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Guys....

Our prayers have been answered. A headunit that is quality and doesn't look like it belongs in a F&F movie.
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>>14200728
Cost?
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Boy, I think they know their market judging by that shifter.

Wait, never mind, everyone go home. The damn thing costs 1500 dollars.

Fucking Sony.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_105657_Sony-RSX-GS9.html
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>>14200728
Gawd that looks AV hipster as fuck.
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>>14200728
Man, this thing looks awesome.

>$1500
Fuck that.
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>>14200743
Welp, I'm just gonna kill myself now.
Or does /o/ wanna go full reddit and start our own company to make minimalist headunits?
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>>14200743
Fuck that. I'd rather buy 4 Twingos.
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sure sucks being poor but it's nice to see they're moving into the 21st century
i bet the sq is amazing too.
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>buy 50 dollar amp and an ipod cord
>congrats you now have a hyperminimalist head unit
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>>14200768
Doesn't Starbucks have web chat forum thingy. Try over there.
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>>14200768
do you think starting a company and designing and making a head unit from scratch will cost me less than $1500?
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>>14200743
Why couldn't it be flush mounted?
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>>14200768
Eh, I've never bothered tinkering with the head unit on my shitbox, but wouldn't it be possible to recover the front of it with a new plate and knobs, since that's all that's showing? Making that wouldn't be hard with a 3D printer, or better, a CNC machine. It'd be hard to get a precise level of good detail, but that wouldn't be too hard if you were trying to go minimalist.
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>>14200802
It wouldn't draw as much attention as being "minimalist". What's the point of being minimalists if no one notices?
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>tfw you have a cheap $40 car stereo with bluetooth/usb/sd support
I could upgrade that to a touchsystem with bit more feature set for about $50 more if I wanted, but I don't give a shit about touch system. The functionality and the sound quality is all I care about and my cheapo stereo does the work.
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>>14200789
>>14200778
>>14200811
Reddit made a very nice box mod, granted it is 3 months overdue, I just got notice it was in the mail.
We follow the same model. Get some pre-orders to cover the tooling and materials and go from there, after we have a few working prototypes to field test.

Injection molded body, an audrino, DAC/Amp a nice power supply.
Wont be more than $300 to the customer, and whoever joins in can get a noice slice of the pie.
We just rent a place and work there for a few months prototyping and designing tooling. A CNC or 3D Printer would be the single most expensive non-consumable.
>WAT - Wat Audio Technologies
>Now with 50% more hot glue
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>>14200768
this seems like an excellent opportunity for a kickstarter
like a $200 no frills very minimalist design single din that does aux/bluetooth/phonecall integration and nothing else
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>>14200871
I wanna knob that clicks
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>>14200891
click when you push it or click when you turn it? or both?
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>>14200891
He wants a knob that clicks when it busts in his mouth
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>>14200903
Both
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>>14200871
I don't think you appreciate how complicated making something nonshit is.
just designing the machines to make the thing will take thousands of man hours

>>14200912
have you thought about doing stand up?
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Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, why not get in contact with a Chinese manufacturer and give them your faceplate design and specs you want.
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>>14200891
I would try to push the focus on high quality, large buttons that provide positive feedback, and a single large dial.
>Volume + click in as action button
>Input/Power button
>Context sensitive Phone combo button (Pause play, accept reject call skip song)
>USB out for charging (USB audio for Apple devices?)
>AUX In
>Simple 2x8 char display for Clock, Menu, and Information

It won't be a single board solution, and the most challenging items would be the Board for the face plate controls, rear I/O panel, and the wiring harness to connect the Computer with the AMP buttons and I/O.
Not even beginning on the programming side of things. I can't code for shit.
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>>14200945
this is the simplest and most appropriate solution
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>$1500

It's like I'm buying a second shitbox.
WHY
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>>14200945
Because no one here has enough money to order a batch of 1000+ head units.
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>>14200728
This got me excited, and then immediately disappointed by the price. What a roller coaster.
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not getting rid of a head unit completely and running a bluetooth amp

cmon guys
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>>14200728
>1500 dollars

Jesus fuck Sony, did you chisel out of rare earth metals? In all honesty, I did a Kenwood single DIN from Best Buy, and after I color matched the LED's to my cars natural button colors, it didn't even look that bad
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>Audophiles ruining cars now
Fuck that i'd rather have my bling pioneer with the leds turned down/off
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>>14200961
Oh great it also doesnt' fit in my car
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>>14200869
How much of the body is molded? Just the front? I'm in design and fabrication and I use 3D printing and CNC'ing on a pretty regular basis, never had any experience with injection molding though.
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>>14200971
>bluetooth
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>>14200955
what about a (don't know the word) that works by recycling a specific hu from the 80s with modern internals?
as long as you can supply the old head unit to be modified it can be done on an exchange basis.
obviously it would need to exist in reasonable numbers and look decent.
making buttons and knobs isn't cheap, hence the shift to touchscreens in car interiors
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>mfw someone opens it up and the components dont even come to $150
wew modern sony eh guys? QUALITYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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>>14200966
I can do it. Design me a face.
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>>14200976
Can you remove all those annoying labels for iPod, Pandora, I Heart Radio, and such? Makes it stick out honestly.
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>>14200998
K, gimme a bit.
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>>14200981
>now
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>>1420091
my sister did that and it works great.

