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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd February 2017, 12:15   #13411
BHPian
 
SAE40 in veins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chennai
Posts: 217
Thanked: 148 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Attaching some photos of the possible cutout provision and the present ICE set up.

Sub : Sony 1800 W in boot
Amp : Sony Xplod 550 W beneath front driver seat
Attached Thumbnails
Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!-img_20170223_104030.jpg  

Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!-img_20170223_104100.jpg  

Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!-img_20170223_104126.jpg  

SAE40 in veins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2017, 01:00   #13412
Senior - BHPian
 
straight6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bombay
Posts: 2,341
Thanked: 112 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

That enclosure seems to be way too small for this sub. Please change it immediately.
straight6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2017, 11:42   #13413
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

I need to replace the entire Sound system on my Aveo (GM)
Pls advice on the makes / model I should go in for at a reasonable budget, equipment to last say 5 years ... Can I get a decent set of below within 10K ?)

- A Player (there is space for double height), I listen to Orchestral music or Movie songs
- I mostly use USB
- Bluetooth for calls - I use an android phone
- FM well rarely
- (I dont need CD and I dont need Rear view)
- 2 x 4" round speakers in the doors
- 2 x 6" round speakers behind rear seat

Can you suggest any shop in Bangalore central / south / south east who can fix it

regards
Sanjay
sanjaym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2017, 17:18   #13414
BHPian
 
Enigmatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mumbai/Doon
Posts: 423
Thanked: 515 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Guys,

What will you suggest as an upgrade from Focal ISS-165 component speakers? The ISS-165 are good but they distort and lack clarity. Hence I am looking for speakers which provide clean vocals.

I plan to shift the ISS-165 to the back.

Best,
Enigmatic

Last edited by Enigmatic : 6th March 2017 at 17:21.
Enigmatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2017, 12:45   #13415
BHPian
 
Enigmatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mumbai/Doon
Posts: 423
Thanked: 515 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigmatic View Post
Guys,

What will you suggest as an upgrade from Focal ISS-165 component speakers? The ISS-165 are good but they distort and lack clarity. Hence I am looking for speakers which provide clean vocals.

I plan to shift the ISS-165 to the back.

Best,
Enigmatic
Quoting my post.

Would you guys recommend the Morel Tempo 6? I am getting a good deal on these speakers and the reviews online seem to suggest that it is a good component speaker.

Best,
Enigmatic
Enigmatic is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2017, 12:50   #13416
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,800
Thanked: 1,255 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

are you sure it is the speakers which are distorting and not your amp?
greenhorn is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2017, 19:45   #13417
BHPian
 
heydj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Rotterdam/Delhi
Posts: 313
Thanked: 279 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigmatic View Post
Quoting my post.

Would you guys recommend the Morel Tempo 6? I am getting a good deal on these speakers and the reviews online seem to suggest that it is a good component speaker.
Not used those but using Rainbow DL 6.5 components for over a year and find them good enough, provided mated with good amp.

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenhorn View Post
are you sure it is the speakers which are distorting and not your amp?
+1 Would recommend getting amp settings checked along with wiring.
heydj is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2017, 12:18   #13418
BHPian
 
Enigmatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mumbai/Doon
Posts: 423
Thanked: 515 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenhorn View Post
are you sure it is the speakers which are distorting and not your amp?
Quote:
Originally Posted by heydj View Post
Not used those but using Rainbow DL 6.5 components for over a year and find them good enough, provided mated with good amp.

+1 Would recommend getting amp settings checked along with wiring.
The ISS-165 are rated at 70W RMS and my amp (JBL GX A644SI) pumps out 60W RMS. Shouldn't this be enough to power the speakers?

P.S. A Focal wiring kit has been used.

Best,
Enigmatic
Enigmatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2017, 13:03   #13419
BHPian
 
heydj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Rotterdam/Delhi
Posts: 313
Thanked: 279 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigmatic View Post
The ISS-165 are rated at 70W RMS and my amp (JBL GX A644SI) pumps out 60W RMS. Shouldn't this be enough to power the speakers?

