All these Xtrons, Eonon, Erisin etc all come out of the same factory in China and are rebranded. ATD use the excellent Erisin unit custom built to their own specifications.
Easy to spot the brand, after installing a new unit, the start screen defaults to the Brand logo, mine is a Erisin unit. You can then change the start screen to the logo of your choice.
The only grumble I have with them is the FM reception can be poor. I solved this by fitting a £7 in line signal amplifier, problem sorted. ATD and Amazon supply these. The DAB app is
pre installed. I fitted a stick on screen antenna with disappointing results, signal drop out is terrible, a recent trip from Cardiff to Leicester, the dropout was such a nuisance I gave up
and switched to FM. Researching this on dabonwheels website, it seems to be the norm with screen antennas. Their recommendation for perfect reception is the stubby roof mount
type. I am reluctant to drill the roof to fit one of these and I am not sure if it will suit the car. The FM reception may well be fine in your area.
Dan, I'm with you on the screen level thing for the Nav, my previous Nav was screen mount and easy to follow at a glance. However, I have got used to the dash mount and I like the
Nav voice instruction coming through the cars speakers loud & clear, if you are listening to music it interrupts. A bit of a faf to get all the sound volumes in synch for the radio, CD and
Look here for DAB antenna info and review.
1/ The GPS antenna is very powerful and can be hidden under the dash. I used a bit of double sided tape to stick mine on top of the fog light switch housing, very convenient flat area
and easy to reach behind the switch.
2/ The 2 side mounting brackets can be fiddly to fit. I didn't bother with them, the unit is a perfect snug fit into the dash and you can set it flush or recessed a bit, it stays there and
doesn't move at all.
3/ The microphone can be routed to fit discreetly on the top left of the steering wheel shroud. The unit fully integrates with the cars Canbus system and all your steering wheel
buttons will work, no setting up required. Once paired on Bluetooth, if your phone rings in your pocket while driving, just press the voice button to answer.
4/ Connect the USB cable supplied into the unit before you fit it in the dash and run the cable to the glovebox area, makes life a lot easier if you want to connect a USB device at anytime.
5/ Screen / sun glare can be an issue when using the Nav, I solved this by using a 8 inch Android Tablet ant-glare film cut down to size, a bit of a fiddle to get it looking dust free and
nice but after 3 attempts mine looks good !
6/ Buy yourself an OBD2. ELM327. V2.1 Bluetooth adapter, about £5 on ebay, this plugs in the dash OBD port on the lower right of the steering column. Pair it to the head unit and you
can then use the pre installed Torque App to scan your cars electronic management systems for fault codes. Came in handy for me when the cold damp winter kicked in last year
I had a misfire on early morning start up which sometimes triggered the Check Engine light. Did a scan and found a fault code that told me the number one ignition coil was going
to ground, fitted a new Bosch coil, cleared the fault code, job done, been running sweet ever since.
7/ Fit an in line signal amplifier to the aerial cable when installing for good FM reception countrywide.
I can't speak highly enough of these Erisin units, they are fantastic and just keep getting better, any reliability issues they might have suffered when they first appeared in the UK have
been well sorted, I am aware of loads of them and not heard of any problems. As stated, the customer service at ATD is superb. At under £300 for these units, you can't go wrong, highly
This is the unit I have. Have a read through the features and techy stuff incase your car has DSP.