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Old 06-27-2013, 09:44 PM   #11
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I just am biased over anenic preamp outputs.

4+volts is where it is at period.

Because I always run amps.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:20 AM   #12
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I found the ultimate HU

This is always my conundrum: I overbuild everything, and I want everything even if I might not use it right now.

When it comes to cars, I care about good sound when building a system. There are a few funky things that I would like to avoid. One is the appearance of having a high end system because I live amongst thieves. Therefore big touch screens are out. I don't care about DVD players anyway.

If I'd gone JVC, I'd have gone with a model without the HD radio, and with a DSP for time alignment for $10 more. Still, the bluetooth via one of the USB ports just makes me grrrrrrrr.

I browsed Clarion, Alpine, and Pioneer's websites looking at digital media receivers and 2DIN units. I got fed up. Then I started looking at 1DINs..... and I found this ultimate audiophile unit: Pioneer DEH-80PRS Checking Amazon yields rave reviews and a $260 price tag. I can't look at anything else now, although I really wanted something that would look more factory- at least this is not a 7" LCD.

That is really the end of the story for anyone who cares about sound. It even has the SD card slot so I can store 32Mb of songs in the unit at all times. Where does this leave me? Wondering when I'll have enough money to build a 3 or 4 way system with amps and a sub. I was just going to go with some easy cheesy 6x8 2ways installed in the doors, but I found rubber door jamb wire loom. That means 12AWG speaker wire to me.

For now, some cheap short RCAs, and a RCA to 3.5mm jack will keep me from having to listen to radio DJs and disheartening news on my ride to and from work. Expect more by FF14 because I will take my time. I obsess on some shit- like it took me 12+ hours to perfectly match the interior color mixing hobby paints. My tweets looked factory.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:13 AM   #13
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Yeah it's a little dongle that plugs into the USB I completely forgot about that, what specifically are you looking for from a h/u
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OH.. I found what I want absolutely. Sure, it won't look like it's factory, but it doesn't really look impressive enough to be stolen. I do have some super secret install ideas that I'm going to work on which means that I might do something totally funky like put the wife's future radio in my car while I build up what I want for myself.

This is the future HU- do check out specs.

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