Car Decks: Car Stereos - Future Shop
There’s nothing like a rockin’ sound system to energize any drive, but your vehicle’s current deck might not be up to the task of pumping out high quality tunes. If it’s time to upgrade your ride’s sound system take a look at Future Shop’s wide selection of car decks from manufacturers like Alpine Electronics
, and Ultimate
Single DIN car stereo decks are usually around 18cm wide and 5cm tall, and can play great-sounding music, as well as do a lot more. 24-bit DAC technology helps to convert and enrich your digital music files, making your tunes sound better than ever before. Aside from the standard feature of reading music off CDs, car decks can come with options like AUX inputs so you can plug your iPhone, iPod, or MP3 player into the deck and access your playlists directly.
Car stereos with built-in Bluetooth® are able to connect wirelessly with your Bluetooth-enabled phone, allowing you to take and make hands-free calls. Devices with A2DP Bluetooth (like many smartphones) can stream music wirelessly to some decks, reducing the need for messy cords. Decks that have a USB port can read music files from USB flash drives and external hard drives, and you can even power and control your iPod or smartphone directly through the deck interface. You’ll even find a lot of car decks that come with handy remote controls.
Double DIN car decks are about twice the height of single DIN decks and have all the options listed above. With the additional height double DIN car stereos can be equipped with larger displays, allowing you to watch DVD videos and photos, and navigate with GPS maps. Some double DIN decks can support smartphone apps like YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and GPS programs.
While you’re rocking out to your tunes you can also enjoy a nice visual display – many decks feature variable colour configurations, so your stereo can match the colour illuminations of the rest of your dash.
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