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Old 3rd October 2006, 21:53   #4486
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can anybody tell me wats the difference between

1) JBL 607c & JBL 6506c

which one is better???are they of same sizE??
Sure. I can. They are both components from the GTO series. GTO607C is a 6" component from the newer, more improved GTO 7 series. GTO6506Ce is from the older, discontinued 6 series.
GTO6506Ce is a 6.5" component set, one that was never officially launched in India. The GTO606Ce was the same set but with a 6" mid-woofer.
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Hey Sam
I have just spent about an hour and three quarters reading your posts and I am so overwhelmed with knowledge that I feel lost
I am gonna be getting a swift later this week.. My budget for a system is 15k.
Could you please please please suggest to me a combination of HU and speakers with the model nos. and everything? ( I am really inclined towards Blaunpunkt... tell me thats a good thing)
Its simple .. I dont want any other advice.. I will go out and hunt only your suggestion in the market..
And if you really think I shud do it.. I will take out another 5 k and file for bankruptcy.
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My budget for a system is 15k.
You might want to read the 'various budgets' (basic ICE - systems at various budgets -10K, 15K, 20K, 25K & 30K) thread which has been compiled by some of the forums ice veterans...
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Mayank, I'm not Sam but Bob's my uncle too. :-)

I dont suppose you have read this sticky
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/car-en...k-25k-30k.html (basic ICE - systems at various budgets -10K, 15K, 20K, 25K & 30K)
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need help on deciding the rear components. ive heard a few but still not sure. i know quite a few people cant recommend their brands. but any suggestions which will be a good buy.
these are for the accent vivas rear.
as mentioned earlier the front is mostly JBL 607 and amp is JBL CS60.4.
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Old 4th October 2006, 11:30   #4491
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I am gonna be getting a swift later this week.. My budget for a system is 15k.
Could you please please please suggest to me a combination of HU and speakers with the model nos. and everything? ( I am really inclined towards Blaunpunkt... tell
Hi there,

The swift accomodates 6" speakers in the front and the rear. I would get a set of 6" components for the front and a 6" coaxial speaker for the rear. Expect to spend between 7 to 8K for these (depending on the brand). I was not too impressed by the Blaupunkt component set.
Blaupunkt HU's are pretty good, but at that price there are other options. One thing blaupunkt wins on is after sales service, they are represented by the grand daddy MICO, well known for their after sales support.
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Hey Sam thanks.. few follow up questions:
1. The 6" components in the front and coaxial in the rear -
1.a Do I need any damping material? I don't want to do that to a new car..
1.b. Which speakers to go for? Are there any speakers in the market of late
that have really caught your attention

2. Tell me the HU i should go for Sam.. I have read about so many that I am very very confused.. I will go with your choice..
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Hey Sam thanks.. few follow up questions:
1. The 6" components in the front and coaxial in the rear -
1.a Do I need any damping material? I don't want to do that to a new car..
1.b. Which speakers to go for? Are there any speakers in the market of late
that have really caught your attention

2. Tell me the HU i should go for Sam.. I have read about so many that I am very very confused.. I will go with your choice..
1.a.No you dont need to damp anything for this setup.
1.b. Very subjective question. It will depend on your tastes. I always prefer a speaker from a specialist company.

2. I think, in your budget, i would opt for a Clarion or (here it comes boys, here it comes) a Pioneer entry level HU. Since you have a preference for Blaupunkt, if you like the way it sounds and can stand the way it looks (German styling, if you can call it styling) then you should get yourself the blaupunkt.
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Thanks Sam..is it a good idea to go for a real good head unit and nice comps in the front (Comps I wud go with JBL.. thats ok with u? )
I could maybe install the rear coaxials later...
Or are the front comps not enough for ppl sitting in the back?
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For your budget you can do this:

Pioneer 5850/6850 HU
Front: JBL Components GTO 607
Rear : JBL 6" co-axials

THis should be managable in 16-17k and you would have pretty decent sounding system. Also later when you have more money, add a decent 4-ch amp to power the speakers. This should cost you around 7k.

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Navin.. I have your article in my favs. bro..without which I wud have been completely ignorant..
thanks raghav..but i wud really have to check if all of that can fit into 16-17k with B&W in blr..
so I have decided on the speakers
Front: JBL Components GTO 607
Rear : JBL 6" co-axials
HU: I remember sam mentioning that the type of music one listens to makes some difference to what he decides so here goes..
I love Percussion and the sound of a guitar (love bass guitar) drumming out each note in a sweet, disctinct manner.. I can't stand heavy metal though new age and soft rock I dont mind..
And then of course, there are always the ballads and the romantic nos. for a monsoon day with my lady sitting next to me..
damn is there anything that I have not covered..
so now wats the final decision on the head unit

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And then of course, there are always the ballads and the romantic nos. for a monsoon day with my lady sitting next to me..
You're really saying all the perfect things.

Look, you want my honest advice? Now that you have already decided on your speakers, get them installed.
Then tell your installer that you'd like to compare 2 or more HU's in the car. Take your own CD. Ask him to "temporary" install the blau (or whatever) and the pioneer etc. Listen to the same track on the same speakers. Buy the one that sounds better to you. Buss.
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sam, some advice for me too. im a little confused with the ICE setup to go for in a friends viva.
needed help on rear speakers. i was thinkin of GTO937 but was told not to go for it as it would need mods. pls help.
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Well, The GTO937 is pretty good for the rear. In case you aren't going to use a woofer, you may find a decent amount of bass whack from the speakers. however if you intend on using a subwoofer in this car, then there's no real need to go for the GTO937, you can go for the stock sized GTO637 instead.
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Hi Vid, I'm Bob (Sam's uncle) so I guess I can butt in here.

The Viva's rear speaker pods dont accept 6x9s. in fact i am told they accept only 4-5" speakers. Besides the Viva is a notchback (like the Octavia) which means it's rear deck is big. Making a big panel stiff enough also makes it heavy so using a MDF rear deck as one can do on a Santro or Accent is not easy.

The best way to get ICE the rear deck of the Viva is to get 2 4" or 5" (as the case might be) speakers in the rear speaker pods and use a small sealed sub in the trunk.

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