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well i installed speakers and an amp on the Pioneer, and was just using my iPhone for music, and to control the volume. well that got annoying in about 2 minutes.

so did some researching and came up with this...
Jensen MS30

ill make a plate to replace the area where the warning label is on the dash, and install this unit there.


and this will be mounted in the glove box, ill just fill a 32gb flash drive up with music and ill be good to go.
 

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Great minds think alike, I ordered one of them also for $120 with the usb plug and rubber antenna. They are water proof so you can spray them down. The reviews I read people say they sound really good even though they don't have any equalizer controls.

Where are you going to mount your antenna? The one that is coming with mine I don't think is very long and was thinking right in front of the windshield in the center on the black behind the hood, but I am not sure yet. I am trying to keep everything so it won't get knocked off.
 

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Hoblick if you also plan on putting switches in the area where the warning label is on the dash. This switch panel is the exact height of the area and leaves 4 3/4" beside it for the Jenson MS30.



They are $40 prewired with breakers 5 amp, 2 x 10 amp and 15 amp. They light up blue to match the Jensen MS30. ( the women like things matching )

NEW Waterproof Black 4 Gang Marine Boat Caravan Blue LED Rocker Switch Panel | eBay

P.S. Before you buy a 32 gb stick you should check I read where someone said they will only take 8 gb.
 

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I was planning on the Jensen MS30 myself. Great minds think alike! I'll have to post some pictures when it's all installed. I already built my own switchplate and have a faria voltmeter on the left, with intentions of leaving room for the MS30 and a few toggles.
 

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Had that unit in my rhino and it was awesome. I changed it up some this time around. I will get some pics up over the next few days, but you will love that head unit.
 

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Do you need an amp for this unit?
No it has built in amp 160 watt total on 4 channels. It would depend on what you are looking for, if you want high end sound or run a subwoofer you would want to get a separate amp. If you are just looking for factory car type sound then you will be fine.

I purchased these speakers to go with it, they are a marine waterproof type and reportedly have good bass and volume. They are inexpensive at $27 a pair.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-PAIR-BO...803865?pt=US_Marine_Audio&hash=item1e95e492d9

 

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That's what I'm looking for. Where did you mount the speakers and radio
Actually its raining here and that is what I am working on today. I won't have the radio delivered until Monday but I was just measuring and I think it will fit in the dash where the warning placard is on the right hand side. The switch plate I posted earlier in this thread fit perfectly on the left side and left me 4 3/4" on the right. There is a support bracket behind there and it is going to be tight fit so I am going to wait until next weekend to cut the 3" hole the stereo requires so I can actually measure the units depth. I can let you know next weekend how it fit and show you some pics.

As for the speaker location, the only place I can see is overhead. I have a roof and a midpanel so I am looking at building an overhead console out of thin plywood to run across the front between the windshield and 1st crossbar and mount the speakers on each side and in the middle angle it back to hold a 7" tablet GPS with dome light on the bottom. I don't know if you can picture what I mean, I might have to show you when its done. The speakers sound so much better if you put them in enclosures.

Your best bet might be to do like Hoblick did, he built a real nice looking set in PVC tubes mounted to his roll bars if that will work for you. He posted them in this thread http://www.hondapioneerforum.com/forum/honda-pioneer-general-discussion/6290-diy-speaker-pods.html

If you have any ideas make sure to share them. I am still trying to find something that will cover the plywood to make it look good and be waterproof? If anyone has any ideas please chime in!
 

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Finished the install of the Jenson MS30



Installation went well, because of brackets behind the dash it had to go to the far right so I put a volt meter and USB charger in also. I didn't add any plates to the dash, I just pulled the warning placard off and cleaned up the glue it is plenty strong enough. Building the wiring harnesses and routing them cleanly took most of the time but I am particular on soldering and heat shrinking all connections.



I installed the thumb drive and aux port in the love compartment.

I am pleased. I turned the switches on to take the picture but I had to turn the 42" light bar back off because it was messing the picture up. Those things are some bright.
 

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That looks really sharp Dick!

Has anyone considered mounting the speakers in the door, using the area where the cup holders are? I thought it would be more car like that way.
 

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You're set up looks great. Gives me some ideas for mine.
 

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Thanks guys, I like looking at what everyone is doing it does give you ideas but in the end everyone customizes the way they like. I don't think I have seen 2 the same yet.

The antenna I mounted in the middle in front of the windshield. I wasn't sure if I should mount it there but the more I look at it the more I like it. It does not affect vision any and should be safe.

 

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