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05-28-2007, 02:09 AM
The choice is between the Pioneer DEH-P860MP (for $225)


the Eclipse CD 5000. (for $250)

Please pick one and give a reason.

Here are the specs.

Premier CD Receiver with Customizable Multicolor Organic EL Display
Detachable Face Security
Auto Slide Flap Face
Organic EL Display Multicolor, 192x48
Multi Color Organic EL Display
MOSFET50 (50W x 4-channel High Power)
Supertuner Supertuner IIID
CD-R/CD-RW Compatible
MP3 Compatible
WMA (Windows Media Audio)
Wave (.wav) Compatible
XM Radio Ready
24-Station/6-Button (18FM/6FM) Presets
BSM (Best Stations Memory)
1-bit D/A Converter 8fs/24-bit Burr Brown
AGC (Automatic Gain Control)
Disc Title Memory
Track Title List
CD Text CD Text
IP-Bus (Changer Control)
BMX Digital Compression
Equalizer 13-Band Graphic
Auto-EQ (With Mic Included)
Source Level Adjuster (SLA)
Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL)
Loudness Yes
Listening Position Selector
Selectable Fader
3 - Way Crossover Network
Hi- Volt RCA Preouts 3 (6.5V)
DVD Control DVD Control
OEL Download (CD-R Direct)
Spectrum Analyzer Spectrum Analyzer (4-mode)
Soft Key Operation
Remote Control 10-Key
Rotary Volume Control Fixed Rotary
Wired Remote Input
Cellular Mute
Face Case (Included)
Hi-Volt Preouts 3 (6.5V)

CD player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files)
motorized, slide-open faceplate
blue VF display with five selectable button colors
spectrum analyzer
Eclipse DSP with 7-band parametric EQ and time alignment
SRS Circle II Surround
three sets of 8-volt preamp outputs
subwoofer control with low-pass filter
five settings for the selectable high- and low-pass filters
auxiliary input
Memory Stick input
CD changer controls
satellite radio-ready (SIRIUS tuner, subscription, and antenna required)
controls for an Eclipse iPod adapter
HD Radio-ready
CD Text compatible
ESN anti-theft protection
E-iSERV compatible with Area Shot trip directions (arrows and text) appear on display
18 FM/6 AM presets
seek tuning
remote control
CD frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
CD signal-to-noise ratio: 95 dB
FM sensitivity: 13 dBf

Tiger Bass
05-28-2007, 02:15 AM
Eclipse for sure. Better quality.


05-28-2007, 03:31 PM
pick one

05-28-2007, 11:24 PM
I need help deciding. need input

05-29-2007, 11:24 AM
What does the rest of your system comprise of?

Are there any distinct features of either deck you like or don't like (pros/cons of each)?

Depending on what equipment you have or plan to have and what specific features you are looking for in a HU can make all the difference.