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Old 27th October 2009, 11:43   #1
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Bought a Ritz a few months back and wanted to ICE it. I went to Satya for it. My final plan is to have a

> All four components(from Lightning Audio).
> Components driven by a 4 channel JBL amp(already have this).
> a 8" sub(polk) in enclosed chamber(already have this too).
> a 2 channel amp powering the Sub.
> a X7009 Kenwood/9887 Apline HU to power it all.


However I am facing accute shortage of money right now and cant live without music.

So I am planning to go the incremental way of doing this.

Phase 1(budget 10-12k)
> buy a pair of Components
> power the components and the woofer through the existing JBL
> Use Aux directly to amp to drive the AMP

Phase 2(budget 15k-25k)
> Buy the HU and still run on the AMP

Phase 3(budget 20k-25k)
> Buy the second pair of Components
> Buy the second AMP and rewire the output.

I am hoping to complete this all over 5-6 months.

My doubts are, is there any way i can drive the JBL amp from a MP3 player?
Is there any other solution to this problem?

PS. I will go over to Satya this weekend again but just looking for other thoughts.
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Bought a Ritz a few months back and wanted to ICE it. I went to Satya for it. My final plan is to have a

> All four components(from Lightning Audio).
> Components driven by a 4 channel JBL amp(already have this).
> a 8" sub(polk) in enclosed chamber(already have this too).
> a 2 channel amp powering the Sub.
> a X7009 Kenwood/9887 Apline HU to power it all.


However I am facing accute shortage of money right now and cant live without music.

So I am planning to go the incremental way of doing this.

Phase 1(budget 10-12k)
> buy a pair of Components
> power the components and the woofer through the existing JBL
> Use Aux directly to amp to drive the AMP

Phase 2(budget 15k-25k)
> Buy the HU and still run on the AMP

Phase 3(budget 20k-25k)
> Buy the second pair of Components
> Buy the second AMP and rewire the output.

I am hoping to complete this all over 5-6 months.

My doubts are, is there any way i can drive the JBL amp from a MP3 player?
Is there any other solution to this problem?

PS. I will go over to Satya this weekend again but just looking for other thoughts.
I really dont think you can connect your mp3 player or ipod directly to the Amp

Two Alternatives i can suggest;
  1. For your Phase 1 -
    • Buy a chinese make HU (that plays only through usb and SD cards) - Cost 1K.
    • Buy a pair of Components and Drive Compos + existing Sub through ur existing Amp
2. For your Phase 1 -
    • Pick up some good HU in classifields section (you get some good ofers sometimes); Cost - 3-5K. Buy a pair of Coaxials; Cost 2-3K. Connect through existing Amp.
    • Phase 2 - Buy a Pair of Components - 6K
    • Phase 3 - Get your SQ HU
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I really dont think you can connect your mp3 player or ipod directly to the Amp

Two Alternatives i can suggest;
  1. For your Phase 1 -
    • Buy a chinese make HU (that plays only through usb and SD cards) - Cost 1K.
    • Buy a pair of Components and Drive Compos + existing Sub through ur existing Amp
2. For your Phase 1 -
    • Pick up some good HU in classifields section (you get some good ofers sometimes); Cost - 3-5K. Buy a pair of Coaxials; Cost 2-3K. Connect through existing Amp.
    • Phase 2 - Buy a Pair of Components - 6K
    • Phase 3 - Get your SQ HU
Thanks Mi10.

The first option looks pretty nice. I was tempted when i saw ads by Indiatimes for a 1k HU.

I was wondering if we can get a simple 12v 2-channel preamp.
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Thanks Mi10.

The first option looks pretty nice. I was tempted when i saw ads by Indiatimes for a 1k HU.

I was wondering if we can get a simple 12v 2-channel preamp.
I think it should. Else use a Y-Splitter for time being (costs around 100 bucks)

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Is that 8" Polk is db series 150 W RMS?Better buy some other 10" sub as 8" dosent do justice for producing low frequencies and powering a sub will be always adviced to do through mono class D amp, dont buy seprate 2 channel amp for powering sub.Before buying mono amp may be you can bridge the rear channels of 4 channel amp to power the sub.Also before deciding for Lightning components listen to some more brands.Dont buy any product from TOI, they sells only dated and some cheap chinese junks.
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