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JordanTBoehm
03-03-2011, 07:12 AM
Decks, Subwoofers, Speakers, iPod/iPhone, GPS.... I think you get the idea..
I'm curious :)

I want to put an Alpine cde-100 deck in my '88 740. They are very nice looking IMO.

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/assets/ProductImages/Alpine_CDE-100.jpg

Joel142S
03-03-2011, 07:24 AM
My brother and I built a pretty big system in my 142s, unfortunately it did a fair bit of damage, I'm now minus a boot lock, had to expandafoam the rear panels above the wheel arches because they split, and bent my boot :/

The gear is:
Panasonic C8400 3x5v preamp headunit
Blaupunkt 5000W Monoblock
2x Fusion NV 12" @1100WRMS each in 6 cubit foot box (only a 142 can really fit that haha)
US Audio 1100W running:
4x JL-TR 6x9's, bloody nice speakers those
Also Fusion NV CMST-1 3way fronts (2 each of 6.5", 4"mid, tweeter)
120amp Landcruiser alternator and a light truck battery.
I've got a chrome 200amp mustang alternator to add .

Some old pictures lemme see
the 4 6x9's are on the parcel shelf

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/atomicmorgoth2/Car/DSCF0147.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/atomicmorgoth2/Car/1426.jpg

RDC
03-03-2011, 07:41 AM
kenwood hd545u in the wagon. would totally buy more of them.
i'm too tired to talk about speakers :-P

maupe
03-03-2011, 08:04 AM
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2924/volvo013.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/volvo013.jpg/)

Rogue Status
03-03-2011, 03:04 PM
Just finished installing a whole new setup in my '81 245. Polk Audio DXi 4" in the doors and rear, a single Polk Audio DXi 10" SVC sub and a Polk Audio PA330 amp. All running off a Pioneer 3300 headunit. The sub and amp are all tucked away and with the speaker grills and the headunit in the lower console, it looks very clean and simple. The sound is more than enough to damage hearing, but still clear and full at lower volume levels.

cookiemonster
03-03-2011, 03:11 PM
Old ass pioneer headunit, 6" pioneer door speakers, 2 12" kicker comps, and a 600 watt planet audio amp.

Old Iron
03-03-2011, 03:41 PM
Alpine 9857, ipod, Bluetooth, XM radio etc.

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad321/digicam101/ebaydoors237.jpg

Stephen
03-03-2011, 04:17 PM
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/26779_1183505393067_1391190343_30840555_6623714_n. jpg

stock. and it just stopped working :(. i'm thinking of trying to find another stock one.. it sounded pretty good with the upgraded junkyard speakers i threw in there before..

RDC
03-03-2011, 04:19 PM
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/26779_1183505393067_1391190343_30840555_6623714_n. jpg

stock. and it just stopped working :(. i'm thinking of trying to find another stock one.. it sounded pretty good with the upgraded junkyard speakers i threw in there before..
Mine stopped working the morning of the caravan to IKEA 2010, I had no radio the whole damn time. Bought the Kenwood the day I got home.

OKflyboy
03-03-2011, 04:21 PM
Clarion CZ300 moved to the lower console and 2 pair of Pyle PL42BL 4" in the factory locations. Still needs a sub in the back to carry some bass but otherwise a surprisingly good sounding combination with less then $80 invested for the stereo and all 4 speakers.

i drift volvos
03-03-2011, 04:22 PM
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e324/masterchimself/battle%20wagon/dash.jpg

Whatever the hell that thing is....only have one speaker wired. It's okay cuz' i can't hear it over the exhaust anyways :/

swiggy
03-03-2011, 04:30 PM
I got an old but solid panasonic cd player up front that is going to get replaced soon when I find a good deal. 200W RMS amp for the 2 infinity 2-way 6x9s, a 600 W RMS alpine monoblock powering the 12 inch sony xplod sub. Got the lot, 2 amps + 2 6x9s + sub+box used for under a hundred bucks. The sub is only rated for 150 RMS, so the alpine amp is never turned up. I like just having nice bass, dont want to shake me or the car to pieces. Im still on the stock 55 Amp alternator, but I don't turn it up loud very often and its been ok so far. If I crank it then I can draw more than 40 Amps, but I don't usually do that.

