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Old 9th August 2011, 20:29   #31
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Got your contact details. So, have you placed order for the CDA-117 ? When is it expected to arrive ? Can you give details of other equipments like speakers, amp you plan to use ?
Yes, I have. it is being brought down by one of my colleagues from US. Speakers I have already purchased here JL Audio XR 650 CSI, DLS 426 coaxials (used). Amp - plan to use auditor 4280 as a stop-gap. will pick up Alpine pdx f4 later. kicker wiring kit

For Stage 2: sub - Image Dynamics idv3 12D4 , sub amp - RF t500-1bdcp and damping.
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Old 9th August 2011, 20:47   #32
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Yes, I have. it is being brought down by one of my colleagues from US. Speakers I have already purchased here JL Audio XR 650 CSI, DLS 426 coaxials (used). Amp - plan to use auditor 4280 as a stop-gap. will pick up Alpine pdx f4 later. kicker wiring kit

For Stage 2: sub - Image Dynamics idv3 12D4 , sub amp - RF t500-1bdcp and damping.
The list looks good, except for the stop gap Auditor amp. Why waste money on a something stop gap, I would say save up for another month or so and go for the PDX F4 or any other amp. You can also save a few more quid by ditching the mono plan and going in for a failry powerful 4ch amp like Arc Audio KS 300.4 or Mosconi ONE 120.4. Use 2ch for the front comps and bridge the other 2ch and drive the sub.

I think we can continue further discussions on your setup in the Car Audio advice thread. What say ?
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The list looks good, except for the stop gap Auditor amp. Why waste money on a something stop gap,
Want to pick up the pdx f4 from US. Might take a while - so i thought of putting something in the interim.

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You can also save a few more quid by ditching the mono plan and going in for a failry powerful 4ch amp like Arc Audio KS 300.4 or Mosconi ONE 120.4. Use 2ch for the front comps and bridge the other 2ch and drive the sub.
Could do that. So should i drive the rear coaxials from HU?


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I think we can continue further discussions on your setup in the Car Audio advice thread. What say ?
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Old 11th August 2011, 13:20   #34
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Hi Donarun,
Where you got the dynamat.Is it available in all the automotive shops.I am from Coimbatore.Whether is it available there.

Also i need to know how much this costs per square feet.

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Excellent, excellent and excellent setup!! Congrats and wish you million miles of musical nirvana.

Are the steering mounted controls functional? Or any plans to sync them with the new HU?
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Where you got the dynamat.Is it available in all the automotive shops.I am from Coimbatore.Whether is it available there.

Also i need to know how much this costs per square feet.
I got mine from the US, not sure abt Coimbatore but here in Chennai, Dynamat is available but depends on the stocks available with the distributor and a bulk pack costs around 14-15k. You could also try Stinger Roadkill, quite similar to Dynamat and it cost 12k for a bulk pack (36 sq.ft), more VFM.

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Excellent, excellent and excellent setup!! Congrats and wish you million miles of musical nirvana.

Are the steering mounted controls functional? Or any plans to sync them with the new HU?
Thank you very much .
Yes, the steering mount controls are integrated to the Alpine HU, my installer had a module which can intergrate steering controls of Honda & Toyota cars to aftermarket HU's. Its quite similar to the PAC SWI-JACK module, only diff that it doesnt involve any programming, its a straight plug and play module. Unfortunately I dont have any pics of the module
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Thanks for your replt.
Stinger Roadkill will be available in indian market.Whats the life time of this.
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What a setup Donarun.

Awesome.

Must be best sounding ANHC alive.The finish looks top notch too.
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Thanks for your replt.
Stinger Roadkill will be available in indian market.Whats the life time of this.
I could be wrong,
Shelf life (if kept in a cool place) - Probably 1-2 yrs
If installed - For indian conditions it should be somewhere btw 3-5 yrs.

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What a setup Donarun.

Awesome.

Must be best sounding ANHC alive.The finish looks top notch too.
Thanks, the setup sounds really great. As for the finish, all credit goes to Sound Works.
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a great setup and indeed a great description of each of the components !
the head unit assembly looks neat and better than the feeble looking oem unit !

just one doubt.. the door are completely dampened by dynamat sheets .. what if there ever persist any problems in the window assembly or the likes ? removing the entire sheet and getting them back is the only option or are there alternatives to damp the door panels instead?
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Great Install. Wish I was in Chennai to actually hear and see the setup.
Great work on damping and wiring too.


How was the wire for ground connected for your ICE. I mean is there any provision in ANHC especially for this purpose?
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a great setup and indeed a great description of each of the components !
the head unit assembly looks neat and better than the feeble looking oem unit !

just one doubt.. the door are completely dampened by dynamat sheets .. what if there ever persist any problems in the window assembly or the likes ? removing the entire sheet and getting them back is the only option or are there alternatives to damp the door panels instead?
Thanks man.
If some problem crops up, then there is no option other than to remove a portion of the dynamat. I read in another forum that dynamat sheets can be heated and reused, not sure how feasible that is.

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Great Install. Wish I was in Chennai to actually hear and see the setup.
Great work on damping and wiring too.

How was the wire for ground connected for your ICE. I mean is there any provision in ANHC especially for this purpose?
Wish you were here, I would have gladly given you an audition . There is no separate provision for ground connection, you can connect ground by bolting it of to the car's shell / body.
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Helpful pointer which might come handy during selection of 2ch / 4ch amplifiers, Auto Hifi magazine's rating list (Reputed magazine in audio circles).

Here, "absolute spitzenklasse" = Absolute Top Class
"spitzenklasse" = Top Class

1st column "gesamt" = Total
2nd column "qualität (klang)" = Sound Quality
3rd column "Technik" = Technology
4th column "Leistung" = Performance
5th column "ausstattung" = Equipment
6th column "verarbeitubng" = Processing

4ch Amplifier rating

Where the wild things are ...-autohifi1.jpg

2ch Amplifier rating

Where the wild things are ...-autohifi2.jpg
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Wish you were here, I would have gladly given you an audition . There is no separate provision for ground connection, you can connect ground by bolting it of to the car's shell / body.
Hmm, which means drill a small hole and bolt the ground wire is what you did. Wish these car manufacturers provide such options within the body shell as OEM.
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Ohhh, man!!! This is indeed pro-stuff !! Great work indeed. You have taken great efforts to ensure audio nirvana! This must be one of the best sounding setups, wish I could come over there and hear it ! Keep up the good work buddy
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