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Old 07-22-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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What's the best 4" (2DIN) stereo receiver?

I have a 2008 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner Access Cab, I need to know which stereo receiver is the best within the $300-$500 range.

I want to be able to utilize my ipod with the cable out of the front or the front and back.

I don't need the Blue Tooth but if it has it that's fine.

The 4" screen that is on display ALL the time, not the ones that open and close.

I don't need DVD but if they only have those its fine.

If possible (and you guys are really good), the MOST visible interface. I have poor vision and I want to be able to navigate the screens without always having my glasses.

^Don't worry I just wear reading glasses, I don't need them while driving ha.

Thanks guys.
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I found the Kenwood DPX503 CD receiver, anybody recognize it?
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I found the Kenwood DPX503 CD receiver, anybody recognize it?
It's pretty decent. Not a fan of kenwood's, the equalizers are all bass, no highs. If you're already paying $300 for that one look at full navigation style ones.
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It's pretty decent. Not a fan of kenwood's, the equalizers are all bass, no highs. If you're already paying $300 for that one look at full navigation style ones.

As long as I can set a custom equalizer setting I don' t mind because I always end up doing that anyway. How much are the full navigation/dvd style players? I would love to spend as little as possible ha
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Does anybody have a photo of one of these stereos in a Toyota Tacoma??
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A simple search and I came up with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd9PfSOhVZg
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As long as I can set a custom equalizer setting I don' t mind because I always end up doing that anyway. How much are the full navigation/dvd style players? I would love to spend as little as possible ha
The navi/dvd ones are $400+. Probably hard to read some stuff on them also. Personally I wouldn't buy anything double din that's not a navi one. The regular double din's are ugly.
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A simple search and I came up with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd9PfSOhVZg

I think I just got sold. I like this one.
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The navi/dvd ones are $400+. Probably hard to read some stuff on them also. Personally I wouldn't buy anything double din that's not a navi one. The regular double din's are ugly.
I don't want to pay the extra for the navigation if I don't need it and I really don't. I have an Iphone and a TomTom... I don't mind the way this one looks either. But I def see what you're saying, thanks for the advice.
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I am waiting for this one to go on sale. Does have DVD and Bluetooth. I have had 3 Pioneer decks in the past with no issues.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130P330...rand%7cPioneer
I REALLY like that one too. Its a little pricey though. When do you think it will go on sale? Does Crutchfield have coupon codes?
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I REALLY like that one too. Its a little pricey though. When do you think it will go on sale? Does Crutchfield have coupon codes?
Code seems to be valid till 7/31/2011 for $20 off.
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I have no idea about the sale but I have been following the site for 3 months with no movement on price. Even for Fathers day or the Memorial and 4th of July holidays.
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Code seems to be valid till 7/31/2011 for $20 off.
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I have no idea about the sale but I have been following the site for 3 months with no movement on price. Even for Fathers day or the Memorial and 4th of July holidays.

Either way I will use the coupon code, thanks
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I am waiting for $50 to $75 off. LOL

I already have projects backed up waiting to do. Yardwork is the priority this summer.
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The trouble with aftermarket units is the effort to keep the steering wheel controls.

Besides the volume, etc what is needed to maintain the bluetooth controls?
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Crutchfield is the most expensive car audio place online. Check it: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...H-P3300BT.html
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I've had my eye on this one for a while - not because it's the best, but because it looks like a lot of HU for the $$.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_020CX50...ion+double+din

Clarion double-din with a front USB input. Bluetooth connectivity, and adjustable display color for $250.
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[QUOTE=isu2014;3477611]Crutchfield is the most expensive car audio place online. Check it: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...tml[/QUOTE]

The only difference seems to be the iPod cable. I did not know that Sonic offered the DD kit. I think I have brought from them in the past with no problems.
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i have the pioneer avh-3300bt and i bought it on amazon, as a refurb, for $340. that was 5 months ago and it is the best bang for the buck, imo.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...on=refurbished

check it out. these are the refurb prices.
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i have the pioneer avh-3300bt and i bought it on amazon, as a refurb, for $340. that was 5 months ago and it is the best bang for the buck, imo.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...on=refurbished

check it out. these are the refurb prices.

I am deciding whether or not I should get this one or the older model, because I found it for 244.99 on Amazon (refurbished). Plus, it comes with the plastic mounting piece included. I really like those head units
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