Im interested as to where people mount 6x9s in their wagons. I have mine in boxes attached to the seatbelt posts in the back, works pretty good and they stay out of the way. I often sleep in the car and use it for camping/surfing trips so I try to keep as much room as possible free.

JustFord0099
03-03-2011, 05:13 PM
same old JVC
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f175/JustFord0099/IMG_6196.jpg

Pioneer AVIC-D3
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f175/JustFord0099/Picture006-9.jpg

242teeI
03-03-2011, 07:03 PM
Alpine CDA-9885(in the wagon now)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e5/eld4au6/242/IMG_4976.jpg
And the 242 has a old alpine CDA-9825, great old unit.
http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/products/2004/500/h500CDA9825-f_LDv2p.jpg

pwschuh
03-03-2011, 07:28 PM
None. Couldn't hear it if I did.

Chuck W
03-03-2011, 07:33 PM
Decks, Subwoofers, Speakers, iPod/iPhone, GPS.... I think you get the idea..
I'm curious :)

I want to put an Alpine cde-100 deck in my '88 740. They are very nice looking IMO.

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/assets/ProductImages/Alpine_CDE-100.jpg


I put one of those in my old '80 Cougar. Decent low-end unit. I wanted it mainly for the AUX input.

I've got an older Alpine CDA-9801 in the '85 and one of those low-end Clarions (like OKflyBoy) in the '75.

Homer
03-03-2011, 09:04 PM
http://homer.turbomorley.net/gallery/d/1254-2/DSCN2854.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_K9pC2RVNSlQ/S7gqrfOSK3I/AAAAAAAACX8/5pCs5ksxQ8I/s800/DSC_0050.NEF.jpg

turtle
03-03-2011, 09:07 PM
Pioneer head unit,Pioneer 400 watt amp, Pioneer 6 1/2, Power Bass 5 1/4, Power bass 1800 watt amp, JL AUDIO 15's, Mercedes tweeters.

0x808080
03-03-2011, 09:29 PM
None.

But in my Cherokee I got 2x12" Alpine Type E (were free), ~650 watt RMS Kenwood amp, and Polk Audio DB6500 component speakers all around.

nathaninwa
03-03-2011, 09:39 PM
DD FTW

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz88/nathaninwa/IMG_20110122_150021.jpg

Sir Psycho
03-03-2011, 10:01 PM
Pioneer USB

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr34/redhotjose9/IMG_2127.jpg

the poi
03-03-2011, 11:28 PM
Pioneer HIBHTH-800000T2000 or soemthing like that:

http://www.pbase.com/765ti/image/126715865.jpg

84 Blue 240
03-04-2011, 12:32 AM
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z77/stansbca/Volvobox.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z77/stansbca/speakerforTB.jpg

Panasonic CQ-8803u headunit with digital amp into Infinity Kappa 2 ohm speakers. Elemental designs Nine.2 amp and Twin SQ10s in my own box design (manufactured by Elemental). Laser cut Acrylic grills (going to redo in steel with CNC laser).

Volvo Kid
03-04-2011, 12:52 AM
:drool:http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z77/stansbca/Volvobox.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z77/stansbca/speakerforTB.jpg

Panasonic CQ-8803u headunit with digital amp into Infinity Kappa 2 ohm speakers. Elemental designs Nine.2 amp and Twin SQ10s in my own box design (manufactured by Elemental). Laser cut Acrylic grills (going to redo in steel with CNC laser).