>>14200999
wet+dry and jewellery polishing compound

>>14200997
yeah lets see you make one for 150 smartarse

>>14200998
what's wrong with the one in the OP
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>>14201021
Yeah that'll go great with the Jensen Bluetooth amps and Dual speakers most people here would suggest.
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>>14201031
>what's wrong with the one in the OP
I'd like to avoid a lawsuit if possible
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There was a really minimal head unit that used to get posted here occasionally. Thing was like $50, no stupid flashing LEDs, looked pretty decent. I cannot, for the life of me, remember what the fuck website it was on, though. I actually put one in my ex's car, but I'll be damned if I get in touch with her to figure out what head unit it was.

I know the website was a .au domain, and it had a .com mirror, but I can't remember anything else about it.
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>>14200988
I think we could get away with a plastic body, but stamped metal would be the best (most expensive) And the face plate would be molded of course, and we could publish the specs so 3rd parties could go fucking nuts.
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>>14201031
>yeah lets see you make one for 150 smartarse
Easy i just buy a Pioneer and wiring hardness adaptor and boom done.

Wait ive already done that
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>>14200999
Never tried, but I would think so, it looks like just cheap painted labels
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>>14201068
okay so you can't. no need to be embarrassed just say so.
>wiring hardness
>thinking parts cost means shit
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>>14201052
http://www.jaycar.com.au/Sight-%26-Sound-Car/In-Car-Entertainment/CD-DVD-Players/In-Dash-MP3-Player-with-Radio/p/QM3781
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>>14201112
YOU MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT. I KNEW IT HAD A J IN IT. THANK YOU.
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>>14200955
if it could be designed to have removable faceplates + buttons + knob, and those could be swapped out for different kinds of materials like brushed aluminum, glossy black, matte grey (old plastic), matte black, it could work extremely well and blend with many different interiors
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>>14200743
FIFTEEN FUCKING HUNDRED DOLLARS ARE YOU SERIOUS
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>>14201112
>• 2 channels x 2V line-out
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I've been looking for OEM style for a while now.
Just want tuner, USB and BT.

This is as close as I've come without picking something from another car:
https://www.soundlabsgroup.com.au/p/VDO-TR712UBBU-Car-Radio/VDO+TR712UB+Bluetooth+Car+Radio
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>>14201112
>>14201121
Fuck I do like the look of that, but...

>No Bluetooth
>No HD Radio
>Can't wire into factory steering wheel controls
>2 channel out

Something that looked like that, but with a 200 dollar price tag and features to match would be amazing
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>>14201131
>cheap as fuck
>doesn't look like ass
>you're in a fucking car not a concert hall
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How good are Nakamichi head units?
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>>14201122
what would we call the product?
i suggest AudioTism
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>>14201135
>literally the only positive is the design
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>>14201146
And price. It's perfect for a shitbox
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>>14201135
In that case just use a phone and computer speakers sitting on your dash
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>>14201154
>doesn't look like ass

Your suggestion is literally MCM tier
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>>14201151
For $100 you can do a lot better, it'll just look like it's from F&F.
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>>14201151
I plan on putting one in the '89 Bronco I just acquired. Factory head unit only has a tape deck and AM/FM, so I need to put something in there. This is perfect.
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>>14201165
>it'll just look like it's from F&F.
and that's what we're trying to avoid
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>>14201134

> Can't wire into factory steering wheel controls

I know jack shit about car audio, is this a thing and is it expensive? I fucking hate the speakers/stereo in my 500 and one of the things holding me back from changing it is losing the steering wheel controls.
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>>14200743
$1500, ffs!? I need something that isn't a fucking spaceship for my dash.
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>>14201165
Yes, and that's a choice that needs to be made. Some people would trade dat dere $100 uber sound quality for not having an epileptic fit from the cyberpunk dildo attached to their dashboard.
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>>14201175
The internal specs of the linked head unit are still shit. Why comprise sound quality for image?
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>>14201194
Because you're in a fucking car, probably a cheap one, and sound quality is already going to be shit
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>>14200743
Who gives a fuck about DSD or Super Audio? I thought that died out.

I still kinda want it. It's soo cool.
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>>14201194
Why compromise anything for any other thing? It's all about the individual's priorities. That head unit will work for some people, with some priorities. Other head units will work better for other people with other priorities.
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>>14201197
this
>mfw my 15 year old VX has better speakers than my hifi at home
ahh 90's GM
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>>14201175
pic related some inspiration

>>14201177
yeah they're usually proprietary systems that are incompatible with anything else.

