Finally a good path for audio upgrades?

  1. n9yty

    n9yty Senior Member

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    i have been watching and waiting, didn’t want to go with the Phoenix or like Android radios for a number of reasons... but no iDatalink module means dropping an aftermarket radio would mean lost ability to control vehicle settings/features...

    But while still not listed through drop downs, I did see on the maestro new vehicle list that as of Jan 2019 they support the 10G civic with some modules, but not many details about them.

    What do you think?

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    Those are all remote start modules. I used a blade in a Compustar for my hatchback. Works great.
     
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    Well, at least it is a start. :) Maybe someday they actually WILL release a module for the readio replacement.
     
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    I see the images posted.
    I hate to say it but I remain skeptical that they actually function for these cars.
    I’d love to see a proof of use video with changes actually taking effect after toggle.
     
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    i agree. no idea how it would work or why the apps would work with our car... just putting it out there as i knew about the post at least.
     
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    n9yty

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    Outside of just quality problems with those, they also lack key features like HD Radio, Sirius XM, CarPlay/Android Auto (although some offer additional cost adapters), and so on, so not a path I’m looking at.
     
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    I would highly recommend getting an Audio Control LC7i, and use that to connect to an amp/sub.
    I'm about to finish my install this week finally.

    Retains factory radio. I'm never installing an aftermarket Headunit again.

    Got a Sony AX5000 pre wired to prevent issues, and I still lost half the factory functions, even though I wasnt supposed to.

    I got metra harnesses to not splice into oe wires. Have to modify a bit but much cleaner
     
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