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Old 16th November 2006, 08:48   #256
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We'll it's been a while since I posted on the forum..But I have finally completed my ICE which got delayed because 1. I couldn't get the time 2. I was lazy ..not in the same order
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/car-en...ce-needed.html (Confused !!..Cool Sounding Car Audio on Budget advice needed)

Before I post the details would like to thank all those who chipped in with advice on what should be done...But most of all to Navin, Sam and Gunbir..You guys are tops!

Coming back to what I have done to ..

1.Car
Santro Xing erlx

2.System(JBLfyed)
Front- 4" JBL CS2104 in stock location (Rs1800/- B&W)
Rear - 5 11/16" JBL CS2165 in stock location (Rs2750/- B&W)
HU - Clarion DXZ555MP (Rs 4800/- from USA)

3.Cost
Under 10K

4.Place Installed
Elegant Car Interiors, Gurgaon

5.Music I Like
Generally 80's/90's stuff like Dire Straits, Pink Floyd , Sting , Fleetwood Mac ,etc

6.Regrets
Not auditioning Hertz, was high on my list, due to the dealer being a bit far away.

Well this is the best that I could do in this budget and it sounds good to my untrained ears and I'm still tweaking it for front sound stage..However please feel free to comment !!
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Old 23rd November 2006, 17:37   #257
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Rear Speakers : Have'nt decided on it yet(any suggestions??)
Yogesh.. you really do not need any rear speakers... a good front soundstage with a sub is quite adequate ...
The Sub in the back will as it is Nullify anythign else comign in from the rear..
Mid bass, mids and highs are being taken care of by your front components and lows by your sub... you have your complete sound stage solution already done... ..

Your sub will sound better with time..as you are now in the break in process of your sub..it will soon blend in with the rest of your music and you will soon not know from where the sub sound is comign from.... although good tuning of your cross over settings are needed.....

On the whole you have chosen killer Equipment..so enjoy dude...

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Yogesh.. can i know how much you piad for the Clarion HxD-2 .. ive been dying to get my hands on one ......
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Yogesh.. can i know how much you piad for the Clarion HxD-2 .. ive been dying to get my hands on one ......
I got it for 56k. The head unit is just awesome, it has got a separate power supply which I believe is what makes this HU better than the rest.
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yogesh,get DLS nobelium coax for rear.Your set-up seems to be quite expensive but you haven't mentioned total cost[and individual components cost].Why?
Also what wires u have used and did u also use good sound damping material?

I have used tsunami 2 gauge wire for the main, the rest of the cables also from tsunami.

The person who installed this recommend against installing rear speakers because it would'nt last long with the kind of pressure that the sub generates. Guess I would have to build an enclosure for the rear speakers if at all I am going to install any.

I used wurth damping material but it makes little difference, I mean the boot still rattles pretty badly.
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Old 23rd November 2006, 23:13   #261
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I have used tsunami 2 gauge wire for the main, the rest of the cables also from tsunami.

The person who installed this recommend against installing rear speakers because it would'nt last long with the kind of pressure that the sub generates. Guess I would have to build an enclosure for the rear speakers if at all I am going to install any.

I used wurth damping material but it makes little difference, I mean the boot still rattles pretty badly.
...did he say that?this is not true.
But yogesh,let me clarify,i was talking abt rear door speakers and not in boot along with sub.

BTW,i recommended DLS coax for rear coz experts here usually recommed speakers from same model range.e.g.I have infinty kappa 60.7components at front and infinty kappa 62.7 coax in rear doors.
But in ur case,it seems u have already spent a lot on ICE and so u r the best person to decide it urself.If u have more budget,then go for it as in ur case a 15" sub will easily be overpowering poor lonely front compo.mate 'em with good partners and see the result urself.

Also i can see that 2 channels of ur 4-ch amp r being wasted right now??
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...did he say that?this is not true.
But yogesh,let me clarify,i was talking abt rear door speakers and not in boot along with sub.
I guess I didnt phrase it properly..... the speakers have to be mounted on the rear parcel shelf (that is the original OE setup) and not the rear door.
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I recently replaced my factory head-unit/in-dash 6 CD changer/speakers for some quality stuff.

1) CAR
Corolla

2) SYSTEM SETUP
Head Unit: Kenwood DPX-MP5070
CD Changer: Kenwood 10 CD/MP3/VCD/WMA Changer
Front Speakers: Morel Pulse 6 1/2" Component (120W RMS)
Rear Speakers: Infinity Reference 9613i - 6x9"(100W RMS)
Subwoofer Box: Blaupunkt Velocity Vb300 - Dual Voice Coil (400W RMS)
Primary Amplifier: Alpine MRV-F545 Four Channel - 125W RMS x 4 Continuous Power
SubWoofeer Amp: Alpine MRD-M301 Mono Block ClassD

3) COST - Total Rs.110000

Head Unit: Rs.14500
CD Changer: Rs.8500
Front Speakers: Rs.13000
Rear Speakers: Rs.10000
Subwoofer: Rs.11500
Primary Amplifier: Rs.22500
Subwoofer Amp: Rs.14500
Subwoofer Amp Capacitor: Rs.7000
Installation Accessories: Rs. 9000 (RCA Cables, Fuse Boxes, Power Cables, Wiring Harnesses and Installation Charges)

4) PLACE OF INSTALLATION
I bought all the above items and got them installed from TMC Electronics, BTM Layout, Bangalore.

