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Old 19th June 2009, 22:08   #856
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sorry people. i havent abandoned the thread or something.. lol.
it's just that I have started college and I am finally doing what I am supposed to do now hence not got the time to take photos and post them!!
ghpk: lol. that comment made me GET UP, pick up the camera, take the key and leave STRAIGHTAWAY to take photos!
here goes!
a lot of them, so if you get tired of seeing them, dont tell me I didn't warn you!!
there's a video too!


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Old 19th June 2009, 22:42   #857
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The HU looks awesome.
Love the way faceplate slides down on ejecting the CD.
CHeers!
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thank you!!
remember to click on the HD button once the video starts playing!!
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Old 19th June 2009, 22:59   #859
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Thanks frank ji, the pics of HU are amazing.
I wish i could fly down to mumbai for audition, cause train take 22 hours and i cant be offline that long due to my online business.

but certainly you are on TOP of the list whom iam gonna bug whenever i am around next, I hope you'll alow me :-)
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come on man! dont flatter me.. there's a lot of people who have better equipment ;-)
anyways, you are always welcome to come and audition my system whenever you come down. do it soon. thanks for the compliments
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I think that centre console has been opened for 378 times?

Nice camera bro
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Frank, I think we need to report your thread for containing blue films and ICE-porn. Next we will expect to find pole dancing in your car.

PS: At least get one of those jhinchak gold-plated China-made tissue boxes, that pink box is terribly out of place - it is making your Eclipse look like a Sony
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I think that centre console has been opened for 378 times?

Nice camera bro
thank you shreyas. yea, i was just thinking, the camera flash has made the interior look SO embarrassingly old and tattered. it looks much better in person though. but yes, the console has been opened atleast 50 times, and I dunno how many more times this car will have to bear my skittish behaviour
BTW a new car is on the anvil, but not in the next 2-3 months. recession HAD to catch up with me sometime soon!

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Frank, I think we need to report your thread for containing blue films and ICE-porn. Next we will expect to find pole dancing in your car.

PS: At least get one of those jhinchak gold-plated China-made tissue boxes, that pink box is terribly out of place - it is making your Eclipse look like a Sony
Oh, trust me, this IS like porn. Looks good on screen, but when you are actually down to the real thing, the porn feels like a cheap rip-off!

i looooove the way it sounds, and I wish you could come down to Mumbai and give your vishesh tippani for any sort of fine tuning that might have to go into making this damn thing even better!!

yes, the tissue box (red in colour, but pinked out by the flash: i would die rather than have a PINK tissue box in my car) is out of place, but where there is porn, there have to be tissues also nooo???
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apologies for reviving this 'old' thread.
My ICE was on a hiatus for the better part of the month, since one of the tweeters (left side) had been disconnected from the crossover, and I promised myself i wouldnt listen to music till it was fixed, since one tweeter would make it sound unbalanced; akin to being deaf in one ear!
Try as I might, I couldn't control myself from listening to music in my car, and I must say, one tweeter made the experience slightly........... irritating as expected. What I hadn't factored was that everything was sounding dead and the otherwise lively sounding Illusions lost their bite. The right side had the tweeter and the midbass firing, but the left side had only the midbass play.
Cut to today, and my tweeter has been connected.
LIFE HAS CHANGED, again! And how!
One tweeter made SUCH a big difference! My imaging is back, so is the liveliness, and so is the crispness of the vocals, and impeccable reproduction of vocals.
The Vocalist sings like he/she is in the centre of the windscreen just near the windshield washers, and I can actually pinpoint the exact location with the help of a laser pointer (ok, I got carried away. EXAGGERATING)
An example of this is the fact that I had a friend over for a demo and he was actually moving his head to the centre of the windscreen to see where the speaker was mounted (i was smiling like a kid when he did that!)
I don't know if this has been mentioned earlier by me, but on good recordings (original A-cds), the bass is so well integrated and tight, that it feels like its playing from the top of my centre console. Everyone dies for imaging like this, and I stress the fact that I have not heard such tight, controlled bass, so well directed! The only issue is that the slightest of flaws in recording are highlighted by the Eclipse. And that is not always a good thing. Some recordings just sound poor, since they have been recorded badly.
Yes, so coming back to the reason why I have updated this thread. Simple! There are no upgrades! I wanted to drive home the point, that all this chopping and changing that I did for the last 9 months has now ceased. Partly due to the fact that Dental college now takes most of my time. But mostly because of the reason that I am happy. So happy that I can actually get lost (on the road I have been travelling daily since years!) listening to music.
The music still gives me goosebumps and some parts of songs still make the hair on my back stand up. I love how this system sounds. Period.

I appreciate the advice given by all the gurus and other members on team-bhp, and every time I hear a marvellous musical piece, I have this silly grin on my face, after which I thank team-bhp for giving me the advice and suggestions that helped build this system piece by piece.

A couple of brickbats:
-The Eclipse user interface
-The Eclipse Bluetooth loses connection with my E63 bluetooth, but works flawlessly with older Nokia phones and other brands.
-The USB Drive still doesn't list full tracknames in the LIST function.
-Didn't find the Pause button in the manual, but finally managed to locate it on DIYMA. YES, there IS a pause button!
-The left has started rattling again. Seems like some areas need some more damping.


JUSt want to stress on the fact: If you like something, DO NOT change it. I wont. (Maybe a new set of higher end components, but not for the timebeing! ;-)
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The Vocalist sings like he/she is in the centre of the windscreen just near the windshield washers, and I can actually pinpoint the exact location with the help of a laser pointer (ok, I got carried away. EXAGGERATING)

, the bass is so well integrated and tight, that it feels like its playing from the top of my centre console. Everyone dies for imaging like this, and I stress the fact that I have not heard such tight, controlled bass, so well directed!
I completely agree. The vocals and the midbass is really clean and tight for the comps you have. I suppose this is all thanks to the DLS and Eclipse combo working very well in conjunction. I wonder what it would be like if you get in the higher end combs. But, after auditioning it all I can say it sounds perfect.
Bravo Franky

By the way when are we catching up? would like to listen to your setup again.
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thank you so much for those kind words abhishek.
i think you SHOULD listen to the setup again, since the amp is fully burned in and the midbasses too have gotten their fair share of breaking in. Lets meet soon. Your car is also going to be ready soon. What a pleasure it shall be!
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JUSt want to stress on the fact: If you like something, DO NOT change it. I wont. (Maybe a new set of higher end components, but not for the timebeing! ;-)
LOL time will tell
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heheh. techno, i have NO money. more importantly there is no time to research now. :-(
otherwise i would have gone active by now, and maybe gone for a newer set of components.
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The Vocalist sings like he/she is in the centre of the windscreen just near the windshield washers, and I can actually pinpoint the exact location with the help of a laser pointer (ok, I got carried away. EXAGGERATING)
Doc, you could have said- even with my eyes closed, I can pinpoint every single tooth of singer and pluck them one by one if required!
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PS: At least get one of those jhinchak gold-plated China-made tissue boxes, that pink box is terribly out of place - it is making your Eclipse look like a Sony
Actually what I noticed was that Frank had upgrdaded the Accelerator and Cltuch pedals on the car but left the brake pedal stock - apparently (one can assume that) Frank does not have much use for the brake! :-)

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Doc, you could have said- even with my eyes closed, I can pinpoint every single tooth of singer and pluck them one by one if required!
Hey, Frank is the dentist here.
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