Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > In-Car Entertainment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th June 2013, 18:36   #12181
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: MUMBAI
Posts: 9
Thanked: Once
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin View Post
And you dont get this with a CD? Check the bass level on the iPhone's tone controls.
Hi,
I must apologize for possibly parting wrong info.
I just bought a new high quality aux cable and tried to listen to the music and I must say its certainly better sounding than through the iPod dock connector.
Owing to this I have taken an appointment with a new recruit at the accessory dept at vw downtown one mr Tushar who seems to be in charge there.
He has promised to replace the connector with a new one if that is indeed the prob as it holds a 2 yr warranty.
I must say the sound was almost as bad with my older aux cable which made my earlier state so.
A new one Tushar claims costs 9400 rs from them which is ridiculous.
Anyway I hope it's sorted tomorrow.
Thanks for all yr valued inputs, same goes to DA.
Will report the outcome.
Regards
gunner21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2013, 10:31   #12182
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: MUMBAI
Posts: 9
Thanked: Once
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

So it was concluded that the prob certainly lay with the iPod connector. They are to replace it under warranty though it may take a week or so.
Thx again
gunner21 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th June 2013, 10:17   #12183
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: MUMBAI
Posts: 9
Thanked: Once
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Hello guys,

So i'm back here again in need of advice for my vw 2011 jetta trendline which comes with the rcd 510 system.

Now that i have fitted the sound system in my swift with a 2 ch amp driving a jbl woofer, and also fitted 4 mtx speakers, i find the sound of the jetta inferior to that of the swift.

Looks like the punch given by the woofer does the trick for me.
Can you pls recommend if its poss to get that in my jetta by doing the same, that is adding a 2 ch amp driving a woofer or would you suggest something better to try?

I do realise lapsing my warranty on the jetta but i will try getting vw to agree to fit it - my car will be 2 yrs old in aug and has no ext warranty.

Thank you
gunner21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th June 2013, 11:32   #12184
Distinguished - BHPian
 
DerAlte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,076
Thanked: 2,866 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunner21 View Post
... i find the sound of the jetta inferior to that of the swift.

Looks like the punch given by the woofer does the trick for me.
Can you pls recommend if its poss to get that in my jetta by doing the same, that is adding a 2 ch amp driving a woofer or would you suggest something better to try? ...
LOL the ICE upgrade bug has bitten you!

Are you satisfied with the sound signature of the current front speakers on the Jetta (I mean the mids and highs - vocals and instruments)?
- If you are satisfied with that, then you should get a 4ch amp and a good sub, connect the fronts to the front channels, and bridge the rear channels to connect the sub
- If not, you will have to change the front speakers to good components apart from adding the 4ch amp and the sub. In you Swift, it is not just the sub's punch, but also the sound signature of the MTX speakers that is satisfying you.

Adding just a 2ch amp and sub will cause difficulties in tuning - getting the lower bass in proportion to the mids and highs. Only guys needing boom boom, especially for showing off, would do that.
DerAlte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th June 2013, 13:26   #12185
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 27
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Gurus, Please suggest a modification in terms of front speakers with a component system for 2013 model Dzire VXI; to match nicely with head unit there, it is Nippon Audiotronix (model no.NP74LA). Does it have a “pre-out”? in case I wish to have an AMP later and change the rear speakers too. Since I don’t want to disturb the stock HU, so am not asking for change in HU.
Can someone please give me detailed specs of NP74LA or data sheet, please!
amitksvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2013, 16:45   #12186
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

I am very layman when it comes to sound and music systems. I am abroad so cant get the correct details. I had a sony xplod system installed when I got my Zen Estillo way back in 2007. I just ordered a JBL - GT X646 - 800W 4Channel Power Amplifier and had it shipped with connecting amplifier wire kit to my brother. He took it to the shop and they said that my Sony xplod system doesnt have an output for amplifier as its basic system. Is that a correct statement and if so do we have a adapter in between to solve this problem. Any suggestion and help will be of great help
coolrats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2013, 18:14   #12187
Distinguished - BHPian
 
DerAlte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,076
Thanked: 2,866 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Quote:
Originally Posted by coolrats View Post
... He took it to the shop and they said that my Sony xplod system doesnt have an output for amplifier as its basic system. Is that a correct statement and if so do we have a adapter in between to solve this problem. Any suggestion and help will be of great help
Your Sony HU may not have Pre-outs terminated at RCA sockets, and that is what the installer would have conveyed.