5) MUSIC I LIKE
Anything that sounds music to my ears

My Corolla rocks with this setup though I yet to fully configure Alpine Amps, they have in-built LCD screens for fine tuning. I plan to replace my Kenwood head-unit/cd-changer combo with Pioneer DVD system AVH-P6850DVD when it becomes available in India and add two screens in head-rests for rear passengers.

- Novice.
I finally completed my ICE setup, replaced the Kenwood HU with the Pioneer AVH-P6850DVD which has an in-dash 6 DVD changer and 7" touch panel display. It cost me Rs.60K and the entire system setup cost me 1.6 Lakhs.
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1. car

Maruti Zen


2. what is your existing setup (HEADUNITS, SPEAKERS, AMPS, DSP,SW etc.)

Head unit : Pioneer 6850
front speakers : JBL CS 205
Rear speakers : JBL GTO 936
Sub Woofer : JBL CS 1204T
Amplifier : Sony Xplod 552


3. How much did it cost ?

jvc Head unit : Rs 9000
JBL CS 205 : Rs 2250
JBL GTO 936 : Rs 4750
JBL CS 1204T : Rs 6500
Sony 552 : Rs 3100
boxes for speakers : Rs 600
Wires and install : Rs 1800

Total cost of system = Rs 28000


4.How serious were your about your system?

Very serious, i need good music in the car with nice bass and thats what i have.being on a budget this is the best i could get.

5. which kind of music do you listen to ?? prefer deep bass or how is it...

Lot of trance, also listen to Hip Hop , basically stuff with good bass. rock at times.

6. would you recommend it to others???

Hell yeah on a budget of 20-30k it sounds amazing.although i plan on changing the front coaxials to components soon and also get a 4 chan amp to power the speakers and if poss a better amp for the sub.but as of now even without all this, my current setup ROCKS...!!![/quote]
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rev; get a good 4 channel amp (6-8k) and compos, thats all you would need to complete your ICE . You may have to dump the 6x9 later as you may find it too boomy when you add a compo and a more powerful amp.

and which JVC HU was that?
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Total cost of system = Rs 28000

..my current setup ROCKS...!!!
Well, if its in your budget and you're happy, that's all that matters to us. Congratulations on your ICE. Enjoy the music.
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rev; get a good 4 channel amp (6-8k) and compos, thats all you would need to complete your ICE . You may have to dump the 6x9 later as you may find it too boomy when you add a compo and a more powerful amp.

and which JVC HU was that?

dont remember the model no. but it was an entry level one. had one pre out only for rear so you can imagine.


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Well, if its in your budget and you're happy, that's all that matters to us. Congratulations on your ICE. Enjoy the music.

its way over my budget but i love it. i guess thats what matters in the end.thanx to evryone for helping me out.


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anybody got nakamichi???.
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anybody got nakamichi???.
HU or speakers?

seen some speakers at bangy
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Got my ICE upgraded recently (front & rear speakers, entire wiring, speaker amp & sub-box upgraded). Old ICE setup is at http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/298900-post212.html

This is the current setup (in the same car - Fiat Palio 1.2 ELX PS):

HU:
Blaupunkt Casablanca MP54 + RC10 Remote control on the steering wheel - Rs.20,000.00 (got the remote as a freebee). iPod input established into HU's aux-in via MX Reference EP-to-RCA cable (Rs.250.00).
CD Changer:
Blaupunkt CDC-A03 10 disc changer - Rs.15,000.00
Amp1:
Audison SRx4 (4-channel amp, drives front & rear speakers) - Rs.24,400.00
Amp2:
Blaupunkt GTA 250 (2-channel amp, drives the sub) - Rs.5,000.00
Front Speakers:
Hertz ESK163s (3-way components - 6.5" mid-bass, 4" midrange, 3/4" tweeter) - Rs.14,100.00
Rear Speakers:
Hertz ECX130 (5.25" 2-way co-axials) - Rs.5,400.00
Subwoofer:
Kenwood KFC-WF305 12" Sub in a custom-built ported Box in the boot - Rs.5,000.00 + Rs.1,500.00 for the box + Rs.850.00 for the Audison (AZ Audiocomp) Port.
Cables:
Connection Audison Power Wires & accessories (FPK600 kit + D-Block + grounding terminal + other stuff): Rs.8,660.00
Connection Audison Speaker Wires: Rs.3,130.00
Connection Audison RCAs (FT2-600 x 3nos): Rs.3,000.00
Illumination:
LED tubes in the footwells & above the boot: Rs.1,650.00
Install:
Over the last 4 years, for just the equipment currently in the car: 1,000.00 (approx.) + 11,800.00 = Rs.12,800/-
(This includes the cost for damping the car with AZ Audiocomp Fonomat & A/C insulating foam, wood, carpeting, plastic sheaths for wires, labour & misc other small stuff).

TOTAL: 1,20,740.00 = 1,21,000.00
(Everything with B&W).

The amps and the CD-changer are in the boot, mounted on custom-built panels. The 3-way comps are in custom door-panels. The 2-way coaxials in the back are in custom-built pods.

The result is a total SQ system. I would recommend this setup to anyone without a doubt.

Upgrade Plan:
a) IDQ 12" DVC Sub and Audison SRx 2S Amp (I'll run the 3-ways from the SRx 2S and drive the sub & rear speakers with the SRx4).
b) Harmann-Kardon Drive+Play iPod interface.
c) Upgrade HU.

Rest of the details are the same as in my previous post in this thread (link given above). The new stuff was installed at Emperor Car Accessories, Palarivattom, Kochi.

Pics of the setup can be viewed in my T-BHP garage.

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