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Old 12-28-2010, 07:13 PM
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Default I really want to get a new deck but....

everything is so damn UGLY! I made a trade today for some of my old phones, I got $200 of instore credit to best buy. I wanted to maybe see about getting a new deck as mine is 9 yrs old and everytime you touch the volume the screen goes black....ugh.

These decks at best buy are just ugly as F**K. I am not a fan of the one knob just left of center look. I like two knobs/set of buttons on each side.

Anyone have something they want to trade....? for a new deck you might like at BB...?

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i've narrowed it down to these two. I am not a fan of either one. I like pioneer. What do you guys think on this?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....d=abcat0302012
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:15 PM
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im with you. i had to raplace my favorite deck (kenwood D-Mask) finally a couple years ago and i hated the look of all the new stuff, except for Alpine so thats what i ended up with. its a nice deck and Alpine has a good reputation for building good stuff.


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Old 12-28-2010, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: I really want to get a new deck but....

Can't go wrong with Alpine, or Pioneer. Here is my Alpine. I got it for 50 bux off of a friend. It has Aux in which is all I cared about.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: I really want to get a new deck but....

I finally upgraded my head unit earlier this year...




I didn't think I'd like the single knob either, but after 20+ years of just a dinky little volume button, that big knob is pretty nice.

Don't remember the last time I played a CD, so I got this one with the flip down front to access the cd slot & it gives me a larger display.
This one is a Sony cdx-gt740ui.
Only thing I don't like about it is that the main display is blue and can't be changed.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: I really want to get a new deck but....

well here is the one I chose:


Hey wait where is it!?















Oh here it is. It's still on my desk. I gotta wait for my wiring harness to come in the mail so I can make a full harness and not cut off the factory harness head.
I like the simple look and this one even lets you tweak the colors on the illuminated parts to match the rest of your dash lights.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:02 PM
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^^^thats what I am after, I just dont have the funds for it but, it would be nice!
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:06 PM
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...drools all over keyboard...

One of these days I want a full double din dvd touchscreen unit... one of these days...
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:51 PM
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I bought that same Pioneer double din for my ranger. Lets hope it stands up to 150+ db music & tones lol. Otherwise I'll have to put the ol 9886 back in.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:03 PM
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I bought that same Pioneer double din for my ranger. Lets hope it stands up to 150+ db music & tones lol. Otherwise I'll have to put the ol 9886 back in.
Let's hope it doesn't make you involuntarily expel all of that shit you are full of.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:06 PM
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Let's hope it doesn't make you involuntarily expel all of that shit you are full of.
You want termlab videos? I use my ranger to compete with. In truth, 150 on tones is really not that hard anymore.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:31 PM
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Hey man how much was that?
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:36 PM
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my advice is go with the sony one you picked out. i have that and it rocks! witha great price.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:42 PM
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Default Re: I really want to get a new deck but....

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im with you. i had to raplace my favorite deck (kenwood D-Mask) finally a couple years ago and i hated the look of all the new stuff, except for Alpine so thats what i ended up with. its a nice deck and Alpine has a good reputation for building good stuff.

+1 for this one! i have the same and i love it, looks good
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:55 PM
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I went with the kenwood deck. I have a very nice system in my lifted ranger, I dont wont/have anything other than upgraded fronts in my plow truck. It just gets old every time trying to turn down/up the radio the dam thing cuts out!!!

I am happy with the kenwood. Not a fan of sony car audio anyhow
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:01 AM
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Default Re: I really want to get a new deck but....

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everything is so damn UGLY!
I feel you. I glanced at stereos in bestbuy last week, felt like i was back in 2003. I mean some people are raving about radios that barely use text, but 5 years ago, decks had elaborate animations that followed the beat and bluetooth to boot.

Imho only ones who actually evolved are the lesser known companies who sell media players with extended functions (Innovatek is one of them).

In any case, good luck in your search
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