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Old 23rd June 2006, 13:28   #1
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Smile Your Pre-TBHP ICE setup; Why did you change/upgrade/feedback

A thread for oldies . Just a review on your old ICE and try to answer the following.

1) A review of old HU/Speakers/Amps one had come across/USED.
2) How would you rate your old setup?
3) Why did you get that specific setup?
4) What was good/bad about it?
5) To what you upgraded?
6) Was the help @ TBHP the cause of your upgrade?
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Old 23rd June 2006, 13:33   #2
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My Pre-TBHP system is almost the same as my Post-TBHP system. All I have done since is upgrade the HU (9833 to 9835) because I got a great deal.
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Old 23rd June 2006, 13:35   #3
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Oh here's a nice thread. Yeah guys, I would love to know, how Navin and I broke your wallet.
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Old 23rd June 2006, 13:44   #4
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1) A review of old HU/Speakers/Amps one had come across/USED.
Alpine TDA-7548E + PIo 4inch + Alpine (S series?) 6x9, Pioneer X324 amp and a Pio sub (some 10inch one)

2) How would you rate your old setup?
Was one of the best I could get 6 years back. I loved it a lot till I upgraded to a MP3 HU frm Sony

3) Why did you get that specific setup?
Fan of Alpine. Bought teh HU + 6x9 and a 6 inch co-ax. I forgot teh series, but I remember getting free upgrade to a higher spec/series (S type?) one,thanks to the Sales Manager or so at Alpine. Had all these couried frm Chennai. Gave the 6inch to cousin as I could fix it on a santro.

4) What was good/bad about it?
Needed MP3.

5) To what you upgraded?
Sony CDX7500 + JBL's + Blau's + Pios! Sold the old car and hence.

6) Was the help @ TBHP the cause of your upgrade?
YES!
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Old 23rd June 2006, 13:51   #5
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surely it is a nice thread.


My Old ICE was which i thought was nice sounding machine, but after i started reading reviews of ICE on TBHP i didnt liked it so i changed it slowly keeping an eye on my wallet.

A review of old HU/Speakers/Amps one had come across/USED

Sony Xplod HU (Forgot the model)
Front 4" Sony Xplod Speakers
Rear 6x9" Sony Xplod Speakers
2 Sony 504 Amps
2 Sony 12" Subwoofers
Custom Made MDF Boom Box.


How would you rate your old setup?

4 out of 10.


Why did you get that specific setup?

Didnt know wat a Good ICE is supposed 2 b.


What was good/bad about it?
Only loudness was good in it. The complete wiring done was bad and also the vocal clearity was bad.


To what you upgraded?

HU - Pioneer 6850
Front - 4" JBL Front Speaker (will remove this and put 4" Compo)
Front Door Panel - 6" Morel Pulse Coaxl connected thru JBL CS60.4 Amplifier
Rear - JBL T595 Limited - 15 x 24cm (6"x9") 3-Way Multi-Element connected thru JBL CS60.4 Amplifier
Rear - JBL 1000Watts Base Tube connected thru JBL CS60.2 Amplifier
Wiring Used - 2 Monster Audio Cable Kit & JBL RCA Cables.


Was the help @ TBHP the cause of your upgrade?

Ya it was bcoz of TBHP and i m thankfull to all of u.
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My setup didn't change from pre-tbhp to post tbhp though my car changed. Want to change for the last 6 months but had other priorities.
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Old 23rd June 2006, 14:19   #7
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WOW what a Thread!!!

PRE TBHP Zamaana :

HU : Pioneer 2850
Rear : Pioneer 6X9 Ovals 260Watts.
Front : Pioneer 4" And JBL GTO 17T Tweeters with filters
Amp : Fake 'Alpine 800 W class D' 2Channel
Sub : Pioneer DVC 800 W in dual ported box
Cabling : Boss kit

Post T-BHP zamaana :

Pl click : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/car-en...-needed-2.html

This site can turn you into a ICEY crazy dumb guy!!!

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Old 23rd June 2006, 15:24   #8
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Oh here's a nice thread. Yeah guys, I would love to know, how Navin and I broke your wallet.
Me! Me! I am the only advocating restraint!
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Old 23rd June 2006, 17:39   #9
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In this trade of ICE since 13 year have learn a lot and lot more to learn thats why I love team-bhp. Any ways about the thread....

