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Hi, 

 

Something I've been developing for the worldwide E39 community ;)

 

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More details coming very soon !

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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Hi,

 

Oberlointment - Finalized design and manufacturing is done, just a few bits left in terms of processes/business stuff !  (I've also replied to your recent wanted thread!)

 

RTV - There's still a lack of excellent/high quality aftermarket double DIN fascia's for the E39 and also, there's hundreds of thousands of decent/excellent/awesome E39's all over the world :)  

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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10 hours ago, paperjams said:

looks great mate

 

Thanks J! I designed it with a close eye on on the OEM aesthetics :)

 

9 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

So what are the details/ prices?

 

I'll be making a full product page with all details about it shortly !

 

7 hours ago, dan101smith said:

Do the buttons actually work, or just light up?

 

Phase 1; Pressable, dimmable backlit so that OEM looks are achieved - no functionality.

Phase 2; By attaching a cable to a connector on the PCB, each button press can be detected. Two avenues forward from this, one being that I'm in early development stages of an 'interface unit' which understand which button is pressed and to which aftermarket products can be connected and controlled - such as air ride controllers, TPMS systems, relays, heated seat controllers etc. The button caps I can have laser etched with matching symbols/characters. The other is that the owner can choose to develop their own interface or connect to a specific project in mind. 

 

6 hours ago, Neilb said:

Hmmmmm. DSP compatible?

 

I'm not manufacturing my own head unit. My solution is an OEM look, combined fascia & fitting kit for aftermarket double DIN head units. 

 

A comprehensive overview thread will be posted very soon!

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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5 hours ago, bigrigbri said:

Noticed it says Alpine on the screen.

Hmmmm.

 

If you haven't realised what Dennis has worked on, it is a double DIN adapter with "fake" buttons. The fact he's currently running an Alpine unit is not really relevant; the first shot used a Parrot unit too. It's purpose is to maintain OEM looks when fitting a after after-market head unit.

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1 hour ago, adamhearn said:

If you haven't realised what Dennis has worked on, it is a double DIN adapter with "fake" buttons. The fact he's currently running an Alpine unit is not really relevant; the first shot used a Parrot unit too. It's purpose is to maintain OEM looks when fitting a after after-market head unit.

 

Yes and will look so much better that the surround currently offered for a double din solution .. i will be interested to see your work Dennis .. good job !

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On 5/2/2018 at 12:47 PM, NuckingFuts said:

Finally! ;) 

 

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On 5/3/2018 at 9:33 PM, adamhearn said:

Looks great. Will keep an eye on future updates!

 

Thanks! Will be providing full and comprehensive details very soon!

 

On 5/4/2018 at 12:34 AM, bigrigbri said:

Noticed it says Alpine on the screen.

Hmmmm.

 

 

Depending on which head unit you buy, it'll have that brand name on it! 

 

On 5/4/2018 at 6:39 AM, adamhearn said:

If you haven't realised what Dennis has worked on, it is a double DIN adapter with "fake" buttons. The fact he's currently running an Alpine unit is not really relevant; the first shot used a Parrot unit too. It's purpose is to maintain OEM looks when fitting a after after-market head unit.

 

Correct! for the most part!....   For 'Phase 1', the buttons are for aesthetic purposes which is what the vast majority of E39 owners want for when it comes to installing a premium brand double DIN unit. For 'Phase 2', as each button press can be identified, they can be used to connect to other products installed in order to control them!

 

On 5/4/2018 at 8:38 AM, The Flying Banana said:

 

Yes and will look so much better that the surround currently offered for a double din solution .. i will be interested to see your work Dennis .. good job !

 

Thanks FB! After looking at the E39 market and seeing all the other fascia solutions, I decided to develop this concept to actually provide what those who want a modern head unit and have OEM looks!

 

22 hours ago, sayanthan said:

I would be interested in this.

ball park figure on cost?

 

The cost will reflect the high/OEM levels of quality for every aspect of this product. It's 100% British/UK manufactured by specialist's who also do similar products for the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and many other well known/prestigious marques. 

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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8 hours ago, DennisCooper said:

The cost will reflect the high/OEM levels of quality for every aspect of this product. It's 100% British/UK manufactured by specialist's who also do similar products for the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and many other well known/prestigious marques. 

 

Forgive me for being blunt but a ballpark figure was sought and all you gave was excuses as to why it will be expensive without providing an answer.

 

Personally I’d have thought an answer of “still being worked on” would have been better :)

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10 hours ago, adamhearn said:

 

Forgive me for being blunt but a ballpark figure was sought and all you gave was excuses as to why it will be expensive without providing an answer.

 

Personally I’d have thought an answer of “still being worked on” would have been better :)

 

It depends on what the market is willing to pay for a particular solution more than the quality of materials. The more expensive double din fascia  fitting kits are circa £120. Is this just the outer fascia or the cage as well? I assume your calculations on pricing take into account number of units you need to sell to have a ROI. I can imagine easily spending £10-20k taking into account personal time/investment.

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On 5/21/2018 at 9:06 AM, adamhearn said:

 

Forgive me for being blunt but a ballpark figure was sought and all you gave was excuses as to why it will be expensive without providing an answer.

 

Personally I’d have thought an answer of “still being worked on” would have been better :)

 

Hi Adam,

 

I did mention a few responses above that full details will be coming soon ! Also, there's more features I've built in which will appeal to both those who want to install and use, and those who wish to customise and tinker ;) 

 

 

On 5/21/2018 at 7:56 PM, sayanthan said:

 

It depends on what the market is willing to pay for a particular solution more than the quality of materials. The more expensive double din fascia  fitting kits are circa £120. Is this just the outer fascia or the cage as well? I assume your calculations on pricing take into account number of units you need to sell to have a ROI. I can imagine easily spending £10-20k taking into account personal time/investment.

 

Various factors besides the correct grade of materials play a part in pricing from obvious ones to others many wouldn't have thought of. My solution combines the fascia and the fitting cage into one as I over engineered the design for inherent strength. All calculations have been evaluated !

 

Just a few more aspects to get slotted into place and I'll get a full product thread with all details posted asap :)

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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Hi Dennis, 

 

I'm looking for a fascia plate for a double DIN headunit and really don't like the current blank versions. Looks like too much empty space and plastic, so this is exactly what I'm looking for. 

 

Will this allow the fitment of longer double DIN units without it protruding or requiring the airbox mod? 

 

Thanks, 

 

Stu 

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The design Dennis has shown looks to be flush with the dash (something that I’m sure is high on the list of the OEM look priorities). Thus, the space behind is going to be as big as BMW originally provided which is not suitable for standard or deep size units with optical drive mechs. 

 

The Alpine and Parrot units pictured are shallow depth/mechless and fit perfectly.

 

@DennisCooper any news on availablity?

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