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Old 11-13-2011, 03:43 PM
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What Head Unit

im just throwin this out there but what brand head unit is everyones favorite. got a few standards tho... has to have an AUX and USB inputs in the rear, play MP3 CDS, it has to have a trunable volume control, and it has to have the abiity to search staions manually, not only with scan and seek. im lookin to end up with a crystal clear acustic sound system that is just outright awesome. i dont want to have a bunch of subs so i can pound and thump goin down the road. not my cup of tea. i just want ear percing sound that is clear! speakers will come later on in the picture

lookin for who has..........
-best sound output (i know that depeds on the speakers but if the unit is junk you cant get good sound)

-best station pickup, if i need to upgrade my attena i will with a few sugestions

-usibilty, i have big hands so i dont want tiny little button i need a pencil to push, i prefer knobs over buttons but i dont like the multi purpose knobs that tun but you press so the side and they scan or have somekind of function. i end up doing three things buy just trying to turn it up and then i get pissed and turn it off

-and again USIBILTY, stock radios are in my opinion by far the most user frendly, big button, big knobs, and a knob for tunning (except for the OBS radio), but it seems that no aftermarket ones have this kind of options on them

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Old 11-13-2011, 04:03 PM
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My first thought would be an Alpine, but they are not usually cost effective. Seems the only way to get a decent one is to wait and pick up a used one.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:22 PM
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i will have to look them up and get some details
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:29 PM
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you really need to update that sig larry
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I have an older version of this

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.

No cd player at all. Only usb and Ipod and aux in. They are not front input, but I have them wired to come out in the center console. I like it, except on mine, the volume knob doesnt turn, you turn it slightly repeatedly each direction to go up or down. Thats my only complaint about it.
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that would be a no go for me. i will have to turn it.. i want the aux inputs in the front but having them in the back would ne nice too. do any units have both
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You might find a deck with one of the front and one in the back, but I would doubt you would find both.

Just curious, but what is your need for front access? I have a Sony deck in my yello truck that has front USB and Aux, and it sticks out quite far with a memory stick in the USB, and I always ended up pulling the aux cord out when I was hooked up. The only reason I put a sony in it was because the deck and 2 speakers were only $60. I hate everything else about a sony deck. Especially the reminder beep that plays when you shut the ignition off. This is only my opinion, others may disagree.
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you might have me talked ou ot the front ports.... i like the idea of having rear ones and puting them hidden in a compartment or something.... im gonna do an edit
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Even if the USB ends up in the glove box, its still handy. The Aux should be easily accessible to the drivers seat.
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i like it. could route it up into the center console. that would be hidden so my ipod is not out in the open
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