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Lincoln LS
11-25-2006, 01:31 PM
I'm considering these two headunits. They're both the same price at Woofersetc. Is there any big difference from one over the other? I know Eclipse headunits are highly regarded on here. Please help me make my decision. Thanks

matrxx dude
11-25-2006, 03:33 PM
eclipse ftw,2 many problems out of pioneers latley.

Lincoln LS
11-25-2006, 03:58 PM
Works for me. Thanks

bigp69
11-25-2006, 05:01 PM
pioneeeerrrr

smd4life
11-25-2006, 05:03 PM
pioneeeerrrr

r tard.....

eclipse

Lincoln LS
11-25-2006, 05:05 PM
I just bought the Eclipse CD8445 along with CDT ES-610 comps.

Towncar
11-25-2006, 06:44 PM
eclipse ftw,2 many problems out of pioneers latley.

Other than the grounding issue, I dont know of any major problems.

SonnyD
11-25-2006, 06:58 PM
After now comparing Eclipse and Pioneer, I'd say Pioneer, but it looks like you already made your decision.

Regards Sonny

Hoodlum007
11-25-2006, 07:08 PM
The Eclipse has an outstanding sound quality and i really like the 8 volt outs on the rca's

Lincoln LS
11-26-2006, 10:27 AM
Thanks everyone for your help. I figured I couldn't go wrong with either one, and I know Eclipse is known for their sound quality.

DetroitBass
11-26-2006, 10:58 AM
I owned the 8445, great HU except it has trouble reading some MP3's. Sometimes it won't read a song at all. From what I have heard, this is a common problem with the 8445 that its big brother, the 8455 doesn't have.

ryanrod
12-04-2006, 03:07 AM
im going to be bold here and tell you that eclipse has better sound quality. My Eclipse 3434 sounded better than my pioneer premier 880 in my opinion. The eclipse is just so dam transparent and it sounds good out of the box. With Pioneer, you have to do all this fine tuning on the eq's and hpf's lpf's to make it sound good. And I haven't got that all done yet. The only reason I got the pioneer is because it plays cd's while its mounted face up in my tuffy center console in my jeep. Eclipse decks cannot do this well. Many times I couldn't play cd's because the mechanism couldn't handle being at that angle. This pissed me off. So unless you are mounting it face up in a jeep security console, get an eclipse!

oh and on a side note, the only thing that pioneer does better than eclipse is the mp3 capability. My 880 reads stuff super fast and easily, while my eclipse 3434 took days to access mp3's and sometimes it would put tracks way out of order. In some cases it would act like the songs weren't on the cd because it couldn't read them. Pioneer does all this right.

I still have that sad feeling in my stomach because I feel like I'm not getting that some eclipse sound quality!

bdawson72
12-04-2006, 08:26 AM
i love my 8445

stratusrt01
12-04-2006, 08:39 AM
I've also got the 8445 and it's a great unit packed full of features.

My only complaints are that the remote control volume is too slow, and the track knob is too sensitive.

bdawson72
12-04-2006, 08:51 AM
I've also got the 8445 and it's a great unit packed full of features.

My only complaints are that the remote control volume is too slow, and the track knob is too sensitive.
Yes, I 2nd the track knob sensitivity problem....But, in reality its pros vastly outweogh its cons

Slaugh
12-04-2006, 08:53 AM
either.. SONY XPLOD ftw

















lol... go Eclipse, dude... killer SQ

faulkton
12-04-2006, 08:58 AM
id get the pioneer. I have one and like it better than the 8454 it replaced.

enzowho
12-05-2006, 01:18 AM
I went from a Pioneer to an Eclipse about a year ago and haven't looked back. Go with the Eclipse.

My only complaints with my Eclipse are (1) slow MP3 reading (2) the volume control on remote is oh so slow (3) the wheel to change tracks is too sensitive and (4) the face doesn't close after putting in a cd.

Lincoln LS
12-05-2006, 05:44 PM
Wow. I didn't know this was still active. Sounds like I made the right decision. My wife is picking it up on Friday, and I'll probably install it next week. I'm looking forward to it. I just completely redid my system. I feel like a little kid waiting to get everything done.

xploit2
12-05-2006, 05:52 PM
Wow. I didn't know this was still active. Sounds like I made the right decision. My wife is picking it up on Friday, and I'll probably install it next week. I'm looking forward to it. I just completely redid my system. I feel like a little kid waiting to get everything done.

:thumbsup: I know what u mean!

04silverz
12-05-2006, 09:05 PM
I've also got the 8445 and it's a great unit packed full of features.

My only complaints are that the remote control volume is too slow, and the track knob is too sensitive.

only complaints i have

and to the jeep guy, great summary. eclipse sounds so good out of box, before tuning. thats why i bought it. but never had any issues with it yet as far as reading mp3's