>>14201181
Yeah i don't get it personally. I'd spend 1500 for the sound quality but I don't sit there taking photos of my centre console and staring at it till i get triggered into a spergout.
As long as the interior is comfy and clean I'm happy.
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>>14201177
>I know jack shit about car audio, is this a thing and is it expensive?

It's totally a thing, PAC makes a control module that wires to the radio that lets you retain all your factory steering wheel controls.

I've done it on both my Mercedes that I switched radios in, and it worked flawlessly
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>>14201197
Is that a reason to throw away $100 on a shitty head unit because of its design?
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>>14201226
see
>>14201206
>>14201181

People want different things you manchild
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>>14201206
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>>14201158
Says the one caring about aesthetics on a car nobody will notice, even if you don't have flashy lights on your radio playing some retarded synthesized music.
>literally
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>>14201238
Literally as in MCM actually drilled computer speakers onto the dash of a car

Stop sperging out over how people want to spend their money
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>>14201231
I just find it ridiculous people are so obsessed with the visual design they're literally buy a head unit with some of the worst internal specs you can find nowadays. It's like the logical extreme of form over function, and screaming MUH DESIGN doesn't change the fact it's a shit head unit with an OEM-ish design.
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>>14201248
dude it's gonna go in 90s shitboxes with terrible sound isolation
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>>14201244
Excuse me for not watching some shitty YouTube faggots
>want to spend their money
Keyword there is want. You actually have to have it to spend it.
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>>14201248
And I find it ridiculous that people are so obsessed with having the absolute best audio quality to the extent that they'll literally buy something that looks like it was shat out by the Kool-Aid man and then have that shit flashing in their car like a personal rave every time they turn the key.

But we are different people, and I respect the fact that you want that. I want a head unit that specifically does not do that thing, and this is what I have found, and I decided to share that for the people that have similar priorities to me.
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>>14201251
>not having a 90's shitbox with good insulation
KAEK
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>>14201256
he's right it's hellaflush with dashboards, and you're a disgusting stancefag on a par with GS400 and swagrabbit.

most people spend more time listening to their car stereo than looking at it and taking photos of it to post on instagram or whatever the fuck you scene kids do
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You faggots will argue about anything
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>just bought a head unit for my truck
>taking out the chinkshit SD/MP3DVD/Aux
>putting in a high end "Infinity" OEM
>5-band physical EQ, Balance/Fader joystick
>$4 at Goodwill
Anybody know the best brand of tape adapters?
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>>14201282
Call me a stance-fag all you want. That lends a load of credibility to your argument. I just want something that doesn't flash bright as shit on my dashboard constantly. It's a distraction, and it's annoying. My truck is a piece of shit. I intend to put a cheap head unit in there that doesn't flash brightly. This is what I've found. Keep being upset that somebody likes different things than you. You're welcome to contribute something that has better specs that fits the criteria of "Doesn't flash brightly colored LEDS constantly" for a similar price point.
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>>14201256
We're on the same wavelength with design, I'm just in the market for a nice head unit for my E36 M3 that isn't Kool Aid man's shitty rave dildo but also has good internal specs. It's an impossible task. In a way I envy your compromise.
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>>14201219

Nice. I'll have to look into it. Ever since I got my 500 I've missed my old set up in my Hyundai. I especially hate the volume controls in it.
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>>14201303
Hey, if I could find something that had better internal specs and also didn't look ludicrous, I'd be all about that. But not for $1500. I don't drive an M3 though, so I'm a little bit more willing to cheap out on what I put in there, audio-wise.
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>>14201306
It's really nice, you just have to make sure the replacement radio supports steering wheel control integration. It's not that bad now, because even Best Buy lists it a sortable feature when you go to look at radio's on their website.
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>>14201289
>Anybody know the best brand of tape adapters?
>Tape adapters
>best
>brand
>tape
WHY?
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>>14201288
>he doesn't ever argue for the fun of it
>>14201301
>Implying I need a credible argument when calling you a stancefag triggers you into writing essays.

>>14201303
get the rave dildo and use tail lamp tint my man
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>>14201319

I've had pretty good luck with Best Buy so far. They've done the radio/speakers in several of my cars.
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>>14201314
The best I can come up with is this Alpine one. $199, good internals and a decent, if flashy, design. It'll look significantly better without all the unless text around the display I'd think.
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>>14201322
>Implying a few sentences is an essay
>Being a luddite that's unwilling to read 9 sentences.
>Being this argumentative
Where did the bad man touch you?
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>>14201248
If you don't care about about the sound or features at all and only want something that "looks" oem then why not just keep the stock deck?
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>>14201333
Logic and rationality is something that's not allowed here.
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>>14201333
Compromise. Stock deck only has a tape deck, no audio in, and is honestly breaking down. This has audio input, so I can choose what I want to listen to, is cheap, and doesn't look like shit. That's a compromise I'm willing to make. I don't expect that's what everybody wants, unlike some other people here who "MUH WAY IS BEST WAY."

