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Posted by Jake Laff on
Radios | CARisma Inc

Your radio is the center of attention in your car. Whether you're looking for audio improvements or new features to improve your driving experience, such as Bluetooth® or Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™, an aftermarket radio is an important step for personalization.

Features to Consider

  • 1DIN
    • A standard DIN slot is 2-1/8” (50mm) height by 7-1/8” (180mm) width.
  • 2DIN
    • A standard 2DIN slot is 4" (100mm) height by 7-1/8" (180mm) width.
  • Non-touchscreen vs. Touchscreen 
    • How you control your radio.
  • EQ bands
    • A built in Equalizer (EQ) in the radio, generally between 6 to 13 bands, allows the user to set low-pass filter (LPF) & high-pass filter (HPF).
  • RCA pre-outs
    • The connection on the back of the radio which allows the radio to connect to the amplifier via RCA cables.
  • Steering wheel control compatibility
    • The port on the back of the radio or radio harness required to retain your steering wheel controls (VOL. Up/Down, Track Fwd./Back, Answer Call/Hang Up, etc.
  • Camera inputs
    • The port on the back of the radio or radio harness required in order to add an aftermarket backup camera
  • SiriusXM compatibility
    • The port on the back of the radio required to add a SiriusXM tuner

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