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Eclipse AVN5435

CD/DVD receiver with with 6.5" screen and built-in navigation

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Eclipse's engineers didn't hold anything back when they designed the AVN5435 DVD player. It does the work of multiple components: it plays your CDs, handles your DVDs, and navigates wherever you need to go in the United States. Its 6.5" video screen offers both a beautiful picture and convenient touchscreen system control. And it fits perfectly in the 4" tall, double-sized dash opening in your vehicle.

Eclipse's engineers didn't hold anything back when they designed the AVN5435 DVD player. It does the work of multiple components: it plays your CDs, handles your DVDs, and navigates wherever you need to go in the United States. Its 6.5" video screen offers both a beautiful picture and convenient touchscreen system control. And it fits perfectly in the 4" tall, double-sized dash opening in your vehicle.

Eclipse's powerful, accurate navigation system allows you to enter your destination in just a few moments using the straightfoward menus. Pick an address, street name, or intersection, or choose from millions of points of interest, including restaurants, hotels, gas stations, then customize your route preferences. Thanks to the AVN5435's dedicated slots for DVD and CD, you can listen to your CDs while the system navigates, without having to remove the included map disc.

Of course, the system can play your DVD videos, too. When you're parked, you can enjoy your favorite movies on the AVN5435's screen. If you connect an extra video screen to the video output, your backseat passengers can keep enjoying the video while the car's in motion (unless the map disc is in the DVD).

You'll also be able to groove to the MP3 files you've burned on CD. The screen offers nine folders or file names at a time for easy selection of your favorite tracks. Eclipse's comprehensive sound controls ensure that all your music sounds exactly right. Adjustment's a snap, too: with the touchscreen controls, you can even simply trace your equalizer curve with your finger, rather than adjusting each band individually.

Connect an optional SIRIUS satellite radio and enjoy the wide variety of satellite programming. Attach the Eclipse HD Radio tuner, and you'll get improved AM/FM reception that's available in an ever-growing number of locations. Three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs send an ultra-clean signal to any external amplifiers you connect to drive your speakers and subs.

For added safety, you can also connect an Eclipse rear-view camera. A clear view of what's behind on appears on the AVN5435's screen; you can even set it up so that the rear-view picture pops up automatically when you put your vehicle in reverse.

Note: Your dash must have a 4" opening for the AVN5435 to fit; the 3" openings found in some vehicles, especially GM and Chrysler, will not accommodate it. Please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.

Crutchfield A/V writer Matt Holliday put the AVN5435 through its paces recently. Get the whole story in his in-depth review.

Product Highlights:

  • DVD/CD navigation receiver with built-in amplifier (15 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels, CEA-2006 compliant)
  • fits double-sized (4" tall) dash openings
  • motorized 6.5" LCD video screen with adjustable display angle and touchscreen controls
  • day and night display modes
  • three selectable background images
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs, DVD-R/RWs, and MP3 discs
  • GPS navigation (includes GPS antenna and map DVD-ROM)
  • millions of points of interest (hotels, restaurants, gas stations, etc.)
  • easy access to emergency information
  • customizable route preferences
  • separate CD and DVD slots
  • five soundfields: cathedral, club, concert, live, theater
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • 5 preset EQ curves
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio-ready (you can add SIRIUS for under $100, plus subscription)
  • HD Radio-ready (Eclipse HD Radio tuner required)
  • CD changer control
  • audio/video input
  • rear-view camera input
  • audio/video output
  • 5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
  • AM/FM tuner
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio: 90 dB
  • FM sensitivity: 12 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Double-DIN DVD receiver with 6.5" LCD screen
  • 8 Flat-head ISO-DIN mounting screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 8 Hex-head ISO-DIN mounting bolts (M5 x 8mm)
  • Power/Front speaker wiring harness
  • Preamp output/Sensor input wiring harness (installed)
  • Rear speaker wiring harness
  • Video input/steering wheel control wiring harness
  • 6-1/2" Antenna extension cable
  • GPS antenna with attached 19.5' cable
  • Waterproof rubber cushion for GPS antenna cable
  • 2 Self-adhesive foam rubber pads (9-3/4" x 3")
  • Ground plate (2-1/2" x 2-1/2") for in-cab mounting of GPS antenna
  • Body protective sheet for external mounting of GPS antenna
  • 3 Wire splicing clamps
  • 3 Self-adhesive wire mounting clamps
  • Four 8" wire ties
  • Map for Eclipse Navigation System on DVD-ROM (Ver.1.2)
  • Installation Manual
  • Audio manual
  • Navigation manual
  • Reference Guide
  • Warranty card
  • 2 Eclipse Security Network window decals

Great MP3/DVD/NAV/ system!

