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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Aug-26-2018, 09:19:44 PM   #151
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My review / Rant...

My biggest issue is that the CPU seems way under spec. Music stutters horribly - at first I blamed it on BT but even the embedded Pandora app has stuttering issues, at times it's so bad I stop listening. If I run aftermarket NAV software the issue is MUCH worse so I am relegated to using google maps but then I need a data connection. When I connect via USB there's no way to play over the connection. I have exhaustively looked at all the menus and options and nothing for "Ipod" or USB play. Please point it out of there is one.

Apple CarPlay is completely useless so I now have a $100 white box that's going into the garbage. The performance is HORRIBLE... and unworkable. It should NEVER be offered as an option.

That said it looks OEM, it's biggest selling point. However I could have easily kept the OEM radio and used my Iphone with USB or a BT connection and a mount and been happier.

It is mounted in my ZHP sedan daily - my M3 needs a unit but I am going to wait....
wow wait really? stuttering issues that make music playback unlistenable? could you elaborate? i was about to get one of these but now I'm having second thoughts...
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Old Sun, Aug-26-2018, 10:16:58 PM   #152
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Mine has never stuttered during music playback...
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Old Sun, Aug-26-2018, 11:41:20 PM   #153
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Mine has never stuttered during music playback...
My spotify only does it very rarely when running a heavy background load. Actually only does it when launching one specific process intensive app. But it lasts 5 sec. and wont happen again if im not luanching app. Doesnt bother me really since it doesnt stutter and apps function smooth nearly all the time.
Generally very happy with it if it lasts and updates dont slow it down over the next 10 years.
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Old Mon, Aug-27-2018, 04:11:30 AM   #154
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Same here i got the newest now (i think) with the new dac i dint hear any white noise or whine anymore like before. Just need to know how to make the usb out possible so i can directly connect it in the processor


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Old Mon, Aug-27-2018, 02:10:23 PM   #155
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Mine has never stuttered during music playback...
Mine occasionally does if Iím listening to something over bluetoooth and WiFi signal is weak (i.e it connects to my home WiFi instead of my phone and Iím driving away). I think itís because the WiFi and Bluetooth share the antenna
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Anyone tried doing usb audio out from their avin? Or anyone tried using a usb dac


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Old Wed, Aug-29-2018, 11:09:42 PM   #157
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My Avant 2 just died and I'm thinking about picking up an Avant 3. For those of you that have purchased one, would you say that the IBUS USB/app was worth the extra $90?

I'm also curious how Apple CarPlay works. I've been looking into CarPlay adapters, and all the ones I've seen have you install an app on the Android head unit and use that to use CarPlay. Is the Avin the same way? If so, could I just order an adapter off Aliexpress and save myself $50?

Here's one for example

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...ceBeautifyAB=0
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Old Thu, Aug-30-2018, 03:21:54 AM   #158
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for anyone thinking of ordering one I asked support when will they become available and supposedly in 3 weeks. They also send me a code for 100$ off

Save $100 OFF with coupon code: 100a30131

Coupon code expires soon.

You can enter the coupon code at the center of the shopping cart page after you have added the Avant3 to the cart.

unfortunately I never found where to apply it and the order went through right after you log in to PayPal. now im waiting on support to hopefully adjust my order. Looking forward to the unit
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My Avant 2 just died and I'm thinking about picking up an Avant 3. For those of you that have purchased one, would you say that the IBUS USB/app was worth the extra $90?

I'm also curious how Apple CarPlay works. I've been looking into CarPlay adapters, and all the ones I've seen have you install an app on the Android head unit and use that to use CarPlay. Is the Avin the same way? If so, could I just order an adapter off Aliexpress and save myself $50?

Here's one for example

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...ceBeautifyAB=0
One more question for anyone with an Avant 3...

How does this unit do with iPods? The Avant 2 came with a dedicated 30 pin cable, but this one doesn't. I've got an iPod video that I put a 250GB solid state drive into and I'd like to keep it in the glovebox and hook it up and control it through the headunit. Is this possible to do this with the Avant 3?
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Does anyone in the Bay Area have one of the newer units installed? I would like to check it out in person before I purchase one...
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