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stealth17
03-11-2006, 08:21 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fse arch.dll%3Fcgiurl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcgi.ebay.co m%252Fws%252F%26fkr%3D1%26from%3DR8%26satitle%3D80 44276711%2509%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1&item=8044276711

Muahahahahhah!

I cant wait to hook it up to my new Cadence 6.5"s, 4x6 plates for the rears, and Z4000 amp!!!!!

:naughty:

FoxPro5
03-11-2006, 10:51 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fse arch.dll%3Fcgiurl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcgi.ebay.co m%252Fws%252F%26fkr%3D1%26from%3DR8%26satitle%3D80 44276711%2509%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1&item=8044276711

Muahahahahhah!

I cant wait to hook it up to my new Cadence 6.5"s, 4x6 plates for the rears, and Z4000 amp!!!!!

:naughty:

Good pick up right there! But you do know that Alpine is better don't you :p:

Beat_Dominator
03-11-2006, 10:55 PM
Nice score.

alphakenny1
03-11-2006, 11:37 PM
you'll love that HU. nice price too.

Intercooler
03-12-2006, 02:09 PM
Nice!

I just got the 5000 which is basically the same and I can identify with what the E-Bay ad said of it being overwhelming with things that can be done. If you and I can master those these things are super sweet!

Alex_8803
03-12-2006, 02:46 PM
heh, i just got a CD-7000 and payed $5 less than you :) yay for direct from manufacturer!!!

that said, it still hasnt shipped but should by this thursday or so

Intercooler
03-12-2006, 02:55 PM
I initially looked at the 7000 but I am a SQ guy and the rep at Eclipse steered me away from it. He said the 5000 is the unit for that. I figured he would try to talk me into the 7000 but he didn't. Go figure.

3.5Max6spd
03-12-2006, 03:40 PM
I initially looked at the 7000 but I am a SQ guy and the rep at Eclipse steered me away from it. He said the 5000 is the unit for that. I figured he would try to talk me into the 7000 but he didn't. Go figure.

weird..the 7000 is undoubtedly the more capable deck , same internals-should sound the same.

Bolognablake
03-12-2006, 05:29 PM
heh, i just got a CD-7000 and payed $5 less than you :) yay for direct from manufacturer!!!

that said, it still hasnt shipped but should by this thursday or so

Care to share the source?

alphakenny1
03-12-2006, 05:32 PM
Care to share the source?

x2

6spdcoupe
03-12-2006, 05:44 PM
I initially looked at the 7000 but I am a SQ guy and the rep at Eclipse steered me away from it. He said the 5000 is the unit for that. I figured he would try to talk me into the 7000 but he didn't. Go figure.

Do you know who you spoke to?

stealth17
03-12-2006, 05:50 PM
Yeh I've been wondering why the CD7000 is only 5v preamp too :goodbad:

alphakenny1
03-12-2006, 05:52 PM
Yeh I've been wondering why the CD7000 is only 5v preamp too :goodbad:

i think i read somewhere they dropped it down to 5v because the 8v was clipping too many amps.

6spdcoupe
03-12-2006, 05:53 PM
It was a decision made in Japan. Eclipse US cant even answer that one. LoL

6spdcoupe
03-12-2006, 05:54 PM
i think i read somewhere they dropped it down to 5v because the 8v was clipping too many amps.


That was just an assumption made by some, originally myself included. Despite the fact that most current amps can handle it. I was later informed that wasnt the reason, but no more info to say why.

alphakenny1
03-12-2006, 05:56 PM
alright cool thx for the confirmation.

stealth17
03-12-2006, 06:03 PM
So is can anyone comfirm if the CD5000/8455 is better or worse in SQ compared to the CD7000? Or is it so little that no one will even notice?

FoxPro5
03-12-2006, 06:04 PM
heh, i just got a CD-7000 and payed $5 less than you :) yay for direct from manufacturer!!!

that said, it still hasnt shipped but should by this thursday or so

Wow...maybe you want to extend that directly to us!?!?!:sneaky: Pretty please with sugar on top :D

alphakenny1
03-12-2006, 06:12 PM
Wow...maybe you want to extend that directly to us!?!?!:sneaky: Pretty please with sugar on top :D

again x2

Bolognablake
03-12-2006, 06:15 PM
again x2

x5 if you count the other posts about the price.

