Originally Posted by wtxz10
I've had good luck with the USA Spec PA15 vette. About $150 and 45 minutes to install.
Last summer I had an ISimple FM hardwire Unit installed at Best Buy with the cord tucked in the ashtray cylinder and was disappointed with the attenuated (muted) volume and squashed dynamic range of about 60% of the CD sound.
I had the unit from Coastal Tech in Melbourne Florida installed in March, which works thru the digital interface and the factory navigation screen, which has better dynamic range and is a little easier to use to navigate thru Ipod (Playlists only), but it still only plays at about 80% of the volume of a CD. It is still a good option compared with CDs flying out of visor CD holders during hard cornering. I use my 64GB IPOD touch located in the closed center console.
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Note that I had a Coastal Tech Lockpick Vette 360 installed at the same time to install an interface to use the Nav screen for a back-up camera and front grille camera. It was defective (as shipped from them) and had to be replaced with another unit, which I had to pay for up front. While the situation worked out eventually, and is still working after 2 months (knock wood), their customer service sucked. They were rude and it took them over 3 weeks to credit my charge card for the defective unit, AFTER the documented UPS signed return delivery date back to them. No apologies and no concessions were offered. I am not going out of my way to slam them (I did not post this experience, when it happened). I am just stating the facts, as an option to the units discussed here.