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audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 06:36 PM
Hey guy's just wanted your opinion's on the Eclipse Cd5000 h.u. What do you guy's think of it the good , the bad. Post em up :D

dragnix
01-29-2008, 06:37 PM
I think eclipse make nice unit. However, i know nothing of the 5000

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 06:55 PM
Yeah i also know that they make nice hu's . Just wanted to know the good and bad bout this model:D. post up people. Id appericate it

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 07:03 PM
Anyone . I thought id have more input on this post:(.

ToyTundra
01-29-2008, 08:16 PM
bad: no real time alignment only a few presets. That's all I know after playing with one a while ago. I bought a 7100 instead.

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 08:24 PM
Anyone else post up

Grinder1989
01-29-2008, 08:28 PM
bad: no real time alignment only a few presets. That's all I know after playing with one a while ago. I bought a 7100 instead.

So that immediately makes it a bad deck?:confused: My 8051 doesn't have time alignment and I love it. Maybe now everyone should buy all the greatest headunits that have time alignment. Your advice on which deck to buy helps so much. :rolleyes:

To OP, my friend is buying a CD5000. So I'll let you know when he gets it.

blackbonnie
01-29-2008, 08:33 PM
i have the 5100 and i love it, if possible get that. its a great HU and well worth the money.

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 08:33 PM
Thanks grinder would appericate that man:D. im debating between these hu's

Premier 880prs
Eclipse cd5000
Eclipse cd3000

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 08:34 PM
I would like to get the 5100 blackbonnie but that's way over my budget:(. also guy's anyone ever dealt with . woofersetc.com?

IgnoreMe
01-29-2008, 08:44 PM
good:

-easy to use, beautiful unit, can quickly skip tracks by just rolling the selection button, time alignment, subwoofer control, ipod ready, hd radio ready (need the actual units, but it is "ready"), on board xovers, 7 band EQ, ESN is always a plus

bad:

-the same selectrion knob that is so quick to change tracks is also quick to skip 3 or 4 at a time when you hit a speed bump while trying to skip ahead 1 track, the xovers are really limited, time alignment is limited (ie, only has presets, no actual adjustments like say my old alpine 9831), need ipod adapter to actually use the ipod feature ($50 :crap:), face place doesnt automatically close after inserting disc (you have to press the open button to close it), doesnt have a removable face plate


nothing really "bad" about the unit, just a few querks here and there. i would not hesitate to buy one again.

IgnoreMe
01-29-2008, 08:45 PM
ps: forget the cd3000...its gay, and my buddy regreted buying it. stay way from pioneer too...my gf's brand new pioneer is a piece of **** too.


out of those choices...cd5k all ****ing day

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 09:05 PM
Thanks man . Yeah also heard alot of ground issues with the 880prs also. Anyone else come on guy's i know u guy's have either used this hu or installed one etc.... Appericate all the info i can get:D.

IgnoreMe
01-29-2008, 09:12 PM
Thanks man . Yeah also heard alot of ground issues with the 880prs also. Anyone else come on guy's i know u guy's have either used this hu or installed one etc.... Appericate all the info i can get:D.

its not even the ground issue on hers. luckily i havent dealt with that. but its just the build quality seems so shoddy, and not to mention this thing is mounted just fine, and it skips randomly even at a stand still with the car parked and off...brand new cds....

its a piece.

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 09:35 PM
That sux man . never heard of the 880prs being that bad. im really leaning towards the 5000:D

dragnix
01-29-2008, 09:37 PM
So that immediately makes it a bad deck?:confused: My 8051 doesn't have time alignment and I love it. Maybe now everyone should buy all the greatest headunits that have time alignment. Your advice on which deck to buy helps so much. :rolleyes:

To OP, my friend is buying a CD5000. So I'll let you know when he gets it.

lol, someone got butthurt on a simple comment. He just said it's bad that it doesn't have time alignment, no need to throw a fit about it.

the727kid
01-29-2008, 09:40 PM
Used to have it.. loved it. I have a 9887 now.. 9887 obviously has more features but overall I liked the 5000 better.

jadon087
01-29-2008, 09:41 PM
good:

-easy to use, beautiful unit, can quickly skip tracks by just rolling the selection button, time alignment, subwoofer control, ipod ready, hd radio ready (need the actual units, but it is "ready"), on board xovers, 7 band EQ, ESN is always a plus

bad:

-the same selectrion knob that is so quick to change tracks is also quick to skip 3 or 4 at a time when you hit a speed bump while trying to skip ahead 1 track, the xovers are really limited, time alignment is limited (ie, only has presets, no actual adjustments like say my old alpine 9831), need ipod adapter to actually use the ipod feature ($50 :crap:), face place doesnt automatically close after inserting disc (you have to press the open button to close it), doesnt have a removable face plate


nothing really "bad" about the unit, just a few querks here and there. i would not hesitate to buy one again.

