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Old 8th August 2007, 09:14   #16
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any place between mumbai central to santa cruz. Thanks for the help
Bharat Audio at Worli (near the bridge) and Bhavi Motors at Milan Subway good enough?
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can someone post the prices of amplifiers options available at Mumbai?
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More questions for gurus - I do not plan to add a subwoofer in my car. as informed earlier I have JBL co-AX in rear and COMPO in front. is it good idea to install 4 channel amplifer to drive the front and rear speakers. will this setup improve the sound quality and overall bass from co-ax?
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amplifier options in mumbai:
Sony, Blaupunkt, Pioneer, JBL, Infinity, Audison, Steg, and a dozen or so more.
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the blaupunkt GTA-4 special is a good option and VFM so do check out with this.

@navin:(Out of Topic) Sir what is the lowest price range for Steg in mumbai??

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any place between mumbai central to santa cruz. Thanks for the help
Opera House has a few dealers but dont know any personally. I prefer dealers who have garages large enough to keep my car over night in case the work is not complete in a day.
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amplifier options in mumbai:
Sony, Blaupunkt, Pioneer, JBL, Infinity, Audison, Steg, and a dozen or so more.
With Steg and audison on a bit expensive side..


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@navin:(Out of Topic) Sir what is the lowest price range for Steg in mumbai??
the entry level Steg that is the Qmos series

for 20k which can do 45 x 2 or 150 x 1 and 25k for 75 x 2 or 250 x 1
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More questions for gurus - I do not plan to add a subwoofer in my car. as informed earlier I have JBL co-AX in rear and COMPO in front. is it good idea to install 4 channel amplifer to drive the front and rear speakers. will this setup improve the sound quality and overall bass from co-ax?
The HU itself puts out about 22 W RMS per channel. This may not be enough to drive the speakers loud, and if you crank up the volume it will certainly distort. Hence you need an amplifier, even if you don't blast the speakers, the sound will be much clearer.
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The HU itself puts out about 22 W RMS per channel..
with 5-10 % noise in it.
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The HU itself puts out about 22 W RMS per channel.
More like 12W rms at < 0.1% THD 20-20kHz. 222W rms might be at 10% THD 1kHz.
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More like 12W rms at < 0.1% THD 20-20kHz. 222W rms might be at 10% THD 1kHz.
My Pioneer 4750 user manual says "no more than 5%THD at 22W Rms, 50-15000 Hz"
My question to the Gurus: what levels of Thd are acceptable?
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Good (high end) products are measured at 0.01%THD. Sometimes even less.

THD is not acceptable, it is tolerated while making power measurements. The level of tolerance is specified. In the case of tyour HU, while it is giving out 22W power, the THD is 5% (HIGH!) The pioneer too can be measured while it gives out 0.1% THD (for example, like navin says) but expect it to give out 10-12W rms at this point. No more.

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Good (high end) products are measured at 0.01%THD. Sometimes even less.

THD is not acceptable, it is tolerated while making power measurements. The level of tolerance is specified. In the case of tyour HU, while it is giving out 22W power, the THD is 5% (HIGH!) The pioneer too can be measured while it gives out 0.1% THD (for example, like navin says) but expect it to give out 10-12W rms at this point. No more.
If you want to go louder then go for a AMP. Like Jbl 75.4
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My Pioneer 4750 user manual says "no more than 5%THD at 22W Rms, 50-15000 Hz"
My question to the Gurus: what levels of Thd are acceptable?
and the fact that THD rise at the freq extremes shows why they have loped of almost an octave in the bass and the last 1/3rd octave in the HF.
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Let me simplify what Navin said (Oh nostalgia)

Instead of measuring that at 20Hz - 20Khz (the way it's supposed to be measured), the power has been measured from 50Hz to 15Khz. Because the distortion would be much higher than 5% at those frequencies. So very conveniently, the measurement has been done in the middle band. And that too shows 5% THD lol.

This is a clear example of a marketing con job.
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