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    Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    I have a 2010 Elantra that came with a nav unit (Hyundai Elantra now available with navigation | The Car Tech blog - CNET Reviews) which I initially thought was awesome and top of the line. It's pretty much been the bane of my existence in my car. I'm looking for a new unit (does not have to have GPS) that lets me enjoy my music better.

    Requirements: I would like to keep it under $300.
    - Touch Screen
    - 7 band equalizer preferred, w/ crossover settings
    - Bluetooth capable for hands-free calling (should be able to sync phonebook)
    - iPod control (does not need app support as I have a current-gen Nano)
    - Works with my steering wheel control (absolute must)
    - Anything else is a bonus


    My current system: Crappy nav unit from Hyundai
    Amp: PA660
    Speakers: Dxi650, Dxi6500
    Monoamp: PA 1000.1
    Sub: IDQ10 D2V3
    Box: 1.3cu @32hz via double_07

    Edit: I'm sure it is obvious, but I'm very much so a complete noob when it comes to car audio







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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    the steering control is an add on wiring harness usually somewhere between 50 and 100 bux.the deck can be had for 300 alone depending on which deck .may need to go with last years models if you want new




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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    Any recommendations? I am definitely open to suggestions. There is also a local shop (Car-Risma) that I found that I was going to check out tomorrow. I might have a little bit of a better idea tomorrow of what decks I'm actually looking at/for.



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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    Maybe something like this: Amazon.com: Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with 6.1 WVGA: Car Electronics

    Not sure if it allows for crossover, but has a nice DAC and equalizer, plus 2-way ipod control. Has option for steering wheel control (another $50), and it has Bluetooth. It has the added bonus of movies, pandora, HD built in, and I do trust Pioneer...



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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    good choice if its 4 volt pre out




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 03 Mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    good choice if its 4 volt pre out
    My green is clearly showing, but what do you mean by 4 volt pre out?



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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    2 volt pre out ,so its ok at best




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 03 Mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    At this price point do you think I can find better if I keep looking? What exactly does this pre out mean? I thought my amps powered everything?


    Edit: Just looked it up. Basically, cleaner sound. I will keep looking, but I dunno if I can find 4v at this price point with these features?



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    your amps will power everything ,its the signal that the deck sends to the amps




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 03 Mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
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    Sub: IDQ10 D2V3
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    better deck




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    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 03 Mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    Thanks for the help Mylows! I'm glad you're back, I was worried I'd have to do this one without your help, haha.
    Amazon warehouse sells the same unit (used) for $40 cheaper, which will cover the cost of the steering wheel add-on. I think I'm pulling the trigger tonight. It has great reviews, and every other unit with the same features is quite a bit more pricey.

    Thanks again for the help!



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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    no prob




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 03 Mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    Went with this instead: Amazon.com: Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS Multimedia DVD Receiver with 7" Motorized Touchscreen Display: Car Electronics

    Newer model, cheaper price. Amazon lists it as 2v, which is a typo. It is 4v.



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    Speakers: Dxi650, Dxi6500
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    Sub: IDQ10 D2V3
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    Re: Need a new head unit and am pretty lost

    Nice the new one




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 03 Mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
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