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    Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    If I install a Nexus 7 into my dash, and have it connected through Aux, will the volume control still work without the radio? I'm not sure if the volume is to the radio or speakers.

    Will the LOC still be able to catch the bass without a radio, just a tablet?


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    Amazon.com: Metra 99-5827B Double/Single DIN Radio Installation Kit for 2012-Up Ford Focus: Car Electronics

    And then a Nexus 7 in it

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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    .You'll be sacrificing on sound quality. You can use just the tablet without a head unit though, you'll need to go from 3.5mm > RCA's > Processor > Amps


    edit... like this: Hifonics HFEQ 4-Band Equalizer with 9-Volt Line-Driver and




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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    Quote Originally Posted by cfox10 View Post
    .You'll be sacrificing on sound quality. You can use just the tablet without a head unit though, you'll need to go from 3.5mm > RCA's > Processor > Amps


    edit... like this: Hifonics HFEQ 4-Band Equalizer with 9-Volt Line-Driver and
    Ok so amp to Processor, processor to tablet?

    I have a stock system right now and I think $400 is a lot better to spend than $700.

    but with this processor and maybe a DAC it'll cost the same...

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    I guess I'll stick to this:
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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    Quote Originally Posted by FamousMassacre View Post
    Ok so amp to Processor, processor to tablet?

    I have a stock system right now and I think $400 is a lot better to spend than $700.

    but with this processor and maybe a DAC it'll cost the same...

    ****

    I guess I'll stick to this:
    Everything I need?
    Honestly, to get the best of both worlds... do what I did.

    If you haven't already bought the nexus, buy the kindle fire hd, root it and put a good rom on it. Buy a Pioneer 80prs.
    You'll get the option to go active, run the tablet to the rear aux so it's not seen... use rear usb for keeping it charged, and it all works out perfectly.


    I only said kindle fire hd because it's cheaper, correct? That's the one I bought




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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    Quote Originally Posted by cfox10 View Post
    Honestly, to get the best of both worlds... do what I did.

    If you haven't already bought the nexus, buy the kindle fire hd, root it and put a good rom on it. Buy a Pioneer 80prs.
    You'll get the option to go active, run the tablet to the rear aux so it's not seen... use rear usb for keeping it charged, and it all works out perfectly.


    I only said kindle fire hd because it's cheaper, correct? That's the one I bought
    I wish I could do that.

    There is no dash kit for regular head units...




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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    Quote Originally Posted by cfox10 View Post
    Honestly, to get the best of both worlds... do what I did.

    If you haven't already bought the nexus, buy the kindle fire hd, root it and put a good rom on it. Buy a Pioneer 80prs.
    You'll get the option to go active, run the tablet to the rear aux so it's not seen... use rear usb for keeping it charged, and it all works out perfectly.


    I only said kindle fire hd because it's cheaper, correct? That's the one I bought
    And the kindle and nexus are the same price.
    $249 for 32gb



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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    Any room to run it in the arm rest? (i've seen it done a few times)


    You could also look into running a car pc with a good sound card




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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    Quote Originally Posted by cfox10 View Post
    Any room to run it in the arm rest? (i've seen it done a few times)


    You could also look into running a car pc with a good sound card
    Like Steve Meade with his mac in the dash?

    If I got a HU in the armrest, what would I do with my dash?



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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    Quote Originally Posted by FamousMassacre View Post
    Like Steve Meade with his mac in the dash?

    If I got a HU in the armrest, what would I do with my dash?
    Android tablet or ipad mini with an aux cord running to the rear of the headunit... control the volume from the tablet, have the option of ipod, etc. from the headunit and run active off it.




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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    Quote Originally Posted by cfox10 View Post
    Android tablet or ipad mini with an aux cord running to the rear of the headunit... control the volume from the tablet, have the option of ipod, etc. from the headunit and run active off it.
    Sounds complicated! lol

    I think I'll stick to the Pioneer x5500bhs

    What do you mean by active?
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    Re: Question about Tablet Head Unit Install

    Just picked up a 13 Focus ST, looking into this now. I do have SYNC and want to keep it. Their is a Metra kit to keep it working. My understanding is you will keep voice controls. But you will probably need to use the steering wheel setup in the below thread. Go through it and watch all the videos (long). You will need a laptop for setup.

    As for the tablet, their is a wealth of info here: EDIT can't post links, search "Nexus 7 clean car install with backup cam" it's on XDA developers

    It seems like a lot of work, but a kernel and ROM actually exists for the Nexus 7 for use in a car.




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