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Old 20th December 2008, 09:58   #61
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I used to hate traffic jams and absolutely loathed signals. But now I revel in their presence. Because it gives me more time in the car, listening to music ;-)
a translation of that statement means I like driving in the suburbs... Lol.
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Old 20th December 2008, 13:28   #62
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my SQ system can turn into a monster if provoked! that is by turning the bass knob. i looked for the most SPL song i had and played it. mind you the subwoofer levels in the HU were still set to 0! the Rockford Fosgate is fabulous! this kind of music is very tiring, but playing it for a few minutes highlights the versatility of the system



PS: and this is NOT the kind of music i listen to everyday.. lol!

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there were a lot of fellow Team Bhpians who were thinking about putting an end to my Hermitgiri, by offering their sister's or daughter's hand in marriage to me. And now..look what you've done.
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your status as a senior bhpian will change to that of senior citizen but you still wont get married! saala hermitgiri kabhi nahi jaayega!
I thought the hermit was already "spoken for".
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I thought the hermit was already "spoken for".
Hi Navin,

You are referring to Ajay, Frankie is talking about the Hermit


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Looks good.
Can we have the price breakup please.
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I shall go home tonight and try to muster up the courage to add up the bills. I'm driving right now, and my fingers are already trembling, thinking about the final cost!
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here's the break up of costs. many things may have been 'outsourced' hence the significantly lower costs.

PS: if i have forgotten to include anything please let me know!

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I shall go home tonight and try to muster up the courage to add up the bills. I'm driving right now, and my fingers are already trembling, thinking about the final cost!
The bills should equate to happiness only.Man.Enjoy your self for now
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The breakup of costs for the components is like this:

Head Unit: Alpine CDA-9887
Rs. 13500/- (second-hand: Zuchhero paaji)


Speakers:
Front: Illusion Audio Electra EL 6.1 Component System
Rs. 6990/-

Rear: Ground Zero MK2 6”x9” coaxials
Rs. 4950/-

Subwoofer: Ground Zero MK2 Titanium Series 12” in Sealed Sanen Acoustics Enclosure
Rs. 5490/-+ Rs. 2000/-= Rs. 7490

Amplifiers:
Components and Rear Fills: JBL 75.4 4 Channel Power Amplifier
Rs. 6000/- (second-hand: Jesal)

Subwoofer: Rockford Fosgate Punch 325.2 2 Channel Power Amplifier
Rs. 5300/- (USA- Crutchfield.com)


Wiring:
Illusion Audio 16AWG Reference Series Cabling
Rs. 1050/- *2= Rs. 2100/-


Twister Amplifier Wiring Kit
Rs. 1750/-

Polycab 2GA 6 Mtrs Power Cabling(36 sq. mm)
Rs. 170/- per meter*6= Rs. 1020/-

Boss Audio Wiring
Rs. 350/- (for one RCA for the Rear Ovals)

Ichibahn Fuse and Holder
Rs. 450/-+ Rs. 350/-= Rs. 800


Installation and Damping: EXTRA. (about Rs. 7000/- for 3-4 times of change of equipment over the 2-3 years)
work was done in many stages, so very difficult to arrive at the final amount.
The front doors have been damped, and the boot doesn't require any damping, as I do not pump up the dB levels very often. And when i do, the vibration of the boot and the other car panels add to the drama

Final Cost: Rs. 57250/- (approximately)

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Just one question.. I wanted to know how much of an effect having the windows down has on the overall sound quality of the midbasses.. my question to the gurus is, will the glass, when it is down cause the sound to disperse in various directions INSIDE the doorpads, as opposed to the otherwise damped atmosphere that they have around them??? If you haven't understood my question ill rephrase it..

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any speaker's response will change when the enviroment is changed. by opening the windows you not only change teh volume of the box the speaker is in but also the voume of air the speaker is working into. What is most noticeable when you roll the windows down is a loss of bass other effects (a smearing in the midrange, some narrow but severe peaks and valleys in the freq response, etc..) are less noticeable.
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very well put.. thats the reason, why peculiarly, i feel the tweeters become more prominent as soon as i roll down the windows.
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One more question.. Ive been strictly instructed not to play music in my car when the engine is off. I understand the load on the battery and stuff, but is half an hour at moderate volumes with the key on acc position ok?? half a turn more would invoke the lights around the odo. That's what I mean by acc. Plz comment on this. Also, since there are 2 amps and quite a few other components, I get worried playing it for long. But having a girlfriend means long waits below the building and listening to music with the car on is criminal!
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Also, since there are 2 amps and quite a few!
Don't worry! Nothing happens with sub level (at remote bass knob) up at 1/4th level and a moderate volume level on your HU even when engine is off. Atleast I've been doing it for quite sometime now, while waiting for my girl. (no I dont mean my wife )
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One more question.. Ive been strictly instructed not to play music in my car when the engine is off. I understand the load on the battery and stuff, but is half an hour at moderate volumes with the key on acc position ok?? half a turn more would invoke the lights around the odo. That's what I mean by acc. Plz comment on this. Also, since there are 2 amps and quite a few other components, I get worried playing it for long. But having a girlfriend means long waits below the building and listening to music with the car on is criminal!
if you listening at normal volume and no boom boom of sub ... you can listen up to 1 hour of music without thinking to push start your car

but it's still prefer to not to play music in standing car and do remember to switch off your equipments to off when you start the car..


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