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Are there any red head units?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Roland, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Nov 10, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    Roland

    Roland [OP] My other ride has sails

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    I'm interested in upgrading my stereo but the head units I've seen in the stores seem to all have blue backlighting. Everything else in the truck is red at night and I'd like to try to match that look. Years ago I had one that had user selectable backlighting but I can't find anything like that now. Is there a manufacturer out there that still uses red?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2008 at 11:42 AM
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    robsatx

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    Check out the alpine 9884.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Nov 10, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    Swwacoma

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    Sony makes some, I've had them in the past...but then again its Sony and quality is called into question.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    Roland

    Roland [OP] My other ride has sails

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    I saw this or one similiar to it at Tweeter. Those 6 bright buttons on the left kill it for me... The white backlit numbers almost as offensive.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2008 at 12:52 PM
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    robsatx

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    Sorry man! I tried, BTW I think a lot of manufacturers have gone to this BIO Lite display (white).
     
  6. Nov 10, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    81shark

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    that's the HU i am running

    you can switch the blue lights to red.... i prefer the blue...

    [​IMG]

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  7. Nov 10, 2008 at 5:59 PM
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    falco

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    A few other options.... I found these at www.sonicelectronix.com/ , a few members did mention they were unhappy with this site.

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  8. Nov 10, 2008 at 6:03 PM
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    bmarshall46

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    hey i was in the same boat as you. i went with the alpine 9887 b/c whrn u switch it to red everything goes red so it matches inside perfect , but the radio is kinda expensive. Also it is a little overwhelming to adjust but it looks good for sure
     
  9. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    CK91

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    yeah i have the 9887 too..its a little pricey but it has endless sound adjustments, and it has 5 different lighting schemes. I set mine on orange and red and it blends in with the dash perfectly. My vote is the 9887
     
  10. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    Has anyone mentioned that the TW community is the best!!
     
  11. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    By the title of this thread, I thought you were refering to a red-headed woman. :eek::D
     
  12. Nov 11, 2008 at 2:26 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    I'm using the Alpine iDA-X100. Anything you see in blue can become red. Also (though I haven't gotten it to work yet) you can go on Alpine's site and download a background that turns some of it orange.


    It's on the spendier side. Consider the iDA-X300 if that's an issue, but note that I find that model a bit harder to control due to the display.



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  13. Nov 12, 2008 at 1:03 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    Could you post a pic of your dash to show how this unit looks in the light?
    I'm getting a stereo for my birthday and I like this one. Crutchfield says it won't fit, so does it actually fit fine or did you have to fab something for it to work? Thanks!
     
  14. Nov 12, 2008 at 1:07 AM
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    genxer36

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    I know, what a let down!
     
  15. Nov 12, 2008 at 5:22 AM
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    That explains all the views :p
     
  16. Nov 12, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    fits perfect.

    it flips out, it just doesn't go 100% down, more like 90%, but its not an issue to put cd's in or take them out, nor is it an issue to remove or install the face plate

    not a great pic but you get the idea

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  17. Nov 12, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Crutchfield has the Alpine CDA-9884 with Free Ipod adapter for $179.99 was $199.99.
    Item # 500CDA9884

    I just got their magazine in the mail today.

    Any order over $249 ships free.
     
  18. Nov 12, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    81shark

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    $169.99 online

    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?search=cda+9884&i=500CDA9884

    free shipping on car orders over $129

    the other nice thing about crutchfield is they throw in the dash kit and wire harness for free.

    The price irks me, since its dropped since i got mine 2 months ago. on the bright side, it was the gf that paid for it.
     
  19. Nov 12, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    genxer36

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    That is great! Online is cheaper.
     
  20. Nov 12, 2008 at 11:14 PM
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    FoxySandChick

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    Thanks! Looks good, much cleaner than the stock one. What is that below the stereo?
     
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