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Old 2nd March 2005, 16:54   #1
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Gus and Gals,

by taking inputs from Team-BHP, I have finally booked Zen LX and now looking for music system, please help me in making right choice

My Needs:

1. CD/MP3 Player
2. Four speakers
3. Better if its branded thro white channel

My budget is around 12K and I am thinking about Sony what do you think about sony systems ??

Also, I am confused on how and where to put rear speakers
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Old 2nd March 2005, 17:17   #2
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U should be purchasing and installing from maruthi show room right?
If u do it outside, your warranty is not valid.

Am I correct?
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U should be purchasing and installing from maruthi show room right?
If u do it outside, your warranty is not valid.

Am I correct?
yes thats what my understanding is :( . At most, I can buy from outside and let Maruti guys install it
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Old 2nd March 2005, 17:35   #4
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I won't think those will be happy to install outside item. Since you are taking Petrol version, they may come down.
I heared Pioneer is best with Sony Speakers.
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u got some options in ur budget, i will leave it for u to decide:

Head Unit~
Pioneer 4650 = 6300 (RCA Cables Top Class, User Friendly)
Sony R330 = 6500 (Better G-Shock{anti-skip} than Pioneer)
many would suggest u to get 5650, but that HU is a waste without a subwoofer. (unless u want to add one in the near future)

Rear Speakers~
Pioneer 6990 5way = 3200 (most of our TBHPians own it, better than any sony speaker)
JBL GTO936 3way = 4000 (even better than the pioneer, deep bass)

Front Speakers~
Sony GF1621X 2way = 1200 (no competition, better than any pioneer or kenwood in this price range)

labour & wiring = 500-1000

setting up the rear speakers is upto u. in your rear tray or custom boxes on the sides. both can be tuned according to ur demands. if u need the rear space, tray is fine or else, i would suggest to put them in boxes.

*if i would be in ur place, i would pick the 4650 with the sony fronts & the JBL rears with custom 6x9 sealed boxes*

hope i could help
good luck (keep us updated & some pics too)
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hi gamer, to Pingme's queries I'd like to add some more of mine...

1. I'm buying a zen too
2. I'll mostly play rock, metal and electronica, but would also at times western classical and ghazals
3. I've been fascinated by a local pub here in delhi playing outstanding 70's and 80's rock. I like their sound a lot, it's loud but not harsh, and the minute acoustic guitar riffs easily come out as heavy lead guitaring and drums. I want similar experience in my car, the sound should be clear even at a reasonably high volume, but i know the constraints applicable in a small car.

Given, this would you make any changes in the suggested set up? Also i'd not mind stretching my budget a bit, but only a reasonable bit

>>*if i would be in ur place, i would pick the 4650 with the sony fronts & the JBL rears with custom 6x9 sealed boxes*

Cheers! Rishi
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hi gamer, to Pingme's queries I'd like to add some more of mine...

1. I'm buying a zen too
2. I'll mostly play rock, metal and electronica, but would also at times western classical and ghazals
3. I've been fascinated by a local pub here in delhi playing outstanding 70's and 80's rock. I like their sound a lot, it's loud but not harsh, and the minute acoustic guitar riffs easily come out as heavy lead guitaring and drums. I want similar experience in my car, the sound should be clear even at a reasonably high volume, but i know the constraints applicable in a small car.

Given, this would you make any changes in the suggested set up? Also i'd not mind stretching my budget a bit, but only a reasonable bit

>>*if i would be in ur place, i would pick the 4650 with the sony fronts & the JBL rears with custom 6x9 sealed boxes*

Cheers! Rishi
ur demands r too high greenh0rn. its really not easy to lissen to so many genres in ur car & all cleanly.
however u gotto give more details like, do u think u need a subwoofer? i can answer the rest od ur questions after u answer me. also till where can u extend ur budget?
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if i were to hazard a guess, i'd say i need a sub. but I am not sure...I am surely not looking to match that pub's sound just the outstanding clarity at a high volume..

And if i were to single out genres, rock and electronica will rule.. and for budget, can u please suggest best set-up for 3 ranges..I'll be sure which range to choose after a while:

1. 12k, 2. 15-16k, 3. 20k
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well rock & electronica is a total contrast but i would suggest u to go for the same setup as mentioned above to pingme, only if u dont want to distort at high volumes, go for a sony 2 channel amp for ur JBL's. u will get double the output by spending extra 3k. i would also suggest pingme to do the same. its a one time investment after all.
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hey green horn....
if you dont mind can i suggest somethin...
go in for
1.a set of components in the front and back.
2. a 4 channel amplifier driving them.
3. a single sub
4. a monoblock for this sub
5. a high end head unit.
cos i have similar listening tastes sometimes a good mltr/kenny rogers or some good house or psychadelic stuff...it pretty much suits all this.
in fact you can ask rudra and psycho they have heard my car.
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sure iceman that' sounds good But how much dough for this setup
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a good pair of components are 7-8k so thats 15k for front and back
amolifiers will cost you another 12k for 2.
the sub ranging from 3-5 k
head unit is pioneer-9k sony-15k alpine-23k
wiring and labour upto you.
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go for Alpine ....its got so many functions and is simply THE BEST
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for 10K
sony r3300+690g+160cx
or
sony r3300+6935+1621
or
JVC500+infinity 652.5+692.5

leave 2K for wires and installation.

for 10K more
sony 500W 4 ch amp+10" or 12" XSL woofer

BTW i have heard the pioneer 6990 and the GTO and the GTO really is a better machine than the 6990.

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ofcourse if you have a bigger budget you can go crazy. i've seen some real big installs including one where the system cost more than the car. serious.

it was a 118NE (in 1989) with a system that at that time cost more than 5L. tara labs speaker wire etc....

alpine makes sense if you have 20K for for HU.

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