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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999

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Old Fri, Jan-04-2019, 12:27:28 AM   #1
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Default Alpine Head Unit RGB Color Settings and Mic Placement

Happy new year, everyone.

Santa left an Alpine UTE-73BT under the tree and installed it yesterday. I think I am going to have to spend some time trying to get the RGB settings as close as possible to the interior illumination. Just wondering if anyone has come up with their ideal R/G/B colors and associated brightness. I have found other threads on other forums that talked about the RGB scale going to 255, but the Alpine head unit has a much lower scale (only going to 32).

I thought I had it dialed in pretty well last night, but the color appeared a bit too red during daytime driving. fiddled with it in the parking lot and now it is a bit more orange and less amber.

Also, where do you all have your microphone inputs? Mine is mouned up high on the A-pillar, which will probably take some getting used to on my part. My guess is that mounting it at the base of the pillar would have led to a sub-optimal audio pickup.
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Old Fri, Jan-04-2019, 05:49:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Alpine Head Unit RGB Color Settings and Mic Placement

I have a similar 5-bit color headunit from JVC. I use 32 R, 3 or 4 G, 0 B.

Colors during the day are going to be influenced by the inherent shade of the LCD display, so it may not be possible to get night time and day time to be identical. You might have the night time illumination too high too, play around with the brightness when your headlights are on vs. off to see if that can get you matching colors, assuming you have it set to change brightness with headlights.

Also check to see if you can have different color settings for day vs. night settings, I think my radio lets me do that.

I've seen people put the microphone near the sun roof controls, I think that's where BMW normally puts it on other models.

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