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Looking for HU advice.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Mack83, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    Mack83

    Mack83 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks.

    I'm getting a doubleDIN HU, as my first upgrade to my new taco. I've never installed anything on any vehicle before, but I've looked through all the guides here and I'm pretty sure I can manage. I'm a smart boy.

    I figure the HU is a good place to start my upgrades, since for one it's the thing I'm the most dissatisfied with. (One cd and the radio just ain't cutting it) Also it seems the easiest thing to upgrade.

    Anyway, I've been doing some research and the most highly rated doubleDIN HU's (around my $500 price range) seem to be:

    Kenwood Exelon DNX6960

    or

    JVC KW-NT3HDT

    Anyone have any experience with either of these? I'm kind of leaning towards the Kenwood because I want to run the ipod cable through my floorboards into the center console, but the JVC has the iPod connection in the front.

    Are there other HU's out there that I'm not considering?

    Thanks for any and all help.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2011 at 3:48 AM
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    btuner

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  3. Feb 8, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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  4. Feb 8, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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  5. Feb 8, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Mack83

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    Man, I can't find a Black doubleDIN kit anywhere. There's one on Amazon but it isn't black in the picture and there are no reviews which makes me leery. It's just silver ones everywhere.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    I did a bit of research and ended up going with the DNX6960. I haven't installed it yet. Ordered it new off ebay for 685 shipped with a 2 year warranty.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    badlifeguard

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    Metra has them...thats the only one i could find, black. there was another one but i was doing the same search a few weeks ago and i stumbled across many black ones, but couldnt find the regular kind..now its all i find
     
  8. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    just put in pioneer 3200dvd, a little cheaper than what ur lookin for.....but awesome. Metra sells the black double-din kit. Do yourself a favor and get the harness package.

    Connect, insulate, plug 'n play..
     
  9. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    Mack83

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    Thanks for the tips guys. I ended up deciding on an Alpine INA-W900BT from Amazon for 800 bucks. Got a harness and black Metra kit on the way as well. Took some work to find the dash kit, but I found one after a bit of digging.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    I guess I just don't see the point of spending all that money on in car navigation anymore when I have google maps/navigation on my phone for free that's always up to date.
     
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