>>14201330
That's actually not too bad at all. Thanks, m8.
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>>14201333
The one suggested does have features though
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>>14201330
fucking hate Alpine. Had two 1K+ Alpine head units die (pic very related). Neither of them even lasted a year. Thankfully Best Buy stepped up and gave me a dollar for dollar refund on both. Went to Kenwood and have never looked back
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>>14201332
How many ohms bro?

>>14201332
mfw you just broke the matrix
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>>14201351
The one I'm replacing in my E36 M3 is an Alpine from 2005 and it's worked like a champ, I just want a USB port and Bluetooth. That does suck that happened to you though.
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>>14201321
Because it's a tape head unit. Chinkshit with all them features has shit sound. Decently priced name brand head units all look ugly as fuck and this one is OEM for my car, plus it has physical EQ and fader/balance which are features I want.
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>>14201389
The one time I bought something off a friends recommendation, and it turned into a total pile of garbage. Those fuckers ran Windows XP embedded, and after dealing with two of those things, came to find out they had shit loads of problems

The Kenwood I replaced it has been fantastic, and the the navigation is powered by garmin, and you get lifetime maps and traffic through Garmin when you buy the head unit
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>>14201406
I'm jelly, my car only supports single DIN.
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>>14201427
To me double DIN is only worth it if you do a system that has navigation, and your car has steering wheel controls that let you bypass having to use the touch screen for audio

It's a super pain in the ass having to use a touchscreen for doing normal shit like the radio or bluetooth
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>>14201486
this.

i can't imagine touchscreen being nice to use in that sense. if i need them, i only look at the directions once on my phone and that's that.
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>>14200998
KNOB:
Turn all the way counterclockwise to turn off
turn clockwise to turn on/adjust volume
push to select mode AM/FM/Aux/USB
Made of anodized aluminum

BUTTONS:
push left or right to skip song/ adjust channel.
Hold left or right half second to skip play list/scan channels
center button pauses or plays or selects channel is scanning

FACE PLATE:
gabon ebony or black anodized aluminum or black stained bamboo NOT FUCKING PLASTIC

DISPLAY:
backlit E-ink
channel/song name/whatever else displayed in Helvetica Neue light standard

If you have the means to order a batch I'm sure you could find buyers. Give me a cut or I'll sue you.
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>>14201534
>black anodized aluminum
you mean pvd coated but you ain't know it
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>>14201534
I'd buy it, assuming the internals are good. Will it have at least 6 preamp outputs at at least 4 volts each and have a good DSP and DA?
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>>14201560
do you want this thing to cost $100 or not you fucking brat
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>>14201534
A challenger approaches

I'd go with black aluminum for the faceplate, even if your car is luxurious enough to have wood trim, It probably wouldn't match, in which case I imagine it'd just look out of place, good design though.
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>>14201597
What's the point otherwise?
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Another mock-up with different face plate

>>14201560
Ask this guy >>14200998
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>>14201619
oh you
>>14201622
oh you
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>>14201622
>>14201534

why must we only have front usb?

howabout rear usb's so we can run cords from behind the unit to wherever we want out of sight. i cant stand having cables dangling off the front of my head unit
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>>14201486
>>14201511

That's my biggest grip with touch screen, it's not something you can reach your hand over and adjust everything without taking your eyes off the road. It's great for shit like phones and maybe even computers but in your car it makes every minor task like changing a station or adjusting the sound a danger.
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>>14201642
I have a small flash drive plugged into mine with my tunes.
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>>14201642
yeah it's totally fair to assume there's absolutely fuck all at the back seeing as there's no pictures of it
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>>14201650
Yup, if you don't have steering wheel controls to supplement it, I wouldn't do it for exactly those reasons

For me, I can still change the source/volume/track/sation/playlist all from the steering wheel controls, so I never have to use the touch screen for anything beyond the navigation or the equalizer.
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>>14201616
Oh shit, now with color.
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Why do people buy expensive flashy head units anyway, all they do is attract niggers
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>>14201662
i have this too, but i also want to charge my phone, and maybe my girlfriend's phone too and she wants to play music off her phone. i don't want cables coming out of my cigarette lighter which clutters up the dash.

my current head unit has dual rear usb's so i have extension cables coming out of that, going under the carpet and coming out in the center console where they are easily hidden while not in use, and things stay tidy.

part of why i do things this way is to keep flash looking shit out of sight. it's a well known thing that cars with messy/cluttered interiors are far more likely to get broken into. when i lock up my car, i leave NOTHING in sight. no cables, no rubbish, no random bits of paper or anything. anyone that happens to look in the window sees NOTHING to suggest there might be something in there of any value.
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>>14201776

