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Old 23rd June 2011, 11:55   #10951
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^^ In series with same polarities soldered together. That will create a non-polar capacitor of ~235 uf.
Thanks mate, that was very helpful. Will try that once I get some free time and update.
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Old 23rd June 2011, 12:08   #10952
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Donarun - I dont expect to do it all at once, but for the HU and front compos - I can stretch myself to 25K.
For the amp and sub, again I would put a budget of around 20-25K to start with
Would you be able to source stuff from USA ? If you can get the HU or amp from USA then we could do great with your 50 - 60k overall budget. Also do let us know of you listening preferences, this would help in choosing the equipment to suit your musical taste.

On a general note i am suggesting few equipments ...

For comps look at the Rainbow SLC, would cost you 19k with B/W. If thats expensive then take a look at SLG Titans, they'd cost you 10k. But i'm not sure if these are still in stock with BBW.

For amps, you could look at
Rockford Fosgate T400-4 / MB Quart ONX 4.125 / MB Quart 4.80
These amps can be got from global ebay for 15-18k

For sub, I would recommend
Image Dynamics 12" ID V3 - 13k with B/W (check on availability with BBW)
else you could also get the same sub through global ebay for more or less the same amount
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Old 23rd June 2011, 12:26   #10953
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Would you be able to source stuff from USA ? If you can get the HU or amp from USA then we could do great with your 50 - 60k overall budget.
I could source it but since I will be doing this in stages (for lack of Vitamin M) I am not sure I could time it accordingly.

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Also do let us know of you listening preferences, this would help in choosing the equipment to suit your musical taste.
I mostly listen to soft/hard rock, instrumental, r&b, hip-hop and also Indian film music occasionally
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Old 23rd June 2011, 16:11   #10954
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The 836 (and hence I suppose the 846 as well) is a very good HU for the money. Alpine and Pioneer 2 DIN HUs are more expensive.

If you intend to have a mono + 4 ch. amp your amplifier budget alpne will be about 20K. The JBL 3501 for example has a street price of about 12K. You could then add a 644 which sells for about 7K.
Thank you Navin . I am taking the delivery of the Scorpio Spl Edition sometime next week. I will once again come back to you for more advise. Let me see if I can stretch my budget for mono amp. (Will purely depend on the loan i am getting)

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Old 24th June 2011, 11:25   #10955
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Guys, I am going 3-way active (ie. Tweeter + Mid Bass + Subwoofer). I need suggestions on the placement of tweeters for better sound stage and imaging ... Enclosing images with possible locations named 'A', 'B', 'C'
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Old 24th June 2011, 12:12   #10956
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Hi all,

I would be getting my new ride...AHNC (V-MT to be precise) in Aug and have a keen ear for music (but not a connoisseur) which means the only place for the stock HU / speakers would be my garage. This means an additional 60k (+/-10%) (after much haggling with my wife) for getting ICE.

Requirements

1) HU - Need a double din touch screen which should support GPS, ipod, aux & good old FM. (don't think I'd be burning CD/DVD anymore so I can live with them)

2) Speakers - was thinking of front components & rear coax. Would this be the correct way and if so what brands should I look at?

3) Amp - A Mono to drive the Sub and a 4-channel to drive the speakers. What are my options here? (Brand / Price)

4) Sub - Should I go in for a tube or a stick to the standard cone? (Brand / Price)

5) Damping & Cabling

I believe that there are some warranty issues with Honda which gets void when installing ICE. Is there anyway to work around it?

Was reading on the forum that noopster, Giri.R got an OEM unit Caska for their Vento. AbhiJ also got a Caska unit for his CRV but I found it pretty expensive given my budget. Also not sure how it can hold up against the Pioneers and Alpines of the world.

Experts please advise.
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Old 24th June 2011, 12:59   #10957
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Guys, I am going 3-way active (ie. Tweeter + Mid Bass + Subwoofer). I need suggestions on the placement of tweeters for better sound stage and imaging ... Enclosing images with possible locations named 'A', 'B', 'C'
I's choose between A and B. A is what my wife's ANHC has.

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1) HU - Need a double din touch screen which should support GPS
2) Speakers - was thinking of front components & rear coax.
3) Amp - A Mono to drive the Sub and a 4-channel to drive the speakers.
4) Sub - Should I go in for a tube or a stick to the standard cone?
5) Damping & Cabling

I believe that there are some warranty issues with Honda which gets void when installing ICE. Is there anyway to work around it?
GPS enabled units from Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer and Alpine are expensive. Most are above 30K. Kenwood's DNX5360 might be your best bet.

Speakers - you can get a pair of 6.5" components and a pair of 6.5 Coax starting at about 10K for both pairs (JBL GT5 for example) but in the end the sky is the limit.

