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    Quote Originally Posted by elroy View Post
    I'd be curious to know if your Audi really plays DVD-Video. It's a surprise to me that a new car is playing DVD-Audio - hell, it's a surprise that a new car still is playing discs!
    I did a more careful check with a few different discs. It plays DVD-Videos, not DVD-Audios. Sorry for the error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svtmike View Post
    I did a more careful check with a few different discs. It plays DVD-Videos, not DVD-Audios. Sorry for the error.
    No problem, thanks for checking. Saved me $37K!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elroy View Post
    No problem, thanks for checking. Saved me $37K!
    I may have saved you more than that... you have to move up from the base model to get the B&O sound system.

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    Phantom center! I corrected a problem with my JVC installation. Moved it from a '99 Camry to '06 Camry with JBL amp. With the JVC as only a head unit I could mix center with L/R. Made a passive sum mixer/adapter with four 10K resistors. Now I can hear Andy Partridge without digging out the remote and selecting DTS. Sounds great. A little bass heavy but that's how the car/amp/speakers always sounded. I might even add a sub (after I get the rack-and-pinion replaced but that's another story).

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    Never even occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to play DVD video music discs in the car because of the restriction on playing video while driving. So that's (really) why DVD-A was developed.
    😺

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    I did in 1975. A Fiat 850 with 8 track quad.

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    I don't know how I end up so lucky in this life, but I'm happy to say that I am now the proud owner of this 2014 Acura ILX that features the ELS 5.1 DVDA system!
    Oh man, I'm gonna have some fun listening and driving experiences in this automobile!




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    Quote Originally Posted by rtbluray View Post


    I don't know how I end up so lucky in this life, but I'm happy to say that I am now the proud owner of this 2014 Acura ILX that features the ELS 5.1 DVDA system!
    Oh man, I'm gonna have some fun listening and driving experiences in this automobile!




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    Ryan, thats awesome, I love my 2013 ILX for surround so you should be in for some great listening while driving around .
    They upgraded the subwoofer and added better sound proofing from the introductory year that I have so good choice in model year that you bought.
    Welcome to the club.

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    Has anyone else had the idea of using a Surround Master in a car system? I haven't done it, but after looking over the connections on the rear of the unit, it seems it wouldn't be a hard thing at all to do.
    Give me surround or give me silence!

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    2006 Acura RL here. I much prefer the ELS Surround system to the Bose that I have, but I can't complain too much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybird100 View Post
    Has anyone else had the idea of using a Surround Master in a car system? I haven't done it, but after looking over the connections on the rear of the unit, it seems it wouldn't be a hard thing at all to do.
    Should work. You would just need a way to convert the vehicle's 12 vdc to 120 vac.
    I had a Tate unit in my vehicle in the 80's and 90's. I had no problems with it. Fosgate actually provided a factory modification for a 12 vdc input.

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    So, I've had a Panasonic touchscreen DVD 5.1 HU in my car for the past year. I had a JVC before and a Sony before that that got stolen. The Sony was the best at reading discs, it was the MEX-DV2200. Some asshole stole it out of my car one night when I forgot to lock it. Since then I've been dealing with a deck that refuses to play anything but pristine discs. Like, can't play through a fingerprint.

    So I fought back. I installed a 4-channel amp alongside the sub and center amp I have, and set up a netbook with Kodi to play 5.1 FLAC and WAV, and even DVD ISO files! It's really nice because it sounds just as good with a Sound Blaster 5.1 USB card, and I don't have to convert files to DTS WAV anymore.

    I have a Griffin Powermate I bought on a whim a while back, and I use that as a volume control and sleep function. I have a VGA-to-composite adapter on the way so I can display the laptop screen on my deck. For now, I have a Wifi OBD2 adapter that makes its own network that I connect the netbook and my phone to, and I use my phone to control Kodi -- the netbook lives under my seat and I never have to touch it.

    Some screenshots and pics of the setup. Wiring is not pictured as it's still kind of a preliminary rats nest as I finesse the setup. I have the deck wired inline so I still have FM radio and can play DVD on it as well. I set Kodi up so I can AirPlay audio to it as well. Very cool stuff.

    https://imgur.com/a/hepEv

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    2016 TLX w/ ELS Studio (DTS-CD)

    I know many have said the old system with DVD-A was better, but I only had PLII before this (2013 TL) and used to make LT/RT foldowns of DVD-As and SACDs with oppo downmix for the car, so experiencing discrete surround in the car for the first time was incredible. Since then I've been making DTS conversions of most material (DVD-A/V, BDA) with DVD Audio Extractor but have resorted to Creative DTS-610 and Phillips cd recorder for SACD and CD-4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybird100 View Post
    Has anyone else had the idea of using a Surround Master in a car system?

