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Old 26th October 2010, 20:01   #1
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My present configuration in the WagonR is as follows:

Front: JBL GT5-S204
Rear: JBL GTO 938
HU: Pioneer 4050UB

Was thinking of adding a sub+amp for better sounding ICE - specially the Bass (for the Punjabi stuff, you know).

Would it be feasible ? If so, any recommendations ?

Thanks!

P.S. I am a newbie here, please don't scare me with technical jargon
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Old 27th October 2010, 11:32   #2
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Budget please

If on a budget, opt for JBL GT5-644 4 channel amplifier (app 6K) and JBL GT-5 entry level 12" sub (app 3-4k with box). Let the front speakers run off the channel 1 & 2; and the sub off channel 3 & 4 bridged. Power the rears off the HU.

Hope its not a technical jargon
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Old 27th October 2010, 12:56   #3
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Thanks for reply..

How much of a boot space will this take? And where is the Amp installed ?

Asking this since old WR is notorious for being not so ICE friendly car.

Any other options other than JBL (not that i hate JBL )
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You can place the amp either under the front seat or behind the rear seat on an MDF board. Since yours is a JBL setup, compliment the same with a JBL amp.

You could look for options from Pio, Kicker, Boston, RF, Alpine etc etc but before that, please let us know your budget.
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Budget is approx 10-12 k
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There are also Kenwood, Blau and Sony.
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Kenwood 845 + Blau GT 1200
Kenwood 845 + Bull Sub
Kenwood 845 + Rockford Prime 412
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Audition atleast 2-3 brands before solely relying on advice to buy kenwood amps and compare, many people I know (including me) rarely like their performance.
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Does this setup need any "damping" or any sought of that stuff ?
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Though not necessary, but yes it'll improve the overall SQ.. when you do a full blast, your doors and boot would not rattle.
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For your taste in music, go with what Panky is suggesting.
But do get a proper MDF Ported Box. Volume ~ 1.6/1.7 litres. The JBL sub goes really loud on the typical UK Punjabi numbers.

If you can compromise a little on Loudness and want a clean sub, then go for Blau GTw 1200 as abhi suggested. Use it in 1.2cu ft sealed box and you'll be pleasantly surprised with its transparency. But yes, it won't be as loud as the JBL in the ported box.

Amp, JBL S644 / Kenwood M845 are both good amps. Kenny is slightly neutral and JBL is slightly aggressive (I've heard both amps on same setup). JBL S644 offers better crossover control than the M845.

For advice, you can visit LBM bhaaji or Driven.

Good luck! And as they say in the Punjabi spirit, play it loud!
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Hello,

My present configuration in the WagonR is as follows:

Front: JBL GT5-S204
Rear: JBL GTO 938
HU: Pioneer 4050UB

Was thinking of adding a sub+amp for better sounding ICE - specially the Bass (for the Punjabi stuff, you know).

Would it be feasible ? If so, any recommendations ?

Thanks!

P.S. I am a newbie here, please don't scare me with technical jargon
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