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(Affordable) Pioneer Avic x940bt Head Unit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BakerTaco, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. BakerTaco

    BakerTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, its getting close to Christmas time and I'm thinking about purchasing a new HU for my truck. I've been looking at the touchscreen Pioneer avic x930bt for some time now and just discovered they came out with an updated version, the avic x940bt. Its seems to be the top of the line for affordable navigation head units. I also like the controls such as volume on the side instead of trying to locate it on the touchscreen. I am not a huge audio person, so $600 seems like a very reasonable price for one of these.

    My question is, does anyone have experience with either the x930bt or x940bt?

    Also, if you are an audio expert, feel free to suggest anything you believe is better in that price range.

    This looks like a very nice unit and I haven't seen much about it on TW

    (Pioneer Avic x940bt)
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  2. tractng

    tractng Well-Known Member

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    I have this unfortunately my phone camera isn't working to take pics :(
     
  3. BakerTaco

    BakerTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It ain't but a thang. Are you satisfied with it?? Also, how easy was the install?

    But if you do get around to those pics, that'd be great:D
     
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    Great unit. I didn't use the backup camera since the truck came with it already. Easy installation. I was able to use the stock metal bracket with the metra kit.

    I just ordered a jl amp :). I still think it sounds good without amp but its more a hobby thing. I will post pics on saturday since I just ordered a new phone today.
     
  5. BakerTaco

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    Sweet. Did you do the parking brake bypass?
     
  6. tractng

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    Yes, it was a bitch. I didn't slitter like some videos shown. I try to find the video I used. I almost gave up and crack that thing :D. On video on DIY, it looks too easy.
     
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    Will the x940bt work with an android phone. My wife has the galaxy III phone and wants to be able to control a HU with her Samsung.
     
  8. BakerTaco

    BakerTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can. I know that there was a problem with the x930bt connecting to iPhone 4's and Androids. They fixed that with the app radio in the x940bt. iPhones hook up through an auxiliary cord. Androids hook up through Bluetooth. This shows you how. Btw I love the interface of this HU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoA35np5BXQ
     
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    I have the X930bt in my 350z and it is a great unit. I did the parking brake bypass and hooked up a backup camera. I use my Iphone 5 on it daily. I just ordered the X940bt for my truck and it will be here tomorrow.
     
  10. tractng

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    Dan, how long have you had your z?


    I had a 350z coupe for a few years went it came out and later switched to a roadster 350z. Time flies ...
     
  11. BakerTaco

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    Nice! What dash kit are you gonna use?
     
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    check out the JVC KW AV60BT or AV70BT


    pretty solid reviews thus far
     
  13. BakerTaco

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    Will do!
     
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    Have you looked at the Clarion NX602? It looks to have alot of nice features and is on sale thru today online for $550??

    On the fence still.......???
     
  15. BakerTaco

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    Yeah the Clarion looks nice! I'll have to do a bit more research on it. But I wouldn't be able to buy it today :( I'm trying to get rid of some subwoofers to get the cash for the radio.
     
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