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Old 31st May 2009, 05:31   #1
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Lightbulb Need help on budget ICYING

visited a local dealer to enquire a few ICE options for a friends car.
but iam also very willing to get a ampli and a Sub in my car, my upper budget for basic ICE is 10k

here's what dealer suggested, looks like crap to me, please help
in deciding basic ICE.
I already have a Sony HU.
(will use it for now, as ultimately i'll move to let my carputer handle the audio)


Amplifier he suggested was Excite (says its from pricol)
quoted Rs.2850/-
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Cable set @ Rs.650/-
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He suggested Blaupunkt Bass tube @ Rs.3450

please guide me to find the relevant post for budget ICE and if possible pricing too.
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Old 31st May 2009, 09:37   #2
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It sure is crap

the Wiring is fake and so is the amp.
Did Blau make any bass tube?


Whats the budget and what all is required.
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Blaupunkt does make bass tube, i read all over about this.

I posted my upper budget is 10K at the moment.
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the above said wiring cost around 300 buck in chandigarh
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Old 31st May 2009, 11:30   #5
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but its CRAP IMHO,
and thats what i told the shopkeeper but he seems to just sell all crap,
and no idea what improvements can be achieved with good quality cable.
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Old 31st May 2009, 11:40   #6
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I assume your 10K budget is for a Sub+ Amp + cable.
Buy the BOSS wiring kit.
There is a second hand kenwood 2 channel amp for sale on TBhp, check it out.
Go for a JBL CS1204 Sub in enclosure.
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yups i saw the kenwood on Tbhp sale, but don't know what exactly is its MRP and how's the performance.
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pricol is good at making automotive meters. that's it.
anyways, the XCITE looks like a chinese OEM make with a colourful body slapped onto it.
of note is the fact that the BOSS wiring kit has PARTS INCLUDED written all over it.

stay away from both.
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Frank Ji, infact GURU JI, help me finding a solution which can sound good to my ears.

With all the high end Audio seems to be at your fingertips, and with the experience you seem to have,
Iam sure you can suggest one of the best solutions but do consider my
budget.

and yes i agree pricol is a few decades old in meters, but they seem to have come into various things, ampli, car remote security locks etc.
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in 10 k, a pair of speakers, a sub and an amplifier to power them is nigh impossible.

the LEAST you can do is:
JBL GTO607/608 components in front doors= Around 3.5-4k in the grey market
JBL GT5S644/S604 4 channel power amplifier= Around 5k in the grey market
JBL GT5-S12/GT5-12 subwoofer= Around 2.5k in the grey market
Wiring Kit: The most basic one comes up at around Rs. 1000 (decent quality: Powerbass etc.)
RCA's: The Most basic (good quality: MX, etc. NO BOSS please) ones cost about Rs. 450 each, so Rs. 900 for 2
Install: Rs. 1000 (bare minimum)
Enclosure for Sub: Rs. 750 (minimum that should be spent)


Around 14-15k

Mind you, the stuff mentioned above is the best that can be managed at the price level, and if tuned and installed well, will end up sounding quite nice!
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thanks, so if i exclude the front door speakers, this seems to fit my current budget.
can you please also tell brands to look for RCA and Wiring kits.
Iam sure iam not buying from my city now, might visit delhi to shop.
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Blaupunkt dealer search shows the following, all in the Civil Lines area of Allahabad:
* Accessories House
* Dee Motors
* Motor Sales
* Arora Traders

Not sure, but even JBL might have dealers.

Instead of going from pillar to post, try one of these. At least you will be able to get genuine decent stuff rather than dubious ones, and you won't have to go to another town to get it.
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thanks, so if i exclude the front door speakers, this seems to fit my current budget.
can you please also tell brands to look for RCA and Wiring kits.
Iam sure iam not buying from my city now, might visit delhi to shop.


Do you already have rear speakers???
If not, then how will you exclude front speakers? i
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Thanks, I know the Arora Traders, he's a friend of a close friend, will be visiting him tom.
Dee motors is the Hyundai Dealer so there's not as much choices with them as of Arora Traders Blaupunkt Exclusive Showroom.

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Do you already have rear speakers???
If not, then how will you exclude front speakers? i
Yes Already have Blaupunkt 3way speakers for Rear, and they rock.
don't know the exact model they are 3yrs old now.


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so then i would say, skip the sub for now. trust me, when you get the funds, THEN get the sub.
as of now, amplify the fronts (the ones i suggested) and the rear bluapunkts. you will really enjoy the music. amplifying only rears and having no front stage is a recipe for disaster. you will really begin to appreciate your music once you get components upfront!~
then you always have the option of adding a sub when you can buy one.
as i said, 10k is too less for everything.
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