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Would it be possible to get a digital signal from the Chinese units to an upgraded aftermarket amp/system so there would be no quality loss in the signal?
I want to use the Chinese unit because of Android and original fitment, but I see the need to upgrade the entire sound system.
Ideas range from Bluetooth audio out from Chinese unit to aftermarket high-end Amp, to WiFi to digital signal chord.
Is there any Amplifier or module that connects to any high end amp that has an App to control audio dynamics, so they can be completely skipped on Chinese unit's end and we get full sound quality exceeding DSP or Android aftermarket, while keeping Android functionality and OBC/iBus control through iBus app.
What are your thoughts on this?
The internal electronics are more generic in their capabilities as well as quality. This means aspects like optical out or a digital output won't be possible at the stage prior to any audio processing/digital to analogue conversion. What you are asking for is higher end functionality that the 'generic' IC's used in these chinese units aren't used because of course they cost alot more. Even if they did use a better digital stage like that, then they'd also have to use much better quality DAC's and Audio stages IC's throughout the rest of the electronics in order to get the best from them.
If you have any level of 'good audio' and 'high quality performance with no loss of quality' then the chinese units aren't going to provide this. Car audio which does have what you want in terms of fantastic sound quality and aspects such as optical outputs/connections for a pure(r) signal path does exist but it's not found on low grade chinese units but on high quality brands products and solutions. I'll answer on your other thread as well !
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