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2017/04/20 18:54:47 (permalink)

Dynavin N6 nightmare

I was wondering whether anyone else had experienced problems with fitting the Dynavin N6 with a factory fitted Bose amplifier in their vehicle. 
My car is a 2005 987 2.7 fitted with a CDR24 head unit and the Bose amplifier and speakers in the cockpit. Having owned the car for four years the lack of a modern audio unit has nagged away at me until I finally relented this week and had one fitted. I had carried out research online and through this forum that seemed to indicate that this was a safe and easy option.
Unfortunately it hasn't turned out as I hoped and the CDR 24 is back in place.
My lack of satisfaction has arisen because of the following;
1. The colour of the Dynavin unit is not close to the dashboard; it's more of a silver rather than a gun metal grey.
2. There was no control of the surround sound/sub woofer once installed and the vast majority of the sound was emmitted from the top dashboard speakers. Depsite the Dynavin unit having a comprehensive equaliser and balance/fade controls there was little effect.
3. Dynavin advertise as the N6 as being a "plug and play". During installation the loom was cut into twice; once at the ignition switch end and once at the amplifier end. It was also advertised as being fully integrated which for me meant complete functionality.
Having said that the unit performed well with regards to it's SatNav, Bluetooth, USB and micro SD card functions.
I have contacted the UK distributors of Dynavin and I am awaiting their reply. I have asked whether the problem lies with my car, their unit or the installation. 
Has anyone else had these problems or does anyone have a less stressful way of bringing the audio/connectivity of the car into the 21st Century?  
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/20 22:18:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby boonster 2017/04/21 08:50:08
I fitted a double din Pioneer unit to my Boxster with Bose. Was much harder than first anticipated.  I ended up replacing the amp and made a custom loom. No wires were cut and I wanted
to be able to reverse the process entirely.  Included a socket that plugged into the speaker connector replacing the Bose amp
 
Unit has Apple CarPlay capability. The fascia I bought matches the trim perfectly.  Only downside is Apple maps needs a phone signal to refresh the maps

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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/20 22:18:59 (permalink)
I fitted a double din Pioneer unit to my Boxster with Bose. Was much harder than first anticipated.  I ended up replacing the amp and made a custom loom. No wires were cut and I wanted
to be able to reverse the process entirely.  Included a socket that plugged into the speaker connector replacing the Bose amp
 
Unit has Apple CarPlay capability. The fascia I bought matches the trim perfectly.  Only downside is Apple maps needs a phone signal to refresh the maps

Richard Chappelle
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Previously Audi RS4,
Nissan GTR, Lotus Elise 111R, Caterham SV, Golf VR6, Peugeot 205 GTi, RS2000 and a few sheds
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 08:51:59 (permalink)
Thanks for your help, it seems there's no easy fix for this problem.
 
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 10:56:25 (permalink)
I assume you had used the N6-MOST adapter?
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 12:28:39 (permalink)
Hi
im looking for some advice. I have mainly had 911s but my brother is wanting to purchase a 986 booster , looking at around £7000 private with a full service history . Can you tell me of any major issues he should be aware of etc . I thought this on the cheap side which raised alarm bells a bit ????
thanks
graeme 
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 12:29:43 (permalink)
Should say boxster!! Predictive text !!!
 
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 15:17:59 (permalink)
Pezky,
 
Yes, the MOST adapter was fitted. The installer told me that there was Surround sound capability and the adapter only worked on left and right channels, not fade front to back. I can't see this being the case. 
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 15:19:23 (permalink)
Sorry graemo67, I don't think I'm really the one to ask. have you looked at the buyers guide on the home pages?
 
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 16:43:49 (permalink)
I had one of these units installed last year in my 2007 987S. The installation was carried out by a Dynavin recommended installer in Bromley, Kent. They made a pretty good job of it (they said they had fitted several in 987/997's) and I had a reversing camera fitted at the same time.
Regarding booster's comments -
1. The colour match on mine is fairly close
2. Agree the fader function makes little difference and not much sound comes out of the rear (Bose) speakers. In fact the quality of the sound is still not very good.
Although the satnav is good and the bluetooth function works well with my iPhone, I'm not sure it was good value for money. My main criticism other than the sound quality is the lack of DAB on the radio (partly my fault for not checking beforehand), and the poor quality of the owners manual. There is a DAB module available from Dynavin, but it's around £180, plus installation.
It will be interesting to hear what response you get from Dynavin.

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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 18:09:37 (permalink)
graemeo67
Hi
im looking for some advice. I have mainly had 911s but my brother is wanting to purchase a 986 booster , looking at around £7000 private with a full service history . Can you tell me of any major issues he should be aware of etc . I thought this on the cheap side which raised alarm bells a bit ????
thanks
graeme 


Most of the models on here have a buyers guide somewhere although I can't readily find one for the Boxster!  Either way not a good plan to hijack this thread!  I'm sure if you start a new one asking for advice there will be plenty of willing advisors.

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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 18:13:59 (permalink)
More than willing to help but I know nothing about 986''s. 
Here's the link to the 986 buying guide.
 
https://www.porscheclubgb...uides/986-buyers-guide
 
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2017/04/21 19:16:22 (permalink)
Sorry didn't mean to hijack thought I had started a new thread 😬
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Re: Dynavin N6 nightmare 2020/01/16 10:22:29 (permalink)
Hi
 
New to club have a 986 and 944 cabriolet. However 2003 3.2s 114000 miles with all bells and whistles ie air con cd player sat nav phone fab but now 16 yes old. What do I replace it with or do I just keep spending money on it as I have had a number of issues this year. Management light came on and diagnosed as offside oxygen sensors. Replaced all 4 and after 20 miles light came on again, sent off side sensors back as presumed faulty you guessed it after 20 miles light came on again
 
Took it to a Bosch's agent and diagnosed it as running lean and diagnosed it as catalytic converter. Replaced with 2hd hand unit and after 100 miles light came on again. Ordered another unit but as yet to fit it. £1000 so far and still counting.
 
944 bought with high mileage 170000 but with 12 months MOT and seemed good for price paid. Took it to a 'porsche specialist' Wakefield for thorough inspection and came up with an estimate of £700 to put it in good order. Seemed reasonable so decided to keep the car and spend this kind of money. £4000 later which was 50% of what I paid for the car the car was returned to me. All in all a very bad experience so put it away for a couple of years and now need to call in love with it again.
 
Both cars are great but just shows how they can eat money ! All the decisions made were correct but went against me in the end.
 
Live in York are there any local members ?
 
Cheers Don
 
 
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