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Old 08-09-2007, 02:54 AM
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Eclipse CD7100 HU

Anyone here using this new HU? Am hearing great things about this unit from other forums and I am keen on it. Would like to hear users opinions before I take the plunge. Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:44 AM
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Go to The Eclipse website CD7100 Is a great sound quality Deck with soo many options and add-ons.

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Old 08-09-2007, 06:33 PM
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I am a new owner, installed it Friday. The features are VERY easy to use... but finding them can take a little while. I had the 'demo mode' stuck on the display for 4 days. SQ is very good in the mids and HF through the internal amp. Phenomenal AMOUNT of EQ and TA, with a generous 8v pre-out. easier to use the advanced SQ features than many of its competitors. I cant say it is the top dog (not having done a side by side in my car with other top notch units) but it is a very good player with every thing you could want in a CD HU. I would put it in the NEARLY THE SAME realm as the best from Pioneer, Alpine, Clarion, McIntosh, Denon... for a lot less then their very best. To be significantly better your looking at a lot more money. I think it is easier to use than the 8053, and lives up to the Eclipse reputation sonically.

So far I would only call the radio so-so

Bottom line: I paid retail and I do not think I over payed.

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Old 08-09-2007, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by twnll
Anyone here using this new HU? Am hearing great things about this unit from other forums and I am keen on it. Would like to hear users opinions before I take the plunge. Thanks.
Picking one up this fall, maybe Sept or Oct, depending on the time frame from other work on the car to be performed...
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:13 AM
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Eclipse CD7100

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So far I would only call the radio so-so


Oh dear, my wife likes to listen to radio, is the reception quality bad or just poor sound quality? Is there a better option of a good radio? We don't have satellite radio here, just the usual FM
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:06 AM
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Nice looking head unit, don't think i will be upgrading though. Just got my Eclipse CD4000
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:14 AM
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be careful. If I'm not mistaken NTOXXKD fried his at the 3X in niagara falls. Try not to push out the full 8 volts...
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Say what? I have never had one fail in this fashion....
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Looks like a very nice HU, its defiantly on the list for me.
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by twnll
Oh dear, my wife likes to listen to radio, is the reception quality bad or just poor sound quality? Is there a better option of a good radio? We don't have satellite radio here, just the usual FM
The radio sounds OK... not as good as the McIntosh HU radio in SQ or reception, actually I am coming to the conclusion it is less then so-so in reception but I have only used it for 10 to 20 minutes total (mostly to listen to kowabunga uber alles on Fungus 53). I am not sure but I think the Pioneer brands may be the radio reception kings. I used to buy radios based on their radio reception.
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