Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Krakerjak, Sep 2, 2008.
I've kinda scrapped the below idea and decided to look for a double din unit as posted in post 6
Im not sure how long a Power Acoustik head unit will last.....
Thats the thing.
I have used other items of theirs and have been happy with them.
Only thing is I can't find any other manufacturer who makes the flip down style. Pyle has one but the screen is only 4.7" i believe
they're the same company. PA owns soundstream now.
Well, even though my installed radio is considered 1.5 DIN size, I took my dash apart and pulled out my factory unit and it measures 3.5" tall and the space it slides into could easily fit a double DIN.
I would just have to modify the dash bezel around the radio as the dimensions of that are 7 3/4" x 3 3/8"
Looking at the height dimensions of most double DIN radios I would only have to cut away 1/2" or less.
Was checking out mp3car.com and saw some really nice dash modifications jobs to fit a 2din radio. Looks stock and fairly easy to do.
Just remember you get what you pay for. Power acoustic and Soundstream are probably not going to be the most feature rich units.
Ive actually found a pretty bad review of the company on mp3car.com
I'm now looking at pioneer and alpine for a decent in-dash lcd since Im going for a double din retrofit into my dash (which has a 1.5 in right now but can accommodate 2)
My new selections are between these now...
I have messed with a buddies JVC indash and it seemed pretty nice. Had a nice 5band eq and looked sharp and simple. Alpine has always been good, I'm not sure recently if they still hold up to their original glory but I would think so. Also Pioneer has steped it up in the past year or 2 with their decks IMO
go to crutchfield.com if you haven't
the alpine has better reviews and seems pretty sweet compared to the pioneer, either way their both way out of my price range and prolly never try either one out personally
I love how the blackbird just docks in behind the alpine screen to give gps nav.
but I wasn't sure I'd like not having a knob for volume etc...
I love that the pioneer accepts voice commands tho