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Old 9th December 2008, 00:17   #541
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1. Car
Tata Indica Xeta GLG

2. What is your existing setup?
Head unit : Alpine CDA9886 With inbuilt iPod and USB connectivity
Front : Illusion Electra 5.1 components
Rear : JBL GTO 937 6X9 coaxials
Sub-Woofer: GZTW 12MK²
Amplifier : JBLGTO1004, JBL CS60.2
Mono Amp - may be in the future
Wiring - Stinger SWK8RS Pro Series 8 Gauge Car Audio Amp Kit w/ RCA
Ichibhan RCAs
Installation at Moto Mania, Kolkata

3. How much did it cost?
Alpine CDA 9886 - 10200
JBL GT CS.60.2 - 3500
GZ TA4.120MK² - 10990
JBL GTO937 - 4200
Illusion Electra 5.2 comp - 5950
GZTW 12MK² SUB - - 5490
Sealed Box - 1500
Noise Kill Damping - 4000
Stinger SWK8RS Pro Series 8 Gauge Car Audio Amp Kit w/ RCA - 1900
Ichibhan RCAs - 890 each
Installation Cost - 1500

4. How serious were your about your system?
Initially not much. But became more serious as time progressed

5. What kind of music do you listen to?
Rock - Hard/Soft/Alternative/Modern
Everything composed by R.D. Burman
Bollywood.


6. Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely.

7. Future upgardes -

Nothing as of yet.You Never know
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Old 9th December 2008, 11:03   #542
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In the amplifier you've mentioned the Jbl 1004 and in the prices you've ,mentioned the gz. Which one of the two have you bought???
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1. Car
Fiat Palio 1.2 ELX

2. What is your existing setup?
Head unit : Eclipse CD5435 – Rs.3500
Front : Boston S60 6.5” components – Rs.6000 (w B&W)
Rear : ---
Sub-Woofer: JBL CS1204 – Rs.2200 (w/o B&W)
Sealed Sub box – Custom made – Rs. 2000
Amplifier : Kenwood KAC 8401 – Rs.5200 (w/o B&W)
Mono Amp : ---
Wiring – Monster with RCA - Rs. 3500
Damping and installation: by Anwar & Touqeer, Auto Fusion @ Koramangala, Bangalore - Rs 1500

Total: Rs. 24400

3. How serious were your about your system?
Not at all until I stumbled upon the ICE section on t-bhp. We all know how it ends, if ever!

4. What kind of music do you listen to?
Depends on my mood but it’s usually
Metal: Anathema, Opeth, Black Sabbath, My Dying Bride, Sepultura, Megadeth, Lacuna Coil, RATM, Marylin Manson, Candlemass, Amorphis, Pantera, Theater of Tragedy (Stuff ranging from tight slow bass to some insanely fast double pedal bass)
Rock: Pink Floyd, Ozzy, R.E.M, DreamTheater, RHCP and the like
Electronic: Moby, Infected Mushroom, Buddha Bar etc and some commercial Bollywood once in a while.

5. Would you recommend it to others?
Sure. A good system for someone on a budget and who doesn’t listen to music very loudly.
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Old 9th December 2008, 18:33   #544
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1. Car

Hyundai Getz 1.3

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

Head unit : Kenwood 8032BT
Front comps: ID CXS, Chameleon series
Rear Speakers : None
Sub Woofer: IDv3x2 in a Custome Made Ported Box
AMPS: ID 700.2 Powering the Front Compos
AMP 2: ID 1200.1 Powering the Sub
Wiring: COnnection Audison All Around

3. How much did it cost ?

Somewhere in the region of 2.5L

4.How serious were your about your system?

Very Very Serious, My Upgrade story says it all, I was not convinced till i had the perfect sound.

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

hmm.. i like trance, hip-hop/rap, rock.. i prefer deep bass, ive chosen my subs accordingly.. . Basically I listen to everything

6. would you recommend it to others???

Yep.
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Old 9th December 2008, 18:58   #545
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2. what is your existing setup (HEADUNITS, SPEAKERS, AMPS, DSP,SW etc.)

Head unit : Kenwood 8032BT
Front comps: ID CXS, Chameleon series
Rear Speakers : None
Sub Woofer: IDv3x2 in a Custome Made Ported Box
AMPS: ID 700.2 Powering the Front Compos
AMP 2: ID 1200.1 Powering the Sub
Wiring: COnnection Audison All Around
Your signature says JVC AVX800. Did you change it to the Kenwood?
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Old 9th December 2008, 19:09   #546
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1. Car

Hyundai Getz 1.3

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

Last edited by Technocrat : 10th December 2008 at 12:33. Reason: Please avoid quoiting the entire post especially when the original post is on same page, thanks
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Old 10th December 2008, 10:47   #547
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Head unit : Eclipse CD5435 – Rs.3500
Is that for a used set or is it the exchange price ?
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Is that for a used set or is it the exchange price ?
The shopkeeper said it was an old one that he had in stock. I suspect it is second hand. It wrks, so no complaints
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Old 10th December 2008, 12:30   #549
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In the amplifier you've mentioned the Jbl 1004 and in the prices you've ,mentioned the gz. Which one of the two have you bought???
Thanks for pointing that out. That's a mistake.
I bought the JBL.
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Your signature says JVC AVX800. Did you change it to the Kenwood?
Yup got it changed to Kenwood 8032BT. Will post the pics and review soon.
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Old 13th December 2008, 20:32   #551
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mine is going to be the most pathetic ICE in this thread, i bet! planning for a step-by-step upgrade as and when cash piles up!

