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conehunter
07-03-2005, 01:31 PM
Well I had an 8445 installed yesterday but I have a few questions:

Is the 8445 supplied with a microphone or do i have to buy it separate?

Is the 8445 supposed to come with a memory stick?

And lastly, is there a trick to get the number keys to illuminate? The two main dials illuminate and the four main buttons light up, but the number and corner keys don't illuminate.

Thanks!

JLCivic
07-03-2005, 01:41 PM
Your owner's manual should say what comes with the deck. Check there to see if the mic/memory card come with it. If they do, then call the shop that installed the deck.

conehunter
07-03-2005, 01:59 PM
Well I checked the manual and found the component's list towards the back. It looks like the mic/mc are optonal, even though I can't find the mic on the Eclipse web site. I'll ask the shop about buying the mic when I go in to find out about the key illumination. Thanks JL.

3.5Max6spd
07-05-2005, 09:07 AM
you HAVE to run the illumination wire(orange) with the new decks to get the full illumination, otherwise just the rotary dials light up as in your situation

I believe the memory card/mic only come supplied on the CD8455, hence more reasons for the price gap between them

conehunter
07-06-2005, 03:26 AM
you HAVE to run the illumination wire(orange) with the new decks to get the full illumination, otherwise just the rotary dials light up as in your situation

I believe the memory card/mic only come supplied on the CD8455, hence more reasons for the price gap between them

Yea I'm going in today to get it fixed and order the mic, does anyone know how much the mics go for from Eclipse? The CD8455 was more than I needed since I'm running the passive crossovers on my RS Audio 165s.

Pringle1232
07-06-2005, 03:07 PM
Ive got a 8445 as well, i bought it friday. I had question as well. The box that is connected to the back for the HU "says place far away from RCA, Speaker wires....." what is it? GPS or something?

Also, what is a mic? I want one now.

JLCivic
07-06-2005, 03:13 PM
Ive got a 8445 as well, i bought it friday. I had question as well. The box that is connected to the back for the HU "says place far away from RCA, Speaker wires....." what is it? GPS or something?

Also, what is a mic? I want one now.

The box is the power supply for the display. Keep it away from the deck to avoid any noise.

You don't know what a mic is...Mic as in microphone.

Pringle1232
07-06-2005, 05:09 PM
yes i know what a mic is, but why would it be beneficial to have one hooked to my eclipse? Im looking for knowledge not to be criticized.

JLCivic
07-06-2005, 05:18 PM
yes i know what a mic is, but why would it be beneficial to have one hooked to my eclipse? Im looking for knowledge not to be criticized.

You asked, "what is a mic?" You did not ask "what is the mic's purpose with the eclipse?"

Given that statement, how would we know that you really did know what a mic is?

You can use a mic in your car to get the in car frequency response and use Eclipse's E-iserv feature.

You were hardly being so terribly criticized.

Pringle1232
07-06-2005, 05:29 PM
COME ON JL, i want to a CA Genus. Teach me, daniel son.

Naw, i was curious. Ive never heard of a Mic on an eclipse, i want one now.

JLCivic
07-06-2005, 05:41 PM
COME ON JL, i want to a CA Genus. Teach me, daniel son.

Naw, i was curious. Ive never heard of a Mic on an eclipse, i want one now.

Eclipse started with the mic thing on 04 models. Again, all related to their E-iserv feature (like an auto-eq function). Some love it and others never use it. In my experience, eclipse decks always sounded excellent right out of the box. Mine were always set flat.

3.5Max6spd
07-06-2005, 05:49 PM
so many things so little time...my mem card and mic is in the box, the way it came
I'm too busy enjoying the deck and great music....i dont feel i need Eiserv...

forbidden
07-07-2005, 09:42 PM
You sure? Not one of the CD8445 I have had come into stock has had the mic or card included. Our CDN distributor does not even have them listed as parts and was not aware that they were not included either.

audiofx81
07-07-2005, 10:40 PM
now im really upset i didnt spend the extra $ on tthe 55 :/

Justintoxicated
07-07-2005, 11:05 PM
Sounds like the car audio shop jacked your Mem Card and Mic.

Even my CD5444 came with a mem card.

Pringle1232
07-07-2005, 11:44 PM
Yea i didnt get a chip either.

conehunter
07-08-2005, 12:27 AM
You sure? Not one of the CD8445 I have had come into stock has had the mic or card included. Our CDN distributor does not even have them listed as parts and was not aware that they were not included either.

I believe 3.5 has the 8455, which does come with the microphone and memory card, the 8445 does not however. 3.5Max6spd, do you want to sell your mic and card?

3.5Max6spd
07-08-2005, 09:59 AM
I believe 3.5 has the 8455, which does come with the microphone and memory card, the 8445 does not however. 3.5Max6spd, do you want to sell your mic and card?

sorry...it'll affect future resale value if i do...

MegaHurtz
09-09-2005, 01:41 PM
can the mic from the 8455 be hooked up to the 8445 and if so, how? (one will be going in my car on Monday at the latest :cool:)

3.5Max6spd
09-09-2005, 02:31 PM
can the mic from the 8455 be hooked up to the 8445 and if so, how? (one will be going in my car on Monday at the latest :cool:)

yes...though the AUX rca input

MegaHurtz
09-09-2005, 04:29 PM
Another question... what type of memory stick does the CD8445 take? I am shopping around for one in preparation of taking delivery of the head unit, but there are like 3 different kinds of memory sticks, I'm not sure what I should be looking for since I have no idea if the cards are backwards compatible or not, etc. Can somebody clear this up for me?

Justintoxicated
09-09-2005, 09:00 PM
I think it's the regular mmory stick, not sure if the other will work but the max size is like 128 megs or maybe 256...But it is pointless anyways since the Hu only records in some propriatary format (not as good as MP3 IMO cause the music sounds flat), and you cannot copy MP3's to the stick and play them in the HU.

Needless to say, I was very disapointed.

You shoudl be able to save t-align config, and your security code int he mem stick it came with.

MegaHurtz
09-09-2005, 09:52 PM
^^ can time alignment and other info (like the pic uploading feature) be transferred to the deck via cd?