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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:39 pm 
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Hello,

First post here.

I'll be in the market for a new HU when I find a used car.
Right now I have an Eclipse and I will NOT be keeping it even though it sounds great.
There's TWO CDS stuck in it yet it will still play a third when lucky.
The stuck CDs block the vents so this deck over heats and stops playing often.

Anyways, now that I have a High End 24 bit DAP I'm wondering what I need in a new HU to take advantage of its sound.

Will ANY HU play 24 bit files from a DAP (with a great DAC) through the USB port or Aux input without downgrading or coloring the sound by bypassing the HU's DACs?
If not...what should I be looking for to get the best sound from my 24 bit Flac player or a USB stick?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:40 pm 
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Koukol wrote:
Will ANY HU play 24 bit files from a DAP (with a great DAC) through the USB port or Aux input without downgrading or coloring the sound by bypassing the HU's DACs?
If not...what should I be looking for to get the best sound from my 24 bit Flac player or a USB stick?

Not by USB, abut they will work with the analog in, but still may be colored.

The only digital inputs I have seen are on processors, which means you could use your DAP as the head-unit and keep the stock HU for radio.

I am also looking for the same setup and have not found one that would do what you ask, hopefully there is and I just have not seen it yet.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:54 pm 
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Jared Rachwalski wrote:
Koukol wrote:
Will ANY HU play 24 bit files from a DAP (with a great DAC) through the USB port or Aux input without downgrading or coloring the sound by bypassing the HU's DACs?
If not...what should I be looking for to get the best sound from my 24 bit Flac player or a USB stick?

Not by USB, abut they will work with the analog in, but still may be colored.

The only digital inputs I have seen are on processors, which means you could use your DAP as the head-unit and keep the stock HU for radio.

I am also looking for the same setup and have not found one that would do what you ask, hopefully there is and I just have not seen it yet.


Thanks for the reply, Jared.

So it sounds like a file on a USB stick is treated exactly like a disc.
I'm thinking maybe I don't need a HU at all if I can get the Aux output of my DAP into a amp with volume control.
I don't listen to the radio.

I'll have to visit a high end Car Audio shop.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:07 pm 
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This is what i am thinking of using
With my Fiio x3 as a source.
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http://audison.eu/index.php?page=product&id=49


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:37 am 
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Since you are in Edmonton check out Certified Radio. Focal and good installers.

Don't even mess with the Audison.
This is the final solution, from Mosconi.

A Class D 4Ch Amplifier providing 100 Watts per channel with a mosconi 4to6 DSP built in that will process the 4CH's and any amp slaved to it through it's 2 pre-outs, so a sub amp.
We used the D2 80.6DSP to run a set of 3 way Focal K2's active in a BMW drop top. Worked out awesome. Easy to install and low amperage. Fantastic sound for the solution that it provides.
The DSP can do just about anything and is mainly limited by the user.

I compete against Audison and always win :D :D :D

If you do want a head unit, look at the DEH80PRS from Pioneer. for $399.99 CND, the guts cant be beat. 3 Burr brown DACS for highs,mids, and lows, couples with a independent left right 16 band EQ, Digital time alignment and capable of identifying a 2 or 3 way network for better tuning.
The USB is really fast compared to other products too.
The only deck better then it is the 99PRS which doubles the EQ and adds one more DAC for the sub woofer.


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