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Old 10th January 2009, 10:37   #9136
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I thought the GT5-12 was a JBL
You thought correctly, greenie-kuttan, but you haven't read the post correctly, especially in between the lines.
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Old 10th January 2009, 12:05   #9137
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cant a guy have a little pun around here

to the OP, why specifically are you looking for DVC subs ?

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Old 10th January 2009, 13:12   #9138
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cant a guy have a little pun around here

to the OP, why specifically are you looking for DVC subs ?
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PS: you seriously are making me jealous. You have an HU with TA, and cant even figure out how to set the crossovers. My HU is so basic it doesnt even have an LPF , and my amps crossover is fixed at 80 :(
If I say why I was looking for a DVC sub, you might feel even more jealous. . Anyways, I misunderstood that only by connecting a 4+4 ohm DVC sub I can extract the max (360 watts) out of my monoblock. However it looks like I could have very well connected to a 2 ohm SVC sub and the monoblock would have very well put out the 360 watts.

I auditioned the polk momo 2124 DVC sub yesterday and am extremely impressed. It costs around 7k. The alpine swr-1214 DVC, GZ XD-AL, ID12v3 are the other DVC options I had in mind but none are available in Hyderabad (atleast in the places I enquired). Though I could have got it shipped from our team-bhpians, it might be of some trouble incase if something goes wrong with the sub and I might have to probably ship it again for warranty etc.

Anyways I will most probably go for the polk momo 2124 DVC today. For that price point, I find it extremely good. I shall let everyone know about its performance later.

Thanks everyone.

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Old 10th January 2009, 13:20   #9139
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another option would be to use 2 4 ohm subs in parallel. you could have 2 GT5-12's in the back
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Old 10th January 2009, 13:24   #9140
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Thats correct. I could have used another 4 ohm SVC sub. However I was not all that impressed with the GT5-12. In other words I was not getting the SQ from the sub that I wanted. I think adding another GT5-12 would have added more SPL than SQ. I may be incorrect.
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Old 10th January 2009, 13:31   #9141
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even though the sub may cost 7K, and the box 1.5, believe me , the sound depends more on the box than the sub

so make sure the installer know how to design/make a proper enclosure , and doesnt sell it to you claiming it to be a copy of a 20k jbl enclosure

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Old 10th January 2009, 14:12   #9142
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I agree that the sound depends more on the box than the sub. I found hell a lot of difference between the previous basstube and the current sealed box that I am using. I auditioned the polk with the sealed box that I am currently using with the GT5-12 and it sounded absolutely fabulous. Once I zero-in on the sub, I will audition different boxes as well ( few more sealed, vented but definitely not basstube).
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Old 10th January 2009, 15:09   #9143
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within ported boxes as well, the tuning of the port makes a big difference. too loose and it will end up sounding like a tube. with a sealed , the chance of that will be less
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Can anyone tell me the latest price of the Blaupunkt GTW 1200 SUb? or any other cheap decent entry level sub plus approx cost for a decent sealed enclosure?
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Old 11th January 2009, 08:18   #9145
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the price list says 3.75k MRP, but its a free air sub, not sure if its the best candidate for a box install. JBL's and grey market pioneer/kenwoods would also be a good idea
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well as i said, basically no idea about the sub, so if anyone cam suggest some model numbers to look for and approx prices, either grey or with b&w it'll be great, will mostly be picking it from Hamid from Sprocket
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Hey ICE gurus, need help with a basic and repetitive question

I have a Sony CDX-F7700 HU which does not have USB support. I am pretty satisfied with the CD playback quality, however the CD burning task has got boring. Now I want to connect a normal MP3 player (not an IPOD) through the stereo headphone jack of the MP3 player to the AUX-in at the rear of the HU. Do I need a simple RCA to stereo cable to be able to connect or any other specific cable ? How will be the sound quality ?

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Old 12th January 2009, 18:19   #9148
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Use a simple RCA-3.5mm stereo cable to hook up the player to the HU's AUX port (leftmost, from the diagram).

Since we're looking at a generic MP3 player connected to a Sony HU using a generic RCA cable, don't have high expectations.
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Old 12th January 2009, 19:06   #9149
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So I guess I'll be needing a 2RCA-to-stereo cable like this one.
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So I guess I'll be needing a 2RCA-to-stereo cable like this one.
Ya it will work fine, and do select Aux-in from the HU.
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