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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th November 2009, 08:34   #31
Senior - BHPian
 
Latheesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore/Kannur
Posts: 2,983
Thanked: 2,666 Times
Default

Yes, had a brief discussion with Satya regarding Amp and Sub during comp installation. He suggested to go for a different setup than JBL&GZ we discussed in this thread, may be something from Rockford!!. Approximate budget for the upgrade he told is 20-23K (Amp+Sub+Compact fib box+Wiring+Installation). Once finished total ICE cost will shoot to 40K+. As you know I started my SPARK ICE query in budget ICE for Spark thread!!!
Latheesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th November 2009, 09:25   #32
BHPian
 
Mr_Bean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 844
Thanked: 130 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Latheesh View Post
Yes, had a brief discussion with Satya regarding Amp and Sub during comp installation. He suggested to go for a different setup than JBL&GZ we discussed in this thread, may be something from Rockford!!. Approximate budget for the upgrade he told is 20-23K (Amp+Sub+Compact fib box+Wiring+Installation). Once finished total ICE cost will shoot to 40K+. As you know I started my SPARK ICE query in budget ICE for Spark thread!!!
Are you going for the SPL or SQL setup? Get a good quality wiring done, make a lot of difference.

It will not take much time for the cost to go out of range. But in the end the quality and satisfaction is priceless.
Mr_Bean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th November 2009, 11:16   #33
BHPian
 
SPARKled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 934
Thanked: 299 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Latheesh View Post
Yes, had a brief discussion with Satya regarding Amp and Sub during comp installation. He suggested to go for a different setup than JBL&GZ we discussed in this thread, may be something from Rockford!!. Approximate budget for the upgrade he told is 20-23K (Amp+Sub+Compact fib box+Wiring+Installation). Once finished total ICE cost will shoot to 40K+. As you know I started my SPARK ICE query in budget ICE for Spark thread!!!
RF should be pretty good and yes the difference will be real huge. I too started looking out for a budget set up but spent more than 40K in the end. I already see you fitting 6.5" components to replace your 4" in the near future.
SPARKled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2009, 08:33   #34
Senior - BHPian
 
Latheesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore/Kannur
Posts: 2,983
Thanked: 2,666 Times
Default

Thinking of preponing the upgrade. IL4.1 sounds nice when I play Indian classical songs (vocal), but somehow misses the punch when I play club mixes/trance/d**ty rap. Tweeter is placed just next to the front speaker (front dash) using two side tape, is it the correct location?

Heading to EVO in the evening to discuss amp/sub upgrade, may even get it installed this weekend.. you never know!!
Latheesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2009, 11:29   #35
BHPian
 
SPARKled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 934
Thanked: 299 Times
Default

What you are hearing is just the highs and the mids and what ever mid bass the 4" drivers can throw in. The punch will come with the sub. Get it done and then see the difference. But a question to you is that you still have polks on the MDF tray so is there no bass or what you call punch coming from it?
SPARKled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2009, 11:43   #36
Senior - BHPian
 
Latheesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore/Kannur
Posts: 2,983
Thanked: 2,666 Times
Default

Yes I still have the Polk 6x9 on the tray, and earlier DCX100 and Polk combination sounded nice when I play club mixes/trance. But the fader setting was R 3 then, now the setting is 0.

I shall try to finalise the equipments (amp&sub) with the help of Satya today and plan the installation soon.
Latheesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2009, 20:27   #37
BHPian
 
thelord's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 278
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Latheesh, the bass in club mixes/trance is mostly in the 50-200 Hz region. The EL 4.1 drivers can play 200Hz+ as per specification. But I found them reasonably OK for bass notes varying from 150-200 Hz.

Now here is another thing that you'd most likely encounter when you get a Sub. Subs are mostly LPF'd at 80Hz, so in some tracks you'd feel a void in the bass (mid-bass to be exact). One of the tricks I tried to fill this void was setting the LPF on the sub to 120 Hz and setting the rear Polk co-axials to play to "Thru", i.e. no HPF.
thelord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st December 2010, 12:49   #38
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dombivili
Posts: 32
Thanked: 4 Times
Question Re: SPARK ICE - Going out of my budget

Quote:
Originally Posted by Latheesh View Post
Thinking of preponing the upgrade. IL4.1 sounds nice when I play Indian classical songs (vocal), but somehow misses the punch when I play club mixes/trance/d**ty rap. Tweeter is placed just next to the front speaker (front dash) using two side tape, is it the correct location?

Heading to EVO in the evening to discuss amp/sub upgrade, may even get it installed this weekend.. you never know!!
Hey Latheesh,

Would you have a snap of the placement, I am really interested in the ICE setup you have since I have also booked a Sparky and could use some experience here.

Thanks
Kalesh
Kalesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st December 2010, 13:33   #39
Senior - BHPian
 
Latheesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore/Kannur
Posts: 2,983
Thanked: 2,666 Times
Default Re: SPARK ICE - Going out of my budget

Tweeters are placed near the front speaker on dashboard.
Latheesh 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
LML going up or going down??? devarshi84 Motorbikes 10 7th August 2009 01:32
i10 or spark - EDIT: Bought Spark LT splitsecond Hatchbacks 135 28th May 2009 22:30
Bugatti going crazy 275 mph 1250hp going Veyron GT.. 1Day The International Automotive Scene 24 4th March 2009 18:14
Little Spark of Happiness has arrived - Chevrolet Spark LT JRD Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 27 15th November 2008 13:44


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:54.

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