I had an eclipse cd8053. I bought it from good guys a month ago for $430 including installation. I never came around to installing it. Unfortunatly, I decided to return the hu on the grounds that I needed one of the three: mp3, cd changer, or satelite radio. For the cd8053 satelite radio is not available, cd changer is $300 and mp3 costs $400 extra. Right now my eyes are on an cd8454 (if I can get it for $100 under msrp which is nearly impossible), cd5444, or a pioneer premiere mp860. I found an authorized shop which has the premiere 860 for $520.
The pioneer has 6.5v pre outs, would that be comparable to eclipse's 5v preouts? One thing the 860 has a 24bit dsp as well as time alignment, parametric equalizer, etc. some features I would compare to the cd8454, minus the memory stick & iserve.