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Old 15th February 2011, 17:11   #10711
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Help Guru's!!! I'm getting my Vista delivered on Friday.I have a Pio-3390 HU.I in a dilemma whether to go for all door speakers or MDF setup at the rear!If i can get decent bass from door speakers,that what i will stick to.I like good quality with decent bass and not the boom boom types like in sub's.I believe the vista doors can hold only 4"ers which is no good either.My budget would be around 7-8k max.Any suggestions on models/makes will be really helpful.

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Old 15th February 2011, 17:17   #10712
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Help Guru's!!! I'm getting my Vista delivered on Friday.I have a Pio-3390 HU.I in a dilemma whether to go for all door speakers or MDF setup at the rear!If i can get decent bass from door speakers,that what i will stick to.I like good quality with decent bass and not the boom boom types like in sub's.I believe the vista doors can hold only 4"ers which is no good either.My budget would be around 7-8k max.Any suggestions on models/makes will be really helpful.
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Rear co-axials on a strong MDF set up would always sound better than ones fixed on rear passenger door set-up.

Get a good co-axial from JBL/Polk/Infinity which will cost between 4K-6K

And, 2K for regular front door speakers (which actually dont mean much) unless its a component system. Therefore, your main soundstage will be from the rear.
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Old 15th February 2011, 20:12   #10713
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Rear co-axials on a strong MDF set up would always sound better than ones fixed on rear passenger door set-up.

Get a good co-axial from JBL/Polk/Infinity which will cost between 4K-6K

And, 2K for regular front door speakers (which actually dont mean much) unless its a component system. Therefore, your main soundstage will be from the rear.
Mobike008-Thanks for the inputs.A you aid MDF seems the way to go.I am being offered JBL-948'S/BOston speakers @ Rs.4400/4500 respectively.

Which among these two is better?Is it true that JBL nowadays doesn't offer the same quality as it used to be!
As for the front,looks like i dont have any other options apart from the standard 4" without component.The pioneers/bostons at the front cost Rs1200/1390.
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Mashmash, even if you are not using 4-channels. Its always best to invest in a 4-channel amp than 2-channel considering not much difference in pricing.

Those extra 2-channels may come handy when you perhaps add a woofer in future.

Btw, IMO, Sony brand is generally frowned upon when it comes to ICE.
Yes, that is a good thought. Option for a Sub in future.

I would agree on the Sony part. I have a full Sony setup in our other car. Its sounds good till the moment you listen to Pioneer or JBL or better. Its more like a compromised all rounder.

I have a feeling the JBL 644 would soon be driving the RFs in my car. Should I be having a different feeling?

PS: I love my Sony 32" EX500 and Sony Hifi at home.

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Mobike008-Thanks for the inputs.A you aid MDF seems the way to go.I am being offered JBL-948'S/BOston speakers @ Rs.4400/4500 respectively.

Which among these two is better?Is it true that JBL nowadays doesn't offer the same quality as it used to be!
As for the front,looks like i dont have any other options apart from the standard 4" without component.The pioneers/bostons at the front cost Rs1200/1390.
I have never heard Bostons. But, have JBL ( personal favorite), Infinity and Polk

You can listen to a few and decide what sounds better. Most of these speakers are slightly on brighter side but, can be toned down later on.

Stick to same brand concept for rear and front speakers.

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I have a feeling the JBL 644 would soon be driving the RFs in my car. Should I be having a different feeling?

PS: I love my Sony 32" EX500 and Sony Hifi at home.

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Absolutely. If you were using a sony ICE and then install a JBL. You will see a world of difference

Btw, the only Sony product that I like are the LCD's especially now their pricing has come down on par with samsungs of this world.
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Absolutely. If you were using a sony ICE and then install a JBL. You will see a world of difference

Btw, the only Sony product that I like are the LCD's especially now their pricing has come down on par with samsungs of this world.
All Sony setup is in Xeta used by Dad in Vizag. My Esteem has a Pioneer 4190SD HU with Rockford Fosgates front and rear. Hope the combination proves to be good. Planning to get the amp this Sunday.

Oh yes, Sony LCDs are right up there. Infact this month's What HiFi magazine rated Sony EX500 5 stars, placed it second to Panasonic costing around 62k. There were models from Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Philips and Sharp.

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Old 17th February 2011, 12:37   #10717
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Wow, this thread is now 715 pages long. My question is probably answered somewhere in this thread, but the search results did not help me much.

Basic questions:

I plan to install a roof-mounted LCD screen so that my son can watch movies sitting at the back seat (that should keep him glued to his child car seat).

