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Hyundai Azera Navigation System

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  • LisaDLisaD Posts: 50
    I like the 605w Infinity Logic 7 and would need that as my amp unless the head unit offered the same or better. I heard of an in/out converter or something and need to look into it. Anyway....

    Any pics of this installed would be fun to see.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    MsAzzy...to answer your question, no I am not an aftermarket salesman. However, I do car audio installations as a side gig, but I don't own a shop or anything like that.

    I've been passionate about car audio since the late 80's when I got my first car. The audio bug bit me and bit me hard. Also, when I see a good deal out there...I don't mind pointing it out to others because I know there is someone out there looking for a good deal on just that very type of thing! ;)
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Well...to be honest, getting an aftermarket unit that's producing 45 watts per channel rms would be pretty doggon amazing! LOL

    Honestly, you can swap out the head unit with no problems and still get the benefit of your OEM Infinity amplifier.

    Crutchfield currently carries a product that allows people to install higher powered aftermarket units in cars that have amplified systems like in the Azera. I looked and didn't see one for the Azera as of yet, but you can contact them to see if they have one or if the manufacturer will be producing one.

    Like I said before, I know some folks that have replaced the OEM head unit with an aftermarket unit (straight up swap out) and kept their factory speakers in and have no problems at all.

    Not sure what pics you want to see, but here...peek in my Audio System Photo Album....

    Allmet33's Photo Album: Audio System
  • wobbly_earswobbly_ears Posts: 160
    I don't know allmet personally nor have I met him. But he's on all the Azera forums & is very knowledgeable. He has done a ton of mods to his Azera apparently & hence opinion is valued here.
  • msazzyindcmsazzyindc Posts: 118
    wobbly it was a joke hence the "shades", but thanks for your comment.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    MsAzzy...XOXOXOXO's :D
  • LisaDLisaD Posts: 50
    I tell you what I'd like to see - is pictures of the darned amp, the head unit, and ESPECIALLY the back of the Nav. Seems like no one has pulled out the stock nav or if they did, they are not posting anywhere.

    Anyone want to take a hit for the team? Pretty please? I would except I've yet to buy my Santa Fe (same Nav,etc as 2008 Azera/Veracruz).
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Pulling out the Nav will be the same as pulling out the other unit for real. Don't know exactly what you're looking for.

    The amp...nobody has really messed with the factory amp to be honest. There was one poster that actually replaced his factory amp with another one he got directly from Infinity with the center channel attenuated down like 3 dB.

    As easy as it is to pull the unit out...why don't you go ahead and take the plunge. I guarantee you'll be surprised at how easy it is. I've posted all you would need to make it happen. All you need is a flat blade screwdriver or a panel tool and a philips (cross tip) screwdriver...it's THAT easy.

    If you're going Santa Fe...then you're in the wrong forum to be honest. However, iPod connectivity would be the same. What exactly are you looking for??? :confuse:
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Wobbly_ears...here's a pic showing how a unit with a 7" screen looks in the dash of the Azera. Pretty sweet in my opinion!!!

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  • wobbly_earswobbly_ears Posts: 160
    Actually, that looks excellent! Looks like an OEM!
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    ;)

    Hey Wobbly...if you want even more of an OEM look, there's a piece at Korean Auto Imports you can purchase, but the price is pretty steep ($850 and you have to add your own source unit). You would install a single din unit where the cubby is below the climate controls and the space where the OEM unit normally goes...is occupied by a 7" screen...the kicker is that it's not navigation compatible outside of Korea. So the most you could hope for is adding a DVD player and a back-up camera.

    Azera In-Dash Audio/Video LCD

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  • LisaDLisaD Posts: 50
    Allmet - My problem is I'm going to be getting the 605w, 10-speaker, Infinity Logic7. I happen to like the sound. It's vastly better than the factory 3?? watt non-Logic7's IMO.

    So I do not want to nuke that amp for a crappy amp that will be built-in to the Nav I'm likely going to buy (some 4-channel whatever). I'm seeing nothing at Scosche to allow me to bypass the amp in a aftermarket headunit to fully use the external that came with the car. IDK why I'm the only one who is concerned with this bypassing thing. I don't want to dumb down my audio by being amped by the head unit.

