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Old 2nd September 2006, 03:11   #1
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am quite a n00b in the ICE dept. help reqd. pls.
i have 6.5" JBL comps fitted in the front door of my Palio. they are routed through the HU instead of the amp which I would have preferred.
the installer scared me off saying it would require heavy tampering with the wiring that came from FIAT. one even said that since these come with their mini-amp (read: x-over) they cant be routed through the amplifier. i doubt it.

also if i switch off the sub, i can just listen to distorted sound from the comps. this was not the way it was meant to be. i got these comps installed after hearing a lot about them from ppl here at t-bhp. and so far i have been left unimpressed. please can anyone help me out?
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RUN AWAY from that installer!!... Thats the first thing you do!! ... The second?.... go find yourself another good knowlegdgable one!!
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the installer scared me off saying it would require heavy tampering with the wiring that came from FIAT. one even said that since these come with their mini-amp (read: x-over) they cant be routed through the amplifier. i doubt it.
amit,
= This is what you need to do to the installer , He is a total Idiot and I have never heard anything more ridiculous than this.
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Hey amit, i too have a JBL 6.5'" comp in front. If you are not using a amp along with it, its a disrepect to your speakers.

Comps run best when connected to a amp. My components are connected to my JBL 75.4 amp. The small thing (circuit) that come along with your comp is the crossover, that just used to filter the mid freq to the speaker and high freq to your tweeter. The are not ment to amplify the sound. And not connecting your components to amp will anytime give you distorted sound.

Just a word of advice.. go to some better installer, who understands the meaning of a component speakers and knows the installation.

Best of luck.
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hey
am quite a n00b in the ICE dept. help reqd. pls.
i have 6.5" JBL comps fitted in the front door of my Palio. they are routed through the HU instead of the amp which I would have preferred.
the installer scared me off saying it would require heavy tampering with the wiring that came from FIAT. one even said that since these come with their mini-amp (read: x-over) they cant be routed through the amplifier. i doubt it.

also if i switch off the sub, i can just listen to distorted sound from the comps. this was not the way it was meant to be. i got these comps installed after hearing a lot about them from ppl here at t-bhp. and so far i have been left unimpressed. please can anyone help me out?
ams sure u have got the answer I have a off topic question how much did u paid for components?
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ams sure u have got the answer I have a off topic question how much did u paid for components?
Judging by the situation, I don tthink your question is off-topic !! The 'installer' probably gipped him on the sale of the comps too.. unless of course he got it with B&W.

@AmitVerma : like everyone has pointed out, the comps need some juice from the amp to provide the desired listening experience.

Do list out your entire ICE setup (hu/front/rear/amp/sub) etc...and then you will be able to get optimal configuration of your setup
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hey
am quite a n00b in the ICE dept. help reqd. pls.
i have 6.5" JBL comps fitted in the front door of my Palio. they are routed through the HU instead of the amp which I would have preferred.
the installer scared me off saying it would require heavy tampering with the wiring that came from FIAT. one even said that since these come with their mini-amp (read: x-over) they cant be routed through the amplifier. i doubt it.

also if i switch off the sub, i can just listen to distorted sound from the comps. this was not the way it was meant to be. i got these comps installed after hearing a lot about them from ppl here at t-bhp. and so far i have been left unimpressed. please can anyone help me out?
this, coming from the land of gunbir, is unacceptable. pm gunbir right away & pay him a visit, man.
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HU: Pioneer 5650 powering the front components alongwith rear Xplod 6x9s.
JBL 60.4 amp powering Pio 360DVC.
am worried giving the JBL amp a pair of comps to handle might be asking for too much from it? is it so?
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HU: Pioneer 5650 powering the front components alongwith rear Xplod 6x9s.
JBL 60.4 amp powering Pio 360DVC.
am worried giving the JBL amp a pair of comps to handle might be asking for too much from it? is it so?
First, knock the installer's capacitors off! You know where it's installed right? in the middle!!! It should be easy to spot and concentrate on the mids while you do it! If he cant still find sense then hang a subwoofer on him! (no matter if it is DVC or SVC).

JBL 60.4 amp can power the components. Only thing affected will be your Sub. As most probably, the amp will be powering the DVC sub in 2+2 channel mode. So, the 2 channels will be moved to the components and the Sub will be getting less juice from the amp.
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First, knock the installer's capacitors off! You know where it's installed right? in the middle!!! It should be easy to spot and concentrate on the mids while you do it! If he cant still find sense then hang a subwoofer on him! (no matter if it is DVC or SVC).
While your at it......... remove the sony 6x9's and tie it to the installers head and BLOW!!

But seriously, you have a nice setup, only thing those sony's are a weak spot in the config. Try and change that sometime if you have the time, money or inclination.

Good luck.
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i do reckon that the xplods are the weak link but was a little out of budget for new 6x9s. anyways, which 6x9s would u recommend?
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First get your current issue sorted out... upgrade later if YOU FEEL THE NEED hehe.

6x9" not required... you could use 6" co-axials and this would be enough, since you have good front fill and also a sub. Expect to pay 3 - 4k for 6x9's.

JBL 937 costs approx. 3.8k.

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JBL 937 costs approx. 3.8k.
ARe these with B&W that you talking about. In Mumbai the JBL GTO 937's can be had for 4.9k and with some discount its comes upto 4.5k but 3.8k????????
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Expect to pay 3 - 4k for 6x9's.
JBL 937 costs approx. 3.8k.

Typo. Sorry ! I meant 4.8k, but sam would be th eone to confirm that !!
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And not connecting your components to amp will anytime give you distorted sound.
I do not think this is true!
As long as HU is able to provide power in the range of Power range of components, it should work fine. Though it,s capabilities may not be completely utilized.
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