Originally Posted by Squareback
I'd like to do this. So if we are using the stock amp, the kit bypasses the HU's internal amp correct? DO it get loud enough? No louder than stock I guess, but any reduction?
I'd really like bluetooth and iphone integration.
The TYTO-01 doesn't really bypass anything, but acts as a mediator/translator between the new HU and the stock amp.
The new HU needs to have four female RCA-plugs (LF, RF, LR, RR). This is what is used if making an audio-system with any external amp. These outlets aren't (and shouldn't be, to my knowledge) amplified.
The TYTO-01 has four male RCA-plugs and receives audio through these. It then "converts" the signal to whatever the original amp is used to getting from the original HU and sends that audio further on through the stock harness to the stock amp. You get it plenty loud, but like I said, you might notice a sliiiight volume variation up and down, but it's really not bad. It's probably not louder than stock (I've never tried blasting anything at full volume!), but not more quiet either. The sound is crisper, IMO. Also, the bass has more punch to it. At standard settings anyway. This is something you can adjust to your liking through the HUs own settings, I guess.
Having bluetooth integration (and reversing camera!) is great. I've got my whole music life on Spotify, and being able to access that in the car is awesome
Let me know if any of you have any more questions!