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Best Car Double DIN Stereos 2020 – QP Ratings and Buyer’s Guide

Last updated: 14.02.2020 0

The popularity of 2 DIN format car stereos began to grow rapidly immediately after their appearance. Consumers appreciated the capabilities and functions of the new format devices, gradually starting to abandon the usual and standard 1 DIN devices. At the same time, manufacturers strive to offer improved and upgraded devices, expanding their capabilities, improving the quality of playback, adding new formats and options. But in the pursuit of functionality, it is important not to overdo it, paying more than the driver will not actually use. The updated rating of the car double DIN stereos makes it clear which devices are now a priority for customers, and what motorists expect from modern 2DIN devices.

NameQP Rating
Kenwood DNX775RVS Navigation Receiver 10 See all reviews Check Price
Alpine iLX-207 Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Receiver 9.5 See all reviews Check Price
Clarion NX405 2-Din DVD Multimedia Station 9 See all reviews Check Price
Alpine iLX-W650 7" Mech-Less Receiver 8.6 See all reviews Check Price
JVC KW-V85BT Car Double DIN Stereo 8.2 See all reviews Check Price
Sony XAV-AX1000 Double Din Stereo 7.8 See all reviews Check Price
Jensen VX7020N Multimedia Touch Screen Car Stereo 7.4 See all reviews Check Price
Pioneer AVH-210EX Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver 6.9 See all reviews Check Price
Jensen VX3228 6.2" Digital Multimedia Double DIN Car Stereo 6.4 See all reviews Check Price
Boss Audio Systems BV9364B Car Stereo DVD Player 5.9 See all reviews Check Price

Kenwood DNX775RVS Navigation Receiver

Key Specifications

  • NAVIGATION FEATURES: The DNX775RVS includes Garmin's advanced GPS RV/Truck navigation. Simply enter your vehicle profile information (customizable by height, width, weight and number of axles) and find RV/Truck accessible routes suitable for the size and weight of your RV/Truck.
  • KENWOOD SCREEN CONTROL: The DNX775RVS can be mirrored on an Android tablet(OS 7.0+) and you can control select reciever functions from the tablet via Wi-Fi, using the KENWOOD Screen Control app.
  • DASHBOARD CAMERA READY: Full HD video recording is available in a compact windshield mount that can record every event in front of you while you drive. High Dynamic Range (HDR) allows flawless recording regardless of extreme bright light or very dark conditions. With a built-in gyro sensor, if an accident occurs it will be saved in a separate portion of memory within the 8GB SD card for viewing.
  • AUDIO FEATURES: Sound quality enthusiasts will love the playback support of Hi-Res Audio music, featuring compatibility with FLAC and DSD files. Simple touch screen sound customization is also available with its built-in 13 Band EQ and Digital Time Alignment.
  • GUIDANCE BY GARMIN: Equipped with the industry leading Garmin navigation software, offering a variety of display options to make your driving easier such as Lane Assist.

Road-readyrouting for your RV or rig If you own an RV or a tractor trailer, you already know about the extra work and care that go into keeping it running and rolling safely. Wouldn't it be nice if there was something that made owning your large vehicle a little easier ? Kenwood's DNX775RVS navigation receiver treats RV owners and truckerswith a sweet 6.95" touchscreen display, amazing phone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto(tm), and vehicle-specific guidance from the experts at Garmin. It also gives you plenty of options for entertainment and killer sound, to boot. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Kenwood designed theDNX775RVS to work seamlessly with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. No matter what phone you (or your passengers) prefer, you can access the apps you need without getting distracted from the matter at hand - driving your vehicle. TheDNX775RVS gives you fingertip or voice control of your apps, and its beautiful 6.95" resistive touchscreen display offers plenty of real estate to suss out your sources and other important info - you can even customize the source button locations for easier access. WebLinkmoves moresweetapps into your dash This Kenwood includes WebLink, which provides you simple in-dash control over select apps likeYouTubeand Yelp. What's especially nice is that WebLink works with both Android and iPhone. So load up the free WebLink for Kenwood app, plug in your phone, and you'll have quick access to some handy infotainment for your journey. Pair with two phones at once If you're driving with a passenger, the DNX775RVS can pair with up to two phones at once. You'll be able to designate one phone as the priority but be able to switch between the two with ease, as well as have access to both phonebooks. Turn your phone or Android tablet into a remote Kenwood's Remote S app turns mostiPhones and Android phones into a remote control for this stereo.

