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Double Din or Single Din ?

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Old 04-13-2015, 01:04 AM
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Double Din or Single Din ?

hey guys, i'm sure somewhere on this forum this discussion have already been brought up but i just want to clear the air one more time by going straight to the chase...i'm looking to upgrade from stock so which one do you prefer a double din or single din unit on your fit ? and why ? what's the best double din & single din unit out there ?
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:42 AM
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You can go with either one to be honest. It all comes down to your preference.

Do you want in-dash navigation or do you want an extra single din for other things.
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:22 AM
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Personally i love double dins they look more professional but i dont have a problem with single either the only thing that makes me cautious about double dins are thieves often see those as free goodies as where single dins you can detach and remove for security also the single flip ups usually block the ac vents...summer in sunny so cal is herendous bro...lol
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:30 AM
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That's true about thieves and the oven summer that we get in socal. But it depends on you like I said. If you want to go with a "custom" cover for your double din you can get the scosche double din kit since because of how it looks.
 
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It all comes down to personal preference and what you want out of your radio. I had a double-din touch screen, but I thought it looked too tempting to thieves, so I went with a single-din that has a flip out screen.. best of both worlds ;-)
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cnordt24 View Post
It all comes down to personal preference and what you want out of your radio. I had a double-din touch screen, but I thought it looked too tempting to thieves, so I went with a single-din that has a flip out screen.. best of both worlds ;-)
Do you get navigation with that as well?
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by derykisonder View Post
Do you get navigation with that as well?
I have CD/DVD/bluetooth/MP3/Navi/ipod/video, it's a 7' flip out display

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clarion-NZ503-In-Dash-7-LCD-DVD-MP3-CD-iPod-Car-Stereo-Receiver-w-Nav-Bluetooth-/291417679082?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43d9d8e4ea&vxp=mtr
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by cnordt24 View Post
I have CD/DVD/bluetooth/MP3/Navi/ipod/video, it's a 7' flip out display

Clarion NZ503 in Dash 7" LCD DVD MP3 CD iPod Car Stereo Receiver w Nav Bluetooth | eBay
Looks nice, I would never buy something like that through eBay though.
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by derykisonder View Post
Looks nice, I would never buy something like that through eBay though.
I just happened to be on ebay at the time, so I grabbed the link to show you what I was talking about.. I picked mine up from crutchfield ;-)
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:19 PM
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I'm not a fan of single Din's

Here is what I did:

https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/2nd-...ed-my-ge8.html

Best head unit I have ever used
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Waiz View Post
I'm not a fan of single Din's

Here is what I did:

https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/2nd-...ed-my-ge8.html

Best head unit I have ever used
I like the discreatness of the single din, but didn't want to lose the the touch screen so this was perfect..
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:29 PM
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Definitely more discrete but as your pics show when the screen is open it is blocking the A/C vents

No right answer here just comes down to preference
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:37 PM
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Exactly, I put the radio below the storage bin to cover up less of the vents but the only time I'm really going to leave it open is for navi. If I'm just driving around town I don't "need" the screen open so if I need the vents I can just leave it closed.
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:58 PM
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I have decided to purchase a pioneer AVIC-8000NEX for my 07 Sport. I'm mostly looking forward to using escort live with it. This will be the first double din I've ever owned
 
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:39 PM
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I have decided to purchase a pioneer AVIC-8000NEX for my 07 Sport. I'm mostly looking forward to using escort live with it. This will be the first double din I've ever owned


Good work, let us know how it goes
 
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:32 PM
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hmmm interesting topic here...double dins advantage is more to the look it gives that professional almost built in comes with the ride look but here's the disadvantage for double's...on a hot day the sun will directly shine on it unless you put a custom cover for it but when you do that it looks tacky..now to me the big advantage for single dins is you can pull out and bring it with you so you don't have to worry someone will jack it and second the way the single dins flip out it kind of going away from the windshield so it will protect from hot days...
 
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:13 PM
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On my previous vehicle - a '96 Civic HX coupe - I had a Denon DCT-950 single din installed, which was awesome. RDS display way before it became popular. Then I hit a deer with said Civic and needed another vehicle.

I got an '08 Sport in '09, used the factory head unit for a year, and didn't want a single din in the Fit. So I had a double din installed - a Pioneer AVIC-U310BT.

So I've gone from single din to double din. Both these units have removable faceplates, which itself is both a plus and minus. Plus: Can remove to deter theft. Minus: Gotta keep track of it.

True story: With the Denon, I got back from a late Friday nite photo shoot for a newspaper on a snowy night, put the faceplate in my coat pocket, and walked from my car to the back door. Somehow the faceplate fell out of my pocket without my noticing and onto the snow. Then we got another foot of snow and I didn't think of it until the next time I needed the car. Shoveled but didn't find it. Finally found it a few days after some snow thawed, about 3 ft. from the back door, still working fine since I kept it in its original hard case. "The Sounds of Silence" in heavy rotation until I found it.
 
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by cnordt24 View Post
Exactly, I put the radio below the storage bin to cover up less of the vents but the only time I'm really going to leave it open is for navi. If I'm just driving around town I don't "need" the screen open so if I need the vents I can just leave it closed.
Which dash kit is that?
 
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Which dash kit is that?
It's the Metra kit I believe
 

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