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Old 27th December 2009, 12:53   #46
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But Installing the Hi-Energys in Door pads is a serious challenge. I need spacers even for the Energy series.. oh forget them, i had spacers for the Deici's too.
Any speaker will need a spacer to perform.
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Old 27th December 2009, 13:59   #47
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Any speaker will need a spacer to perform.
Is it so?. I dont know about it. IN my Swift, the speakers are just clanged on to the stock location.

I though you'd need a wooden spacer only if the size of the magnet is too big to fit in
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But Installing the Hi-Energys in Door pads is a serious challenge. I need spacers even for the Energy series.. oh forget them, i had spacers for the Deici's too.

I ll post up when i do the actual install, as of now still Amplifers for speakers is expected the coming week.
Not really bro, the Hertz Hi-Energy comps should fit inside the i10 doors with ease actually as the i10 doors are pretty deep. I had test fitted the bigger Hertz Mille MLK165 in a i10 (not mine) at the dealership (just to check) and the door could easily accomodate the depth of the huge Mille driver.

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I think that the spacer is not to adjust for the size, but rather to ensure a proper mounting
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Old 28th December 2009, 15:23   #50
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My Amp for the Components have landed..Yipeee..

Update tonight
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Old 28th December 2009, 20:36   #51
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Talking 'PoWer' Ranger

"One of the most impressive amps I've ever seen."
"The amplifier is without a doubt the most efficient Class A/B amplifier I've ever tested" - Sergey of K&B Audio

When you have components that put out 125W of Rated Power, you need a powerful 2-Ch Amp for it. But as with most cases, any 'Powerful' Amp will be as big as it sounds.

In a puny car like i10 where Space is a premium (for that matter most Indian hatches), i cannot afford to "Big" Amps (Already my mono and Sub takes considerable amount of space).

Considering the small size with big output, You must have by now guessed my Amp as... ?


nah..its not the PDX


Its the Compact yet Powerful, Rockford Fosgate PoWer T400-2
Most of RF's Amps are under-rated (atleast that is what i read elsewhere)

Specs:
Model: PoWer Series, T400-2
No of Channels: 2
Class: A/B
Rated power: 120 RMS x 2 @ 4 ohm
200 RMS x 2 @ 2 ohm
400 RMS x 1 @ 4 ohm
Dynamic power: 145 RMS x 2 @ 4 ohm 0Res (using powercube)
243 RMS x 2 @ 2 ohm oRes (using powercube)
Efficiency: 76% @ 4 ohm
71% @ 2 ohm
Crossover: 24dB/octave
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHZ

Wanna know more ? Click this Rockford Fosgate® - T400-2


This will be powering my Front components - Hertz Energy ESK 163L

And as always, the pics below
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Thats a sweet little amp you got there bro. Soo you got a RF Mono which would power your sub, RF 2ch to power your front comps....you plan to run the rears off the HU??

Anyways as of now you are done with the HU, Front comps, Rear Co-ax, 2ch amp, sub, sub box and a mono amp... Now you are left with RCAs and speaker wiring...when is that coming soo that you can start the install asap?
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Thats a sweet little amp you got there bro. Soo you got a RF Mono which would power your sub, RF 2ch to power your front comps....you plan to run the rears off the HU??

Anyways as of now you are done with the HU, Front comps, Rear Co-ax, 2ch amp, sub, sub box and a mono amp... Now you are left with RCAs and speaker wiring...when is that coming soo that you can start the install asap?
Dude, i already got the RFK4D which is a full Dual Amp kit including RCAs and Speaker wires. and of course i have the RFK 0/1 gauge too.

and regarding the rear fills, you ll have an punchy update tomorrow..

..Oops did i spill the bean
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Dude, i already got the RFK4D which is a full Dual Amp kit including RCAs and Speaker wires. and of course i have the RFK 0/1 gauge too.
Oops, my bad!

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and regarding the rear fills, you ll have an punchy update tomorrow....Oops did i spill the bean
I guess you most certainly did......waiting for a third RF amp to complete this setup....this time a punchy version of the RF.

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Old 29th December 2009, 20:21   #55
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Default Here is my 'PuNch'y update

"The P300-2 is an excellent choice if you're looking to drive coaxial speakers" - An aspiring audiophile

Presenting to you, My Rockford Fosgate PuNch P300-2

This will be puNching my Hertz Energy ECX 165 as rear fills

The Specs:
No. of Channels: 2
Rated Power: 75W RMS x 2 @ 4 ohm
: 150W RMS x 2 @ 2 ohm
: 300W RMS x 1 @ 4 ohm
Efficiency: 66% @ 4 ohm
: 60% @ 2 ohm
Crossover: 12dB/crossover
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20Khz

Wanna know more?, Click this http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/produ...n_US&p_status=


Here are your dose of pics

P.S - The aspiring audiophile is none other Mi10
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Default Summary of Phase 1 - Equipments brought

With the previous post, ends my list of Equipments. Each and every one was selected after few hundred hours of pondering and analyzing (with my limited knowledge)

All my equipments are shown as below. Sincere Thanks to Navin, frankmetha, KaranKapoor, ankit_chd for answering my queries either through posts or through PMs
Special Thanks to B&T for the Sub & enclosure (and shipping them securely)
Most importantly, i thank my colleagues and friends who have helped me source the items from US (without paying customs)


Now the next is phase is Install (I am still searching for someone who could do a good FG here in Chennai). Will update you very soon
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Old 29th December 2009, 22:17   #57
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All the Best Mi10,System looks good, do let us know how it sounds.When is the install?
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Nice equipment you got there buddy.
Have fun and hard time tuning with that HU hehe

BTW any idea about the AMP rating of i10's alternator ?

Looking forward to the install.
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Now the next is phase is Install (I am still searching for someone who could do a good FG here in Chennai). Will update you very soon
Congrats Mi10 and please PM Nitrous or Sathee for installation. They may give you some leads.


Cheers,
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Talking Electrical & Electronics - my 4 years of learning put to use

Thank you guys,

i10 Alternator rating is 65A (not very sure though). Do i need a Cap ?

Some EEE Stuff (i may not be entirely right):

P (Power) = V(Voltage) x I (Current)

Now say my Music System alone Produces 700W on an average (rated power)
Split is: (120W x 2) for Compos + (75W x 2) for Coaxs + (320W x 1) for Sub = 710W
Efficiency of Amplifier (@ 4 ohm load): 76% for Compos + 66% for Coaxs + 62% for Sub

hence Induvidual Power rating:
For Compos = 240/0.76 = 315.78
For Coaxs = 150/0.66 = 227.27
For Sub = 320/0.60 = 533.33
Total = 1075 W
Hence Input Power of amplifiers = 1075W

Now, P=VxI
and hence I = P/V
I = 1075/14
Current = 76.8 A
Hence the Current required to run the music system in avarege volumes is 76.8 A

Assumption:
Now if my Stock Car Alternator gives 65 A and car takes about 25% of this during Day time operation and 50% during Night time operation

Balance left for Day Time use: 48.75 A
Balance left for Night time use: 32.5 A

Now this is all assumed for rated power and hence, if the Volume levels are consitently high, this Current (76.8 A) may actually shoot up.

Now my noobbie analysis tells that i may need a Cap atleast; Else, very soon i ll be replacing my stock battery with a new one.

am i Right ? Gurus please help

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