Manuel, Miami, FL


Eclipse AVN5435 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(13 Reviews)

Every cent spent on it is worth.......

kaetu from Saginaw MI on 2/13/2007

I have had this for 3 months now....It looks like a factory unit in my Toyota Camry <BR><BR>BAD: <BR>Navigation...It worked very good...never lost...but had hard time finding gas station cos the POI search kept giving the choice of my home town rather than my current location....still have to play with it...<BR>MP3 My Mp3 CDs didn't play, I was told by a friend that 128kbps or lower is compatible...I converted them still few songs didn't to fool around a little more<BR> <BR>GOOD:<BR>DVD play good<BR>sounds as good as premium factory sound I had in my Camry....<BR>Rerouting is super quick...<BR>My factory steering controls work too...<BR>ESN...I don't know if car thieves can crack the code but feels secure as of now <BR>but I was pleased after seeing my friends factory nav...this is far superior<BR><BR>Best part PRICE ..



Great system!

Rich from Boston, MA on 12/14/2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had this system installed in my '03 Escalade last month and I am extremely happy with it. If you are familiar with the nav systems in Toyota's and Lexus', getting used to this system will be a breeze. It is very good in terms of re-routing and the POI function is extremely comprehensive. The DVD player is above average and the built in EQ and other audio features will make your stock system sound incredible. For anyone who has a GM truck/SUV, this system looks like it is stock and it is MUCH better than the nav that comes with the vehicle. Crutchfield was very helpful in explaining the differences between the different Eclipse models and they matched me up with the right nav system based on my needs. I highly recommend this unit!



I don't see how people can give this such high marks...

Karl from Little Ferry, NJ on 8/15/2006

Let's get the good stuff out of the way. <BR><BR>5v outputs. Good. Video out. Good. DVD Playback. Good. Easy to bypass. Good. Graphic EQ. Good. <BR><BR>Now. Let's talk about the navigation on this unit. I have extensive experience with car-based navigation systems, and this one is by far the worst I have ever used. It's not particularly slow, mind you - in fact rerouting is quite quick. And if you know the address or name of the place you're going to, it's very adequate at getting you there. <BR><BR>But let's say you're out and about on a road trip to nowhere in particularly. On your way, your wife says she's in the mood for mexican food. You aren't familiar with the area. You aren't familiar with what's around. So you would rely on your navigation system to find something for you, right?<BR><BR>Well, not with this unit. You cannot search by a point of interest category on the AVN-5435. If you need to search for a point of interest, you have to know its name. You cannot look for a list of Mexican restaurants in your area, as the search function requires a name first, THEN you can select a category. <BR><BR>Also, many of the POI's are simply miscategorized. I once tried finding a car wash in an area close to where I was visiting. But the POI restrictions in this unit makes it nearly impossible to find because of how you need to search. My wife's cheap Garmin unit does a better job. <BR><BR>If you are purchasing this unit because of its cost, that's just fine - just keep in mind that the DVD-based navigation is very crippled when it comes to POI searches - and that is one of the major reasons why you would WANT a navigation system in the first place.



Very Good Navigation System

Gregory from Boston, MA on 6/7/2006

2004 Mercury Mountaineer
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I installed this unit 1 week ago and it works fine, the only thing I would have liked better about it is if I didn't have to keep the navigation disc in the unit all the time,other than that everything works well. I think the newer models have a hard drive in them so you do not have to have a disc in to use the navigation system. The look and fit of this unit is great, it looks like it was factory installed. All in all I am glad I bought this navigation/stereo unit.



Buy if you have a Double-Din!

Tim from Los Angeles, CA on 4/30/2006

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This is the best value in car audio/navigation there is right now. I just installed this into my 2005 4Runner and it works freakin' awesome. The speed sensor and reverse wire taps weren't even that difficult to find, especially with help from Crutchfield's knowledgeable technical support. Support on reading MP3 discs are a little weak though. Definitely recommended. Navigation is very responsive and intuitive.




