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Old 10th September 2007, 05:01   #1
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Hi every1, I am from Delhi and I have bought new civic 1.8V AT recently. I wanted to upgrade the music system on the car but still want everything to look stock. I dont listen to very load music but i enjoy rich and clear sound something like a Bose home theater. What are my options?
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Welcome to TBHP, manu7781.

A very nice sounding stock-looking system is not difficult to get done.

Some questions:
1) What is your budget?
2) Do you want to retain the stock Head Unit, or would you like to upgrade it? (This is a bit expensive, as in addition to the new HU, you will need to buy a fascia replacement also, which can be a bit expensive. I do remember a member who switched to a Double-DIN HU with just a little modding of the fascia. Let me see if I can find the thread.)
3) Are you OK with adding a subwoofer in the boot? There will be a bit of loss of boot-space, but the sub-box can be made so it is removable easily.
4) Are you ok with mounting an amp (or amps) on the back of rear seat/somewhere in the boot? (Asked this since you mentioned you wanted to retain the stock look).

Take a look at this thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...k-25k-30k.html
(You will get an idea about what you'll likely need).
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I dont listen to very load music but i enjoy rich and clear sound something like a Bose home theater. What are my options?
Dont worry...we'll soon change your perceptions!

Are you looking forward to install a theatre kinda system in your car or you look forward to that clarity ONLY?
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What are my options?
Tell us your budget so we'll know how much to get you to overspend
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I hope this doesn't go the way of ST's Civic. He started with a budget of 15K I think and ended up spending 1.6lakhs+ if I remember rightly. :-)

All you audiophiles, here's another lamb for the slaughter. ;-)
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I dont listen to very load music but i enjoy rich and clear sound something like a Bose home theater. What are my options?
I think you can easily get a system that will outperfrom a Bose system.

Use your stock HU.
Upgrade your front and rear speakers to Infinity, Illusion, Hertz, or Boston or Polk (budget 15-20K)
Add a subwoofer from Infinity, Image Dynamics, (budget 10-15K)
Add a single 5 ch. amp like the Audison Srx5 or a 4ch+mono combo like the JBL 75.4+601.1 (budget about 25-30K).
Add some good wires, damp the doors and trunk etc... (budget 10-15K).
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Welcome to TBHP, manu7781.

A very nice sounding stock-looking system is not difficult to get done.

Some questions:
1) What is your budget?
2) Do you want to retain the stock Head Unit, or would you like to upgrade it? (This is a bit expensive, as in addition to the new HU, you will need to buy a fascia replacement also, which can be a bit expensive. I do remember a member who switched to a Double-DIN HU with just a little modding of the fascia. Let me see if I can find the thread.)
3) Are you OK with adding a subwoofer in the boot? There will be a bit of loss of boot-space, but the sub-box can be made so it is removable easily.
4) Are you ok with mounting an amp (or amps) on the back of rear seat/somewhere in the boot? (Asked this since you mentioned you wanted to retain the stock look).

Take a look at this thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...k-25k-30k.html
(You will get an idea about what you'll likely need).
I have tried to answer the question u asked.
1. Budget is 50K +. I want to build this system in modular way, adding up equipment over period of time.
2. want to keep the original HU. the whole interiors should look as if nothing is changed.
3. i want a sub in a enclosure than can be removed if more space is needed.
4. i am OK with amp being installed in boot.
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Upgrade your front and rear speakers to Infinity, Illusion, Hertz, or Boston or Polk (budget 15-20K)
Add a subwoofer from Infinity, Image Dynamics, (budget 10-15K)
Add a single 5 ch. amp like the Audison Srx5 or a 4ch+mono combo like the JBL 75.4+601.1 (budget about 25-30K).
Add some good wires, damp the doors and trunk etc... (budget 10-15K).
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I have tried to answer the question u asked.
1. Budget is 50K +.
Front and rear speakers: 12K JBL/Hertz/Illusion
Subwoofer in box: 8K JBL/Ground Zero/Hertz
Amplifiers: 20K JBLCS 60.4+ GTO 301.1 or JBL 4060 + CS 300.1
Wires (3K) and damping (7K): 10K

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i have just bought a civic. need to upgarde ICE
my max budget is rs.30,000
i want a good quality,clean sound with some thump. i do not hear music at very high volumes but i need good bass along with quality.
i want to retain the stock HU. want to change the speakers+amp+subwoofer/basstube.
brands i prefer are infinity,jbl,rockford fosgate, boston
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i have just bought a civic. need to upgarde ICE
my max budget is rs.30,000
i want a good quality,clean sound with some thump. i do not hear music at very high volumes but i need good bass along with quality.
i want to retain the stock HU. want to change the speakers+amp+subwoofer/basstube.
brands i prefer are infinity,jbl,rockford fosgate, boston
Sanchit, I think your ICE is being discussed on this thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...tup-civic.html

Please do not hijack this thread or post the same query on multiple threads. Thanks.
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i have just bought a civic. need to upgarde ICE
my max budget is rs.30,000
you already have opened another thread.
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