I am getting ready to setup my first CA system in over 5 years in my daily driver. I am leaning more toward SQ/SQL this time around. I won't be competing at all but I do want a wicked loud and relatively clear setup for myself. Not going reference level clean, but, you know, not muddy. I primarily listen to 90's hip-hop, 90's grunge/metal/rock music and the occasional dirty-south track for guilty pleasure purposes and this is mostly done using my iPod.
I have been looking at the Pioneer DEH-80PRS and now the Clarion CZ702 has been recommended to me.
For he HU, I'm looking for;
- iPod connectivity and decent interface
- Clean output
- Ability to expand into a sub-setup at some point
- Decent-Good EQ interface
- Quality preamps (5v+)
I was willing to spend up to $500 depending on the deck, but it looks like quality decks have dropped quite a bit in the last few years.
Thanks in advance