Anonymous from LUFKIN, TX on 4/19/2006




Eclipse AVN5435

Manuel from Miami, FL on 3/31/2006

2005 Saab 9-2X
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great MP3/DVD/NAV/ system!



Superior to OEM Nav Units

Brian from Neenah, WI on 1/14/2006

First off, let me start by saying that Crutchfield is incorrect in stating that this unit is not compatible with the Toyota Sienna Minivan. It is not only compatible, but you can get the OEM double din accessories from Toyota for about $60, that make this look like it is a factory installation. To do this you need Toyota part 55421-AE010 the bezel trim, 86221-52060 the right side filler piece, and 86221-52050 the left side filler piece. Also, PAC audio makes a kit that allows you to hardwire the steering wheel controls to the HU for full function: PAC SWI-ECL. Finally, you are also able to integrate the RSE factory DVD player into the HU for sound and video, although you are not able to control playback functions from the front, IMO no big deal. <BR><BR>Now, the unit itself is awesome. This is the same nav system I have in my Lexus, it works flawlessly. The big suprise was the improvement in the audio quality from the stock speakers. The graphic equalizer gives alot of control for tweeking the sound. The only complaint I have is that the MP3 player could load faster when choosing songs and folders. Overall, this is a great unit for the money, I especially recommend it to Sienna owners wanting Nav but not wanting to pay the ridiculous cost at the dealer.



It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This Head Unit!

Rockpick from La Grange, KY on 1/8/2006

My goal in upgrading the stereo head unit in my 2005 F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew was not to obtain a 'rumble' of sound but more to obtain DVD/NAV/MP3/CD/Sirius capabilities in one head unit. Needless to say, having a double din area for a head unit, I had to give this unit a try.<BR><BR>So far, after a month of use, I'm BLOWN AWAY by the features. If you're considering this unit, look no farther... this is the one for you!<BR><BR>Here's a quick Pro/Con rundown:<BR><BR>Pros <BR><BR>1. Great color with a very crisp picture.<BR>2. Simple functionality. It's high-tech but, it is user friendly to maneuver.<BR>3. All in one - DVD/Nav/MP3 etc... moving between sources is simple.<BR>4. Reverse camera capable. Tack on the BEC104 and you're watching yourself in reverse on the monitor. 5. I didn't loose my steering wheel controls.<BR>6. A definite improvement in sound quality over the stock head unit.<BR>7. The 'wow' factor is very high. Every single person that has sat in my truck has commented on it.<BR>8. Navigation with voice commands. So far, they're DEAD-ON accurate!<BR><BR>Cons:<BR><BR>1. Needs an updated map DVD. I'm told by Eclipse's customer service that one won't be available until 2007. That's a let down.<BR>2. Sirius menu -- I'd really like to be able to see what's playing on individual channels rather than surfing around and pushing 'title' frequently.<BR>3. Price. This head unit delivers high-end functionality but, the wallet will feel it.<BR>4. No Nav and DVD at the same time. The 5495 allows for this though.<BR><BR>You're going to LOVE the AVN5435!!




mbalfour from Rixeyville, VA on 1/6/2006

I installed this in my 91 Corvette and love it. I drive 65 miles a day one way and this unit has found several new ways for me to travel to and from work. It's been flawless. The speed at which it can change the mapped route is awesome. I decide to turn on a different road than what it says within a second it has remapped the trip using the new route.<BR><BR>The DVD is great and the dispaly couldn't be better. I thought the 6.5" display was a little small but at the distance I am from it it is perfect.<BR><BR>The CD player is great because you can play MP3s and get hours of music on one disc.<BR><BR>I do agree the map info is a little outdated but then again so are most of the map people on the internet. And as far as Northern VA is concerned with all the new roads and subdivisions they're putting in here a full time map maker wouldn't be able to keep up.<BR><BR>The ONLY complaint I have of the whole system is that it puts up my antenna when I'm listening to anytihng. My Kenwood at least would keep it down till I turned on a radio station.



