Re: Alpine audio with a Tablet interface SQ help
I have a Samsung Galaxy tablet running to my 9886 through the phono cord and I have great sound quality. And, it's a cheap cord.
I would check the audio settings on the tablet you're using, because I don't notice any SQ differences between USB and aux in. If you haven't tried it, Rocket Player is working quite well for me.
Also, it's true that the 9886 is a superior head unit but that doesn't explain the loss of quality through the aux inputs. If anything, I would think the less expensive HU would have worse sq on the USB due to a less expensive DAC driving the USB port. Aux in is just an analogue input with no DAC needed.
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