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o. l. t.
08-29-2009, 01:08 PM
My current setup is Eclipse Navi with 3 screens and the ipod additional accessories.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/IS300/IMG_1721copy.jpg


My PREVIOUS setup was Mcintosh head and amps, no screens, no ipod, nothing. Just pure raw sound with no bells and whistles.


http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/IS300/install_010.jpg


Because of the fact the Mcintosh would only accept CD's I was running at the highest bitrate possible and through the Mcintosh setup getting absolutely unbelievable sound. Focal mids, Quart subs, EQT's and a 4XS rounded out the system.

I noticed the difference immediately when I went to the Eclipse setup. I wanted something a little more technical and wanted Navigation as well as the ability to use my 60gig iPod Video since I have a 248 gig size media library on my iMac and didn't feel like burning and carrying a couple hundred cd's. :wow:

Well the newer setup is nice and has spoiled me in many ways, but I still keep thinking about how good the Mcintosh setup sounded (it's like a crack addiction once you hear it).

I'm having a lot of trouble deciding on what to do. Go for "nice" new technology and keep the eclipse Navi, or go back to the pure SQ of the Mcintosh............

misfit138
08-29-2009, 01:44 PM
They're both awesome. Just flip a coin...

JimJ
08-29-2009, 01:59 PM
Does the Mc at least have an auxiliary input? There's your solution for the Ipod...I assume you're running lossless on it.

o. l. t.
08-29-2009, 02:42 PM
No in, but there is a port for the Mc changer if it could be manipulated. (basically, no)

Farmacist
08-29-2009, 02:45 PM
lol you could always get a cassette converter and you can use your ipod:)

o. l. t.
08-29-2009, 02:53 PM
Me thinks that would highly defeat the purpose of the Mc. :) ;)