Alpine iLX-207 Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Receiver

Key Specifications

  • Compatible with Car Play - Android Auto, Navigate and enjoy your music easier than ever before.
  • Backup Camera Included with license plate mounting kit & SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface
  • HD Radio Technology: The models have a built-in HD Radio receiver for free, crystal clear digital sound from the more than 2,000 AM and FM stations broadcasting with HD Radio Technology.
  • My Favorites feature provides custom shortcuts to favorite audio sources, places and phone numbers - Independent dual zone video control for separate front and rear video sources
  • FLAC compatibility (Free Lossless Audio Codec): FLAC files can be played on the new models via USB, providing a truer listening experience.

This bundle includes an Alpine iLX-207 7-Inch Mech-less Car Play Android Auto Audio/Video system, an Alpine HCE-C114 rear view camera with KTX-C10LP License Plate Frame, a PAC-Audio SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface & Best Bypass VBP3 Trigger Module for Offroad Use Only Alpine iLX-207 Mech-less Audio/Video (AV) system Do you use your smartphone for practically everything? The iLX-207 Mechless Audio/Video Receiver with both CarPlay and Android Auto capability optimizes your main smartphone features in a way that lets you concentrate on your driving. Be smart when using your phone on the road. The iLX-207 is compatible with both CarPlay and Android Auto. After connecting your smartphone via the charging cable and activating Bluetooth for Android Auto use, you get your music, driving directions, and phone calls - all controlled from the 7-inch touchscreen and heard through your vehicle's speaker system, so you don't have to look at or touch your phone and can keep it safely stored away. 50 Watts x 4 3 Pre-Outs (4V) 7-inch anti-glare capacitive touch screen Audio, video and Bluetooth feature set Compatible with CarPlay Android Auto compatible 9-band parametric EQ 6-channel time correction set by Alpine TuneIt App Touch screen control of truck accessories via KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately) Touch screen control of multiple camera systems via KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface (sold separately) SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required) FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/HE-AAC music playback via USB HDMI output for digital connection to rear seat entertainment system Alpine HCE-C114 Rear View Camera with 132 degree viewing angle Weatherproof Rearview Camera (IP67) Dark to light dynamic range image (1.0 to 100,000 LUX)

Clarion NX405 2-Din DVD Multimedia Station

Key Specifications

  • 2-Din DVD Multimedia Station with Built-In Navigation & 6-Inch Touch Panel Control CD/DVD/USB - MP3/WMA/MP4/AAC/FLAC
  • Apple iPhone Siri Eyes Free HDMI Input Source for Apple iOS and Android Devices Built-In Bluetooth for HFP/A2DP/HSP/OPP/AVRCP/PBAP
  • Pandora Internet Radio control via iPod/iPhone and Android Smart Phone Connectivity iGO Primo Navigation Software (8GB micro SD card for Map Storage)
  • (2) Rear USB port with Apple iPod/iPhone direct control via USB 2-Zone entertainment: Front and Rear independent source control 6-Channel / 2-Volt RCA Output w/ Built-In High and Low-Pass Filters
  • Built-In Microphone and External Microphone ready with OPTIONAL RCB204 or RCB199 SiriusXM Ready with iTunes Tagging via the OPTIONAL SXV200 or SXV300 Tuner

The NX405's sophisticated design incorporates accentuating diagonal cut lines with vivid colorful illumination offering an eye catching, high-end multimedia device that looks great in any vehicle interior. Featuring a built-in car navigation system with simple destination input, turn by turn voice prompts and selectable route guidance and preloaded with 11 million POI's. Includes HDMI to enjoy your Apps on the big screen, Pandora Internet Radio and Built-In Bluetooth for Hands-Free communication and Audio Streaming, Dual USB Inputs and SiriusXM ready with optional tuner. In addition to CD's and DVD's the NX405 also supports playback music and video files stored in iPod and iPhone, micro SD card and USB Flash Drive. The NX405 uses a high-speed CPU to enable a high-quality H.264 video as well FLAC audio files to be enjoyed in your car.