CAPT_BLOTTO
03-04-2011, 02:30 AM
alpine cda-9886

24 bit burr brown DAC

245brixster
03-04-2011, 02:37 AM
Sony XPlode System
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd67/1988exosp/245/MVC-692F.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd67/1988exosp/245/MVC-703F.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd67/1988exosp/245/MVC-702F.jpg
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd67/1988exosp/245/MVC-701F.jpg

bjorny
03-04-2011, 04:34 AM
superpimpin' Volvo CR603!

http://codedradio.info/pics/VOLVO/cr603.jpg

combined with a 2 dollar chinacrap FM transmitter in the cigarette lighter hooked to a no-brand mp3 player. also front speakers only. on the lookout for original rear speakers..

soundquality is not really an issue when you play black metal and grindcore most of the time. if anything, a crappy stereo enhances the listening experience!

McKie740
03-04-2011, 05:06 AM
same old JVC
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f175/JustFord0099/IMG_6196.jpg

Pioneer AVIC-D3
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f175/JustFord0099/Picture006-9.jpg

Your S90 interior looks ace!

thebornotaku
03-04-2011, 05:12 AM
dual XDM6400BT headunit

some pos kenwood component speakers
kenwood mono sub amp
alpine type-R dvc subwoofer

it gets the job done

Xovaan
03-04-2011, 05:51 AM
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/971/caraudio1.jpg

PPI PCX2400 1600RMS amplifier with a 12" Dayton Audio 700RMS sub. It's way too loud though :oops:

I have Alpine 5.25" speakers in the back and 4" ones in the front. Selling it all because my dad gets this car back since my Volvo is back up and running. :-P

JordanTBoehm
03-04-2011, 06:39 AM
:D

Blue245Ti
03-04-2011, 07:00 AM
No pictars, but a 1998 vintage Alpine CD player with a pair of 5.25" Sony coaxials from 1989-90 in the doors (top-shelf model from that time period, deep bass), a pair of 6x9 Sony triaxials from 1998 in the back, powered by an Alpine 50Wx2 amp.

The '84 wagons have same vintage Alpine CD players, but only 4" coaxials in the doors. No rear speakers at the moment.

-J

760T man
03-04-2011, 07:33 AM
Pioneer MVH-P8200BT + ipod.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/mr740ti/765/960d-760.jpg

Synced up with my phone for true handsfree. FTMFW.

I actually bought it because it doesn't look ****ing stupid/riceboytastic. The illumination of the button text can be changed on a gradient scale to any shade of any color, so it can be matched perfectly to factory dash lighting.

Have a cheap Pioneer sub + amp I got at walmart (yeah, yeah, I know :roll:) on clearance for cheaps. Will be hooked up when I get off my lazy ass and do it.

Also, I just realized that if I get pioneer speakers for the doors, I'll have an all Pioneer system. Baller, I guess?

IBGPN
03-04-2011, 07:39 AM
that Pioneer MVH-P8200BT is the same one i was looking at now that crutchfield has them on sale. is it very difficult to use?

760T man
03-04-2011, 07:48 AM
that Pioneer MVH-P8200BT is the same one i was looking at now that crutchfield has them on sale. is it very difficult to use?

The menu control took some getting used to. If you can't get past things like that, you probably wouldn't like it if you primarily use an ipod like I do.

IBGPN
03-04-2011, 08:14 AM
that is what i read about the menu. i have the droid x phone and that is where almost all of my music is. i think i can get use to it because once you learn it then there shouldn't be any issue at all. i like the true hands free part of it because in AR it is illegal to talk or text now. looks great too.

larry818
03-04-2011, 08:18 AM
It's an empeg with some long forgotten amp (Alpine, I think) and factory speakers. The empeg has a 160 gb hard drive in it, don't need no stinkin' iPod.

http://www.formosafountains.com/private/volvo/240-gps.jpg

760T man
03-04-2011, 02:49 PM
that is what i read about the menu. i have the droid x phone and that is where almost all of my music is. i think i can get use to it because once you learn it then there shouldn't be any issue at all. i like the true hands free part of it because in AR it is illegal to talk or text now. looks great too.

