Eclipse used to make damn nice head units. DAMN nice.
Then they sold out.
I'll said what I said in another thread:
In previous years, Eclipse used upwards of 5 servos on their head units. These servos adjusted based on the temperature and the thickness of the disk they were reading. They were virtually skip proof. In fact, some sales people were known to have drilled a few 1/8" holes through the disks and still play them without any skipping or missing thanks to Eclipses error correction algorithm and these servos.
Also, previously they had one of the best CD transports on the market. Now they are using a much, much lower quality DVD transport.
Quality isn't what sells any more. Pretty flashy spinny buzzy boppy things sell.