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Old 26th August 2005, 13:58   #661
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Can anybody suggest good kenwood model CD player for my new Petra. I am a normal listner with no extras in mind :-) My budget is 6k ~ 8.5k

- Need to play mp3
- Need to play cr-r / Cd-rw discs
- anti skip/anti skid should be there
- should have FM radio.
- 1-2 years warranty is desirable

Also suggest me good speakrs (both for front and rear) for the above combination. total budget should wind up max 15-16k

thx in advance
Let's break your budget up.
For about 5-7k you can get a decent Kenwood or sony. I dunno the model numbers, but I know the Sony sounds good and is available with bill and warranty. As always, we vote against the Sony speakers, there are better at that price range. The kenwood speakers are better by by a hair.
You can get good fronts and rears from Alpine, Blau and JBL that that price. This will depend on your taste and your budget.
To give you an idea, I can tell you that
JBL front 5.25 - GTO526e is Rs 3250/pr
and rear GTO936e is Rs 4750/pr
Thats about your budget.
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yur budgeting makes alot of sense pingmepal.
7k for 4 speakers would really mean about 2.5-3K for the rear and 4-4.5K for the front.
7K for the HU the 1028 is the best fit but if you can strech a bit the 3028 and 228 offer you great VFM
If you ask Sam he'd manage to fit a dinner for you and your GF into this budget as well.

BTW Sam check this out....unrealted but FYI
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-4BucbB4...0&I=700ALP1000
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Sam would you not want nicer speakers in the front and use the rear for fill?
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so are you using the rear for fill and bass as well?
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Sam would you not want nicer speakers in the front and use the rear for fill?
I would prefer nice fronts, but budget permitting. Plus components would be a waste with an entry level head unit.
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true. are the 526e the best coax 5" that JBL makes?
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No. There is a P552. From the power series. Again 2 way co-axial. Costs 6500/-

Then there are various components, so I guess that is the best 5.25 coax from JBL
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Sam/Navin, can you tell me what a Belden speaker cable is used for or how useful it is... Should it be of good use, I can get it from preetam this sunday when I see him... Also if you could point how much it would cost....

Appreciate it..

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Belden is a brand of wires that are very very good indeed.

Belden speaker cable sounds a whole lot better than ordinary speaker cable. You will have to buy it from Naren at JBL Bangalore. 16 gauge about 60bucks and 12 gauge about 200 bucks i think per metre. Pritam will get it put it for you.
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Nahi Sam. i'm just going down to B'lore to get the Alpine HU. I'll see if I can get the Belden wires too. Is it the same as RCA/Monster cables? Which is better....?

Sridhar here in Chennai is getting a guy to do my audio system setup.... I'm from chennai, in case for forgot/didn't know...

Thanks Sam.
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Is it the same as RCA/Monster cables? Which is better....?

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RCA is an american company that doesnt make wires, but they have the worlds most common connector named after them, cos i think they invented it. More from navin lol

Monster cable is an american company that makes wires, just like belden does, but Monster is a marketing phenomenon, while Belden offers better quality cable, often at cheaper prices.

Monster is known by every galli ka kutta but Belden by the discerning few. naren has both Monster and Belden at bangalore, but the 16AWG belden at that price is a MUCH better bet.
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so are you using the rear for fill and bass as well?

Dear Sam/Navin/ Aseem

Now I am Slightly confused.

Basically I have three scenarios finalized for my getz

Pioneer 7750 HU ( I would love to have WMA/AAC and match the HU blue to my Getz)-

Scenarios
1. Front and rear JBL GTO 636e mounted in factory locations as suggested by SAM

2. Front Components JBL GTO 606C and rear JBL 636E ( or shoud I get something cheaper for only fill)

3. Somebody suggested I use the components in back and only coaxials in front. I have no idea how that will sound.


So my question is which is the best setup. - Specailly my question is to Aseem who is using components in front and coaxials in rear.


And ples. do remember no ampliers or bass box/tube purchase plans atleast for next three years( till I repay the car loan)

Thanx a lot.

By the way pls. sugesst any good place in Navi Mumbai or pune to get this done. I will be getting delivery next week.
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Shukriya sam. And so I will get the Belden wire too.... Tx
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Sam, I met sridhar today. I told him that i was planning to get the Belden wires for the speakers but he said that it might not be required since I wasn't going for a sub and those quality wires are mostly required specially for the subs, and that JBl speakers do come with excellent wires for fitment.

Whats your take on this... If your saying that it for sure is needed to make the speakers [compos+ovals] sound excellent, i'm getting them no matter what. Just wanted to cross check once again.

I hope you don't mind... Sorry

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Sam, I know I am bugging you but I am not able to find the battery wire. Do I connect this HU in parallel with the Autocop unit? Please tell me something. I really want to do this myself.
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