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528hz
08-10-2008, 06:38 PM
Alright, so I sold my Eclipse AVN6600 and now I'm on the hunt for a new one. Here are my criteria for this HU:

-must have a turning knob for volume control (this is the most important characteristic)
-must be iPod/user friendly and preferably controls as close to the iPod itself.
-does NOT necessarily have to have NAV, but must play DVDs.
-great EQ
-cost between $6-800 ( I may go higher, but lets just stick with these numbers for now) new or used, doesn't matter

Any suggestions from any of you guys?

528hz
08-10-2008, 07:09 PM
Anyone have any experience with the new Kenwood DNX5120? What about the EQ on it?

Nathan.T
08-11-2008, 12:28 AM
The Kenwood DNX5120 looks pretty good. How much does that cost?

WALKS UP
08-11-2008, 12:29 AM
I'm selling my 1month old practically brand new eclipse avn-6620 for dirt cheap but u dont want eclipse;\

528hz
08-11-2008, 12:17 PM
I'm selling my 1month old practically brand new eclipse avn-6620 for dirt cheap but u dont want eclipse;\

Nope, or I would have just kept the one I have.

After searching around quite a bit, I don't know what to do. I don't think there is any DDs out there that meet all of my criteria. Especially with a knob, Nav, and good EQ.

I guess now my main focus is to have a good EQ, DVD, and the turning knob.
Anyone got anything in this perameter?

528hz
08-11-2008, 12:18 PM
The Kenwood DNX5120 looks pretty good. How much does that cost?

Man, there anywhere from $1000-685 or so on Egay. The only thing that discourages me from this one is the bullshit 3 band, preset EQ.

528hz
08-11-2008, 01:52 PM
Damm does no one come into the HU section anymore?

enns_aw
08-11-2008, 02:43 PM
Sorry man. I dont know of any with all that stuff. If you dont need the DVD playability pioneer makes a nice double din HU...

528hz
08-11-2008, 03:30 PM
Yeah, thanks for at least chimming in. I think I may have decided on a Pioneer AVIC D3, but I'm confused as to if it plays DVD movie.

Does anyone know if the D3 will play movies? If so, I'm off to order one. It's got a 7 band EQ, turn knob, Nav and iPod; info just in case someone is as **** as I am about personal accomodations.

blazeplacid
08-11-2008, 09:07 PM
D3 is a 3 band panaramic EQ

the ipod is good but kinda slow at loading your play list if you have alot of music

to me the D3 isnt the best SQ double din, nav was good

It does play dvds

if you want sq this probably isnt the unit for you

if you dont need aknow get the kenwood 8120,its a beast, 13 band eq for the front and 13 bands or the rear 6/12/18 slopes

its a bit more than you want to spend but they are about 1100 on ebay

528hz
08-12-2008, 12:02 AM
Yeah, I was actually thinking about that deck to be honest.

I think I may just get the 5120 or 512. I gotta have the turn knob, and If I need more processing with it I'll just get a 360 or something.

I sure will miss my Eclipse EQ but...

djeazie
08-12-2008, 01:36 AM
I thought I would miss the volume knob on my d3 but I dont. My Kenwood buttons are very responsive and if you hold'em for just a second the volume shoots right down. It also has a att button right next to the volume down button = brilliant.

I would save some cash and if you want the nice eq, get a DNX8120. Hands down the best sq DD you can get in one package. Alpine w/ processor add ons probably has more adjustments but I dont need'em.

blazeplacid
08-12-2008, 09:17 AM
I thought I would miss the volume knob on my d3 but I dont. My Kenwood buttons are very responsive and if you hold'em for just a second the volume shoots right down. It also has a att button right next to the volume down button = brilliant.

I would save some cash and if you want the nice eq, get a DNX8120. Hands down the best sq DD you can get in one package. Alpine w/ processor add ons probably has more adjustments but I dont need'em.


this is true

the knob vs button thing is a preferance i guess

I also have the Kenwood dnx8120 and its WAY beyond that Eclipse you had in terms of SQ

528hz
08-12-2008, 12:07 PM
Hmmmm...but is it $5-700 better than say the D3 or the 5120? Money is no object, but I don't want to waste an addtional half a K if I REALLY don't need to.

I've been searching around constantly for the last 2 days and I need to make a move fast. I agree with the you on the ATT button dj, and I love the touch screen, it's just the ability to turn down the volume quickly is what I want.

But also with a 3 band EQ, does that just mean, BASS, TREBLE, and SUB?

mazda6i07
08-12-2008, 12:15 PM
Alpine w205 or alpine w505. Pioneer z3

Louisiana_CRX
08-12-2008, 12:33 PM
I like my Kenwood DNX 8120 as far as SQ features go...I'm gonna add an external EQ for the Pioneer Z1 in my Tundra...to help clean it up a bit...that 3 band crap is way to limited...

528hz
08-12-2008, 02:11 PM
Well... I just purchased the Kenwood DDX812 from my local shop. Known them forever, so I don't mind paying a little more than Interweb pricing.

I figured I didn't need the Nav, since at the momemt I live in a town with a population of 45K so I think I can find my way around just fine. If I need one, I'll just buy a fvcken Garmin.

Anyhow, thanks for all the input guys, I didn't want to impulse buy this one (not like the Eclipse was a bad choice, but...).

djeazie
08-12-2008, 04:42 PM
Well... I just purchased the Kenwood DDX812 from my local shop. Known them forever, so I don't mind paying a little more than Interweb pricing.

I figured I didn't need the Nav, since at the momemt I live in a town with a population of 45K so I think I can find my way around just fine. If I need one, I'll just buy a fvcken Garmin.

Anyhow, thanks for all the input guys, I didn't want to impulse buy this one (not like the Eclipse was a bad choice, but...).

I dont think you will be sorry. The volume buttons are extremely fast. Im really happy with mine.