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2 DIN Car Radio Buying Tips | Car Audio

2 DIN Car Radio Buying Tips | Car Audio


Hi my name is Movin On, and I’ve been working
in the field of car audio and mobile electronics for 8 over years. I’ve installed everything from navigation
systems to full car stereo systems, remote starters, alarms, and beyond. To learn more, visit our web site at www.movinon.com. Recently doubled in car stereo have grown
tremendously in popularity. There are 2 different car stereo size that
you can get mainly. There is din which is the slandered size and
then there is the double din. Double din is becoming a norm for people who
are looking to give a big upgrade to their car stereo. If you are lucky enough to have a car that
can accommodate one of these, it’s a great option, because they have big touch screens
and have navigation, digital media control and all sorts of other features like smartphone
integration. You have options like navigation, blue tooth,
Your entire phone book right in your dashboard, apps, Pandora control and all the songs in
your iPod right on screen of your car stereo. Most of these units comes with a connect for
an iPod, a thumb drive, an SD card , and even play mp3 CD that can support windows media
and mp3 files. if you are lucky enough to have a car that
can accommodate these units, one of the good things is that it’s not going to look ugly
in your dash. It’s going to fill in that big spot no problem,
and you are not going to have a small pocket or some kind of plastic filler just filling
the extra space. Often times this screen is motorized and flips
completely out of the way to reveal a CD slot, even a DVD slot for the map. A lot of newer units have all the maps and
all built into it, so you don’t have to worry about map DVD and upgrading software. You can just download up there right from
the manufacture’s website.

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25 thoughts on “2 DIN Car Radio Buying Tips | Car Audio

  1. 8 years? Well I guess that makes you GOD!

    Oh by the way there's THREE common sizes. Din, Din & 1/2, & Double Din. What a moron…..

  2. where were the tips, lol he just stated facts, plus a indash with the motorized screen takes as much space as a single din. lol

  3. does anyone know the exact dimensions of these 2 dins? im makeing a custom dash n my truck and i want to put one o these systems in it. 

  4. That was a good promotional video for 'MOVIN'ON' but a waste of time as a buying guide! Let me give you my 10 pence worth!

    I've been an audio enthusiast for 27 years and installed almost every popular brand of head unit including Sony, Pioneer, Clarion, Kenwood, Blaupunkt, Becker and Philips. I can tell you that Blaupunkt are by far the best with their almost 3D sound production and natural voices. Unfortunately Blaupunkt have a limited number of double dins and their interface is totally uninspiring. Most Blaupunkt after market units sound great but look terrible!

    Becker may top Blaupunkt slightly for SQ but pricing is extortionate.  

    Next best thing is Pioneer and Alpine. I prefer the sound of the Pioneer with some music however the Alpine has a very professional looking interface and excellent build quality. Alpine's latest ICS X7 and ICS X8 (DVD version) is an excellent example of a clean yet visually appealing interface with some awesome features. The equivalent Pioneer AVH range look rather cheesy in comparison. Also support for Pioneer products is very poor (in the UK at least).

    Alpine has always been known for their clean' sound but this also means they start sounding a bit anaemic! The latest Alpine units have addressed this problem somewhat and sound much better (warmer) especially when playing compressed files (MP3's etc).

    JVC and Kenwood are also worth a look as they have some excellent units at very reasonable prices.

    Sony make excellent surround sound systems for the home but the in-car stuff I have heard is pretty average. However quality and support are both good and units are generally packed with features. Pricing is also very good.

    Clarion….well…not too sure. I bought and installed a Clarion system a few years ago and it didn't really do it for me! Something was missing in the sound. Also controls were fiddly and the radio cumbersome to use.

    Hope that helped you guys.

         

  5. When replacing a Double Din unit, will the wiring kit from the old unit connect to the new (e.g. are their standards?), or does the tech need to usually rip out the old and put in the new wires/kit? I ask because I've a Clarion NX501, and the dang microSD got jammed forever in the slot, loose from the connection, so no more navigation !!!  I plan to put a new head in, but hope the old wires are good enough to join it into the system?

  6. Going to pickup an RV built on Ford 2004 V10 chassis … what is a good 'all-in-one' radio, sirius, navigation and backup unit' I can get? Din or double din .. or installation kit …. Thanks in advance.

  7. I am not sure if my car would support a din or double din. Well really doubt double din. But how can I find this information out please.

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