Amps - Again a Focal 1/ Focal 4 combo or JBL 3501/1004 combo will start at about 20K

Subwoofer. Get a sealed box subwoofer or maybe build a custom subwofoer like done here.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...ml#post2403333

Damping and cabling will cost you about 10K.
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Old 24th June 2011, 14:07   #10958
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Gurus,
Is there any after market head unit with speed sensitive volume control?
I searched for the same but couldnt find any results.
I'd like to retrofit to a 2000 model OHC.
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Old 24th June 2011, 20:02   #10959
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Thanks navin for your prompt response. If I could bother you a little more a) HU - Was checking out Kenwood DNX5360 on the web but I dont think it has a detachable front face. As there has been a spurt in HU robberies in Mumbai, I would prefer a detachable one. Also any views on Caska OEM? b) Front components - Should I go in for 2-way or 3-way comp for front speakers. c) Amp - Is Focal available officially in India. If yes would you know where? d) Any specific brand of cables to be used? Damping I believe Dynamat is best. Any idea on the warranty aspect of AHNC. Want to be sure before doing up the ICE. Experts please opine. Thanks.
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Old 25th June 2011, 00:10   #10960
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1. I have heard 1 Caska and 1 Motevo unit and they did not compare in SQ to GTO's Pioneer (4250?) or the JVC 836. I have not heard the Kenwood 5360 though. I dont know any 2 DIN HU with a detachable face but then I am NOT an expert.

2. 2 way components will be fine. 3 way will require way too many mods to the ANHC's door.

3. Yes Focal is available and at better prices than in the US too.

4. Dynamat extreme is good. Regular Dynamat is not. But there are other brands just ensure you get Butyl Rubber and not Asphalt based stuff. It lasts longer.
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Old 25th June 2011, 12:12   #10961
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The new lineup of JVC 2din HU's have detachable face.
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Old 27th June 2011, 22:46   #10962
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Can I get an opinion on this setup for a Tata Safari VX from the Audio Gurus?

I approached Radio warehouse in Chennai & this is what I might be going with:

Amp - Blaupunkt Velocity VD 1002
Sub - Blaupunkt VW1200 (12" subwoofer) or Blaupunkt VW1000 (10" subwoofer)
Front (Doors) - Hertz DSK 130
Wiring kit - Boss 208 (Is there even such a wiring kit from Boss? I have no idea)

This is what I'm keeping
HU - Alpine DVA-9861E (Stock)
Tweeters - Alpine (Stock)
Rear (Doors) - Stock

Everything plus sub-box, wires & labour (with discount on the major components) all come up to a little under 29K. Is this a decent price for this setup or a little too expensive? If I get the 'A-OK', then I'll get it done on Saturday (2JULY).

Thank you in advance gentlemen!

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JVC 846 is the latest in the market with detachable face,also seperate gps module is availabe for touchscreen integration.

Focal is very much available officially in India.

If install done in too details warranties wont void as OE wires not required to be spliced


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Thanks navin for your prompt response. If I could bother you a little more a) HU - Was checking out Kenwood DNX5360 on the web but I dont think it has a detachable front face. As there has been a spurt in HU robberies in Mumbai, I would prefer a detachable one. Also any views on Caska OEM? b) Front components - Should I go in for 2-way or 3-way comp for front speakers. c) Amp - Is Focal available officially in India. If yes would you know where? d) Any specific brand of cables to be used? Damping I believe Dynamat is best. Any idea on the warranty aspect of AHNC. Want to be sure before doing up the ICE. Experts please opine. Thanks.
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Old 30th June 2011, 11:24   #10964
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Hi,

All the gurus, I need your help urgently as I am so irritated and frustrated while I type this mail.

Current ICE set-up in Honda Civic:

- Pioneer 4250 Double Din Player
- JL Audio VR 600- 75W x 4 component with tweeters.
- W-7 JL Audio Sub- woofer
- 1000/1 Mono block slash v 2 series.
- PDX-5 Alpine amp for speakers

Recent issues:

I have been facing variation in the sound off-late and that is when we started investigation, We checked the Mono block amp first as it is 7 years old, no sign of dust in it, none of the switches have carbon on it as they are all gold plated from inside. So this was checked, we passed the sub-woofer and the monoblock.

We removed the sub and tested the speakers and that time I had Blaupunkt 800 watts GTA Mark II series, we saw some variations in the sound of the speakers and I was finding the sound of the speakers loud and piercing, the songs were not soothing to the ears like before.

WE came to the conclusion that some switch on the BP is not working fine. So we decided to change the amp for the speakers.

WE changed it to PDX-5 Alpine, did the tuning of the all (speakers, alpine, little bit of JL monoblock). I heard various songs and we tested it for hours. I was happy with the setup.

I left the shop and the guy who owns the place is like a friend, half way through to my house I felt the same thing, and in particular I felt that the base thump has gone down drastically, and sounded high on vocal as there was lack of base from the sub.

I had to do Bass Booster from the head-unit- +2, Subwoofer settings I bought upto +2 but it was still not the way we had tuned but little close to that, though the above settings were 0 when we tuned at his shop.

I WANT ADVICE NOW as I am tired of checking and spending thousands of rupees.

PLEASE ADVICE ASAP, what am I missing or what should I check, can it be the CAR BATTERY?

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Old 4th July 2011, 10:05   #10965
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Hi gurus, wanted help from you,
my one side of cdt components(left side) are not working well,mid bass is totally off and tweeters are playing but cant listen any clear and loud sound from them! they are playing like zik zik zik (not at all clear),the right is working very fine,what should be the issue? i dont have rear speakers,dont have any knowledgeable installer in my city,please help thanks!
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