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    Well, I have two head units.

    One of them is an Eclipse CD 8051
    The other is a Planet Audio P900DVD

    Some of their specs
    Eclipse CD 8051
    8v pre-amp outputs
    24 bit D/A converter (I think)
    Plays CDs, stereo, aux input
    No internal amplifier

    Planet Audio P900DVD
    2v pre-amp outputs
    1 bit D/A converter
    Plays CDs, DVDs, stereo, TV, aux input
    45 watt x4 internal amplifier
    7-inch flip out screen

    The Eclipse unit is better made for SQ, and the Planet Audio one is made for DVDs. I'm not sure if I should remove the Eclipse one and replace it with the Planet Audio one, or if I should run both of them. They're both Single DIN and I have a Double DIN dash module. I could put the Planet Audio one above the Eclipse one and just use the Eclipse one for music, Planet Audio for video.

    If I were to do that though, how should the units go to the amps? I could use a splitter so that both the Planet Audio unit and the Eclipse unit go to the RCAs for the amps but that seems like it might cause problems with both units sending signal to the amps, and maybe getting feedback/noise all the time There would also be the problem of the two different pre-amp voltages and gains always being wrong on one unit.

    Or I could use an RCA/3.5 mm headphone converter and wire the Planet Audio unit to the aux input on the Eclipse stereo. Then I'd control the volume and everything from the Eclipse stereo.

    Or I could just use one of the units and sell the other one. Any suggestions?







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    Re: Well, I have two head units.

    keep the eclipse. i love eclispe



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    Re: Well, I have two head units.

    eclipse or sell them both and get a alpine like a 9887 or something like that.



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    Re: Well, I have two head units.

    thought about just selling the DVD player and I could probably get about enough for a 9887. Because I'd also charge to install it for a person. But I do have a 10.4" screen in my car so I'd like to be able to play DVDs in the car, what would be the best way to do that if I don't use the DVD player I have?




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    Re: Well, I have two head units.

    Get a cheap dvd player or install a ps2 in the trunk? That is what I am doing I did not want a DD in my dash because I wopuld probably crash so I am installing a xbox 360 in the trunk putting a 15 inch screen in the trunk lid and having sun visor monitors. Just a though.



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    Re: Well, I have two head units.

    I'll buy the eclipse, pm me price.




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    Re: Well, I have two head units.

    you could buy those little adapters from radio shack that have two female ins and one male out. not the splitter ones exactly, looks more like a large rca. could combine the sets of rca's behind the decks. problem then would be the gains would be very low for the dvd player, have to turn the volume up pretty high.



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    Re: Well, I have two head units.

    thought about putting a PS2 or Xbox or something in my car but there's so little room anywhere for something like that. And using the trunk means that I'd have like no access to the unit without opening the trunk to have to change DVDs, and also having to use the controllers to do anything on it. I thought an in dash unit or something accessible from the interior would be much more convenient.

    Or I could sell both and get a setup like this.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ECLIPSE-CD-55090-CD5509-8volts-CD-DVD-w-7002-7200-mkii_W0QQitemZ250434517324QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_A udio_In_Dash_Receivers?hash=item3a4f0f794c&_trksid =p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1| 72%3A1205|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50




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    Re: Well, I have two head units.

    Run the PA unit through the aux input on the Eclipse, or sell both and get an Alpine DVA-7996 from ebay, I have one of these in my collection..



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    Re: Well, I have two head units.

    that's what I was thinking, just use the Aux input. Makes sense to me at least, and then I'm using two old school units FTW.




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