Hope every can endure one more "help me pick" request…
My needs are simple.. I've got an older car that I'm stuck with for the time being: a 97 Subaru Legacy wagon (it gets me through mt. snow storms). I've already installed four new speakers (Pioneer 6.5" TS-G1644R). Now I need a new singe DIN HU and that's where I need help.
My uses are: iPhone 5 for podcasts, music (therefore DAC bypass is desirable) and BT handsfree phone conversations (so reliable BT handsfree w/ quality external mic is important). I listen to lots of AM/FM radio (but I'm usually in rural areas where HD radio is out of range, so HD radio doesn't matter, and SiriusXM isn't wanted either). So AM/FM preset buttons (or a wireless remote that can easily access them) are important. I'll probably be willing to buy it off e-bay w/o a factory warranty to save money, so reliability is important. I'd like to stash my USB wire out of the way somewhere, so I really don't like front USB access, but it's tolerable if absolutely necessary. … Something that is lag-free in it's iPhone interface and does ok without an amp (but I'm open to adding an amp and sub later, just cuz I like to tinker and I know that's what really makes these HU's sound good .
I've considered the JVC Arsenal KD-A735BT.
Budget: ~$225. Any ideas? Thanks for your help.