X

Eclipse CD3100

The Eclipse CD3100 is a car stereo for drivers interested in fine-tuning their in-cabin acoustics. Its digital-audio playback- and navigation features are intuitive and user friendly. Its turn-by-turn navigation feature is not.

CNET Reviews staff
32400228-2-440-FT.jpg
1 of 6 CNET Networks
The Eclipse CD3100 is a stylish, standard-size car stereo with a useful control interface, a unique navigation function, and some advanced audio customization features.
32400228-2-440-DT1.jpg
2 of 6 CNET Networks
Rather than using separate controls for volume and track selection, the rotary volume knob doubles as a four-way push-button selector. This is a very economical design and enables users to perform a range of selection and navigation controls using the same interface.
32400228-2-440-FTO.jpg
3 of 6 CNET Networks
The single DIN-size faceplate of the Eclipse CD3100 features a unique layout. To maximize space for controls and display space, the system's single-disc slot is hidden behind the motorized faceplate, which drops away in a smooth downward motion at a touch of the Eject button.
32400228-2-440-MP3.jpg
4 of 6 CNET Networks
For track and folder information during MP3 disc playback, it shows only nine characters, but it scrolls ID3 tags through at a quick pace, helping drivers to navigate libraries easily.
32400228-2-440-DT2.jpg
5 of 6 CNET Networks
The CD3100 offers a wealth of EQ customization options. In addition to the preset EQ configurations (defeat, power, sharp, vocal), there are plenty of ways in which users can tweak the audio output to their own tastes. The simplest way to do this is by adjusting the basic band settings for bass, treble, and midrange by using the control knob.
32400228-2-440-DT3.jpg
6 of 6 CNET Networks
The most unique feature of the Eclipse 3100 is its Area Shot navigation function, which provides turn-by-turn text directions to a preprogrammed destination. To use the Area Shot function, users must go through a laborious preparation process, including burning a file from a computer to a CD.

More Galleries

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera
A houseplant

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera

20 Photos
Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra
magic-v2-2024-foldable-1383

Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra

10 Photos
The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum
Samsung Galaxy S24

The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum

23 Photos
Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design
The Galaxy S24 Ultra in multiple colors

Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design

23 Photos
I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites
img-0368.jpg

I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites

34 Photos
Do You Know About These 17 Hidden iOS 17 Features?
Invitation for the Apple September iPhone 15 event

Do You Know About These 17 Hidden iOS 17 Features?

18 Photos
AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?
img-1599-2.jpg

AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?

17 Photos