Re: running active with horns, cd8445 headunit good for running active?
The 8053 is nice but lacks mp3 if you want it. The 04 line of 8454's is a very nice deck as well. It will run active very nicely. However, if you use ipods then buy a 05 model like the 8455. You can match the sensitivity of the ipod with the 05 lines. You cannot do that with the 04 or 03 lines. That means that your ipod will be displacing about 1.5 volts at a maximum volume compared to the cd's 8 volts at max volume. Very annoying in my opinion.
Audio: Eclipse 8455 8 volt Head Unit
Eclipse sirius tuner
JL XR650CSi 6.5" components
Eclipse SA8394 3-way point source 6x9's with crossovers
Eclipse SW7304DVC (10")
Eclipse 3322 2 channel amplifier (320 RMS, 520max)
for the active titanium tweeters.
Eclipse PA5422 4 channel amplifier (480 RMS, 800 max)for front and rear components
Eclipse PA5422 4 channel amplifier (480 RMS, 800 max) for dual voice coil sub.