Upgrading Stereo

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    I want to upgrade the stereo in my van and having come back from Halfords I am more convinced than ever that I know more about it than the poor lad working there but I want some opinions/recommendations.

    I want a double din unit and it must be DAB and I would also like it to have Sat Nav with it. I operate Samsung products and not Iphone.

    anyone running anything?
     
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    Can't give advice on which unit but make sure you check out the sat nav bit as some are very expensive to update the software/maps!
     
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    DAB is hit and miss - just had a new blaupunkt dortmund fitted. No SAT NAV. Need a to be a blaupunkt designer to use it.:(
     
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    Don't forget a set of AV inputs for your reversing camera in the spec!
     
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    I've got Pioneer kit.

    Double din DAB head unit with a truck/camper sat nav module.

    No complaints at all, wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
     
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    I have a Clarion NX502e double din unit with satnav & DAB, have been very pleased with it a couple of others have brought on my recommendation both very pleased. I bought online from a German dealer (ARS24) saved over a 100 quid on UK prices.
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    which one @NickNic

    looks just what I am looking for, do you have a Merc? did you fit it yourself?

    Ha ha nice try but I am in a Mercedes
     
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    I bought a similar Eonon unit from Amazon (better returns policy).
    Sound quality not as good as the Alpine unit it replaced, otherwise ideal.
    It functions as well as your average android device, lots of usb sockets and other inputs/outputs. Av in for camera (recordable), DAB works like at home.
    It's intuitive and preinstalled apps are ok. Of course a data sim or tethering is needed to get the maximum benefits.
    The recent android units are finally worth looking it, totally different to the crappy offerings of a few years ago
     
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    The head unit is an AVH-3600DAB.

    Not sure of the part number of the sat nav module just that it's the truck and camper one. @eddievanbitz will be able to tell you.
     
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    I took mine to Halfords, Newport Road, Cardiff.

    A young Syrian lad was their radio fitter. He listened to my 'wants,' showed me two or three suggestions, pulled out a couple more that were just over my price guide but he carefully explained what I would get for my money, when I said I din't need those extras, he backed off straightaway, went back to the initial selection, I tossed a coin and he fitted it in two hours, while I sat in the backwatching a DVD. He called me forward a couple of times and explained a couple of wiring issues, not relevant to the radio, and with my permission fixed them for nothing.
     
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    Have most of you upgraded your speakers at the same time as the new head unit? My sound quality is awful and will need to sort it out before I go away again. I have bog standard pioneer unit, nothing fancy but shouldn't be the source of the problem so I presume the speakers aren't the best. Looks like 2 in the front and 2 in the back.
     
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    I have the Pioneer AVH 3600 coupled with an AVIC navigation plug in. A really excellent bit of kit. Should have gone for the Bluetooth one so that my phone would have paired with it. Just wish I could get better radio reception, nothing to do with the Pioneer, just the old chestnut of reception in an A class.
     
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    I have a Fiat, fitted myself wired to the Elektroblock so it runs off the leisure batteries. I went for the Clarion as it runs the IGO Prima satnav software.[/user]
     
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    The 3600 does have Bluetooth. Mine does anyway.
     
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    Typo on my post - 3400 - no Bluetooth
     
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    I'm actually in the process of buying a double din unit also, I wasn't looking for one with Sat nav as already have sat nav but it would be tidy with less cables, so can you tell me do the sat nav software cost to download and is it easy to get working on these units.
     
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