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Old 10th June 2009, 11:22   #9481
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Hello Bhpians,

Is Dubai Duty Free a good place to get speakers, speaker wires, Dynamat Xtreme?

Has someone bought any of these recently?

Any pointers to specific shops would be most helpful.

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Hello Bhpians,

Is Dubai Duty Free a good place to get speakers, speaker wires, Dynamat Xtreme?

Has someone bought any of these recently?

Any pointers to specific shops would be most helpful.

thanks
AFAIK, speakers, speaker wires, Dynamat Xtreme etc are not available at Dubai Duty Free. At least till Sep 2007 they weren't! Unless I missed it out totally.
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AFAIK, speakers, speaker wires, Dynamat Xtreme etc are not available at Dubai Duty Free.
Correct. Dubai Duty free has none of those things. I was there a few weeks ago.
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Thank u....so much.....will the carpenter understand the calculation.....or should i go for some professional???
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Hi Fellas,

I need tips on head unit Pioneer DVH 3190UB.
I made 2 DVDs for my CS.
The head unit supports DivX as my Sony home DVD player.
But DVDs are working good with home DVD player, but throwing an error in head unit, even one DVD I made with mp3s, that also not working with same error.

Please guide, the error something like 9E-ERROR (I will update the exact phrase tomorrow).

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I recently saw a elaborate explaination on how to set gains on amplifiers. As that thread was in Sound Off Show Off section, I am not posting my query there.

I would like to know should we follow the same process to set gains when input sensitivity of the amplifier fall outside the pre out voltage. To be specific, if the pre out voltage is 8 volts and the input sensitivity of the amplifier ends at 4 volts, what should be the approach for setting gains. Same?
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Thank u so much will the carpenter understand the calculation or should i go for some professional???
Here are the internal dimensions of the front and rear compartments of the box (Width x depth x height, in mm and inches; Width left to right as seen from front, depth front to rear):

If sub mounted in front compartment:
Compartment cft liters W mm D mm H mm W in. D in. H in.
Front........... 0.616 17.4 165.1 325.0 325.0 6.30 13.0 13.0
Rear............ 0.904 25.6 242.4 325.0 325.0 9.24 13.0 13.0

If sub mounted in rear compartment:
Compartment cft liters W mm D mm H mm W in. D in. H in.
Front........... 0.566 16.0 151.5 325.0 325.0 5.79 13.0 13.0
Rear............ 0.954 27.0 255.8 325.0 325.0 9.75 13.0 13.0

With this, the carpenter should be able to figure out the cutting dimensions. Use rounding appropriately, i.e. 5.79" can be 6", and 9.24" can be 9-1/2" etc. Most carpenters are OK with fractions but find decimals difficult.

Next: Port dimensions
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I recently saw a elaborate explaination on how to set gains on amplifiers. As that thread was in Sound Off Show Off section, I am not posting my query there.

I would like to know should we follow the same process to set gains when input sensitivity of the amplifier fall outside the pre out voltage. To be specific, if the pre out voltage is 8 volts and the input sensitivity of the amplifier ends at 4 volts, what should be the approach for setting gains. Same?
Request some thoughts on this.
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No difference, except that HU volume setting has to be kept lower to ensure you don't reach a situation where HU preamp output exceeds 4V. If that happens, amp will clip.
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Hey Guys,

I am buying Swift Vxi soon as as a newbie in car audio would like advice on what to go for

1. Your Car: Swift Vxi

2. Your current setup: None

3. Your Budget: 20K Max

4. Do you drive most of the time or is it chauffer driven? Self Driven

5. Your Music preferences (Genres, favorite artists, etc.): Relaxing & Energetic both

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6. Are you ready to sacrifice your boot space/modify door panels? : Boot Space:Yes, Modify Door Panels: No

Thanks in advance
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I have 2 questions:
  1. Why aren't 5 channel amps popular ?
  2. Any 5 channel amps available in India with B+W? If yes, which ones?
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hey gurus need a bit of help, i am planning on buying a used sonata embera AT (as soon as i can find one) which comes with a 6 cd changer that does not play Mp3 from what i have been told, are there any options where i can change the system, did i mention the cd player is a in-dash cd player.
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Hey Guys,

I am buying Swift Vxi soon and as a newbie in car audio would like some advice on what to go for

1. Your Car: Swift Vxi

2. Your current setup: None

3. Your Budget: 20K Max

4. Do you drive most of the time or is it chauffer driven? Self Driven

5. Your Music preferences (Genres, favorite artists, etc.): Relaxing & Energetic both

Additional Information:

6. Are you ready to sacrifice your boot space/modify door panels? : Boot Space:Yes, Modify Door Panels: No

Plus can someone recommend a good place to buy ICE components & get it assembled in Bangalore.

Thanks in advance

Thanks in advance
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I'm no audio guru but have spent a lot of time and effort in recent weeks in my ICE upgrade so thought I'd share my perspective. Here's how I would split it up:
HU: 5k
Front (Components): 4k
Rears (ovals): 3k
Damping: 3k (front doors. on my swift LDI, the damping made a lot of difference to the components' output. cost around 2.5k and provided more improvement to the sound than an incrementally better set of components)
2 channel amp: 3k
Wiring + install: 2k

This comes to 20k and works well if you plan no upgrades later. Ideally, spend an additional 4k-6k and get a better HU, compos and a 4 channel amp now itself. Brands pretty much are a function of budget and taste and I'd suggest listening to a few installs.

Alternately, do it in phases. If you plan to do it in phases, make sure you plan your final system before buying anything. Upgrading individual parts of the install becomes expensive (I ended up with an unplanned HU upgrade, lost 2k in resale of the old one).
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Thanks Jaibir,

Being a newbie, here are few questions which I have in mind,

1) Whats damping & is it necessary?

2) Second, won't I need a sub woofer with the amp?

3) Is 2 speakers better or 4? Plus how should I position them for optimum effect?
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