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With my everlasting frustrating to find a car head unit that supports Android play back, I've considered turning my Nexus 7 into a dedicated head unit. My question is in regards to what I will need to enable digital audio playback (USB audio) to my speakers and subwoofers.

I'm assuming I'll need a DAC but where do I go from the DAC?

Ideally I would like the Nexus to plug into the back of a head unit but it seems there are NO head units that support audio play back via USB with any app (Such as Spotify, AOL Radio and the stock file system).

Is there a ROM that would enable audio play back that is more recognizable via USB or is the problem still with MTP? This post is a little scatter brained so sorry for that, still trying to figure out if I want to go with the Nexus as a dedicated head unit or pair it with a head unit for simplicity.

I need the system to power a set of component speakers, a pair of three ways, and a subwoofer.
 
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Ideally I would like the Nexus to plug into the back of a head unit but it seems there are NO head units that support audio play back via USB with any app (Such as Spotify, AOL Radio and the stock file system).
My Pioneer DEH-X4600BT Head unit has no problem playin sound from apps over bluetooth or plugged into the usb port.
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My Pioneer DEH-X4600BT Head unit has no problem playin sound from apps over bluetooth or plugged into the usb port.
Which phone do you have and how is your head unit configured? I purchased the Pioneer DEH-X7600HD purely for Android compatibility, but when I tried it last night nothing would be detected with my Galaxy S4.

Looking forward to the reply because I am at my wit's end with this ordeal.
 
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Which phone do you have and how is your head unit configured? I purchased the Pioneer DEH-X7600HD purely for Android compatibility, but when I tried it last night nothing would be detected with my Galaxy S4.

Looking forward to the reply because I am at my wit's end with this ordeal.
I have it set up with my Nexus 5 CM11, before that I had my Galaxy Nexus with CM10. Your unit looks a little more advanced than mine. I have had it about a year and just purchased the cheapest pioneer head unit that bluetooth audio and calling built in. I just stream bluetooth to it. Everyonce in a while it won't auto connect after I stop for quick gas or something but its rare.
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I have it set up with my Nexus 5 CM11, before that I had my Galaxy Nexus with CM10. Your unit looks a little more advanced than mine. I have had it about a year and just purchased the cheapest pioneer head unit that bluetooth audio and calling built in. I just stream bluetooth to it. Everyonce in a while it won't auto connect after I stop for quick gas or something but its rare.
What about USB mode? Can you only get it to work with Bluetooth or USB as well?
 
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I always wanted to do the same but ended up always just playing through bluetooth. Now i have a new deck with a touch screen that actually has bluetooth but also built in mircast & DLNA so it will mirror devices on it's screen.
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