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Old 21st November 2009, 18:04   #9766
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actually someone is shipping to me from US,8200 includes shipping.so is it good HU at his price ? or better options are available in same price range locally ?
So the actual price comes close to 5300 bucks + 3000 for shipping charges?.
What does this shipping charges include?
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Old 21st November 2009, 20:25   #9767
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So the actual price comes close to 5300 bucks + 3000 for shipping charges?.
What does this shipping charges include?

i think 3000 includes, shipping + customs.

so it this HU worth at his price ?

actually other option available is clarion-cz209 in same price range,

Amazon.com: Clarion CZ209 CD/MP3/WMA Receiver with iPod Control and USB Port: Car Electronics

i have no idea as i am new to ICE, locally in jaipur i can get only pio 3190 UB(6800) and alpine cde-100eub(7400) other than sony and JVC HUs.

so any idea which is good in this price range ?

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Old 22nd November 2009, 01:32   #9768
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A friends wants to replace his Infinity Reference 475a amplifier with a JBL GTO-1004e and we were debating if doing so would really be a worthwhile SQ upgrade.

The JBL 1004's specs read -

Signal-to-Noise (dBA) 104dBA
THD 0.02% (rated power at 4 ohms)

The Infinity 475a's specs read -

Signal-to-Noise (dBA) 85 dBA
THD 1% at (rated power at 4 ohms)

The cost of swapping isn't too much (if he sells the old amplifier) and these figures do make the JBL look like a better SQ amplifier.

Whats the verdict - which amp has better SQ? I'd bought the same Infinity amp because he recommended it to me.

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Old 22nd November 2009, 13:26   #9769
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i think 3000 includes, shipping + customs.

so it this HU worth at his price ?

actually other option available is clarion-cz209 in same price range,

Amazon.com: Clarion CZ209 CD/MP3/WMA Receiver with iPod Control and USB Port: Car Electronics

i have no idea as i am new to ICE, locally in jaipur i can get only pio 3190 UB(6800) and alpine cde-100eub(7400) other than sony and JVC HUs.

so any idea which is good in this price range ?

Thanks
This is a quite pretty good HU. So who is sending the HU to you? Confirm whether the 3000 bucks also includes custom duty otherwise the govt. officials who work in the concerned dept. may confiscate it.
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Old 27th November 2009, 18:28   #9770
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Guys

plz suggest me a good 4 Channel amp in the price range of 10 K to 11 K maximum. i can't go beyond that.

From the AMP u specify, I should be able to drive the EL 6.1 front compos as well as DLS 428 rear coaxials.

{ OR }

Drive the front compos EL 6.1 & 12" SUB throuh 4ch AMP & DLS 428 rear coaxials through the HU[ KENWOOD KDC - X693, sourced from US.]

The 4 CH AMP you guys going to specify should easily drive the stuffs i mentioned without any hassle.



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PLZ SPECIFY THE 4 CH AMP [ 2 TO 3 MODELS IN EACH BRAND] SO THAT I COULD BE ABLE TO SWITCH TO ANOTHER IF ONE ISN'T AVAILABLE (As Buying place is trichy ). Plz mention the approx. price in grey as well as B/W..

My idea of brand is

1. KENWOOD
2. BLAUPUNKT
3. ALPINE
4. JBL
5. PIONEER.
6. GROUND ZERO - I wonder if it would be available in TRICHY.

Suggest me ASAP guys, Thanks in advance.
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Hi Friend,
I saw one in my friend's car which is if Kenwood.The sound quality was great.It was crystal clear and akk the 4 channels were working well.I believe that the price he told wa10K.
Have a nice one.
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A friends wants to replace his Infinity Reference 475a amplifier with a JBL GTO-1004e and we were debating if doing so would really be a worthwhile SQ upgrade.

The cost of swapping isn't too much (if he sells the old amplifier) and these figures do make the JBL look like a better SQ amplifier.

Whats the verdict - which amp has better SQ? I'd bought the same Infinity amp because he recommended it to me.
The difference is slight. Unless the swap is free or alomost so dont do it.

The 475 is a bit smoother than the 1004. the 1004 however is more balsy.
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NOTE:

PLZ SPECIFY THE 4 CH AMP [ 2 TO 3 MODELS IN EACH BRAND] SO THAT I COULD BE ABLE TO SWITCH TO ANOTHER IF ONE ISN'T AVAILABLE (As Buying place is trichy ). Plz mention the approx. price in grey as well as B/W..

My idea of brand is

1. KENWOOD
2. BLAUPUNKT
3. ALPINE
4. JBL
5. PIONEER.
6. GROUND ZERO - I wonder if it would be available in TRICHY.

Suggest me ASAP guys, Thanks in advance.
Contact Bass&Trouble for the Ground Zero amp. They are value for money and I have one in my car driving DLS 3way component speakers and a Bull Audio sub.
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Old 1st December 2009, 12:09   #9774
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have been using my 10 year old pioneer cassette player in my car, was thinking to buy a new HU.
Want to have Aux In, USB port and Ipod interface ready with CD/MP3 player.I also might use this HU in my new car when i swap this indica.So please suggest your inputs and also if you can do share the model no,make along with approx pricing for the same.
Thankyou all.
Going tomorrow for this new HU, so please give in your inputs.
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Old 1st December 2009, 13:04   #9775
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Vijay, The cheapest HU with the features you want is the Clarion 785. About 15K. I am told it does not support EU FM tuniing though. So you wont get 91.0 but you will get 92.3

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how about pioneer 4190,is it good too
it has ipod and iphone direct connection with CD-IU50,USB and AUX in.
i guess its somewhere around 7K.
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Gurus.. Namaskar!

This morning, some water (about 1/2 ltr) spilled on the front passenger seats and seeped into car audio amplifier (installed underneath passenger seat). Since then the amplifier is not working.

There is some occassional noise in one of the front speakers even when the unit is switched off. I have unplugged the power lines from battery (after an hour or so).

What to do now?

Its a Kenwood KAC 6404 - 4 channel amplifier feeding GT5 components and CS subwoofer.
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Gurus.. Namaskar!

This morning, some water (about 1/2 ltr) spilled on the front passenger seats and seeped into car audio amplifier (installed underneath passenger seat). Since then the amplifier is not working.

There is some occassional noise in one of the front speakers even when the unit is switched off. I have unplugged the power lines from battery (after an hour or so).

What to do now?

Its a Kenwood KAC 6404 - 4 channel amplifier feeding GT5 components and CS subwoofer.
Take the amplifier out, open the back cover and leave it out in the sun for 4 to 5 hours. You may use a hair dryer too.

Then refit it. If you disconnected the power in time, it will work normally. If not, then you have to take it to a repair shop.
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Take the amplifier out, ......... take it to a repair shop.
Thanks Samji.
I'll do it today itself.
Now I understand how important is ICE in car.
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how about pioneer 4190,is it good too
it has ipod and iphone direct connection with CD-IU50,USB and AUX in.
i guess its somewhere around 7K.
oops I forgot. I thought one of the requirements was 3 pre outs as well.

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Then refit it.
when you refit it, fit it in the boot/trunk. This was it wont be exposed to such damage again.
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