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Old 21st September 2009, 18:17   #1
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I upgraded from esteem to a baleno recently, So it was time I removed the audio setup on my maruti esteem & below is what I have ready with me for my baleno:

Pioneer DEH-P5050UB
Blaupunkt GTA 4 special MK II
Polk momo mmc690
Polk DB 525 (advised to get rid of it, jarring at high volumes)

I want to go for a
15 inch sub,
Front component &
Mono block amplifier.


My budget is 25k which should ideally include the product cost, labor, damping & wires.

Type of music I listen to - Rock and metal (heavy, melodic death, thrash), daft punk, deep forest.

Appreciate your help.

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The Blau amp you have wont drive a 15" sub well.

1. damp atleast the front doors well 2K
2. get a 12" sub for 6K
3. get front components for say 6K
4. get monoblock for sub 9K
5. wires and install 3K
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The Blau amp you have wont drive a 15" sub well.

1. damp atleast the front doors well 2K
2. get a 12" sub for 6K
3. get front components for say 6K
4. get monoblock for sub 9K
5. wires and install 3K
Navin, appreciate your inputs.
I currently don't have the money for the mono amp, I am planning to invest in a good/bigger sub & spend some more money on wiring/damping which would elevate my setup to accommodate future upgrades, I do understand the sub won't perform well with the current amp.

May I know the brand name to go for? How do the following go?

Front component - Illusion
Sub - Kicker Solobaric (or) JBL ( don't know if this is expensive)
Wiring -?
Damping - ?? How much would it cost for the baleno as a whole

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Mr. Bean,

what I like to do is trust one installer (after checking out all I need to) with the install. Most GOOD installers will have 2-4 brands of RCA wires and their favourite damping material in stock. In general stick with damping material that is made from butyl rubber and NOT foam. Butyl rubber has a much longer life than foam esp in India's hot and humid climate.

You had a budget of 25K which I think can include a monoblock esp since you are using the old HU, blau amp, and rear 690 speakers.

The price guidelines I have given in my earlier post should suffice, the rest I leave to your ears. It is your system, your money and your music. You have to live with it not the installer, me or anybody else. Trust your ears.
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Type of music I listen to - Rock and metal (heavy, melodic death, thrash), daft punk, deep forest.
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May I know the brand name to go for? How do the following go?

Front component - Illusion
Hi Mr. Bean, Illusions are great speakers guaranteed, but IME they are perhaps not best suited for your type of music. You should definitely listen to 3-4 different brands, between them Illusion, JBL, Hertz, Alpine etc., to figure out what sounds best with heavy metal/thrash.

For good damping of front 2 doors and the boot, keep a budget of around 3-4k (if you go for a brand like Noisekill).

For wiring, JBL has a great VFM wiring kit for typical installs that has one 8ga amp power cable, 1 RCA and subwoofer speaker cable, along with fuse and holder. IIRC, the kit can be had for less than 3k.

Subs- you can definitely check out JBL, Ground Zero (entry-level models), ID CTX etc. I hope you'll pay as much attention to the enclosure type as to the subwoofer brand.

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Hi Mr. Bean, Illusions are great speakers guaranteed, but IME they are perhaps not best suited for your type of music. You should definitely listen to 3-4 different brands, between them Illusion, JBL, Hertz, Alpine etc., to figure out what sounds best with heavy metal/thrash.
I haven't been to a car audio showroom till now, I will check the performace with my black sabbath, COF, pantera & Amon amarth collection.
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