alphakenny1
03-12-2006, 06:15 PM
So is can anyone comfirm if the CD5000/8455 is better or worse in SQ compared to the CD7000? Or is it so little that no one will even notice?

its kinda hard to do a comparison when the eclipse CD5000/7000 hasn't even come out yet. But with that said i don't think there will be a significant difference between the 8445/8455 and the 5000/7000. Eclipse is pretty consistent with their quality, meaning no drop off in quality (*cough alpine cough*).

but it depends on your setup. like i've said a million times in other threads if you are going with a passive setup go with either the 8445/5000. Those HUs do not have a built in 3 way crossover. You'll still have the 7 band PEQ on those HUs though so it'll provide great flexbility. If active go with the 8455/7000. I'd just go with whatever is cheaper.

stealth17
03-12-2006, 06:26 PM
its kinda hard to do a comparison when the eclipse CD5000/7000 hasn't even come out yet. But with that said i don't think there will be a significant difference between the 8445/8455 and the 5000/7000. Eclipse is pretty consistent with their quality, meaning no drop off in quality (*cough alpine cough*).

but it depends on your setup. like i've said a million times in other threads if you are going with a passive setup go with either the 8445/5000. Those HUs do not have a built in 3 way crossover. You'll still have the 7 band PEQ on those HUs though so it'll provide great flexbility. If active go with the 8455/7000. I'd just go with whatever is cheaper.

They arent out yet? Whats this (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KxgcNPPGg3F/cgi-bin/prodgroup.asp?g=300&avf=Y&skipvs=T&nvpair=FFBrand%7CEclipse#see_all)?

6spdcoupe
03-12-2006, 06:54 PM
They arent out yet? Whats this (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KxgcNPPGg3F/cgi-bin/prodgroup.asp?g=300&avf=Y&skipvs=T&nvpair=FFBrand%7CEclipse#see_all)?


Looks like a list of Eclipse HUs. Also states the 7000 isnt available backing up his original post of

"its kinda hard to do a comparison when the eclipse CD5000/7000 hasn't even come out yet"

Made sense to me.

stealth17
03-12-2006, 07:43 PM
Looks like a list of Eclipse HUs. Also states the 7000 isnt available backing up his original post of

"its kinda hard to do a comparison when the eclipse CD5000/7000 hasn't even come out yet"

Made sense to me.

The 5000 is there though. I think they had 7000 but are backordered now.

desertheat
03-12-2006, 07:45 PM
its kinda hard to do a comparison when the eclipse CD5000/7000 hasn't even come out yet. But with that said i don't think there will be a significant difference between the 8445/8455 and the 5000/7000. Eclipse is pretty consistent with their quality, meaning no drop off in quality (*cough alpine cough*).

but it depends on your setup. like i've said a million times in other threads if you are going with a passive setup go with either the 8445/5000. Those HUs do not have a built in 3 way crossover. You'll still have the 7 band PEQ on those HUs though so it'll provide great flexbility. If active go with the 8455/7000. I'd just go with whatever is cheaper.


I have to agree / disagree about the quality. The quality is there with the alpines but the features... they took away unlike eclipse which to me makes eclipse a better choice right now. But as far as looks "which matter to some" eclipse hit a brick wall with the new designs, cough.. barf... cough... gag... eclipse....


Anyone else think eclipse decks now look like the robot from Short Circuit?? Jonny 5??? *LOL* Just stick waiving eyebrows on that deck!

alphakenny1
03-12-2006, 07:51 PM
I have to agree / disagree about the quality. The quality is there with the alpines but the features... they took away unlike eclipse which to me makes eclipse a better choice right now. But as far as looks "which matter to some" eclipse hit a brick wall with the new designs, cough.. barf... cough... gag... eclipse....


It's funny i might be one of the few people who actually like the new look. But it seems like not too many people like it which is fine. But when you talk about the higher end models i think people should look at the quality/features instead of looks. but everyones priorities are different.

6spdcoupe
03-12-2006, 07:54 PM
The 5000 is there though. I think they had 7000 but are backordered now.


They have yet to have the 7000, no retailers have.

