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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post


    btw jeffreyd_tx, spend a bit more time around here and you will understand why some people get slightly irritated at questions like this.
    Would you like to elaborate on the

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    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.
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    i did not know that. that sucks! i loved eclipse. well..good thing i ahve a computer now :-)
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    I'm running an Eclipse 8053 in my vehicle right now.

    Great unit

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    if it plays CDs and it doesn't fail, I guess that makes it a great unit? not just a good unit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    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.
    That's true, I have a 8454 I refuse to part with for that reason. Its the last model before they became shinny. And now that they've sold out Best Buy, crutchfield, etc they only offer a 1 year warranty.

    That being said what would replace them with? I agree with you that there quality isn't what it use to be but who's is?

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    Alpine HU's are good if you get the PXA-H701 to go with them.

    Pioneer's P9 Combo.

    Clarion DRZ9925 (I think that's the model - it's their top of the line)

    Nakamichi, Denon, and McIntosh are supposed to be good, although I don't have any experience with them. Also the Ural CCD (Now a Helix unit I beleive) was supposed to be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidClen View Post
    Alpine HU's are good if you get the PXA-H701 to go with them.

    Pioneer's P9 Combo.

    Clarion DRZ9925 (I think that's the model - it's their top of the line)

    Nakamichi, Denon, and McIntosh are supposed to be good, although I don't have any experience with them. Also the Ural CCD (Now a Helix unit I beleive) was supposed to be good.
    Nakamichi went down hill years ago.

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    Alpine is really good with Ipod. i dont kno about the pc part but i do know that the ipod works real good with my alpine CDA9851.

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    The Alpines with that slide controller work incredibly well with the iPod.

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