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Old 21st December 2008, 18:49   #31
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So here's my pitch to you guys : what can I do to get a bit more bass, without permanently losing space in the luggage compartment ?
simplest solution is a removeable boxed sub using a Neutrik Speakon connector.
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Old 21st December 2008, 18:59   #32
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Rightly said
Get a good VFM sub like Ground Zero ( 5-6k)and a 4 channel amp like JBL ( 10k approx)

and if on a budget, get a GZ ( 5-6k) and a Kenwood 8401 ( 5k approx)
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Old 25th December 2008, 20:18   #33
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Thanks for your responses, Navin and Abhinav.

Navin (and any other Guru in Mumbai), could you please recommend a retail outlet in South Mumbai, where I might obtain the equipment you speak of ?

Ground Zero's distributor in India seems to be :

India

Name: Adress: Contact: Hermit Audio Pvt. Ltd. #8-12, 9/D, Parel Cotton Press Compound,
Elphinstone Bridge Road, Parel (E)
Mumbai – 400019

INDIA Phone:
+91-22-2470-4048

Fax:
+91-22-3021-9099 info@hermitaudio.com
Will call them tomorrow to obtain locations where their SWs are retailed.

With regard to the amp : where could I see a JBL amp and the Kenwood 8401 drive the GZ SW side by side ? I understand that there are several persons on our board who are ... ummm ... opposed to the Kenwood 8401 - and I would like to hear for myself, before taking a call.

From JBL India's website, for car audio, this is the official outlet :

Mumbai Union Auto Industries C-106 Vaibhav Industrial Estate, Opp Oxford Chamber, Saki-Vihar Road, Andheri (E)-72 9820050919/ 9320029418
Any idea about a similar place in South Mumbai ?

Last question : is there ANY reasonably priced SW, that has an in-built amp which will connect to my set-up ? Considering I am perfectly happy with the output (loudness) of my present set-up (with the exception of bass, of course) - am I correct in assuming that the amp being suggested by you will ONLY drive the SW ? If not, please let me know what should drive what i.e. how the system should be hooked up. If so, if the amp and SW were co-located AND portable, I could disconnect them when I need the extra space in the luggage area.

Sorry to be troubling you guys ... as is evident, I am a green-behind-the-ears-noob.

Cheers,

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Old 25th December 2008, 20:32   #34
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Hermit audio is run by our member Bass&Trouble. Catch him. he does the installs too.
Contact him. he will be able to solve all the problems as well as do the install.
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From JBL India's website, for car audio, this is the official outlet :
Mumbai Union Auto Industries
Any idea about a similar place in South Mumbai ?

Last question : is there ANY reasonably priced SW, that has an in-built amp which will connect to my set-up ?
For JBL try Sahil International, somewhere behind Naaz cimena on Lamingotn Road.

You can get a good 12" and a 150W monoblock for less than comparable a sub-amp combo. A good 12"+ amp will run you about 16K.
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Old 28th December 2008, 01:38   #36
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Hello Navin,

Thanks for your reponse.

As I'm already 16k in the hole with my recently acquired set-up (on account of paying MSRP, as I wanted B&W), I'm really not inclined to put another 16k into the car ... and that for a little more bass.

Is there no reasonably priced SW+amp 2-in-1 combo (say <=6k installed), that would cut it ? Recall that I'm happy with the SQ of the current system ... just don't have bass that's all.

Cheers,

FourWheelDrift

P.S. Abhinav : am trying to make contact with B&T, but he'll be back on Monday, I think.
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Gurus here is a poser. I already have a JVC DVD player installed in my marina. The speakers are in stock location with JBL compos upfront with the dash location having the tweeters. Rear stock location between the B and C pillars house 4" speakers. Now I want to add two 6X9's in the hatch. It has space to house the speakers and all that is required is a wooden plank to fit in place of the cardboard the hatch has presently.
I will run these two speakers with a JVC cassette player which is being installed separately in the space under the steering column. It fits in snugly. Now my question is if I add an amplifier as per original plan to run the compos and the 6X9 through the amp while the 4" would be run through the HU (DVD player), can I put in place a switch so that the amp can be fed from both the HU's depending on which HU is up and running?
I had tried to piggyvback the CP to the DVD Hu but it didnot work out. Or am I better off runiing only the 6X9 through the CP HU and keep the amp for running the compos through the DVD HU?
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why a Casette deck in this day and age? why not a walkman ?

you sure you cant connect the casette deck to the DVD player ( latter has no aux in?)
can you specify what you mean by "not work out"
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Yeah though aux in option was not tried but connecting the two HUs the speakers are going dead. Hence it was suggested to run the cassette deck as a separate entity with a separate set of speakers. Cassette deck simply because I have some fantastic collection on tape and I am too lazy to go and get them burned onto a CD. Plus I got this Cassette HU lying with me. And another thing I want to have all options available.
I really hope that I can get that switch thing installed to alternate the speaker input from one of the two HUs.
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Yeah though aux in option was not tried but connecting the two HUs the speakers are going dead. Hence it was suggested to run the cassette deck as a separate entity with a separate set of speakers. ...
Errr... How exactly did you connect the two HU's together?

No, you don't need to wire the 2 HUs as 2 different systems with their own speakers.

You have not mentioned any makes / models, so we can only speculate. Assuming that the DVD HU has an AUX-IN, and the Cassette HU has a Pre-out (very few HUs, if any, don't), you only have to do the following:
* Connect the Pre-out of the Cassette HU to the Aux-In of the DVD HU (you may need converter connectors, apart from RCA cables)
* Keep the speakers connected to the DVD HU
* Switch the DVD HU to Aux-in for playback (check the manual)
* Set the Cassette HU volume to play at a moderate volume (about 1/3 of the max possible)
* Play your cassette tape in the Cassette HU (adjust volume only at the DVD HU)
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The DVD HU is JVC KD DV6200 and it has an AUX IN. The cassette player HU is also JVC unit from a Chrysler Jeep so not sure about the model though. Incase I can connect the two from where do I get the connectors from? And what do I say what kind of connectors do I want?Any shop/installer in Delhi any one of you can recommend for the job?
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given the details you have suggested, the easiest option would be

Cassette Player -> Line out/Pre out ( if it exists) or Speaker output -> Line level convertor to the aux in of the DVD HU
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Do we get this line level converter off the shelf in car audio accessories shops? And it will be then just a mere joining of these wires? Sorry but am completely at sea with these setups.
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its a box which takes in the speaker outputs from the HU as input , and gives out Line level output

looks like

see if you have a pre out in the cassette player. chances are that it will
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Hmm how much does it cost? Ill go and check the thing out this weekend at Karol Bagh. I should just go and ask for a line level connector right? Ill also take this picture as a ready reference.
@greenhorn: Thanks mate. Would appreciate any other info that you can give me.
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