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    Default Why do the new head units look so bad?

    So I have the stock deck in my subi right now and its fine, but I would like to get a sound quality piece.

    Going thru all the current head units and they all look like trash!

    I may have to fork over the dough for a double din.....

    Anyone have any suggestions?
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    Headunits have been getting pretty flashy for a while now. I just keep using the older gear.
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    The new Pio P80 is a good hu for around $300-350. It's basically a relaunch of the older 800/880 series.

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    I agree, headunits today remind me of crappy mini-systems. All funky plastic and obnoxious lights. Seems the notion of putting a new stereo in a car and having it look like it belongs there is lost. One of the reasons I've not really looked for a replacement for my ancient Sony ES headunit.

    I have seen people replace the LEDs in a HU to get it to match the lighting in their car. That might be something to consider if you're good at soldering. Will make it look slightly less obnoxious.

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    Any features in particular you're looking for? Most additions these days can be done through the stock system which I prefer as it keeps the stock look.

    The only things I would install is a double-din touch screen as it looks very clean with no big buttons or flashy lights.

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    there are plenty of nice double dins that look classy. I have a nice car with black leather and a class interior, i dont need a ton of lit up plastic. That pioneer is alright..... some of the sony and jvc units look nicer than a lot.

    I might go back to the same style kenwood i had before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Any features in particular you're looking for? Most additions these days can be done through the stock system which I prefer as it keeps the stock look.

    The only things I would install is a double-din touch screen as it looks very clean with no big buttons or flashy lights.

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    obtaining a level signal from the stock unit is annoying. I have an MS8, but even then... Maybe ill try and find an older eclipse unit with good 7v preouts.
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