I know head units are not exactly covered by this website. But I think audiophile quality matters in all forms of audio. Headphones especially but if you are like me you want to take your love of quality with you. Recently, I bought a pioneer of some sort. The CD player after two years skips, usb has limited use, and even the auxiliary cable does not work. The most likely issue is that the motherboard is at the end of its short life. So, obviously, I need a new. Instead of going pioneer or kenwood I decided to try a head unit that is something I have heard so much about but never tried. For you audiophiles you know sony has a long history with great sound production. The first ps was so great at this that people used it as their main cd player. Sony also has some great headphones and mp3 players. I have not received this yet and it should arrive tomorrow. I will review asap after the install is successful. Here are the specs:
-Pandora® Internet Radio Control
-Pandora® is the leading internet radio service, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The CDX-GT660UP provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone®4.
-Detach face with front aux input
-The easy-to-read flip down, two line LCD display shows clock, station ID and track data when playing back your digital MP3/WMA/AAC files1. Front auxiliary input lets you connect almost any portable audio device to your car's sound system.
-Intuitive Search Features
-Use Quick-BrowZer® feature to find music by artist, album, genre, song or playlist. Jump Mode allows you to fast forward in a category in 10% increments while the ZAPPIN™ feature can play a 6/9/30 second intro clips to help you find a specific song.
-Automatic Level Optimizer
-Automatic Level Optimizer analyzes each track’s playback levels and adjusts output level to optimize transitions between tracks and sources.
-Radio Data System
-Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist and track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
-Front USB 1-Wire
-Connect, charge, and control your iPod®2, iPhone®, Walkman® or other compatible USB devices via the USB 1-Wire jack in the front of the unit. You can also view metadata like song title and artist on the front display.
-SiriusXM™ Satellite radio3
-The on-board SiriusXM™ connector3 simplifies satellite radio installation by eliminating compatibility issues and providing direct connection to the new platform of tuners.
-RCA outputs for external amplifiers
-When you’re ready to expand your system, the CDX-GT660UP offers 2 volt front, rear and subwoofer pre-amp RCA outputs for external amplifiers. Set the built in electronic HPF/LPF crossovers to improve sound quality and reduce system distortion.
-Wireless Remote Included
-The included wireless remote lets you control the basic functions of your CDX-GT660UP while keeping your eyes on the road.
-Dynamic Color Illuminator
-Match your radio’s illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components with the Dynamic Color Illuminator. With selectable Sound Synchronization, the timing of the color change is synchronized with the audio source.
-Multi-format playback lets you play your MP3, WMA, or AAC songs1. Hear digital music files in their original vibrancy with DM+ (Digital Music Plus), a Sony® codec enhancer that reproduces detailed frequencies from compressed audio files.
-Advanced Sound Engine
-The Advanced Sound Engine uses EQ7 equalizer, adjustable LPF/HPF crossovers, Listener Position calibration, DM+ advanced sound restoration, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness volume leveler to deliver an impressive listening experience.
-SensMe™ App Music Channels
-SensMe™ application can organize your music into playlists that perfectly match your mood, scene and location, making it easier to choose the music that fits the moment.
Now those are the specs of the unit. If you noticed it has and EQ7 and DM+. I am thrilled to hear what these will do to the audio. COWON media players also have these types of equalizers and I have tried them. I would like to see how the two compare. Update hopefully by 12 on Saturday.
P.S. I could of missed the category for this and I apologize if I have but if I have not lets add it. Lets be audiophiles on this website everywhere. The sites that talk about car equipment make me think 90 percent of the commentators have hydraulics. Before you say mr. who ever this is hydraulics are just so much fun. I just don't care. lol
Edited by foolsgold1986 - 12/6/12 at 7:35pm