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Old 06-19-2018, 10:58 PM   #61
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Ha! I did do it again and in my new 2017 trailer last year and second time around I installed a pioneer AppRadio 4 SPH-DA120.

https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/AppRadio

I wired in the Samsung DVD player for audio via the TV. I like CarPlay and the streamlined looks of this pioneer head unit....

Always double DIN.

Also went with a slightly higher end polk speaker set - MM1 series.

They only downside is that it doesnít have HD radio for some reason... but I mainly listen to music via my phone.
Nice looking unit. Mind me asking why this over one of their NEX models? I hadn't noticed this unit on their website before. It seems to have all the functionality other than, as you say, HD radio.

Are the MM1 series a big step up?

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Out with the old, in with the new (Audio Visual upgrade)

The main reason was that I didnít need DVD functionality and I preferred the design as itís more sleek and tablet-esque vs the older looking double-DIN units in the pioneer lineup.

It had all the parameters i needed / wanted (with the exception of HD radio for some odd reason) including the advanced touch screen and most importantly the digital/analog input/outputs I needed.

I see now that there is a 1400MEX that seems to be the same unit as the app radio. Im not sure what the difference is frankly.

Pioneer product and marketing need some help they seem to have a dozen models that do the same thing

Regarding the MM1 - big step up from the stock junk speakers but Iíd say an evolution over the previous Polk units I had described above in this thread. The biggest (final) issue that I still need to address is the low end and I plan to install a new, proper 10Ē or 12Ē subwoofer vs the crummy 8Ē stock one I still have. That should round things out nicely.
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You are so right about Pioneer. I called a shop on Friday that only specializes in Pioneer and Kenwood. They were confused which was which and why so many with virtually the same features.
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WR said: "I see now that there is a 1400MEX that seems to be the same unit as the app radio. Im not sure what the difference is frankly."

I looked at a 1400 and there was no aux audio input.
We need that aux in for our TV audio.

There is a Pioneer AVH-X491BHS that does have HD radio but does not have carplay.
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WR said: "I see now that there is a 1400MEX that seems to be the same unit as the app radio. Im not sure what the difference is frankly."

I looked at a 1400 and there was no aux audio input.
We need that aux in for our TV audio.

There is a Pioneer AVH-X491BHS that does have HD radio but does not have carplay.


Ah - yes you do need aux in and car play is handy if you are an Apple person. Iíd recommend the DA120 ..... has been working like a charm.... and itís aesthetically pleasing....
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Hey Wulfraat,

Really nice post. Iím about to try and match your work on my 27FB FC. going with the Pioneer AVH-X390BS, so should be similar. One thing I canít find real easy is the on-off-on signal emulator you describe in step 6. Can you PM that or post it back to the thread? Thanks again!
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Sure thing, just search "AVH-X390BS Microbypass" on amazon. $14 solves the issue:

https://www.amazon.com/MicroBypass-A...-X390BS+bypass

These are Pioneer model specific. The one above is the one you want for the 390BS..... (AVH-X compatible)

Thats a nice head unit - I had a similar one in my 25'. Worked well. I have since moved to a Pioneer AppRadio 4 in my 30'.... (model SPH-DA120)
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GREAT job! Loved seeing what you did. Currently selling my FC and moving into a Classic, but based on the statement, alone, "I didn't know what I was missing!" am planning on addressing audio first thing. Thanks for sharing all the hard work.
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FWIW - I've always wanted B&W Audio and have never pulled the trigger - perhaps this the reason to do just that. https://www.bowerswilkins.com/custom...ation/marine-6
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wulfraat, Thank you so much for this guide. I know how much time it takes. I have a headache looking for a better receiver in 2021, but I can't find one. I can still find the one you recommended on e-bay, but before I pull the trigger, do you know of a better one today?

Thank you so much!
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Out with the old, in with the new (Audio Visual upgrade)

For the airstream unless you go absolutely wild with $$$ all the receivers in this price range will more or less perform the same driving four 6.5Ē speakers and 1 basic sub.

The airstream is not a great acoustic environment, generally speaking.

I still like the double DIN for its ease of use touch screen... Apple CarPlay is great too. Most of the time I Bluetooth from my phone.

If I were to do it all over again for a third time I would probably install a permanent iPad screen perhaps, with an amp for audio to drive the speakers... screen would double for other in-trailer controls like my Victron energy platform... but alas... the pioneer double DIN works fine for audio from my phone too
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Thank you wulfraat. I am ordering today ����
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