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Old 14th January 2016, 22:45   #13096
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Guys, need some advice.
I am looking to install ICE in my Scorpio S4+. I am thinking of Pioneer 5890BT as the head unit, rockford fosgate speakers for front : http://www.snapdeal.com/product/rock...75s/1423153829. Any recommendations for the rear component speakers? Also are the rockford speakers good? I have read good reviews but never had the chance to listen to these.
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Old 14th January 2016, 23:05   #13097
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I am having a crappy old 4 Channel amp (you guessed it, fake Alpine) powering a sub currently with only 2 channels used.

I was thinking of adding another sub and would require 2 more channels in that case. Now the problem is that I have a single RCA running from HU to rear channels of amp (i.e. one with 2 RCA connectors each side).

1. What are the possible options to get audio signals for front channels of the amp?

2. I was suggested by an ICE technician that I use RCA splitter at both ends (HU end and amp end). Do I need splitters at HU side also or will splitting from the single RCA wire at the amp side be fine? Will I lose audio quality with this method?

3. Should I run another RCA? This seems to be the simplest option but would involve opening the various panels (door sills, etc.) again. I am a DIYer by the way.

4. My amp also has something called "Line Output" which says that I can provide audio signals from Channel 3 & 4 to another amp without the need of running another RCA for it. Is it possible that I use those output points to route the current audio signals (of Ch 3 & 4) to front channels of the same amp?

I am using a JBL converter, if that helps.
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I am getting new speakers installed in my VW Polo and below mentioned is the set up I am planning to go ahead with. I have already purchased the speaker sets but I am still debating about the amplifier and subwoofer combo as my budget is strictly around 10k.

The HU has some settings options and I don't know much about all these different settings and specs., but I keep reading that the head unit should send lower frequencies to the subwoofer and not to the speakers. Anyone know what I should choose for each of the below settings?

HU:
Alpine iDA-X305
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-CAMXTJS...-iDA-X305.html

Amp.:
JBL GX A644SI
http://harmanaudio.in/jbl-gx-a644si-...amplifier.html

Speakers:
Front:
Focal 165 AS
http://www.focal.com/india/access/461-165-as.html
Power Handling, RMS: 60 Watts
Power Handling, Peak: 120 Watts
Sensitivity: 91.3dB
Frequency Response: 60Hz - 20kHz

Rear:
Focal 165 AC
http://www.focal.com/india/access/465-165-ac.html
Power Handling, RMS: 60 Watts
Power Handling, Peak: 120 Watts
Sensitivity: 91dB
Frequency Response: 60Hz - 20kHz

Subwoofer:
Blaupunkt GTB 1200 SC
http://www.blaupunkt.com/en/nc/produ...s/single/5340/
Power Handling, RMS: 250 Watts
Power Handling, Peak: 850 Watts
Sensitivity: 91dB
Frequency Response: 35Hz - 5000Hz

Bass Adjustment
Fo:
60Hz
80Hz
100Hz
200Hz


Q:
1
1.25
1.5
2


Treble Adjustment
Fo:
10kHz
12.5kHz
15kHz
17.5kHz


High Pass Filter Adjustment
80Hz
120Hz
160Hz
Off

Sorry for the really long post, but thanks for any help.
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Old 17th January 2016, 15:50   #13099
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I am getting new speakers installed in my VW Polo and below mentioned is the set up I am planning to go ahead with. I have already purchased the speaker sets but I am still debating about the amplifier and sub-woofer combo as my budget is strictly around 10k.

The HU has some settings options and I don't know much about all these different settings and specs., but I keep reading that the head unit should send lower frequencies to the subwoofer and not to the speakers. Anyone know what I should choose for each of the below settings?

HU:
Alpine iDA-X305
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-CAMXTJS...-iDA-X305.html

Amp.:
JBL GX A644SI
http://harmanaudio.in/jbl-gx-a644si-...amplifier.html

Speakers:
Front:
Focal 165 AS
http://www.focal.com/india/access/461-165-as.html
Power Handling, RMS: 60 Watts
Power Handling, Peak: 120 Watts
Sensitivity: 91.3dB
Frequency Response: 60Hz - 20kHz

Rear:
Focal 165 AC
http://www.focal.com/india/access/465-165-ac.html
Power Handling, RMS: 60 Watts
Power Handling, Peak: 120 Watts
Sensitivity: 91dB
Frequency Response: 60Hz - 20kHz

Subwoofer:
Blaupunkt GTB 1200 SC
http://www.blaupunkt.com/en/nc/produ...s/single/5340/
Power Handling, RMS: 250 Watts
Power Handling, Peak: 850 Watts
Sensitivity: 91dB
Frequency Response: 35Hz - 5000Hz

Bass Adjustment
Fo:
60Hz
80Hz
100Hz
200Hz


Q:
1
1.25
1.5
2


Treble Adjustment
Fo:
10kHz
12.5kHz
15kHz
17.5kHz


High Pass Filter Adjustment
80Hz
120Hz
160Hz
Off

Sorry for the really long post, but thanks for any help.
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Old 17th January 2016, 17:07   #13100
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I am getting new speakers installed in my VW Polo and below mentioned is the set up I am planning to go ahead with. I have already purchased the speaker sets but I am still debating about the amplifier and sub-woofer combo as my budget is strictly around 10k.

Q:
1
1.25
1.5
2

Sorry for the really long post, but thanks for any help.
LPF at 60 Hz and HPF at 80 Hz would be good as your sub goes till 35 Hz and speakers can take 60 Hz. If this doesn't sound good, set it at LPF 80 Hz and HPF 80/120 Hz.

