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Old 3rd December 2012, 21:45   #16
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You mean without the head unit and the rear speakers. Else that would have bumped up to 75 or 80K right?

How about damping? Honda being a light car, I am sure damping can do wonders for the sound?
HU-13k
Front-12k
Rear-5k
Sub-9k
Amp-15k
Wiring-5k
So 60k it is.

I shall be getting the car majorly damped very soon.
Planning to do the floor,roof,all 4 doors and the boot.
The rear 6x9's,HU to be upgraded sometime next year and a Mono Amp to be added too.

One never gets satisfied with what he gets.
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Completely , but at 17, how are you using the VTEC? Shouldn't you be driving around WITH a license?

Or is it chauffeur driven?
My 1.5exi is driven by the chauffeur only.
Waiting for July next year eagerly so that I can get my hands on the car.
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Old 28th December 2012, 22:36   #17
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So,i never got satisfied with what I had.

Upgrading the rear 6x9's to Rainbow DX69 and adding a Digital Designs CM600 mono amp to power the sub.
Will be getting a Dynamat/Dampmat damping done on all the four doors,boot and tray too.
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So,i never got satisfied with what I had.

Upgrading the rear 6x9's to Rainbow DX69 and adding a Digital Designs CM600 mono amp to power the sub.
Will be getting a Dynamat/Dampmat damping done on all the four doors,boot and tray too.
That's lovely ! brilliant equipment but isnt the amp way too powerful for the woofer ? hows the effect ? I am sure DX69 are matching the front sound stage completely. Why did you not for the DDC4C in the first place ?
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That's lovely ! brilliant equipment but isnt the amp way too powerful for the woofer ? hows the effect ? I am sure DX69 are matching the front sound stage completely. Why did you not for the DDC4C in the first place ?
Thanks.

Well the amp is pretty powerful and if tuned correctly it works perfectly with the Gladen Sub.Yup the sound has become a treat to the ears after the rear speakers have been upgraded to the DX69.Its totally improved the sound.
Just that,I have a little soft corner for JBL's and gurus say Rainbows sound brilliant when powered by a JBL 1004.

Pictures and more details coming up in the next post.

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The previous equipment the car had

HU: Pioneer 5190
Front: Rainbow Dreamline 6.5" components
Rear: Pioneer TS A932
Amp: JBL 1004
Sub: Gladen M12
Wiring: Scoshe

The new equipment for the car and from where they were procured from.

HU: Pioneer 5190 (from previous install)
Front: Rainbow Dreamline 6.5" components (S&S Inc.)
Rear: Rainbow Dreamline X69 coaxials (S&S Inc.)
Sub: Gladen M12 (S&S Inc.)
Amp 1: JBL 1004 (United Customz)
Amp 2: Digital Designs CM600 (S&S Inc.)
Wiring: Scoshe,Bull Audio (S&S Inc.)

Installation done at S&S Inc.
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Rear Coaxials

So the old Pioneers had lost that punch and it was time to upgrade them.They had served me brilliantly for 5+ years,truly VFM.
Installed the Rainbow Dreamline X69 and powered it from the JBL 1004.
Now the JBL 1004 was powering the front and rear stage Rainbows.

The change is clarity from the previous equipment is amazing.
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Mono Amp

Now since,I had upgraded the rear coaxials to the Rainbows,I had to power them by an amplifier.So decided to use the 2 channels used for the sub to be now used to power the rear stage.
So now,I had to purchase another amplifier to run the subwoofer.It made most sense going in for a mono now.
I had a budget of around 15k for the amp.

Rockford Fosgate,Prime R500-1 is a mono which many of my friends have on their cars to power their subs.Most of them are running Dual RF Prime subs in an sealed enclosure.

Digital Designs,CM600 was one really powerful mono with excellent reviews that no-one had yet installed in Kolkata.Gunbir and Nitin both suggested this strongly and had high reviews of it.

Finally bought the Digital Designs CM600.
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Wiring

The JBL 1004 is running by a Scosche 8ga amp kit.The speaker cables are of Scosche too.
The Digital Designs CM600 is running by a Bull Audio 4ga amp kit.
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Very interesting, CityVic!I now know of exciting possibilities to one's car audio!
I am not sure I understood the whole thread nor have I heard some of the brand names you mentioned but still it made interesting reading.
Reminded me of my younger days when I built an amp+speakers system to hook up to my Sony Walkman (was a craze those days). Nothing like a DIY sometimes!
Only one question from me - doesn't the whole thing restrict boot space?
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Very interesting, CityVic!I now know of exciting possibilities to one's car audio!
I am not sure I understood the whole thread nor have I heard some of the brand names you mentioned but still it made interesting reading.
Reminded me of my younger days when I built an amp+speakers system to hook up to my Sony Walkman (was a craze those days). Nothing like a DIY sometimes!
Only one question from me - doesn't the whole thing restrict boot space?
Haha,thanks.It sure is one addicting craze.
Do check out older installs in this section,you shall see a lot of installs having Rainbow equipment.

Yes,the sub does restrict the boot space by 1/3rd.But it does not matter to me,the maximum luggage in my car is just one or two bag packs.
For airport runs,market runs,the Innova is mostly used.
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Got the rear tray damped.
It has really made a lot of difference.
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Got the rear tray damped.
It has really made a lot of difference.
Pretty late in the day, I must say. In my case, some songs - Hotel California and Santana's Foo Foo (Supernatural) come to mind - made the parcel shelf rattle so much, that within a week I went back to get the thing damped! Does improve the sound in a sedan.

What brand of damping material is this?
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Pretty late in the day, I must say. In my case, some songs - Hotel California and Santana's Foo Foo (Supernatural) come to mind - made the parcel shelf rattle so much, that within a week I went back to get the thing damped! Does improve the sound in a sedan.

What brand of damping material is this?
Its a VFM Chinese Damping which a friend imports.
Its half the cost of a box of Dynamat and does the job pretty well.

Next up is damping the boot and front doors.
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