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Single Din Vs Double Din = Which One Is Better?

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Single Din Vs Double Din = Which One Is Better?

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A new head unit is a great way to spruce up your car stereo system, improving both the appearance of your dashboard receiver and the sound quality of your car audio. When deciding what type of head unit to install, you need to make a decision between a single DIN and double DIN receiver. In order to make an informed decision, it is important to be able to distinguish the difference between a single DIN and double DIN head unit. Car Stereo City in San Diego is the home to car audio experts, and below we explain the difference between the two. To learn more or to get a quote on installation, contact Car Stereo City in San Diego today by calling (858) 277-1823.

What Is the Difference Between Single DIN and Double DIN?

DIN is shorthand for a German term that is now used around the world as a technical standard for car stereo head units. Single DIN and double DIN head units have a variety of differences. Below, we detail the main differences between the two different types of head units.

Single DIN Head Unit

A single DIN head unit is smaller than the double DIN head unit, as the faceplate measures 7 inches by 2 inches. The single DIN head unit has less advanced features but makes up for it with a functional and easy to navigate design. Finally, since the single DIN head unit is more compact, it can more easily fit into the dashboard of a variety of car makes and models.

Double DIN Head Unit

A double DIN head unit is larger than the single DIN head unit, with the faceplate measuring at 7 inches by 4 inches, making it twice as tall.  This allows for much greater functionality, making the double DIN head unit compatible with touchscreens, cameras, integration, phone apps, and more.

Single DIN Vs Double DIN Sound Quality

When it comes to sound quality, there is little to no difference between the single DIN and double DIN head unit. The real difference between the two receivers is in the size of the display and the features that can be added to the stereo system because of the size. Sound quality is dependent on the brand and model of the head unit, not the size, along with your speakers, amplifier, and subwoofer.

Single DIN and Double DIN Head Unit Installation in San Diego

Car Stereo City in San Diego offers a wide array of both single DIN and double DIN head units, allowing you to get the perfect receiver for your car or truck. No matter the make or model of your vehicle, the car audio installation experts at Car Stereo City can get you the perfect head unit for your needs. If you are still unsure if a single DIN head unit or double DIN head unit is best for you, let us know.

We are more than happy to answer any and all questions, as well as provide a quote on installation. To learn more, give us a call at (858) 277-1823