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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2005, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Alpine Double-DIN

Anyone know why these are only available from Japan? You can order them online at a few places. One is here: http://www.audiocubes.com/







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Because nobody in the U.S. except evil jose wants a mini disc player. Double din sales in the U.S. are very low.
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Yeah, I don't care for MD either, but it still seems odd that sales are so low when lots of cars have double-din stock radios. Of the 3 cars I have, none has a single-DIN opening. Jeep is 1.5-DIN, Maxima is 2-DIN, and Mach 1 is 2-DIN.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2005, 11:43 AM
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the vast majority of cars used to have single din or 1.5 din openings, and for the longest time, any type of single din unit has had twice the amount of features as a double din unit, for less money,

.now, with so many companies putting double din units in their cars, double din video sales are going up, but until the radios have more features for the money, they'll still be a lost cause in the U.S

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Isn't there a regular CD slot on the top of those. Not only mini-disk but both CD and MD..???
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yes, there is, but it's a worthless feature in America, and would drive up cost.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a list of what I found. Have I missed any brands? I probably won't end up going double-DIN, but I just want to see what's out there.

Legacy Audio (Junk shit, I imagine):
LCDCS92
LCDCS93MP3

Kenwood:
DDX7015
CD-Cassette Receivers
DPX-MP4070

Pioneer:
AVIC-D1
FH-P5000MP
FHP4200MP

Pyle (Junk shit, I imagine):
PLCDCS300
PLCDCS330MP
PLDCS400

JVC:
KW-XC777

Clarion:
ADB340MP

Eclipse:
AVX2494
AVX2404
AVN5435

BOSS Audio (Junk shit, I assume):
AVA-2695R

Sony:
WX-4500X
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Sony should be added to the "junk shit" list.

the eclipse AVN5435 would probably be my choice, but i'm biased.

the clarion sucks, too, i used to sell it.

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