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Old 18th October 2010, 17:32   #31
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Firstly congrats on your white beauty. I feel she looks the best in white (even better than red). Your white polo + black tints + HIDs will look just awesome.
And hats off to you man for your research on the HU. The end result looks just flawless.
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Old 18th October 2010, 21:00   #32
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Congrats, Ankit! Your car looks good!

Been busy last few days otherwise I would have congratulated you earlier.

By the way, did the VW dealer tell you why the warning light came on?
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Excellent work mate, Truely confidence inspiring, my favourite bit has been your reserach process and then making the 24K plunge actually work for it. Personally i feel Polo is a great car (1.6) and the only sore spot was the ICE, but i guess you just found a cure for it, do you think any reason this should not work for the vento.

All the best and Happy Motoring.

there is no reason it shouldn't be a perfect fit. as a matter of fact, this looks more or less like the HU doing business in Jetta 2.0 (correct me if i am mistaken)

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Old 18th October 2010, 23:30   #34
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Went on an early morning drive on NH-8 today and touched 140 without much effort. I could feel the car had more power but more importantly, it was completely stable on the road as long as the road was good!

Took some pics in the evening, thought i share it
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Ankit, she's a real stunner! Looks fantastic and lovely HU upgrade!

Now you should source the international head lights for your polo

PS: Could you post more on the driving experience with the 1.6?

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Old 22nd October 2010, 12:56   #36
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Just an update on my ICE, everything is working fine, no bugs whatsoever.
I am thinking of upgrading my speakers in steps.

Front Components
Rear coaxials
rear 3-way/5-way
stock speakers but a 4ch amplifier?

Any suggestions/advice? Budget 7-9k for any one of the above!
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Just an update on my ICE, everything is working fine, no bugs whatsoever.
I am thinking of upgrading my speakers in steps.

Front Components
Rear coaxials
rear 3-way/5-way
stock speakers but a 4ch amplifier?

Any suggestions/advice? Budget 7-9k for any one of the above!
Stock speakers are useless as part of any upgrade.

Front Components & Rear coaxial is the best option at the given budget.
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@ AnkitPrashar:
You are just who I was looking for
The car looks fantastic in white, almost delicious. Congrats!

And apart from that the HU, I was also in need of something like that for my Polo. I'm just curious, does all this changing void any warranty of any sort?
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Stock speakers are useless as part of any upgrade.

Front Components & Rear coaxial is the best option at the given budget.
Question - how does one find out if the HU output is good enough to drive the components or I need to get an amplifier? Is trial-and-error the only way?
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Question - how does one find out if the HU output is good enough to drive the components or I need to get an amplifier? Is trial-and-error the only way?
Hi Adi!

Any HU will have its audio output specified. For example: Now a days, most HU's will have an output of 4X50 Watts PMPO.

If you want to connect the HU directly to the speakers - Speakers should be rated more than 50 Watts PMPO ( preferably 20% more than that is required).

If you want to use an amplifier - HU's audio output rating will not be important, since you will be using a preamp out from the HU. If the amplifier is giving an audio output of 4x500 + 1000 Watts PMPO, you need to have 4 numbers 500 watts speakers & one 1000 Watts woofer (speaker meant for low/mid frequency).

Component speakers are a combination of a Speaker & a Tweeter. It will also have a frequency filter (crossover), to split frequencies.

Co-Axial speakers will have Tweeter fitted co-axially on to a Speaker. Frequencies are separated just by using a low pass capacitor.

If you are using an amplifier, which gives output in the form of 4+1, you will require only speakers/tweeters with required rating. All the frequency splitting operation will be done with in the amplifier.

Hope this answers your question.
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Hi Adi!

Any HU will have its audio output specified. For example: Now a days, most HU's will have an output of 4X50 Watts PMPO.
They will be in the range of 18w rms.

If you want to connect the HU directly to the speakers - Speakers should be rated more than 50 Watts PMPO ( preferably 20% more than that is required).
Please dont go by PMPO. If you notice none of the ICE gurus on tbhp mention PMPO anywhere. RMS is much more accurate than PMPO which is just an inflated figure. The stock HU will not have enough power to make most components sound good.

If you want to use an amplifier - HU's audio output rating will not be important, since you will be using a preamp out from the HU. If the amplifier is giving an audio output of 4x500 + 1000 Watts PMPO, you need to have 4 numbers 500 watts speakers & one 1000 Watts woofer (speaker meant for low/mid frequency).
Again please RMS only no PMPO. The RMS ratings of the amp should not exceed the speaker ratings by too much.

Component speakers are a combination of a Speaker & a Tweeter. It will also have a frequency filter (crossover), to split frequencies.

Co-Axial speakers will have Tweeter fitted co-axially on to a Speaker. Frequencies are separated just by using a low pass capacitor.

If you are using an amplifier, which gives output in the form of 4+1, you will require only speakers/tweeters with required rating. All the frequency splitting operation will be done with in the amplifier.
Dont quite understand? Are you saying the amp will act as a crossover?

Hope this answers your question.
Some observations. Please dont go by PMPO.
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@ AnkitPrashar:
You are just who I was looking for
The car looks fantastic in white, almost delicious. Congrats!

And apart from that the HU, I was also in need of something like that for my Polo. I'm just curious, does all this changing void any warranty of any sort?
Well buying this specific model won't void the warranty in any way as it is a simple plug-n-play meaning no wires need to be cut in order to connect the HU.

The stock HU can be easily unscrewed once the front panel (below the ac vents; can be easily removed by any car shop) is removed.
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Some observations. Please dont go by PMPO.
Yes. RMS rating is the best reference. I was referring to PMPO since you see them on most boxes. Speakers should be rated above the HU's audio output rating.

Crossovers will filter the signal with mixed frequencies and separate them.

Amplifiers generally come with 5.1 or other standard outputs. Each output will be specified for the respective speakers. Frequencies will already be filtered.

But, if the amplifier is a non-standard one and if it is doing the function of only amplifying - you will need to filter the audio output externally.
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Congratulations on the beauty, good you went for the hot hatch. Looks brilliant in white.

I saw a POLO the other day, on the highway, it smoked a SWIFT in no time and disappeared. Be prepeared for a lot of envy that might come your way
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Yes. RMS rating is the best reference. I was referring to PMPO since you see them on most boxes. Speakers should be rated above the HU's audio output rating.

Crossovers will filter the signal with mixed frequencies and separate them.

Amplifiers generally come with 5.1 or other standard outputs. Each output will be specified for the respective speakers. Frequencies will already be filtered.

But, if the amplifier is a non-standard one and if it is doing the function of only amplifying - you will need to filter the audio output externally.
Unless you are going for a surround sound system, I dont think you get 5.1 channel amps for cars. And you do get processors which process the sound before the amp. Not sure if crossovers are used here for the speakers individually.

My friend most amps only amplify. They do not have processors built in.
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