: Stereo recommendation

03-13-07, 11:04 AM
Looking for recommendations for a good stereo replacement for my 88 Fleetwood. I want a good sound but not looking to shake the roof tiles off in my neighborhood. Something 2 din, with a CD and an Aux in. Maybe also instead of a 2 din a 1 din unit with a 1 din equalizer. I want to fill the space and make it look nice. Trying to keep in a reasonable budget for this.


03-13-07, 03:19 PM
First thought that comes to mind for a 2 din is the JVC KW-XC400 (silver) or KW-XC410 (black). That's a double din CD/cassette and also has an Aux. jack right on the face--and is nicely priced.


I was going to get one myself for my '95 FWB, to keep the double din look, but then changed course and got a single din Pioneer Premier DEH-P480MP CD unit. Realized I'd never use the cassette, and had heard nothing but raves on Pioneer, and really liked the look of it. Haven't been sorry, and LOVE it completely. And surprisingly, despite the odd configuration of the Fleetwood's audio system and wiring, the Metra wiring harness I got worked perfectly and all is like OEM in operation.

03-13-07, 05:42 PM
Not trying to sound smart, but the 88's have what GM called a "Din and a half" head unit that is just slightly smaller than the import's double-din. I am too am a Pioneer fan, and would easily suggest the DEH-P47DH (http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=DEH-P47DH+&btnG=Search)because it would fit right in, but you could go with a regular single-din unit and run it to an auxilary EQ like the EQ-4500 (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&fcl=3&catref=C6&from=R10&satitle=EQ+4500&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=77586&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=2%26fsoo%3D2&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search) or the EQ-6500 (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=unknown&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&fcl=3&from=R10&satitle=EQ+6500&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=77586&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=2%26fsoo%3D2&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search)(it should fit: Double-din = 7-3/16"w(x) 3-1/2"h and the Single-din and EQ = 7-3/8"w (x) 3-1/4"h - there would be about 1/4" difference between the two, but there may be a trim plate that helps with that). Really, you have a decision as to whether you want an internal equalizer or an auxilary EQ attached to your head unit. The din and a half head unit would be the easiest, but some people like the external equalizers better. HTH :D

P.S. I forgot about the AUX-in you had mentioned. I found this (http://www.pricegrabber.com/rating_getprodrev.php/masterid=602344/form_keyword=/) (one guy says: "Fit looks completely stock, not out of place at all. It's very high quality... This is a perfect way of adding an AUX port to your Pioneer Head Unit.") for Pioneer head units. I also learned in research that you might should shy away from the Kenwood units as they are more difficult to adapt Aux-in on certain models.
I had a good time looking up this stuff, and I sure did learn a lot - Hope it helps. :alchi:

03-13-07, 11:04 PM
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03-15-07, 10:35 AM
Din and a half huh, ok. I also am a fan of pioneer equipment. And really as long as it has the aux in I don't really need the cassette. Time to see what is on Ebay!