(Note that I have still not finalized on the new car, but that could be a discussion topic for a different thread - hinting towards Figo at the moment, though)

Can someone recommend me a brand/ model along with cost?
Are there some special requirements that the car needs to meet for me to fit this system? e.g. OEM music system should have certain input/ output connectors?
Will this fitting be done by car accessories guys? How much do they charge for it?
Does this require cutting wires or any other changes in the car interiors? Will this void warranty of car in general?
Will this LCD system cause rattles in the car?
If I need to play movies from a USB pen drive, what extra things would i require?

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Old 22nd February 2011, 19:11   #10718
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Hi,

I have recently bought a Manza Aqua (base model); it is fitted with a OEM HU, 2 tweeters on the dash and 4 5-inches speakers on all doors. The speakers are understandably not very good and sound quality is just about passable.

Please suggest what can I do to improve it. I don't want to install an amp and sub-woofer and don't want to change the HU. I am thinking of having 5" components in the front door (will they be any good without an amp) and 6*9 co-axials in the rear tray.

For tray-speakers, will I have to disconnect the rear-door speakers and connect the tray ones with that wire, or is there any other way.

And please suggest some good 5" components and 6*9 coaxials.

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Old 23rd February 2011, 11:10   #10719
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I plan to install a roof-mounted LCD screen so that my son can watch movies sitting at the back seat (that should keep him glued to his child car seat).

Can someone recommend me a brand/ model along with cost?
Are there some special requirements that the car needs to meet for me to fit this system?

Does this require cutting wires or any other changes in the car interiors? Will this void warranty of car in general? Will this LCD system cause rattles in the car?
1. Watching movies in a car can cause severe eye strain if you are driving on bumpy pot holed roads.

2. Headrest mounted LCD screens (usually under 7") will rattle less than a roof mounted unit and will more in line of sight of a baby in car seat but cannot be enjoyed by more thna one person. So often a pair of headrest mounted screens are used.

3. If you use propoer harnesses all warranties should be valid.

Some Models: JVC 835/6, Pioneer 4350 etc...
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Old 23rd February 2011, 14:20   #10720
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Hi,

I have recently bought a Manza Aqua (base model); it is fitted with a OEM HU, 2 tweeters on the dash and 4 5-inches speakers on all doors. The speakers are understandably not very good and sound quality is just about passable.

Please suggest what can I do to improve it. I don't want to install an amp and sub-woofer and don't want to change the HU. I am thinking of having 5" components in the front door (will they be any good without an amp) and 6*9 co-axials in the rear tray.

For tray-speakers, will I have to disconnect the rear-door speakers and connect the tray ones with that wire, or is there any other way.

And please suggest some good 5" components and 6*9 coaxials.

Thanks

Nitin
Nitin,

Changing just the speakers will yeild no significant result in your manza. To be able to get some decent output you will need an amp at minimum. I tried that with my manza and had to go in for an amp.

Overall the Manza Blau is a decent HU and lot better when compared to most other factory defaults.
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Nitin,

Changing just the speakers will yeild no significant result in your manza. To be able to get some decent output you will need an amp at minimum. I tried that with my manza and had to go in for an amp.

Overall the Manza Blau is a decent HU and lot better when compared to most other factory defaults.
Hi Pawan,

Can you share what amp you went for?
I am planning to install an amp and subwoofer in my Manza in addition to the existing OEM setup. My budget is 7K max.

Any suggestions?
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Is JBL 1004 too much for an ID CTX 12" sub (rated 175 rms) and Morel Maximo components? I wouldn't want to damage the sub or comps.
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I have a pioneer Pioneer DEH-P3900MP with a steering remote, would i be able to connect an ipod adapter to this so that i can control the ipod from the steering remote? currently it's an aux in setup with no problems to talk about, but nothing beats controlling the ipod from the steering given I'm the one driving most of the time
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Nitin,

Changing just the speakers will yeild no significant result in your manza. To be able to get some decent output you will need an amp at minimum. I tried that with my manza and had to go in for an amp.

Overall the Manza Blau is a decent HU and lot better when compared to most other factory defaults.
The Manza system is from blaupunkt, please remember this unit does not have the preamp outs. U need to use an high to low level converters or an amplifier with high level inputs. I have installed with the OE unit (blaupunkt) I was not happy in ways. I sincerely suggest to replace the HU.
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Is JBL 1004 too much for an ID CTX 12" sub (rated 175 rms) and Morel Maximo components? I wouldn't want to damage the sub or comps.
No. It is fine. the 1004 can easily drive a CTX and 1 pair of compoents.

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I have a pioneer Pioneer DEH-P3900MP with a steering remote, would i be able to connect an ipod adapter to this so that i can control the ipod from the steering remote?
If you can control the ipod from the HU then yes but otherwise no. I have not seen or tested the 3900MP so cant offer a more precise answer. Sorry.

I think there is an ipod adapter that used to be available for the 3900. If you are using this you should have control of the ipod from the HU.

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