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Postby my02vr6 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:09 am

Seeing as how nobody's posted in here for a while, here's a new question: what exactly is the benefit from using 2V vs 5V outputs on a stereo? I'm sure the 5V sends a better signal, but I know there's more to that.

The new Kenwood line has three in dash monitors, two are double din and the other two are flipout. I think I'm gonna go with the double din, but the only thing I'm pondering is which one. The one with 2V or 5V. The prices haven't come out yet, and I can't find anything about them except on the Kenwood site. They are iPod video compatible where the old ones could only play music. Here's a link:http://www.kenwoodusa.com/products-DDX7019 & 8019. Those two are the ones I'm looking at.

If anybody can help me out, I'd really appreciate it. If you need to know what all I'm running, you can look at my blog about my car on myspace. :baller:
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Postby 8v fury » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:10 am

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Postby my02vr6 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:17 am

8v fury wrote:5v.

yeah, both the stereos in my cars are 5V right now. i guess it'll just come down to how much they'll cost when they are finally released. i can't find them anywhere. i really want the DDX8019, though. flush mount, practically 7" screen :excited: . it'll look good in between the 337 brushed alum console.
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Postby lunisport » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:57 pm

The higher voltage means you turn down your amps, which means a better signal to amplify, which means lower noise. From what I remember, that's about it. Higher volts = cleaner signal = cleaner sound.

Of course for me, rolling down the street at high speeds in a convertible, I barely hear anything :funny:

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Postby ohsnap » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:10 pm

lunisport wrote:Of course for me, rolling down the street at high speeds in a convertible, I barely hear anything :funny:


Yeah yeah yeah.... convertible's the way to go. :mad:
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Postby jduarte » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:51 am

lunisport wrote:The higher voltage means you turn down your amps, which means a better signal to amplify, which means lower noise. From what I remember, that's about it. Higher volts = cleaner signal = cleaner sound.

Of course for me, rolling down the street at high speeds in a convertible, I barely hear anything :funny:


When did you get the cabby all put together?

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Postby my02vr6 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:19 am

So, does anyone know who is selling the new kenwood line yet? Its now the second week in March and they're supposed to be out, but I still can't find anyone who is selling them. I have the cash, but no one has the goods. Not even ebay! Can you believe that?
btw, I'll be looking to sell the HU in my GTI when I do find one. I'm thinking $800 obo. Its the KVT-815DVD with z-action 7" touchscreen. Pretty much new, in great condition. Look it up, you would still be hard pressed to find it under $1000 for brand new. I'll post it up in classifieds when I'm ready to sell.
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Postby lunisport » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:07 pm

jduarte wrote:When did you get the cabby all put together?


It's been together for a while, just havne't had the good weather to drive it around.

As for Jason's request for the new deck, maybe you can call up a shop and preorder it? I'll give you the number to my friend's shop here in SF, or you can contact Dave/bmf20z on Vortex, he's the man when it comes to Car Audio.

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Postby my02vr6 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:26 pm

thanks, but i actually just found it. don't yell at me, but audio express had the new stuff in stock. the guy that sold it to me hooked me up. he's got a GTI, also, and he liked my car, so he gave me a deal. it looks very nice.
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curvedinfinity wrote:Well, if driving a car is sex, and seeing pictures of a car is porn, then touching a car you can't have is like a lap dance.

Lap dances ain't bad

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Postby my02vr6 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:54 pm

OK, so here's what I got. its the brand new DNX7100 6.95" flush mount in dash screen. i know, that sounds like an ad. i just chatted with a crutchfield sales person and he said all the new kenwoods are 4V. anyone can confirm?
anyway, here is a pic. I also installed my 337 brushed alum console.

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this was last night before i put the 337 stuff in
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i love it so far, but they didn't have the ipod interface in stock, so i have to order it. thanks for all the info you all gave me. it was well appreciated!
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curvedinfinity wrote:Well, if driving a car is sex, and seeing pictures of a car is porn, then touching a car you can't have is like a lap dance.

Lap dances ain't bad


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