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    SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    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


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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    dude the mac will look good in any dash IMO. you just gotta get a double din kit and just use the pocket.



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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    Quote Originally Posted by alphakenny1 View Post
    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...




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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    might be some double dins on ebay




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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    get an eq
    This would fit the bill: http://www.arcaudio.com/arc-05/processors/dxe.htm
    Last edited by explorer2; 10-26-2006 at 04:11 PM.




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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    Quote Originally Posted by explorer2 View Post
    get an eq

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




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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    clarion drz-9255 ?

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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    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.




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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    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




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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    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



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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    The Clarion unit is ***. Don't overlook it.




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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5Max6spd View Post
    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.




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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5Max6spd View Post
    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
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    Re: SQ head for a VW MKV. Mac 406, F1, Clarion, Nak??

    Don your PM box seems to be full.
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