One of the nice things on my 500, which I think they've changed in newer models, they put an AUX and USB in the glove box so if you have your MP3 player or something in there it's out of the way and you can control your iPod or whatever through the steering wheel controls.
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>>14201534
I love it. Like gears said, I would want USB ports in the rear as well, as I don't like cords mucking up my center console. Let me run some numbers and send some emails. I'll send you one for free if it pans out and give you $1 per unit.
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>>14201707
functionality & sound quality.
my 20 year old van doesn't have built in usb ports. but with a decent head unit, it does.

i actually have a single-din pioneer deh-80prs, it's actually a damn good unit. it was about $500usd when i bought it in 2012 and doesn't actually look tooo FnF compared to most. would recommend.
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Fuck, I like that. Im gonna wait for the user reviews to come out on diyma.com then I might grab one to replace my pioneer prs80
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>>14201850
how do i keep myself updated on this?
i visit /o/ pretty sporadically (i'm sure as hell not here every day, or even every week)
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>>14201888
Check in whenever you can. I'll give /o/ a super secret password to save dat skrilla.
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>>14201534
>>14201622

Sexy as fuck, I might make this my next microcontroller project.

I've been using nothing but a equalizer and external bluetooth dongle (RCA output) in my car.

Also, you guys know that it is usually possible to add an input/bluetooth to stock stereo systems, right? I've done it a few times for friends cars.
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>>14200777
>$50 amp
>not buying a few op-amps, resistors, caps and building your own for less than $10
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Bump. I want more input on

>>14201534
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>>14202362
go ahead, i'm still in the thread
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>arguing over forced induction: shitfest
>arguing over transmissions: shitfest
>fwd vs rwd

>headunits
>collaboration


what happened
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>>14202414
Probably because all of /o/ has the same opinions/gripes regarding head units
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>>14202471

They all look like cheap 90s dollar theater trash.
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>not just using the stock unit in your car
It's already minimal and blends in with everything in your dash, why do you want a third party one for that?
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>>14202487
Because used cars already come with niggerified head units
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>>14202487

This guy cant hear a difference between component and coaxial speakers, lel.
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>brushed metal
Why can't they make something OEM looking that isn't complete shit
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>>14202495
Only a few people actually mentioned audio quality, judging from the posts it seems most people just wanted a minimal stereo without a bunch of lights and cheap glossy plastic.
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>>14202504
desu thats all that matters to me.

Most modern mid-high end units have adjustable colors and backlight dimmers/disable
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I don't think that the faceplate on the radio I put in my car looks too bad. It sounds decent and stays crisp at a high volume, plus the bluetooth is pretty nice. Turn the key and it connects to my phone and autoplays from my spotify playlist.
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>not keeping the stock tape player and keeping a stack of cassettes on your passenger seat

i really fucking hate millennials and their meme peripherals
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>>14202521
heh my exact headunit

the new one is terrible though
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>>14202504

Valid point.

Im about sound quality first and looks second. I can always fabricate something to cover an ugly deck. Also why make it look great if your not going to make it perform great as well. Thats like badge swapping and putting on ground effects, while only being satasfied with basic intake and exhaust mods. /o/ wait...
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>>14202487
because not every oem head unit comes with aux and/or usb
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if you assholes would've bought nakamichi head units when they were still making head units, then we'd have head units that don't look gay
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>>14202051
>>14202051
>>14202051
>>14202051
I'd love to learn how,

Do you have a guide?
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>>14202502
O shit nigga what are you doing. This nav is so tiny it can't be useful for anyone.
>>14202521
I'm sorry, but this is about as disgusting as the aftermarket one my car came with... which is to say, rather bad.
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>>14200728
Uh, there have been head units that look discrete this whole time you moron, they're just expensive as fuck.
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>>14202562
implying you can't still get nakamichi car audio stuff
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>>14200728
> SONY
No, thankyou.
> buttons for ants
> cinematic display for ants
> microUSB for exactly no purpose
> that big piece of nothing
> for the price of a well running Toyota
No, fuck, just no. VDO's CD9303UB–CV and TR712UB-BU exist (they already cost much).
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>>14200981
Pioneer did have one quite nice looking unit.
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>>14201112
i brought one not to long ago, fits in nice with a gc8 interior, wish it had blootooth sometimes
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>>14202948
You gonna post it, or nah?
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Why not just take one of the Mcintosh units like >>14201021 and mod it so it fits in your dashboard?
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top portion is flush anti-glare clear plastic with two line OLED display behind the rest is soft touch plastic
top line is for information
bottom line is for the five soft buttons blow (like older BMW headunits)
the whole unit is canted outwards so the USB AUX plugs in underneath
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I've found some knockoff that doesn't look too bad and costs 10 dollars.
I'm sure you could find many similar ones.
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>all these outdated units
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>>14202969

thats pretty nice
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>>14200728
>>14200743

Just a shame so few cars have a single DIN head unit as standard now.

