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Old 1st May 2016, 22:09   #46
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Hi BHPians!!

I need few suggestions for a new add on accessories for Baleno(Zeta) that i am going to buy soon.
I was not happy with the bass range that the standard music system produced, It was giving more vibrations rather than the thump. I am planning to add a SubWoofer and an amplifier. Need suggestions for the same!!
Budget ~ 10K
The vibrations you mention might be due to the crappy oem speakers. Best thing to do will be to change just the speakers to a better quality one and see if you are happy, or else look to upgrade to a subwoofer and amplifier.
For the initial upgrade I suggest you buy a nice component speakers for the front and plan an upgrade if you still feel the thump missing.
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Hello guys,
I was not happy with OEM speakers in SX4. I changed it to Memphis Components at front and rear coaxial. I am still not happy with output. Should I get an amplifier or change HU?
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I was not happy with OEM speakers in SX4. I changed it to Memphis Components at front and rear coaxial. I am still not happy with output. Should I get an amplifier or change HU?
Just by changing the HU you will get much better sound plus you can get more features like Bluetooth streaming and phone calls.

Check out the Blaupunkt New Jersey 220BT and Pioneer FH-X779BT if you're on a tight budget.
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Just by changing the HU you will get much better sound plus you can get more features like Bluetooth streaming and phone calls.

Check out the Blaupunkt New Jersey 220BT and Pioneer FH-X779BT if you're on a tight budget.
My budget is within 20k for now. Would I get a decent HU and amplifier?
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My budget is within 20k for now. Would I get a decent HU and amplifier?
In that budget you can get a HU, Front components, rear coaxials and a 4 ch amp.
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In that budget you can get a HU, Front components, rear coaxials and a 4 ch amp.
I already upgraded the speakers. Can you suggest a good brand amplifier?
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I already upgraded the speakers. Can you suggest a good brand amplifier?
Go for the Blaupunkt EMA 455.
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Please also get damping done for all doors as all this even without a sub will make things vibrate.
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Hi BHPians,
I have an audio related issue with my 2016 Cruze LT. The OE setup sound quality was good, way above average sound quality of OE car systems. I replaced the OE audio HU with JVC KW-V41BT( In dash video player with Bluetooth) and the sound quality has dropped drastically. I tried changing the polarity of speakers and the audio setup to no avail. This is the first time in my ownership experience with 6 cars that the OE HU has performed better than after market MNC brands.
My question is, is the Cruze HU that much more advanced than a 27k after market HU? Sound quality is very important to me(as is the budget) hence is speaker upgrade mandatory for JVC if i need better sound? The OE cruze comes with 6.5 Inch speakers for all four doors + tweeters on the pillar. Any advice/ suggestion is welcome.
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I have a Brio EX MT variant, which came with single din Alpine HU and 2 front speakers, which I don't know the make of.

I wish to upgrade the sound quality of the same, but am on a shoestring budget. Here are 2 options I have.

1. Take current front speakers, move them to rear. Add component speakers in the front
2. Install rear speakers, leave front speakers be as it is.

Please suggest which route should I take and what speakers should I install. I am looking to get this done in around 2-3k range. Is it worth doing this in this budget?
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This is the first time in my ownership experience with 6 cars that the OE HU has performed better than after market MNC brands.
My question is, is the Cruze HU that much more advanced than a 27k after market HU? Sound quality is very important to me(as is the budget) hence is speaker upgrade mandatory for JVC if i need better sound? The OE cruze comes with 6.5 Inch speakers for all four doors + tweeters on the pillar. Any advice/ suggestion is welcome.
Instead of swapping polarity, check if all the speakers are powered in the same sequence, + to + and - to -, if they are mixed up will result in cancellation and bad output.

Next would be to check the sound settings.

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1. Take current front speakers, move them to rear. Add component speakers in the front
2. Install rear speakers, leave front speakers be as it is.

Please suggest which route should I take and what speakers should I install. I am looking to get this done in around 2-3k range. Is it worth doing this in this budget?
Definitely option 1, add a pair of component for front. Brand based on your taste of sound, audition few at a store.
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