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  1. Okay...Well, I guess I will crawl back under my rock again...I tried doing a soft reset on the iTouch and BINGO!!....All is right in the world again!! All of the album art aligned with the proper album and the previously missing artwork magically appeared on the Z120 now.... P.S. I guess I should have mentioned that I was having issues with the iTouch freezing iTunes when connecting via the USB cable on my PC. Seems as though the iTouch was just having some constipation.. Sorry for the false alarm.. Peace ~ HFoM
  2. Hey Guys...Haven't been on here in a while since things have been smooth...Still enjoying the Z120, but had a question to see if anyone else has experienced any of these issues.. 1) Recent downloads to iTouch not registering album art on the 120...I even removed and redownloaded the artwork in iTunes to get it to register to the unit, but they just come up as numbered tracks...The other albums still have their artwork showing...HOWEVER!! 2) Tapped on my "Alter Bridge" album today and the artwork is for a totally different album...Alter Bridge is playing, but the album art for "Fates Wa
  3. The quoted point is moot now since the 2.003 upgrade recently came out, but this topic wasn't necessarly ONLY about sorting but It had to do with Voice Recognition as well. One immediately affected the other. In fact, prior to the upgrade, I could have my contacts on my phone displayed both ways based on how the Outlook V-Card information was saved, and for some people this may have been very practical...Who knows...I am not them. I just prefer to read my contacts with people's First name first. Where the problem really was is that the AVIC was requiring us to Voice Dial using the person's las
  4. Well, I figured I would follow this up and let people know what I found out, and what I decided to do...Only doing this in case someone else stumbles across this post and has similar questions... 1) It turns out that the Alpine PDX-5 runs the mono sub channel at the same RMS @ either 2 or 4 Ohms...No need to worry about bridging a channel to get 4 ohm impedence @ 300 watts x 1...Thats the good news for people who have a sub or subs with either impedence.. 2) I opted to just go for 4 gauge wiring and eliminate any guess work or chances of something going wrong. Not really sure why I que
  5. Well, I guess the first question is....Has anyone on this board installed or know much about this amp? Right off the top, I have been finding some conflicting information both on other forums as well as via Alpine's website and Crutchfield.. 1) It states the amp is 75 x 4 @ 4 Ohms, and 300 x 1 @ 2 Ohms....but the mono channel is stable @ 300 x 1 @ 4 Ohms in "bridged mode"... <--- This is the manufacturer site.. On other forums I have read where the amp pushes the same 300 x 1 @ both 2 Ohms & 4 Ohms (Not Bridged)...Also, the product manual kind of states this as well, but it
  6. Werty...Thanks for the feedback The sub came in and despite my worries, the amp is not causing any distorting...I realize that 200W is not the optimal power for that sub, but considering the type of music I listen to, I am not finding that I have "too little" bass overall. In fact, I almost feel like I have "too much": will explain later. I could immediately tell a huge difference in the performance and capability of this sub, so I am quite pleasantly pleased with the results so far. In fact, I need to really dial it in. I am not a car-audio "know-it-all" so I need to find someone to help
  7. Not sure why it wouldn't....I have the HTC TP2 running WinMo 6.5 and it connected without an issue. Assuming you have done everything correctly, did you double check the following: 1) Bluetooth is turned on and your phone is discoverable 2) Your following the proper pairing instructions 3) You entered the right password for the AVIC (1111 not 0000) Bluetooth is a pretty common standard in today's day and age, and given the Z120BT & Z110BT are basically the same unit despite a software upgrade for the interface...I would just go back and slowly follow the pairing instructions agai
  8. **UPDATE** Well, in the interim while I eventually get some responses on this post, I decided to do this...I went ahead and purchased the Sub. The way I see it, I am probably not going to notice any significant sound degredation due to lack of power overall. However, I am expecting to see some improvement or difference in response and clarity over the older Xplod sub. Being that I really don't "Blast" my music at a volume that constitutes trunk rattling and rearview mirror skewing, I will be more or less looking for a much richer/tighter response overall, and not how hard/loud I can pus
  9. Hey AVIC'rs!! Soooo, since you guys are technology nerds like myself, I had a question regarding thoughts on a Subwoofer upgrade for my truck..Here goes breath> I am currently running an older Alpine mono sub amplifier (MRP-M350) in my truck that powers a single 12" Sony Xplod Sub (Older "Red" Model) in a hatchback style Q-Logic Box (Small/Medium)..Current sub is rated @ 330W Max RMS..Even though it shows the big fat 1200W on the face..Nice Marketing Ploy!! The Amplifier pushes out 200 Watts RMS Max on a single channel 4 Ohm connection...NOW!! If I run dual-subs in line @ 2 ohms,
  10. The "Channel Art" is something that is resident to the tuner module memory itself. I have the Pioneer XM module and it displays the channel art on my Z120BT just fine. I can use the "Price is Right Wheel" menu grid on the right hand side like Album Art for the iTouch. I do not know about the Sirius module personally, but unless the Channel Art is previously stored on the modules memory, it will not display. I had that question going in, but later read in the details for the Pioneer XM Module where the Channel Art data came from, and that Pioneer disclaimed that they could control the Art aftew
  11. Okay...well, I didn't call them directly and I am not sure by the response from Customer Service if I actually received a Case#....But here was my original email: "I recently purchased and installed the AVIC-Z120BT and thus far have no real complaints, however I did notice that despite sorting the contacts on my phone and in Outlook (First Name, Last Name), the Z120BT insists on sorting them (Last Name, First Name). This is major issue with regard to VR Calling and having to adapt to alternate sorting. When I want to call my friend (John Smith), I have to speak to the head unit in reverse
  12. It's with other phones too...As I mentioned above, I have the HTC Touch Pro 2...same problem as you. I'll back you up by getting a case number as well... Peace ~ HFoM
  13. The readings you are seeing are normal and in the range of the pulse output information from your vehicle. The speed sensor feedback is a pulse, not a exact replication of your actual mph. This pulse is sending a signal back to your speedometer and to your ABS controls let it know what the rotation speed of your tires are so they translate correctly. I have my VSS wire connected and what you are seeing is exactly correct and the same readings I get...Your fine.. P.S. I read somewhere on the forums where someone heard that the Speed Pulse (VSS Signal) should read twice as high as the actu
  14. I would love to offer you an answer, but I can only make educated guesses here. I couldn't tell by the last sentence of your first post exactly what the outcome of the system reset did for you..."It sent bring the speakers back up"...I kinda got lost there. Are they working again or not? Being that these head units split the delivery of sound into "channels", it sounds to me like you have a hardware problem and that the built in amplifier on the head unit has gone faulty. Either that, or you have a bad connection somewhere in your wiring configuration (grounding, short circuiting, etc). I don'
  15. Wow..Kinda shocked with this statement! In my opinion, I would expect that a professional's response would be the exact opposite. Glad I did my own install, wired it properly, and saved the money of being shortchanged by an installer who makes an opinionated call on my behalf. All the while robbing me of the full potential of the unit. It's this kind of statement that gives honest installers a bad name, and makes people leery of businesses like that. People pay good money to have things done right and thoroughly. Clearly Pioneer made it so that wire requirement is there for a reason and relati
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