No idea about treble adjustment; ideally it should be Off. Is this setting on amplifier or HU?

I am no expert and think Q here is the level/gain. Try moving the screw/knob to highest and lowest position, it should be set such that output is on the lesser side (i.e. less gain). There is a procedure on setting gain, if you can confirm if Q is the gain/level setting, I will help you out.

If you haven't decided on the sub+amp combo, you should check out Blaupunkt GTA470SF/JBL GXA644SI/Sony 1004 and some Rockford Prime/Pioneer Champion/JBL GTX1200 in a sealed box. Should come under 10k easily.
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... The HU has some settings options and I don't know much about all these different settings and specs., but I keep reading that the head unit should send lower frequencies to the subwoofer and not to the speakers. Anyone know what I should choose for each of the below settings?...
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LPF at 60 Hz and HPF at 80 Hz would be good as your sub goes till 35 Hz and speakers can take 60 Hz. If this doesn't sound good, set it at LPF 80 Hz and HPF 80/120 Hz. ...
At the amp:
1. LPF 80Hz for the channels feeding the sub
2. HPF 80Hz for the channels feeding the components

That's all. Keep everything else on HU (other than volume control ) at either 0 or Off.
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2. I was suggested by an ICE technician that I use RCA splitter at both ends (HU end and amp end). Do I need splitters at HU side also or will splitting from the single RCA wire at the amp side be fine? Will I lose audio quality with this method?
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Single RCA Cable to amp, Splitter to drive both channels. Should be all you need. No, you won't lose quality
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Old 18th January 2016, 21:26   #13103
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Hi Audio experts! Want to ask a few basic questions about central speaker on the dash.

S Cross has space for a Central speaker on the dash, would installing a speaker here add to overall experience provided by stock 4 speakers?

Which dash speaker should be installed? Would a dash speaker interfere with bluetooth mic or affect phone call quality?

Do I need to add amp to the stock-setup for powering the dash speaker ?

The speakers in the rear doors aren't of any use and sound terribly bad. Front speakers are good. I would also like to invest replace rear speakers. I don't want a woofer in the car.

I don't wish to spend more than 5k on the entire set-up. Please advise.

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Old 18th January 2016, 23:09   #13104
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Hi Audio experts! Want to ask a few basic questions about central speaker on the dash.

S Cross has space for a Central speaker on the dash, would installing a speaker here add to overall experience provided by stock 4 speakers?

Which dash speaker should be installed? Would a dash speaker interfere with bluetooth mic or affect phone call quality?

Do I need to add amp to the stock-setup for powering the dash speaker ?

The speakers in the rear doors aren't of any use and sound terribly bad. Front speakers are good. I would also like to invest replace rear speakers. I don't want a woofer in the car.

I don't wish to spend more than 5k on the entire set-up. Please advise.
A centre speaker makes no sense unless you wish to watch movies in the car and are going to invest in a DSP, which would put the budget way beyond your 5K limit.

As for sound quality, the only real way to achieve it is to install decent component speakers in front, which starts at around 8K for the decent makes.

I would suggest that if you wish to invest in better speakers for the rear, audition a few at your local installer and check which one sounds best to your ears, and get it installed. You'll easily find something within 5K. Avoid any centre speakers even if your local installer tries tempting you

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Guys, need some advice.
I am looking to install ICE in my Scorpio S4+. I am thinking of Pioneer 5890BT as the head unit, rockford fosgate speakers for front : http://www.snapdeal.com/product/rock...75s/1423153829. Any recommendations for the rear component speakers? Also are the rockford speakers good? I have read good reviews but never had the chance to listen to these.

Audio gurus, any advice on this one? I'm flying back to India today and will visit the audio shop tomorrow to get the system installed.
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Old 31st January 2016, 22:49   #13106
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I am planning an ICE upgrade in my 04' Baleno vxi which still has the OE Kenwood cassette player. The current setup in the car is stock (all 4 OE speakers)

My budget is around 8k for the HU and total budget for the ICE is 15k tops.
Which <10k HUs offer SQ centric sound with 3 Preouts?
Bluetooth capability would be preferred.

Sony WX GT99BT seems a decent bet with Time alignment and DAC with ~8k price. Im trying to avoid sony.

Any help/suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 31st January 2016, 22:59   #13107
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The stock 4 inch round speaker on the kwid are miserable at best .

Can they be replced with 6inch round coaxials ?
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The stock 4 inch round speaker on the kwid are miserable at best .

Can they be replced with 6inch round coaxials ?
If you can post a picture of the speaker provision, then we would be able to judge better. Since Kwid is a new launch, aftermarket ICE shops won't be knowing about the possibility of adding 6" in place of 4". If stock ones are in the doors, it might be possible to go for a larger size. Otherwise you will have to change to 4" coaxials or components (Kicker ES4 IIRC).

I don't think it would be possible without some cutting, which I don't think is good on a new car.
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So,after two years of driving around in rentals, I managed to wiggle back.

The Punto's gone and the replacement is a Dec 2011 Corolla Altis 1.8G.

The ICE has to be upgraded.

I intend to keep the stock HU.

That brings me to the following requirements:

1. Front Components (budget approx 20k)
2. Rear Ovals (max 8-9k)
3. 4 Ch Amplifier (max 12-15k)
4. Mono Amp (8-9k??)
5. Sub woofer (I am told that 8inch would be too small for Altis, hence 12 inch)
6. Damping/Wiring etc.

What I listen to:
everything from EDM to Jazz and Md. Rafi.
However, I like my bass tight and music crisp (not too bright i.e. no Jhankaar beats).

Suggestions please?

PS : Not JBL/Blaupunkt/Xplod please

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