Thing is, if you hate the menu, you can always use Control Mode and use the ipod directly. Since I got used to the menu, I've found no need.

Bluetooth streaming audio pretty much eliminates that problem anyway...

Body Massage
03-04-2011, 02:55 PM
HU-850 optioned out the wazoo with the integrated subwoofer that sits inside the spare tire.

Additionally, an IMiV adapter is hooked up to my nav, to play my iPod utilizing my existing HU's controls, including the steering wheel controls.

It gets the job done.

vvpete
03-04-2011, 03:16 PM
The 245:
Kenwood head unit, old cheap tape player, $99 type in '04
Kenwood 10 disc CD changer.
Eclipse 5 1/4 3-way, fits in orig mounts in front doors
Kenwood 4" 2-way in rear doors
Cargo area:
Ohmage 6 1/2" 2-way all weather speakers, on 20 ft of Monster Cable.
Phoenix Gold 100 watt hi-current amp. Full range and clean, crisp no-frills sound.

No MP3's. Not there yet, may never go there, audio compression and lack of good clean pure hi-fidelity sound, ya, know it.
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn193/prhy720/1991%20245%20Vol-va-Ratti/DSC01763.jpg
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn193/prhy720/1991%20245%20Vol-va-Ratti/DSC01765.jpg

kampman
03-04-2011, 03:28 PM
http://i.imgur.com/v9A8I.jpg

Alpine CDA-9831, stock front speakers. I'm considering picking up some of the Polk DXi 4" speakers to replace them.

The head unit has too many blinkenlites for my taste, but it sounds great and was given to me, so I can't complain.

Body Massage
03-04-2011, 03:33 PM
No MP3's. Not there yet, may never go there, audio compression and lack of good clean pure hi-fidelity sound, ya, know it.

MP3 player that supports FLAC should do the trick. ;-)

smokeyfan1000
03-04-2011, 03:35 PM
Kenwood MP-538U headunit, AM/FM/CD Player, 22 watts RMS x 4, with EQ built in, and USB on a cable, which I hid in the crevice between the dash & 52mm gauge bezels. It was the unit right under the Excelon when I bought it, and had some specs better than the Excelon.

Kenwood 4" three way speakes in the OEM front door locations, using the early type grilles with Crutchfield speaker mounting plate(looks like the OEM Volvo 4" speaker mounts)

Kenwood 6X9" 5 way speakers, mounted in 6x9 speaker boxes, sitting on the rear package tray area.

I used all new heavy gauge wire, & wired it all myself. All things include I have about $250.00 in ALL this, by catching it on sale.

No amp installed... yet, though I have one. Maybe I'll hook it up later. Sounds good like it is now though. Louder than most can stand.

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_4806.jpg

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_4807.jpg

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_4808.jpg

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_4809.jpg

GreatDaneShane
03-04-2011, 03:38 PM
15'' MMATS Juggernaut, D100HC MMATS sub amp ~1600rms, Memphis 4 channel 45 watts per channel rms per channel, some aiwa head unit, polk 3.5''s up front/6.5''s in the rear deck.
boombox on wheels

JustFord0099
03-04-2011, 04:02 PM
Your S90 interior looks ace!

thanks :) I lucked out when I bought this car. I scored it from the original owner who was also a fanatic. The back seat has never even been sat in either.

Tfest
03-04-2011, 04:28 PM
i have a hole

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j227/tfeston/P1000949.jpg

Homer
03-04-2011, 06:11 PM
http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_4809.jpg

I hope those are anchored to the sheet metal beneath them...

BDKR
03-04-2011, 07:05 PM
DD FTW

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz88/nathaninwa/IMG_20110122_150021.jpg

This is what I'm planning in my 740. What hoops did you have to jump through to mount that double din unit?

