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Well, as some of you may know, I was asking questions about a head unit to buy a while back. Well, now that I came into some cash, I went shopping rather than looking. I went to Circuit City and looked there. Then my friend and I went to an independent car audio shop and talked with the owner. He helped me a lot more than Circuit City or Best Buy ever did. Circuit City told me stuff, this guy explained it all to me. He was extremely helpful. I decided to go with an Eclipse CD5442. It's their 3rd highest head unit, the other two being ones that require an extra amp to operate. I am getting it installed for $520. My mom agreed that she would put in the rest of the money and it would be an early xmas present. The expanding capabilities of this thing are amazing. Voice activated controls, and if you get that you can have voice navagation, and if you have a Nokia phone, your stereo can be a hands free system. The Eclipse head units play almost all cd's that are scratched to hell. I am getting it installed tomorrow which is really nice. I'll post pics asap.
 

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Re: NEW HEADUNIT FOR ME TOMORROW!! (omega6_virus)

Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: NEW HEADUNIT FOR ME TOMORROW!! (Kaizai)

hey man install it yourself <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>saves a lot of $... but then again, maybe you got more than me to burn <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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AWESOME CHOICE you can not go wrong!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I have 2 Eclipse head units in my cars and I love mine my son also bought one. They are by far one of the best headunits I have EVER owned.I purchased mione from Tweeter her in Baltimore and they KNOW what they are talking about. I can not figure how to work this Fin computer or I would post pics of my head units. <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/auto_shows/westchester_1/rwd/pages/04.html" TARGET="_blank"> <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/auto_shows/westchester_1/rwd/pages/05.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/auto_shows/westchester_1/rwd/pages/05.html</a> http://www.swedespeed.com/resources... [Modified by Turbo16psi, 10:43 PM 11-7-2002]
 

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Re: NEW HEADUNIT FOR ME TOMORROW!! (Turbo16psi)

I would install it myself, but I am not that sure of what I am doing. Plus, I feel I can trust this guy. He installed my friends headunit and it looks really well done. And I am not sure about this, but the Eclipse warrenty could be void if the installation wasn't professional. I actually feel like skipping my first and second period because they are study halls today so I can get it intsalled. I can't wait. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: NEW HEADUNIT FOR ME TOMORROW!! (omega6_virus)

well, basically to install it, you get a adapter for Volvo's audio signal plug and plug your new head unit in..<p>old unit slides out, new unit slides in, add a little 1 DIN box under your head unit and thats it.
 

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Well, I have pics but tomorrow when I am not so tired I will upload them to my server. It's working really great. Titling cd's and radio stations is pretty cool. I should have the pics up early tomorrow.
 

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Here is a pic as promised. I did take 3 but my batteries are dead and I was only able to upload this one which is the worst of the 3. I'll take better ones later today.<br><IMG SRC="http://home.wi.rr.com/o6v/hu/eclipse1.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
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New pictures. My dad wasn't too happy with the install and seemed to be upset that I went to an independent shop, but once he came in and talked with the owner, he changed his mind. They fixed the small problem(deck was a little loose and a small piece of trim was messed up) and they made sure they had my correct adress and will send me something from eclipse. They give a lifetime warrenty on install so I am very pleased. Anyway, I took some new pics. enjoy.<br>PICS<br>Angled up:<br><A HREF="http://home.wi.rr.com/o6v/hu/eclipse2tilt.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://home.wi.rr.com/o6v/hu/eclipse2tilt.jpg</a><p>Back Seat:<br><A HREF="http://home.wi.rr.com/o6v/hu/eclipse3.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://home.wi.rr.com/o6v/hu/eclipse3.jpg</a><p>Up close(best IMO):<br><A HREF="http://home.wi.rr.com/o6v/hu/eclipse4.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://home.wi.rr.com/o6v/hu/eclipse4.jpg</a>
 

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Re: NEW HEADUNIT FOR ME TOMORROW!! (omega6_virus)

Looks great, so how does it sound? Are you using the stock speakers? I can't remember...<p>-Drew
 

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Thanks. It sounds great. I have no complaints. And it can read CD's that my computer burned that, as far as my knowledge, couldn't be read on other players I've tried. It was only the first 4 tracks that other CD players couldn't read, but the Eclipse read them.<br>Yes I am using the stock speakers for now. Once I sell my paintball gun I plan on replacing the rear deck speakers as one is blown. Then I might replace the door speakers.<BR><BR>
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