We are doing a huge Hifonics giveaway this month that includes prizes from the new Hifonics Brutus line! 13 chances to win. Grand prize gets an entire system with a bass restoration module and 1/2 DIN Equalizer. I know how much you guys like free stuff.
Listen to the music through the stereo, not the stereo through the music.
The less circuitry that an audio signal sees, the less the chances of degradation. Simple circuits, implemented well, always sound better!