P.S. A Focal wiring kit has been used.
My understanding is how much clean power is coming to Focals at 60W RMS.

I don't think amp is adequate as when you drive Focals at high volumes for extended periods. Why not at install shop get another amp put in and do the testing?

Maybe others can shed more light on this.
heydj is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2017, 14:46   #13420
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 192
Thanked: 103 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

If its not too confidential, can you please share the cost and from where?
Girish

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigmatic View Post
Quoting my post.

Would you guys recommend the Morel Tempo 6? I am getting a good deal on these speakers and the reviews online seem to suggest that it is a good component speaker.

Best,
Enigmatic
girishv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2017, 16:14   #13421
BHPian
 
Enigmatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mumbai/Doon
Posts: 423
Thanked: 515 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Quote:
Originally Posted by heydj View Post
My understanding is how much clean power is coming to Focals at 60W RMS.

I don't think amp is adequate as when you drive Focals at high volumes for extended periods. Why not at install shop get another amp put in and do the testing?

Maybe others can shed more light on this.
Thanks Heydj.

I will try another amp and report back. However can an amp providing slightly less RMS than the rated capacity of the speakers distort the speakers?

I understand that it might actually be the amp not providing clean power though. Any way to make it provide "clean" power?

Quote:
Originally Posted by girishv View Post
If its not too confidential, can you please share the cost and from where?
Girish
Girish,

I am getting the Tempo 6 for around 15,800 from an accessory dealer here in Mumbai.

Best,
Enigmatic

Last edited by Enigmatic : 8th March 2017 at 16:15.
Enigmatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2017, 16:53   #13422
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,800
Thanked: 1,255 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigmatic View Post
The ISS-165 are rated at 70W RMS and my amp (JBL GX A644SI) pumps out 60W RMS. Shouldn't this be enough to power the speakers?

P.S. A Focal wiring kit has been used.

Best,
Enigmatic
Your amp and speakers seem perfectly matched, but perhaps your settings might need some tweaking

for ex, try playing around with the input sensitivity level of the amplifier. If not set properly (either too high or too low) , there might be clipping happening at the input
greenhorn is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2017, 17:37   #13423
BHPian
 
Enigmatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mumbai/Doon
Posts: 423
Thanked: 515 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenhorn View Post
Your amp and speakers seem perfectly matched, but perhaps your settings might need some tweaking

for ex, try playing around with the input sensitivity level of the amplifier. If not set properly (either too high or too low) , there might be clipping happening at the input
Thanks greenhorn,

I have tried adjusting the gains on the Amp. With low gains, the speakers are just not loud enough. Hence I followed the principle of keeping the headunit volume at 3/4th capacity and working down the gains on the Amp to a point where the speakers don't distort. This lands me at about 75% gain level on the Amp.

However, even with this combination I feel it lacks clarity. The music seems jumbled sometimes and it is hard to differentiate between instruments.

Maybe the components are at fault or maybe its the Amp. It seems like a marriage not meant to last.

Best,
Enigmatic
Enigmatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2017, 19:29   #13424
Senior - BHPian
 
nitinralli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Delhi
Posts: 1,255
Thanked: 630 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigmatic View Post
Quoting my post.

Would you guys recommend the Morel Tempo 6? I am getting a good deal on these speakers and the reviews online seem to suggest that it is a good component speaker.

Best,
Enigmatic
Go for the Tempo 6. I have been using Morel Tempo's from past 5 years+ now in my other car and they still sound sweet. They are laid back comps and sounds natural.
nitinralli is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2017, 18:22   #13425
BHPian
 
Enigmatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mumbai/Doon
Posts: 423
Thanked: 515 Times
Default Re: Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitinralli View Post
Go for the Tempo 6. I have been using Morel Tempo's from past 5 years+ now in my other car and they still sound sweet. They are laid back comps and sounds natural.
Thanks, Nitinralli.

I will be upgrading to the Tempo 6 soon. Do you think 15,800 is a good deal for the Tempo 6?

However before I upgrade, I will be getting the entire car damped. Let's see how much of a difference damping makes.

Best,
Enigmatic
Enigmatic 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 12:21.

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