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Old 08-17-2006, 10:31 AM   #1
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Ok Audio experts, I need help deciding on a head unit for my 92. Heres the thing, I would like something that lights up red to match, plays mp3 cd'* and, this is a big and...... Is not real bright, I hate allot of light at night when I drive, I like the gauges so dim that you can barely see them, so some bright non dimming light show display wont work for me. Any input you guys/gals have would be great, I don't know much about car audio.......

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the biggest hurdle will be getting something that lights up red, your best bet for a red display would be Sony, however, i do not like Sony car audio, so i can not honestly recommend them. My eclipse matches well, but its certainly pricey.
Look for something that has a display that you can change the color. There are quite a few options available going that route


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Price really doesn't matter, as long as it isn't 800 dollars, and it has the features I want....
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i LOVE my red Rockford Fosgate....there are tons of models, and you can find them cheap on ebay
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That looks sweet, but is it really bright at night? Also, does it light up red?
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That looks sweet, but is it really bright at night? Also, does it light up red?
there are 3 diffrent colors for the buttons Red is one of them

Its not that bright at nigth i think it dims when you turn your lights on, iv been in my borthers jeep at nigth and you Do Not get blinded by it, its vary nice.

and you can hook it up to you steering wheel buttons throw a cable, you dont have to use IR.
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Price really doesn't matter, as long as it isn't 800 dollars, and it has the features I want....
well, that one i showed you was $600 when it was new a year ago
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The Kenwood 790 has 2 button colors, Red and Green. The rest of the text on the display can be set to Red, White, or Blue, you get to choose which line is which color. You can set them all to red, which will be really dim at night, as the unit dims the display when you turn your lights on (gotta hook up the dimmer wire). But, being red is hard to read in the daytime.

I dim my dash lights, too, and with the head unit set to dim with lights on, it'* not that bright at night. When my lights are off, the display gets quite a bit brighter for daytime.
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And you can get the KRC-X790 for about $225'ish new from various eBay stores. Or about $379 on Crutchfield, if you need someone to hold your hand...
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