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Old 18th September 2007, 10:45   #1
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Dear Team.

I need to get new ICE for my Zen. ( currently has Radio and cassette player and basic speakers which came with car ). I search thread on the T-bhp site and got disappointed after seeing the cost ( 55k, 42k @ 19k), I want to get ice but don’t want to spend to much,, can you guys pzl suggest me :

Good Head unit ( Single Cd/ Mp3 player ) , and shd have Radio
Good Rear and front speaker
Good Amplifier

At cheapest / reasonable price which has good sound quality ?

Thx in Advance,

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Dear Team.

I need to get new ICE for my Zen. ( currently has Radio and cassette player and basic speakers which came with car ). I search thread on the T-bhp site and got disappointed after seeing the cost ( 55k, 42k @ 19k), I want to get ice but don’t want to spend to much,, can you guys pzl suggest me :

Good Head unit ( Single Cd/ Mp3 player ) , and shd have Radio
Good Rear and front speaker
Good Amplifier

At cheapest / reasonable price which has good sound quality ?

Thx in Advance,

Regards,
Jitendra
Well there are a lot of threads realted to this..
chk out this
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...ing-new-q.html

Anyways ...
Here's my audio setup which I had done to my Zen and later fitted into my Honda city
HU - Pioneer 5990IB - 8,000 Rs
Front - JBL GTO 507C components Around 4900 Rs
Rear - JBL GTO 937 around- 4500 Rs
all products are with bill and warranty.

To fit in the components you need to put a spacer in the door.
Rear . Put a MDF plank.
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what is spacer and MDF plank ??? what abt bass ?? and do we really need AMplifier in small car like zen ??

which brand wire shd i use ??
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Hey nicejits, I recently had the ICE setup of my ride upgraded from the OE one. Here's what all I got fitted:

Alpine HU (CDE-9870) - Rs. 8000
Alpine SPS-690A 6x9 3 way speakers in Rear - Rs. 4500
JBL 2 way speakers (CS2104) in front - Rs. 1700

All these are with B&W and the sound is great!


If you are going for a basic audio setup with HU and 4 speakers I guess a 4 gauge wire will do. No need for high end ones like Monster and Audiopolk. Audio gurus please do correct me if I am wrong.
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Hi nicejits. I think your query would be more apt in the ICE section. The thread mentioned by sushrutha above would be a good starting point.
You could perhaps request the mods to shift this thread to the ICE section, where you can get more inputs.
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what is spacer and MDF plank ??? what abt bass ?? and do we really need AMplifier in small car like zen ??

which brand wire shd i use ??
Spacer is a piece of round shaped wood placed between the body panel n the speakers. This is used to hold the speakers properly in position, to avoid the speakers touching the body etc.

MDF plank is also made of wood, rather a very good plywood. These are used to hold the rear speakers , jarring is pretty less with MDF plank when compared to other planks.

Amplifier... It totally depends on an individual. If you want neat , clean music go for an amp. Else good quality speakers will do the job.
I don't have amp in my setup... but planning to up.

Now pls refer to this thread. You'll get loads of info
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...ing-new-q.html
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what is spacer and MDF plank ??? what abt bass ?? and do we really need AMplifier in small car like zen ??

which brand wire shd i use ??
A MDF plank is like a tray that is used to fit in the rear speakers. Spacers are speaker brackets that are used to increase the installation depth of the speakers. I think you would have a nice bass in Zen if you go for good speakers in the rear (like the ones I mentioned in my previous post). But if you are looking for the real boom factor, an amp and sub is needed.
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Good Head unit ( Single Cd/ Mp3 player ) , and shd have Radio
Good Rear and front speaker
Good Amplifier
HU: 5K will get you a Pio 3950 or 4950
Amps: 7K will get you a Pio 6200 or Blau GT 4
Speakers: 7K will get you 2 pair of coax speakers from JBL, Blaupunkt, etc.
total: 19K.

if your budget does not strech that far drop the amplifier.
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HU: 5K will get you a Pio 3950 or 4950
Amps: 7K will get you a Pio 6200 or Blau GT 4
Speakers: 7K will get you 2 pair of coax speakers from JBL, Blaupunkt, etc.
total: 19K.

if your budget does not strech that far drop the amplifier.
+ wiring & install too...
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If you plan to upgrade with a 4 channel amp do get a Hu with 2 pair for preamp outs.

CDE-9870 has only one pre out.
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Budget please first!! This would rather help in suggesting. May be you are looking for something cheaper than all whatss suggested....
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BUdget 10k after strecting 12k..
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Hey there, welcome to ICE. Nice jits you got there.

10-12K? Just get a HU and 4 nice speakers.

Front 5.25" components and rear anything you like. Decent MP3 HU like Pioneer and you're done.

Did I mention that you've got nice jits?
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Hey there, welcome to ICE. Nice jits you got there.

10-12K? Just get a HU and 4 nice speakers.

Front 5.25" components and rear anything you like. Decent MP3 HU like Pioneer and you're done.

Did I mention that you've got nice jits?
Sam, excuse me, what did you say? Nice zits?
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10-12K? Just get a HU and 4 nice speakers....
yeah drop the amp ...see post #8.
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