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Old 12-09-2011, 11:09 PM   #21
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I'm debating on getting the Dice The only thing I care about is having an aux and bluetooth. My c43 radio is too old to accept aux from factory. I'm between getting this and going full out Dynavin. I can't yet afford the Dynavin, but I'm not sure I want to waste my money on this.

Can anyone comment on how well the aux sounds on the HK system?
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #22
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First - Nice write-up!
It was reviews like this that lead me to purchase the MediaBridge for my sister's '02 330i.

Installation was straight forward & easy, followed BSW's YouTube video.
Streaming audio via Spotify works great, easily linked iPhone 4 via Bluetooth.

Second - a bit of thread jacking...
Phone calls are great (as far as car Bluetooth systems go), until highway speeds (70 mph) are reached. At that point, the mic seems to pick up outrageous amounts of ambient noise. The mic is located in the overhead panel as per BSW installation video.

I am thinking that relocating the mic will solve this issue. After a bit of searching I read that other have mounted the mic to the steering column or gauge cluster.

I figured this forum would be the best place to get help...

Thank you in advanced.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #23
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iam having issues with the interference my DICE picks up and i just bought it:/
I installed it from the trunk to behind the glovebox like in BSW's video and now i get the chirping and the high pich sound that goes along with the engines rpms.... the chirping stays evan if i take off scroll.
any suggestions?
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #24
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My unit just stopped being recognized all together, went from not going into BT mode, to not going into Aux mode, to now not even going into Sirius mode, I just changed my battery because it died, and even with the new one it doesn't even show that it's connected....WTF??? I need a SOLID SIRIUS unit, not one that I pay every month for that works sometimes and doesn't work other times...what can I do?
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:48 PM   #25
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Question Need advice - interference noise via media bridge

Need some advice??

I get tinie noise every 1-2 sec from the unit thought the speakers or interference from the mediabridge which I bought from http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/ (BSW). Purchased the bluetooth, iPhone (usb), with microphone, and Sat Radio. My main reason to buy this was to stream music via bluetooth (BT). I don't have or care about Sat Radio. I've been debating if I want to install the mic or not. It's connected just sitting in the glove box. I have BT headset I love which allows me to call/answer from either my Samsung or iPhone which the mediabridge is not going to do.

It doesn't seem to matter if I'm playing from the USB cable or bluetooth (BT). Or if I'm playing music from my Samsung S3 or iPhone 4s. I followed the BSW installation video by using the connection from my 6 disc CD changer in the truck. I ran the media bridge cable under the back seat (easy to remove thanks to video) then laid the cable along the passenger side of the car (currently it's just laying their not tucked in under the trim until I solve this problem) and place the unit behind the glove box. Connected the mediabridge usb cable and mic that came with the unit in the glove box. Connected my apple iPhone cable to the USB in the glove box. Again not sure if I want the mic in the car or not.

The interference noise has nothing to with the engine as I can hear the noise through the speakers when the engine is off.

I do NOT hear the interference when I listen to the FM radio and I did not hear it when I listen to my 6 disc CD changer which was in the truck.

I travel for work a lot so I also use my phones every week to play music via BT in a different rental car each week so again no issues. Only time I hear interference is when I stream music or play music from my phone(s) via BT in my car.

Plus I also removed all of my BT devices from the car except my iPhone to verify the interference was NOT being caused by other BT devices. Thus did this same test with my Samsung (removed my BT headset and iPhone) from the car. Originally only had my iPhone connected to BT and not my Samsung S3 so I know it's not multiple devices. I only paired the mediabridge with my Smasung S3 after a couple of days and I wanted to see if the problem was my iPhone.

Originally after installing the unit it took some time to pair with my iPhone however that may be of been user error not the device. Now every time I get in the car it's a toss up with phone is paired first. I don't care which one get's paired first as they both phones can stream music and/or has my playlists on them. :-)

When I get a call my media bridge works fine however it does get interference.

I also notice the noise when I listen to navigation app on my phones. As an fyi.. I can stream music via BT then have my navigation app will stop the music then give me voice directions as required (works perfect).

My goal was to install this in my 2001 BMW E46 seden then if things go well I will install another unit in my mini convertible.

My 2001 BMW E46 has the OEM business radio with a tape drive. I bought the car new with 8 miles so I've had the car this whole time and demanded the car be sealed (no one was allowed to drive muchless sit in my car). I LOVE my car.

Any suggestions?

BTW.. I left them several messages asking them if Samsung S3 would work and they never replied. For those of you who have inquiring minds. Samsung S3 paired with the unit immediately (no issues). Samsung does stream music from google music and from the device itself but it too has the interference sound. Wondering now why I bought the unit from them as I don't have any confidence they will reply to my inquiry about the noise interference as it's very annoying. I recorded it the interference on my other phone which you can clearly hear the tinie noise.

Thank you everyone who have provided feedback on this as I really want to be able to stream bluetooth music from my car._nr_
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #26
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ehhh i returned my dice to bav sound, it was just too glitchy-_-

i am now going to wait till the new parrot asteroid tablet comes out and hopefully thats a little more stable
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:43 PM   #27
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Good response from BSW & Fingers crossed swap unit will solve it!

Very surprised to received email from BSW during the holidays. Wow.. I was impressed with their good customer service. They asked me to try to unplug the 3 pin connector for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 min, which performs a hard reset. Unfortunately it didn't solve it so they are now swapping the unit out.

Very hopeful!

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #28
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ehhh i returned my dice to bav sound, it was just too glitchy-_-

i am now going to wait till the new parrot asteroid tablet comes out and hopefully thats a little more stable
Any clue when it's coming out? Let me know when you install it as I would be interested to know how it works out for you.

My preference is to get the DICE/Audiovox working.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #29
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Very surprised to received email from BSW during the holidays. Wow.. I was impressed with their good customer service. They asked me to try to unplug the 3 pin connector for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 min, which performs a hard reset. Unfortunately it didn't solve it so they are now swapping the unit out.

Very hopeful!
I think you're hearing the noise from the scrolling display. If you turn that off, it should go away. Do the chirps happen at the exact time the scrolling advances? If so, that could be your issue. I listen to a lot of podcasts, so I'm able to hear them easier than if I'm listening to music.

My MB IS a but quirky, but it does what I want pretty well and keeps the car looking bone stock, which I like.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:40 PM   #30
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Bump on the thread. New firmware version 7106 is out. Anyone update? I am afraid that it will create problems. Overall the dice is still performing decently but bluetooth mike call quality is questionable. Maybe it's a placement issue vs hardware quality issue. Does anyone know where to get old firmwares if there is a problem with the update?

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