    I'm not even understanding how to pic an aftermarket nav unit to know it will plug into that amp properly. Are all amps created equal with ports?
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Okay...you're not understanding the concept here. No matter what you buy and install it is going to have a built in amp, even the OEM units have a built in amp. The difference is the output of the amp on an OEM unit vs. an aftermarket unit.

    The Infinity Logic 7 amp merely takes a 4 channel signal and breaks it up further so that you end up with a center channel and subwoofer in the mix. What the Logic 7 amp also does is cuts certain frequecies going to certain speakers so that you get maximum performance from the entire system.

    Like I said before, you can hook ANY aftermarket unit up and still get the benefits of the Logic 7 amp...my aftermarket unit is using the Logic 7 amp. I didn't want to bypass the OEM amp because I wanted to keep my center channel active. The only thing I said was that you would have to tweak the settings on the aftermarket unit down a little bit to compensate for the extra power output the unit has so your sound won't distort easily.

    The only way you might be able to get around it would be to utilize the RCA outputs on the unit and buy the wires that have RCA connectors on one end and regular speaker wire ends on the other. Instead of tying in the regular speaker wire outs of the aftermarket unit, grab the RCA outputs of the aftermarket unit, plug in the wires and then splice the ends into the wire harness. What you would have done at this point is utilized the low level output and effectively cut down on the amount of distortion you would get.

    The only time you can by-pass the amp in the aftermarket unit (only some have the feature) is by using the low level outputs (RCA connectors). Some units allow you to go in and turn off the internal amp because you're using an external amp. So...the key to make this work would be making sure you get an aftermarket nav unit that has RCA outputs for the front & rear so you can splice those into the wire harness. Don't worry about the subwoofer out on the aftermarket unit because the Logic 7 amp only has 4 inputs, but it breaks the signal up and sends lower frequencies to the sub without a separate hook up.

    To pick and aftermarket unit, go out and look and see what gives you all the features you desire. Once you choose, purchase the dash kit and wiring harness from either Scosche or Metra. You can either follow the directions to connecting the wires via the instructions that come with the wire harness (or do what I suggested converting the low level outputs to speaker wire connections) and you'll be fine.

    I'm not even understanding how to pic an aftermarket nav unit to know it will plug into that amp properly. Are all amps created equal with ports?

    Not sure what you mean by this question here.
  • Does anybody know if there are any other automakers offering "DVD-Video" on their navigation systems besides Hyundai, Cadilliac and Toyota/Lexus?
  • rk2469rk2469 Posts: 30
    That does look sweet. Is this your picture?
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    No...it is not my install. I posted it so that others could see how a double din unit with a 7" screen would look in the dash of the Azera. One advantage that person has...black interior. He could put almost anything in his dash and it will look good. I have the tan interior, so it's harder for me. However, at some point after I've saved up enough lunch money...I will have a 7" double din unit in my dash as well.
  • Just to bring you up to date - I did call the LG (888 #) and was pretty much told too bad and that I needed to update my navigator with their $200.00 card. They could not tell me if the card would help or not - or even if it updated my area. I was toying with the idea ....... and guess what - my entire system - navigator, radio and DVD went out. The dealer has ordered another - so perhaps it will come with the updated card! Keep your fingers crossed!

    Has anyone else had problems with the 2008 Azera Navigation System? Still love the car! :)
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Sorry to hear of your complications, I truly hope that the newer unit will solve your problems. Good luck!!!
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,074
    To confirm that you got the latest map update you press Setup then Device info. That will tell you the Map DB version. The new Update is this year.
  • I just wanted to give you all an update on my the navigation system that the dealer replaced. I haven't checked yet to see if it is an updated card - I keep forgetting too - BUT - so far so good. It's not telling me to turn where there are no turns and appears to be working properly.

    Perhaps I just got a lemon for my first navigator.

    Just thought you all might like to know.
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