Single Din vs Double Din – What’s the difference?

single din and double din size difference

What is the difference in radio size? We show you the size differences in single vs. double din.

What is DIN?

DIN stands for Duetch Industri Normen, this was a technical standardized opening that all of the vehicle manufacturers adopted. DIN is a colloquial term for an opening size of 180mm x 100mm. This is easily converted to inches by dividing by 25.4, the result is inches.

What is the difference is radio sizes?

What is double and single DIN?

It’s common to hear these question when you are replacing the radio in your vehicle. Luckily the vehicle manufacturers have made this easy. We explain all of the common radio sizes and nomenclature.

Single DIN

Single DIN is one unit of the standardized size, this means that the radio opening is 2″ in height and 7″ in width with varying depth.

Double DIN

Double DIN is two units of the standardized size, this means that the radio opening is 4″ in height and 7″ in width with varying depth. Many radio manufacturers build double DIN radios but you can also stack two single DIN chassis together to create a double DIN.

Din and half

DIN and a half is 1.5 units of the standardized size, this means that the radio opening is 3″ in height and 7″ in width with varying depth.

Half DIN

Half DIN is .5 units of the standardized size, this means that the radio opening is 1″ in height and 7″ in width with varying depth.

Smaller than DIN

Smaller than DIN usually adopts the height but is narrower in width than 7 inches. This measurement is commonly used with DVD players

Based on your make and model of your vehicle it can either support a double din unit, a single din unit or both.

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