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tpmeredith
03-11-2011, 07:53 PM
Head unit got stolen a few weeks ago, looking to get a touchscreen double-din unit soon

Want one that has at least 4v preamp outputs
Also wanting GPS, bluetooth, preferably HD-Radio but it's not a dealbreaker, and USB in the front would be awesome but I can run it to my glovebox if need be.

Been looking at the Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT and the upcoming AVIC-Z130BT

Also saw some of the new kenwood headunits, such as the
Kenwood Excelon DNX6980 - Kenwood Excelon DNX6980 Navigation receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113DNX6980/Kenwood-Excelon-DNX6980.html?tp=20212&nvpair=YCPreamp_Outputs|6-channel)

Only using the crutchfield link for specs, dont plan on buying there

Basically my question is are these headunits worth it? Would it be worth it to build a nice car-pc instead? Anyone have any ideas on when these upcoming headunits are supposed to come out? I'd hate to shell out that much $$ and a few months later the newer model comes out.

I kind've like the kenwood unit that's coming out because it has USB on the front as well as an actual volume knob / buttons

Any input is nice, maybe I'm missing some other units that I should be looking at too

BlactimusCrime
03-11-2011, 08:10 PM
the pioneer 42&4300s are nice units, but im not sure if they have nav. buddy has one, its pretty sweet.

tpmeredith
03-11-2011, 08:22 PM
the pioneer 42&4300s are nice units, but im not sure if they have nav. buddy has one, its pretty sweet.

Ya I was looking at the 4300 for a while. It does GPS and bluetooth/HD but you have to buy the add-on modules

The modules on sonicelectronix for GPS is $280 and for bluetooth is $150, add that to the $400 for the headunit and I may as well buy one with it all built in so I'll have more features

LittleJoe
03-11-2011, 08:43 PM
Pioneer has a new unit coming out that I am going to pick up. Should be out in a week or so. Pioneer told my shop it will be released mid March.
It's the AVIC-x930BT. IT HAS A VOLUME KNOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tpmeredith
03-11-2011, 08:47 PM
Pioneer has a new unit coming out that I am going to pick up. Should be out in a week or so. Pioneer told my shop it will be released mid March.
It's the AVIC-x930BT. IT HAS A VOLUME KNOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I liked that one but the only thing it's missing is 4v+ preamp outputs, if I'm not mistaken it's going to have 2.2v

Looks like you can already order it on amazon though. But I'd sooner get a single-din 4-5v headunit than a 2.2v touchscreen

tpmeredith
03-13-2011, 12:31 AM
Dunno I'm tempted to get the Pioneer P3300BT, has 4v preamp's, built in BT and can add HD to it for only 100 bux, also has aux/usb/SD on the front
Amazon.com: Pioneer AVH-P3300BT 5.8" In-Dash Double-DIN DVD AV Receiver with iPod/iPhone Control, Bluetooth, Pandora: Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-AVH-P3300BT-Double-DIN-Receiver-Bluetooth/dp/B004HW6F7O)

Would be saving roughly $500 vs one of the 1k units, which leaves me a good bit to get my SA-8 project going as well as some new components

tpmeredith
03-15-2011, 12:58 PM
I think I'm just gonna wait a couple weeks until the new units come out because a lot of them are supposed to be 5v instead of 4 or 2.2v, supposedly a few of them are getting released in a couple weeks. No sense in dropping that kind've cash on a product if it's not gonna be top notch and updated within a month.

djeazie
03-15-2011, 01:07 PM
Clarion NX501. Not out yet but has it all for 800!

tpmeredith
03-19-2011, 01:49 AM
Clarion NX501. Not out yet but has it all for 800!

Ended up ordering the Pioneer AVH P3300BT (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_32843_Pioneer-AVH-P3300BT.html)

Only $350, has USB/SD/Aux on front, 4v preamps, got the HD module for 80-90 bux off amazon (ordered it all on amazon), also got a universal cheap reverse camera for $30-40 on amazon too
Gonna install it all next week and prolly post a review of the unit too