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    adapting mp3s to cd8053

    Is it at all possible to play mp3s on an Eclipse cd8053 with accessories? I need an active crossover setup and the cd8053 seems to be amazing in that area and I have found a couple brand new ones right at or below my price range! ...but I'd really like to be able to have the opportunity to play mp3s or my iPod (not an issue if I cant use the iPod)

    The cd8053 has 16v preouts as an option ($100 accessory to be able to use the 16v preouts), but can amps handle that much voltage?







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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    The BLA(balanced line adaptor) is used so all amps can make use of that voltage.

    Yes, there is an eclipse piece(eclipse commander advance) that allows the 8053 to play mp3s. However, that piece is pretty rare so good luck finding one. If you think that is the deck for you(it is a great deck, I owned one for a while), then buy it. If you really think you need mp3s, just run an iPOD or iPOD type unit through the aux in.



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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    Just so happens Ive got an Eclipse Commander for sale, brand new, for the 8053. Not only will it give you mp3, but voice controls, and you can add gps to it if you want. $250 and its yours




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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    will there be a noticeable difference between 8v and 16v to my amps?




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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    Quote Originally Posted by kpr10is
    Just so happens Ive got an Eclipse Commander for sale, brand new, for the 8053. Not only will it give you mp3, but voice controls, and you can add gps to it if you want. $250 and its yours
    i was gonna mention your ad.

    the 8053 DOES have an AUX in already though. I use it to plug a Rio in sometimes.



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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    I can get an 8053 for close to that price, I might as well pick up a DRZ9255 or cd8455 if I was to spend that much money.

    How superior is the DRZ9255 to the 8053? does the 8455 have as nice of processing as the 8053 in terms of active xovers/equalizers/etc.

    Would I be able to hear a difference between 16v and 8v preouts? on CDs (not mp3s)




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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    Quote Originally Posted by thadman

    How superior is the DRZ9255 to the 8053? does the 8455 have as nice of processing as the 8053 in terms of active xovers/equalizers/etc.
    dunno how "superior" it is but the eclipse 8053 and 8455 beats the clarion when it comes to processing. unless you go with a 3way frontstage, i'd get the eclipse. more processing. both eclipses have a 10band PEQ compared to 5 band peq with the clarion. i believe the highest slope on the clarion is 18db/oct compared to the eclipses 24db/oct. also i believe int eh 8053 and 8455 pretty much have the same processing. the 8455 has a lil bit more to play with because they have the e-iserv thing and the microphone where it can record the response curve. maybe you can wait a bit til the new eclipses come out and the prices on the 8455 might drop.



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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    how much do you think they will drop? Will there be any new ones left?

    I can get a brand new 8053 for about $275




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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    Quote Originally Posted by thadman
    I can get an 8053 for close to that price, I might as well pick up a DRZ9255 or cd8455 if I was to spend that much money.

    How superior is the DRZ9255 to the 8053? does the 8455 have as nice of processing as the 8053 in terms of active xovers/equalizers/etc.

    Would I be able to hear a difference between 16v and 8v preouts? on CDs (not mp3s)
    There's no audible difference between preout voltages.




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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    Quote Originally Posted by thadman
    how much do you think they will drop? Will there be any new ones left?

    I can get a brand new 8053 for about $275
    if mp3's aren't important to you, i'd just get that 8053. the 8053 many have argued that its the best HU eclipse ever made.



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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    Does the 8053 have that option where u play tones in your car to a mic and upload the information from the card to the internet and it does custom equalizing for you and shows you the response curve?




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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    i think only the 8455 does that. maybe the 8454. not quite sure though.



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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    are there any units that just do custom equalization and not the response curve

    that mode seems like itd be an amazing help




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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    Between the eclipse models, only the 8455 or 06 models give you custom curves. The 8454 from 05 allows eiserve to manipulate the curve only.



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    Re: adapting mp3s to cd8053

    Quote Originally Posted by thadman
    Does the 8053 have that option where u play tones in your car to a mic and upload the information from the card to the internet and it does custom equalizing for you and shows you the response curve?
    no
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