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sirloin
05-19-2005, 09:20 AM
hey guys just wondering if you knew places where i could find eclipser h/u's online.?@?@ please help

3.5Max6spd
05-19-2005, 09:40 AM
no authorized sales online- check local shops

sirloin
05-19-2005, 09:50 AM
man taht's so **** exensive haha..how much did you pay for your eclipse 8455? do you think they are really really worth it?

3.5Max6spd
05-19-2005, 10:00 AM
man taht's so **** exensive haha..how much did you pay for your eclipse 8455? do you think they are really really worth it?

worth every penny and then some- specially after playing with the 'other' brands, no comparison IMO
I payed $550 on a preorder and being the shops repeat buyer, 3 yr warranty installed. Not bad considering they were going on egay after they were released for close to $700- I think msrp is $600-650 range.

I suggest you just check a local shop- plead your case- tell'm you really want the HU and whats the 'best' they can do for you pricewise. While there you can play with it and see if its really what you want. If still too high see what another shop do for ya- someone will cut you a break

THX
05-19-2005, 10:49 AM
So you have to let them install it too for the warranty to take effect? Bleh!

Johnny Drama
05-19-2005, 11:06 AM
So you have to let them install it too for the warranty to take effect? Bleh!


Usually you get a 1 year warranty if you install it and a 3 year if the shop installs it.

fastaccord
05-19-2005, 07:26 PM
no authorized sales online- check local shops

so don't buy it online right??

JLCivic
05-19-2005, 07:28 PM
So you have to let them install it too for the warranty to take effect? Bleh!


The dealer has to install it to get the 3 year parts/labor and 1 year ESN theft warranty. You get a 1 year warranty if you install it yourself. If you find another deck manufacturer that even offers a 3 year warranty, let me know.


As for Eclipse decks being expensive. Have you actually priced what you get for the $$$. 5V/low impedance decks starting at $179, authorized.

If you don't know where your nearest dealer is, you can:

A) call 800-55-eclipse and you should be automatically connected to the nearest dealer

B) look in the yellow pages and check out the ads for the car audio shops. They will usually mention what brands they carry

C) Call 800-233-2216 and ask customer service for a dealer in your area.

96pfinderSE
05-19-2005, 07:28 PM
if you want a warrany dont buy online

fastaccord
05-19-2005, 07:42 PM
starting at 179?? What model is that??

JLCivic
05-19-2005, 07:49 PM
starting at 179?? What model is that??

Their entry level model for this year. Have you checked out Eclipse's website?

I made a post on SD giving as much info as I had on the 05 line(I did this a few months ago). I also tried to note the differences I knew of among the decks. Anyway, here is the link, and here are the prices:

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


CD5405 $179
5V/55ohm preouts
cdr/cdrw compatible
3 band graphic eq
NO SUB OUT
NOT Sirius ready

CD5415 $199
Same as 5405 but adds:
MP3 playback
Sirius capability
SUB OUT

CD5425 $229
Same as 5415 but adds:
Motorized face
“Aux input ready”……by that phrasing, sounds like it needs an adaptor??
E-Iserv connectivity
Area shot(arrow and text)

CD5435 $349
Same as CD5425 but adds:
WMA playback
5 pattern illumination
aux input
remote control(they have a new remote this year, looks nice)

CD8445 $549.99
8V/55ohm pre outs
Circle surround II(advanced mode on)
GPS ready
Advanced 2-mode sound control DSP
Including 7 band parametric
Multi-harmonizer
Time alignment
X-over
Listening position selector
Memory stick ready
24 bit d/a converter
full vacuum fluorescent display
remote control

CD8455 $649.99
“pro customize” mode….TEN BAND PARAMETRIC
Vacuum Fluorescent animation
remote control
digital input

fastaccord
05-20-2005, 12:54 AM
thx, no sub out, does that mean, I can't connect sub to it??

2wheeler
05-20-2005, 12:37 PM
The big problem I am having is finding a shop that has any in stock. The 5425 and 5435 are sold out everywhere I have checked, within a 125 miles of my town. My local dealer has had them on order (he claims) for 2 months and can't get any. I anyone knows of a dealer in calif, south of Fresno that has any in stock, please let me know.

squeak9798
05-20-2005, 12:48 PM
thx, no sub out, does that mean, I can't connect sub to it??

I have no idea what you are talking about.....I don't know which model this starts on, but the higher lines DO have subwoofer preouts.

And yes, if it doesn't have a dedicated subwoofer preout, you can still connect a subwoofer amp to the HU. You just need to use one of the other preouts.

sirloin
05-20-2005, 12:50 PM
hey how does the 5435 models compare to the alpipne 9833 or 9853? are they even comparable?

forbidden
05-20-2005, 06:04 PM
All Eclipse cd players you can hook a sub amp up to. Now the CD5405 (the entry level $179.00 model) does not have a dedicated sub preout, no biggie. However, bump up one model to the CD5415 and you gain a dedicated sub preout with level control, MP3 and sirius satellite radio. It is not a huge jump in price. All of the CD5 series of cd player use the exact same preamp, amp, tuner and laser transport, thus there is no difference in performance amongst them. The difference is bells and whistles that the user may or may not choose to ring or blow. Personally I need sub out and a drop down face, so the CD5425 or CD5435 would be the two for me to look at.

The CD5435 will thoroughly trounce the Alpine. Maybe the US does not have many of the cd players left because we Canadians are hogging them all. HAHA

JoseMCeee
05-20-2005, 07:53 PM
Im to lazy to go through the entire thread so I dunno if somone this already.
But Good Guys sells eclipse and they usually got nice deals on the older models. I would check that out.

Ignatowski
05-20-2005, 08:52 PM
I hate dealers touching my car
dam noobs

BodegaBay
05-20-2005, 11:13 PM
I worked it out with the Good Guys to $600 + free install. However, I asked them not to waste their time for an install as I wanted to do it myself. The free install is on the receipt to cover for the 3yrs + ESN.

BassAddictJ
05-21-2005, 12:30 AM
I hate dealers touching my car
dam noobs

x2

96pfinderSE
05-21-2005, 12:43 AM
i hate dealers messin with my car to but im good friends with the owner of a shop nearb and he does the installs and does an awesome job. when i got my first set up done there he went through and told me how everything was wired and how to work everything (back when i didnt know **** about car audio)