Conflicted about the radio options (1 Viewer)

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I'd love to keep my stock radio but there are buzzing noises and the tape deck line in adapter from radio shack is not cutting it. Any ideas on the best looking 2 din radios that actually have some buttons and still have good line in or bluetooth?
 
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A few Kenwoods have a descent look and have buttons but I’m partial to Alpine for sound quality. It’s pretty hard to pick up settle differences in sound output unless you’ve put a bunch of effort into sound-deadening.

I say, go with Kenwood.

If you want it to look somewhat analog you can always go with Mcintosh.

 
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This is what I run. Can change the background lighting to match the factory green lights. Love it, works great. Have all my music on a tiny 32gb flash drive that I leave plugged in. Link is to Amazon but you can find them new still on Ebay.

Amazon product
 
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My $.02: I have a 2018 Kenwood DDX--- (non on-board nav), and I will likely swap it for something else. Fitment and install went fine. It's more a problem with that particular generation of Kenwood imo. There's a thing called "weblink," and its garbage. (slow to boot, gives me the software agreement every time my phone syncs up with the deck, etc etc.)
Anything current with Android auto or Apple carplay (most support both) should be just fine. If you use other things for navigation, you could even run a single din head unit and gain a place to put crap.
 
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Maybe he can use the remote control.🤷🏻‍♂️
I think the sony is a good compromise... family demands modern conveniences but i want the OEM look.... I think i'll concede this round and save chips for other moments... there is something a little off at first about looking down at a large touchscreen in a 25 year old truck, but i'm sure the upsides outweigh... good price too... Thanks for the help, as always!
 
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Amazon product
This cheap headunit has worked great for me. Touch screen and has a volume knob. A must in my book. Android head unit too. Been fine for 4 years now and still kicking.

Sorry no pic of the install but it fits cleanly and you can program the "Toyota" emblem on the screen when it boots up.
 
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This about the only option, in my opinion.
-Looks wonderful.
-green illumination
-And most importantly a volume KNOB

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I have a similar Sony unit. It fits perfectly and looks great on, and when off. The infinitely adjustable illumination is perfect.

This radio is very discreet and looks right at home. One thing to consider is that this stereo is flat black, unlike the McIntosh (awesome audio company) and every other stereo on the market.

Every aftermarket stereo seems to be made in hyper gloss black. I had a Pioneer in my 80 and the glossy finish was an eyesore. There isn’t a single glossy surface in the interior of an 80.
 
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fit to frame

Start up page... the logo is settable. I haven't downloaded the MGB logo yet, (see avatar)

main screen

and because you asked bout the Bluetooth, here is the pairing screen:
 

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