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    Clarion MAX678RVD

    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/clar...4f52bd604bc5ed

    im thinking about getting this clarion double din headunit for my astravan. does anyone have any experience with this headunit? i've been told it's a good unit, but have never seen one personally.

    also a couple of questions:

    - can i still maintain use of steering wheel controls?
    - can i get a fascia adaptor for this unit?
    - what appears on the MFD computer with an aftermarket headunit fitted?

    finally, another headunit i had considered was the following alpine one, which of the 2 is best? :
    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/alpi...4f52bd604bc5ed





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    Quote Originally Posted by c20let View Post
    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/clar...4f52bd604bc5ed

    im thinking about getting this clarion double din headunit for my astravan. does anyone have any experience with this headunit? i've been told it's a good unit, but have never seen one personally.

    also a couple of questions:

    - can i still maintain use of steering wheel controls?
    - can i get a fascia adaptor for this unit?
    - what appears on the MFD computer with an aftermarket headunit fitted?

    finally, another headunit i had considered was the following alpine one, which of the 2 is best? :
    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/alpi...4f52bd604bc5ed





    thanks.
    I extensively test the clarion unit when it first came out and it is IMHO along with the Alpine they are the top 2 double din units with regards SQ on the market. The Alpine is marginally better especially if you are prepared to add the EQ processor but if not not much in them really. I would suggest trying both unit to see how you get on with the interface, but as you say the clarion is rare on the ground so compare pictures of both to get an idea.

    You can retain the steering wheel control with both. The alpine has the bonus of allowing you to set the time if you use the Alpine steering wheel controls. Likewise when they ever realse there display adapter you will also be able to retain the Display with the Alpine. With the Clarion you will still have the display and the ability to use your trip computer but you will not have the Radio info shown there and you will need to plug in you old radio to set the time (this is dependent on your display you have in your car)

    Yes there are double din fascia for both and you need one (make sure you get the connect2 one as they provide you with a cage that will fit the astra) along with the Aerial adpater.

    What I will say is that both units are not the cheap option especially if you want to add stuff like navi, bluetooth etc. If you want a unit snapping on the heals of the above 2 with built in navi then Kenwoods 7200 will do the job. On this you can retain the steering wheel controls with an adapter (no time setting remember only Alpine does this) and insome case if you get the BT model you will get the bluetooth kit for the phone.

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    cheers for the information BasilD.

    i have been thinking about this and i think i am going to go for the kenwood 7200 now. it seems the best all round package.

    i was going to buy headunit and parts needed from my local ice specialist, and get them to fit it all. But i can get the headunit alot cheaper online (615 pounds), so i think i will buy headunit and all other parts myself and fit it myself.

    could you please confirm which parts i would need aswel as the headunit to fit to my mk5 astravan? and also the best place to buy these parts from.
    i have the silver console trim and would like to keep my steering wheel controls.
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    If you already have the double din facia plate then all you now need are the steering wheel controls, depending on what ones you get will depend on what you get with it. I've just fitted Celsus adaptors and that came with everything (ISO to Quadlock adaptor but then thats part of the steering wheel controls, steering wheel controls obviously and aerial adaptor)
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    no i dont have the double din plate yet, i meant in my reply that i require i silver fascia ( i didn't word it very well).
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    I think the best facia plate to go for would be the connects 2 one, i'm sure part numbers are at the top of this forum.

    Steering wheel controls again has a apliciation list at the top, I could give you a list of what i've just but you could probably find a different make cheaper else where. Best thing to do is avoide autoleads as they can sometimes be troublesome

    Any questions or want to check parts before you order them feel free to ask
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