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To those who are not sure about a new head unit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by toemoss, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    toemoss

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    I have always been a stock stereo kinda guy and thought they sounded fine. But I replaced my stock stereo with an eclipse avn2210p so I can have navigation and ipod connectivity. The sound quality was like night and day I was shocked at how restrictive the stock stereo was as far as quality of sound. If you are on the fence of changing your head unit do it. You can always go back if you don't like it but you will be amazed at the sound quality.

    ETA: got it on ebay for $155 with the nav maps included. :)
     
  2. Jul 21, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    I like the idea of being able to snap your portable GPS into/out of the unit
     
  3. Jul 21, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    What for?, I have never understood why people have portable navis.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    I'm the opposite, I don't understand why people have it built into their dash... if you ever take another vehicle, ATV, bicycle, etc, that in-dash unit is useless.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    In case I want to use it in another vehicle :notsure:
     
  6. Jul 21, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    or you can just use the one you probably already have on your telephone... seems fairly portable :)
     
  7. Jul 22, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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    Glad to hear that you're enjoying your new HU. A new head unit will probably produce the most noticeable difference in upgrading a stock system because there will be more power going to the speakers, regardless if they are factory or aftermarket. But you'll notice a bigger improvement if you add aftermarket speakers, a sub and an amp to that system. Get rid of everything stock!
     
  8. Jul 22, 2010 at 5:41 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Kenwood has an underseat sub that works well. It's not going to blast your neighbors, but it adds a good low note.
    I put in Pioneer's double DIN single cd player. It has bluetooth and a usb/ipod connector on the back. I put a 32GB flash drive on it. The only thing I don't like is that the face is easily scratched. Sound it good!
     
  9. Jul 22, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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    The one on my blackberry sucks, my Garmin is much nicer.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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  11. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    If you want a real improvement replace the crap stock door speakers. The Toyota ones are hideous and they are light as a feather. Even mid quality aftermarkets are a hugr difference.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    yeah i noticed with my new one the stock door speakers are not that great :/
     
  13. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    hmmm... considering you can add garmin to you bb...
    i have telenav on my bb, works great...
    even the free google maps works fine...
    there are many other ones you can add as well.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    ya, that's the downside is worrying about that. especially with the 2nd gen stereo placement being way at the top of the dash screaming for people to look at it.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    You'd crap your pants if you saw my cellphone.

    Let's put it this way... "smart"phones weren't even in the R&D phase yet when I got my cellphone
     
  17. Jul 22, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    hahah...now you need to post a pic...or link :D
     
  18. Jul 22, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Is this your phone?
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  19. Jul 22, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    My bb thru a t-mobile affiliate the gps is hosed and they don't support it so I can't use it. Tried the google maps and it gets me within 500 yard range. I belive its only going off the cell towers to get me close and not the gps itself.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    that's a bummer. need to get one that the gps works on. i have mine with tmo as well with no problems.
     
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