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Old 7th August 2007, 16:30   #6811
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I am thinking of picking the Clarion FB276BT from S'pore. Getting a quote for about INR 8700 with B&W. Which I think is a good price for it considering that it comes with a integrated bluetooth module and a separate mic which allows you to use your phone through the ICE. It suits my use too as I will be using only my iPod to play music apart from using the tuner for FM. I have a couple of concerns on which I need your expertise and help
- in the specs it just mentions 2V/2 Channel pre-out.
- does this mean that I get only one pre-out?
- if that is the case then is this enough for me to have a good ICE Setup with compos in the front and SUB powered by an AMP
- Can a good system be suggested; budget 15K for amp, compos and sub
It has 1 pair of pre out. That usually mean that only the sub can be powered by the amp. however you can use a speaker level to line level converter if you want to use an amplifier for the front as well.

a good amp (7K), components (7K) and sub (7K) would cost you about 20-21k without wires, damping or install.
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@Navin, thank you for the prompt reply.

One more quick question the FB276BT has a built in 50W x 4 Channel Amplifier. Would that be sufficient to power a good compo like the JBL GTO series or the Blau Thx series??
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One more quick question the FB276BT has a built in 50W x 4 Channel Amplifier. Would that be sufficient to power a good compo like the JBL GTO series or the Blau Thx series??
Every HU comes with a built in amp. The rating of 50W x 4 should be the peak ratings and RMS readings would be around 18-20W x 4. Which means the compos will not be able to put out their good potential capabilities when powered from it.
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Old 7th August 2007, 17:53   #6814
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@Navin, thank you for the prompt reply.

One more quick question the FB276BT has a built in 50W x 4 Channel Amplifier. Would that be sufficient to power a good compo like the JBL GTO series or the Blau Thx series??
the HU amp is not 50 x 4 . it is in order of 15-20 watts with loads of distortion in it. If you plan to play it loud then go for a amp else HU amp is fine.
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Old 7th August 2007, 18:05   #6815
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Thank you speedzak and LBM.

as Navin pointed out Since I have only one Pre-out, I could use a speaker to line level convertor to power the amp for the compos too. How badly will audio clarity suffer if I do this? Or is this not very lossy?

Also how bad is it a choice to go in for a single pre-out HU. I dont mind going in for a different alpine/clarion HU with 3 pre-outs. But I chose the FB276BT for the features (BT integrated in to the HU and comes with an external mic) also iPod direct control. But I like to listen to good clean music, hence dont mind sacrificing on the features.

Some more help please!

Thank You.
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no pop? you mean to say that when you connected the battery to the woofer the cone did NOT move?
Ouch! that does man that your speaker is damanged. You now need a multimeter to make sure.
Since I couldnt find a multimeter (or having no idea what to do with a multimeter) a couple of days back I gave my sub for repair at Harman showroom.
A few minutes back got a call from the service guys confirming a dry solder problem and I gave a go ahead to fix the same.
The sub shall be back with me within 4 days.
Shall keep you posted.
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Also how bad is it a choice to go in for a single pre-out HU..
it all depends how loud you like to play.
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Old 7th August 2007, 23:35   #6818
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One of the best in this business is Gunbir. PM him.
A pair of these are on their way to you...

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Shipping free stuff !!!!! I like that... Ill PM you my address too.......... and do i need to give you my list tooo...hmmmm...one lrx to go please...
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A pair of these are on their way to you...

They look beautiful. Thank you, Sir.
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I just checked.No loose contacts.
HU's internal amp is gone. :(
Now,Would the output come from RCA connects if the HU's internal amp doesn't work??
Yes .
Navin, there is no signal from the RCA connects either. :(
What do u think??
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A pair of these are on their way to you...

I'll have a pair of those hoop ear-rings in silver please.
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I'll have a pair of those hoop ear-rings in silver please.
I have silver ones but made in Aluminum..


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Is there a better way to cut off metal from a car door to fit component speakers than use of a hammer & chisel? Thanks in advance.
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Is there a better way to cut off metal from a car door to fit component speakers than use of a hammer & chisel? Thanks in advance.
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