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Old 9th November 2011, 12:09   #11116
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Hi guys, I will be travelling to US in a months time, any good online shopping site from where I can buy car audio stuff. Thanks!
IN the US I have only used crutchfield.com. They are costlier than most of the other discount sites but they know their stuff.

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a) Infinity Components (Quote: 6K)
b) JBL GTO
c) JBL GT6

Rear Speakers: 3 options
a) Infinity co-axial (Quote: 3.8K)
b) JBL GT6 (2-way co-axial)

Music taste: I usually listen Hindi movies songs, sometimes Rock (Pink Floyd, linking park etc.) in between.

Now, I am confused whether I should go with Infinity speakers or not. I have a budget of 16-17K.--------
Infinity and JBL come from the same stable (Harman) but cater to very different taste. You should listen to both before deciding.
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I am back in this thread in need for help again

I have a Pioneer 4390 touch screen HU. I got a Bluetooth module BTB200 for it recently. It does not give out the complete options with the Android phone I have. But, I am pretty fine with it.

It gets paired pretty well. The connection too holds pretty good. The voice clarity is amazing and it does a2dp music streaming too.

I have the same problem which has been reported online by many others. Android / iPhone does not auto connect. I stop at a signal, and start the car again, the connection is lost and it won't connect back unless I toggle the Bluetooth off and on again. It gets a bit irritating connecting it back at every signal.

The only solution I have thought of is to power the Bluetooth module direct from battery and have a switch inside the car to turn it off when not needed. This way, I don't lose the connection when I restart the car. Wanted to know how good an idea is this and if there are any other alternatives. Thanks in advance
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Hi guys, I will be travelling to US in a months time, any good online shopping site from where I can buy car audio stuff. Thanks!
Amazon will be the cheapest. Try ebay or Amazon for a good price. Visit various websites and decide the item that you want to buy. Once you have decided, check online prices and store prices and order from whichever is cheap and best. Since you are going in one month, I would suggest you to close the deal by Thanksgiving as discounts will be huge.

My 2 pence: search craigslist website for some super deals. I know that it is a second hand / used product, but sometimes you get unopened, factory sealed box packed products as some one gets a gift and does not really need one. They sell it for 100-200$ off the sticker price.
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I am back in this thread in need for help again

I have a Pioneer 4390 touch screen HU. I got a Bluetooth module BTB200 for it recently. It does not give out the complete options with the Android phone I have. But, I am pretty fine with it.

It gets paired pretty well. The connection too holds pretty good. The voice clarity is amazing and it does a2dp music streaming too.

I have the same problem which has been reported online by many others. Android / iPhone does not auto connect. I stop at a signal, and start the car again, the connection is lost and it won't connect back unless I toggle the Bluetooth off and on again. It gets a bit irritating connecting it back at every signal.

The only solution I have thought of is to power the Bluetooth module direct from battery and have a switch inside the car to turn it off when not needed. This way, I don't lose the connection when I restart the car. Wanted to know how good an idea is this and if there are any other alternatives. Thanks in advance

Upgrade your software for better bluetooth connectivity (mentioned in 1st line) if at all needed.

You can power the BT module through an extra switch, but the problems are it would void your warranty and may lead to power drain if not installed properly. Secondly, if you forget to turn off the switch and dont use the car for 3 days it will drain substantial battery. It is also an additional load as direct powering will NOT turn off electricals when starting your car. Hope this helps

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Has anyone tried JVC KD-R926BT?

this seems to be awesome headunit with so many features. Is JVC proven for quality with respect to the features mentioned below?

1-DIN CD Receiver KD-R926BT | CD Receiver | Car Audio | JVC India

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Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Dual USB/CD Receiver with Front AUX

Specifications

  • MOS-FET 50W x 4
  • TI/Burr-Brown 24-bit DAC
  • 5-Band Digital EQ (DSP)
  • My Sound EQ (DSP)
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology*1 (USB Bluetooth® adapter included)
    (Phone Book Access Profile, Phone Book Transfer, Hands-Free Call, Audio Streaming, SMS Receipt Notification, Voice Recognition Dialling, Compatibility Check Mode, Connects 2 Phones)
  • Front/Rear Dual USB Ports (WAV/MP3/WMA/iPod & iPhone Audio)
  • USB Audio for iPod/iPhone etc.
  • 2-Way Control for iPod/iPhone*2 (Headunit/iPod or iPhone)
  • 2 Connections for iPod/iPhone
  • Application Mode for iPod/iPhone
  • External Mode for iPod/iPhone
  • MP3/WMA /WAV*3 Compatible with ID3/WMA Tag (CD/USB)
  • HS-IVi Tuner
  • Time Alignment (DSP)
  • DSP: Time Alignment
  • Loudness Control in 3 Patterns (DSP)
  • High-Frequency Compensation (DSP)
  • Loudness Control in 3 Patterns
  • High-Pass Filter/Low-Pass Filter (DSP)
  • 5.0V Line and Subwoofer Pre-Out Level
  • 3 Gold-Plated RCA Pre-Out Terminals (Front + Rear + Subwoofer)
  • Subwoofer Control
  • High-Pass Filter
  • Front AUX-IN
  • Full Dot LCD
  • Separated Variable-Color
  • Detachable Face Panel
  • Steering Remote Control Ready
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Upgrade your software for better bluetooth connectivity (mentioned in 1st line) if at all needed.

