View Full Version : Big difference between 4v and 5v HU's??

10-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Im about to have to start looking for a new HU cause my 880prs face wont go down anymore and I was wondering if there was a big diff between the 2 cause i know most of the HU's out there now are 4v. I need a good quality HU old school or new and seen a couple for sale but I dont know which ones are good and bad now....even some suggestions on a HU would be great thx.

10-23-2011, 12:39 PM
1v of out put power

it might let your gain be slightly lower to reduce the chance of noise. Thats it no big change

10-23-2011, 12:39 PM
the jvc im selling is 5v preouts it is brand new in box with an ipod cord

JVC Arsenal KD-AR800 CD/MP3/WMA receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-E6elJLJxbZq/p_257KDAR800/JVC-Arsenal-KD-AR800.html)

10-23-2011, 12:41 PM
Fix the pio. Its a simple cheap fix.

10-23-2011, 12:56 PM
How do i fix it??? I love my 880 so if i could fix it i would. The face starts to go down then its just stops at about almost halfway.

10-23-2011, 01:19 PM
Its very, VERY likely its just the flex ribbon. There are several shops that will fix it.
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I had 2 units with this same issue.. cost me 55 total per unit..

Check your area for electronics repair shops

10-23-2011, 01:25 PM
Hmmm i might have to try that. About a month ago it wouldnt even go down at all then about 2 weeks after that it just started working again fine. Evenything was still good for about a month till last week when it started doing this. Its weird cause i can take the face off and the plate goes all the way back in but when the face is on it wont. But it never goes all the way down now with the face on....idk might have to try this though.

10-23-2011, 01:38 PM
Eclipse CD8443 in-dash High Power Receiver CD Player Parametric EQ Crossover | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eclipse-CD8443-in-dash-High-Power-Receiver-CD-Player-Parametric-EQ-Crossover-/110759479556?pt=Car_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers&hash=item19c9c78904)
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I've been using one of these two units for nearly all of the last 7 years.

10-23-2011, 01:41 PM
Those you posted are nice ram. I have an Eclipse CD3434 thats similar (although not as nice, im sure) I would just fix the 880. With what you explained happens, im pretty sure it is the ribbon cable.

10-23-2011, 02:17 PM
Lol **** thats a tough call cause both of those eclipse decks are nice as hell but im not sure though if it would be worth taking one of those over fixing my 880....

10-23-2011, 02:24 PM
5 V is probably a lie anyway. A 14.1 vdc source is 5.0 vrms rail to rail. Back it off until the distortion goes away and you get 4 v. I'm just sayin..

RMS AC volts = volts peak to peak / 2.82.

10-23-2011, 02:34 PM
Lol **** thats a tough call cause both of those eclipse decks are nice as hell but im not sure though if it would be worth taking one of those over fixing my 880....

I had the 880prs myself for a couple of months...went back to my 8053. I just like Eclipse decks. Super SQ and easy to use. Not blingy/flashy...I like my stuff plain.

10-23-2011, 02:47 PM
Yeah I dont need any bling just good SQ so idk i still might look into it....the 8v and the TA would be good.

10-23-2011, 02:48 PM
I shut all the graphics off on the pio's I own, I like em without flash too! I do like The pio user interface better, but could just be thats what im used to. I think, either way the op wont go wrong.

10-23-2011, 02:57 PM
I might actually be looking into seeing about getting or bidding on that 8443....what was the main diff between the 8443 and the 8053?? Just the balanced outputs??

10-23-2011, 03:16 PM
Well i just missed out on the ebay deal for the 8443 so i might just buy the ribbon and see if i can fix mine. If that dont work then ill see about getting one.