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Old 21st May 2009, 23:50   #766
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Wow Wow Wow.
Congrats Doc.
Really Glad.
So its back to the normal sub enclosures or using the space on the left and right for it?
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Congrats Frank!Awaiting next set of pics! and tweeter placement pics!
Billion dollar question:-How does it sounds now?
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Congrats Frank! Thanks for the teaser
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contd.

Unnnnhh. Unnnnhhh.
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010659-desktop-resolution.jpg


AAAAAAAAAAH.. It's out
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010660-desktop-resolution.jpg


The 7200MKII with its glorious copper chassis!
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010661-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010662-desktop-resolution.jpg



The MPR-999 Remote stares at the newest member in the family. They are going to mate soon
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010664-desktop-resolution.jpg

It's into the DIN adapter..
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010665-desktop-resolution.jpg



And in it goes!
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010666-desktop-resolution.jpg


Now, we move our attention to the YUMMY subs and the beautiful enclosure.
Screwing on the first of the 2 Luccent Subwoofers!
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010667-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010669-desktop-resolution.jpg

The insides of the enclosure are covered with some sort of foam and damping material to seal the holes made for the connectors!
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010668-desktop-resolution.jpg

Both the HOTTIES are on. With their butts facing us, for added viewing pleasure. Here's some subwoofer PORN!
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010670-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010671-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010672-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010673-desktop-resolution.jpg

The wires are neatly arranged, and the subwoofer enclosure is ready to go into the boot.
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010674-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010675-desktop-resolution.jpg


The 7200MKII is RARING to go!
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010678-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010679-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010680-desktop-resolution.jpg


The disco dandiya colours of the 7200MKII, brought to you by Navratri King, Arpan Divanjee.
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010687-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010688-desktop-resolution.jpg
Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit-p1010689-desktop-resolution.jpg


that's about it on the pics front....... The pictures of the enclosure in the boot and more yummy pictures of the head unit will be taken tomorrow in daylight as the install went on till 6 today and then we had some tuning to do.


Now for the report!

The system has a totally new outlook to it. The Eclipse CD7200MKII with its million configurability options and a lot of sound tweaking features is difficult to use at first, but today, while leaving the car, I was quite sure I will be able to operate the 7200 as well as my Alpine 9887. The menus are confusing and the display sucks totally but it does what it's supposed to do with Elan. And that is, play the host to the other high end equipment and make sure the rest of the members of the setup receive good care. The bluetooth function is nifty but I am currently using a non-bluetooth phone. Hence I tried with Arpan's phone, and then my Dad's phone. Works well.
The USB feature is also fast and it reads files very very fast, even after starting the car. MP3 cds are read fine too. And they sound good, but the Eclipse 7200 is a 'complainer.'
It will find the smallest of faults in the poorly compressed file that MP3 is, and bring it to the fore. Hence pushing you to ditch the format altogether and play some original stuff!
Well, we played Focal, Chesky and Audiophile Recordings disc from Sheffield and it sounded quite orgasmic. Ajay did the TA and some settings on the amp for the gains (which incidentally is on the ZERO position for the Genesis, speaks volumes about the amount of power it makes for the 2 subwoofers!) and we were good to go!

Smooth, nicely detailed and clean sounding is my initial report.
The reason why I haven't done some extended listening is due to the fact that I had passengers in the car today, so didn't pay much attention. But yes, it's MILES ahead of the previous setup! The imaging is absolutely spot-on and time alignment in this head unit is SO accurate, that, while I was tuning the system after reaching home, I could feel like someone is taking a broom and moving the sound around, even with the slightest tweak of the knob. Brilliant. No words!

The highlight for all of us are the Luccent Subs, and the beautiful, subtle punch and the control of the Genesis Amp over them make them the best part of the system. The way they seamlessly blend with the entire system is quite unbelievable, considering there are 2 of them and they can easily overpower the front stage. But they don't get boomy (bah, not even close to it) and they behave like silent spectators until one turns them up. Then, they act as seat massagers.


That's it. Done. Sounds awesome. Meets my expectations.(understatement, it far exceeds them)
LOVE IT. Period.


