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Old 08-11-2018, 07:54 AM   #1
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Stereo Recommendations

Hi guys!

After about 10 years without a stereo - I am finally getting around to having this sorted. (listening to the engine is quite nice as well!)

Originally pulled the stereo the previous owner had installed intending to go with a double DIN and GPS.

Now looking for a single DIN head unit - as close to stock looking as possible, with Apple car play, bluetooth, etc...

Also needs to work with the OEM rear speaker kit (which has also sat in my basement brand new for ten years...).

Any recommendations would be much appreciated!
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:19 AM   #2
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Why did you decide not to go with Double DIN and GPS? I went that route and added a back up camera. It updates the car and since Porsche offered a PCM, the Double DIN does not look out of place in the car. I'm also using the rear speaker. Here's some information about my system and the installation: Does anyone know which is the vss wire on an 02 with Bose?
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Continental probably have the closest to OEM look in the aftermarket for german cars.

https://www.continental-automotive.com/en-gl/Trucks-Buses/Interior-Cabin/Infotainment/Radios
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Conti as mentioned if open to alternatives the Pioneer deh 80 prs is really nice supports active cross overs and has lots of tuning capability.
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Conti as mentioned if open to alternatives the Pioneer deh 80 prs is really nice supports active cross overs and has lots of tuning capability.
Thanks everyone for the recommendations!

I was actually looking at the Pioneer DEH 80 as a possible option - do you have any experience with this model?

As for not going double din, really just a personal preference to go with a more minimalist stereo and focus on other things in the car.
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How bout the Sony MEX M100 BT 160W 40x4 Single din. I like the music of the Flat6 but with the open top you could use a few more amps!
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Thanks everyone for the recommendations!

I was actually looking at the Pioneer DEH 80 as a possible option - do you have any experience with this model?

As for not going double din, really just a personal preference to go with a more minimalist stereo and focus on other things in the car.
I installed the DEH PRS 80 in my car absolutely love it. I have mine set up in network work mode, using a Alpine amp to power 2 mid drivers dash 3 and 6.5 in the doors and a subwoofer I made out of an old 996 cabriolet bose footwell sub. I run 1.5 inch tweeters using the head unit amplifier.

Sounds amazing

Speakers are hertz mille pro 3 way, sub 8 thin mount pioneer.

HU install used the crutfield prewire service so plug and play 10 minutes or 15. That was before i swapped speakers had jbl gto in dash and stick amp running doors sounded excellent.
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I went with the conti for the stock look Bluetooth / USB

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I just installed a Pioneer AVH-3400NEX. It fits the single DIN slot, but has a 7" screen that slides out and tilts up offering full CarPlay and Android Auto capability as well as Bluetooth, etc.
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