Originally Posted by FSurbo15
This reminds me how auto-manufacturers thought it was a good idea to remove simple buttons like volume or climate controls to the "infotainment" system on the touch screen. Most of those manufacturers have taken a step back and these basic functions now have physical buttons once again.
I don't want to go to an app every time I want to change the volume or do something simple.
This is so true, we bought a 2018 car, we regret it. Our car was in the shop at least a month and half in the first half year. The radio keep changing, we finally found out there is a small touch pad on the steering wheel that if your sleeve accidentally touched it, it will change the station. Even the foreman never told us about that and keep looking at the center console touch pad. All that mouse like control is just inconvenient.
Not to mention they are like computers, they are buggy, doing funny things and cannot be repeated.
And for the life of me, I don't understand why the faster the CPU, the slower everything responds.
I have the same brand 2014 SUV, it still have the conventional buttons, never been to the shop yet, everything responds right away instead of waiting for 2 seconds before responding.
OK, enough of the ranting, back to the subject. That's the reason I advice separate power amp. Can you imagine if you have the integrated amp and in a few years new gadgets come out and you have to dump the good power amp along with it? Buy a good power amp that will last for decades, they buy preamp as disposable fashion item and keep changing it.
This is not a cheap unit, from the size, is it a Class D amp? I would spend the money buying a good Class AB power amp instead.