View Full Version : Sony CDX-GT81UW Or Pioneer 6900

lil azn 06
07-17-2007, 12:55 AM
My friend is interested in both of these headunits, both of which i can get for around $180. Which one is better in terms of SQ? The Sony has a 3 band Parametric EQ while the Pioneer has its EEQ 7 band. Isnt the 6900 the same as the 7900 just no bluetooth? How about the Eclipse CD4000?

Any other suggestions for something new under $200 is fine. Thanks

07-17-2007, 01:16 AM
Definitely Pioneer for SQ. Sony makes decent head units but when compared to pioneer or eclipse, well there is no comparison.

lil azn 06
07-17-2007, 10:33 AM
Well then 6900 comapred to the Eclipse 4000 then? Only real difference i see is that the 6900 has a more powerful amp built in which i dont need, and one more preset EQ option. I cant even find out if the 4000 has a USB plug and what kind of EQ it has. Any ideas where i can get the manual? I dont see it on the Eclipse website.

07-17-2007, 12:17 PM
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-69gOliRn1Gn/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=300&tab=features_and_specs&i=099CD4000#Tab In this case i would still stay with the pioneer. The eclipse only has a 3-band eq and i dont think it has USB. And as far as the internal amp, I'd be surprised if either of those could put out more than 15 rms.

07-18-2007, 11:26 PM
you can also get the Eclipse CD4000 info from here: http://www.eclipse-web.com/download/pdf/06cata-72.pdf
Or directly enter the Eclipse web page, type on Downloads and then pick at 2006 Brochure.
I will also get the 6900, CD4000 does not has USB port and also does not comes with dethachable face like other Eclipses (of course CD3100, CD5100, CD7100 comes with det.face).
I don't know if this is a plus for you.