Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > In-Car Entertainment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th November 2006, 01:23   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
revtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,988
Thanked: 35 Times
Default My JBLfyed Zen

It All Started A month back when i felt the Urge for some more bass out of my previously existing setup which comprised of JBL GTO 936(ovals) in the rear and JBL CS 205(5.25 inch coaxials) in the front..as usual being on a tight budget i didnt really have many options.
like every one else i knew what i wanted.... BASS but i didnt know what to use to get that and being on a budget i didnt really have many options...

i started of thinking id get a 10 incher mostly a pio and power it with a sony 2 chan amp but i thought..... bigger the better rite .....so started looking out for 12 inch subs.

the only ones that fell within my budget were pioneer , sony , earthquake and some others.
i didnt want the sony .....i guess every one knows why(no offence to people who use sony)
pio seemed interesting becuase many people were talking about it and earthquake, well i never heard it but my installer insisted i giv it a shot so i did...



got the wiring done everything seemed to be going well , he fitted the amp and connected the sub.I honestly didnt feel like there was a 12 inch sub forget 12 inch it didnt feel like there was a sub at all.it was so bad.there was no bass at all.
maybe its the box it was in, maybe its my head unit or maybe its the amp. i dont know but it sounded crap.



told my installer that this is not what i was looking for and wanted something else...tried out the earthquake tremor which was supposed to be a better one but it didnt feel like a tremor at all. then jus for kicks i tried out the JBL bass Tube. and thats when things got better.

Earthquake Sub or no sub when the JBL bass tube was Playing it sure felt like an earthquake ..... !!!


but it obiously wouldn fit.....or would it i also had a tray on which the speakers were mounted so that was another problem.but it sounded amazing and i gave in.got the tray removed ,speakers were put in boxes on the sides and got the bass tube fitted.

Moral of the story : listen before you decide and just because it says eartquake doesn mean theres gonna be an earthquake.

check this out ....


Car : Maruti Zen
Head Unit : JVC
front speakers : JBL CS 205
Rear speakers : JBL GTO 936
Sub : JBL CS 1204T
Amp : SOny 552

only thing missing is the JBL amp. oh yess and space.....as you will see now i have NO boot space.

some pics of my setup..

JBL....I guess that says it all !!!




The GTO 936






The CS 205




The Boot






Time Pass Pic




better pics will be put up soon.also pics of the amp later..


Rev
revtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 02:54   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 2,462
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by revtech View Post
Earthquake Sub or no sub when the JBL bass tube was Playing it sure felt like an earthquake ..... !!!
Dude... I hate to say I told you so... but I told you so...

Congrats on your setup, Enjoy the music
gunbir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 03:00   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
iraghava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bhaiyyaland
Posts: 8,028
Thanked: 153 Times
Default

Great choice revtech & I'm sure the guru's will be happy to know you trusted your ears rather than the dealer!!! Seems like you're enjoying it too.

P.S. Sorry to hear about your non-existent boot space!
iraghava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 08:01   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
hydrashok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: In my Office
Posts: 2,528
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Good setup, revtech! That tube must sure sound great in your zen. Enjoy! :-)
hydrashok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 08:37   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
moralfibre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MH-12
Posts: 6,625
Thanked: 6,149 Times
Default

Nice setup Rev, enjoy your music!

Just a thought, do you really need the tray holders at the ends of the boot? They can be taken off? The speakers are halfways under it.
moralfibre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 08:45   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
blueraven316's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,109
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Congrats on your setup and yeah that bass tube is all about BooM, so think it will suit your listening preference,
And from now on you can stay away from " Bhookamp " subwoofer or whatever you had tried.
blueraven316 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 09:47   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
revtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,988
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moralfibre View Post
Nice setup Rev, enjoy your music!

Just a thought, do you really need the tray holders at the ends of the boot? They can be taken off? The speakers are halfways under it.

yea they can be taken off.i may do that but it times it is handy to keep a book or file or something but ill think bout it. may take it off.

but i dont think it will make any diff in sound.


rev
revtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 10:23   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
revtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,988
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunbir View Post
Dude... I hate to say I told you so... but I told you so...

Congrats on your setup, Enjoy the music
i know but he INSISTED i try it so i did....

thanx anyway.
revtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 11:02   #9
BHPian
 
cheatingdeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 275
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

aaa pagal parsi... u got urself aa band baja man.. congo.. dude..!!!
cheatingdeath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 11:10   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
abhibh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Back in the HOOD near you!
Posts: 2,767
Thanked: 33 Times
Default

Congrats man on your setup. You are now the 2dn person i know who is dis satisfied with earthquake. Looks like i need to check it out again

BTW how much did the bass tube costed ?
abhibh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 11:27   #11
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sam Kapasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Posts: 6,989
Thanked: 1,453 Times
Default

Congratulations revtech!!!

Man that's a lot of JBL logos on your car lol. Enjoy the music.
Sam Kapasi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 13:11   #12
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,509
Thanked: 3,885 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Kapasi View Post
Congratulations revtech!!!

Man that's a lot of JBL logos on your car lol. Enjoy the music.
yeah but this lancer took the prize as far in the JBL logo competition. THe whole car was covered like this bonnet.


navin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 13:28   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 445 Times
Default

Good installation too. man, those tubes are that big ? i never knew that. looks like an LPG tank is sitting there. lol.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 13:58   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
revtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,988
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by esteem_lover View Post
Good installation too. man, those tubes are that big ? i never knew that. looks like an LPG tank is sitting there. lol.
thats what a friend of mine keeps sayin. but you do get a smaller one , a 10 inch one i think and thats for 5000.this one is for 6500.
revtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 14:31   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
revtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,988
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin View Post
yeah but this lancer took the prize as far in the JBL logo competition. THe whole car was covered like this bonnet.




hahaha yea ive seen that before but im not that bad....actually if you go to see i just got ONE sticker on the outside. thats on the rear bumper....the other 2 are on the speaker boxes which are actually in the car.
revtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Good old Zen Gets JBLfyed!! nripin In-Car Entertainment 27 17th February 2008 03:06
My JBLfyed Baleno.... sys_whiz In-Car Entertainment 26 5th May 2007 18:02
No more ZEN for Zen Lovers abhibh The Indian Car Scene 65 8th May 2006 17:17
Used Zen vs new Zen shuvc Hatchbacks 12 18th August 2005 19:16
E-Zen & B-Zen.... MustangMan The Indian Car Scene 3 2nd July 2005 21:27


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks