I'm looking for a head unit that plays WAV (not just MP3) from a USB stick (not an iPod) that might sound as good as my old Nakamichi CD-45z CD player.
To explain, I installed a JVC KD-R816 (up the top of their line), lived with it for a while but never liked the sound of it. Switched the old Nakamichi back in yesterday and sure enough, there was the sound I was missing. Musicality, soul - the things the JVC seemed to have sucked right out of the music. At this point I'm ready to sacrifice the convenience of USB and go back to the Naka. Bummer.
The rest of the system is an a/d/s/ PQ40.2 amp, Boston Acoustics RC620 speakers and an a/d/s/ sub.
I realise I could go outboard DAC etc but I'm not really looking to go to those lengths - just a good HU.
Your good experiences appreciated.