The head unit is the main control device for a car audio system. Head units are generally installed in the center of the dashboard or dash panel. Among the most common mobile audio components are in dash car stereo receivers in single DIN or double DIN housings and primarily with an AM-FM tuner. Today, many car stereo receivers have modern features such as video LCD screen, multimedia DVD playback, Bluetooth hands free, XM Sirius satellite capability, iPod hook ups and more.
Built in LCD TFT monitors are integrated in single DIN with video car stereo receivers. The front consoles of single DIN with video car stereo receivers are usually motorized slide down or drop down full detachable panels. The small LCD screens of single DIN with video car stereo receivers are great for back up camera systems while the flip out display types are good for viewing videos.
If you have a tight budget, single DIN no video car stereo receivers can still offer you the most essential features such as AM-FM receiver and MP3 playback with USB/SD/Aux inputs. If luxury is a concern, single DIN no video car stereo receivers can give you an additional set of features such as Bluetooth hands free technology, iPod USB direct connectivity, wireless remote control, Sirius satellite radio ready and a lot more.
Quality double DIN with video car stereo receivers feature fully motorized automatic slide/close mechanism and widescreen TFT touchscreen LCD monitor. Added features of double DIN with video car stereo receivers are GPS navigation mapping software and DVD/MP3/MP4/VCD/CD/CD-R multimedia playback.
Double the housing, double the fun. Aside from the standard single DIN features, double DIN no video car stereo receivers offer more control panel space. Advanced options of double DIN no video car stereo receivers are built in iPod docking station, integrated cooling fan, amplifier, subwoofer control and hands free microphone.
Mechless source units are considered a new type of media player which does not have a slot for a disc. It plays music off a DMP (digital music player). It may also serve as a multimedia transition drive that stores music files. It also may have the ability to transmit HD Radio or satellite radio.
Select from many iPod cables for car stereo receivers and various iPod models from Nano to iPhones. The iPod cables for car stereo receivers are high speed and comes in different lengths and extensions.