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Help with new stereo head unit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by aww1970, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Nov 1, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    aww1970

    aww1970 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been to a couple of car audio shops with little progress, here is what I am looking for in a new stereo;

    • GPS
    • Serius radio
    • Bluetooth
    • iphone-ipod compatable
    • Something that will play DVD's
    • Ability to use existing steering wheel controls for volume and station search, etc..
    Looking for something under $1k in price as well.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    jester156

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    for Sirius you are still going to need the receiver link from TSS-RADIO.com, I am now aware of any HU out there that has the build in receiver.

    have you searched onlinecarstereo.com or crutchfield with your options? I looked a while back for a 2din with nav and did see a few did come with the steering wheel controls, sirius, nav and ipod input. I don't have any specific models but there are a few under 1k which should fit your needs
     
  3. Nov 3, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    hendooman

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  4. Nov 3, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    sooner07

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    Always working on the stereo, painted the front skid plate black to match the truck, debadged , toy tech ultimate lift kit, light racing UCAs, ARB bumper Looking into a supercharger and new exhaust.
    Crutchfield will be your friend for looking for the right HU with the feature you want. Price wise, they can be beat by sonicelectronix or a host of other places. But, total quality of service during and after the sale, including freebies for the install, crutchfield is hard to beat.

    In that price range, you might be able to get a Kenwood reviever (the best GPS, IMO) or a nice Pioneer or Eclipse. The Eclipse deck posted about is a pretty awesome deal. I'd still lean towards a Kenwood deck if good GPS and overall user friendliness is a concern for you.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    rutherk1

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    I just put in the Eclipse 726e, about a grand. You get all that.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    Eclipse AVN726e is awesome. I have one.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    I'm going with an AVIC-X910BT myself. It's a Pioneer unit that includes all those features. It's a fantastic unit and is very usable. The GPS looks great too.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    details, details...he wanted to spend a grand. Add them on and he is still under a grand.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    So instead of buying a 2 year old head unit and adding everything on, why not just buy the AVN726e, with everything built in (brand new and better technology) for the same price?
     
  11. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    Hey I'm also looking for a new HU and have the exact stipulations as the OP.

    Does the AVN726e have an aux-in on the rear? On crutchfield it lists it as an a/v input. Can it be used for just audio for other ipod or external sirius?
     
  12. Nov 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    What are you using the Aux in for?
     
  13. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    I would use the aux in for my external Sirius radio. I want to leave the Sirius separate so I can switch it between vehicles. I may just need to buy the Sirius adapter I guess.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    another good thing to look for is a removable face plate. not sure if those have it but if they do it would be nice. mine doesnt and i wish it did for when my truck if parked in sketchy places where there could be thieves lurking around.
     
  15. Nov 22, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    Ocean's

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    I'm thinking about the AVN or Pioneer AVIC-X91 hard to choose...

    I'm leaning toward the Pioneer AVIC 910 bt because it has the volume knob...
     
  16. Nov 22, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Everyone thinks I'm crazy but I think the exact same thing. It's something that I really think I'd be lost without. Something about a direct connect between input and the effect is really nice and I think I'd need on a feature like volume.

    It's hard to explain but a "touch" volume operation with the screen would drive me insane I think.
     
  17. Nov 22, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    Ocean's

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    I have followed your suond deadening thread. It's really impressive about the deadener and the soudn blocker..MTV I think you said. I will be doing my 2008 TRD offrd DC like yours. I still have to find out all the wires, RCA's, POwer, and REmote i need to and their lengths so when i pull the stufff out i can get it back in in a weekend.

    But yea, the knob Rules!;)
     
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