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    Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    Im sure the list is short... but it'z a good question.
    The p99rs doesn't have one :/




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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    NVM you said optical out.......I love my Clarion CZ-702 though




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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    Pioneer RS-D7R
    Good luck finding one though...




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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    thanks west can't seem to find one though.

    bump for others.




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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    im curious too, are there really no new hu's with active capabilty, 7 plus band eq, t/a, i would really like to try a double din as well



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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    optical in a car? in all my years ive never run across this. dont get me wrong ive used it in my HT setup for years. My qeustion is why are you needing a optic output anyway? what would it be running to?




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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    i think alpine had one or one of their processors did, but the car audio industry is content with using RCA and not simplifying to a better audio signal (really wish they'd go to fiber optic or hdmi for more capabilities)



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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    Optical out isn't used anymore because with the older source units that have it it only works on CDs. AM/FM radio? Nope. SiriusXM? Nope. HD radio? Nope. iPod/iPhone? Nope. So who here honestly jams their CDs that often that they really need optical out? Plus there's the issue of whether we can actually hear a difference between optical and RCA out when we're driving. You know, that thing we do with our cars rather than using it as a listening room. SQ competitors are a different story, but that's too small a niche.



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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    Quote Originally Posted by jteske88 View Post
    optical in a car? in all my years ive never run across this. dont get me wrong ive used it in my HT setup for years. My qeustion is why are you needing a optic output anyway? what would it be running to?
    Audison bit one
    i found a kenwood dvd player i could run rcas to that has an optical out.




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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    Quote Originally Posted by kramer_212 View Post
    Audison bit one
    i found a kenwood dvd player i could run rcas to that has an optical out.
    yea sound man always uses the bit one optical out with there ipad installs




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    Re: Any decent head units out there with an optical out.

    Quote Originally Posted by kramer_212 View Post
    Audison bit one
    i found a kenwood dvd player i could run rcas to that has an optical out.
    I have an alpine dva-9861 with optical out 220$ shipped.




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