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Ronin 15th January 2020 02:58 PM

Dedicated Android SatNav from Icebox Audio
 
Hello

I bought this unit from https://www.iceboxauto.com/audi-a8-1...d-51-hl-8818gb

https://www.iceboxauto.com/content/i...818gb_550.jpeg

Once I receive it i will write a little install guide and a review so others can see if they like it etc.

I'm not affiliated with the above company and there's nothing about these android radios online so this should help a lot of people.

It's made to be a direct replacement for rns-d so no cutting and sanding requried!

The_Laird 15th January 2020 03:46 PM

Nice find! It has a kind of Audi look to it (not the screen) and if it’s a straight swap, that would be great. I’d love to hear id the DIS display works on satnav as that’s the only reason that I’ve not upgraded my RNS-D

spannerrash 15th January 2020 07:40 PM

Am very interested in this, keep us updated please.

Frank

Davey Blueeyes 16th January 2020 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronin (Post 154935)
Hello

I bought this unit from https://www.iceboxauto.com/audi-a8-1...d-51-hl-8818gb

https://www.iceboxauto.com/content/i...818gb_550.jpeg

Once I receive it i will write a little install guide and a review so others can see if they like it etc.

I'm not affiliated with the above company and there's nothing about these android radios online so this should help a lot of people.

It's made to be a direct replacement for rns-d so no cutting and sanding requried!

I wonder if it would take a reversing camera input? Could be a good little upgrade if you fancy all that stuff.

As for sat nav, I don't think there's a car in the world with a better one than what Waze can offer

MikkiJayne 16th January 2020 11:48 AM

I'm interested in what the sound quality is like, especially since it seems to support FLAC. I wouldn't expect audiophile quality for something of that price, but if its got pre-outs and the reproduction is at least reasonable it could be a good solution for a daily driver +++

pete-p 16th January 2020 12:39 PM

That looks interesting. :cool:

David's8 16th January 2020 01:44 PM

Looking at the spec it does take a reversing camera feed and also can be upgraded (39 optional extra) to DAB.
Very interesting esp as it seems to come with the double Din surround to fit A/S8. Other things I've been contemplating need a separate trim component which doesn't appear to exist.

Davey Blueeyes 16th January 2020 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David's8 (Post 154962)
Looking at the spec it does take a reversing camera feed and also can be upgraded (39 optional extra) to DAB.
Very interesting esp as it seems to come with the double Din surround to fit A/S8. Other things I've been contemplating need a separate trim component which doesn't appear to exist.

That's interesting. I wonder where you could attach the antenna, I'm assuming it's not magnetic if it's supposed to attach to an aluminium car??

moltuae 16th January 2020 02:51 PM

There's a (Russian) YouTube video of the unit here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Am4ozFUPg

David's8 16th January 2020 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Davey Blueeyes (Post 154963)
That's interesting. I wonder where you could attach the antenna, I'm assuming it's not magnetic if it's supposed to attach to an aluminium car??

The SATNAV/DAB unit i fitted to my motorhome used a self adhesive DAB aerial on the windscreen. Reasonably discrete and I ran the cable up the pillar. Only trouble with A8/S8 heated windscreens (where fitted) is that they effectively screen the aerial. A standalone satnav just wont pick up the (weak) GPS signal inside the car but DAB signal strength may be sufficient. I might try out a portable dab radio in the car to see if it works.


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