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Old 28th July 2009, 19:12   #16
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Reverse the connections to one of the speakers. They are wired out of phase right now. Possibly it was so earlier also - maybe you never noticed. The problem must be at the HU end of the connection. Get it done from wherever you got the JBLs fitted. JC Road is not advisable - their interest level is linked with how much business you bring.
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I visited EVO yesterday, for my budget they suggested

HU - Kenwood MP6043U
Front 4" - Hertz DCX100 or BOSTON 5545
Rear - Polk DB690
Rear Parcel Tray (MDF)

@CarsPG - Have you completed your ICE setup, If so please post some pics
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deralte, assuming the ICE was factory fitted, can't believe they screwed up the phase!
If the fault was at the dealer end, it would have been more forgiveable
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I visited EVO yesterday, for my budget they suggested

HU - Kenwood MP6043U
Front 4" - Hertz DCX100 or BOSTON 5545
Rear - Polk DB690
Rear Parcel Tray (MDF)

@CarsPG - Have you completed your ICE setup, If so please post some pics
What are the prices quoted?

Also what were the alternatives for the Kenwood HU (like JVC, Pioneer, etc)?

Any specific reason for Kenwood?

This is more general question,
Also your setup looks without any amp, my concern is, is the power from HUs enough to run good/powerful speakers?
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Old 30th July 2009, 10:35   #20
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HU - Kenwood MP6043U
Front 4" - Hertz DCX100 or BOSTON 5545
Rear - Polk DB690
Rear Parcel Tray (MDF)
Please listen to the speakers (atleast) before you buy. Both Polk and Hertz were too bright for my taste. But my taste might not be what you like.
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Old 30th July 2009, 10:53   #21
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I may go for the Amp in future, I cannot do it now due to 'm' factor.
These are initial proposal, I will check the sound quality before installing
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Old 30th July 2009, 15:51   #22
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... assuming the ICE was factory fitted, can't believe they screwed up the phase! ...
"I got this awesome 14k stereo free from the company" Not GM, it was the dealer, or rather the ICE guy annexed to the dealer! Common mistake, especially when you are in a hurry to take delivery, and the speakers don't give much bass anyhow.

Since most of the cables that come with after-market speakers have pre-crimped lugs - one broad, one narrow - one doesn't make a mistake on the speaker side. At the HU end there is no such 'polarization', and that is where the mistake happens. This mistake never happens if the car is pre-wired, for ICE i.e. harness has speaker cables wired already, since the harness is tested against specs.
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I visited EVO yesterday, for my budget they suggested

HU - Kenwood MP6043U
Front 4" - Hertz DCX100 or BOSTON 5545
Rear - Polk DB690
Rear Parcel Tray (MDF)

@CarsPG - Have you completed your ICE setup, If so please post some pics
I haven't completed it yet! Will post details when I do. Have you finalized your set up yet?
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"I got this awesome 14k stereo free from the company" Not GM, it was the dealer, or rather the ICE guy annexed to the dealer! Common mistake, especially when you are in a hurry to take delivery, and the speakers don't give much bass anyhow.
DerAlte, I was talking about salunkhe.vizz's spark music edition. I thought the ICE came preinstalled
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I haven't completed it yet! Will post details when I do. Have you finalized your set up yet?
I am waiting for my car to arrive, most probably I will go with the above setup.
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Thanks for the update!
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DerAlte, I was talking about salunkhe.vizz's spark music edition. I thought the ICE came preinstalled
For salunkhe.vizz it is pre-installed. Do you think GM keeps "Music Edition" ready in all colors at each depot? Making a normal car "Music Edition" just before delivery makes more operational sense, no? Otherwise, why would the dealer specifically mention "worth 14K"? GM wouldn't have given a separate price.
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For salunkhe.vizz it is pre-installed. Do you think GM keeps "Music Edition" ready in all colors at each depot? Making a normal car "Music Edition" just before delivery makes more operational sense, no? Otherwise, why would the dealer specifically mention "worth 14K"? GM wouldn't have given a separate price.
Oh ok. I was under the impression that all Manufacturer special editions were factory assembled
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Full-package special editions, which include alloy wheels, body decals, ICE etc. are factory assembled, since they are made in a very limited range of colors (most of the time only 1 color), have a longer wait time and usually have a sticker / decal declaring the fact.
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I am using SPARK LT from more than 2 years. I am using Illusion EL4.1 components. These are absolutely terrific. If you are on low budget, power it directly from HU. Later you can drive it using ampliflier.
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