03-29-2005, 12:26 AM
I'm in the market for a head unit for my boat. Since it's a sailboat, power consumption is a MAJOR concern. I can do a HU only....no amps, no crossovers, nothin! Sound quality IS an issue but I'm more concerned about amp hours and keeping my food cold. I like Nakamichi products since it's what I have at home and looking at their CD-400 model, I see it consumes 9 amps (at max power 47x4). Is that about average for most basic head units?