Hey there, have an 80prs and 6to8v8 and just got fed up with Pioneer. Hopefully someone can clarify a couple thoughts. The short of it, with Automatic Sound Leveler (ASL) turned Off the sound is thin. With ASL ON the signal is much fuller but the function drives me batty so left it off until the other day. The ASL is what has been missing, more output, fuller sound with ASL. With ASL off and adjusting amp gains and or DSP gain I am just amplifying a thin signal? With the Sound Leveler Adjustment cranked up to +4 seems to just increase a thin signal. So, a new budget head unit without ASL or any other crap and good output voltage is a thought.
Budget $100, Single din, USB, CD, wirh a good USB DAC. Did a few searches and found info that some manufactures use crappy DACs on the USB. Any recommendation?
Here’s the catch, after researching double dins, dacs, fiio, I picked up a nexus7 to make a head unit. Since I am pretty much useless with a computer it will take some time to complete, then install. The output and fullness of the ASL is what my brain is craving without the level fluctuations. I would probably be happy for a while with a different head unit that put out with no gimmicks.
Thanks for your time