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Old 1st April 2020, 01:05   #151
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Thank you - never knew it's available in India. How much is the tax on top of it?
He is the official distributor in India I guess , hence the good price. I got it for around 15K INR. Also the owner/portal is based out of Chennai I guess- as I got my unit handpicked through a good friend of mine.

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18% will be the tax on top of it.

Price updated I think:
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Correct. And Shipping charges are on top of it.

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I have this AliExpress sourced dsp set up with no amp or anything in my Scorpio - just middle quality Pioneer component front speakers to replace the oem front ones (installed by Charles of Metal Effect along with damping).

Does any Chennai audiophile want to take a look at this and suggest a bit more config if any / assess what further it can do?

It seems quite well featured for the rather cheap cost but I'm only a layman about this.

Dinner (etc) on me.
Could you help with the wiring on this one? How are the speakers connected to this unit?
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Could you help with the wiring on this one? How are the speakers connected to this unit?
Just audio out (rca) on the head unit connected to the dsp and dsp out to the speakers. A wiring harness particular to each car should be available in the market.

The tuner on the HU had to be altered to send unfiltered output to the dsp
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Just audio out (rca) on the head unit connected to the dsp and dsp out to the speakers. A wiring harness particular to each car should be available in the market.

The tuner on the HU had to be altered to send unfiltered output to the dsp
Your HU has RCA outs?
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Your HU has RCA outs?
No no. But the wiring harness will have an rca adaptor to plug the camera in.
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Upgrading your OEM car audio on a budget

Pioneer DEQ S1000a. This device offers 6 channels of DSP and 4 x 22W channels amplification but permits the addition of external amplifiers so one can add an external 4 channel amp (for the front and rear speakers) or a monoblock (for the subwoofer) or both and use the S1000a as a DSP.

To the best of my knowledge this is the cheapest DSP that offers Auto EQ

(De-equalize the OEM HU and Re-equalize to new speakers and amplifiers).
A very basic and noob type question sir.

Can we use this Pioneer DEQ S1000a with Android units.

My car is a Honda City and I love the looks and features of Android Head units but the sound quality is no where near Sony or Pioneer from whatever systems I have heard so far. And the difference in sound quality is huge.

Hence just curious whether we can combine these 2 and enjoy the best of both ?
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Can we use this Pioneer DEQ S1000a with Android units.

Hence just curious whether we can combine these 2 and enjoy the best of both ?
Yes, you can. If the Android HU in your car has pre-out, use an RCA to connect it to the Pioneer DSP.

Do you have an aftermarket amplifier but?
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Yes, you can. If the Android HU in your car has pre-out, use an RCA to connect it to the Pioneer DSP.

Do you have an aftermarket amplifier but?
Currently its fully stock. I have been frying my brain online since a few days.

My basic requirement is good quality sound within about 50k budget.
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Currently its fully stock. My basic requirement is good quality sound within about 50k budget.
Android HU, Pioneer DSP, a pair of components for front, coaxials in the rear and a 4 channel amplifier all in ₹50,000, right? Here's what I can suggest, prices are from Amazon:

Android HU: Will need to check the price and suitable model
DSP: Pioneer DEQ-S1000A - ₹12,000
Components: Polk Audio DB6502 - ₹9,300
Coaxials: Polk Audio DB652 - ₹4,500
4-channel amplifier: Pioneer GM-A6704 - ₹8,000

Enquire locally, prices will be cheaper. Don't skimp on wiring at any cost. Get a good quality amplifier wiring kit - 4AWG if you'll install a subwoofer at a later stage if not, get an 8AWG wiring kit. You can look at Blaupunkt amplifier wiring kit:

BP - 4A KIT: ₹7,000
BP - 8A KIT: ₹3,500
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Android HU, Pioneer DSP, a pair of components for front, coaxials in the rear and a 4 channel amplifier all in ₹50,000, right? Here's what I can suggest, prices are from Amazon:

Android HU: Will need to check the price and suitable model
DSP: Pioneer DEQ-S1000A - ₹12,000
Components: Polk Audio DB6502 - ₹9,300
Coaxials: Polk Audio DB652 - ₹4,500
4-channel amplifier: Pioneer GM-A6704 - ₹8,000

Enquire locally, prices will be cheaper. Don't skimp on wiring at any cost. Get a good quality amplifier wiring kit - 4AWG if you'll install a subwoofer at a later stage if not, get an 8AWG wiring kit. You can look at Blaupunkt amplifier wiring kit:

BP - 4A KIT: ₹7,000
BP - 8A KIT: ₹3,500
This is great sir. Also do suggest which sub will compliment this setup.
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This is great sir. Also do suggest which sub will complement this setup.
You can look at an active underseat subwoofer rather than getting a monoblock amplifier + standalone subwoofer in an enclosure.

Depending on the budget allotted, we can search for options. Pioneer TS-WX130EA (₹10,000). Blaupunkt GTB 8200A is another great active subwoofer but it will be placed in the boot. In a sedan, I'm not sure how good it will feel hence suggested the underseat one.

Most active underseat ones from reputed manufacturers are ranging between ₹10,000 - ₹15,000.
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Re: Upgrading your OEM Car Audio using DSPs (budget version)

Managed to install the Pioneer DEQ S1000 on my vehicle. The manual which comes with it is lacking. Managed to find a good youtube video explaining the sound tune app features. Sound quality has definitely improved.

However the major flaw with this unit is that it has no calibration microphone. It uses your phones mic to calibrate the frequency spectrum of your headunit.
I am not sure if that is ideal as phone mics vary depending on the make . Audio receivers or room EQ correction softwares have dedicated or standardized Mics which are used to analyze the test tones and flatten the room EQ curve . Without accurate calibration to flatten the EQ curve this box will just act only as an EQ box. If you have a headunit that has a reasonable mutiband EQ then it does not make sense to get this DSP.
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Re: Upgrading your OEM Car Audio using DSPs (budget version)

I have been totally confused on how to go about upgrading the audio in my 2015 VW Jetta TDI Highline. The car has the stock RCD 510 with components at the front and rear.

My requirements are as follows:
- A quality sound setup (Components all round are fine. No sub required)
- I need Android Auto and CarPlay for navigation through Google Maps. Which means I will have to change the headunit.
- However, which ever headunit I use, it should be able to display the stock features like OPS and Auto AC

Now what would be the best way forward?
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Upgrading your OEM Car Audio using DSPs (budget version)

If you want to retain hvac and mid info for track and all, only option is to retrofit mibv2 headunit which came as standard on 2016 Jetta. It is not straight forward fitment, need to approach experts like vagtune and cost will be high as well.

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Re: Upgrading your OEM Car Audio using DSPs (budget version)

Since there is some discussion on the pioneer s1000a on this thread, would anyone be able to suggest me something on an issue Iím facing? Details here (Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!).
Iím using my stock headunit connected to the dsp and the music is really punchy and great when Iíve connected my phone to the dsp unit and not running it on ĎThroughí mode. Is it an issue with the amplifier not being tuned properly?
By any chance if there is any BHPian near Hebbal in Bangalore and would want to take a look at the wiring / settings, ping me!
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