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Old 09-21-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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What are you using for a stereo head unit?

I'd like to replace the stereo head unit in my van. It's a fairly cheap multimedia unit that the previous owner installed.
The requirements for the new one:

Minimum:

Double-Din
Backup Camera Compatible
Bluetooth/ hands free
DVD capable with media out

Would like:

Android Auto capable
Sirius XM capable
Pandora capable


So, what are you all using in your vans? Thanks for your feedback!!!
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:15 PM   #2
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Hello, I have a Kenwood DNX5350DAB attached to a JL Audio 7 speaker Sound System and 10" rear subwoofer. My 23" Teac TV/DVD unit mounted behind drivers seat is intergrated to the JL Audio 800 watt sound system. Works fantastic.
I shipped the Australian Teac TV & Kenwwod Head units to Sportsmobile West for fitting.
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Thanks!
I forgot to say in my original post that I would prefer that it have an integrated GPS for when cell signal is unavailable.

That Kenwood unit seems to check all the boxes however it appears to be an Australia only model. I'll have to do some looking to see what the US equivalent is.
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Hi. Thats why I bought the Kenwood head unit, it has GPS & DAB radio. There are US eqivalent units. I wanted a unit that would work in Europe, USA & Australia, for future world trips.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:50 PM   #5
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Don't forget that Garmin has a GPS app for phones that downloads all the maps to the phone so you don't need cell service. Takes about 5GB of memory, but works pretty well. It costs about $50 I think.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:34 AM   #7
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LOL... Thanks 86Scotty.

I am simultaneously researching the available offerings, but thought I would ask the van-faithful as well. I suppose my original post wasn't worded particularly well.

I'm interested to know what you are using that fits this general mold. What do you like about it? What do you not like about it? Would you buy it again?

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Happy with my Pioneer AVH-4100NEX.. but I don't think it fits all your criteria. Maybe a more expensive Pioneer would.
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Happy with my Pioneer AVH-4100NEX.. but I don't think it fits all your criteria. Maybe a more expensive Pioneer would.
Thanks Robb.
That looks pretty good. Checks all of the boxes except NAV, but that can be added with an add-on device.

You're an iPhone user right? How do you like the phone integration?
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Thanks Robb.
That looks pretty good. Checks all of the boxes except NAV, but that can be added with an add-on device.

You're an iPhone user right? How do you like the phone integration?
Couldn't be easier. You can USB hard wire it or bluetooth. Only issue is you have to select what phone you have.. so if a friend with a Samsung wants to play music, you need to change settings. But maybe not on bluetooth, maybe the setting is just USB. Not sure.

You can control music from the phone or from the Pioneer. It's pretty intuitive.
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