View Full Version : Eclipse deck just died. Which one of these should I get next?

Phase One
06-13-2012, 03:27 PM
After 5 years, my Eclipse CD5000 won't play CD's anymore. Keeps showing the "Info 3" error message. I'm on a budget and I don't feel like paying more than $200 on a headunit.

I'm deciding between these 2.

WoofersEtc.com - CDE-134HD - Alpine Single-DIN CD/MP3 Built-in HD Tuner Receiver (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-10501-cde-134hd-alpine-single-din-cdmp3-built-in-hd-tuner-receiver.aspx)

WoofersEtc.com - KDC-X695 - Kenwood Excelon In-Dash CD Receiver with Bluetooth (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-9871-kdc-x695-kenwood-excelon-in-dash-cd-receiver-with-bluetooth.aspx)

Which one is the better choice? Better SQ, better functions, etc.

I know either way I'll miss my Eclipse.

06-13-2012, 03:48 PM
if its between those two, id pick the kenwood.

2012 jvc line are pretty nice IMO. ever look into them yet?

06-13-2012, 03:54 PM
The S/N ratio on that alpine is terrible...I would go with the kenwood as well

06-13-2012, 03:54 PM
Pioneer FTW

Phase One
06-13-2012, 03:58 PM
which pioneer is good for 200 or less?

06-13-2012, 04:08 PM
I like the 8400BH

Pioneer DEH-P8400BH CD/MP3/WMA Car Stereo w/ Bluetooth & HD Radio (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_42778_Pioneer-DEH-P8400BH.html?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=froogle&rkg_attid=459450327&zmam=75672847&zmas=1&zmac=1&zmap=42778)

I haven't had very good luck with kenwoods, so I try to avoid them.

Phase One
06-13-2012, 04:13 PM
well, i was trying to find one that also has a usb port. i figured i could use my flashdrive as an ipod type thing so i don't always have to burn cd's. since i dont have an ipod.

06-13-2012, 05:14 PM
PIONEER® DEH-P8400BH In-Dash CD MP3 CAR STEREO RECEIVER w/ BLUETOOTH & HD RADIO 884938147101 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/PIONEER-DEH-P8400BH-In-Dash-CD-MP3-CAR-STEREO-RECEIVER-w-BLUETOOTH-HD-RADIO-/200772766272?pt=Car_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers&hash=item2ebefd4a40&vxp=mtr#ht_3545wt_1010)

HD Radio
Ipod controls
4V Pre Outs x3

06-13-2012, 05:17 PM
I would jump on UnderFire's deal link and save $20 bucks before having to go with the one I found. But that is def the best model to get under $200.

Phase One
06-13-2012, 06:46 PM
ok thanks. i checked it on woofersetc.com and it says "rear panel usb inputs"

I'm guessing it's behind the face?

Phase One
06-13-2012, 06:53 PM
Just checked Google Images, and it shows it's behind the back of the unit itself. ?? That doesn't make any sense.

That's like I have to take out the whole unit from the dash if I want to add more songs to the USB drive. lol