I've been loving all the quality info on this forum which has really come in handy during the recent audio upgrades to my girlfriends CT (I thank you all sincerely for that!). The only component I haven't replaced is the factory head unit simply due to cosmetic reasons, but it's seriously holding this system back from shining. I've searched on here quite a bit and I haven't seen anyone post a true plug-n-play head unit (please forgive me if I've missed something). I pretty much stumbled upon this one day and just joined this forum to share it with everyone.
Lexus CT200H Aftermarket Navigation Head Unit : Aftermarket Navigation Car Stereo, Android Navigation DVD Player, Car Navigation Head Unit
I hope that link works or maybe you can copy and paste into your browser, but this is a true replacement aftermarket head unit for the CT200h with all the goodies I.E. preamp outputs, touchscreen, nav, back-up camera...etc etc etc. I have no info on the company who makes it nor do I know anyone or have ever seen anyone use it, but it gets me a little excited. The only reason I haven't just said eff it and take the plunge is the hefty price tag. Seems like a pretty sweet unit and even states that the factory SWC are still usable without any adapters.
Has anyone ever seen one of these in use?
I hope this helps one of you audiophiles out there!!
Just an FYI, I'm currently running the factory base head unit, JBL GX series in the doors, Pioneer shallow mount 10" sub in a custom sealed enclosure in the spare tire well, Clarion EQ, and a Soundstream 5-channel amp.
After wrestling with it for a few days and finally figuring out that the factory HU starts clipping above 35, I've been fine tuning it and it's loud and clear. Hopefully I'll get it nailed down in the next few days.
Thanks again for all the awesome detailed info that everyone provides. I've done quite a bit of research on this and have been around the block a few times so if anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask away.