The USB port should be hidden and recessed so you don't have a thumb drive sticking out of your dash.

It should sit flush with the dash.

But apart from that why all the whinging about the $1500 price tag? It's not that much given everyone on /o/ claims to drive $40k vehicles.
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>>14202969
Fuck, that usb port underneath is neat as fuck.. is there any head unit that does that?
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>>14202502
WHERE can I buy this!? I'd love to have this in my 993!
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>>14203073
Ring your dealer, or try eBay PorscheApart.
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>>14201154
>mfw my first car (2000 Focus) had just a shit AM/FM radio in it so I literally did just that except these speakers also came with a sub so I just tossed it in the back

Worked pretty well tbqh but it would always blow the fuse in the cheap inverter I had (poor af) since I needed to max out the volume to hear anything going faster than 40mph
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>>14200971
What are you? Gay?
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Can you guys tell me if these are good or not?
http://www.kienzle.de/continental.html
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>>14202564
>O shit nigga what are you doing. This nav is so tiny it can't be useful for anyone.
It was made by Porsche for classic 911s, they only have a single DIN
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>>14202502
>>14203204
And it's still cheaper than the Sony unit OP posted

$1300 vs $1500
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>>14202969
that looks nice
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>>14202015
>Also, you guys know that it is usually possible to add an input/bluetooth to stock stereo systems, right? I've done it a few times for friends cars.

Point me in the right direction senpai
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>>14202969
It needs a place to plug in an SD card
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>>14203295
Some units like the CDR 220 let you plug in a custom cable with a 3.5mm end to the CD changer port in the back to give you an AUX input

Costs like $10
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>>14203295
>>14203311
>usually possible
>can only post one example
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>>14203322
Stop being a retard
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>>14203331
>FM modulator
>Aux
Are you even trying?
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>>14203210
it's amazing how stupid and unresourceful some people are
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>>14203341
The end results is a AUX input for your stock stereo, what's the problem?
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>>14203322
look for bluetooth adapter on amazon you mong
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>>14203351
Using your car's FM receiver is a step down from a tape adapter in terms of quality. I know people here aren't concerned about quality but they're also not deaf.

That set up only makes sense in a car which you can't swap the head unit or wish not to due to it being collectible/a show car/whatever.

In someone's 90s shitbox they'd have better luck saving a little more pennies and buying a cheap aftermarket one.
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I always thought the faceplates on most aftermarket stereos looked like crap, and most of them do.

However, it's something you sacrifice for audio quality.

On that note, I prefer kenwoods. I know there is some audiophiles that are having a seizure right now because I mentioned kenwood. However, I installed radio shit at best buy for about a year. Only saw 1 kenwood head unit take a crap and that was because the jeep owner had the jeep submerged in the water up to the snorkel. I have seen Aplines and Pioneers come back to the store in droves and they broke for no apparent reason.
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>>14203375
It's not an FM transmitter you dumbass, it's an inline modulator
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>>14200743
>>14200728
>Doesn't mount flush
>no screen for information
>insane price, could get full Nav unit+High end stereo for this
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>>14203390
can you stop being poor?
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>>14203388
Never said it was an FM transmitter, dumbass, but if you understood how wireless works you'd know it still uses the FM receiver. With the exception of HD radio, the sound processing is subpar compared to a proper aux input, USB or even Bluetooth.
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>>14203405
here is your reply
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>>14203427
not as good as mine sorry but i'll take it as a no
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>>14201112
This is shit.

This is good:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kienzle-MCR-1114-Autoradio-Radio-SD-MP3-USB-FM-RDS-Tuner-ohne-CD/390322846241
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>>14203418
It also cost like $30 and doesn't make your interior look like a beaner's civic
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>>14203458
What's with these nice looking European radios and not having detailed internal info published?

This VDO looks nice but even its advertising lacks certain attributes.

http://www.vdo.de/media/183934/tr712ub_bu_de.pdf

I'd buy one right now if I knew its preamp voltage, even though it's only 4 channel and doesn't have a good equalizer. Those details can be fix with a good sub amp slaving off the rear channel and an external equalizer/mixer..
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>>14203465
>this is literally the ENTIRE list of benefits
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>>14203490
And here's the entire list for a new headunit
>may sound better
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>>14203495
>Will sound better
>USB, Bluetooth, SD card support

Cons
>muh designs
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>>14202967
because mcintoshes cost a fucking fortune and """"modding"""" is as smart as wiping your arse on dollar bills
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>>14203502
inline modulators with those features exist as well
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>>14203522
>inline modulators
That's a little better than the aux-only mentioned before but it's still gonna be shit.
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>>14203549
Inline modulators were also mentioned before
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>>14203552
The aux-only was an inline modulator, I'm aware of this.
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What's wrong with Blaupunkt Melbourne?
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>>14203619
gloss
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>>14203619
It's great, but it lacks an equalizer.
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>>14203405
Money has nothing to do with it, If it's worth the money, you pay it. This isn't, it looks like shit, it fits like shit, and there's better options for a better cost.

