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Old 12-25-2013, 12:21 PM
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Kenwood vs Alpine

Kenwood DNX570hd vs Alpine INE S920hd.

Can any of you guys on here offer any advice on these? Likes/dislikes?

I am not an audiophile or techy. I want reliable nav, rear camera, Bluetooth and hardware/software.

I'm an iphone5s guy but I don't see myself streaming songs or anything. Mostly I'll just listen to Sirius.

Any advice would be great!
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:15 PM
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I have 3 kenwood units in my cars, 2 are the 570hd's. Like them alot, easy to use, work well other than the occasional kenwood lockup... (common for kenwood to randomly freeze, then need a reboot) Happens about once every other month or so if that...

Alpine is not very common anymore, probably due to pricing.. I paid 450 or under for both my 570's... They do everything you want without much issue.
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I've never personally been a fan of kenwood....not to sure why, I think mostly cause of looks....I like alpine, but like said above your gonna pay for them....been on pioneer for awhile now...seems like the best bang for buck...I know you don't have one listed, but you might check them out
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I have a pioneer 940bt that I like too... been through a bunch of units in the different cars as of late.. I liked the pioneer, but the Bluetooth streaming wasn't as good at connecting as the kenwood is. Otherwise, great unit as well
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I appreciate the feedback - had narrowed down to those two because I like the old fashioned volume knob.....
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Me too Seaford, the pioneer and the kenwood both have the volume knobs...
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You probably already bought one but I went with Alpha-Nav. It seems to have the Nav of Alpine and is really set up for iPhones. The BT works great whether you are streaming or talking. The steering wheel wire on the stereo connects to the #18 wire in the harness and the steering wheel controls work.
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look at jvc too. super easy to use and has a volume knob. i just installed one into my gfs tahoe. however...in all of my vehicles i use alpines, and the newer alpines are droid compatible.
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I like Kenwood, they run Garmin NAV and that's the most user-friendly NAV out, IMO.
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Ive had Kenwood in the past and they were never my cup of tea and they usually crapped out on me for some reason. I have been an avid Alpine user for the last 15yrs. I am currenly running an Alpine CDA9857 from 2002. Works perfect to this day with no issues. I ran this unit in the last 4 cars Ive had.
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