Simple solution: get a LOC (Line Output Converter; also called a Hi-Lo Converter) which needs to be connected to the Speaker wires behind the HU. This will have RCA sockets to which the RCA cables from the amp will be connected. If your installer doesn't know about this, time to go to another installer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by amitksvs View Post
... component system for 2013 model Dzire VXI; to match nicely with head unit there, it is Nippon Audiotronix (model no.NP74LA). Does it have a “pre-out”? ...
Not sure, but when your installer takes out the HU he will know if there are Pre-outs. Otherwise, you will have to use a LOC when you put in the amplifier.

The 'match nicely' is an 'under-expectation', if there is such a term! Please search around for what component brands / models the dealers near you have in stock. Audition each one of them - you should trust your ears and not what the Sales guys says. You should be able to find JBL, Infinity, Bull, Morel, Polk, Hertz etc. components which cost around 6K.

Last edited by DerAlte : 5th July 2013 at 18:34.
DerAlte is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2013, 19:01   #12188
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Just wanted to check when he took the car stereo he said he doesnt have the output to connect to the amplifier. He didnt mention anything about the speakers
coolrats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2013, 19:33   #12189
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Quote:
Originally Posted by DerAlte View Post
Your Sony HU may not have Pre-outs terminated at RCA sockets, and that is what the installer would have conveyed.
====
Audition each one of them - you should trust your ears and not what the Sales guys says. You should be able to find JBL, Infinity, Bull, Morel, Polk, Hertz etc. components which cost around 6K.
Any installer that you can suggest for this job in Bangalore near Bannergatta road
coolrats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2013, 21:05   #12190
Distinguished - BHPian
 
DerAlte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,076
Thanked: 2,866 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coolrats View Post
... Any installer that you can suggest for this job in Bangalore near Bannergatta road
The only good one I knew in that area (East End Road) shut shop sometime back. Drive a few Km more and go to Sachin's Auto Shop in the lane behind Bosch in front of Forum Mall.
DerAlte is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th July 2013, 04:43   #12191
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Quote:
Originally Posted by DerAlte View Post
Your Sony HU may not have Pre-outs terminated at RCA sockets, and that is what the installer would have conveyed.

Simple solution: get a LOC (Line Output Converter; also called a Hi-Lo Converter) which needs to be connected to the Speaker wires behind the HU. This will have RCA sockets to which the RCA cables from the amp will be connected. If your installer doesn't know about this, time to go to another installer.

Not sure, but when your installer takes out the HU he will know if there are Pre-outs. Otherwise, you will have to use a LOC when you put in the amplifier.

The 'match nicely' is an 'under-expectation', if there is such a term! Please search around for what component brands / models the dealers near you have in stock. Audition each one of them - you should trust your ears and not what the Sales guys says. You should be able to find JBL, Infinity, Bull, Morel, Polk, Hertz etc. components which cost around 6K.
Thanks again for your reply and information. Will you know anyone else in Bangalore in any area and what will be tentative price for the LOC. Thanks
coolrats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th July 2013, 16:13   #12192
Distinguished - BHPian
 
DerAlte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,076
Thanked: 2,866 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coolrats View Post
... Will you know anyone else in Bangalore in any area and what will be tentative price for the LOC. Thanks
1. There is Auto Fusion near Koramangala Club and Top Gear near Jyoti Nivas College. EVO in front of Ranka Apts. in Cambridge Layout (near Ulsoor). Bass something near Shivananda Circle

2. Good LOC will cost 2-3K
DerAlte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2013, 11:55   #12193
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 194
Thanked: 235 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Hi, am buying a base Duster with no ICE. I want a decent hu with good speakers. How much are the touch screen HUs for? Are those worth the money? Any suggestions would help. Budget around 20 k.
Oreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2013, 20:02   #12194
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 14
Thanked: 3 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Hey bhpians,

My friend has finalized the Blaupunkt 470 DSP amplifier. This amp will power the front Kicker CS Components & the sub. Now he is confused which sub to buy, the budget is Rs. 10k for the sub. Please suggest & also describe the criteria on how a sub should be selected i.e. do we have to match the RMS power rating of amp and sub at 4 ohms? If there is other way then please mention.
Thumper1604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2013, 21:23   #12195
BHPian
 
archat68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 660
Thanked: 176 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q

Can anyone suggest me an affordable pair of tweeters? One of the tweeters in my JBL compo is dead.
archat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Cayenne" we "XC-eed" in our "Endeavour" to "Safari"? Taking powerful metal off-road SS-Traveller 4x4 Excursions 55 10th November 2016 22:56
sub enclosure advice from audio gurus clipto333 In-Car Entertainment 22 4th January 2007 11:29
Please Read This Thread *Before* Posting in the "What Car?" Section adya33 What Car? 0 12th July 2006 19:12


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:36.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks