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^^Also, it works with line-level or speaker-level outputs, which is nice. That Alpine amp really is a great little amp.

However, like I mentioned above, instead of adding an amp to the stock head-unit, a much better solution (IMO) would be to just replace the stock head-unit with a Rosen GM1010 head-unit. It's already much more powerful than the stock head-unit (so no amp would be needed) and also GREATLY improves the functionality and sound-quality of the stock head-unit. In the end, instead of ~$150 for an amp, you could spend ~$180 for the Rosen and end up with a touch-screen, DVD/Navigation, plug-and-play, OEM-look headunit instead of the crappy stock headunit. Plus, installing the Rosen would actually be easier than installing an amp (it *really* is plug-and-play). Chances are that with the Rosen, you'd have more than enough power without needing an amp at all.

Definitely the way that I would go if I were in this situation.

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However, like I mentioned above, instead of adding an amp to the stock head-unit, a much better solution (IMO) would be to just replace the stock head-unit with a Rosen GM1010 head-unit. It's already much more powerful than the stock head-unit (so no amp would be needed) and also GREATLY improves the functionality and sound-quality of the stock head-unit. In the end, instead of ~$150 for an amp, you could spend ~$180 for the Rosen and end up with a touch-screen, DVD/Navigation, plug-and-play, OEM-look headunit instead of the crappy stock headunit. Plus, installing the Rosen would actually be easier than installing an amp (it *really* is plug-and-play). Chances are that with the Rosen, you'd have more than enough power without needing an amp at all.

Definitely the way that I would go if I were in this situation.

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I like the idea of the GM1010, but the only place I can find one is on ebay. Several are being sold, but they are all from the same guy. He is selling the unit and all the wiring and gps gear separately, for a total of $250. Which would be ok, but for practically no warranty, and being used, I am a little weary.
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I like the idea of the GM1010, but the only place I can find one is on ebay. Several are being sold, but they are all from the same guy. He is selling the unit and all the wiring and gps gear separately, for a total of $250. Which would be ok, but for practically no warranty, and being used, I am a little weary.
I don't want to "push" the issue, but you can get it for much less than $250. If you just get the head-unit, wiring harness and GPS antenna, you can get it for ~$175 (or less). Now if you add an iPod harness and backup-camera harness, that will add to the cost, but those are "extras" and not really needed (and can always be added later).

For the head-unit, submit a best offer of $80 or $90 - he'll most likely accept (you don't have to pay the "buy it now" price of $119).

Also, while there is no warranty, he will exchange a unit that has any issues when you receive it (he has no way to fully test them). Also, I must say, in the 4 or so years that I've been dealing with these things (all used), I've run into VERY few issues - these things are rock-solid in terms of reliability. Of course, there is some risk with used equipment, but for these prices, I think it's worth the risk (these things retailed for $1299 new originally)! If you're really worried, but an extra head-unit (~$90) to have on-hand if the original ever fails. If you keep your car for many years, the total cost over the lifetime of the vehicle is ridiculously cheap for what you are getting! :-) Hell, the navigation app alone is worth the cost of these things (it's a *fantastic* navigation app!). Throw in all of the extra functionality, the power increase and the sound quality improvement and it's a no-brainer...

Also - since these unit's don't come with the GPS app SD card, I will supply that (I'll provide a .zip file that you unzip onto a blank SD card, which cost about $5). Do NOT buy a used Rosen GPS SD card for $50+ - it's old, outdated and doesn't contain anywhere near the stuff that I'd provide (which also includes the latest US, Canada and Mexico maps).

Again, I don't want to keep pushing, but if you ask any of the 12+ other members that have went with the GM1010 (all used, whether from me or from elsewhere), I think that they'd agree that it's WELL worth the cost and risk.

Here is a link to a post I made that includes links and prices for the individual parts you need:

http://www.impalaforums.com/showthread.php?p=3097489

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I don't want to "push" the issue, but you can get it for much less than $250.
Oh I don't feel pushed at all. I am very grateful for other peoples experience here on these forums. As well as the links. I really only want something to drive my new speakers better, but my wife decided she has to have the navigation and backup camera. Putting all those together gets pricey. Just about the only thing I will have to sell my wife on is appearance. Even though our Impala is 10 years old, it is a cream puff, the interior is perfect, and we want to make sure that what we put in there doesn't look worn. I will do some more investigating on ebay. Thanks again for the information.
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Oh I don't feel pushed at all. I am very grateful for other peoples experience here on these forums. As well as the links. I really only want something to drive my new speakers better, but my wife decided she has to have the navigation and backup camera. Putting all those together gets pricey. Just about the only thing I will have to sell my wife on is appearance. Even though our Impala is 10 years old, it is a cream puff, the interior is perfect, and we want to make sure that what we put in there doesn't look worn. I will do some more investigating on ebay. Thanks again for the information.
You definitely don't have to worry about the Rosens looking worn. Almost every one I've seen still looks as good as new. And trust me, these things look like they came in the car from the factory (backlighting is the EXACT same color and they fit perfectly). It's not like an aftermarket unit where you need a "fitment" adapter to make it fit the hole. These things fit perfectly and retain ALL factory options without any adapters whatsoever. So the end result looks (and acts) 100% stock. If you read through the Rosen thread, I'm sure you'll see that everyone who has purchased one of these absolutely loves it. They really do "stand the test of time" very well.

Anyway, I'll leave it at that - but don't hesitate to reach out if you have ANY questions! :-)

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May want to check that it will work with an 06 LS. Seeing from what I know it is for 07 up. Did work with the 06-08 Monte, Also the Plug and Play is great as long as you don't have steering wheel controls and the Unit is little under power for aftermarket speakers in general. It is only 25 Watts RMS... IF you were to get this unit I would be sure to find the DP-1011 so it can connect to a Amp.

I don't have this radio anymore as I left it in my Tahoe when I traded up from my 07 to my 12 Burban. It has many options and had nice touch with great display. When I bought it I wanted to use it to power my Clarion Pro Audio that I had in my Tahoe, however it just didn't do the speakers justice. Once connected to the DP1011 and to my Amp it was a great radio for what I used it for. Also if I was to keep and try and use Stock with any of my other cars again not enough power to use from Deck alone. the 00 has Clif Designs PX650C in the door, and the 03 has PX652T and the 06 as well.

Don't know if it has changed from the day I used. But the NAV Card has to be plugged in all times to work. Once my son took out the Card thinking he could get some of the music off the thing and when I went to use the Nav it was locked out until I got the memory card back from him. It may have changed from back in the day if the card is lost or damaged your NAV is gone as well. Seeing it holds the LIC to the unit. Again this may have been updated and unlocked by now as I didn't know that at the time until I had to Read the manual trying to get it to work when my son had the Card...

It is a nice Radio, I like the options it has. If I had a car to use it in today I wouldn't buy it again myself. 250 for a for sure working unit is a Great deal. 250 for one that may or may not work. Not sure it is worth the Risk. I can blow 250 in a better way.

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May want to check that it will work with an 06 LS. Seeing from what I know it is for 07 up. Did work with the 06-08 Monte, Also the Plug and Play is great as long as you don't have steering wheel controls and the Unit is little under power for aftermarket speakers in general. It is only 25 Watts RMS... IF you were to get this unit I would be sure to find the DP-1011 so it can connect to a Amp.

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That was the first thing I asked the seller on ebay this morning, because I haven't found any info that says it will go in my '06. But I haven't heard back from him yet. I don't mind doing a little customizing, as long as it is back inside, and would not be visible is I were to put the factory unit back in for some reason.My rear speakers are 45 watt rms, the door speakers are 35 watt rms, and the tweeters are 49 watt rms. I guess I thought that 25 watt rms would drive them pretty well, what do you think. I also have no Idea what the factory head unit puts out, so I can't compare it electrically to the Rosen.

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25 Watts is a good upgrade to the 8 or few that the Stock was driving for sure... The main issue is not can they drive your speakers but the quality of sound at the level you choose to turn the stereo up to trying to get the sound where you like it.... Meaning you don't want to have to turn your stereo all the way up to get it to play at the sound level you desire. With the Stock Stereo, It was lower watts, going to lower watt speakers Most times double the output of the stereo. That way when you upgrade the head unit it isn't going to toss your speakers right off...

About the Little customizing that may be needed if you have Steering wheel controls, I am sure it will have the Info what is needed to make it work on the wiring you get with the unit. On some aftermarket decks you just plug in, some like my Alpine it has a Plug in but needs a box between to translate the info from the steering wheel to the head unit... You won't be able to see it as it will be behind your radio... If it does work out for you and fits, I hope you find it an Enjoyable deck. Just keep in mind that you may in the future want to get an Amp.

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25 Watts is a good upgrade to the 8 or few that the Stock was driving for sure... The main issue is not can they drive your speakers but the quality of sound at the level you choose to turn the stereo up to trying to get the sound where you like it.... Meaning you don't want to have to turn your stereo all the way up to get it to play at the sound level you desire. With the Stock Stereo, It was lower watts, going to lower watt speakers Most times double the output of the stereo. That way when you upgrade the head unit it isn't going to toss your speakers right off...

About the Little customizing that may be needed if you have Steering wheel controls, I am sure it will have the Info what is needed to make it work on the wiring you get with the unit. On some aftermarket decks you just plug in, some like my Alpine it has a Plug in but needs a box between to translate the info from the steering wheel to the head unit... You won't be able to see it as it will be behind your radio... If it does work out for you and fits, I hope you find it an Enjoyable deck. Just keep in mind that you may in the future want to get an Amp.
No steering wheel controls, so I don't have to worry about that. I would love to have an amp, and an equalizer also, but I don't think the boss will approve of all that money!
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Well if it was to work for your car and you were to get it. I think for the time being you may not even need a EQ. It does have some neat things built into the unit. Has the Ability to change the sound stage little more then a normal stereo in that it is kind of like my Alpine, Where you can change the Amount of music goes to say RF LF RR and LR rather then on some other that only has like Fade, and Balance. It also has I think 5 or 6 EQ settings that can Enhance the music sound (Like Pop, Dance, Rock and Classic) There is a couple more I think.... Plus there is the BBE as well... There is a Couple of Bass Boost and Treble level as well... In all it does have a lot of thing built into it. Some only will work if things are set a way. Most of the Settings I used a very old School Clarion 720 EQ. IT was like no other for what it was. In todays standards it don't even come close but still a very nice looking Graphic EQ. First time someone get in my Truck first question was what is this??? It is mounted on a Bendable shaft and sat center... I would have it today but someone offered me some money that I couldn't turn down a couple of years ago and at the time it was just collecting dust in my Garage... While INstalled it looked great at night

About the Boss, Yes 4 years ago I got a NEW BOSS and I was told I have to many Hobbies lol. So now I have to check with the boss. Not that is a bad deal if I don't want all my Hobbies lol

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May want to check that it will work with an 06 LS. Seeing from what I know it is for 07 up.
Damn, I'm glad you mentioned this - I obviously overlooked the fact that the OP has a 2006. However, that being said, I will say this - Rosen told me that the 2006 Impala was originally listed as being compatible with the GM1010, however, they had to remove it because there were some compatibility issues with the XM tuner in the 2006. So according to Rosen, it will work actually fine in a 2006 - all except for the XM radio. Since the OP has an LS and doesn't mention that he has XM, I have a feeling that will be a non-issue for him.

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Also the Plug and Play is great as long as you don't have steering wheel controls and the Unit is little under power for aftermarket speakers in general. It is only 25 Watts RMS... IF you were to get this unit I would be sure to find the DP-1011 so it can connect to a Amp.
For the record, steering wheel controls continue to work fine with the Rosen GM1010 - as do things like warning chimes and OnStar. Unlike aftermarket units, you do NOT need ANY extra adapters for this kind of stuff.

And personally, I would disagree that 25W RMS is under-powered for aftermarket speakers (in general). I put Pioneer D-Series speakers in my 2012 (which aren't exactly the most sensitive aftermarket speakers) and the Rosen provides MORE than enough power for them (and I like my music pretty damn loud). The VAST majority of people will not need an amp with the GM1010. That being said, you can always add an amp later if you wish, but from my experience, it's just not needed with the GM1010 - even with aftermarket speakers. Just for a quick comparison, a $1500 Alpine GPS headunit (INE-W967HD) is only 18Wx4 RMS. 25Wx4 RMS is one of the more powerful aftermarket decks you will find. Obviously, if you add subs, you're going to need amps, but for most people, 25Wx4 is more than enough power from my experience.

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Don't know if it has changed from the day I used. But the NAV Card has to be plugged in all times to work. Once my son took out the Card thinking he could get some of the music off the thing and when I went to use the Nav it was locked out until I got the memory card back from him. It may have changed from back in the day if the card is lost or damaged your NAV is gone as well. Seeing it holds the LIC to the unit. Again this may have been updated and unlocked by now as I didn't know that at the time until I had to Read the manual trying to get it to work when my son had the Card...
These used units do NOT come with the GPS SD card. However, I have a .zip file that I will share with anyone that requests it that contains an "enhanced" version of the GPS app that is NOT tied to a specific SD card - and can also use maps that you can download from the internet (shh, don't tell anyone!). :-) The version of the GPS app that I will provide also includes MANY enhancements over the version that Rosen provides.

Also, these units have 2 SD slots - one dedicated to the GPS app (which, like you mentioned, must be installed in the unit at all times) and one dedicated to media (music, videos & pictures). So you would not be putting any media on the GPS SD card (since the Rosen can't play it anyway). All of your media would be on the SD card that is dedicated to media. So the ONLY reason that you'd ever need to remove the GPS SD card is if you wanted to update the maps, install a new skin or perform some other GPS-related customization. Otherwise, the GPS SD card should never be removed (there is no need to).

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It is a nice Radio, I like the options it has. If I had a car to use it in today I wouldn't buy it again myself. 250 for a for sure working unit is a Great deal. 250 for one that may or may not work. Not sure it is worth the Risk. I can blow 250 in a better way.
The seller of these used units will exchange any units that are not working properly. So you will get a fully working unit. Of course, there is always a chance that it will develop a new problem after receiving it, and there is no warranty on these, but again, from experience, these things are very reliable. I bought a used one over 3 years ago and it's still working as good as the day I bought it. I've also sold about 8 of these to other forum members and not one has run into any issues. Like I said, there is no guarantee that you won't have issues, but the track record is really good for these units from my experience. Honestly, for $90, personally, I would buy 2! Once this seller sells all of these units, they are going to be very hard to find again. Get them while you can! I've found that this guy just purchased all of the units that Rosen used to sell as "Refurbished" units on their web site (before Rosen was bought by Aamp) - which is why this guy has so many. Before that, these things were going for $350+ ($350 was a good price!) used on Ebay when the popped up (which wasn't very often).

I was selling kits (GM1010 head-unit, main harness, backup camera harness and GPS SD card, with a 30-day no-questions-asked money-back warranty for about $275) - and people were VERY happy with that deal - now you can get them even cheaper from this seller (minus the money-back warranty, obviously).


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That was the first thing I asked the seller on ebay this morning, because I haven't found any info that says it will go in my '06. But I haven't heard back from him yet. I don't mind doing a little customizing, as long as it is back inside, and would not be visible is I were to put the factory unit back in for some reason.My rear speakers are 45 watt rms, the door speakers are 35 watt rms, and the tweeters are 49 watt rms. I guess I thought that 25 watt rms would drive them pretty well, what do you think. I also have no Idea what the factory head unit puts out, so I can't compare it electrically to the Rosen.
In my opinion, you will be more than happy with the 25Wx4 RMS that the Rosen provides. Also, since this is a plug-and-play unit, you can easily put the stock head-unit back it if you wanted to. The Rosen bolts up just like the stock head-unit does - no changes needed. My Pioneer D-Series speakers are 60W RMS (6.75" door speakers) and 80W RMS (rear deck 6x9 speakers) and the Rosen drove those speakers great without an amp - and I like my music loud. :-) The stock head-unit in this car is less than 10Wx4 RMS I'm sure.



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@jtrosky Sorry don't know how to do all the fancy Quote things but I thought I would try and address as much that was directed to me as I could... I don't remember all the in and outs of the radio. My old Memory isn't as it used to be... However it is a Plug and Play there are really many connections that need to be made for all the functions to work right. One of the ones that I remember was Steering wheel connections. No don't require anything but did require some changes. Lucky the OP don't have Steering wheel controls so no issue... Yes I know it keeps the CHIMES, and Onstar items as well with out modules, For the rest of things there is still the running of wires for the Parking Brake (Not that everyone did the install the Right and safe way) Also depending on all the Options that will be used there is also all them extra wires needed for things to work... I like to keep things under the idea of KIR. (Keep It Real) when I talk about things. I don't like to Pad things and make it sound easier then it really is... I come from a long background in Retail Mobile Electronics/Repair. Early on I found out that making it sound easier then it is don't make good customers. Having well informed people keeps them happy....

So for the GM1010 if the person was to do all the integration and installation of everything that it comes with, It isn't as easy as (take dash panel off, Remove 8 screws, slide out the controls for HVAC, remove OEM radio, Remove OEM harness from Radio, Set aside radio, take GM1010 plug in new unit and slide back in hole, That would be Plug and Play no installation needed) however Does their system have Backup camera? No, so must add that wiring and install the camera into the back of the car, Tie into wiring, route wiring to radio location, Run the GPS Ant to the Right Location, Connection of some wiring to the BCM of the cars and all the extra that make all the wanted features work... Someone that don't or hasn't done Mobile Electronic installation, have the right tools or know how isn't looking to tackle this job, in most cases. Even a Veteran Installer having a car come in wanting all GM1010 items installed from a Factory Base car would almost rather work on 4 or 6 normal head unit installs rather then do the Plug N Play install of the GM1010. Lucky it don't matter and they work on what ever is set forth seeing the pay in most cases is the same... (Not all shop installers are paid hourly)

Yes I know there is a Right and Left slot on the unit for the memory card, one on the Right is for GPS Sadly my son didn't know this was only for GPS (Why it was left in there, Where I always took out the music one when parked more then a few hours.) Only thing I don't take out of my Impala's right now is my Samsung hard drive that I have mounted in the Trunk for my Music. Only time that gets moved is when I am adding more music to it, However now days I don't even move it out of the car. I just use my Laptop to transfer the music. However as of lately I don't even use the Hard drive, thumb drive or my Ipod, I just stream Slacker Radio or Pandora over Bluetooth.

About the 25 Watts, I am sorry there is the Tech Sheet on the Radio and again I don't like to PAD things about something more then it is. Don't make for Happy people in the end... One I will make this statement, When people come in and say they are looking for XYZ I try and qualify the person needs and rare to upsale as again that don't make happy people. When the OP was asking here is what I got?!!!

Person has 06 Impala, Stock radio, New speakers and looking to power the speakers. Comes from the background of the days of old, When you could get away with maybe adding an AMP or Even a Powered EQ! Did you know they made such things? They were not the CLEANIEST power but better then the STOCK. The OP also stated was worried about Chimes and other things for the car and didn't know what to do as things don't seem to be as easy as it was 10 or 20 years ago....

For me. Amp I thought was the Best Choice. The OP don't want EXTREME POWER but Clean power. (That takes out trying to find him a Swap Meet Louie Powered EQ....) LOL So again Amp For me was again best choice in my mind seeing I don't like to push products that are off the market or don't fit the car as a Direct PLUG and Play.... I say this because I can put that Rosen GM1010 in any car that has a double din slot. Even in Cars that don't if the person or myself don't mind some Custom Fabrication. If I wanted it in my 2000 Impala I would put in there... With all OPTIONS as well... I was looking to try and keep it as easy for the OP as I could without issues. Again, I asked for Speaker info without trying to first push product. As I want to get the Persons info of what they want NOT what I want to try an Push on them...

I say push because I know that you are someone that sales or has sold the GM1010 and have done loads of work to get things for people and have gone out of your way to do that. I think that is a nice thing to do.. However in your Statement after I got Product info about the New Speakers you then said something to the Point of ON second Thought the ROSEN GM1010 is the Best way to go as it is ALL PLUG and PLAY.... No wiring cutting or so on... So in my Post without calling anyone out or making quotes about someone just trying to inform the OP there could be other things that would/could be needed to have some wiring work. I had to make small MOD for my Tahoe to work with my Wheel controls. (SORRY NOT ALL PLUG AND PLAY) unless you only want what is stock installed. In this post explains in more detail that I didn't want to in the first post about the 1010 with needing even more wiring then I had stated before, Not that I didnt' know but I didn't want to type more LOL.... Then there is a Blanket Statement that no other things need to be bought or MODULES. This statement is true for Onstar, Wheel Controls and Chimes ONLY... However there are many many things that are Sold Separately and in my MIND I am sorry if I was going to buy to put in my car it would be like it was then... With everything that I can add to it. Vid Output for Rear mounted Monitors, Then you need the Input harness,1008 one 1009, can't remember what one is what, If you want Back up camera you need that, or maybe no camera you can get a Sensor kit, or maybe if you could find one you want the kit that offers both camera and sensor. Sold separately RCA ouput that one I remember well lol DP1011 as I needed,

In the end. There is one thing that is good about the Speakers the OP has. They are Pioneer brand and can work with LITTLE power and sound good. I want to make my self CLEAR... When I said that the 25 Watts may be under powered I was in no way meaning that 25 Watts can't be enough power for someone. IN my mind. I was going by the Information that I had from what the OP was looking for in the First question of the thread. So for me i was trying to keep the mind set that if they were to buy and I believe I even stated if they were going to buy the 1010 may wnat to find the DP1011 to go with it for future upgrade if needed. Seeing 2 things here. Product isn't actively being supported and if they were able to find the DP1011 maybe for the extra few dollars they may be able to pick it up for today compared to trying to find it later if they choose the output lacks the power and clear sound they are looking for! The Prime amp was not only amp out there. But for ME again as my statement while trying to help out the OP has always stated if it was ME. FOR what they said they had. It was what I thought would be a good match for all that they stated in the first post, and offered the speakers as a good match. I asked about Bluethooth, The OP said didn't need it.

So I thought what may make the OP happy in the end and give upgrade ability in the future if they wanted different speakers? First to mind was a good well made AMP that even though maybe at some max specs for me. Could be perfect for the OP give them many years of happiness. I guess I could have said that Pioneer GM-A4704 4604 are good amps as well maybe even better suited as they were Pioneer and the OP keeping up with brand loyalty.

I was just trying to be helpful

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So for the GM1010 if the person was to do all the integration and installation of everything that it comes with, It isn't as easy as (take dash panel off, Remove 8 screws, slide out the controls for HVAC, remove OEM radio, Remove OEM harness from Radio, Set aside radio, take GM1010 plug in new unit and slide back in hole, That would be Plug and Play no installation needed) however Does their system have Backup camera? No, so must add that wiring and install the camera into the back of the car, Tie into wiring, route wiring to radio location, Run the GPS Ant to the Right Location, Connection of some wiring to the BCM of the cars and all the extra that make all the wanted features work... Someone that don't or hasn't done Mobile Electronic installation, have the right tools or know how isn't looking to tackle this job, in most cases. Even a Veteran Installer having a car come in wanting all GM1010 items installed from a Factory Base car would almost rather work on 4 or 6 normal head unit installs rather then do the Plug N Play install of the GM1010. Lucky it don't matter and they work on what ever is set forth seeing the pay in most cases is the same... (Not all shop installers are paid hourly)
Oddly enough, I was just looking for backup camaras. I notice the backup adapter for the GM1010 has an RCA Jack and a Dinn Jack. Apparently the Dinn jack powers the cam. Does this mean you need to use A Rosen backup cam, or can you use a universal one that just runs the RCA jack to the head unit, and hook the additional wires to the backup lights as instructed, leaving the Dimm jack unused? And what needs hooked to the body control module?

