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Old 14th November 2016, 18:53   #61
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I recently upgraded the dealer fitted Kenwood DDX415BT to Pioneer AVHX8890BT with Android Auto and Carplay. It also plays FLAC and thats a bonus. I had a large collection of lossless music in ALAC (from when i owned an ipod) and converted all that to FLAC. The SQ is much much better compared to the DDX415BT even while playing CD or 320kbps MP3. Android auto works good and I routed an USB cable to the box on the centre console behind handbrake lever. An additional USB cable is left in the glovebox for connecting USB storage. The unit has an SD slot and the FLAC is in a 32GB SD card.

I had a doubt on how to connect the parkwire in the 8890BT as new gen Pioneer owners in USA were saying the newer sets have a double pulse hand brake detection to enable video playback. But anyways no such issues here in the Asian spec models.
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I recently upgraded the dealer fitted Kenwood DDX415BT to Pioneer AVHX8890BT with Android Auto and Carplay. It also plays FLAC and thats a bonus. I had a large collection of lossless music in ALAC (from when i owned an ipod) and converted all that to FLAC. The SQ is much much better compared to the DDX415BT even while playing CD or 320kbps MP3. Android auto works good and I routed an USB cable to the box on the centre console behind handbrake lever. An additional USB cable is left in the glovebox for connecting USB storage. The unit has an SD slot and the FLAC is in a 32GB SD card.

I had a doubt on how to connect the parkwire in the 8890BT as new gen Pioneer owners in USA were saying the newer sets have a double pulse hand brake detection to enable video playback. But anyways no such issues here in the Asian spec models.
Can you post some pics ? And feedback on the touchscreen ? I am thinking of upgrading to this same unit from the stock one on my Jetta
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Can you post some pics ? And feedback on the touchscreen ? I am thinking of upgrading to this same unit from the stock one on my Jetta
Touch screen is resistive; precise, responsive and clear. Anything else you want to know in particular about the screen?

I recommend this for any Pioneer AVHX unit. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EZP84O0/
Just 10dollars and with this connected no need to do anything with the park brake wire. I bought this and now park brake wire is connected to this little circuit, its neat and clean, no wires going anywhere.

I'll post the pics tomorrow.
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Touch screen is resistive; precise, responsive and clear. Anything else you want to know in particular about the screen?

I recommend this for any Pioneer AVHX unit. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EZP84O0/
Just 10dollars and with this connected no need to do anything with the park brake wire. I bought this and now park brake wire is connected to this little circuit, its neat and clean, no wires going anywhere.

I'll post the pics tomorrow.
Thanks. I am just a tiny bit worried about screen being resistive after being used to the capacitative touch in smartphones.

Have you tried Apple Car Play or Android Auto ? How easy is it to say use Pinch and Zoom in maps etc ?
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What's the best HU to fit in the Innova Crysta? Does Toyota offer the touchscreen from the higher models as an accessory?
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Just upgraded my innova crysta zx speakers. The OE speakers were made of paper cone and a tiny magnet in the back- a cheap vietnam make! Threw them into the dustbin when I saw them... I am no audio buff but compared to my earlier steed VW vento which was running OE setup, the speaker was plain awful!!

I put rockford fosgate R165s prime in front and rear we coax from RF. Retained the OE HU as I quite like the interface on it.

Now the sound is much - much improved..

BTW total damage- 10.5K . I went to sachin's autoshop- koramangala..

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Trying to revive this thread again. Are there any other folks that have upgraded the ICE system by keeping the HU and installing amplifier and upgrading the speakers?

I wanted to know if the Crysta HU has a preamp-out that can be connected to an amplifier. I really don't want to change the HU since I think it is decent and I like having the steering wheel control for volume control.
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Trying to revive this thread again. Are there any other folks that have upgraded the ICE system by keeping the HU and installing amplifier and upgrading the speakers?

I wanted to know if the Crysta HU has a preamp-out that can be connected to an amplifier. I really don't want to change the HU since I think it is decent and I like having the steering wheel control for volume control.
I did the exact thing that you have asked for - OE HU with amp & sub. The speakers need to be upgraded even if you do not want an amp.


I am not an audiophile; this setup sounds good enough for my kind of music. Do not know about the preamp out.

As an aside, nowadays off market headunits come with a harness that lets you control them from existing steering wheel controls. So that should not stop you.
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I wanted to know if the Crysta HU has a preamp-out that can be connected to an amplifier.
No. The headunit does not have any preamp-out.
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Most after market amplifiers accept speaker level inputs. So you don't need a pre-amp out in the head unit.
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