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Head Unit Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by stinger86, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    stinger86

    stinger86 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if any of the big retailers or really anyone is having a good sale on headunits? We’re a bit picky in that we want built in nav, SiriusXM, and CarPlay (wireless preferred, not required) Pioneer/Kenwood/Sony branded. We have a pioneer in our Amazon shopping cart for $450 but curious if we can expect better sales this weekend?
     
  2. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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    Woofer2609

    Woofer2609 Getting better all the time.

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    Did you check out Crutchfield? Their prices are stupid cheap all year and include mounting hardware. Might even be cheaper now. Check them out fer sure.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:36 AM
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    curious at to the model that your looking at in your cart for $450? I know you said "preferred" wireless carplay but by that being a want you will not find a sony or kenwood that does that. so do you want wireless or not because that opens a lot more options.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    Yeah wireless CarPlay sticks you with pioneer w4400 or w8400 or Alpine ilx-107. Maybe one or two more?

    Built-in Nav and wireless CarPlay sticks you with w8400 only I believe

    You’ll need an XM tuner with nearly everything unless it specifically includes the tuner (NOT just “xm ready”)

    I’d stick with kenwood, pioneer, or alpine
    Sony units tend to be a bit too basic for my liking (very limited controls, very few inputs, etc)

    JVC has had lots of issues in the units I’ve installed over the last year or so. I’m steering clear of them right now (which is odd because they’re paired with kenwood)
     
  5. Nov 20, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    I’d also be curious to know what you’ve got with Built-in Nav for $450
     
  6. Nov 20, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    do you have steering wheel controls or the JBL system?
     
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    Nope, no steering wheel controls on a 1st gen and mine didn’t have an upgraded stereo package.

    So no need for the steering wheel control adapter. Yet at least, eventually want to swap a wheel with controls buts a long ways down the road.
     
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  9. Nov 20, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    cool. less features = fewer parts = lower price
     
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  10. Nov 20, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    You really don't need Nav if you stay within cell service. I bought a Kenwood Excelon 694s for my wifes car, its been installed for 6months and neither of us have used the Navigation on it.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    Happy wife, happy life. As long it had CarPlay for my mapping needs I was happy. She always has the map mode up in her car and wanted the same thing regardless if we had cell coverage or not, thus we needed built in nav.
     
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  14. Nov 25, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    This one doesn't have Nav, but its probably the biggest bang for your buck.

    This is probably the cheapest you'll ever see it, way below what I can get if for from an authorized kenwood distributor.

    Only issue with buying from Amazon is the warranty. Excelon carries a 2yr warranty, but who's going to honor it?
     

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