Well this is interesting news. I was just on the phone the other day with Alpine CS about another matter and I mentioned how I was really disappointed in Alpine for not offering a more user tweak-able like the H701 anymore. Or for that matter the fact that none of the new HU's having optical outputs. The guy said that's what the imprint modules were for . Well obviously he just doesn't understand our mentality . Anyway, I'm glad to hear the news except I just sent my H701 off to have Matt R modify it.