Forcey, I don't have to convince myself that i can hear the difference
between various source/headunits.....i can!
I worked in the specialist hifi industry for 10 years before i went
into teaching, i worked for a company called Superfi.
I have a Pionner DEH-P88RSll fitted to my Mini and i could
hear the difference between this and the standard BMW unit that was originally fitted!
As for there not being a poor quality signal from a digital source, this is incorrect too.
Why on earth do you think that when What Hi Fi have done reviews
on CD players in the past (digital signal), some have got a 2-3 star review for sound quality and others have got 5 stars??
Are you saying that the reviewer has imagined
the difference in sound quality?
Why would Pioneer make a £1500 Reference head unit it their base £100
model sounded as good?!
The components of a headunit/CD player, i'e. Audio grade capacitors, 24 bit DAC's, copper chassis, OFC powes supply, Digital master clocks etc all make a difference to the sound quality of that unit. Cheaper Units will not contain these 'high end' components.
My Car audio system consists of: Pioneer DEH-P88RSll head unit, Pioneer 6 disc CD changer, 3 MTX 2 channel amps, MQ Quart 17cm component speakers with competition crossovers in the front, Infinity Kappa 6x9's in the rear, MB Quart 12'' sealed sub in the boot.
This is a great sounding system, however, I'll be upgrading again soon as i enjoy the challenge of making my system sound as good as possible!