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Old 7th March 2006, 16:57   #1
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hello bhpians, a friend of mine was trying to upgrade his existing ICE setup, i suggested him to have a look at this section. having sifted through various threads for days together, he is still not able to arrive at a final setup. (for example, he is able to identify a good HU, component speakers and a SW, but unable to decide how each component will work as a integrated setup) there are lots of things discussed in bits and pieces, but few to suggest how a total system works.

there are cornucopia of information available about head units to connecting wire, but very few about an integrated setup as a whole.

i thought that the following answers will help everyone to identify an entire setup based on his/her budget, rather than trying to find out a HU, Speakers and other compoenets separately...

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

2. How much did it cost and when did you buy it?

3.How serious were your about your system?

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

5. would you recommend it to others???

ps: if i have missed anything important, which i usually do, please add to the questions posed...

Last edited by Rehaan : 26th September 2009 at 18:22. Reason: Rough date of purchase also added.
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Old 7th March 2006, 17:12   #2
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Thats a nice thread and am sure it would be helpful to the ppl as the search thread isnt that effective on this forum.

Maybe information about the following would be useful.

1) Place of purchase( City/Country and Shop name) whether with Bill and warranty or without B/W

2) Place where the setup was done

Will post my setup later when am free.
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Thats a nice thread and am sure it would be helpful to the ppl as the search thread isnt that effective on this forum.

Maybe information about the following would be useful.

1) Place of purchase( City/Country and Shop name) whether with Bill and warranty or without B/W

2) Place where the setup was done

Will post my setup later when am free.
forgot add,

what is your car?
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Old 7th March 2006, 17:40   #4
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1. Car

Swift Zxi

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

Head unit : Alpine Cda-9853 ( from the US)
Front comps: 6.5 inch Infinity reference 6010CS
Rear Comps: 6.5 Inch Infinity reference 6010CS
Sub Woofer: Boston 12 inch Generator Series
4 channel Amp: JBL60.4 ( to drive the components)
2 Channel Amp: Clarion 200 watt ( to drive the Sub)
Medium priced Cables

All the equipment except for the head unit were bought in koramangala with B/W( bangalore) near the raheja apartments and got it installed there ( Anwar and Touqeer)

3. How much did it cost ?

HU: 14K ( got it from the us for 310USD)
The rest with Bill and warranty 42 K

Total 56K


4.How serious were your about your system?
Damn serious, followed the ICE thread for about 7 months and took inputs from all the gurus before taking the plunge.

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

All kinds..u name it u have it. Prefer moderate volumes and would want the bass to be deep enuff inside the car ( many ppl i hav come across prefer to hear the music from outside the car with massive Subs for lows + tutors( tweeters!) for Highs )

6. would you recommend it to others???

Yes I would recommend it to others.

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1. car

Scorpio


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

Pioneer 7750 (Rs.9000, got from dubai)
Pioneer 6996 e (Kevlar speakers) - rear (got from dubai)
Pioneer 4 inch (kevlar speakers) - front (got from dubai), both put together costs Rs.5500 approx.

3. How much did it cost ?

Cost of system Rs. 15000/-
Installation at sound works chennai, did a good job, charged Rs. 1800 (with MDF board)

Total 16,800


4.How serious were your about your system?

Not very serious, but would definitely like to have a nice bass.

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

Any good music, prefer bass.

6. would you recommend it to others???

For the budget, it sounds good. guess it needs an amplifier.
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Old 7th March 2006, 18:10   #6
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1. Car

Honda City 1.5 Exi

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

Head unit : Pioneer P1Y
Front comps: 6.5 inch JBL GTO Series
Rear Speakers : AudioBahn
Sub Woofer: (1) AudioBahn Special Edition
(2) Twister
4 channel Amp: (1) ProSound 800w (AudioBahn Sub)
(2) ProSound 800w (JBL Comps + AudioBahn Speakers)
2 Channel Amp: Twister 300w (Twister Sub)


3. How much did it cost ?

60k Approx

4.How serious were your about your system?
Very Serious, I love music n wanted a good ICE Setup

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..

6. would you recommend it to others???

