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Old 19th September 2009, 21:22   #1
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It's been a really long time since I actually opened a new thread and penned my thoughts like I did for the Show-off thread for my earlier car, my beloved Es(q)teem.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/sound-...er-hermit.html (Frankmehta’s eS(Q)teem®: Eclipse| Illusion Audio| DLS| Genesis| Monster|Hermit)

I am now compelled to open a new thread for my newly acquired Ford Fiesta S. I got her on the 14th of August, and started ICEing her on the 7th of September. 12 long days later, she is ready. My S is ready to rock. And how!

The equipment goes like this:

1. Head Unit: Eclipse CD7200MKII

2. Front Stage:
-----Alpine SPX-17PRO 2-way Components
-----DLS RA20 2 Channel power amplifier

3. Sub Stage:
-----JBL W12GTi Subwoofer in a Sealed FG Enclosure
-----Clarion DPX11551 Monoblock Amplifier

4. Sound Deadening:
-----Noisekill: Over 65 sq. ft spread in various parts of the car.

5. Wiring:
RCA: Monster XLN401 Pro
Power Cabling: Polycab 3 Core Wire (35 sq. mm.)

I am very tired, since I am just back from the install, so I won't say much. I was pretty awestruck by the entire experience, and hence did not get the inclination to take too many photos. My install has been covered partly in this thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...finalized.html

And my conqeust for a new sub has been discussed in this thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu..._makker-s.html (The Dilemma of the Low_Bass_makker/s?)


A few youtube videos, followed by some photos. Sorry for them being less in no. Just too tired. This was ONE detailed, time consuming install spanning about 5 whole days.

Hats off to:
-Ajay, Shafiq- For their unparalleled co operation and immaculate installation
-LBM- For being instrumental in getting my system alive and 'kicking'
-Sam: For helping me procure the JBL W12GTi
-KMD+Fizzmall: For the equipments brought in from the USA.
-My family and my girlfriend for supporting me in this endeavour. I was MAD, and troubled these guys a lot to get what I wanted.


THE system needs a lot of tuning, but is sounding AMAZING out of the box. We shall let the speakers run in for a few days, and fabricate the tweeter pods soon.
After that, we shall have one round of final tuning and then I shall post my review.

Videos followed by some Photos.









UPDATE

An Audiophile Computer in the making: frankmehta's Fiesta S (An Audiophile Computer in the making: frankmehta's Fiesta S)

Digital Audio Processing in a Carputer/Car PC for Dummies
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more of the pictures!
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and the last batch.


sorry for repeated photos. they will help document the entire process better!
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AWWEEESOMEEEEE!! Congrats frankie!!
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The installation looks really neat.
When can we come to hear it?
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Sweet. Congratulations Bro. Love the Sub and the Mono.
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Congrats Frank, A really neat install. The best ICEed fiesta.
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HOT HOT HOT!!!! Franky amazing setup looks real cool,ohh my look at the sub seems like a piece of rocket just landed in ur boot

"Tuhaar setupwa ka Oddisonwaa kabhi durrlabhh honge humkaa,Bhaiyaji"
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Great selection of products ..Congrats. !
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This is simply AWESOME
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I agree with sathee46 best ICEd Fiesta ever!!

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does the sub get in the way of taking out the spare tyre?
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Good to see you got what you wanted. Are you facing any problems in terms of access to the spare tire or you guys cut out a new board for that?
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Hey Franky, they look and sound amazing...
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Very neatly done.
Keep the subwoofer literature in car you might need its support to tell police its only a speaker.
why is tweeter pod taking time? where is the fuse which delayed the whole thing?
Are you going to miss the luccents anymore?

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Congrats Frank.
Looks really amazing.
Kudos to Ajay bhai again.

Now, tell us about the initial experience.
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