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    Double Din for christmas

    So, I made a thread earlier in the year asking about some double din units and now I've narrowed down to:

    Alpine IVA-W205 with the blackbird $1200

    Kenwood DNX7100 $814

    Eclipse AVN5510 $800

    - all prices are off of ebay

    I need a good mix nav and dvd, and I'd prefer not to have to do any bypasing in order to watch a dvd while driving. Which of the three would you choose?



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    Re: Double Din for christmas

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    2003 Ford Explorer
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    Head Unit: Alpine IVA-205
    Front speakers: Diamond D6 comp
    Rear speakers: Diamond D6 coax
    Speaker amp: Alpine 100x4
    Subs: 2 12' Diamond D9s
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    Re: Double Din for christmas

    kenwood




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    Re: Double Din for christmas

    sadly of the three I would say Kenwood. Sadly because I recently just purchased an Alpine W205. I don't regret it as I think I can get better audio quality and adjustment features when I add the H701 controller, but for the average person and wanting an all in one package the Kenwood is definitely a nice unit.

    I'm not exactly sure but I think all DVD indash units need to be bypassed in some way as the main reason for the initial lockout of features is "driver distractions"



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    Re: Double Din for christmas

    ^The kenwood requires only grounding as with the alpine you need a couple other pieces to make it work while driving.




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    Re: Double Din for christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by audioarsonal View Post
    ^The kenwood requires only grounding as with the alpine you need a couple other pieces to make it work while driving.
    Yea I'm still working on getting the PAC trigger module for my alpine, it is a must have as best I can tell I can't even set the clock without having it, or without hooking up the wires and going through the brake dance dealy to unlock the menu's.

    For me personally I like all the additional inputs the kenwood comes with stock. USB and RCA inputs are nice as well I have heard the DVD video quality of the screen is better than the Alpines.



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    Re: Double Din for christmas

    if you get the alpine i have the TR7 switch i can sell you to make it so you can use the screen while you drive



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    Re: Double Din for christmas

    The alpine is "supposed" to have more megapix(1.5) but I think the picture quailty on the kenwood is better.




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    Re: Double Din for christmas

    Thanks for all the responces guys. I guess I'll have to go play with both units before I decide.



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    Front speakers: Diamond D6 comp
    Rear speakers: Diamond D6 coax
    Speaker amp: Alpine 100x4
    Subs: 2 12' Diamond D9s
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    Re: Double Din for christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanbssc29 View Post
    Thanks for all the responces guys. I guess I'll have to go play with both units before I decide.
    thats usually best, its really the only way your going to decide which one best suits your needs.



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