Yep.
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Hi Hornet ... Can you post a pic of your P1Y pls... cant find it on their website...
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Hi Hornet ... Can you post a pic of your P1Y pls... cant find it on their website...
do a search on google images for PIONEER P1Y... got loads of images.
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DID IT - GOT IT!!.. Thanks...

Pioneer claims this is an 'archived' product - does that mean its out of production??
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nobody else willing to share you setup.... come forward...
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nobody else willing to share you setup.... come forward...
its coz of tax problems!
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1. car

Alto LXi

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

Pio 5750HU (grey maal)
JBL 936 (with bill and warranty)
JBL 426 (with bill and warranty)
Pio 6100F amp (grey maal)
Boss power wiring
Speaker wire from MX electronics
Particle board parcel tray

3. How much did it cost ?

Total cost Rs 24K. Saved on the installation since I fitted the system myself.


4.How serious were your about your system?

Dead serious. But budget constraints and too many needed modifications to the door did not let me go for front components.

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

Rock, jazz and blues, dance stuff at times (good while driving). I feel the need for a sub sometimes.

6. would you recommend it to others???

A fairly good system. Amp is great.
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Alto LXi

Pio 6100F amp (grey maal)
A fairly good system. Amp is great.
vivek, amp is the 600w 4 channel one right??? how much did it cost. i am planning to buy one.
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1. Car

Skoda Octavia and Opel Sail

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

Head unit : Alpine 9833
Front comps: Alpine SPS 17 modified crossovers
Rear Speakers : Vifa P13/Vifa D26NC home made crossover
Sub Woofer: 2 Blaupunkt VRT 6.5 (space constraints)
4 channel Amp: Alpine 340 for front and rear. Home made 40/4 bridged for woofers.

Head unit :Alpine 9830
Front comps: Infinity 5010cs modified crossovers
Rear Speakers : Blaupunkt 4" woofer and 1" tweeter only the tweeter uses the crossover the 4" rolls of naturally
Sub Woofer: 4 Vifa M18 Free Air on mounted on resin bonded Fiberglass rear deck
Amp: Blaupunkt 450 and Velocity the velocity is bridged for front channels the 450 feeds the subs and rear.

3. How much did it cost ?

I did not keep track. BTW the Skoda got a DVD changer (FM modulated) and single 5" screen for rear left head rest (used by my son). Both cars have Ipod KCA 420i adapters.

4.How serious were your about your system?
Not very serious. My family's needs takes precedence over the stereo. I used to be dead serious.

5. which kind of music do you listen to ??
Varied.
AC/DC to Frank Zappa, Bach to Vivaldi, Allman Brothers to ZZ TopBuena Vista Social CLub to Wille and the Poor Boys, Trilok Gurtu to Chet Atkins.
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1. Car

Getz

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

--Alpine 9853 HU
--Infinty kappa60.7 components for front
--Infinty kappa 62.7 coaxial for rear
--Infinty reference 1040 10"Subw in locally made sealed box
--JL Audio E6450 amplifier-6ch [5th & 6th bridged to power subw
--4 sheets of Dynamat extreme 10"x32" each [used only 2]
--Audison amplifier kit,a 6-ch RCA lead and speaker/subw wire



3. How much did it cost ?

As i got the system [except wires and box] from USA,it cost me around 55k.In India same system would cost more than a lac.Infact infinty kappa and 1040 subw r not available here.[Sam can correst me here]


4.How serious were your about your system?

well......I really dint need a car.I bought it bcoz i like to own one and i wanted to buy a decent car audio system .So for ICE i needed a car.


5. which kind of music do you listen to ??

Everything.....Punjabi,hindi,englisg,ghazals,sufi and even religious

6. would you recommend it to others???

why not....like to see one more to provide some feedback

7. Place where the setup was done

I called installer at my house [to show him Gunbir's install]and did the 75% install,rest at his shop.Paid him 500 rs and he was very happy,bcoz he had never got 500 for ICE setup before.

Finetuned by JB a week back.


After initial few hiccups,with each passing day i am just loving it.Ppl have started coming to me to have a look of my system.
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