You can power the BT module through an extra switch, but the problems are it would void your warranty and may lead to power drain if not installed properly. Secondly, if you forget to turn off the switch and dont use the car for 3 days it will drain substantial battery. It is also an additional load as direct powering will NOT turn off electricals when starting your car. Hope this helps
Hey Bharath. Thanks for the reply. I had got the Window roll up installed when i got the car, had to the cut the wires for that. I have changed my HU too. So, I guess my electrical warranty is already void. So, no problem with that.

I have a HTC desire with 2.2 running on it. I can update it to 2.3 but i read online that even 2.3 does not have a solution for the problem.

I am worried about the battery drain part. How much power will the bluetooth module draw ? I am guessing it should draw less power since i will have my HU turned off and there is no "search" going on.(Basically stand by mode). I use the car everyday. I can actual keep a reminder on the phone every night to turn it off. Just in case i forget.But, Just in case i keep it on overnight. Will it cause considerable battery drain ? Thanks again
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I am worried about the battery drain part. How much power will the bluetooth module draw ? I am guessing it should draw less power since i will have my HU turned off and there is no "search" going on.(Basically stand by mode). I use the car everyday. I can actual keep a reminder on the phone every night to turn it off. Just in case i forget.But, Just in case i keep it on overnight. Will it cause considerable battery drain ? Thanks again
Well there will be drain, but nothing to worry about. as you have mentioned that you use the car daily, at the max, the system would be running for 12 hrs i guess. I once left my car interior light "on" overnight. It did not cause any problem (Santro). I dont think the drain should worry you. If at all the battery gets drained, it is a Rs 200/- recharge for the battery.
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Can someone please recommend good ICE dealers in Mumbai ? I understand Rhyme & Rhythm (Colaba) are very good. Any other suggestions ? I am looking to install a HU with GPS, reverse camera, speakers etc in Honda City EMT. Thanks.
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Well there will be drain, but nothing to worry about. as you have mentioned that you use the car daily, at the max, the system would be running for 12 hrs i guess. I once left my car interior light "on" overnight. It did not cause any problem (Santro). I dont think the drain should worry you. If at all the battery gets drained, it is a Rs 200/- recharge for the battery.
That's reassuring. I will try this. Lets see how it works out. Thanks
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My Current Setup >
HU
Kenwood X8016
Front
Infinity Ref 6530CS
Rear Fills
Infinity Ref 9633i
Sub
JBL 1215 - JBL Sealed Encl.
Amplifier
JBL GT5-S622
The Amp powers the sub and the front components.
I was thinking of adding a 2 channel amp to the setup.
Is it logical/worth to do so ? I drive the car with no one in the back seat most times.

If i add a mono instead of a 2channel,would it help only with the sub output (spl) ?
I am pretty satisfied with the sub's current output.

If i should go for a 2channel which one ?
JBL GT5-S422
Pioneer GM-3400t (Never heard of it on t-bhp)

Last Q: I guess i would be needing a complete set of seperate wiring kit ? Or I can do by adding the RCA's only?

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seems no one has experience in JVC unit i mentioned above.

what do i gain if i jump to a kenwood unit as opposed to jvc unit when it comes to SQ ?

i am comparing equal models say kenwood 8016bt with JVC 926bt
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seems no one has experience in JVC unit i mentioned above.

what do i gain if i jump to a kenwood unit as opposed to jvc unit when it comes to SQ ?

i am comparing equal models say kenwood 8016bt with JVC 926bt
IMHO Kenwood 8016bt is the way to go. !
You gain on SQ.

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I have a Kenwood Kdc u349 Head unit and jbl cs-4 4inch co-axial speakers in my Spark as of now. How would you audio gurus rate this set up ? Also could one suggest good rear speakers and anything else that go with current setup.
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I have a Kenwood Kdc u349 Head unit and jbl cs-4 4inch co-axial speakers in my Spark as of now. How would you audio gurus rate this set up ? Also could one suggest good rear speakers and anything else that go with current setup.
You can add a set of coaxial speakers in the boot.Decent ones are available from jbl,pioneer,kenwood starting from Rs.2800.
Listen to some of them in your budget and select the one you like.
Make sure to buy with bill and warranty as a lot of fakes are available.
Stay away from Sony.

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You can add a set of coaxial speakers in the boot.Decent ones are available from jbl,pioneer,kenwood starting from Rs.2800.
Listen to some of them in your budget and select the one you like.
Make sure to buy with bill and warranty as a lot of fakes are available.
Stay away from Sony.
Thanks.Can you give model number/name ?
What is the difference between cs and gt series in Jbl ? I have cs , would it have been better with gt ?
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