Alpine iLX-W650 7" Mech-Less Receiver

Key Specifications

  • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
  • shallow-mount chassis design (2-7/16" deep)
  • touchscreen swipe controls
  • designed to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • hands-free control lets you access apps using your voice

Alpine iLX-W650 Digital multimedia receiver. General Features: digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs). shallow-mount chassis design (2-7/16" deep). designed to pair with Alpine's KTA-450 power pack amplifier (coming soon). touchscreen swipe controls. designed to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. hands-free control lets you access apps using your voice. built-in Bluetooth connectivity. enjoy music apps like Pandora and Spotify. built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels). USB port accommodates various devices and thumb drives. FLAC compatible. 7" capacitive touchscreen. Smartphone Features:. designed to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control. Android control through USB. Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android. Siri Eyes-Free Control; works with Google Assistant. Expandability: add additional functions with Alpine accessories. inputs: rear USB port, rear auxiliary input, two camera inputs. works with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included). outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer). Other Features and Specs: compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required). external microphone included. built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels). CTA-2006 compliant.

JVC KW-V85BT Car Double DIN Stereo

Key Specifications

  • 6.8" Lcd panel and touchscreen
  • Compatible with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto - safely access message and navigation right from your stereo.
  • MP3 ID3 tag display (title/artist/album), high resolution audio playback, move, favorite, H.264 FLAC & more
  • El kameleon Stealth design turns the entire face of the unit Black when the ignition is turned off, so it meshes seamlessly with the interior.
  • Listen to Pandora and Spotify from your smartphone with smooth control on the headunit via USB or Bluetooth connection for iPhone, and via Bluetooth for Android devices.

JVC KW-V85BT 2-DIN multimedia receiver featuring 6.8" Clear resistive touch monitor/ Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto/ high-resolution audio/ iDatalink Maestro ready/ Bluetooth/ 13-band EQ JVC multimedia receivers interface your smartphone with your car to enrich your driving experience. Enjoy your favorite apps and view content on a big screen, in comfort and safety. General Features: JVC KW-V85BT in-dash receiver 6.8" Lcd panel and touchscreen power output: peak: 50 watts x 4 channels RMS: 22 Watts x 4 channels CD text information display MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/album) high resolution Audio playback Apple CarPlay with Siri eyes free - a smarter, safer and more fun way to use your iPhone in the car. Android Auto - Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With a simple and intuitive interface and powerful voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so that you can stay focused on the road. Idatalink Maestro advanced vehicle integration ready, sold separately remote control included playback and audio features: CD/CD-R/RW, DVD/DVD-R/RW playback MP3/WMA/AAC/MP4/FLAC/WAV Playback via USB Compatible with Apple iPhone 6/6+ and iOS 8 software 13-band Graphic equalizer with 8 selectable tone curves 2 rear USB inputs 3 sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer) Bluetooth Version 3.0 + EDR certified Bluetooth profiles supported: HFP: hands free profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone HSP: headset Profile enables a Bluetooth headset to connect to a compatible mobile phone PBAP: phone book Access profile allows the car stereo to display the name of the incoming caller, as well as access the contact list of the mobile phone directly from the car stereo

Sony XAV-AX1000 Double Din Stereo

Key Specifications

  • Free Backup Camera Included
  • Apple CarPlay® Compatibility - Apple CarPlay® is a safer way to use your iPhone® in the car. Simply talk to Siri® or touch the receiver's display and get directions from Apple® Maps, make phone calls, listen to voicemail, send and receive texts, and listen to music all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road.
  • SiriusXM®-Ready - Your Favorite Stations Wherever You Go, Wherever You Are. You can get over 140 channels, including commercial-free music plus the best sports and live events, comedy, news, exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM® programming is received through the SiriusXM® Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM® subscription required).
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Calling and Audio Streaming. Stay safe and obey local hands-free laws with built-in Bluetooth® (HFP). From hands-free calling, wireless audio streaming (A2DP) with artist, album, and song search, simple pairing, and control audio (AVRCP), Bluetooth® wireless technology has made life in the vehicle much more convenient.
  • Feature Bullet 5: - - - -

Sound meets safety, with hands-free control.

Play music and use your smartphone on the road, just by talking

This double-din AV center connects with your Apple or Android handset for effortless voice control while you drive. Built-in 4 x 55 W amplification delivers clear sound that you can customize to your liking.

Use with your phone

Connect your compatible Apple to get information, control entertainment and more.

Enjoy immersive audio

Built-in 4 x 55 W power amp gives you all the volume you need, with clear and dynamic sound.