Nice Unit

anthony from Cocoa Beach, FL on 10/13/2005

2006 Lincoln Mark LT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice for the $$, you cannot do navigation changes or re-routing while watching DVD, buy the AVN5495 with 20MB of memory and some other nice options. Colors match up with Ford interiors perfectly, looks factory in my Lincoln Mark LT/F-150



Solid Performer

Doug from Bay Area, Cali on 10/12/2005

2005 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this about 3 weeks ago through Crutchfield because they are an authorized dealer and to get the warranty from Fujitsu Ten. Beware you can find this unit for cheaper, but you will get NO Warranty from the manufacturer. I then had the unit professionally installed by an Eclipse Authorized Dealer to get the extended warranty through the manufacturer for a total of 3 years (confirmed with Eclipse directly).<BR><BR>Now that it's installed it is the BEST HU I have ever owned. The interface is simple and powerful. The navigation is on par and has gotten me to my destination correctly. Map Software is a couple years outdated, so looking forward to an updated version.<BR><BR>Overall I am extremely pleased and love it.



Eclipse AVN5435

dan from saddle brook nj on 9/19/2005

its the best. everything is clear and better then eveyone eles. you will not be mad if you buy this. the gps has saved me a few times. playing dvds you cant beat it.




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Features and Specs

AUX Input No
Audio/video Input 1
USB Input ---
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Android Control No
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready ---
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
RMS Power (CTA-2006) 15 watts
RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 1kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs ---
Video Screen Yes
Preamp Voltage 5 volts
Display Color
Key Button Color Green (headlights on)
EQ Bands 9
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
FM Sensitivity 12 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No

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General Features
Navigation Features

General Features

6.5" Widescreen TFT Display: The Eclipse AVN5435 is equipped with a 6.5" Widescreen TFT display with touch control. The LCD panel has 280,800 pixels (400 x 240 x 3) and an anti-glare coating. The motorized screen slides down and out to allow you access to the disc slots. You can also set the display panel to one of 6 angles for best viewing.

Dual Disc Slots: Behind the motorized LCD panel, the AVN5435 has two disc slots: one for CDs and MP3 discs, and another for DVDs and the supplied Eclipse Navigation disc. You can independently load and eject discs from each slot, allowing you to listen to a CD or MP3 disc while using the DVD navigation function.

Digital Circuitry: For best sonic performance, all audio signals are processed in the digital domain. Analog AM and FM signals are sent through an A/D (analog-to-digital) converter, and CD, MP3 and DVD audio signals remain digital before entering the unit's digital signal processor. All parameters for processing, such as EQ, speaker time alignment, and gain, are performed in the digital domain, which minimizes distortion and gives you a higher signal-to-noise ratio. Just before the output stage, the processed digital signals are converted to analog by the high-performance 24-bit Delta Sigma D/A converter.

Digital Signal Processor: The unit's DSP offers three sound adjustments for total audio control:

  • Soundfield Control: The DSP's Soundfield Control features 5 distinctive acoustic environments to match your listening tastes: concert, live, cathedral, club, and theater.
  • 9-Band EQ: Using the touchscreen controls, you can adjust the following EQ bands +/-10dB in 2dB steps: 63Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, and 12kHz. In addition, the unit's EQ has five memory presets for different music genres: Pops, Rock, Jazz, Classic, and Vocal. You can also set the EQ to "Flat".
  • Listening Position: The digitally time-aligned listening position settings approximates the ideal position of being equidistant from the speakers. You can select one of four listening positions: front left, front right, all front, or all rear. You can also set the balance and fade volume controls using the touch controls.

5-Volt, Low-Impedance Preamp Outputs: To assure a clean, strong signal to connected amplifiers, the AVN5435 has 3 pairs of 5-volt preamp outputs with an impedance of 55Ω. High-voltage, low-impedance outputs give you a very high signal-to-noise ratio and a wide dynamic range.

A/V Inputs/Outputs: The AVN5435 is equipped with one audio/video input with composite video and stereo RCA audio jacks for connecting a VCR or game console. Video from the A/V input can only be viewed when the vehicle is stopped and the parking brake engaged. The unit also has a composite video output for connecting an external monitor.

ESN Security: This unit incorporates the Eclipse Security Network. You can register one of the music CDs in your collection as the "key" CD which unlocks the security. If the registered CD is not detected, the navigation and audio functions will be disabled when the unit is disconnected from and reconnected to the vehicle's battery. You can turn the security on or off, or change the "key" CD as desired.

Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The SiriusConnect SIR-ECL1 (item # 099SIRECL1) plugs directly into the AVN5435's E-LAN bus connection to give you access to over 120 channels of digital-quality radio programming, including 65 commercial-free music channels and over 55 channels of sports, news, and original programming. The SIR-ECL1 has an E-LAN pass-through connection that allows you to connect other compatible Eclipse components such as a CD changer. Note: A subscription to Sirius is required in order to receive programming.

