Ya know.. I am starting to notice this. lol... I feel bad for the OP. I love how everyone dances around the actual question.. A simple yes or no can cut through the BS.I think the answer has to be yes. Can a higher end HU have better SQ, of course. Do most of them? Who knows. You've got to remember that this board tends to look down on people that put money into their systems. Those people automatically get labeled as not knowing how to tune or install their stuff so you will never get an unbiased response.