WANTED Eclipse CD5030 Deck


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Looking for an Eclipse CD5030 head unit. I might be interested in other later Eclipse decks. The only reason I am looking for this model specifically is because I have experience with it and I really like it. Let me know what you have and what you need for it.

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- Joe
 

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Looking for an Eclipse CD5030 head unit. I might be interested in other later Eclipse decks. The only reason I am looking for this model specifically is because I have experience with it and I really like it. Let me know what you have and what you need for it.

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- Joe
What about an alpine 9887?
 
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What do they have in common? I certainly appreciate the respresponse.
 

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i explain it in here:

 

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It's a really great SQ radio. I was still installing while I had this radio. starting around 2011, radio's just changed. they got way more digital, you started seeing a lot of radios without cd players, flashdrive or usb device only. it just felt like and looked like to me that many radios went cheap. the 9887 really seems like the top tier radio from the best generation of radios to me. it just always worked well. that amp never used the speakers wires. with the internal speaker amp turned off, it really had a good signal to the amps. that radio turns up to 35 max. it's one of the few radios that i've seen that you can turn it almost all the way up without clipping. i was playing high mid to high 140's from about 27 hz (145db) up to about 60-65 hz with 2 18's tuned low. I only had a pair of rainbow 6.5's with tweeters. iirc 150w rating. i really abused those rainbow speakers. it took them 3 years for one of them to blow, sending over 200 watts to them, crossed over at 80 hz with 24 db/octave. the signal coming from that head unit is clean. i actually prefered the head unit's crossovers over the amp's because you can dial it in without halfway guessing what frequency you're at. really helps tune and figure the limits of your system. I would turn it up to 29/35, just to be safe. sometimes I would turn it up more, never had a problem. my gains would be like maybe a 1/3 of the way up on my ed 9.1's strapped. it's just a powerful all around radio. i paid $500 for it brand new, but i think they retailed for higher than that, i got it through a back door deal. it's a serious head unit.
 

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