OldSchoolEuro
03-04-2011, 07:16 PM
Blaupunkt Denver CD-147

http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll323/oldschooleuro1/Current%201984%20Volvo%20244DL/photo-6.jpg

Joel142S
03-04-2011, 07:33 PM
I hope those are anchored to the sheet metal beneath them...

Hehe, we went a bit silly with the subwoofer box (post#2)
We actually screwed it down through the bottom to the car before sealing the tops on.
So you have to unscrew and jimmy bar it open to unscrew it to get it out, also a two person job :/

Ursan
03-04-2011, 08:04 PM
Old Blaupunkt MP3000. 300 watt amp in the trunk.

<a href="http://s366.photobucket.com/albums/oo110/Ursan_780/780%20Project/?action=view&amp;current=780_project029.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo110/Ursan_780/780%20Project/th_780_project029.jpg" border="0" alt="Center cluster, featuring my right knee." ></a>

philski o'flood
03-04-2011, 08:18 PM
Vintage Blaupunkt Madison CD127, AM/FM/CD/AUX IN 1/8" miniplug, 30 Watts x 4

Front speakers: Boston Acoustics FX 5, mounted with late model 240 stock speaker grills. Running off the HU.

Rear speakers: Boston Acoustics CX 5, mounted with late model 240 stock speaker grills. Running off the HU.

Sub: Bazooka RS8A, 8" built in 80W amp, running from HU pre-amp outs, super sneaky right wheel well install. Removed metal bar.

Bass Volume Knob: Custom made by me with knob and bezel from stock Volvo rotary fader, a Radio Shack Pot and some Monster RCA cables. In the center console.

iPhone 4

It sounds pretty good, I can stream all kinds of music on the 3G and the simple black Blaupunkts look right at home in a 240.

<img src="http://members.cox.net/philskione/tbricks_images/Stereo_Install_01.jpg">
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Volvo Heretic
03-05-2011, 12:03 AM
Music? We don't need no stinking music. And couldn't hear it anyways.

smokeyfan1000
03-05-2011, 12:07 AM
hope those are anchored to the sheet metal beneath them...


Nope.Not screwed down. The seat steps up above the package tray height. They do not come forward, even under hard braking.

I hope to mount them in the package tray later on though. But they sound so good in the boxes.

Homer
03-05-2011, 12:15 AM
Nope.Not screwed down. The seat steps up above the package tray height. They do not come forward, even under hard braking.

I hope to mount them in the package tray later on though. But they sound so good in the boxes.

They will launch forward and whack you in the head in a front/rear collision, guaranteed.

Joel142S
03-05-2011, 12:23 AM
Music? We don't need no stinking music. And couldn't hear it anyways.

My old 142s set off car alarms and I can hear perfectly fine, really depends how far you want to go or how much to spend.

sandrock740
03-05-2011, 12:36 AM
pioneer 8-track :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Josh
03-05-2011, 01:43 AM
They will launch forward and whack you in the head in a front/rear collision, guaranteed.

this.

smokeyfan1000
03-05-2011, 08:32 AM
They will launch forward and whack you in the head in a front/rear collision, guaranteed.

Maybe. Might would be a good thing though. If they knock me out, I won't be consious to beat the living hell out of whoever hit me.:lol:

caffnated_madness
03-10-2011, 12:22 AM
i have a kenwood in the volv...some new speakers, a sony xplod 1200w amp and 2 boxed 10's going in in the next week or so. my faceplate broke so a couple zipties are keeping it on :lol: will post pics when installed!