A review of old HU/Speakers/Amps one had come across/USED

Pioneer 7850 (rubber button head unit)
Amez 706
Amez 904 (those days these were the cheap option available)
Pioneer 6x9 6987 (still having them)
Pioneer 7600 (dsp)
Pioneer gmx 414 (amp 4 ch)(still having it)
pioneer 1250 (cd changer)
Pioneer 8850 (casstte hu)
JBL tweeters TSC 25
pioneer gmx-944 ( I had two of these)
pioneer 303f woofer
pioneer 1200 woofer ( this is the only woofer who looks cannot be matched till now by any woofer till date)
pioneer 1201 dvc
Pioneer 2000spl sub ( I blew the voice coil repaired it and sold it and still running fine)
pioneer 9450 HU
pioneer RB-20 (aux In)
TS-20 ( the grand tweeter)
self made amps from IC- TDA4440 , 1280 ( these were done in school days time)
Bolton 8 inch woofer (this sounded much better than the 10 inches one)
Bolton 10 inch woofer ( was total loss of money)
Bolton dome tweeter MT-30
Bass warrior 5 ch parametric eq
lots and lots of local cable
selfmade RCA with coaxial cable
enclousre made of Plywood ( no knowledge of volume calculation then)
ports made out of sewer pipe used in houses
ports made out of aluluminium pipe.
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the list is endless I cannot remeber any more right now


How would you rate your old setup?

Ever time I get a new update the newer thing sounded better. I cannot rate it beacause it is never ending process....

Why did you get that specific setup?

More refinement in sound, imaging, clarity, vocals, these days (midbass)

What was good/bad about it?

nothing great about it nothing bad about it.

To what you upgraded? (currenty having)

HU -> Pioneer 8850 ( but wanted p80rs)
EQ -> Alpine PXA 701
Front & Rear -> Pioneer 160r (Kevlar componet kit) will be upgrading them soon with some exotic stuff
Amp-> alpine 545 for 4 speakers and two mrd1005 for two subs
Sub -> pioneer 3000 watts spl sub ( 99% sure going to change with IDMAX waiting to feel the first)
Ipod -> with complete interface with the HU
Power wiring -> audison
RCA-> mixture of local stuff ( upgrading to neutrik as soon I get hold of it and it will be my fav as it will be DIY)
Speaker wire -> Acoustic Research.



Was the help @ TBHP the cause of your upgrade?

Ya I have learnt a lot of things from this site.
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Old 23rd June 2006, 18:11   #10
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enclousre made of Plywood ( no knowledge of volume calculation then)
ports made out of sewer pipe used in houses
ports made out of aluluminium pipe..
now we know why u have so much knowledge of ports,their diameters,lengths,volume calucation etc.

BTW i love ur setup and ur passion for ICE.keep it up.
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now we know why u have so much knowledge of ports,their diameters,lengths,volume calucation etc.

BTW i love ur setup and ur passion for ICE.keep it up.
Thanks for the comment RSJ but at time when i read the manual supplied with the sub there was written 3 inchs dia X 7 inches long port at that piont of time the only thing which stuck my mind was the sewer pipe I had thought of iron pipe also but it was a experiement at that time and it costed me nearly 20 buck for that short lenght But the sound improved a lot with that pipe when compared to the sealed setup.

At time I was just a kid with no knowledge of sub etc . I just read the manual and did it.........
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Old 23rd June 2006, 18:55   #12
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This is a nice thread .


old HU/Speakers/Amps

Sony Xplod HU (CDXS22S)
Rear 6x9" Kenwood Speakers 75W RMS 3-way
Custom Made Box.

How would you rate your old setup?

6 out of 10. :Sounded OK, but was missing that punch


Why did you get that specific setup?

Bang for my Buck


To what you upgraded?

Sub woofer - JBL GTO1000B bass box.
Amplifier - 4-ch Sony XM554Z

Was the help @ TBHP the cause of your upgrade?

Definitely!...the ICE threads were indeed very informative
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LBM, I'd recommend reading Vance Dickanson and David Weems. However don fret too much if you have not. Neither have I and I had these books for a while I was just too busy with m expriments to read! :-)
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Originally Posted by low_bass_makker
A review of old HU/Speakers/Amps one had come across/USED

Pioneer 7850 (rubber button head unit)
Amez 706
Amez 904 (those days these were the cheap option available)
Pioneer 6x9 6987 (still having them)
Pioneer 7600 (dsp)
Pioneer gmx 414 (amp 4 ch)(still having it)
pioneer 1250 (c0 (aux In)

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RCA-> mixture of local stuff ( upgrading to neutrik as soon I get hold of it and it will be my fav as it will be DIY)
Speaker wire -> Acoustic Research.



Was the help @ TBHP the cause of your upgrade?

Ya I have learnt a lot of things from this site.
Holy Cow! Look at that list!! Full Ostrich Omelette, Butter Beef!!!!

Dude, do you even remember the names of your last 10 girlfriends??? Or boyfriends, as the case may be..... I am very sensitive towards gay men too. It works favorably for the gender imbalance effects caused by female foeticide.

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TBHP was greatly helpful in me chossing my Audio setup. I am almost new to ICE except that I had a old sanyo cassette player in my earlier M800.

Info from Navin, Sam, Jkdas, low bass, nitrous all tremendously helped me in my decision making.

My humble ICE set up for Alto:
HU: Pioneer DEH 3850MP
Rear Speaker: Pioneer TS A6961
Front speakers: Pioneer TS A1010

I look forward to upgrading the setup in a few months taking a small cue from people like speedzak.
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