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Wanted to show you my New HU Head Unit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ocean's, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Nov 24, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    Ocean's

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    Well, after 3 solid days of research, and a tight pocket book, I turned the key on a Kenwood DDX512 and a Kenwood KNA-G510 Add-on GPS Navigation! It has all the fun stuff i need and the ability to upgrade components as I can. Oh! the HU is Refurbitched

    It had really great reviews.

    Out the door with the Nav, install kit and faceplate and shippng---> $549

    Now, I need to find a good deal on a Steering wheel control adapter and Bluetooth kit...

    Anyone know where a good place to look? :cool:

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  2. Nov 24, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    IM so jealous. I want an aftermarket headunit so bad since Im having issues with my stock '09 unit but cant justify spending the money on it yet when I still wanna do some suspension upgrades. Nice headunit though!:thumbsup:
     
  3. Nov 24, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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  4. Nov 24, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    Ocean's

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    I'm sorry about your issues... Don't worry, I pray to the Stereo God for you...:D

    My 2008 non JBL sounds like Mud. It can't even manage to bring a smile to my face...lol It is so bad that i just listen to tire noise. so I feel ya brother.

    Some people say to save it so when you sell the car it can go with it??

    I'm going to SLEDGE Hammer that thing into a million piecs like Cash-4-Clunkers!

    I would never make anyone listen to that thing again!
     
  5. Nov 24, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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  6. Nov 24, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    I didn't know if I should tell you cause it sounds soo silly, but one of the reason I went with the DDX512 was so the Buttons can be colored RED or Amber to match interior

    The DNX 5140 & 6140 and all others except the most exspensive Kenwood all had BLUE lit Buttons?? Whats up with that? With all the Blue I felt like i was in a Honda Civic Base model...lol I actually had the SI and all the dash and Nav was red...Red sooo set's the mood...lmao


    and!, so if any of the pieces break, I don't have to send in the entire unit to be fixed...Of course, if the HU breaks then I can sell the individual pieces on Ebay and it's not a total loss...

    And...!

    it had the pre-amp outputs and sub out.

    And, getting the NAVIGATION UNIT SEPERATELY, means there is no disk...It's Like a Flash drive with everything stored on it.. I guess like RAM. So it's super fast like the more expensive models...

    and...!lol Because it had the Dern KNOB ! I had to have the knob..I guess im old school.


    I do want to go component Speakers. The guy at Crutchfield said this was a good deal on speakers Infinity reference?

    COST: $199-80 = $119

    are these any good?

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  7. Nov 24, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    ^They're OK, not top of the line Infinity but OK. I personally would buy them for that price but I am a long time Infinity fan so I'm a little biased, lol.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    see the one i want is also like 600 bucks kinda like this one he has up here but like you said my pocket was tight too... so for now i went ahead and bought a nice little kenwood mp3, aux, usb sterio for like $100 when i have the money in a year or so i will replace it with one of these. you can do something like that too...
     
  9. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    silvertaco82

    silvertaco82 No way, get real

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    i am working on installing the dnx5120 now should finish up tomorrow:D
     
  10. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    i was thinking about ordering either the ddx512 or the dnx5120 as well. Is the add-on kenwood gps also a garmin based unit? I like the idea of being able to play a cd while using the GPS as well. On the 5120 do you have to leave the navi disk in at all times when you use the GPS? How are map upgrades handled on these units?
     
  11. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    the dnx5120 has built in nav memory. no discs.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    i'm over stereo upgrades (getting old?)...but that makes me chub up for sure. awesome!
     
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    Haha, I'm was over stereo upgrades as well. You know, "Keep it Stock"...llol I'm over, being over.. why not?? :D
     
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    Is the faceplate on that unit removable? Or, are they removable on any double dins? I'm just worried about some thief smashing my window when I'm out parked somewhere
     
  15. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    The DDX512 comes with a Security code only. It means that once you put in code if someone takes the unit it will not work...

    Now, How do we tell the Thieves that our Unit has this feature...lol :confused:

    Anyone here like Focal Speakers?
     
  16. Dec 12, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    +1 thats where i got my stuff from too they where the cheapest i found lol
     
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    i have that same unit. pics in my profile of how it is installed. looks good to me, but one of the things i dont like about it is when reading your ipod on it, after you go into an artist there is no "all" option like there is on the ipod itself. you have to view through each album sepreatley
     
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    My DNX6140 was able to change the color of the buttons to match the interior panels, all kinds of colors.
     
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