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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
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Best Head Unit?

Looking to put in a new double din head unit in my '05, narrowed it down to these three, need some input and if you think somethings better let me know (within this price range.) Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-FH-P8000BT-Double-Din-Receiver-Bluetooth/dp/B001411BZ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328355295&sr=1-1
Kenwood - 50W x 4 MOSFET Apple® iPod®-Ready In-Dash CD Deck - DPX308U

Pioneer - 50W x 4 MOSFET Apple® iPod®-/Satellite Radio-/HD Radio-Ready DVD Deck - AVH-P2300DVD
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Definately not the Kenwood my opinon of course.

But I really like the first Pioneer with the dial in the center. Personally, I will never watch a movie in my car so the full screens, unless the price is right, dont intrigue me.

Also, dont forget to factor in the cost of the wiring harness
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ive also looked into this and really like the pioneer. But its about 500 for radio, installation, and the all the adapters needed so i put that on hold. Keep us informed on where you go with this.
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Do you have steering wheel controls?

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Definately not the Kenwood my opinon of course.

But I really like the first Pioneer with the dial in the center. Personally, I will never watch a movie in my car so the full screens, unless the price is right, dont intrigue me.

Also, dont forget to factor in the cost of the wiring harness
I haven't heard anything too bad about Kenwood but is it?

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ive also looked into this and really like the pioneer. But its about 500 for radio, installation, and the all the adapters needed so i put that on hold. Keep us informed on where you go with this.
Which Pioneer? and (mock me all you want) but believe it or not I have a buddy down at BestBuy and even though a lot of people have had bad experiences this guy knows what he's doing and is willing to install it for $60 for the double din's $110 for the touchscreen. Let me know if i'm missing something though for the $500?

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Do you have steering wheel controls?
Nah 2005 Base 4DR.

Would really like more input so keep the comments coming! And yeah i'm not too big on watching DVD's but was thinking about getting the touchscreen for the hell of it. Do you think there is a big difference in sound quality between the touch screen and the double dins, Pioneer vs. Kenmore, and all 3 in general?

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i for one would stick with pioneer also..


n why would it cost more for a touchscreen install?? if you were closer id install it for $40.. its not hard to do with basic knowledge. the hardest part is figuring out which harness you need

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i for one would stick with pioneer also..


n why would it cost more for a touchscreen install?? if you were closer id install it for $40.. its not hard to do with basic knowledge. the hardest part is figuring out which harness you need

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the pioneer 8000bt was the one i was talking about. but umm you dont happen to live in miami where i could get hooked up also huh?
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i have a pioneer avic z2 and the install was easy, did it all myself

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Nah, don't live near Miami sorry. And yeah i'm just not that good/have the time to do it, I put in my speakers and after that I figured i'd just go to a pro because I wasn't sure what I was doing and I wanted a more cleaner, professional install. But i'm really looking into the kenwood since I can get it for around $150 and the illumination looks sick, has anyone heard anything?
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