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Old 15th December 2007, 12:40   #181
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Default JBL GT5 Series for Tata Safari 2.2 VTT EX

I am planning to upgrade my current ICE setup in Safari 2.2 EX. The current setup (company fitted) is:
HU: Blaupunkt Monte Carlo MP3
Speakers: Unbranded (both on front & rear Doors) + Tweeters

Reason for Change: Bass too bloomy on mid to high volumes (15+)

The set-up I have opted is:

Article Make Cost
  • Head Unit Pioneer - 6950 2,000.0 (Replacement Cost)
  • Amplifier JBL - GT5-A604 7,200.0
  • Front Components JBL - GT5-650C 4,500.0
  • Rear Door 6" NIL
  • Rear Ovals JBL - GT5-963 3,500.0
  • Sub-woofer JBL - GT5-12 4,500.0
  • Wiring 1,000.0
  • Total22,700.0
Please advise if this seems suitable.
  • Amp will be available by next week (Checked with Sahil Intl).
  • Front Comps and Subwoofer - to be driven by Amp
  • Rear Oval to be driven by HU.
Advise if I really need to change HU?
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i dont think the components will be here till feb. or was that the monoblocks?

edit - was the monoblocks. sorry.

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i dont think the components will be here till feb. or was that the monoblocks?

that was the monoblock and comps are available
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hello everyone..

i am looking for a gt5 604 amplifier.. i wanted to know what would be a good price for it in delhi..

everyone throw in their prices... since mrp is 8000.. i bet we can get it for less.. with bill n warranty,,

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hey sam

whats the mrp for the gt5 -1004 amplifier. ?cheers:

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Why don't companies advertise the MRPs on their websites? JBL is only one such company, but really this is a norm in India for some odd reason.
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everyone throw in their prices... since mrp is 8000.. i bet we can get it for less.. with bill n warranty,,
I don't see any big discounts on new products, actually. Do let us know what is the best price you get. I would be most interested.
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I don't see any big discounts on new products, actually. Do let us know what is the best price you get. I would be most interested.
well im gettin it for 7100. gonna pick it up in a week.
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Why don't companies advertise the MRPs on their websites? JBL is only one such company, but really this is a norm in India for some odd reason.
Actually JBL prices are available on jbl.rediff.com
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^true, but only for an incomplete listing. Anyway, that's not important. I am not criticizing here. I am genuinely asking why do most companies not publish their MRPs online?
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=============== Off Topic==============

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^true, but only for an incomplete listing. Anyway, that's not important. I am not criticizing here. I am genuinely asking why do most companies not publish their MRPs online?
Quoting prices in your ads is not very good marketing (in most cases).

You can't give all the info without getting the customer to call you (or visit your showroom) once can you? Especially when your ad-space is limited and when you really can't say all that you want to about the product in that limited space. The (potential) customer would use the price quoted in the ad, and the (naturally not complete) info available in the ad to take a decision. BAD!

Quoting price in an ad could work in the case of completely/mostly standardized products, but in the case of consumer products, it is just bad marketing savvy. And in the case of consumer products where subjectivity (of the degree of the benefit from the product) is involved, it is plain suicide.

This does change a bit in the case of a website, but then again a website is your shop too right? You can give all the info you want on a website (no space or media limitation -- as in you can add sound & video too), and get the customer to buy the item right away (though you cant get him to touch and feel the product).

I wouldn't put the price of the stuff I sell in my ads. I learnt this the hard way too

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I wouldn't put the price of the stuff I sell in my ads. I learnt this the hard way too
Continuing with the O/T trend... hydra chetta, arent you a doc ?
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^ hydra, that would make sense in a world with educated salesmen. Most, in the case of car audio are not. So you don't get any information from the salesmen apart from "yeh to ji best hai, yeh lagva do aap." The amusing part is that if you have read the product information on the website, then you may end up in a situation where you know more than the salesman! (which is great if they are trying to cheat you). The way I see it is that the more aware the consumer is, the more empowered he is. And price is just information.

I can understand if say Speaker X has a MRP of Rs. 4990, but you can get in with B&W on the street for 4200, then the manufacturer doesn't want to lose the customer who wants to spend Rs. 4500 maximum. But a simple disclaimer of "These are maximum prices, and retail prices at dealerships may be less" would be a possible solution.
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"These are maximum prices, and retail prices at dealerships may be less"
A quote like this would affect those sellers who would want to sell at MRP though that is beneficial for the buyer, the dealer may not stock such products where he has to forcibly give discounts..

I think this is way to OT on this thread.
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Default JBL GT5 Advise please

Guys,

I got delivery of my Palio SLX today. I had the following ICE setup in mind:

Alpine 9883 HU
GT5 500C for the front
GT5 502/652 for the rear

The vendor I spoke to tells me that I do not need an Amp for this setup. However, read through all the ICE discussions here, I feel I will need atleast a 2 channel Amp to power the front compos.

Please advise.

Thanks,
Rajan
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