6spdcoupe
03-12-2006, 07:55 PM
Function over Form. Cosmetics arent even in my thoughts when purchasing a product.

desertheat
03-12-2006, 08:00 PM
Sorry, they just remind me of...

http://www.4agtoys.com/AUDIO/ECLIPSE/0_50_49.jpg

http://www.4agtoys.com/AUDIO/ECLIPSE/0_34_51.jpg

stealth17
03-12-2006, 08:09 PM
They have yet to have the 7000, no retailers have.

ahh my bad :p:

6spdcoupe
03-12-2006, 08:41 PM
Sorry, they just remind me of...

http://www.4agtoys.com/AUDIO/ECLIPSE/0_50_49.jpg

http://www.4agtoys.com/AUDIO/ECLIPSE/0_34_51.jpg

No need for apologies, to each their own. Although I dont see the similiarities shared with the 7000.

Randy Savage
03-12-2006, 08:44 PM
The 7000 is secksy.

So far the 1-4000 are butt ugly IMO.

AVN= teh secksy as well.

Specially the AVN7000

6spdcoupe
03-12-2006, 08:48 PM
The 7000 is secksy.

So far the 1-4000 are butt ugly IMO.

AVN= teh secksy as well.

Specially the AVN7000

I agree indeed. The knob on the 7000 looks a tad bit large in the pics, but definately shows much better in person.

desertheat
03-12-2006, 08:48 PM
Not with the 7000, with the lower units, the 7000 gives me woodro wilson

Alex_8803
03-12-2006, 11:00 PM
Care to share the source?

sure its circuitcity.

roadshop employees get gangsta discounts :)

i also bought the GPS unit which was $100 more. also free ship 450 for cd7000 and a gps is a pretty **** good deal i though

alphakenny1
03-12-2006, 11:26 PM
got****it i need to know someone who works at CC.

jimmyjames1700
03-13-2006, 08:13 AM
got****it i need to know someone who works at CC.


Good luck with that, if it's anything like a normal retailer the employees are only able to do accomadation for for "One system per qualified employee per year". Also, you typically have to be employed at an authorized dealer for 90 days, depends on your rep though. Do not forget that you may not resell the unit for a period of 1 year.:up2somet:

headless
03-13-2006, 10:15 AM
Good luck with that, if it's anything like a normal retailer the employees are only able to do accomadation for for "One system per qualified employee per year". Also, you typically have to be employed at an authorized dealer for 90 days, depends on your rep though. Do not forget that you may not resell the unit for a period of 1 year.:up2somet:

OK **** it, i'm getting a job at CC.

SQBubble
03-13-2006, 06:19 PM
heh, i just got a CD-7000 and payed $5 less than you :) yay for direct from manufacturer!!!

that said, it still hasnt shipped but should by this thursday or so

hey Alex, post some pics of ur CD7000 ur gonna get!!, and make a small review plzz, I was thinkin of getting that HU this summer ... wanna know if its worth it, and many other ppl to I suppose! thxx:D

SQBubble
03-13-2006, 06:21 PM
The 7000 is secksy.

So far the 1-4000 are butt ugly IMO.

AVN= teh secksy as well.

Specially the AVN7000


:word: the CD7000 looks reallyyy hott! compared to all the other eclipse's, I think they did a good job on that model...:yumyum:

6spdcoupe
03-13-2006, 06:22 PM
Yes please post pics, as I dont see it shipping this week....

;)

mikegett
03-13-2006, 09:23 PM
Good luck with that, if it's anything like a normal retailer the employees are only able to do accomadation for for "One system per qualified employee per year". Also, you typically have to be employed at an authorized dealer for 90 days, depends on your rep though. Do not forget that you may not resell the unit for a period of 1 year.:up2somet:

Word. You beat me too it.

Slaugh
03-13-2006, 11:23 PM
hahaha even johnny 5 was mentioned in this thread... love the movie

anyways, i think now Eclipse took over the hi-quality SQ scene Alpine has been ruling out for a long time (well they were even before i think)... this way i think my next hu will be sure Eclipse... i searched a lot and im coming to this conclusion now... even thou i like Alpine, but NOT their new stuff... definetely NOT

too bad Alpine had to go that way... but im sure they will go back on the road heh... but they won't be EVER able to make a hu with better looks and key displacement than Alpines from 2001 to 2004 (ones with Power/Source, Band/Tel, << and >> on the left of the faceplate... best looking hu's EVER and best keys displacement EVER (well they had to change of course, cos the market demands products always to change their looking yearly, but that was the best thye ever got)

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/1553/img07414rc.jpg

oh and the ones with the 6 radio buttons on the right (ie. 7909, 7990, etc..) those were sechsay too hehe... Alpine could rule anyday if they wanted... too bad money speaks louder these days :(