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Old 15th February 2008, 15:34   #1
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My dad just handed over his 2005 Optra 1.6 LS to me (anticipated) , which has all an OEM ICE [ 4 Speakers, and a TAPE&Radio ONLY Blau HU ]. "Any idea of anyone who would buy these off me ?"

I desperately need an upgrade and will be off tomorrow to get a Pioneer 7950UB HU (already decided on this). I have no idea of what speakers are in the car right now. I need suggestions for the speakers and a 4ch amp. I would like to power all four speakers from the amp and forget about a sub for now. I'll do fine with co-axials for now.
I will be shuffling between all types of music, so just assume I need an "spl"
setup. I will do the driving and/or be sitting front mostly.

My budget is 16k for the speakers and the amp, HU and wiring and others is seperate. I will try for the sub next month. I hope this is done by tomorrow. Im just stocking up on the 7950.

Thank you for any suggestions
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bump... No replies. I got the 7950 for 9,000 fitted with the stock speakers. Bad SQ.

In order to use the 937 6x9's I need to cut the parcel shelf, which I dont want to do :( What are the solutions for rear speakers in the back doors ? [stock location] Please mention indicative prices.
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Old 18th February 2008, 23:55   #3
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I've got 6x9s on the rear parcel tray. The speakers are installed on a slope, so no cutting involved. The front door takes 6.5"s.
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@shuvd, a few pics would help immensely! "installed on a slope, so no cutting involved" is difficult to visualize, dada.
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Pioneer 7950UB HU (already decided on this).
My budget is 16k for the speakers and the amp
For 16K one options owuld be 4 speakers from JBL's GT5 or Blau GT range mated to a a 4 ch amp from either JBL, Pioneer, Kenwood, or Blaupunkt.

Since you dont have a sub 6x9 in the rear deck are highly recommended.
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@ DerAlte - Sir, its wooden slope like thingys fixed on the tray. Speakers mounted on the wooden thingy. Will try to post a picture ASAP.
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Thanks. "shuvd" I would really appreciate it if you could post some pics as requested.

How much would it cost for the JBL 937 6x9's (grey) for the rear, on a "slope", with all other stuff like MDF.

What comps should I get for the Front ?

After browsing other optra ice setups, I see many references to Rudra's optra ice. I cant find it on the forum. Could anyone paste a link to that thread ?
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After browsing other optra ice setups, I see many references to Rudra's optra ice. I cant find it on the forum. Could anyone paste a link to that thread ?
LBM is you man for this job.

Dolts like me could only come up with Rudraji's Garage
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indiancarpicture-762.html
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After browsing other optra ice setups, I see many references to Rudra's optra ice. I cant find it on the forum. Could anyone paste a link to that thread ?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...ell-tolls.html
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Ah... Thank you. Seems feasible.

Would I rather go in for components in all four doors and leave the parcel tray alone ? Since I guess the stock locations on the doors are 6.5", what components would sound best (~priced best) ?

How good are Sony amps ?
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For now, Please just suggest the front comps.

Can I add just 6.5" co-ax's for now instead of 6x9's on the parcel tray? If yes, then what (model & price) ?
Ill be adding the sub by the next 2 months and wont mind the lack of bass till then. Just the front+rear+amp now.

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BTW: The Pio 7950 doent fit into the stock optra location at all. There are ugly spaces all around it ! :( The installer said he couldn't do anything !! ANY workarounds ?
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How good are Sony amps ?
I would avoid them. JBL is the way to go when on a tight budget ...
Other popular options would be blau, kenwood or pio...

Why dont you do your upgrade in stages ??
Get a good 4 channel amp and good front comps for now and later when budget permits get a sub and rear coaxials/comps ...
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You can put GTO-61/2" Components in the Front and GTO937-6"x9" coaxials in the Rear with a GT5-604 AMP in the boot of your car on the Sidewall.

This set up must sound very decent.

All JBLs
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Thanks. "shuvd" I would really appreciate it if you could post some pics as requested.

How much would it cost for the JBL 937 6x9's (grey) for the rear, on a "slope", with all other stuff like MDF.

What comps should I get for the Front ?
If you're looking at grey market goods, a pair of components (607s?) and 937s should fit in. You'd have to bargain a little though.

The MDF tray that you're getting can be modified a little to suit the requirements (add a little thickness at the back?). Just have it elevated at the back so that the tray is inclined enough.

However, I am not sure of how much the tray is going to rattle if installed this way since it would be mounted only on the corners.
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Ok then, So Ill be doing the front comps+amp now... others later

How much should the following cost ?

JBL 6.5" Comps (suggest something)
JBL GT5-604 or CS60.4 Amp
Intall+wiring

Wont care about damping for now.... will do with the sub.

Thanks,
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