Rich people don't go out and buy a $100,000 casio watch because it's expensive, they go and buy a fucking Rolex or Another watch that's worth the price for less.

>poor people in charge of knowing how money works
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>>14203629
you're entitlted to your opinion but don't you think you're being a bit petty?

>>14203649
nice opinions m8
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>>14203673
It attracts fingerprints and dust and gets dirty way too fast
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>>14203673
>nice opinions m8
he's right though
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>>14203691
fair enough
>>14203697
nice opinion m8
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>>14203303
This. A full-size SDXC slot would be ideal.
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>>14203887
>either buy a usb memory thing
>or fuck everything redesign it so i can use a different version of the same shit
why do you need so many storage options anyway?
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>>14203910
With a sd slot you can just keep it in all the time without something hanging down from it.
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>>14203975
micro usbs are fucking tiny and you're just an autist fretting about nothing
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>>14203985
SD is smaller and looks cleaner
Not even pricey either
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>>14203985
SD cards are more common than micro USB sticks
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>>14203985
Why not both?
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>>14204099
you must be looking in the sd section and not the micro usb section like you should
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>>14204118
Because he doesn't want to pay a dollar more.
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>>14204125
You must be autistic to sperg out over SD cards this hard

>>14204118
This is what I was suggesting, it's cheap as fuck and most systems already do it
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>>14200743
That still looks horrible, and if were to ever see an A4 with this thing mounted I would probably puke
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>>14204142
no one's sperging you tosser
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>>14204156
He says while sperging out
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>>14204168
>if i just keep saying something happened it becomes true
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The largest SDXC is 512gb

what's the largest mini USB?
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>>14202969
One more thing. Could you make it so we can change the LED colors? Even making it not a total pain to physically replace them would be fine.
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What about Carputers? Windows 10 is great for touch interfaces and i would love being able to hook up an SSD for all that music and the possibility of recording things around the car at all times
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>>14200912
Don't you?
What are you, a faggot?
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>>14204240
>no buttons
>more expensive
>most people who want navigation and streaming and that kind of stuff already have a smartphone
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>>14204269
>data logging
>all around dash cams
>whatever you can think of
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>>14204216
an LCD with an RGB backlight would probably be better
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Fug I wish Delphi sold their heavy duty truck radios for a decent price.
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>>14204316
do people even use Sirius?
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>>14204329
Nah. I just like the look and feel. No disco lights, buttons don't feel chintzy like they're gonna pop off, volume knob actually gives you tactile feedback.
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>>14204329
It was good in its inception but its just as bad as normal radio now.
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If only it had a usb connection...
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>>14204382

Ford!
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i got one of these sony xplod
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>>14203311
Blaupunkt head units with DMS can use that cable as an aux input - I've got a Blaupunkt Casablanca in my 944S2 which looks perfect and only cost £10 off Ebay
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>>14204295
Could just use RGB LEDs for the e-ink backlight too.

Stupid idea, stick a text file in the USB slot then enter a button combination to write the configuration to the unit.
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>>14204416
I'm a twat - I meant Como, the Casablanca doesn't have DMS
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>>14200777
That I can't use to listen to the radio. Good job.
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>>14204707
By Radio you mean DJ? That's the only thing Radio's have over plugging in your device now, between long fucking advertisements, inconsistent signals, and bullshit sponsored content.
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>>14204903
>t.thirdworlder
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For me personally the looks of the unit does not matter all that much. I care about the features, wanting USB, AUX, DAB+ and maybe Bluetooth, and there is one more feature I want that I've not yet been able to find; a proper dimming-function, or maybe even a feature that would turn the screen off after ten seconds of inactivity or similar. Being able to change colors to match the rest of the interior lighting is nice and all, but they can still be too bright for my taste when driving at night

I have one with this design, but sadly the color is bright white and cannot be dimmed, which is a pain in my eyes at night. Due to this I've actually developed a habit of always having my right arm at 2 'o clock as it blocks the screen
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>>14204707
Don't most iphones and smart phones have a radio app
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>>14204957
>a feature that would turn the screen off after ten seconds of inactivity or similar
I would think most modern headunits should have something like this. Mine has a night mode that turns off the screen if you hold the eject button down for three seconds and it's an old high-end unit so you would think today's units would have something like it.
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>>14205020
Mine was cheap as fuck tho, basically WalMart-tier in terms of price here in Scandinavia
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>>14205020
>expecting us to rtfm
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Even the radio in a base model Smart ForTwo lets you turn off the screen.
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a $9 (with free shipping from China) head unit looks better than a lot of $150+ head units sold today. Only one set of RCA outputs though.
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>>14200728
>2016
>not using a line driver
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>>14205284
Kenwood/JVC and Pioneer = best
BEST
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>>14205468
>one set of RCA outputs
>imagine how shit the rest of the spec is
still at least they are smart enough to know most people are morons who buy on price and looks alone
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>>14203386
>Only saw 1 kenwood head unit take a crap and that was because the jeep owner had the jeep submerged in the water up to the snorkel.
Lol i am so guilty of this.

