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Old 12th May 2004, 12:54   #16
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Forgive me for my lack of understanding but what is a head unit in a audio system.

i have bought a second hand alto vxi. does not have an audio system in it. i can maximum afford only 10 K including speakers. i would need your suggestions of a decent set.

thanks for your help
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Hi retch.
The reason behind a MDF board is one: Much thicker than the rear shelf material hence holds a speaker much better. 2: It works as baffle. The same mounting concept as we have in our (most) home audio speakers. It prevents speakers from jarring. Since yuo've place above the struts you may consider fabicating seperate enclosure for your speakers. But remember a rear MDF mounted speaker set up also uses the boot as an enclosure which is anyway bigger than a small box.
Hope it'll help you to take a call.
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Thanks GTO and Rudra. Hey GTO, maybe you can take a look at the car and suggest what I should do.

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Quote[/b] ]Forgive me for my lack of understanding but what is a head unit in a audio system.

i have bought a second hand alto vxi. does not have an audio system in it. i can maximum afford only 10 K including speakers. i would need your suggestions of a decent set.
Hi bharanidharang, welcome to T-BHP! By head unit, we mean the actual stereo which is placed in your dashboard. the part where you insert your cassettes or CD's. A full system for Rs.10,000/- would be tough. The way I see it, you have 2 options
1. Go in for a cheap head unit and spend more on the speakers
2. Go in for a good head unit (about 6-7 thousand) and go cheap on the speakers. Upgrade when you get the finances at a later date.
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thank rtech for your suggestion. i would go in for good speakers first and a cheap set. which combination ( i mean make and model) would you suggest ??
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Actually, after thinking a bit, I feel you could get a decent system for your car for 10G's.

Now I hope GTO or Rudra helps me out here, as they are more in the know on this, but I think you can pick up a decent Sony or Pioneer head unit for about Rs.5000-6000. That leaves you 4,000 for speakers, which should be enough for a decent pair. Maybe start off with 2 three-way speakers for now, and add 2 more later.

I have only really used Pioneer, which i find cheaper (as they are grey market stuff) than the "official' Sony or Alpine systems. BUT, make sure you get original Pioneers, because the assembled stuff looks really good these days!
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thanks rtech.

would look in the market for the models avaiable and then get back along with the price.. maybe you guys can give your input after that.
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Hey bharanidharang,

A good music system for Rs10K shouldnt be to difficult to set up at all.
2 questions for you -
i- What car are you planning to put the system in?
ii- Do you want a tape deck, in dash cdplayer, or, in dash mp3 cdplayer? (Keeping in mind your budget!)

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guys... call me bharani for short....

i got a second hand alto VXi for a good price.. planning to put the set in that..

my first option would be to put a mp3 player... but dont know if my budget would allow it. so anything would do if the system performance is decent....
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guys..... checked on the bazee site... the PIONEER DEH-P4650MP is available for around 9K. Checked out the website of pioneer too at pioneer.com.sg

the set looks good... i think in the grey market it is bound to be even a bit cheaper....

what would you people suggest
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hey man, the 4650 should be much cheaper than 9grand. I bought a 5550 for 9 grand 1 year ago, so I'm sure the prices have fallen since then. But yea, the 4650 is a good stereo. Should be around 7000-8000 though, not more.

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thanks rtech... should put in a system by this weekend and give you guys a feedback... i looked at sony speakers and they sounded good.
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Quote[/b] ] Hey GTO, maybe you can take a look at the car and suggest what I should do.
Sure thing, feel free to drop in at my place over any weekend.

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Quote[/b] ] i would go in for good speakers first and a cheap set. which combination ( i mean make and model) would you suggest ??
Bharani,

You can go in for a Pioneer entry level in-dash MP3 player. Prices start at 6500. Hooking this head-unit up to a pair of Pioneer 6990's (Rs. 300) will provide you with excellent sound.

Once you have the additional cash, you can put in an amplifier, and this combo will provide you all the quality and quantity you want.

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Quote[/b] (GTO @ May 12 2004,21:09)]Pioneer 6990's (Rs. 300)
Before u get excited, thats a typo
GTO means Rs 3,000/-

Along with what GTO suggested, you might wanna consider puttin in another Rs 1K-1.5K and getting speakers up front as well as they will help giving you a better field of sound.

Check some stores out and get an idea of pricing, fyi- when looking at amps/head units, its the RMS wattage that is the true indication of how loud it is.

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thanks guys... i am checking the local shops here in chennai for the models suggested by you...

will keep you guys updated.. thanks a lot anyway
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checked on the prices in market yesterday...

the pioneer 4650 is 7600 and the pioneer 6990's (4 speakers - 350 watts) is around 3800-4000

are the prices ok or should i check somewhere else too
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