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Old 28th March 2015, 09:59   #31
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No Navigation had to be sacrificed. For me it was not a tough decision. I hate MapmyIndia. Doesn't work for me. For me its Google Maps. So anyhow even with the kenwood, I would fix my smartphone to the dash mount stand and use that. With bluetooth it easily integrates to either of the HUs and getting voice directions on the car speakers is also not an issue.
Wouldn't it be a better option to use a MHL cable and mirror your phone on the headunit? The 8690 supports Mirrorlink through the MHL cable.
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Wouldn't it be a better option to use a MHL cable and mirror your phone on the headunit? The 8690 supports Mirrorlink through the MHL cable.
Oh...had no idea. Many thanks SumitB. Lemme check with the installers. If this happens, it would be a great feature for me.
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Installed appradio. It has two connectivity options. Bluetooth as well as cable. Atleast the bluetooth is not working. While blue tooth connectivity with the HU is there and i am able to play music, but the appradio does not connect that way. FYI I was using HTC E8.

As far as the MHL connectivity does, I checked with Driven. They said the cable is worth 7k-8k bucks. Is that? Too much i would say.
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So in my Pajero Sport, I had done an ICE upgrade around an year back. Currently it plays:

1. Pioneer 8650 BT HU
2. Rainbow iPaul 4.300 4 Channel Amp
3. Digital Design Monoblock Amp
4. Rainbow Soundline series 2 way Comps both in the front and the rear
5. Rainbow Soundline Sub - 1 No.

While the system is great and appreciated by one and all, including me, somehow I always felt it wanting a bit more thump.

I am thinking of adding one more similar sub to the arrangement and a better box may be. What do u say? Will it help. Any other suggestion?

Also, it was suggested that throwing in a separate processor will enhance the sound options. What do you suggest.

I am not sure of either, but would be very pleased to go for it if the sound quality further enhances. Solicit your expert inputs please. I am a complete novice in this department.

Also, the overall sound is a bit too bright for my taste. Is thaere a way to counter balance that too?
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Your equipment is quite good. Perhaps your system needs to be tuned well, including positioning the sub. Adding another sub may not improve the situation.

Time Alignment would help a bit, either via HU (if it has) or via processor.
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My Pajero Sports ICE Setup

Head unit : Kenwood BT 9930
Front Speakers : 2 Way Components - German Maestro - Status Series
Rear Speakers - 2 Way Components - Morel Virtu
Amp : JL Audio XD600 - Powering Front & Rear speakers
Subwoofer - 10 inch Morel Ultimo
Mono Block - Pioneer D9601 .
Dynamat Damping done for all the 4 doors .

Plans for Upgrade

Front Speakers - 3 Way Component Speakers - Morel Elate ( Passive )
Amp : Zapco 6 Channel : 150 Watts * 4 Channels - @ 4 Ohms
Rest all the same .
I may move the German Maestro 2 Way Comps at the rear & do away with Morel Virtu .

Pl let me know if I should make any changes for Upgrades ....
I need all the help & Supports from the GURUS
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My Pajero Sports ICE Setup

Head unit : Kenwood BT 9930
Front Speakers : 2 Way Components - German Maestro - Status Series
Rear Speakers - 2 Way Components - Morel Virtu
Amp : JL Audio XD600 - Powering Front & Rear speakers
Subwoofer - 10 inch Morel Ultimo
Mono Block - Pioneer D9601 .
Dynamat Damping done for all the 4 doors .

Plans for Upgrade

Front Speakers - 3 Way Component Speakers - Morel Elate ( Passive )
Amp : Zapco 6 Channel : 150 Watts * 4 Channels - @ 4 Ohms
Rest all the same .
I may move the German Maestro 2 Way Comps at the rear & do away with Morel Virtu .

Pl let me know if I should make any changes for Upgrades ....
I need all the help & Supports from the GURUS
You can consider adding a dsp as there are lot of positive reviews about their effect on overall music quality. They do add a lot of tuning options and seem to improve overall signal quality. Although I don't have one in my car but I do plan to add soon albeit in form of minidsp.
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You can consider adding a dsp ...
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I would suggest that you add a DSP first, and more than anything else try out Time Alignment first. TA should give you a substantial improvement in the sound image, and possibly a better hearing experience with the existing set of components.
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I would suggest that you add a DSP first, and more than anything else try out Time Alignment first. TA should give you a substantial improvement in the sound image, and possibly a better hearing experience with the existing set of components.
I do have TA in the head unit itself but I am not very sure who could help me in the getting TA Done
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I do have TA in the head unit itself but I am not very sure who could help me in the getting TA Done
Since yours is a Kenwood, it should be easy to do it yourself. There are 2 methods for TA in Kenwood HUs - selecting the Car Type, or specifying the distance from the speakers to your ears (left and right, front, rear and sub separately).

Use the Distance method. Measure using a tape and and enter the values. The procedure is given in the User Manual.
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So sometimes back I was getting a bit dissatisfied with the audio experience in the car. I was wondering whether i need a new sub, whether the rainbow SL comps were bright etc etc. Then did some play with the time alignment settings...and Voila! There was a sudden remarkable change in the sound and to my complete satisfaction.

The system has been performing very well. Except that recently it has started giving some problem. There is a whistling sound that suddenly starts coming once in a while. Sometimes it will go after 5 mins...and other time it stays. Often it will go away for many days. Then its funny that its somehow connected to the engine rpms. The higher the rpm, the louder is the whistle.

Spoke to driven. Subhan said this in all probability is due a faulty/loose RCA cable. Going tomorrow to get it checked. Will update...
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