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Old 07-06-2013, 05:13 AM   #1
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Pioneer 2 DIN - What to choose?

Hello!

I have looked at 2 Pioneer 2DINs, one of them is Pioneer SPH-DA100, and the other one is AVH-X8500BT.

In my car I have;

Front: 6,5" and 1" (I believe it is 1" not sure)
Middle: 1" (?)
Rear: 6,5"

I first want to buy a new 2DIN, and then change the speakers to better ones.

Is there any reason for me to spend alot more on AVH-X8500BT?

Any other nice looking 2DINs?
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
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Pioneer 2 DIN - What to choose?

Check out the Parrot Astroid double din.


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Old 07-09-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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Be prepared to make some adjustments to make the double din fit.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #4
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Be prepared to make some adjustments to make the double din fit.
This.

Search for some double din DIY to see what we we're talking about
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:15 AM   #5
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That 8500 that you're considering is a step up from my 8400. It's all a matter of taste, but I think the extra money is well spent to have USB and SD card access.

Not to mention the bluetooth and detachable face security. I have yet to play with the Mixtrax feature or anything else yet.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #6
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without a doubt you want to spend the extra money and get something decent... What I was talking about is the fitment issues and having to cutting the vents and stuff... some people are not comfortable with doing stuff like that

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=359575
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #7
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Another vote here for the Parrot Asteroid Smart.

IMO, this is the only logical choice for a head unit in a later BMW.

GL on whatever you do choose.

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Old 07-10-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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Not sure what the 8500 has over the 5500 but I have the 5500 in my MDX and it's fantastic.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:54 AM   #9
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without a doubt you want to spend the extra money and get something decent... What I was talking about is the fitment issues and having to cutting the vents and stuff... some people are not comfortable with doing stuff like that

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=359575

I know what you mean man. I'm comfortable with the process, but not skilled enough to do that myself.

My go-to guys are ca1242 and cynical wry. They do all of my audio and video. I love those guys. If you have missing clips and screws that were hidden, your car would look like new after they're done with your installation.

Their attention to detail is meticulous.
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