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b00st
11-20-2006, 12:50 PM
looking for a change of pace. i currently have a kenwood HU with the IPOD adapter that lets you control your ipod through the HU. i went with this model cuz it matches interior red perfectly. but i'm getting pretty board with my interior.

normally i would not buy such a thing. best buy has it for $599.99 right now. and i don't like the brand. but....................black friday is coming and they are selling it for $349. if the buttons and display was red....i think i would do it. even if its the brand it is for 350! but since its all blue....i dunno.

obviously i'd prefer some of the other like eclipse or kenwood or alpine...or pioneer that can have all these cool things hook up to it...but then i gotta drop 1500-2000. and now we are talking go fast parts.

dunno if it really goes with the interior...

here a link to the HU......yea or nay? like i said this is a black friday list and will be selling for 349 this friday.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7668945&ref=39&loc=01&st=dual+dvd&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1138085803502

dukez
11-20-2006, 12:55 PM
That looks almost exactly like the HU my brother just bought for his car, except he ordered it from FRys.com: http://shop3.outpost.com/%7BtmeDZvAmtBAd0kSLK7qWnQ**.node3%7D/product/5007295;jsessionid=tmeDZvAmtBAd0kSLK7qWnQ**.node3? site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

The only difference i see is about he ipod rca plug thing in the specs. Also on the frys HU (nexstar) the face isn't removable.

a4cefed
11-20-2006, 01:04 PM
i've always said to myself that if i buy a radio with a screen it needs to have nav too. thats just me.

b00st
11-20-2006, 01:05 PM
i should also mention i'm just looking ideas for xmas. i'm having a hard time going with the blue when all my gauges and everything is red.

a4cefed
11-20-2006, 01:08 PM
did you ever think about getting a used one ? that could save you money too. just an idea, and i know what you mean about matching lights, i love that my kenwood matches so well

b00st
11-20-2006, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by r12055ma4play
i've always said to myself that if i buy a radio with a screen it needs to have nav too. thats just me.

good point.

MultiAudis
11-20-2006, 01:11 PM
I will say nay, but I am particular and would either go with something with nav, otherwise it would have to match my interior.

^^Used is a good idea too!

b00st
11-20-2006, 01:16 PM
maybe i will look for used. i guess i really want to find a unit with red buttons and such.

docurley
11-20-2006, 01:16 PM
change your lights to blue then.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/docurley/Audi%20Project/DSC02018.jpg

b00st
11-20-2006, 01:26 PM
^ thats great but too much work. i'd rather pull apart the HU and swap those out than change the dash and instrument cluster. love it but i'm looking for more of a hassle free thing [;)]

MultiAudis
11-20-2006, 01:42 PM
yeah damn that is crazy! I like it but I have to have my audi red...

turbo kraut
11-20-2006, 03:34 PM
i used to work at bb and dual is not the way to go, i would go the uised route

the reason i say dual is not the way to go, is they have alot of issues and were back at the store alot

burner799
11-20-2006, 03:43 PM
yea all those low end players are pure crap.

b00st
11-20-2006, 03:48 PM
i've ruled it out...i should have strayed from my rule of you get what you paid for.

was looking for something to get and i saw it in the black friday bbuy list...349 was tempting me.

AudiSport12
11-20-2006, 04:11 PM
is all BB's having this deal?

sean1.8t
11-20-2006, 04:21 PM
i used to listen to the stereo really loud and such. used to have subs and all that. now im completely stock audio. i prefer to roll down my windows, turn the radio down low and just listen to the engine

but hey thats just me

AudiSport12
11-20-2006, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by sean1.8t
i used to listen to the stereo really loud and such. used to have subs and all that. now im completely stock audio. i prefer to roll down my windows, turn the radio down low and just listen to the engine

but hey thats just me
^^ ghey.


nah im kidding, i will probably find myself doing the same thing when i install my TP. i find it more entertaining listening to the turbo spool than bumpin to my country music [drive]

b00st
11-20-2006, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by audisport12
is all BB's having this deal?

yes its black friday. google black friday list and look under gotdeal or something. they have all this years stores blacklist.
its a universal list. assuming your store has the product. it will be 349 for the DUAL in dash dvd player. its not a local thing.