Control at your fingertips

Large, clear touchscreen gives you intuitive control over music playback and smartphone functions.

Hear music your way

Multiple customization options let you adapt the audio experience to your liking. And with the built-in 4 x 55 W amplification, music sounds clear even at high volumes.

Powerful, clear amplification

Advanced signal processing from the 4 x 55 W Dynamic Reality Amp 2 removes interference, so music sounds clear and detailed. Even when you crank up the volume.

Build your own sound system

With the three pre-outs, you can add components of your choice, like extra amplifiers and sub-woofers.

  • Dynamic Reality Amp 2
  • Dynamic Stage Organizer
  • 10-band equalizer
  • 3 x pre-outs

Clear, responsive touch screen

Everything you need is a quick tap away, thanks to the 6.4" (16.3cm) full-color touch screen.

Rear view camera ready

Got a rear camera installed? View its feed through the screen, along with customizable guidelines that help you back in safely.

Jensen VX7020N Multimedia Touch Screen Car Stereo

Key Specifications

  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY -Jensen double DIN car radio multimedia receiver will pair & store the majority of Bluetooth devices providing you with Hands Free Calling and Music Streaming
  • 6.2-INCH LED LCD HIGH RESOLUTION TOUCH SCREEN -large and captivating 6.2-inch high resolution touch screen provides a comfortable viewing experience, and keeps all your favorite options within reach
  • MUSIC STREAMING -now have the power to stream your music and content via your iPhone or Android devices while controlling Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify and other apps from the receivers home screen
  • iGO PRIMO NAVIGATION -developed for automotive navigation and displays easy to read road maps with millions of points of interest. The Naviextras Web Support will constantly update all map features
  • CD/DVD & SIRIUSXM -your car has become an entertainment destination with access to music and movies for the road while having the option to enjoy your SiriusXM

Your Jensen VX7020N 6.2-inch LED Backlit LCD Multimedia Touch Screen Double DIN Car Stereo with Built-In Navigation, Bluetooth, CD/DVD Player & SiriusXM-Ready will make the best addition to any vehicle. Includes the latest Bluetooth Wireless Technology and was precisely crafted with you in mind. Our engineers made sure to include all the features and options that would make your drive all the more enjoyable. Built-in Bluetooth will pair and remember the vast majority of Bluetooth enabled devices giving you the capabilities of Hands Free Calling and Music Streaming. The large and captivating 6.2-inch LED LCD Touchscreen display provides you with a comfortable viewing experience, is responsive and keeps all your options within fingers reach. Tackle the open road with confidence and go on that road trip you’ve always wanted knowing that your iGO Primo built-in navigation will get you there safely. Tailored road maps were developed specifically for automotive navigation and will display vibrant easy to read street maps and showcase millions of points of interest. The new software makes it very easy to type in your destination, look up by name or select via point of interest. While on the road you will receive up-to-date audible prompts ensuring that you never miss a turn. The Naviextras Web Support allows you to always have updated maps so you can anticipate any road changes, accidents or heavy traffic patterns. Your road trip is not complete without being able to listen to your favorite music or watching your loved movies/TV shows so we added a built-in CD/DVD player to your Jensen double DIN car stereo. Several options when listening to music: streaming via Bluetooth, CD Player or USB port. From the receiver’s home screen you can control music apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Pioneer AVH-210EX Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver

Key Specifications

  • Built-in Bluetooth, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), Serial Port Profile (SSP), and Dual Phone Connection
  • 5 display colors with 112 key colors
  • Expandability: single, rear bus input, rear aux input, back-up camera input, wired remote input, composite video output, 1-3. 5mm (audio/video) mini jack AV cable, and USB direct control for iPod/iPhone
  • Digital Media Playback: CD/CD-R/CD-RW Playback, DVD/CD/USB MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV Audio Playback, and DVD/DVD-R/DVD-RW MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4/AVI/DIVX/WMV/JPEG Video Playback
  • Android, iPhone, backup Camera Compatible + gravity magnet phone holder

