If price ist an issue, i suggest a Soundstream Single DIN. Zero distortin at max volume, lots of tuning, filters built in. Fantastic units, or you could drop some serious coin and get a McIntosh unit, best of the best.
Wow. I would like to see proof of it being chinese junk.Soundstream went under years ago, the stuff that says Soundstream on it now is cheap Chinese junk.
McIntosh was bought by Clarion about the same time Soundstream went under.
Not bad radios, but the Mcintosh name on the radio is just that, a name that ups the price on a Clarion radio.
Now days the choices are Alpine, Kenwood or Pioneer, and a select few Sonys. jVC makes some units with good features for the money, but i wouldn't buy (or sell) one. Pretty much everything else is junk.
This is close to the truth actually. Power Acoustik bought out Soundstream when they went under. Power Acoustik was bought out by EPSILON electronics. EPSILON has bought out tons of specialty electronic companies. Base electronics for all of their sub companies are the same, Korean made stuff. It's not cheap Chinese stuff but it is mass produced. In a stroke of brilliance EPSILON kept the big name engineers on at all companies to work on the high end equipment. So if you buy the top deck, you get the same ole Soundstream quality.Those videos are extremely recent. Going off of personal experience with Soundstream, its not cheap chinese shit. Maybe their extremely low end stuff. But not the caliber myself, and others use.
Got any other details? Bottom line is there is no individual best head unit. Here are the basic things I would expect in a top head unit:Best out right now, no issue of price within reason. $800 and under...no screen needed. No ipod controller. Wanted HPF and LPF filter built in.