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lsm
10-26-2006, 01:54 PM
I've started to put together an SQ system in my 2006 MKV Jetta, my biggest road block is the head-unit. The dash lights are blue and red, and the head itself is double-din +. I would really like to use a McIntosh 406 or 4000, but since it's only a single din unit I'm afraid it won't look good. What options are out there that I'm missing, or what do you think I could integrate into the dash to fill the void (Mac meters possibly)?

Here's a link to some pics of the stereo and the dash to give you an idea of what I'm working with here. Yeah, it's big


http://www.vw.com/jetta/photos_int.html


BTW, I'm not a fan of Mobile Video... I'm old school, no bling, just good sound :D

alphakenny1
10-26-2006, 01:56 PM
dude the mac will look good in any dash IMO. you just gotta get a double din kit and just use the pocket.

lsm
10-26-2006, 03:04 PM
dude the mac will look good in any dash IMO. you just gotta get a double din kit and just use the pocket.


That's the thing, I don't want to just throw a kit in there, especially with a Mac, that'll look cheap. But the hole is so big I don't know what else to do...

dalucifer
10-26-2006, 03:09 PM
might be some double dins on ebay

explorer2
10-26-2006, 03:20 PM
get an eq
This would fit the bill: http://www.arcaudio.com/arc-05/processors/dxe.htm

lsm
10-26-2006, 04:07 PM
get an eq


I'm installing an Alesis MEQ-230 in the trunk.

Slaugh
10-26-2006, 08:05 PM
clarion drz-9255 ?

Alpine CDA-7909 (old skool unlimited)

baker001
10-27-2006, 08:36 AM
For my mkv I use the Eclipse cd7000 with the enfig oem vw install kit. I fit the dash perfect. The texture on the enfig kit is perfect because it is made by vw.

PatFitz9
10-27-2006, 08:41 AM
i have a double din screen and i think it looks pretty good :) but i have seen kits with the cubby that look good on mkV's too

3.5Max6spd
10-27-2006, 05:22 PM
If you have the $4 fopr any of those units, it shouldt pain you to have a nice trim piece/dashkit glassed for it.

If you go the Nak route, you could buy the indash 6disk changer + an MBX and have 12 disks at your disposal right on your dash;)

theCybe
10-27-2006, 06:58 PM
The Clarion unit is ***. Don't overlook it. :)

lsm
10-27-2006, 08:35 PM
If you have the $4 fopr any of those units, it shouldt pain you to have a nice trim piece/dashkit glassed for it.

If you go the Nak route, you could buy the indash 6disk changer + an MBX and have 12 disks at your disposal right on your dash;)


I can do all the glass work myself so that's no problem, I just don't want to mold a single din unit into a huge opening....

I like the Nak idea, I didn't even realize they had an in-dash changer. I'll have to check that out.

I'm also considering using the Mac with the meters below the head unit.

Thanks everyone for the ideas.

6spdcoupe
10-27-2006, 11:07 PM
If you have the $4 fopr any of those units, it shouldt pain you to have a nice trim piece/dashkit glassed for it.

If you go the Nak route, you could buy the indash 6disk changer + an MBX and have 12 disks at your disposal right on your dash;)

Definately beat me to that one !

Motovet
10-28-2006, 09:07 PM
Don your PM box seems to be full.