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Old 27th August 2007, 10:08   #16
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any reason for choosing these 2 brands?
Navin-ji, @limpid didn't CHOOSE these, he was OFFERED these by a dealer.

Street popularity is mostly driven by smaller, more accessible dealers, obviously driven by positive or negative (non-moving stock) margins - seldom anything to do with sound quality or the fact that there can be individual preferences.
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Old 27th August 2007, 10:30   #17
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@limpid I had a chance to visit Torque for my ice needs.
The owner seems to be too smart and tries to take you for a ride.
If i were you i would stay clear of Torque.
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Old 27th August 2007, 10:32   #18
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What about SONY XPlod system and speakers ?? I have the same installed in my Santro and it is simply awesome. I think Sony is the master in the electronics business....video or audio.
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Have you heard Sony and compared them to the any of the others like say Pioneer, JBL, Illusion, Focal, Polk, Boston, Hertz, Diamond, DLS, Morel, Dynaudio etc..?
And when you finish the comparison, I can assure you you will be extremely disappointed with Sony speakers. I'll stake my experience on it.
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Old 27th August 2007, 10:34   #19
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well i got myself these (i know i am invitinf trouble as most here are Pioneer and JBL fans)

JVC KW-XG706 - 14990
speakers
Rear 6x9 4ways CS-v6945 - 3990
front - 6.5 inch - CS-V625 - 1090

total of 20070 all inclusive
the above price was with bill and 18 months warranty

the same is available at much lower price without bill

also the sound is a little bright, but then my amps and sub are gonna fill in that void with an upgrade next month
WHy will you get into trouble? I like JVC electronics. I just think there are much better speakers available.
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Old 27th August 2007, 10:38   #20
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I'll stake my experience on it.
What does the fairer sex have to do with Sony speakers?
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Old 27th August 2007, 10:53   #21
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Pio 5990 B/W - Rs 9000
Boston S60 - Rs5500
Boston S65 - Rs 3000

Speakers Infinity ( front) Rs 8000
Infinity ( back) Rs 4000
or
Polk db6500compo. Rs 8500
Polk Coax DB 650 Rs 4000

Also he did suggest not to put a wooden plank and put 6x9 speakers at the back in swift and put all the speakers in the doors .

Also, many guys are trying to sell X plode, but did not like the sound quality.
Boston, Infinty, Polk (as well as Rainbow, DLS, Morel, Dynaudio, Focal, Illusion and Hertz) each have their own sonic signature.

Obviously there are few shop that will carry more than 3 brands. This is why it pays to carry your own CDs and a note pad when you demo speakers. listen to the music and find what you like and what you dont about the sound.

If you like a laid back sound I would look at speakers that use a pure silk or fabric dome tweeters - not composites especially not polyamide.
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Old 27th August 2007, 11:26   #22
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And when you finish the comparison, I can assure you you will be extremely disappointed with Sony speakers. I'll stake my experience on it.
Not actually disregarding you here but how come Sony leads the world in consumer electronics and is the most revered name in the business if their speakers are crap ??
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Old 27th August 2007, 11:52   #23
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a chain is only as strong as the weakest link. the JVC HU ost you 75% of your budget. I would have spent 40-45% on the HU and more on the speakers.

becuase speakers convert energy from one form (electrical) to another (mechanical) they are often the weakest link in a system.
agreed

i could have got a similar model the KW XG 705 in grey for about 9K
but i wanted the black one which was just launched and not available without b&w (which adds upto peace of mind)

speakers can be upgraded as required,

right now I am content with the sound and the peace of midn that i can go back and get a replacement for the next 18 months at least if something conks off

Music is a matter of personal taste, all we can give is advice the decision finally lands in the ears of the person buying it
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Not actually disregarding you here but how come Sony leads the world in consumer electronics and is the most revered name in the business if their speakers are crap ??
For the same reason that, though Dabur Lal Dant Manjan sells more units than a conventional toothpaste, conventional urban logic says "use toothpaste and toothbrush". Try it, you'll know the difference, and it will have nothing to do with the company (Dabur is no write-off, you know, nor is their Dant Manjan).

In reality there is no winner there - it is need versus solution/cost. For some, Sony speakers are 'awesome', to others 'awful'. And neither is wrong. What everyone will mention in this forum will be that other brands are better. Of course, the relativity can be expressed negatively also ('crap').

Sony's abilities are in marketing & sales, not product design, durability and 'quality'. A revered company it is not, by any means - it is just that you find Sony ON THE SHELVES EVERYWHERE - massive availability, not to be confused with functional excellence.

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Old 27th August 2007, 15:23   #25
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Guys i need your help.
I have a budget of 20K and i am in need of:

1 MP3 Head unit
2 Rear speakers [3 way]
1 Sub woofer
1 Amp [2.1 channel is ok]
2 front speakers

I will be fitting above things in my chevy spark.
Do i really need a 4 channel AMP?
I think a 2 channel Amp can drive 2 rear speakers and sub woofer comfortably. Am i right?

Any shops near MG road or koramangala? How abt Car shringar in front of Lifestyle?
Please recommend me best model that comes in my budget.

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Old 27th August 2007, 16:14   #26
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1 MP3 Head unit
2 Rear speakers [3 way]
1 Sub woofer
1 Amp [2.1 channel is ok]
2 front speakers

I will be fitting above things in my chevy spark.
Do i really need a 4 channel AMP?
I think a 2 channel Amp can drive 2 rear speakers and sub woofer comfortably. Am i right?..
HU: Pio 2950 5K
Amp: Sony 554: 5K
Sub: Pio 12" in box 4K
2 front speakers 4" and 2 rear speakers 6" from JBL's CS series: 6K
for everythig else there is Master card. :-)
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Old 27th August 2007, 16:25   #27
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Samir sony is good for an average customer as a premium brand for their Music system, TV, Camcorders but if you are looking for perfomace product which is above average normal consumers known as Prosumers then you have to look beyond sony.
As many Gurus already said compare then tell us the results.
FYI now sony is struggling for its existence, Google it you'll come to know that even their LCD TV's are done by Samsung as they are not able to match the bentch mark set by Samsung.
Even i am a big sony fan and using their CRT TV, Handycam, Digital Cam, Music System but for my Car m sure that i am going for Pioneer with JBL's.Try to put some scratched Discs in Sony DVD or Car stereo and try the same stuff in Pioneer youll come to know the difference.
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Old 27th August 2007, 18:34   #28
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true ajay, sony hu's are NOT compatible with a CD even with a single scratch.
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Old 28th August 2007, 11:52   #29
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true ajay, sony hu's are NOT compatible with a CD even with a single scratch.
I was under the impression that high end CD players do not accept scratched discs, but low end players play them without a fuss. Is it really the other way round?
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One advice needed from Gurus,
Which is better option
1) GTO755.6 amp to drive all 4 spekers and subwoofer or.
2) GTO75.4 to drive all 4 spekers and one Mono amp for subwoofer.
Any idea how much GTO755.6 will be.
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