FeaturesIn addition to basic AM/FM receiver duty, the CD3100 can handle standard CDs, as well as MP3- and WMA-encoded discs. There is, however, no support for DVD audio. Through the use of add-on modules, the system can also be used to play music from iPods (using the iPC-106 module) and auxiliary inputs (via the AUX 105 module), and as a tuner for satellite and HD radio.
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. A useful graphic on the left of the unit’s display gives a visual representation of the current EQ setup.
In sumThe Eclipse CD3100 is a car stereo for drivers interested in fine-tuning their in-cabin acoustics. It manages to combine an intuitive user interface with a useful search feature for navigating digital audio CDs, although programming its Area Shot navigation feature is more trouble than its worth.