So, it's feeling (oddly this year) like spring again, and it will soon be time to get my car out (well actually back from the body shop
), so it's time to resume, reinstate, re-invigorate my search for a new head unit.
My current HU, a now very old Alpine 3DA, has been on it's last legs for a while. So I "need" a new one. Problem is I'm having a heck of a time finding anything that will work for me.
A little background, when I'm not in the car I use J River Media Center or Squeezeboxen, with their dynamic playlist functionality to play my all-FLAC music collection. I've become addicted to dynamic playlists, it's hard to listen without them anymore.
So what I'm really looking for is (in no particular order):
- USB music support
- Android support
- High quality
- Parametric EQ or "room" correction
- No need for built-in amplification
- Bluetooth A2DP
Really the number one thing I'm looking for is a way to just take my whole music collection with me. I don't have an iDevice and I see little sense in getting one just to use as a storage device in my car. So all the iPod support is really of not interest/help to me.
Beyond that, I've got some good old PPI amps so I actually having no built-in amplification would be a plus. And something to correct for the car environment (PEQ or something like Audessey/Imprint) would be good too.
So, since I'm tired of typing this at the moment (and frankly frustrated again that there seems to be no good options), I'll just summarize and hope someone has some suggestions for a high quality head unit that will let me take my music with me.