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Old 12-27-2012, 08:47 AM
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What are some good affordable aftermarket head units?

I'm currently fixing up my 01 330i as it's been a little neglected. So I'm having new speakers installed and I want to install a subwoofer as well but I need to upgrade the head unit because my car currently has a BMW factory cassette player in it along with a smart ipod interface that I got from Bavauto which sucks.... Any suggestions for a new head unit that won't stand out like a sore thumb???

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:23 AM
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Pretty much they all will stand out, unless you go for one of the Dynavin types that look like the factory nav screen units.

I suggest you read the WIKI section on sound systems so you're aware of what you're getting into. Your factory system is not a typical four channel setup like so many think.
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