Re: Newbie ready to jump-need tall building-quality and more quality!
If your talking about sound quality..
Alpine 9887, 3-way active crossovers and time alignment. 24-Bit Burr-Brown D/A converter, Imprint Ready, eq.
Other option is Eclipse don't know the model numbers. 5700 or something.
kenwoods upper end has limited crossover capability but are good for the money if they work for you.
pioneer makes a great one but its $900+
there is really no options besides these in your price range. the market for a good sq receiver is extremely thin.
if your just looking for something that won't break.. that's a crap shoot.
most of the units im talking about are discontinued.. but are still available. sadly double din navigation units with zero sq capability are flooding the market now.
ah s*** i just re read your post, your looking for one of those damned double dins.
I love my MS-8 processor.