Note: Pictured in the demo video, but not included in the BlueGigaEmpeg kit: - Eutronix.com display extender for trunk mounting. - Custom 3D printed fascia for custom mounting location.
I will be privately contacting the people from the project thread, who initially requested units, first. Over the next several days, I'll obtain payment from them and work out their shipping details. I'll try to do everyone in the order that the requests were made in the project thread. If you asked for a unit in the project thread and you don't get a message from me in the next few days, then contact me by email or DM here on the board.
I'll have enough boards and enclosures to satisfy the orders from the project thread, plus just a few extras. Price is $259.00 plus shipping. If the response to this is large and people request a bunch more units, I can make another batch of them, but it would take a few weeks to source the parts and do the assembly work.
Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By: tfabris
I'll be shipping final BlueGigaEmpeg units soon.
This is epic. I'm still using the empeg in my Focus, using the adapter that (checks) SE_Sport_Driver let me have about 14 years ago -- but if I ever get a new car, fitting the empeg is going to be a challenge. Hopefully you'll still have the plans/parts available.
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Funny enough, what I need is exactly the opposite - a BT input on the empeg (to get the phone navigation software to talk to the amp/speakers through the empeg). Yes, I can use a simple BT adaptor, and feed the output to the aux in, but then I can't listen to music when using navigation.
... Including the idea of simply resistance-mixing your bluetooth with the empeg's line-level outputs to the amplifier. You correctly stated in that thread that you'd want the satnav to be able to interrupt the music playback in order to tell you to turn left. Even resistance-mixing the outputs together, so that both the satnav and the empeg made sound at the same time, you'd need the volume of the satnav to be loud enough to be heard over the empeg when it's blasting, and soft enough to be non-startling when the empeg is quiet.
So yeah, the "satnav interrupter" is what you need.
The problem is, I don't know if the Bluetooth specification even has anything in there about the satnav voice instructions interrupting the audio. I don't know if that's even possible to do in Bluetooth. I don't recall seeing it in the spec while I was working on the BGE, but maybe I missed it.