Yeah you seem to hit both pros and cons right on point, same experiences i had when i had my cd5000...well plus eclipse retarded remotes but that just eclipse.

Edit: Plus you can't beat that 8 volt signal clean and strong

nismos14
01-29-2008, 09:41 PM
880prs BY FAR over the other two.

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 09:43 PM
nismos14 why the 880prs over the 5000?

nismos14
01-29-2008, 09:50 PM
Lets see, TA, 16 band EQ, 24 bit dacs, active capable.

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 09:51 PM
Now i heard much bad to bout the 880. Heard bad ground issues , cd's skip easy.

nismos14
01-29-2008, 09:53 PM
I've owned 4 pioneers, and installed about 20, and NEVER had any skipping issues.

BassAddictJ
01-29-2008, 09:57 PM
i used an 8445 which is about the same unit but the model series prior to the cd5000's. i've also owned a cd3000



all in all, great decks, reliable, powerful, clean, ****........im sure youll be happy with a cd5000. the cd3000 was nice, but for the money a 5000 is worth it

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 10:22 PM
alright guy's next question. Anyone order from www.woofersetc.com ?

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 10:28 PM
Was wondering guy's if there legit how is there shipping fast/slow? they stand behind there warranty etc....?

Grinder1989
01-29-2008, 10:33 PM
lol, someone got butthurt on a simple comment. He just said it's bad that it doesn't have time alignment, no need to throw a fit about it.

I'm fine. I just thought it was stupid to say that a deck isn't good because of lack of time alignment.

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 10:34 PM
All these users

BassAddictJ , blackbonnie , bluelceii , CTGT2005 , Grinder1989 , LiquidClen

Viewing thread and none of you know or heard how www.woofersetc.com is to deal with? :(

Geezerpoop
01-29-2008, 10:41 PM
I think there are other threads about woofersetc.com if u do a search. Like most online companies, most of the time people are happy with their customer service, shipping speed, etc. There are always people from time to time angry about something that went wrong. Nobody's customer service is perfect.

audiobahnuser18
01-29-2008, 10:59 PM
True man , i'll search on em now. I think im gonna go with the 5000 . After listening to everyone here reading other information also :). I hope im not disapointed.

audiobahnuser18
01-30-2008, 01:02 PM
Now im leaning towards the 880prs guy's , cause like my friend told me you will need a pause feauture to help you in competition.

ToyTundra
01-30-2008, 01:37 PM
So that immediately makes it a bad deck?:confused: My 8051 doesn't have time alignment and I love it. Maybe now everyone should buy all the greatest headunits that have time alignment. Your advice on which deck to buy helps so much. :rolleyes:

To OP, my friend is buying a CD5000. So I'll let you know when he gets it.

I hate to rehash this but for my install TA was a feature I wanted. The headunit has a simplified version which I found to be misleading. There are tons of units without built in processing that are still great but they don't fit my requirements so naturally I passed.

audiobahnuser18
01-30-2008, 07:46 PM
Oh......alright then. So What does everyone like about the 880prs? i know we got alot of fans here on that hu.

shpatb
01-31-2008, 01:09 AM
The cd5000 has a pause feature..... it cleaned up everything after i replaced my alpine deck, i love it, the 8 volt pre-out is great for SQ and for the fact that you dont have to turn the gains up as high, so far i has every option i could ever want and more, great deck.

audiobahnuser18
01-31-2008, 04:19 AM
I hear the 880prs over all better has more feautures to it. Alright guy's were back at it lol what ya think?

sunspot
01-31-2008, 06:44 AM
cd5000: The bad: Face isnt detachable right? the cd5100 is though, I think. I have the cd7000, great hu

audiobahnuser18
01-31-2008, 12:45 PM
Alright so what everyone think of the 880prs V.S. cd5000? Who would win i know there both real good hu's.

nismos14
01-31-2008, 12:55 PM
CD5000 isn't even in the same league. If you want to compare compare the 880prs to the CD7100 and still I'd take the pio over the cd7100.

audiobahnuser18
01-31-2008, 01:03 PM
Alright Nismos14 you said you have installed many. How is the vibration factory like does it skip on the cd's i had the deh-4800mp and it did that alot:(. but then again it wasn't the best hu ya know.

nismos14
01-31-2008, 01:05 PM
Alright Nismos14 you said you have installed many. How is the vibration factory like does it skip on the cd's i had the deh-4800mp and it did that alot:(. but then again it wasn't the best hu ya know.

