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Old 30th November 2015, 16:11   #13036
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Thanks for your reply. I would use the system to basically listen to bollywood music. Am NOT a big fan of BOOM BOOM music just an average music buff. But would appreciate speakers with some BASE. I will check out Rockford as suggested.

One more query though. These small 4 inch speakers. Do they have any BASE output?.

Thanks once again for all the replies.

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Without knowing what kind off music you like its hard to comment if its okay, but if you just want to listen radio then this would be fine. Audition this setup.


I personally don't like Sony xplod and would rather buy Rockford Punch series, approx 4500.

For installation go to good shop who knows about wiring, grounding etc. Lot of stories here about people who ended up with whistling or some other issues.

Try Driven in East of Kailash (please note I have no involvement with them except that for last 7 years I have always gone there for quality).

I know you are on budget but please spend a bit extra on wiring.
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Old 30th November 2015, 16:45   #13037
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... These small 4 inch speakers. Do they have any BASE output?. ...
No, the 4" speakers have give out practically no bass - the cone area is just too small.

If you want some bass (not BASE), you should put 6x9 coaxial speakers on an MDF plank (replacing the fibre parcel shelf). These would be driven by the rear channels of the HU.

Try Pioneer 4" coaxials in the dash and Pioneer 6x9 ovals at the back. Altogether it should cost you 4000 or so with the MDF plank.
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Old 30th November 2015, 22:07   #13038
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Does any one knows whether the Maruti Smartplay Infotainment system Supports RDS coz Fm stations are not displaying their names
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...If you want some bass (not BASE), you should put 6x9 coaxial speakers on an MDF plank (replacing the fibre parcel shelf). These would be driven by the rear channels of the HU..
Hi, I am planning to install 6x9s on my GTX in a wooden plank. I listen to English (UK top 40), Bollywood, Tamil & Malayalam tracks.

I had JBL components, 4 channel amp & a 12 inch sub previously (Swift) and found the latter 3 genres to be a bit too bright for my liking.

Here I have JBL components and I am suggested 6x9s from Morel, Focal & Hertz. Which one would suit my taste? I need decent bass because I like it that way. Another option I was given was MBQuart.

Could you also let me know approximate prices for these models?
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Hi, I am planning to install 6x9s on my GTX in a wooden plank. I listen to English (UK top 40), Bollywood, Tamil & Malayalam tracks.

I had JBL components, 4 channel amp & a 12 inch sub previously (Swift) and found the latter 3 genres to be a bit too bright for my liking.

Here I have JBL components and I am suggested 6x9s from Morel, Focal & Hertz. Which one would suit my taste? I need decent bass because I like it that way. Another option I was given was MBQuart.

Could you also let me know approximate prices for these models?
I have a pair of Polk Audio dxi690 which might work well for you. They married quite decently with my Rockford Fosgate Punch Series before I upgraded. Message me for details if interested
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Someone please help me with a doubt on amplifiers -

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My amplifier has the above settings. Gain cannot be controlled independently, but I can set the input voltage from .25V to 5V. I think thats another way of saying amplifier gains?

My headunit has 5V RCA pre-outs and hence I set it to 5V. Very less distortion, excellent clarity across the range, but less volume. The HU has to almost run at near max volumes to meet the volume requirements.

However, every single note seems very clear, but the punch is a bit lacking. Am i losing something by tuning it this way?
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However, every single note seems very clear, but the punch is a bit lacking. Am i losing something by tuning it this way?
If that 5V / 0.25V knob in your amp is a continuous rotating type rather than just two fixed positions then try this:

lower the volume on your HU to about 50% and play your test track. Now start moving that knob on the amp from 5V towards 0.25V. The sound output should start increasing. Stop at the point where you start hearing clipping. Now the levels between your HU and amp will have roughly matched and the problem you describe should go away.

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How good are Rainbow sl c6.2 component speakers. What kind of sound signature they have and will they be considerable improvement over infinity kappa 60.11cs .
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... 6x9s from Morel, Focal & Hertz. Which one would suit my taste? I need decent bass because I like it that way. Another option I was given was MBQuart. ...
The brightness would from the components (tweeter). See if there is a setting in the crossover box for reducing tweeter to -2dB. Some components have it.

Of the 6x9s, Morel and MB Quartz would give you decent bass (not rivaling a sub, though) without the brightness. Maybe even Focal. Hertz will add to brightness of the components.

The best would be to listen to each 6x9 in your car with the same tracks, doors and windows closed. Take the one that is the most pleasant and blends in.

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I... Stop at the point where you start hearing clipping. ...
By the time one reaches the clipping point, the sound from the speakers would already be too loud (read: deafeningly loud). Also, sometimes clipping is quite difficult to detect with good speakers.

Instead, if you know the point at which you were normally listening to on the HU, set the volume control to that point (most people set it to 30-40% of the range). Now increase gain till you reach the same volume you used to get with the HU (comfortable listening volume). With some tracks when you increase the volume at the HU, the amp will keep up.

For a short while, increase the HU volume till you detect crackling (that is distortion). Reduce volume to normal level, and decrease gain a bit. Try again till you are able to listen at a fairly high volume without distortion.

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Hi,

I would be taking delivery of a Ciaz AT early next week. I have procured an android based HU for the same. I am looking for an installer who has experience with android HUs in Bangalore. Could you please advice who would be the best person to got to? This would just be for replacing the HU, everything else remains the same.

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Got the android system. one car to go and I am all set
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Guys,

I want to know if I have to upgrade my head unit or not. I have the stock head unit from my Hyundai Verna which I dont want to change it because of the steering controls.

I had finalised on the Rainbow GL c6.2 speakers and the Beats 4 channel amplifier to pair with. But prior to my purchase I was told that I'd need to purchase to purchase a DSP and a High to Low level adapter to connect the speakers and amplifier to my stock head unit. Even if I skipped the DSP would I still need to HLA dual adapter 4channel?.

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Guys,

I want to know if I have to upgrade my head unit or not. I have the stock head unit from my Hyundai Verna which I dont want to change it because of the steering controls.

I had finalised on the Rainbow GL c6.2 speakers and the Beats 4 channel amplifier to pair with. But prior to my purchase I was told that I'd need to purchase to purchase a DSP and a High to Low level adapter to connect the speakers and amplifier to my stock head unit. Even if I skipped the DSP would I still need to HLA dual adapter 4channel?.
DSP is optional and Hi Low converters a must.
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DSP is optional and Hi Low converters a must.
heydj could you tell me whats the purpose of a Hi Low converter? If I get a head unit later would I still need it?
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Hi,

I would be taking delivery of a Ciaz AT early next week. I have procured an android based HU for the same. I am looking for an installer who has experience with android HUs in Bangalore. Could you please advice who would be the best person to got to? This would just be for replacing the HU, everything else remains the same.

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PhiGolden, I do own Ciaz ZDI, was looking for a Andriod HU. Could you please let know how your installation is done once you are done. It is important for me to keep the steering controls intact for the new HU. What is the cost of this HU?
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