HD Radio Ready: The AVN5435 is compatible with the optional HDR105 HD Radio Tuner (item #099HDR105). When the HDR105 is connected, you can enjoy the digital sound quality of your favorite radio stations that are now broadcasting in HD. Digital broadcasts from FM stations sound as good as CDs, and AM stations sound as good as today's analog FM stations. The tuner has an E-LAN pass-through connection, allowing you to daisy chain an Eclipse CD changer.

Rear View Camera Ready: The AVN5435 has a dedicated rear port for plugging in the optional BEC104 (item #099BEC104) Rear View Camera. The BEC104 is designed to assist you with rear parking or eliminate the dangerous blind spot immediately behind your vehicle. In the setup menu, you can select Auto or Manual operation of the rear view camera. When Auto is selected, and the reverse gear detection wire is properly connected, the image from the rear camera will appear on the LCD panel whenever you put the vehicle in reverse gear. When Manual is selected, you can view the rear view camera image by simply switching to the Rear View Camera source.

CD Changer Ready: You can connect up to two Eclipse 8-disc CD changers to the AVN5435 thorough the E-LAN bus connector. The CH3083 CD changer (item #099CH3083) has a pass-through connection to allow you to daisy chain another CH3083 changer. You can independently select either changer from the head unit. The AVN5435 has the following CD Changer controls: Direct Track Select, Direct Disc Select, Repeat Song, Repeat Disc, Track Random, Disc Random, Track Intro Scan, Disc Intro Scan, Disc Skip, Track Skip, Fast Forward, and Fast Reverse.

Navigation Features

DVD-ROM Navigation: The AVN5435 features built-in DVD Navigation, and includes one DVD-ROM disc from GDT (Geographic Data Technologies) and Navtech, containing the 8.5GB map database of the United States and Canada (except for Hawaii and Alaska). The navigation system uses maps and vocal instructions to guide you as you are driving.

GPS: The unit uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to pinpoint your present location by using latitudinal and longitudinal data received from three or more satellites. A GPS antenna is included with the unit, and should be mounted in a position (inside or outside) with a clear view of the sky.

Search Methods: The navigation system gives you several methods for searching for a destination:

  • Address: By simply inputting the street name and street number, you can display a map showing the destination.
  • Points of Interest (POI): The map database contains some 5.62 million points of interest (parks, schools, hospitals, restaurants, banks, etc.) which can be entered as a destination. You can also display the icons of specific types of POIs on the maps as you travel to show you the nearest gas station, restaurant, ATM, grocery store, or hotel.
  • Freeway Exit/Entrance: A search can be initiated using the name of a freeway or an exit or entrance.
  • Intersection: By entering the name of the 2 intersecting streets, you can display a map of the intersection.
  • Coordinates: A map can be displayed by directly entering the latitude and longitude coordinates.
  • Emergency Search: In the event of an emergency, a search can be initiated for the nearest police station or hospital to your present position.
  • Destination Archives: A map can be retrieved using entries previously set in the destination archive.
  • Registered Point: A map can be retrieved using your home or a point registered in the memory.

Route Calculation: Once a destination is selected, the AVN5435 will instantly offer three recommended routes to choose from: Quick 1, Quick 2, and Short. Up to 2 roads can be assigned as "must travel sections" so the unit will always include them in the route. Up to 10 areas to avoid because of chronic traffic congestion or other reasons can be input, so the unit will automatically work out the best detours. You can also insert up to 5 locations as stopping points along the route to a destination, and the unit will include those point when calculating the route.

Rerouting: If you accidentally or on purpose leave the recommended route, a new alternate route will instantly be recalculated and displayed. Typical rerouting takes only about 5 seconds.

Screen Adjustments: The unit automatically switches between the day screen (for use during daylight) and the night screen (for use at night) depending upon whether the vehicle's lights are on or off. You can choose from five display colors for both the daytime and nighttime screens, plus you can adjust the brightness and contrast of the on-screen display at any time.

Zooming: You can change the on-screen map scale to give you more or less detail. Using the touch controls, you can zoom in to a map scale of 150 feet, or zoom out to a map scale of 250 miles. Using the split screen function, you can combine maps of different scales on the screen at the same time.

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