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Person has 06 Impala, Stock radio, New speakers and looking to power the speakers. Comes from the background of the days of old, When you could get away with maybe adding an AMP or Even a Powered EQ! Did you know they made such things? They were not the CLEANIEST power but better then the STOCK. The OP also stated was worried about Chimes and other things for the car and didn't know what to do as things don't seem to be as easy as it was 10 or 20 years ago....
That certainly was my original choice, and still would be, except my wife wants the GPS and backup cam. Finding all this in a single unit is way out of my budget, but I may go with the 1010 if I can convince myself I have all the knowledge acquired that I will need.

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So I thought what may make the OP happy in the end and give upgrade ability in the future if they wanted different speakers? First to mind was a good well made AMP that even though maybe at some max specs for me. Could be perfect for the OP give them many years of happiness. I guess I could have said that Pioneer GM-A4704 4604 are good amps as well maybe even better suited as they were Pioneer and the OP keeping up with brand loyalty.

I was just trying to be helpful

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And I appreciate all the help I have gotten on this forum. I know this post was not addressed to me. It just happened to address some questions I was coming to ask.

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Oddly enough, I was just looking for backup camaras. I notice the backup adapter for the GM1010 has an RCA Jack and a Dinn Jack. Apparently the Dinn jack powers the cam. Does this mean you need to use A Rosen backup cam, or can you use a universal one that just runs the RCA jack to the head unit, and hook the additional wires to the backup lights as instructed, leaving the Dimm jack unused? And what needs hooked to the body control module?
You can use either a Rosen-branded backup camera or a universal backup camera. The Rosen DP-1010 harness has connections for either one. I've only used the universal type myself, but supposedly, if you get a Rosen-branded one with the DIN connector, the head-unit powers the camera (instead of having to wire the backup camera power wires to the reverse light wires for power). I just sent you some custom documentation that I put together about a lot of this (from when I was selling these units). NOTHING needs to be connected to the BCM in the Impala.

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That certainly was my original choice, and still would be, except my wife wants the GPS and backup cam. Finding all this in a single unit is way out of my budget, but I may go with the 1010 if I can convince myself I have all the knowledge acquired that I will need.
Trust me, you can do it. Most of the people that I sold these to had absolutely no installation experience and all were able to install it themselves (including backup cameras). Of course, we're all here to help as needed as well.

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And I appreciate all the help I have gotten on this forum. I know this post was not addressed to me. It just happened to address some questions I was coming to ask.
Again, I think we're all just trying to help. We may have different opinions on the best route to go, but we're all willing to help no matter what you decide. :-) I was just trying to clarify some things, that's all.

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About what would need to be Connected to the BCM isn't 100% as the Place to make the Connection. But for a Car with a Monitor in the dash to be installed right again this is coming from someone in a Mobile Electronic background where I had to do things by the book to keep my clients safe and my Insurance BOND safe.... So if it was me doing this install. I would Tie into your BCM at Pink Plug #22 however for the normal person that don't want to keep things as hidden not doing things as much I have had too... Then you can pick up your Parking Brake at the Orange/Black wire on the Parking Brake switch... Either location for the 06 Impala will work. At the BCM for me keeps it cleaner closer into factory installed look... Again the problem here is that everyone don't follow the law, do things that like to make driving on the road today dangerous for even the most respectable drivers.

As Per Rosen "Parking Brake Detection: The Rosen Multimedia Navigation head unit contains a built-in DVD player and integrated LCD monitor, which is not intended for viewing while driving. The unit's video player is disabled when the vehicle is in motion through a connection to your vehicle's parking brake."

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