Don't let someone tell you what's best man, use your own judgement. Read up a little on what numbers are important when choosing a head deck (you can find info on that at crutchfield.com) and then the rest is up to your personal prefrence on looks.Originally posted by ET2473:
<STRONG>I'm looking to spend around $200-300 on a new cd receiver. Which one would be the best around that price range? and i want one that comes with a cd player
[ May 09, 2001: Message edited by: ET2473 ]
[ May 09, 2001: Message edited by: ET2473 ]</STRONG>
Originally posted by Thomas Kenyon:
<STRONG>Reasons to buy Eclipse...
1. Best tuner.
They use a 3 stage ceramic filter instead of a single electronic filter like all other car audio companies. The result is better separation and you'll pickup stations further away.
2. Dual D/A convertors
Eclipse uses dual digital to analog convertors in all their units. They do not use a single 1 bit like everyone else does. The result is better stereo separation because you have a convertor for the left channel and one for the right channel. You are listening to your music in stereo right?
3. Legitimate high output preamp with low resistance.
Their preamps have a minimum of 2.7 volts rated at 220 ohms of resistance. Most units from other companies have their rated preamp voltage tested at 20000 ohms of resistance. That's one-fiftieth the impedence with an Eclipse! You will greatly diminish the "hiss" on your amplifier because of this feature.
4. Best warranty in the buisness
3 years parts and labor. If the piece is still made and in most cases, a new unit is sent to the shop it was installed at for replacement. Easily the best company to deal with and I deal with most of the others!
5. Best anti-theft
If dealer installs it and the unit gets stolen it will not work for the thief EVER!
Hell, If it is installed by a dealer they will even replace it for free. (If it is stolen during the first year.)
There!!!! You have concrete facts that support my "opinion" on why I feel Eclipse is the best headunit to purchase. I am not sitting here telling you that I think it's the best for any other reason than the facts that I have shown you. If you want to purchase a headunit for $200-$300, Eclipse is the best period! Any other unit that you purchase is a compromise and if that's the way you are about your car then you should be driving anything OTHER than a Supra.
Ahh!! I feel much better.
San Antonio, Texas