The receiver is an entry-level in-dash multimedia a/v receiver designed to improve in-vehicle entertainment and connectivity with your smartphone. Enjoy features such as built-in Bluetooth AVRCP 1. 6 for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Audio/video playback from USB and DVD sources and safety features such as back up camera ready and much more. Stay safe and obey local hands-free laws with built-in Bluetooth (HFP). Easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the receiver without having to go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is near the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. From wireless audio streaming (A2DP), hands-free calling, and simple pairing, to audio control and artist, album, and song search (AVRCP 1. 6 profile*), Bluetooth wireless technology has made life in the vehicle much more convenient. Users of Android devices running operating system 4. 0 or later can connect and listen to music stored on their device to the receiver without the need for an app. The process is made possible using Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). MTP allows the receiver to recognize the Android smartphone as a music storage device. Users can now access music via USB stored on an Android device and operate basic operations like FF, REW, Play, Pause, Random Play, and Repeat. Metadata information such as track, artist, and album name can be displayed. Pioneer's receiver is ready to roll with direct connectivity to your iPod or iPhone for music. Song, artist, time and album information are beautifully displayed on the 6. 2" touchscreen. A USB connection provides direct digital signal transfer from the device for clean, clear sound while providing 1 amp of current to keep your iPod/iPhone charged. Back-up camera input enables you to add a reverse (rear facing) camera that can assist with rear visibility, towing, or parking. Select from among five colors (blue/red/amber/green/violet) for the display and 112 different colors

Jensen VX3228 6.2" Digital Multimedia Double DIN Car Stereo

Key Specifications

  • BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY -double DIN Bluetooth car stereo digital multimedia receiver will easily pair with the vast majority of Bluetooth devices allowing all calls to be Hands Free
  • 6.2 INCH LED LCD HIGH RESOLUTION TOUCH SCREEN -Backlit LCD high resolution touch screen display provides a comfortable viewing experience while driving and keeps all your options or apps within reach
  • MUSIC STREAMING -now be able to view & control Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify apps and much more from the home screen and also be able to stream music wirelessly from your Apple or Android devices
  • SIRIUSXM READY -we anticipated that you wanted a large selection of music options when you are on the road so we made sure that your car radio was SiriusXM-Ready
  • USB & MP3 PLAYBACK -listen to all your favorite music; either by the front panel USB port which also charges your device at 2.1 Amps, MP3 player or AM/FM radio receiver with 30 station presets

The JENSEN VX3228 6.2 inch Digital Multimedia LED Backlit LCD Touch Screen Double DIN Car Stereo with Built-In Bluetooth, SiriusXM-Ready & USB Port will make the best addition to any vehicle. Your digital media receiver with built-in Bluetooth Technology was crafted with you in mind. The Bluetooth Wireless technology allows you to pair with the vast majority of Bluetooth devices allowing you to make and receive all your calls Hands Free. Our engineers made sure that a seamless pairing would occur every time between your Bluetooth device(s) and the Jensen VX3228 car stereo, giving you the functionality of answering a call, redialing or managing your call waiting directly from the car receiver. This cutting edge technology gives you the freedom of listening to music apps such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify and much more wirelessly, listen to all your favorite tunes on your Apple, Android and Media devices in addition to those music files stored on your USB or MP3 player. Your large 6.2-inch Digital Multimedia LED Backlit LCD High Resolution 800p x 480p Touch Screen allows easy visibility while driving during the day or night, will prominently display all relevant music information and keeps all your favorite options within fingers reach. To ensure you enjoy the open road as much as possible we added a front panel USB port with 2.1 Amp charging, Front Panel Auxiliary input, MP3 player with music information displayed on your large high resolution touch screen, AM/FM radio receiver with 30 station presets (18FM/12AM), 8 Band EQ, RGB custom button illumination options, Back-up Camera input with Audio (RCA) and Steering Wheel Control input. For accessibility we added Front Panel inputs such as a USB Port for playback and charging and 3.5mm Audio/Video Input while for Outputs you have a Rear USB input, Rear RCA A/V input, 2 Rear RCA video outputs, Back-up Camera input with Audio (RCA) and 3 Pairs of 4 Volt preamp outputs.

