First I'll start this off by saying that I did do a forum search, and got some great information about some of these products separately, but I wanted an opinion on something specifically.
My setup is in my sig. I have had the CD7000 now since around April of last year I believe, and I am very happy with it. I even bought the GPS105 adapter for it (dont ask why) but wasn't impressed with that overall. I miss not being able to play DVD's and use navigation controls like I could when I had my N1. I liked the N1 to some extent when I had it, I just didnt feel that it was anywhere near what I was looking for to fine tune audio controls, etc; plus it hit my dash when it came out.
I have been looking at the new units coming out by Eclipse. The CD7100 looks very nice, and I would use the USB playback and the 8V pre-outs would compliment my XA4000 rather well. However, missing those features above, I have also been looking at the AVN6610. I wouldn't say I am an audiophile by any means, but I dont want to feel like I made a drastic mistake, either. Everyone at work tells me to get the AVN5495 and I tell them they are stupid because all I read is about how its a terrible choice for SQ and audio controls.
So, after my long rant, what do you guys think? If I go to the AVN6610, instead of the CD7100, do you think I'll be making a mistake? I can overlook the USB, simply because I'll burn libraries onto DVD's. I wont miss the HDD from the 5495, since the 6610 has Dual DVD's and I can leave the nav disc it all the time. Will I notice a significant difference going from the CD7000 to the 6610, and likewise, will I notice that big of a difference getting the CD7100 and getting 8V pre-outs?
Any help is appreciated.
2007 Dodge Charger SXT: **RETIRED**
Headunit- Kenwood DNX8120 + KTC-HR200 HD Radio Tuner
Components- Rainbow Germanium CS 265.25
Component Amp- Eclipse XA4000
Subs- 2 10" Kicker CVX's
Sub Amp- Kicker ZX 1500.1
Enclosure- Custom made: Specs TBD (Ported/Carpeted)
Wiring- Kicker 0/1 Gauge Dual Amplifier Power Kit / Tsunami COMPETITION SERIES RCA's
Accessories- Dynamat Xtreme / Second Skin Damplifier Pro
Upgrades- The BIG THREE / Kinetik HC1800 Power Cell