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Old 3rd March 2009, 00:35   #1
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Hi , Gurus need your help for some upgrades . Well i have no knolwedge about brands , i mean which brand s better and why . So i need your help in making me choose the right product . And i am not a rich guy by any means so i will prefer VFM stuff


1. Car -- Current setup in Palio , might shift it to OHC

2 Current setup -- I have Blau VPC 172 competition series components running at fronts , MTX rear speakers co-axials , Hu --- Pioneer 6050
Hifonics 1208 Mono amp , 1 DESI ;D amp 4 channel . 1 JBL sub ..


3 Things i want to buy ....

New 4 channel Amplifer ( Decided JBL 1004e )
New subs that can use the power my Hifonics pumps out .
New components for Fronts

3. Budget:
4 channel amp === 11k
Components or Subs === 16k

I will buy subs or the components right now ,very confused

5. Music preferences === Psy , House, Electro ,hip hop and rock too , though rock very few times .


i hope i am very clear
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Old 3rd March 2009, 09:03   #2
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if you want more bass, just get one more JBL sub OF THE SAME KIND in a similar box, and power from the Hifonics mono.
IF you want a better soundstage upfront, then spend about 12-15k on a good set of components and enjoy!
you can do both, since a jbl sub without bill and warranty costs about 2200-2600.
and a set of components like the illusion electra wil cost about 7k. you will be a happy man! keep the 4-5k odd left for later, for the next installment as a new head unit shuld be the next upgrade, if you plan on making one!!!!!
1004 + electra is a great combination. each makes up for each other's shortcomings and makes for a good powerful front soundstage.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 16:46   #3
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I was planning to shift my current comps to the rear and add new sets of comps at front. I had plans of having better soundstage by having nice set of components .

May be i add a sub later , and are there any other options for 4 channel amplifier ?

Can u tell me some specific model numbers for the comps and the amplifier ?
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I will be installing focal components this weekend. Got a nice deal on it. Will let you know the experience as soon as install is finished.
You may consider ID or Rainbow entry level components. I have ID in my NHC and loving it right now.
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i havent auditioned any components that cost 15-16k (except for my Illusion Luccents, which , unfortunately cannot be procured anymore) so i cant comment! but my luccents are the BEST though :-P
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thanx guys but do you feel i really need 2 component sets in my car ?? one at rear and one at front ??

Components i have in my mind are

1. ID CTX65CS
2. Morel Tempo 6
3. Hertz HSK165
4. Boston Acoustics Pro60

I have no idea about there price range about these sets

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@ superbhikari
Even i have auditioned focals , they are very good but still i wasn't completely satisfied with what them . And many focals are fake these days so beware ;D

And should i buy JBL 1004e only ?? getting it for arund 11900 with bill .
Can u guys get me a better rate ?
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Ankit why don't you audition some systems in Chandigarh.

Some members with good sounding systems in Chandigarh:
Gill
Chirag_Bir
D1ISTHE1
maverick555

Most probably SumitBahl is going to upgrade the ICE in next 2 days. Maybe you can audition his system too.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 23:18   #8
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Ankit why don't you audition some systems in Chandigarh.

Some members with good sounding systems in Chandigarh:
Gill
Chirag_Bir
D1ISTHE1
maverick555

Most probably SumitBahl is going to upgrade the ICE in next 2 days. Maybe you can audition his system too.

Well i will chk there ICE too but everyone has there own preferences also , but still i will try my best to be in contact with them .
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ankit 2 pair of component will a over kill if you want 2 pair then go this way

front's rainbow slx 265
rear's rainbow kx 165

or you can drop the kx165 and shift your old blou component's for time being as mixing 2 different brands are not recommended,you have a budget of 16k for either compo or sub the rainbow slx will cost you somewhere 10k (not sure)check with gunbir,ballance you can buy a sub with the money left bull audio,jbl,gz .

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IMHO you don't need 2 pairs. But as you have Blau already and want to upgrade why not install them in rear or else you can sell them.

Have heard both CTX and HSK. Dude you will pull your hair and i mean it. If i have to decide between both of them i will have to audition them over days and see. They both sound excellent.

Both HSK and CTX are under 16K. HSK last i checked are not available with SSPL.

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thanx guys but do you feel i really need 2 component sets in my car ?? one at rear and one at front ??

Components i have in my mind are

1. ID CTX65CS
2. Morel Tempo 6
3. Hertz HSK165
4. Boston Acoustics Pro60

I have no idea about there price range about these sets

And

@ superbhikari
Even i have auditioned focals , they are very good but still i wasn't completely satisfied with what them . And many focals are fake these days so beware ;D

And should i buy JBL 1004e only ?? getting it for arund 11900 with bill .
Can u guys get me a better rate ?
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Well i will chk there ICE too but everyone has there own preferences also , but still i will try my best to be in contact with them .
You can Audition the following in CHD. PM me you number too and i will see what can be done to get you auditions.
1. ID CTX (not sure if the car is in CHD at the moment)
2. Alpine R Type (not sure if the car is in CHD at the moment)
3. Nakamichi
4. Hertz ESK 165 (2008 Series)
5. Bull Audio (Upcoming Thursday night or next week on Tuesday)
6. Rainbow SAX 265.20
7. JBL Power Series
8. Infinity Kappa
9. JL Audio (not sure if car is in CHD at the moment)
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Well i am ready to sacrifice a sub if i can get a good set in range of 16k ....
Secondly , i wont throw away my Blau components , they are not very bad , they are good .

And any reviews about Morel ??

@ abhibh

I have sent u my number , check your inbox . And where can i get all these stuff from Chandigarh ?? I think i will hit Delhi this time for the setup
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Ankit why don't you audition some systems in Chandigarh.

Some members with good sounding systems in Chandigarh:
Gill
Chirag_Bir
D1ISTHE1
maverick555

Most probably SumitBahl is going to upgrade the ICE in next 2 days. Maybe you can audition his system too.
+1 man

Have personnely heard Chirag's and Maverick's setup. Amazing. And naughty Abhi's not telling about the setup of his own too. He's got a sweeet set of rainbows. Have a go at them too.
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@ bharti22shresth

I know he has set of rainbows ;D , will audition that too . But i dont know why i am so mad about Morels . Sunday will be the day, i will meet most of u .

And i will completely rip off the setup and start from scratch again .
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I will be installing focal components this weekend. Got a nice deal on it. Will let you know the experience as soon as install is finished.
You may consider ID or Rainbow entry level components. I have ID in my NHC and loving it right now.

so you finally buying focals..


how much you paid for it?



@ ankit i would suggest that you go & have a look at focals with SK motors costs around 9k . you can audition my MTX which i really love

Sub you can opt for ID or GZ


JBL 1004 can be arrange for around 10k from chd itself ..

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@ ankit i would suggest that you go & have a look at focals with SK motors costs around 9k . you can audition my MTX which i really love

Sub you can opt for ID or GZ


JBL 1004 can be arrange for around 10k from chd itself ..

Jbl 1004e for 10k with bill n warranty ? which shop ?

I know SK keeps Focals , but the model he keeps is the one i dont like , i auditioned Focals in DELHI , i know they sound very sweet . But the model i like costs arnd 17k ... will let u know the model number soon . And yeah i would love to audtioned MTX too , but i had hard times with my MTX speakers .
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