Poopie
11-20-2006, 05:47 PM
any one consider the audivox/jensen unit? It plays sd cards and you can create an mp3 disk with like 1000 songs on it. It can also play videos off your video ipod. you can get them off ebay for about 500. I'm looking at that for my christmas present.

onemoremile
11-20-2006, 05:48 PM
Having owned and operated a car audio store in the past I would stay as far away from non-name brand equipment as possible. Even most of the name brands have their issues.

b00st
11-20-2006, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by audisport12
^^ ghey.


nah im kidding, i will probably find myself doing the same thing when i install my TP. i find it more entertaining listening to the turbo spool than bumpin to my country music [drive]

i'd be happy with a bose stereo but my car didn't have that. so i'm looking for a little something. i wanted midbass speakers but i guess that won't give me what i need. so i have some 10's and a 15" sitting at home. never wanted to do the stereo thing to my audi but i guess i will.

my one 10" Phoenix Gold XMAX sub. and my phoenix gold MS2125 to power it. or maybe i'll drop down and run the M44 i have. 300 watts RMS per voice coil, its a DVC. the 2125 throws some serious power if i bridge it down...but i don't want it to be heavy on my alternator. i have 1 farad caps and half caps sitting around too. i'll prolly make use outta them.

i used to be into the cracking pavement thing. but now i'm about performance. i'm going to discuss with the installers next thursday about the design. i'm thinking sub in the spare tire well.
or maybe amp there and sub on the opposite side of the cd changer.

BzeB5A4
11-20-2006, 07:45 PM
kevin, that would be a pretty cool. having your setup in the spare wheel well. I've never seen that done on an audi before. Which shop you taking it to?

oh and which kenwood HU do you got? i really want a hu but could never find one to match the interior red.

ExpLlclT
11-20-2006, 07:49 PM
i really wish all my lights were blue and white dials lota work tho

Lazer Viking
11-20-2006, 08:39 PM
i personally dont like the pop out screens, i think they lok cheap...i would get in indash one with like nav capabilities and schtuff

b00st
11-20-2006, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by BzeB5A4
kevin, that would be a pretty cool. having your setup in the spare wheel well. I've never seen that done on an audi before. Which shop you taking it to?

oh and which kenwood HU do you got? i really want a hu but could never find one to match the interior red.

gots me this one. then you buy that ipod thing IPA-500 or something. and your money!

The KDC-MPV622 plays MP3-encoded CD-R/RWs as well as conventional CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, and features the ColorShock variable color display, which can create a dazzling 67 different background colors. It has a built-in 50 watts x 4 amplifier, high-pass & low-pass electronic crossovers and front & selectable rear/non-fading pre-outs for easy system expansion. Its System Q Sound Control offers preset EQ curves like Jazz, Rock, and Pop for customizing your music, and you can also use its bass, midrange, and treble tone controls for further fine-tuning. Its SIRIUS satellite-, HD Radio- and Kenwood Music Keg-ready. A flip-down removable faceplate with carrying case and a grip-type remote control come standard.

this is nice too...Illuminated Function Buttons: Green & Red (Selectable)

here's what it looks like only i have it set to audi red not that blue display.
http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/products/2003/113/h113MPV622.jpeg

4ringAR
11-20-2006, 08:47 PM
in car shots?

smoothie
11-20-2006, 08:59 PM
i was gong to make a box for the space in my spare but my pops freaked a leak when i told him about it... i was like damm homie! he didn't want me getting the fiberglass all over the car and what not.... i aint that freaking stupid... soon i will move out to collage... soon i will have fiberglass box :)

EDIT: them blue lights look nice, i like it, not as bright as the red audi... is it really that hard to change all of them?? i guess yo would have to tear apart a lot of the dash... DIY for this maybe anyone??

b00st
11-20-2006, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by 4Ring_Jelly
in car shots?

i'll take some tomorrow night. and maybe some day ones too so you can get the idea. night is the best.

BzeB5A4
11-20-2006, 10:06 PM
yea i'd like to see those pics too. I'm tryin to find this to buy online, but no one sells it anymore :(.

loustylez
11-21-2006, 06:23 AM
Originally posted by pacman
i personally dont like the pop out screens, i think they lok cheap...i would get in indash one with like nav capabilities and schtuff

b00st
11-21-2006, 10:49 PM
ok i tried to take pics of it.
this first pic with the lights on. the screen looks normal. for some reason when i tried it without the lights...the screen kept coming up orange. but if you come in the car...at no time does it look orange...no matter day or night....its a perfect match and unfortunately the pictures don't do it any justice. the one with the flash on does. but everytime i turned the lights out...it would come out orange unless i flipped the camera to mpeg. dunno what the deal is. honestly if anyone saw these pics and then sat in my car...its not even close. all the colors match from boost gauge to dash to cd player.

sorry for the crappy pics [:(]

http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/11/32501222524.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4056241)

http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/11/32501371789.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4056260)

http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/11/32501222525.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4056240)

BzeB5A4
11-21-2006, 10:54 PM
uhh no pics. no worries i copied and pasted them. hmm it does look orange and even the one with flash/lights on makes it look orange. i think i'd have to see it myself.

b00st
11-21-2006, 10:57 PM
fixed.

but yeah. looks orange and if you sit in my car you'd be like huh?
it looks nothing like it as far as the color.

b00st
11-21-2006, 10:59 PM
even my dash looks kinda orange in the dark image with the boost gauge. but in the real world its not the case. maybe i try my picture phone and see what happens.

hold on.

b00st
11-21-2006, 11:03 PM
forget it camera phone is no go.

u live by me....you can see it for yourself.