I am replacing the HU in my '92 325i in less than 60 days.
I want it to play CDs and MP3s, and want to output to a 4.1 component system, with high level out, and a variable sub out too. I will add the upgraded speakers and a 10 or 12 inch sub later in the fall. (I'll ask about them later...)
In the end, I want sound quality over all 10 octaves; not overpowered bass that can crack concrete and warp steel at 50 feet. I'll leave that to those of you out there who know who you are...
I don't want to pay for a FLASHY color lcd or oled display, which are only eye candy for the younger crowd, IMHO. I am 44, so I do want a solid Deck with great sound so I can play a range of Classic and Modern Rock, Ambient, Drone, etc.
One of my best driving CDs is the Animatrix Soundtrack, followed by some Crystal Method... They are almost guaranteed to make me exceed the speed!
What Model and/or Brand do you suggest from your experiences?