what about the Kenwood Excelon DNX8120

Discussion in 'Audio, Video and Alarm Discussions' started by gtcream17, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. sotsub

    sotsub New Member

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    Sinjin....sorry, just seen you already got all this 8120 info covered in previous replys...sorry guys...Happy new year everyone
     
  2. Rich E

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    Wow, thanks for the info. I do not have Bose speakers. I plan on using the factory speakers. They are fine for my needs. I'm just looking to upgrade the radio. Do you think sound quality will suffer without adding an amp?
     
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    Rich, it should pretty much sound exactly the same as factory unit....you just need the correct Pac-mod......good luck.....
     
  4. Rich E

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Sinjin

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    No Problem

    It's cool. :cool2:
     
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    Great thread. I too am considering this unit. I'd like to get it with all the bells and whistles Rich E mentioned. I'm wondering what the ballpark price is going to be once you throw in all the extra's. Steering wheel control, ipod adapter, PAC-module for Bose speakers, rear camera.

    For the money would this be considered my best bet?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. Sinjin

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    To get an idea, go to the Crutchfield web site and build your system. Or there another place I use called Sonic Electronics. Go to either of these web sites and pick the products you want. Then see what the total is with out going through check out. Then if you like you can shop around to see if you can find a better price. Crutchfield does tend to run higher.
     
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    Crutchfield is way too high... got the pac 0s4, pac swijack, and pac gmrvd for $190 shipped on ebay... just ordered my dnx8120 too...
     
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    Newbie, Hi everyone. Great rides and info on here. BIG Thanks!
    Quick question, I have an '07 with a flip down DVD in the rear that I never use but would like to be able too. My head unit is NOT the Nav unit, it is the DVD over CD unit. Is the flip down in the rear a "slave" driven unit. How can I change my head unit and retain this. I am contemplating the Kenwood (becasue the Garmin GPS is the best), Pioneer Z3, and an Eclipse. What are your thoughts???
     
  10. nojosh

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    the pac gmrvd is the adapter for the rear entertainment stuff... it should be the part you need for the rear dvd... anyone here know for sure?
     
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    I think its nifty!
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks, I'll check it out and post when I get everything installed.
     
  13. Briangib

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    @gtcream17 are you happy with your Kenwood? Would you recommend it?
    Sorry for being off topic.

    I'm in the process of upgrading my stock stereo and looking for a good one.

    From my research Kenwood is a good option. But can't make up my mind. All the reviews I've read so far are hype garbage. Actually I've tracked down a site that tells it how it is. I was eyeing the DDX9704S stereo thanks to the review.

    Can you tell me how bad the is the screen glare? What about the price is there enough value to justify it?

    I'm open for suggestions