Joel142S
03-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Hope you didn't pay loads for that gear, while sony do okay home entertainment, their Xplod range is rubbish, gets the job done though

budweiser_man
03-11-2011, 02:40 AM
'97 854R
pioneer avic D3 headunit
alpine 350 monoblock amp with alpine type R in ported box
stock speaker


'98 v70XC
pioneer AHV 4300dvd with U220 nav unit
stock speakers

I need a sub in the wagon, but i cant really lose any room in the back, and I cant put it where the spare tire goes due to I have a job work box i put in the back and it is heavy and large so it would destroy any grill. so something on the side would work. anyone put one in there?

caffnated_madness
03-11-2011, 02:53 AM
Hope you didn't pay loads for that gear, while sony do okay home entertainment, their Xplod range is rubbish, gets the job done though

$80 for the amp, none for the subs, none for the speakers, HU came with the car. but the car didn't start for me (no sparky, no nothin) so i'm back a couple squares :grrr:

Joel142S
03-11-2011, 08:50 AM
$80 for the amp, none for the subs, none for the speakers, HU came with the car. but the car didn't start for me (no sparky, no nothin) so i'm back a couple squares :grrr:

Free stuff is always winner, and to be fair, cars screw up more than stereos do!

caffnated_madness
03-11-2011, 10:40 AM
Free stuff is always winner, and to be fair, cars screw up more than stereos do!

oh, for sure! :lol:

Rotary_Kid
03-14-2011, 05:59 PM
Deck is Kenwood as pictured:
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200184_177092709003590_100001085858691_396834_7242 890_n.jpg

Sorry for the dusty photo!

Has Kenwood speakers too, here is one, and yes I realize that much like me, it has a screw loose.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/196335_177094152336779_100001085858691_396836_4088 906_n.jpg

Plenty loud enough to blow me out of the car, and annoy passersby on the sidewalk. Is wired for an amp and sub but currently doesn't have one installed. Also that deck has the ipod input do it, but I don't have an ipod. Going to see if I can hook my droid up to it instead.

Nealswheels
03-14-2011, 10:48 PM
Just installed a Kenwood KDC-MP345U in the 164. It is hooked to A type of indoor / outdoor speakers that they previous owner installed in the door panels...
They actually don't sound half bad hooked up to the Kenwood
Pics
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_aGuXD4jhB30/TX6kptJV4jI/AAAAAAAABTI/CElyz-0kUOk/s720/DSC_0636.JPG

The 1991 245 has a 2-3 year old Blaupunkt CD player and stockish speakers

The 1980 245 has a cheap spark - o - matic cassette deck in it for now but I just got a inexpensive Clarion CZ300 for when it gets out of the body shop.
Looks like this
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Pa1d8a3nL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Neal

Morten VJ
03-20-2011, 09:17 AM
This
http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx18/Morten-Vig/Volvo%20245/DSC_0106.jpg
with a pioneer sub in the spareweel.
http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx18/Morten-Vig/Volvo%20245/P8140153.jpg
amplifier.
http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx18/Morten-Vig/Volvo%20245/P8140149.jpg
Speakers
http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx18/Morten-Vig/Volvo%20245/IMG_0063.jpg
And the position of the radio will only work on a non A/C heater combo.

Morten

84 Blue 240
03-20-2011, 10:46 AM
How much balls does that Pioneer have?

Morten VJ
03-20-2011, 11:05 AM
Balls??
It's louder than the noise of the car at 150 km/h.

It's a compromise of space and sound quality.
And i'm happy :)

Falcone
03-20-2011, 11:39 AM
Pioneer unit I bought a few years ago. Use it to watch porn at red lights. Stock speakers and no factory amp. It works and I can hear it on the 401 with the windows down, drone from side exit bouncing off concrete median and ear protectors on. If I don't wear the ear protectors, I'm almost def about an hour into a trip. I have to drive with the windows down because of the catch can set-up and it gets fcking hot inside

http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo231/falcone_850/P1150813-1.jpg

760T man
03-20-2011, 12:09 PM
No MP3's. Not there yet, may never go there, audio compression and lack of good clean pure hi-fidelity sound, ya, know it.

