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Old 05-23-2011, 04:33 AM   #1
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In my 2001 BMW 325i, I am looking to replace the current head unit with a better one. I installed an Alpine 6CD changer in the trunk a while back but this is not cutting it anymore, I want auxiliary support and a nice display.

So what would you guys recommend.. I am looking something that looks somewhat similar to the stock headunit but with Auxiliary support for my Zune. I would also like the CD player to support MP3 CD's and not just normal CD's.

Edit: My car does NOT support double dim.

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Old 05-23-2011, 04:55 AM   #2
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In my 2001 BMW 325i, I am looking to replace the current head unit with a better one. I installed an Alpine 6CD changer in the trunk a while back but this is not cutting it anymore, I want auxiliary support and a nice display.

So what would you guys recommend.. I am looking something that looks somewhat similar to the stock headunit but with Auxiliary support for my Zune. I would also like the CD player to support MP3 CD's and not just normal CD's.
You should check out Dynavin bud. I'm saving money for the android one.

http://www.dynavin.com/index.php
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:35 AM   #3
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You should check out Dynavin bud. I'm saving money for the android one.

http://www.dynavin.com/index.php
Whats the price differences between the WinCE and Android?
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:21 AM   #4
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pioneer headunits are pretty sweet if u have the money for em and the knowledge to do the vents behind the unit.. if ur not willing to modify dynavin is ur only option for double din.. i dont care for single dins so i have no help there.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:46 AM   #5
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Go for the pioneer. If you don't have the double-din space you will have to order a relocation kit for the AC panel and a nice little bracket for the surrounding of the headunit. Only then will you realise how much of a visualise plus you have added to the interior of your car. If you have the extra cash, I would definitely suggest the pioneer. I probably don't have to mention the acoustics..
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:49 AM   #6
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Whats the price differences between the WinCE and Android?
Oh I don't know bud, I called them and asked about the android only. I think he said it was around 600 for the android.

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:46 AM   #7
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:00 PM   #8
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Dynavin is good if you want something that matches your interior...and that's about it.

Poor build quality, crappy Android functionality, and poor sound quality. It's a cheap China-made unit.

www.sonicelectronix.com

Pretty much anything from Pioneer, Alpine, or Kenwood will be great.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:46 PM   #9
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I agree, go with a double-din as singles look somewhat 'off' and stand out like a sore thumb
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:53 PM   #10
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Dynavin is good if you want something that matches your interior...and that's about it.

Poor build quality, crappy Android functionality, and poor sound quality. It's a cheap China-made unit.

www.sonicelectronix.com

Pretty much anything from Pioneer, Alpine, or Kenwood will be great.

I agree, Dynavin is crap! I like Kenwood Excelon products....they have a ton of features and clean power.
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Dynavin is good if you want something that matches your interior...and that's about it.

Poor build quality, crappy Android functionality, and poor sound quality. It's a cheap China-made unit.

www.sonicelectronix.com

Pretty much anything from Pioneer, Alpine, or Kenwood will be great.
Damn really?

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Damn, really.
But.. but.. but.. its android....
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You should check out Dynavin bud. I'm saving money for the android one.

http://www.dynavin.com/index.php
I thought you need to currently have a Nav system installed to put in Dynavin (so it would fit)

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pioneer headunits are pretty sweet if u have the money for em and the knowledge to do the vents behind the unit.. if ur not willing to modify dynavin is ur only option for double din.. i dont care for single dins so i have no help there.
What is a "din"? Edit: Oh I see now. So if it is double din then it won't install in my car if i don't currently have a nav system

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But.. but.. but.. its android....
I know what you mean... I love my android phone

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But.. but.. but.. its android....
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The website home page shows Android 2.2.
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Bimmian used to carry something that looked like the Dynavin, but was pricier. I can't find it on their site now though...
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I agree, go with a double-din as singles look somewhat 'off' and stand out like a sore thumb
Well right now I do not have a Nav system in my car and my head unit looks like

Is there anyway i can make it work without losing access to my air conditioning, etc

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I don't think that will fit my car
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im planning on an alpine iva-w505 or the 800 series double-din with 10" DD competition sub, dunno what for an amp
*apparently the alpine unit supports iphone and external hd's so id be set
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