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Cathlock
02-22-2005, 11:14 PM
Anyone know anything about the new Eclipse head units coming out?

Dimensions
02-23-2005, 12:05 AM
Search around here. There are posts around here and sounddomain about them.

bri487
02-23-2005, 12:43 AM
what would you like to know about them?

JLCivic
02-23-2005, 09:13 AM
I made this post on SD. It has some specs/prices

http://forum.sounddomain.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=8;t=014757

squeak9798
02-23-2005, 09:16 AM
They ugly...............

JLCivic
02-23-2005, 09:23 AM
They ugly...............

The lower priced ones definitely don't look very good(but they are also 5V/55ohm decks for under $200). The higher end ones look better but not great.

forbidden
02-23-2005, 03:17 PM
Didn't you guys know that the uglier they get, the better they are.

squeak9798
02-23-2005, 03:23 PM
Didn't you guys know that the uglier they get, the better they are.

Heh......*random audio discussion*

Guy1: Yeah, I got the best headunit on the market right now
Guy2: I'm starring at your dash and see the factory HU....So, where's it at?
Guy1: Oh, well, I hide it in the glovebox.....I can't stand to look at the fugly thing!

Expy2000
02-23-2005, 03:32 PM
Ugly like Mississippi women.

Cathlock
02-23-2005, 11:17 PM
I like the look of the new head unit that eclipse is coming out with. Even the low end unit has a 5V55 ohm pre-out............nice.

ToyTundra
02-23-2005, 11:46 PM
if you like the look awsome- i don't and it clashes with my interior. My local shop has one or two of the lower units on display.

Cathlock
02-24-2005, 12:06 AM
Does your shop have the new 05 units on display? I have a old 2001 model, so I guess I like the updated look of t he 05 units.

mussy1
02-26-2005, 12:00 PM
I need help in choosing a head unit. I am having my system hooked up but my head unit which i ordered a Pioneer Avic-n1 is as they claim difficult to find. so for the time being they replaced it with an eclipse avn2454 but i know nothing about this unit. if anyone could please help with some insight. my intire system consists of: 2004 ford f150Pioneer Avic-n1 VS Eclipse Avn2454


3- 13.5w7
3- sets of JL audio components csi 650
3- v12 1000 watt alpine amps
1- v12 540 alpine 4 channel
4- farad capasitors
1- optima battery
4- monitors through out

Now the last thing is the head unit which is the most important but the only two that I research was Alpine Iva9001 or pioneer avic-n1.

3.5Max6spd
02-26-2005, 12:16 PM
I need help in choosing a head unit. I am having my system hooked up but my head unit which i ordered a Pioneer Avic-n1 is as they claim difficult to find. so for the time being they replaced it with an eclipse avn2454 but i know nothing about this unit. if anyone could please help with some insight. my intire system consists of: 2004 ford f150Pioneer Avic-n1 VS Eclipse Avn2454


3- 13.5w7
3- sets of JL audio components csi 650
3- v12 1000 watt alpine amps
1- v12 540 alpine 4 channel
4- farad capasitors
1- optima battery
4- monitors through out

Now the last thing is the head unit which is the most important but the only two that I research was Alpine Iva9001 or pioneer avic-n1.

avn is a very nice unit- better touchscreen, better and best user friendly navy- has its own dvd drive apart from audio so you dont have to take in/out navy disk everytime....good unit, could benefit from a line driver of course to raise the signal- for '05 Eclipse added 5v/5oohm outs to the avx/avn series to correct that

forbidden
02-26-2005, 01:49 PM
The N1 is slated to be replaced in very short order with the N2 (part of the reason why the N1 is hard to find). The N2 is the better of the two units for the Nav function and bells and whistles, however the Eclipse will bend it over and spank it's a$$ for overall system capabilies. The two units sound drastically different, the Eclipse being the better of the two + a better warranty and theft deterrent. Choose the unit based on the needs.

6spdcoupe
02-26-2005, 06:38 PM
Like Forbidden said the N2 will replace the N1 hence the reason for them being scarce. I have them arriving the first week of March, whereas the N1s havent shipped anywhere for a couple months now.

Hands down the AVN wins in all aspects. I have a 5435 sitting here and Im half tempted to throw it in my wifes car.

--Don

6spdcoupe
02-26-2005, 11:33 PM
Heres a pic of the '05 AVN...

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/475000-475999/475185_11_full.jpg

ExS
02-26-2005, 11:50 PM
If you get N2, you will not able to have the dvd on screen while driving over 5mph. It's a new type of security feature. :)

6spdcoupe
02-26-2005, 11:53 PM
If you get N2, you will not able to have the dvd on screen while driving over 5mph. It's a new type of security feature. :)


Not if you bypass the SS wire.

3.5Max6spd
02-27-2005, 10:33 AM
Heres a pic of the '05 AVN...

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/475000-475999/475185_11_full.jpg

i am green with envy... :greedy:

man that unit is gorgeous.....

someone16
02-27-2005, 07:36 PM
Whats the '05 AVN run retail?

6spdcoupe
02-28-2005, 12:31 AM
the AVN5435 is $1899 and the 5495 is $2699

2kchevy06civic
02-28-2005, 12:33 AM
the AVN5435 is $1899 and the 5495 is $2699

gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

but that is pretty cool. You might as well just ship that to me :greedy:

6spdcoupe
02-28-2005, 01:52 AM
gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

but that is pretty cool. You might as well just ship that to me :greedy:


If I could, I would

squeak9798
02-28-2005, 09:19 AM
Not if you bypass the SS wire.


Tisk Tisk :nono:

bri487
02-28-2005, 10:26 AM
i am green with envy... :greedy:

man that unit is gorgeous.....

i want one but i either have to trim out my dash bezel or get a new one.

6spdcoupe
02-28-2005, 10:32 AM
Definately worth the work

osiris999
02-28-2005, 11:45 AM
is it just reg 2 din

chubby
03-08-2005, 11:59 PM
Not if you bypass the SS wire.

i believe the new units use a mercury meter or something, and im pretty sure you can by pass enertia.

does the new AVN use all the same wires as the old?? in other words, could i just swap out the unit with my 2004?

bri487
03-09-2005, 12:09 AM
is it just reg 2 din

true, but in a ford, the trim bezel covers part of the double-din face.

6spdcoupe
03-09-2005, 12:36 AM
i believe the new units use a mercury meter or something, and im pretty sure you can by pass enertia.

does the new AVN use all the same wires as the old?? in other words, could i just swap out the unit with my 2004?


Yes, except youll have a few extra wires for the steering wheel controls.