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Old 20th September 2008, 00:16   #1
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Default Esteem Mid Life *ICE* Makeover

i have an esteem mpfi that has gone for a mid life refurbishment and more details about it are in the thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-makeover.html (Esteem Mid Life makeover)

1. should i upgrade to a jbl 10" bass tube if i already have a pioneer 304 sub mounted in a box.. the reason for upgrade will be maybe the fact that i cant find a good enclosure anywhere in the market to put the woofer in. BUDGET: 4K FOR THE SUB OR 1.5K FOR THE BOX

2. wanna get new 6*9s cos the present pioneer 6995's will go in the zen which need a good pair: should i get components or just get jbl 938's or equivalent? BUDGET: 4K FOR THE SPEAKERS OR COMPONENTS.. reason: need more punch but may be sorted out by better sub.. HURRY cos my dealer has showed me the GTO947 JBL's which im tempted to buy.. getting them for Rs. 4800

i DONT wanna upgrade my amp nor make extensive changes.. so pls dont suggest damping and otherwise..

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present config:

pioneer 7950ub hu+ sony 400w made in jap amp .. forgot the model no..

pioneer small door speakers upfront with pioneer tweeters

pioneer 6*9 6995 speakers

pioneer 304 sub in a crappy box

some good cabling but dunno the brand
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You can easily get a good enclosure for a 12" sub in Rs. 1500/-
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tubes suck. get a good box
and if you have a good sub you dont need 6x9's at the rear. in fact , speakers at the rear become entirely optional if you wont be carrying passengers a lot

on the other hand , do try to get some good comps for the front
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bass&trouble: i stay in south mumbai.. where will i get a DECENT enclosure for the sub?


PS: i've tried opera house, lamington road but to no avail
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Well, i would have suggested Opera House or Milan Subway.

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im thinking of exchanging it for a sealed woofer.. any idea how much they cost?
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tubes suck. get a good box
and if you have a good sub you dont need 6x9's at the rear. in fact , speakers at the rear become entirely optional if you wont be carrying passengers a lot

on the other hand , do try to get some good comps for the front
i totally agree. 6 x 9s are only for budget purchases, jack of all trades, bass AND trebble.

id suggest components in the front and components or coaxials at the rear, plus the sub obviously
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Blaupunkt has a 12" sealed box sub which goes for an MRP of 6.5 odd k
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naah chuck that. ill just upgrade my 6*9s to respectable jbls and get a nice enclosure worth 1.5k.. in 6k ill get good upgrade to my coaxial speakers AND the enclosure
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Blaupunkt has a 12" sealed box sub which goes for an MRP of 6.5 odd k
wow. i didnt know that. can you please tell me the model number or name? frankly i didnt expect to find blua enclosure sub for 6-7k. is it DVC?
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i found out today from the original blaupunkt dealer licensed under bosch..
they DO have a sub in an enclosure for 6.5k..
its the basic one in the velocity series rated at 700w peak..
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just found an awesome box for my sub at opera house.
ok one more thing: i'm upgrading my 6x9's from the pioneers to brand new morel pulse 6x9's which im getting for 4.4k....
is that a good choice?????


Morel Loudspeakers - Mobile Audio - Point Source Speakers - Pulse Coax
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they DO have a sub in an enclosure for 6.5k..
At or under that price you should be able to get the JBL 1204B also. There's a new one too, which advertises 1100W peak power. I would prefer one of these to the Blau.

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ok one more thing: i'm upgrading my 6x9's from the pioneers to brand new morel pulse 6x9's which im getting for 4.4k....
is that a good choice?????
How is changing the 6x9 helping your cause? Wouldnt it be better to get comps instead?
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esteem.. so only 4 inch components would fit in the recess of the dashboard.
i dont wanna make any modifications to the door pads thats why..
any suggestions?

reason for upgrading is that the pioneers have gone to my zen just today so have to get something to replace these!
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Frank, I would strongly suggest you get 6.5 inch components for the front.
There would be a very significant difference in your smile level.
Ref:http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/sound-...-begins-2.html
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