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want new HU - what do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bizjettech, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    bizjettech

    bizjettech [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all you audio junkies - I want to install a new HU but have no clue what to get. I want to use the stock speakers for now. I have a 2011 with NON JBL but I do have sat radio and 6 disk changer.

    Here is what I want in a HU

    * XM Sat radio

    * Built in Navigation

    * Built in Bluetooth to talk on the cell phone

    * Internet ?

    * direct hook up for my Iphone or Ipod

    * EASY to operate - dont need to launch the space shuttle from it.

    I do NOT want to watch videos and I really dont care much about sound quality as long as it is as good as my stock unit.

    No - I dont want a super high end unit - but something decent - yes, trying to keep cost down but realize it will not be cheap.

    Planning to install myself - yes, I'm highly skilled with this type of install.
    Just dont want to do a bunch of hacking to get it done.

    What say you.....

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    bizjettech

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    Bump for some replies?
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    hankook tires pioneer avh-p4300 headunit
    pioneer avic-x920bt it has everything you want except internet and you have to buy xm adapter. pioneer head units are real easy to operate.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    What is your budget?
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    bizjettech

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    $800 - $1000
     
  6. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    Kenwood DNX 6160 has everything you request minus the internet.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Razorecko

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    Check out my review on it in the audio forum, its got all the best features. Lifetime traffic ! Detachable face unit ! Sd slot, front usb slot, color changing face,etc etc
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    lembowski

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    I have the DNX6140 and love it, the 6160 looks to be the updated version. And yes it has everything but the internet. Also after looking at all the brands my main spec was the GPS and with the Garmin software the Kenwood models were hands down the best option for me.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    I have a Kenwood 5140 with everything cept Internet will let u have fr $600.00 obo.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Kenwood is one of the best with GPS.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    The Garmin nav in the Kenwood that I have is what sealed the deal. We made the mistake of taking the gf's car with her windshield mounted Tom-Tom... what a piece of garbage! That thing doesn't know its ass from its elbow. The Garmin has never steered me wrong.
    The other nice thing about the Kenwood is that there aren't really any modules that you have the buy... Blutooth, already in. Nav, in. etc.
     
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