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Old 5th August 2007, 18:50   #1
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Please help me selecting the right Amplifier for my car. I own a swift with JBL Component and Rear Speakers. I am looking for a 4 channel amplifier which can deliver great sound with good noise/signal ratio. I prefer sound with more depth and clarity than extra bass. Kenwood/sony/jvc/blaupunkt are available easily in my city( can ask the dealer to supply other brands if possible for them)

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Please help me selecting the right Amplifier for my car. I own a swift with JBL Component and Rear Speakers. I am looking for a 4 channel amplifier which can deliver great sound with good noise/signal ratio. I prefer sound with more depth and clarity than extra bass. Kenwood/sony/jvc/blaupunkt are available easily in my city( can ask the dealer to supply other brands if possible for them)

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4 options.
Blau GT4 at 6K
Pio 6200 at 7K
JBL 60.4 at 9K
JBL 4060 at 11K
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Are you sure of the price of the 60.4? On JC Road in bangalore, I was quoted 5.3K+12.5% VAT.
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Are you sure of the price of the 60.4? On JC Road in bangalore, I was quoted 5.3K+12.5% VAT.
What you were quoted for is surely Grey, and I have no clue how it's so low even then. Lot of con jobs on JC road sometimes, so be careful what you buy. Some do a lot of scam on the billing also, so it's not necessary that if you have a bill you have the official product.
9k is the MRP on the 60.4, a fair price would be 8 to 8.5k with bill and warranty.
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The dude claimed it was with full bill and local warranty at the distributor price. Even a car audio shop (dont remember name) on SP road told me the same cost. Anyway I'm not buying from JC road... .
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Raven, the 60.4 has been at around 5k since quite a while now in grey here.
Though I am surprised how the JC road guy would prepare a tax invoice for the V.A.T. though.
He probably is passing it to you on a proforma invoice.

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the cs 60.4 is around 5300 in the grey market. there is no such thing as bill or warranty. i have been using mine for the past 7 months and no problems as yet. well that said, u never know about electronic goods, when they might give up on you.
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Yep! The grey prices are low, some of the JC road deals are good at times with some shops, some are not (don't wanna take names) , If someone is looking at buying grey itself then JC road is not the place, it's better to buy it from National market and get it fitted with a good installer, makes much more sense.
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JBL is not available in my city could you please suggest which one to go from blaupunkt, kenwood, pioneer and sony and rank them in the order of quality. Nobody talks about sony amplifier. is it bad in audio quality ( 100db Noise ratio and is very inexpensive also)My head unit is sony GT550

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JBL is not available in my city could you please suggest which one to go from blaupunkt, kenwood, pioneer and sony and rank them in the order of quality.
Blau (Thx series not GT series), then Pio, Kenwood and lastly Sony.
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JBL is not available in my city could you please suggest which one to go from blaupunkt, kenwood, pioneer and sony and rank them in the order of quality. Nobody talks about sony amplifier. is it bad in audio quality ( 100db Noise ratio and is very inexpensive also)My head unit is sony GT550
Blaupunkt THc/THx series (or even better, the Velocity series if you can get a good deal) and then maybe Pioneer and Kenwood. Sony? You will be able to figure out the difference if you hear and compare them.

One does not expect rank bad equipment from Sony, but there is more to amplifiers than the data given in the Data Sheet. S/N ratio is just one piece of data.

It is just that many TBHP members have found Sony amps lacking Sound Quality as compared to other makes, without prejudice. On the other hand, some have found Sony amps good enough. It is better to listen and decide for yourself - maybe you'll like it, maybe not.

As the gurus humorously put it in another part of the forum - it is like "aapke matashri ki daal" versus "mere matashri ki daal", the general opinion is that Sony is neither - it is Indian Railways daal (now don't say "that is Bharat Mata / R-devi ki daal")

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Can you please suggest dealers in mumbai? I am visiting mumbai next week so planning to have a look there for JBL and blau and other amplifiers. I don't mind buying stuff without B/W if it saves some money
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where in mumbai. mumbai is rather large.
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any place between mumbai central to santa cruz. Thanks for the help
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One does not expect rank bad equipment from Sony, but there is more to amplifiers than the data given in the Data Sheet. S/N ratio is just one piece of data.

It is just that many TBHP members have found Sony amps lacking Sound Quality as compared to other makes, without prejudice. On the other hand, some have found Sony amps good enough. It is better to listen and decide for yourself - maybe you'll like it, maybe not.

As the gurus humorously put it in another part of the forum - it is like "aapke matashri ki daal" versus "mere matashri ki daal", the general opinion is that Sony is neither - it is Indian Railways daal (now don't say "that is Bharat Mata / R-devi ki daal")

I have listen to many sony setups. they are ok but a little rough for the sound they make. They are not clean but one thing I wanna add here they are good VFM.
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