Like I said before, I've never had one skip on me. And I don't know how the vibration factory is, I've never been there..... :D

audiobahnuser18
01-31-2008, 01:08 PM
alright Nismos14. How is the ground issue that i always hear so much about is it only like a certain amount of em that have the problem or what?

nismos14
01-31-2008, 01:11 PM
Don't touch the rca's with the battery connected and properly ground the HU and you should be fine.

audiobahnuser18
01-31-2008, 01:14 PM
Yeah man i do that anyway's anytime i install audio i always have the battery disconnected.

gentlejax
01-31-2008, 04:03 PM
I had a 8454 and 8455 Eclipse...ok but weak in looks to me...also ...I have installed a 880prs now and it sounds tons better than the other 2 Eclipse decks and the voltage thing is not that much of an issue if you install your stuff right...

I have no noise issues with the 880....have never had noise in an install since I was a teenager...difference in correct and incorrect install...

the 880prs is hands down better than the 5000....and probably as good as the 7100 ...most likely better than the 7000.

it is the best deck out there for the money .....especially now that new models are coming out.

WhoSayWho?
01-31-2008, 04:08 PM
good:

-easy to use, beautiful unit, can quickly skip tracks by just rolling the selection button, time alignment, subwoofer control, ipod ready, hd radio ready (need the actual units, but it is "ready"), on board xovers, 7 band EQ, ESN is always a plus

bad:

-the same selectrion knob that is so quick to change tracks is also quick to skip 3 or 4 at a time when you hit a speed bump while trying to skip ahead 1 track, the xovers are really limited, time alignment is limited (ie, only has presets, no actual adjustments like say my old alpine 9831), need ipod adapter to actually use the ipod feature ($50 :crap:), face place doesnt automatically close after inserting disc (you have to press the open button to close it), doesnt have a removable face plate


nothing really "bad" about the unit, just a few querks here and there. i would not hesitate to buy one again.


I would agree with George here. It is a very solid HU depending on what you need. This is my second Eclipse and I have never had a problem with either.

theothermike
02-02-2008, 11:39 PM
i've told u about mine. i never had a cd skip on me. but i did have a ground issue. however i bypassed it with the wire wrap method and i get no noise. i love the unit to death. but there is better, however is it better than a cd5000 u betcha. better than a 7000 or 7100 idk... it close, id probably give the design to eclipse for a better 1. but both are great units.

ill be putting mine up soon like i told u. so if ur spending around 220 for the cd5000 mine might be a good option.

but between the 5100 and 5000 and 3000 id get the 5000 actually.

Coolwazabi
03-15-2008, 10:24 PM
good:

-easy to use, beautiful unit, can quickly skip tracks by just rolling the selection button, time alignment, subwoofer control, ipod ready, hd radio ready (need the actual units, but it is "ready"), on board xovers, 7 band EQ, ESN is always a plus

bad:

-the same selectrion knob that is so quick to change tracks is also quick to skip 3 or 4 at a time when you hit a speed bump while trying to skip ahead 1 track, the xovers are really limited, time alignment is limited (ie, only has presets, no actual adjustments like say my old alpine 9831), need ipod adapter to actually use the ipod feature ($50 :crap:), face place doesnt automatically close after inserting disc (you have to press the open button to close it), doesnt have a removable face plate


nothing really "bad" about the unit, just a few querks here and there. i would not hesitate to buy one again.

and the remote is so/so

Hoodlum007
03-15-2008, 11:13 PM
Both are very nice units but i personally like the CD5000, i think it produces a better quality sound.

IgnoreMe
03-16-2008, 02:49 PM
and the remote is so/so

so so? yea right the remote blows *** lol. but thats all eclipse remotes.

Dutch Honky
02-24-2009, 12:40 AM
This is the first HU that I actually had to read the operators manual and it helped a bunch because it has allot of hidden features. Anyway its worth buying in my opinion.

hrtbrk1
03-26-2009, 10:36 AM
i love my cd5000 except that selectron knob thing...the wheel selector is what i think its called...but yeah time alignment and whatnot are preset but they do make a difference...i enjoy it and got used to the wheel select thing and the 8v make a difference

michaellane
04-15-2009, 05:09 PM
someone please sell me a eclipse 5000 pm me asap!

igolow92
06-28-2009, 04:43 AM
I'm getting the cd5030. Tell you how they are when I get it

BassAddictJ
06-28-2009, 04:55 AM
Thanks grinder would appericate that man:D. im debating between these hu's

Premier 880prs
Eclipse cd5000
Eclipse cd3000

ive used the prs, the cd 3000, and the whatever series deck was the earlier version of the cd5000. prs and the 5000 are much closer to comparable than the cd 3000. Out of all the eclipses and pioneers ive owned ive always been more than happy with my eclipse decks. Id say the 5000 get my vote for sure. The prs was a sweet *** deck, but i find the eclipses easier to use and bit mroe ****.