In looking over the various posts, I don't see a lot of posts on sounds systems. After doing a good bit of research, I wanted to share a pretty hot setup.
I picked up an Aug. 2012, Diesel Tech Magazine that had an article entitled, "Rock Your Truck." It was an interesting article on stereo upgrades in today's world of IPhones, Androids, IPads, and Apps galore. The article pointed out a great reference for most any sound system is http://www.crutchfield.com
. I use it to compare units and check out the various options and capabilities.
The article referenced four of their favorite picks for stereos that are a cut above the rest. The 4 units they reference are as follows:
1. Parrot Asteroid.
2. Kenwood Excelon KDC-X696
3. JVC KW-AV60
4. Pioneer AVH-P6300BT DVD Receiver
These are all awesome units, however, there is a unit that I found in my research that I like even better and fits my E350. It is a Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD. This has a 6 inch screen. A built in Garmin GPS. It features a hookup to your IPhone, which connects your apps, Pandora radio, 4 channels, HD stereo, plays video's when in park, etc. With an additional accessory, it turns into a back up camera when you put it in reverse. It also comes with a 2 year warranty, which is not common for these receivers.
A good YouTube that spends some time going over the features and use is as follows:
Hope this helps anyone looking to upgrade their sounds system.