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Old 20th February 2012, 11:44   #16
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I'm in the middle of an ICE upgrade too, do you have any pics of how the amp could be installed under the seat ? I am trying to minimize loss of space in the boot.

Meanwhile I came across this nice idea for a stealth sub enclosure by JL Audio, check attached pics

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Hi Epic,

I would suggest you audition the Morel Dotech's before buying the components.

Reason, I have been using the dotech's since last 3 months and really love them. The tweeters have a good smooth off axis response. Great SQ drivers and have a great upstage sound. But they are power hungry and in order to get them sing you would need a 125RMS plus amp.

I heard focal but prefer morel for their great Off axis response and awesome imaging.

Let me know if you would like to audition my setup.

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Old 5th March 2012, 09:50   #18
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Hello all,

Its been a harrowing week on deciding the ICE for my new Polo. Have got the car for a week now and eventhough the factory ICE is not that bad, I am still missing real good sound. Now since this thread had started, it has been moving to a high end SQ ICE setup, but now I have decided to mellow it down to something more simple and compact. Let me explain... I have basically decided to stick to just a headunit and 04 speakers (maybe and amp) but no sub. It should be an upgrade to the current factory fitted system. I would also like to stick to the OEM look for the headunit so here are my options and thoughts.

Option 1

Headunit : Caska / Motevo / Witson / MegaAudio
Front Speakers : Either components OR Coaxials
Rear Speakers : Coaxials
Amp/Sub : There is a bass reactor avaialble with MegaAudio which is a small compact box consisting of a 5.1 channel amp and two 6 inch subs.

My thoughts on the above - Eventhough the headunit will have everything including the OEM look, I am worried about the quality and after sales.
- I feel, Components in the front make sense only if it is powered by an amp
- Looking at the amp and sub combo only because it is compact and will save space. Not sure what difference it would make to the sound though.

Option 2

Headunit - Pioneer AVH-P4390DVD
Front Components - Suggestions required
Rear coaxials - Suggestions required
Amp - Alpine PDX

My thoughts on the above - The Pioneer will have all the necessary funtions of the Caska and the likes. Is obviously more reliable than the chinese units. OEM look goes out of the window.
- Looked at the Alpine amp as it is one compact bu powerful amp and is SQ oriented too.
- Since speakers will be amplified it will definitely sound better but I'm sure it will lack that thump/bass that I would want. I do not want hardcore bass like that with a sub but something decent which can be achieved through the speakers itself.
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Let me explain... I have basically decided to stick to just a headunit and 04 speakers (maybe and amp) but no sub...would also like to stick to the OEM look for the headunit so here are my options and thoughts.

Option 1
Headunit : Caska / Motevo / Witson / MegaAudio

Option 2
Headunit - Pioneer AVH-P4390DVD
OEM look goes out of the window.
Option 3: retain OEM HU and get an processor like the Alpine 650/ RF 360.2, MS8 etc...

Option 1: unreliable but OEM look
Option 2: relaible but no OEM look
Option 3: reliable and OEM look but after every service or every time the battery is disconnected you have to re program the processor.
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Option 3: retain OEM HU and get an processor like the Alpine 650/ RF 360.2, MS8 etc...

Option 3: reliable and OEM look but after every service or every time the battery is disconnected you have to re program the processor.
Navin, are these pure signal processors or do these processor amplify the signal also?
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Option 3: retain OEM HU and get an processor like the Alpine 650/ RF 360.2, MS8 etc...

Option 1: unreliable but OEM look
Option 2: relaible but no OEM look
Option 3: reliable and OEM look but after every service or every time the battery is disconnected you have to re program the processor.
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Navin, are these pure signal processors or do these processor amplify the signal also?
Boyz! In addition to the OEM look, I would want more features than just the CD/MP3 and Tuner and hence I am looking for these options or else would have gone for the processors in the beginning itself. Now since the Caska and stuff are unreliable, I have decided on the headunit which would be the Pioneer AVH-P4390/4490. However, still deciding the amp and speakers. Here are the choices:

Amp : Rockford Fosgate Power T600-4
Alpine PDX 4.100

Components : Illusion Carbon Nd6
Focal Polyglass 165 V30

Coaxials - Illusion Electras
Focal PS165

What you guys think?
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Navin, are these pure signal processors or do these processor amplify the signal also?
The MS8 has a small 20W amplifier but most processors do not have an amplifer.
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Boyz! In addition to the OEM look, I would want more features than just the CD/MP3 and Tuner and hence I am looking for these options or else would have gone for the processors in the beginning itself. Now since the Caska and stuff are unreliable, I have decided on the headunit which would be the Pioneer AVH-P4390/4490. However, still deciding the amp and speakers. Here are the choices:

Amp : Rockford Fosgate Power T600-4
Alpine PDX 4.100

Components : Illusion Carbon Nd6
Focal Polyglass 165 V30

Coaxials - Illusion Electras
Focal PS165

What you guys think?
Guys whats your take on the above?
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I'd take Illusion Carbons over Focal Polyglass but I thought Carbons were not being manufacturered anymore.
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I'd take Illusion Carbons over Focal Polyglass but I thought Carbons were not being manufacturered anymore.
Carbons are not being manufactured anymore but some dealers still have a few stock left so will probably pick up those.

What do you think of the amp? Alpine PDX of Rockford Fosgate Power?
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Carbons are not being manufactured anymore but some dealers still have a few stock left so will probably pick up those.

What do you think of the amp? Alpine PDX of Rockford Fosgate Power?
I have not heard the RF amp and the PDX amp is only good if it's size is what you need. You pay for PDX's compact size more than it's sonics.
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Hey guys,

I have finally zeroed down on the headunit and amp which are going to be the mighty Pioneer P80RSII and the Mosconi One 120.4 respectively.

Speaker wires and RCAs are Gladen.

Should receive the amp in a couple of days.

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I came across a gorgeous HU on Pioneer UK site, which is custom made for VW Cars. The UK site says that it's compatible with Polos 2009 onwards. Can someone confirm that it will be compatible with Indian Polos. Am posting pictures (copyright Pioneer UK) including the back panel.
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^Can you be a guinea pig for us?

@Epic, how is the ICE progressing? components arrived yet?
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I came across a gorgeous HU on Pioneer UK site, which is custom made for VW Cars. The UK site says that it's compatible with Polos 2009 onwards. Can someone confirm that it will be compatible with Indian Polos. Am posting pictures (copyright Pioneer UK) including the back panel.
Do you have a the link or specifications of this Unit, it looks good.

Have you updated your ICE?
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