killed my poor jeeps electrics because driving it over the hood in floods all the time

poor car

that said my 2 year oil pioneer hasnt taken a shit but it was upmarket model that got replaced with a newer old pos

>>14202521
>my current headunit
Bluetooth skitz out sometimes but its the best sounding headunit ever and you can dim turn the leds/screen completely off and just use the buttons which i wish something every car stereo had, plus its fucking LOUD like louder than most amp'd systems
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>>14205505

I'm not saying that it's not going to be a terrible head unit. What I'm saying is, why do all the $50-250 ones have to look like refugees from The Fast and The Furious?
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>>14205583
they don't. *most* of the brand names ones do though.
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>>14203295
>>14203322
>>14203341

No, fuck that shit.

What I was talking about is opening up the stock stereo and doing a little soldering.

You find the internal amp inputs for either the radio or tape deck (Usually radio) and solder some wires to that. Add a switch and a headphone jack or an amazon bluetooth dongle and there you go.

One of the downsides is that unless you cut the traces from the radio to the amp and add a switch, you can hear the radio when your music gets quiet.

And unless the input you just added is completely disconnected when not in use, the radio will be extremely quiet. Not a problem if you use a headphone jack, but is an issue if you put a bluetooth dongle in there.

So if I'm adding a bluetooth dongle, I put a switch on the dashboard to disconnect it from the amp input so the radio sounds normal.

I got really lucky on my girlfriends Saab 9-5, the head unit had the ability for an in-car phone built in but was never used.

Added a bluetooth dongle and a small, multi-pole switch to disconnect the dongle and it sounds great.

There's even two wires that if connected will automatically mute the radio and display "TELEPHONE" on the information display.
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>>14201534
>>14202362
It's sexy as fuck, would instabuy. Buttons had best be hard, tactile plastic instead of soft squishy bullshit, though. Also bluetooth ideally
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>>14205609

Which ones?
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>>14204295

I'm actually using that screen for my car information display project, pic related.
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>>14205652

Here's a guide on how to do it with a Saab 9-5, aside from the "telephone input" part it is more or less the same for every other head unit.

Find internal radio amp, hijack signal, add switch.

Much easier if the board has silk screening telling you what is what.

https://jurgar.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/saab-9-5-audio-en/
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Someone recommend me a simple-ass headunit that has USB, AUX and radio for 40-100 bucks

Otherwise the slavic man in pic related will beat your ass, steal your tools and sell them at a vegetable market
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>>14201333
Some faggot changed mine with some after market one before I bought it
The fucking thing doesn't even have an aux cord. Just a casset tape thing but they still swapped it out.
Fuccking pisses me off just thinking about it
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>>14203018
>he likes touchscreens
Go back to Reddit normie
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>>14206127
>slavic

you're embarrassing yourself anon
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>>14206212
fine, euro niggers, same thing anyway
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>>14206127
Here ya go Paulie's Russian cousin
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>>14206212
This. That guy is the quintessential Italian American.
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>>14206127
No. I'm also Slavic. We will make friends, get drunk and beat your ass because I convinced him that you were gonna fuck him over. Check and mate.
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>>14204957
>proper dimming functions

i've been using higher-end pioneer units for over 10 years and they've always had an extra wire out the back that hooks into the factory lights circuit. you turn your park or headlights on and the whole head unit dims down. fucking brilliant.

as far as i've seen, feature doesn't exist on all the pleb-tier models
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I remember aftermarket head units

The same ones that my friends would buy over their stock units because they wanted something that would play CDs and skip everytime they hit a bump in the road lol
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>>14202969
i'm liking this
if it was $250, had satellite radio capabilities (antenna purchased separately) and had customizable light colors and brightness so you could match almost any interior, it would be perfect
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>>14201289
I wish I was kidding but the monster one is the only one that dosent sound like shit it break in a month 29$
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>>14206127
see this >>14203619
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>>14201289

Crack it open and solder a 3.5mm connector onto the tape output. There's guides on how to do this, it's better than a robotic tampon string coming out of the head unit.
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>>14201112
http://www.jaycar.com.au/Sight-%26-Sound-Car/In-Car-Entertainment/CD-DVD-Players/In-Dash-Multimedia-Player-with-USB-and-Bluetooth/p/QM3788

How's this in comparison? Probably too many buttons but otherwise okay.
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