    I haven't done it, but after looking over the connections on the rear of the unit, it seems it wouldn't be a hard thing at all to do.
    Although I don't have one yet, I checked the web site and the Surround Master runs on 9V DC. You just have to drop the cars 12V (14.4 while running) to 9V. A 7809 3-terminal regulator should work fine, you might be able to find a commercial unit to supply the right voltage just make sure that it can handle the Surrounds Masters current requirement of 500mA.
    Likewise car units such as the Fosgate Gavotte and Rocktron CSA12 can be used at home by supplying 12Vdc to the unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pibroch View Post
    So, I've had a Panasonic touchscreen DVD 5.1 HU in my car for the past year. I had a JVC before and a Sony before that that got stolen. The Sony was the best at reading discs, it was the MEX-DV2200. Some asshole stole it out of my car one night when I forgot to lock it. Since then I've been dealing with a deck that refuses to play anything but pristine discs. Like, can't play through a fingerprint.

    So I fought back. I installed a 4-channel amp alongside the sub and center amp I have, and set up a netbook with Kodi to play 5.1 FLAC and WAV, and even DVD ISO files! It's really nice because it sounds just as good with a Sound Blaster 5.1 USB card, and I don't have to convert files to DTS WAV anymore.

    I have a Griffin Powermate I bought on a whim a while back, and I use that as a volume control and sleep function. I have a VGA-to-composite adapter on the way so I can display the laptop screen on my deck. For now, I have a Wifi OBD2 adapter that makes its own network that I connect the netbook and my phone to, and I use my phone to control Kodi -- the netbook lives under my seat and I never have to touch it.

    Some screenshots and pics of the setup. Wiring is not pictured as it's still kind of a preliminary rats nest as I finesse the setup. I have the deck wired inline so I still have FM radio and can play DVD on it as well. I set Kodi up so I can AirPlay audio to it as well. Very cool stuff.

    https://imgur.com/a/hepEv
    Really. Really interesting. Unfortunately for whatever reason I can't access your pic. How do you handle switching from your headunit as source to your netbook as audio source?

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    With just 3400 miles on it someone turned left in front of me and my 2017 TLX was totaled (100% his fault). So I just got the 2018 TLX AWD with tech and it still plays the DTS-CDs. Lucky I can make my own because no one even knows what they are at this point.

    Plus the 2018 has Apple Carplay and is a really sweet ride.

    As an aside... the TLX handled itself just as it was supposed to and the entire front end crumpled like a bag of chips. I walked away with a sore hand out of the whole deal. I recommend it as a very safe car as well as being able to play surround.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Romano View Post
    With just 3400 miles on it someone turned left in front of me and my 2017 TLX was totaled (100% his fault). So I just got the 2018 TLX AWD with tech and it still plays the DTS-CDs. Lucky I can make my own because no one even knows what they are at this point.

    Plus the 2018 has Apple Carplay and is a really sweet ride.

    As an aside... the TLX handled itself just as it was supposed to and the entire front end crumpled like a bag of chips. I walked away with a sore hand out of the whole deal. I recommend it as a very safe car as well as being able to play surround.
    Damn Bob!!!

    Glad you hear you're OK. Only 3400 miles and BANG. What horrible luck. Fortunately the luck ran out with the car and not with you!!

    2018 TLX sure looks like a slick ride, and glad to hear it (at least) does DTS CDs in real 5.1. The disc players are disappearing from many cars these days, let along 5.1 players.

    Geez, again, glad to hear you're OK.
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    That is sad, glad that u are ok though. Way to many a holz on the road these days.

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    I actually rode in this car with Bob in May when I drove up for the Midnight Oil show. Glad you are okay Bob!


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    About a year ago I purchased an Sony MEX-DV2200, based on the recommendations in one of these threads. I was saving it until I got a better vehicle, however the factory deck in the aging Caravan developed a problem with the radio cutting out, after determining that it wasn't an antenna issue, I purchased an install kit and adapter cable from Walmart and was quickly up and running. I tried The Audio Fidelity SACD "Jeff Beck Group", first all I can say is WOW. I thought that the factory speakers were crap, but they sound fine with this new deck! The surround was even noticeable from outside the van, I could tell that the drums were in the rear and the guitar and vocals in front. A burned copy of Chicago Transit Authority also sounded fine;switching between DTS and Dolby, the Dolby digital sounded flat by comparison. The downside is the deck doesn't do DVD-Audio, but on the bright side most of those also contain DTS tracks. I don't consider that the rear speakers are optimally placed for surround sound in this vehicle, but it still sounds good. I'm less impressed with Dolby plII, but is better than straight stereo.

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    I had my heart set on car surround for quite a while. But the day finally came when I needed to decide on a new, safe car to haul my little boy around.
    The 2017 Subaru Legacy comes with a huge 7" nav unit thing. I asked around as to whether there is a way to replace it with a multichannel unit and the answer is no, at least not without reamping the whole car. Not sure why that is, but I guess there are just no compatible nav units.

    On the bright side, the Harmon Kardon stereo system has given new life to my long-neglected CD collection. It's been consuming CDs like crazy. It sounds so awesome, it is helping me decide which CDs were mastering well or not! Also, it is fairly enveloping, so sometimes I don't miss multichannel while driving around.

    Also, I'd hate to install mc in my car, only to find out I'm dissatisfied with the surround placement somehow. I'm sure the HK speaker locations are as close to ideal as you can get, but I have read less than encouraging stories from some surroundophiles who made the "upgrade" only to complain about the result.
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