Nakamichi. I have one and love it. Not cheap, but VERY good sound. Also, if you want compatiblility, forget it. It doesn't support MP3, and is finicky about CD-R's.
If you don't have the $$$ for Nak, buy the Kenwood KDC-MPV5025. It plays MP3, CDR, WMA, etc. Doesn't have a 24 bit DAC (like the Nak.) or anything, but is still great quality for the $$$. You can change the illumination to match very well with the Bimmer amber.
That HK unit makes me laugh. $399? THat thing was like a grand when it came out. Now you can find one for less than half that price.
As for the Kenwood, the illumination does match BMW pretty well. I've put them in a few Bimmers at the store, as Kenwood multicolor illumination works pretty well. By I would recomend the KDCMPV5025 or a few steps up. As at $329 I would spend a bit more and go with a Nakamichi or the HK unit above.
I was also looking at getting that h/k trafficpro does anyone know if it will hook up to the factory 6 disc. And also i have a 99 323is but crutchfield does not have din specs for it but they do have for a 99 m3 does anyone know if it is the same for both cars i would figure they would be. MrChance if you end up getting the h/k deck let me know what you think of it. thanks
Evidently BMW put a version of this head unit in the M5? Anyway, at the bottom of the page is information for the US Version (from crutchfield), including CD changer information and pics of what it looks like installed.
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Just installed a Clarion DXZ645 Head Unit with 80 selectable colors including an Mandarin Orange that is a very close (not exact) match to the dash/instrument orange in my 94 325. Size fits perfectly in OEM opening with universal mount. Need a Wiring harness ($16 at best buy and an antenna converter for $9. Unit available at Cruchfield for about $289. Got mine on Ebay for $204 including shipping. Takes about an hour if you take your time.
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