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Old 11-08-2008, 07:54 PM
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DD Headunit with Garmin GPS?

I was going to make payment for the head unit that I've always wanted to buy - Kenwood 8120 ($1400) However, I was toying with the idea of going with a slightly cheaper head unit but with Garmin GPS, and then pick up the rockford 3sixty.2 instead. Can anybody recommend a headunit (double din) with integrated garmin nav? It seems like only Kenwood makes DD HU with Garmin?

If I were to pick up the 3sixty.2, I'd only have a budget of 800 or so for the headunit.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:34 PM
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Hmm...maybe Kenwood DNX7120? Still has the same Garmin Nav, but doesn't have built-in bluetooth, or 5V pre-out, or 13-band EQ, or extended warranty...but eh...

I am actually in the same boat as you are...7120? or 8120? If you add bluetooth to 7120, it's only 50 bucks cheaper than 8120...
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:35 PM
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BTW, the above price is from crutchfield.com
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:43 PM
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I'm leaning towards the 8120. There's more than just BT difference between the 8120 and 7120. IIRC, the 7120 has slightly worse ipod support.

The only thing I don't really like about this deck is that:

1) the TA settings look very cheesy
2) doesn't seem like it has band pass xover..only high/low
3) I read that you have to mess around with the speaker size settings to get the right sound.

I'm looking for a DD unit that has garmin, has bandpass xover that I can run to the rear channel for my mid bass.
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I guess you get what you pay for...and really, 8120 has so much more potential than 7120 in terms of customizing SQ...

And just for reference, I never looked at IPOD support...never owned one...
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:55 PM
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Actually I noticed that the 8120:

Rear High Pass Filter: Select between 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, or 250 Hz at a slope of -12, -18, or -24 dB per octave; you can also select full-range

If I set the deck to send HP @ 100hz to the rear, and set my amp to low pass at 400hz, doesn't that make it a band pass of 100-400hz? Can someone confirm?

If that was the case, I'm grabbing the 8120 tomorrow.
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That sounds right...in electronics engineering term...not sure how well the signals are going to be though...
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Wait...doesn't 8120 have sub pre-out??

2 minutes later...NVM...it's only low-pass...

BTW, where are you planning on getting yours, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by slymonkey View Post
Wait...doesn't 8120 have sub pre-out??

2 minutes later...NVM...it's only low-pass...

BTW, where are you planning on getting yours, if you don't mind me asking?
ebay. $1400 shipped and taxes included, everything included. I've bought from the seller before.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:11 PM
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For the sake of $100 why not buy it from a CDN authorized dealer and get the 2 year warranty on it?
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