Sounds like you've only ever heard 128kbps MP3s... I'm a picky mother****er when it comes to sound quality, but as long as an MP3 is 192kbps or up (preferably 256-320kbps) I don't have a problem.

Anyway, I just got a Pioneer AVH-P3200BT to replace the MVH-P8200BT. I'd rather have touch screen menus and an optical disc player, plus I've never thought the 760/960 console looks right with a single-DIN head unit in it.

rom
03-21-2011, 12:01 AM
Pioneer MVH-P8200BT + ipod.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/mr740ti/765/960d-760.jpg

Synced up with my phone for true handsfree. FTMFW.

I actually bought it because it doesn't look ****ing stupid/riceboytastic. The illumination of the button text can be changed on a gradient scale to any shade of any color, so it can be matched perfectly to factory dash lighting.

Have a cheap Pioneer sub + amp I got at walmart (yeah, yeah, I know :roll:) on clearance for cheaps. Will be hooked up when I get off my lazy ass and do it.

Also, I just realized that if I get pioneer speakers for the doors, I'll have an all Pioneer system. Baller, I guess?

Looks great.
That's one of the few aftermarket head units I've seen that doesn't look like a some weird kids toy with blinky flashing button filled nonsense. The only one Ive actually liked in the past 5 years has been the mcintosh overpriced nonsense stereo.

caffnated_madness
03-21-2011, 12:50 AM
damn i still have to post pics...maybe cellphone pics in the morning

smokeyfan1000
03-21-2011, 01:04 AM
Deck is Kenwood as pictured:


That's a Kenwood KDC- MP 538U . 22 watts RMS x 4 with the built in "amp' on.

I have the same deck & it is a good one IMO too. Mine has a USB cable. So i can carry just bout all of my CDs already recorded on a 4 GB thumb drive. Great for ong trips & not have a car full of CD boxes.

Hemily
03-21-2011, 04:10 AM
i just got some panasonic thingy

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5671/dsc0080ba.jpg

bicyclelifestyle
03-21-2011, 05:14 AM
stock h/u FTW :lol:
ghetto rigged an amp and 13" sub into it... bumpbump.

sandrock740
04-20-2011, 05:54 PM
i have a hole

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j227/tfeston/P1000949.jpg

:wtf::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

sandrock740
04-20-2011, 06:10 PM
well in my case i went very old-school so i got this whole alpine set-up radio equalizer cd-changer 6cd 2 mini amps <front and rear> and amp for the subs still not install on the car just waiting for the 4 alpine speakers and 2 alpine 10"subs for my bazookas tubes :oogle:<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48829466@N03/5638321729/" title="IMG_20110420_164821 by 89turbo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5638321729_db7f2e50f0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_20110420_164821"></a>

760T man
04-20-2011, 08:10 PM
Looks great.
That's one of the few aftermarket head units I've seen that doesn't look like a some weird kids toy with blinky flashing button filled nonsense. The only one Ive actually liked in the past 5 years has been the mcintosh overpriced nonsense stereo.

That's precisely why I got it.

245Mike
04-20-2011, 10:39 PM
well in my case i went very old-school so i got this whole alpine set-up radio equalizer cd-changer 6cd 2 mini amps <front and rear> and amp for the subs still not install on the car just waiting for the 4 alpine speakers and 2 alpine 10"subs for my bazookas tubes :oogle:<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48829466@N03/5638321729/" title="IMG_20110420_164821 by 89turbo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5638321729_db7f2e50f0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_20110420_164821"></a>

That is going to be so badassed!!

sandrock740
04-20-2011, 10:48 PM
That is going to be so badassed!!
:nod:thanks

hockey930
04-21-2011, 11:32 AM
wow some of these installs are terrible.
6x9's in huge boxes on the back dash, huge home speakers taking up half the trunk. Man oh man

rom
04-21-2011, 10:28 PM
i have a hole

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j227/tfeston/P1000949.jpg

ahole. haha