1. Car

Mahindra Scorpio 2.2 VLX

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

Head unit : Kenwood
Front comps: they are standard kenwood, not even components! LOL!
Rear Speakers : Sony 6x9 4 way: XS-GTX6940S
Sub Woofer: JBL 12" basstube: CS-1205T
AMP: Sony 4 channel: XM-ZR604

everything is due for an upgrade except the basstube and amp... HU, front comp, rear co-ax and a 2 ch amp in that order

3. How much did it cost ?

Somewhere in the region of 17,000/-

4.How serious were your about your system?

Not at all, hence the blunder of buying Sony! but now i am more serious!

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

rock and heavy bass.

6. would you recommend it to others???

Not at all....
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Old 23rd December 2008, 18:55   #552
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1. what is your existing setup
Alpine 9870
Hertz DSK 130
Hertz DCX 690
2. How much did it cost ?
Hu = 8k
Fronts = 5.7k
Rears = 5.2k
Total = 19k
3.How serious were your about your system?
Did some pretty serious research. wanted the best sound within my limited budget.
4. which kind of music do you listen to ??
Ye olde music- country, jazz, Acoustic stuff, and occasionally, vocal trance.
5. would you recommend it to others?
If they have similar tastes, absolutely!
6. Place of purchase
Emperor Ekm - everything was bought @ MRP/B&W
7. Place where the setup was done
Car world Tvm
and to add to this
1. what is your existing setup
Alpine 9870
Hertz DSK 130
Hertz DCX 690
Kenwood KAC 5203D
Alpine SWE-1241
2. How much did it cost ?
Hu = 8k
Fronts = 5.7k
Rears = 5.2k
Total = 19k
Amp+Sub+box+Parts & Labour = 11.8k
Damping, MDF panel in the hatch door=2.5k
Total=33.3K
6. Place of purchase
Emperor Ekm - everything was bought @ MRP/B&W
7. Place where the setup was done
Emperor Ekm
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Old 23rd December 2008, 19:27   #553
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1. Car
2000 Maruti Suzuki Zen LX MPFI

2. What is your existing setup?
Head unit : pioneer 6050
Front : jbl 607c
Rear : no rear fill
Sub-Woofers: one cs 1204 one gt5 anniversary addition
Amplifier :Kenwood KAC 8401
Mono Amp : Kenwood KAC 9104d
Wiring : Scosche E3200 4 gauge dual amplifier wiring kit
scosche RCAs


3. How much did it cost?
Pioneer 6050 UB- 9000
JBL gto 607c - 5000
jbl gt5 sub - 3000
JBL cs1204 - 3000
kenwood kac 8401 -5000
kenwood kac 9104d- 15000
ported Box - 2500
Scosche E3200 4 gauge dual amplifier wiring kit -9000
Installation Cost - 2500
total- rs60000appox


4. How serious were your about your system?
Initially was not much interested was happy with desi alpine and sony speakers. But became more serious as i read the forum and meet a fellow bhpianabhibh

5. What kind of music do you listen to?
punjabi song of all kind
Bollywood.

6.Place of purchase
CAR LIFE chandigarh

7. Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely.

8. Future upgardes -

upgarde the compo with some better ones (rainbow)
sub upgrade to id max 2 in number.

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Old 24th December 2008, 17:30   #554
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Smile ICE upgraded with Alpint head unit and sound prcoessor

I recently upgraded my ICE with Alpint head unit and imprint sound processor. the SQ is simply amazing and is worth every penny spent
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Old 26th December 2008, 14:07   #555
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Budget - 12k
No parcel tray / serious cutting
Rear speakers not important - front focused setup

Which Car

Zen Estilo

What System


HU: Pioneer 4050UB
Front: JBL GTO608C (2 way compo)
Rear: JBL502 (2 way coax)
Amp: None
Sub: None
No damping

What price

HU: 5900 (No B/W)
Front compos: 3600 (No B/W)
Rear coax: 1300 (No B/W)
Install /wiring: 1500


Where purchased

Speakers purchased at Misrimals in National Market, Bangalore
HU and installation - EVO, Cambridge Layout

Recommended?


Perfect fit for requirements - good front SQ. Passable (?) rear SQ.
Bass lovers may not be impressed (Note the lack of even 6x9s in the rear)
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