Thanks to
Ajay Kamath (genius!)
Shafeeq (man-friday, skillful man!)
Arpandiv (chor, cum company for the evening)
Zucchero, for the unending support.
Abhinav, Nishant, Bhagwan..
and the rest of the names I haven't mentioned, since it would be difficult to mention the names of all the people who have supported me and been of great help through this journey. Sob, sob, I am getting emotional.


More pics tomorrow.

Review in a few days to come!

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AWESOME! congrats on the setup and hope you enjoy this for some time to come!
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<Deep Breath> Congrats Doc.
I'm really happy i could be a part of the whole process while being 1000kms away

The Eclipse Sure is a great HU and when you said that it won't make a difference over the Alpine 9887, i thought not to tell you that it would so that you could feel the difference on your own.

Congrats.
A Review from my side coming pretty soon.
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So when are you planning to start a "Frankmehta needs a new HU/Comps/Amp/Sub" thread ?
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congrats dude...like i said time to pop open the bubbly!!
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Great pictures Frank, Now Waiting for the Install Pics!!
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The maal looks great, Frank! Waiting for the install and the pics
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So all the maal has arrived.
Now the wait starts for the install.
thanks guys. love the enthusiasm!!!

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He's off for (probable) installation guys. We should get some updates by EOD.
you're right, i think I left probably around the time you posted this.

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Super MAAL man when is the install happening, Will love to listen to your install next time when i am in Amchi Mumbai. (most probably in june 1st week)

Do post the individual prices of the equipment including the custom tax
I wont be posting prices now, but the bar has been raised. PRETTTTY high. It's officially crossed the cost of the car by a LOONG way. lol~
and you better meet me when you come to Mumbai.


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Wow Wow Wow.
Congrats Doc.
Really Glad.
So its back to the normal sub enclosures or using the space on the left and right for it?
Yes, i got a new sub enclosure. One common one, with a board between the two subs, hence giving them their own personal 'breathing space!'

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Congrats Frank!Awaiting next set of pics! and tweeter placement pics!
Billion dollar question:-How does it sounds now?
tweeter has not been moved. i was more keen on finishing the install today, and will move the tweeters around after a few days of getting used to how this system sounds. will also drop a point on the crossover if i find them a li'l shiny.

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AWESOME! congrats on the setup and hope you enjoy this for some time to come!
thank you pranava. i covet the car you own, and I wish i could fit my equipment into your car. BUT, i have decided to skip the emotion pack when I do buy it, since the Blue and Me is more of a hassle than it is a boon. I have the bluetooth feature in the 7200. Works flawlessly!


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<Deep Breath> Congrats Doc.
I'm really happy i could be a part of the whole process while being 1000kms away

The Eclipse Sure is a great HU and when you said that it won't make a difference over the Alpine 9887, i thought not to tell you that it would so that you could feel the difference on your own.

Congrats.
A Review from my side coming pretty soon.
nice man. love the head unit man.. Your stinger's are visible in the pics .. Noticed??

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So when are you planning to start a "Frankmehta needs a new HU/Comps/Amp/Sub" thread ?
Might open a Fountainheader needs a laat, ghoosa and laafa thread soon. chup oye.
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nice man. love the head unit man.. Your stinger's are visible in the pics .. Noticed??
Noticed.
They will either go to the classifieds / my Honda.

the vRs is getting something different.
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Congrats! it's finally happened. Very neat setup. Looks like the 8V magic is too playing on those amps keeping the gain down.
Can't wait to audition it.
What's the volume of those sub enclosure? One suggestion you can try and use some silicon inside the box around the connectors and all the joints. Will have no leaks at all ever.
Cheers
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Oh By the way.
So you finally got Isobaric. If not double isobaric. Nice Nice. All the more reasons to audition it for long.
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no no abhinav, not isobaric at all. installed in a normal way with the 2 subs on the 2 sides. this is not isobaric.. just that the subs are installed ulta!
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Oh By the way.
So you finally got Isobaric. If not double isobaric. Nice Nice. All the more reasons to audition it for long.
I feel its a normal sealed enclosure with the looks of it. With baffle in between giving the sub their individual chamber / space. More like small enclosure and going Sealed Isobaric cum IB.

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Congrats Frank, Install looks really good. finally the wait is over and now you are listening to some serious equipment. Awaiting a full detail review.

The eclipse UI is irritating, But you will get used it.
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