A dockmate/friend put a new Fusion in his Hunter
this summer. He is not happy with the sound of this head
unit. (no external amp) He said his old car radio sounded much better with the same speakers. It was lacking good low tones.
I looked online at the manuals
for specs to help him figure out what the problem might be. And I was surprised to see the freq. response, signal to noise
ratio, and other specs aren't even listed for the internal amp in the head unit. (he paid more than $350 I think, it was there best unit)
The specs for the external amps are listed and are decent specs as well. So I think one will only get the best from Fusion if the full setup is purchased. Quite expensive to me for music
A cheap Pyle unit with touch screen
and all the bells, plus a good sound was $115 shipped for me. Hard to beat in my opinion. I'll let it rot
to dust and replace it in ...... .. .. a .. few years probably. Been working in my truck for three years now. We'll see how it holds up on the boat.
I'll save my meager funds for critical systems and repairs
to them, and will not skimp on the choices in those areas.