Cost: $450 (2004 unit bought at AudioCubes)
Overall rating: 10
I bought this unit back in '04 from Japan because it was a dual DIN with MiniDisc. I've used MD since day one and still use it to this day. Really, a great format that fell between the cracks of technology. I just recently added an Alpine KCA-121B adaptor to use the CD changer input as a line in for my portable MP3 player.
The unit only has one set of pre-amp outs that is used to run the stock sub on my SVTFocus. I also like the 2 way x-over and time correction. Once all was fine tuned the unit sounds great...and that's with all stock speakers.