View Full Version : need advice on these units

01-22-2006, 04:09 PM
I'm trying to upgrade my sound while keeping costs under control :crap:

I'm looking at these units to couple with Sirius:
Eclipse CD5425 $259
Pioneer 7700 $229
Alpine 9847 $169

The Alpine is almost $100 less then the Eclipse - is this the right model to compare?
Any reason to pick 1 over the other? Which specs are truly important to compare?

Is this enough of an upgrade or should I be aiming higher?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

01-22-2006, 11:08 PM
Get an 06 pioneer model.

They're better. =D

01-22-2006, 11:12 PM
Get an 06 pioneer model.

They're better. =D

and uglier and retarded to use.

as far as the alpine [wich i like better than recent offerings from pioneer and eclipse] i would go with this one for the front\rear\sub outputs and deadsexy looks.


01-23-2006, 11:09 AM
Or is the cd5425 not a good eclipse unit?

01-24-2006, 07:20 AM
Nothing wrong with that eclpise model. That pioneer 770 from what I have heard is a beauty! Lots of features.

01-24-2006, 09:56 PM
Eclipse will school all of the models that you have listed. From the non clipping high voltage low impedence preouts to the superior warranty / theft deterrent coupled with ease of use, it is hands down a winner. Out of the box it will deliver superior tonal response without need for equalization. If you are a person who spends you money wisely, do it right the first time and buy the Eclipse.

01-24-2006, 09:57 PM
Wow, $259 US, we sell them for $290.00 CDN, pricing has really dropped in Canada this year.

01-24-2006, 10:00 PM
or buy the eclipse in my sig.

i wouldn't run anything other then an eclipse