Summary: I purchased this for my son who is a car stereo buff. The built in digital processing let him remove the large 31 band EQ and crossover from his system. I listened to it after he had it finished and the time alignment actually dialed in a cleaner sound!
Summary: I sold car and home audio for years. I now drive 50k miles a year doing service work and spend hours on the road every week. Poor sounding, stock stereo systems are not tolerable. Over the years, I have owned five or six Alpine head units, never had a service issue and always had good experiences.
Summary: Since 1997, I have been using brands like Kenwood, Clarion and Eclipse for stereos and just a week ago, I installed this stereo along with the kce-400BT, iPod Cable, 2 pairs of Alpine sps-406, Alpine mrp-f200, Alpine mrp-m350, and custom box made loaded with a 12 inch Kicker C12 sub.
Summary: It does what you want it to do. Sounds great, bluetooth/ipod/BT audio connections are a MUST. I am running $500 MB Quart in front and $400 MB Quart's in back straight from the deck and it is loud/clear! Can't wait to amp them!
Summary: It is the best head unit i have ever had. You can fine tune and adjust every detail of your audio system with this deck. It is unbelievable. I highly recommend getting one if you take your sound system seriously.