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Fat_boy
04-26-2008, 06:23 PM
Everything I have read on the Eclipse units has been positive. I dont have a local store carrying anything in this line as was hoping for some feedback from you all. It's for a Daily Family Driver that will be running PG RSD 6.5CS front and RSD 6.5 coaxials in the back off an Eclipse EA4000. Subs will come later switched through a toggle on the remote for those days with the Family.

craigzter
04-26-2008, 06:27 PM
well....if you got a CC around you just go buy it form them, install it YOURSELF i might add..but search on here, there are always eclipse HUs floating around here.

but not a bad choice in gear so far...should sound pretty good as of right now.

Fat_boy
04-26-2008, 06:58 PM
I hate the tools at CC and BB isnt much better. The plan from my end is to run and self install everything. I have a Y2K Grand Cherokee thats gonna get the Big3 a Kicker PKD1 0/1 kit to the back. New wires to everything minus the factory harness. I hate factory wiring and factory sound. Im just waiting until everything arrives and make a weekend out of it.

craigzter
04-26-2008, 07:01 PM
sounds like you got your hands full man :thumbsup:


there is a guy selling a cd4000 on here atm...its a fresh refurb is what he says

Fat_boy
04-26-2008, 07:23 PM
Cool, I'll check it out. I do have my hands full but at least I'll know it's done right. I Appreciate the feedback.

UCF52
04-26-2008, 11:37 PM
CC doesn't have the 3200's yet; At least the one I work at doesn't. Seems like a good deck though. I just ordered the 7200; just remember the interface will probably ****. Sonic signature and quality of features should still be solid. And it has Bluetooth.

Maven
04-28-2008, 02:10 AM
Its got cool features, but I think the screen looks like ****, the interface is, an absolute b@stard, its the exact opposite of easy to use.

Besides the normal Pioneer/Alpine/KW suggestions, I'd take a look the JVC KD-BT1 its the same money and has similar features. The KD-SH1000 is the next step up and adds an SD card slot, Time Alignment, Burr-Brown DAC, etc, it lists for right in between the 3200 and 7200

jeffs42885
04-29-2008, 12:21 AM
I am going to have a CD3200 for sale soon, I am upgrading to a double din reciever. AWESOME DECK FOR THE MONEY!!

215 shipped, bought from local eclipse dealer..

Qbenjamin
04-29-2008, 12:29 AM
I personally don't like my CD3200. The features are extremely aggrivating to use. The bluetooth interface is very difficult to get through the first few times of using it. If you plan on using the bluetooth whenever you are in your car, just know that you have to re-connect every time you get in and out of your car.

The SQ settings are very marginal. There is only two 2 fields to adjust. The screen is really no different than the last h/u, aside from them adding some interactive displays. The remote is like a miniature TV remote also.

Overall, I am very disappointed. Back goes in the 5495.

Fat_boy
04-29-2008, 11:12 AM
Yeah, I found some pretty harsh posts on the new Eclipse line. Enough to find out that I really dont want it. JVC has always treated me well, and I was considering their HD tuner line. Oh well, on goes the research..Thanks again

mastersstereo
04-29-2008, 12:01 PM
We used to carry the eclipse line for years. We have been in the retail and electronics repair industry for over 40 years and we saw a lot of eclipse units returned and defective. So we stopped carrying their product line. They're supposedly restructuring and trying to put out better products. But my personal recommendation would be an Alpine CDA-9884. This is a quality unit and we sell the 9884 and the direct system link Bluetooth module (as a set) for less than the price of the Eclipse.

Fat_boy
04-29-2008, 06:09 PM
I was reading up on the CDA-9887 and decided that I didnt need all of the extra features. Took a peak at the 9884,9885 and Im really interested in the 9886. Has some nice options with future expansion if needed ( highly unlikely but always possible). Plus I like the display on the 9886 over that of the 9884 and 9885. I have also been looking into the Pioneer line, but Im hearing alot about the ground issues even on the new units. I'm not a believer in fixing something new, it shouldn't have an issue to begin with so Im staying away from Pioneer right now as well. Im down to JVC, Alpine and Kenwood..So once again, the search continues.

integra88
04-29-2008, 06:17 PM
Sent you a PM

alfer
07-03-2008, 09:23 PM
So I just picked up this unit, so far its great except for one thing:

The CD3200 seems to only read the first 8 characters of the filename when playing music from the USB drive. So for instance, if I put a file called "Incubus - Warning.mp3" on the USB stick from my computer, when I play the song on the CD3200 it only reads "INCUBU~1.mp3" instead of the full filename. When I put the same file on a CD the CD3200 reads the full filename.

Is anyone else having this problem? I've tried 2 different thumb drives and formatted, tried renaming files, etc but nothing seems to work. Maybe I got a faulty unit?

badloser
07-18-2008, 11:05 PM
I am happy with my Cd3200 but I hate the display and it is hard to use ...

alfer
07-21-2008, 01:17 PM
Hey badloser, have you gotten your CD3200 to display the full filename when playing from a USB drive?

badloser
07-22-2008, 10:51 PM
no not yet but yesterday the cd got jamed in the player and wont eject. I will be pulling it out and sending it to eclipse customer service for repair...

08redgti
07-25-2008, 01:08 AM
I have the CD3200 and I love it. Bluetooth feature is cool (although sometimes you echo when speaking to others with the volume up at higher volumes). Sound q on this headunit is great.

yoyo81
09-04-2008, 05:45 PM
So I just picked up this unit, so far its great except for one thing:

The CD3200 seems to only read the first 8 characters of the filename when playing music from the USB drive. So for instance, if I put a file called "Incubus - Warning.mp3" on the USB stick from my computer, when I play the song on the CD3200 it only reads "INCUBU~1.mp3" instead of the full filename. When I put the same file on a CD the CD3200 reads the full filename.

Is anyone else having this problem? I've tried 2 different thumb drives and formatted, tried renaming files, etc but nothing seems to work. Maybe I got a faulty unit?

Hi. I've recently bought this unit, and I'm very dissapointed with the display, and also the 8 character thing when playing mp3 from usb sticks.

Hope this has a solution.

Best regards to all!

PS: I'm from Argentina, sorry for my English.

bruther
11-09-2008, 10:04 PM
I bought this CD player and I hate it.
The sound quality is great but the features and functions are just awful. Nothing is user friendly. The volume scrolls to slowly when using the remote. Screen is hard to see in daylight. The buttons feel cheap and don't seem to respond unless you push exactly right. The USB function ***** because you have to scroll through every song and cannot go through each album.

Stay Away if you can.

chevy_man
11-16-2008, 08:47 PM
Good thing I saw this. I was considering one for my grand prix because I can change the buttons to red. (I love the red display throughout the car, and putting in a blue HU would look tacky IMO).

I'll stay away and look elsewhere.