I am interested in buying a new head unit for use with an external amplifier.
I have no interest in video, bluetooth, strength of internal amplifier (if I could buy a unit with no internal amp for this price I would) etc.
All I want is the best sound quality for CDs and MP3s for the given price of up to $300.
Should I look for the highest signal to noise ratio? I will most probably be using a Rockford Fosgate P400-4 4 channel amp to power 4 speakers. Rear speakers will probably be: Rockford Forgate Power T1692C, 100W, 6"x9", I have yet to decide on front speakers.
I would like to stick with one of the following brands:
Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony.
I may add a subwoofer one day, so the head unit should have a subwoofer out signal jack.
Here is a small list (I will consider others not in this list) that falls into my price range:
PIONEER DEH P5900MP
SONY CDX GT929U
SONY CDX GT620U
I have plenty of time to decide what to buy. I just bought a new Renault Clio, and it will arrive on June 16
Thanks for your input