaming User-Friendly UI Interface Full HD 1080 Support Digital File Playback: Audio, Video & Image Files USB Flash & SD Memory Card Readers CD/DVD Player 16 GB Built-in Flash Memory AM/FM Radio with 30 Station Memory Video Aux (RCA) Input/Output Connector Jacks Rearview Backup Camera Support Audio Aux (RCA) Input & Pre-Amp Output Jacks Interface: Subwoofer Output 2 x USB/DVR/3G Antenna Customizable EQ Audio Controls Android OS Computer: Touchscreen 'Tablet-Style' Functionality WiFi Wireless Streaming Ability Surf the Web & Download Apps 3G WiFi Mobile HotSpot Capability Smart Device MirrorLink/AirPlay Support OS Version: Android 6.0, Octa-Core ROCKCHIP 1.5GHz Bluetooth Connectivity: Built-in Bluetooth for Wireless Music Streaming Built-in Microphone for Hands-Free Calling Convenient Contact List Import Ability Digital Phone Dial Pad Display Bluetooth Version: 4.1 What's in the Box: Android Stereo Receiver Bluetooth Microphone Remote Control DVR Dash Cam Backup Camera Power & Wiring Harness (2) USB Extension Cables Mounting Brackets & Hardware DVR Dash Cam: Interior Front Windshield Mountable Hi-Res Full HD Video Recording Angle Tilt & Rotation Adjustable Extra Compact & Unobtrusive Design Simple Connection to Headunit via USB Easy File Saving & Sharing Rearview Backup Cam: Marine Grade Camera Construction Waterproof & Fog Resistant (IP67 Rating) Low Light Performance (0.2 LUX) Built-in Distance Scale Lines Preferably Mounted Above the Rear License Plate Tilt Adjustable Camera Lens Angle True Color Reproduction Resolution: 656 x 492 Pixels Viewing Angle: 170 Degree Power Supply: DC 12V 200mA RCA Video Connector Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.0'' 1.3’’ x 1.3''-inches Receiver Technical Specs: Double DIN Size Universal Standard Power Output: 4 x 80 Watt (320 Max.) Wide Screen TFT - LCD Display Aspect Ratio 16:9 High Definition Resolution: 1024 x 600 Pixels Bluetooth A2DP Support Steering Wheel Button Control Support AM/FM-MPX 2 Band Radio - Auto Store Preset Scan Anti-Shock Mechanism-ESP Function File Compatibility: JPEG MP3 MP4 AVI WAV and More Multimedia Disc Support DVD/VCD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW Maximum USB/SD Flash Memory Support: 64GB Battery Operated Remote, Requires (1) x 'CR-2025', Included Sold as: 1 Weight: 10.53 lbs. Just curious, but does anyone here have one of these things? Been searching for reviews on it, but can't seem to find any
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