Piston Slap: Single DIN + Multiple Options = Serious Improvement for Cheap?
- Fewer (visible) cables for a cleaner interior
- Console-mounted USB charging like a new car (no AUX cable)
- Receiver control of phone applications (more for Android?)
- Better sound quality for any music, especially streaming audio
Kefkafloyd on Mar 11, 2019
If you want a modern touch screen without a motorized display in a single DIN, there is the Alpine ILX-F309 and ILX-F259. They use a single-DIN mounting chassis with an external floating display. Won't work with every car depending on your radio mounting point, though it does have a good degree of adjustability to not block things like HVAC controls.
Ryanwm80 on Mar 15, 2019
I didn't see anyone mention anything like the iSimple Tranzit Blu HF. This allows a device to connect into any head unit with a standard antenna jack, so you can use any head unit you like, even a stock factory unit, but still listen to audio through a bluetooth device. You have to pay attention to the type of transmitter though - the HF model works with 5th generation iPods, and the universal one does not!
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