Boss Audio Systems BV9364B Car Stereo DVD Player

Key Specifications

  • Bluetooth - Answer/make calls and be hands-free with no distractions. The external included microphone picks up your voice and the speakers let you hear the caller. You can also play and control your music and apps like Spotify/Pandora wirelessly
  • Media Playback - Watch your choice of videos through the DVD player, play music through your Bluetooth device, pop in a CD or use the USB and SD ports for more audio alternatives. Tune into the AM / FM radio stations for up to date music/news/sports
  • Auxiliary - Compatible with the audio output from smartphones as well as MP3 players
  • Inputs - USB charging, USB/SD, AUX, rearview camera (camera sold separately). The steering wheel interface allows you to use the existing functions on your steering wheel (interface module sold separately. We recommend the Metra ASWC-1)
  • Outputs - Use the front, rear & subwoofer pre-amp outputs to hook up your speakers (Front Left/Front Right and Rear Left/Rear Right) and subwoofer. The video output allows you to connect an extra screen for more viewing capability

Ramp up your music choices on your next road trip with the Boss Audio BV9364B DVD Player and 6.2" Touchscreen Monitor. Slide in a DVD or CD, plug into the SD and USB ports or hook up your smartphone to the Auxiliary input to listen to your playlists. Bluetooth technology lets you stream music apps like Pandora and Spotify and make calls hands-free. Reverse with confidence in tight spots with the included rear-view camera. Change up the sound style with the Preset EQ. Make easy adjustments with the wireless remote, existing steering wheel controls (interface required, not included) and touchscreen monitor. Put your entertainment into high gear with the BOSS Audio BV9364B. Troubleshoot-if poor sound quality or distortion is caused by speaker power rating not compatible with unit corrective action is connect proper speakers or speaker is shorted corrective action is to check speaker contrast

Car Double DIN Stereos – Buyer’s Guide

DIN is the definition of standards for all car stereos, which was proposed by the German Institute of standardization (Deutsches Institut für Normung), so each car stereo has only such standards (regardless of whether it is with navigation or not).

Today there are two sizes:

  • 1DIN-receiver size 178x50x180 mm.
  • 2DIN or double the size of a similar device 178x100x180 mm.

Some manufacturers release devices that have an intermediate size, but this is rather an exception to the generally accepted rules. Low-cost 1DIN models are most often budget stereos from China. The two-DIN model is a device with excellent sound; it provides the happy owner with additional features: a rearview camera, reading data from various flash drives, the presence of a Bluetooth system, GPS, etc.This is the main difference between these basic sizes of modern car stereos.

How to choose car double DIN stereo

In order for your favorite car to have the best stereo, you need to pay attention to the following nuances.


Today, installing a new stereo in the car is not a problem, because all models have a standard landing platform: 1DIN or 2DIN . Important! Some manufacturers slightly change the standard dimensions of the landing connector for specific models, you can check this in the technical data sheet. Cheap Chinese analogues quite often have deviations from the generally accepted standard, so you need to be careful when buying.


For 2DIN, installing a CD-ROM is rather an exception, it is only present in cheap models that are not of high quality. Basically, all car stereos are equipped with DVDs that can play not only music, but also video files.

Connection of the car speakers

Normally, each car is equipped with two speakers in the front doors and two-on the shelf above the trunk or in the rear doors. If the user wants to improve the stereo and add additional speakers and subwoofer, then you need to buy a model of the 2DIN class, where there are additional outputs for connection.

Output power

The standard is 4×50 W, which is enough for a good sound of any track. For extra volume, you can install an additional subwoofer in the trunk.


All 2DIN class stereos are equipped with LCD screens that have proven themselves in terms of color quality and high-definition images. The design can be different: a touch screen with a large diagonal or a display surrounded by a control keyboard-for every taste and budget.

ID3 tags

Especially for advanced music lovers, in addition to the track name, artist name, and song duration, similar tags display all the information contained in the MP3 file.

Display illumination

You should pay special attention to this parameter, because different colors have a special effect on the driver, which affects traffic safety. If the backlight is not identical to the center console, it will irritate the eyes during long trips, which makes the driver tired.


All models of modern tape recorders have an AM / FM tuner, a feature of which is a special sensitivity and a wide range of frequencies. In addition, it has:

  • The ability to remember your favorite radio stations and the frequency of their location.
  • Automatic search for active stations.
  • The ability to switch from mono to stereo.
  • An RDS function that can display text information of a live station.


A good stereo should have at least 5 bands. Each product already has the necessary presets for various typical sounds, but manual adjustment helps to expand the sound range.

Data reading

If the car double DIN stereos has a USB interface for connecting various devices, it can read information, overwrite it on a flash drive, and the user wins as the data being read. More expensive models have an SD connector on board, an AUX output for connecting, for example, headphones, as well as a Bluetooth system.

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