Ya it sounds like passive. On mine I have full active up front, and passive in the rear. So up front I'm using 6 channels. Then for the rear fill I'm using the "center channel" #7 and going from a single signal out to a split signal to the amp, like a Y adapter but I'm making my own RCA's so it'll be custom length and will have the one out of the Bit One and split to two into the amp. It's only rear fill and it's only for my girls when they're back there so I'm not overly worried about if I loose signal power or anything like that. Then my subs will run out of the sub channel (#8) and those are being operated by 2 mono 1000 watt amps. I'll daisy chain the amps.
I think, in all honesty, if you're happy with the sound you have now running passive, then I'd stay with passive unless you're going to compete in a sound quality field. Then I'd be more apt to go full active. But like I said, if you're happy with it now, I'd stick with passive. Then you only need 5 channels (2 front, 2 rear, 1 sub). That would or should save you some money as well.
Nice gear by the way!
I have a little update. I didn't work on the tablet specifically tonight, however, I did do some looking and deciding. This was on the tablet so it's not exactly the best angle to look at it but I couldn't really hold it up there and take the picture very well.
But here's the first one I did:
So as you can see, this is the plan for the Bit One remote control. I'm going to go ahead and move the HVAC controls, and the Bit One Remote will go there. I think it's a great spot and moving the controls won't be that difficult to do. Worth it in the end.
I didn't mind this one initially, however, after looking at it from behind and all around I discovered a couple of things. First issue is that if I want to flush mount it or counter mount it, this option is not going to work. I have the edge of the bezel there, and there are clips behind it, and if I eliminate those clips the bezel will not hold properly. So there' s that issue.
Second issue is I just simply didn't like the way it looked. It looked way too crammed in there and just didn't fit right. I think with trying to keep the vent, and trying to center it and the remote together, it just didn't look right. So that being said, I went the drastic look.
Here's what I'm most likely going to go with:
I think this look just fits so much better. It's centered on the bezel. The remote can be moved to match, and center on the tablet. Then the rest can be filled in. I'm just content with loosing the vent, it'll be fine. I have 3 others. There aren't any clips behind where the tablet is sitting and the other thing is this. The tablet is going to be sitting in that dock piece. For that to happen, it's gonna need about a half inch of space above the bit one remote. Centering this will allow me to raise it a little to make that happen. With it to the right like in the first picture, I won't be able to do that.
I'll be starting this after I get all the components in, and when the headlights are done.
That's all for tonight. More to come, hopefully, tomorrow! Goodnight!
Don't worry about the vents. I lost 2 in my install. But you should close them up with something so that the other ones work better. I believe just some sheet of hard plastic were fitted in mine.
Got a little package today!
Point of Load module! Woohoo! Oh and the frame for it, and a pig tail connector.
So that brings me to the last thing, I believe, that I need being the HDMI media adapter from Samsung. It's saying that it's shipped and yet doesn't give me a tracking number, so hopefully it'll be here today or tomorrow. Hopefully the latest on friday! That way I can start bench testing this thing.
I didn't get pics of the converter and adapters, and I'll do that when I get home. But look guys, I posted pics! LMAO!
Sorry didn't mean to ignore your post. I'm not worried about it. Like I said, the vent I'm bouncing is the one I usually put on me. The other three should, in theory, put out more air with this one blocked off, and thus cooling the cabin the same amount. Besides, when I get my alarm put in, and get the auto start set up, it should be cool when I get in there anyway!
Originally Posted by mhermann
Ooohhhh also I did another check on the HDMI adapter, and it's supposed to be delivered to my house not my work. So pray that it's there today when I get home. If it is, then I'll be ready with everything in hand to get set up on the weekend for bench testing! WOOOHOOOO!!
you should be able to center it & still retain at least some of that vent I would think, 1/2 a vent is better than nothing. being narrower maybe you could add a bit to the height of it, or you could really go nuts & also make a matching vent on the other side of the screen too. wouldn't be too hard to duct that off behind the tablet, looks like your going to need a lot of fabrication on that bezel anyway, that would make it really nice
I'm gonna take a look, but I've looked at it a few times now and it's not looking good towards saving it. I like the thought of the two slim vents, but the problem with that is that there's a vent right next to the dash bezel now, that's normal size as the rest of them, and if I do a slim vent there as well on the other side of the tablet, it won't look right. If I just close off the vent that I'm talking about, the dash will at least still look semi oem. And yes, there's going to be a lot of fabrication on the dash bezel. I'm for sure gonna incorporate the actuator to push it out for insertion or removal. It's gonna take some serious fab work. But that's all after the bench testing to make sure it's all gonna work properly. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into it but in my imagination seeing it, it doesn't work.
Originally Posted by turbocad6
Now to update a little, but only a scare or a set back we've found. I say we, only cause there's another guy on another site that I'm kind of going hand in hand with. Not the same audio equipment but the same tablet, same functions for audio and video (i.e. he has a headrest monitor he's using as well), using the same converter.
This is what he posted last night.
"Huston... we have a problem
I've just tried the HDMI media adapter with the HDMI Converter and all i am getting is squelchy audio from the RCA's on the converter (haven't tried the SPDIF yet). Not good.
Thought it may be a problem with the convertor so tried the desktop dock and guess what?... the audio is fine. Very strange.
Just thought i would give you a heads up. "
This was my response to him, just trying to better understand his problems and figure out solutions etc.
"Let's clarify here. You used the HDMI Media Adapter, through the HDMI converter and got the "squelchy" signal? Then you tried the Galaxy 7 dock with HDMI or what do you mean by that? I was actually contemplating getting that dock today anyway, in case the adapter doesn't show up, I can still bench test. I just want to be sure of what you're talking about.
Do you think it's possible you have a bad converter? If the adapter isn't there tonight I may just go get the 7" dock tonight or tomorrow just so I can bench test it this weekend. I really don't want to get the more expensive converter but maybe it's going to be necessary if these aren't going to cut it.
Also, what does your noise sound like? Is it like engine noise or what is it?"
So as of right now, I'm not panicking just yet. I will see what happens with mine when I'm able to bench test it. I'm hoping that he just has a bad converter, or something wrong with his connections or something simple. I had originally, if you will recall, had my sights set on the Gefen Converter which was significantly more expensive than this unit was. I guess if I have to I'll go back to that unit, and see if it will work for sure or not, but I'm going to wait until I try everything with this unit first.
On another note, I'm going to go ahead and go get some carbon fiber and epoxy tonight for the shrouds. I went the other night but they closed at 6pm and I got there at 615. So I'm off earlier today and I'll go then. Tomorrow I'll be cleaning up the garage and setting things up for bench testing. Stay tuned, I should have some updates this weekend! YAY!