View Full Version : Help Find a Head

06-07-2011, 06:21 PM
I have searched.
I just cannot find the right head for ME.
2005 Focus. 7.9" depth double din.
I am looking for a head unit with...
3 pairs of 4v. preouts
want to switch off the internal amp {using all external amps}
time correction for staging
24 bit DAC
sirius satellite compatible. I want the satellite unit to send a digital signal to the head. I doubt that any sat. receivers have a 24 bit DAC
steering wheel audio control compatible
USB input. I would like to install an external 1-2 TB hard drive. The head unit should also be able to read various lossless music formats.

I'll edit my preferences later. I know that I am forgetting something..

BUDGET: Let's keep it under $1000 with sat. package and SWAC otherwise I will just get a Bit One

After I get a quality source unit, we will address replacement amps, components and subs.
Just to note: the entire budget is $4000-6000 including wires, fuses, alternator, enclosure, and extensive sound deadining.

06-07-2011, 06:28 PM
top end alpine but I think those r 5volt preouts...don't find too many 4volt.

06-07-2011, 07:01 PM
I just picked up a Eclipse CD7100 does everything you're asking I believe I didn't look too close at the remote wheel specs cuz I won't have that option, but thats 8volt preamp outs maybe a little steep for your setup.

06-07-2011, 07:05 PM
Alpine CDA-9887 fits the bill minus the USB. It has every option your looking for except the USB requirement. Another HU is a CDA-117. Its the same internally as the 9887, but has USB built in as well.