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08 Passion Stereo Suggestions?

Really all I want is a double-din stereo with USB and AUX (have AUX currently but I hate it being in the glove box). Any suggestions on what one to get? I was searching here for something cheap but I have no idea whats compatible with my smart. Evilution.co.uk makes it look as easy as moving one pin on the connector but I don't want to buy something until I know for sure

I really love the look of the HighLine stereo but I don't think that has USB or is compatible with my '08

To my knowledge I only have two speakers, and they're pretty weak but I can live with that for now if I have a USB port to plug my flash drive in and shuffle songs
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I've bought several times from Sonic Electronix. Satisfied customer.

Seems like that Boss 822UA at the top of the list fills your requirements. And, for under a Century Note!

I don't know why the Highline stereo would be incompatible with your 2008, if that's the way you want to go. I've got an aftermarket (Kenwood) double DIN in my 2008.
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https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...upgrade-49137/

The only issues with the Highline radio are the fascia shape and harness plug wiring - it's not the same as the earlier cars so you'd probably have to do some custom fitting. Plus, for the price of a Highline radio (even used) you can get a pretty nice aftermarket double DIN unit.
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I ended up buying this Kenwood DPX300U CD/MP3/WMA Pandora Ready Car Stereo
Came with the mounting kit, wiring harness, and antenna adapter. Looks easy enough, and I like that you can change the LED color to match the yellow/orange of the old radio 9/10 :P
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Now I need speakers... I'd like to spend around $100 for the pair of door speakers and just rock those for a while if I can find some good all-around ones with decent bass. I love some bass but I don't think I'd jump on the subwoofer train
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I'm having a brain fart... what do they call it when you would normally have a head unit that can do 4x 50w speakers, and instead you do 2x 100w? Also, is that a better idea for me to do, or should I just stick with 2x 50w
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I'm having a brain fart... what do they call it when you would normally have a head unit that can do 4x 50w speakers, and instead you do 2x 100w? Also, is that a better idea for me to do, or should I just stick with 2x 50w

Advertised wattages of internal HU amplifiers are notoriously inaccurate. It should be fine for lower wattage speakers like infinity reference components. you could add a small sub under the dash, and have really good sound even without rear speakers.

If you do want rear speakers, you can velcro down truck boxes to the carpet and not have to cut.

Or.... you could lose you damn mind and stuff it to the gills. It's entirely up to you.
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I'm having a brain fart... what do they call it when you would normally have a head unit that can do 4x 50w speakers, and instead you do 2x 100w? Also, is that a better idea for me to do, or should I just stick with 2x 50w
It's called bridging.

If I were you, I'd go with the best 2 channel amp you care to invest in.
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It's called bridging.

If I were you, I'd go with the best 2 channel amp you care to invest in.
https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...14/index3.html

I can't figure out if I'm supposed to get the 300x2 or the 300x4 ;_;
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