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Old 17th February 2021, 19:51   #1
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Default Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU

I had always wished to do up a car with personalized ICE setup for a long time. I was introduced to the world of good sound quality while I was using my Getz 13 years back but I could not set up a decent ICE in that as there were bigger priorities in life than good music.
Later, I moved on to different cars but never managed to satisfy my quest for the right sound that moves my soul. However as mentioned in the below 10 commandments

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/car-e...ing-forum.html (STATUTORY WARNING - 10 Risks to know before entering this forum!)
I was converted a long time back & it was just matter of time.

Finally, after owning 4 cars and 13 years, last year I picked up my 5th car the BS6 Toyota Innova Crysta Z and something inside me started telling me that it’s now or never.
So, once we started getting back on our feet after the pandemic, I restarted my search on finalizing the first proper ICE upgrade project of my life. I choose EVO customs in Bangalore and its owner Satya as my partners in this.

After some long discussions with Satya and after listening to some of my playlists we both agreed that I was a bass junkie and then we started working on a setup that would satisfy my taste.
However, I had some pre-requisites
1) No splicing, cutting, and fiddling with stock wiring. The ask was very simple, if we can’t do something without fiddling with my stock wires then let’s not do it.
2) Android auto HU was a must and preferably something that can take a sim card since I wasn’t a big fan of relying on my Wi-Fi hotspot from the mobile and also I prefer a wireless life, the less wires over my dash or the windshield the better I feel.
3) The HU should be a capable setup since my usage on maps and music was going to be high and the last thing, I wanted was a system that hangs or lags during response.
4) Preferably the HU should have a DSP chip since I did not want to invest on a standalone DSP for now.
5) Dash needs to be clean, meaning the GPS chip, MIC, Antennas & any other thing that needs to be exposed from the HU should be away from my field of sight.
6) The fit and finish should be as stock as possible.
7) The setup should be something that could be ported & upgrade over.

After some deliberations and negotiations, I decided to take the leap of faith.

Finally, with help of Satya I decided the below setup for my car for now
1) Double Damping on 5 doors using ICE Audio- 2.2 mm
2) Infinity Primus – 880W, 9004A- 4 channel Amp
3) Brazo P660 - 4 Channel Amp
4) Infinity REF 1200S 12” subwoofer
5) Audible Physics Tandav 6MK II series components speakers in front
6) Infinity Reference REF 6520 CX components at the back door
7) Cerwin Vega – 8AWG-wiring kit
8) Acustika – 12GA wiring kit for subwoofer
9) Mojo 16GA wiring for speakers
10) Evo-Fit -4GB//64GB Android HU with DSP chip.

The job was estimated to be 7 to 8 hour long and we choose a Saturday to carry out the job.

Meanwhile I also decided to upgrade the lights on the Innova and decided to go for bi-xenon projector fog lamp and upgrade the headlight to LED's. This added a delay of 3 to 4 more hours to the above job.

Some Pictures

Audible Physics Tandav 6MK II series components speakers for the front. This will be configured as 2 way active
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Brazo P660 - 4 Channel Amp which will power the front Tandav components as 2 way active

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Infinity Reference REF 6520 CX components for the back door
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-1.jpg

Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-1a.jpg

Infinity Primus – 880W, 9004A- 4 channel Amp which will power the components in the back setup as passive and also will power the subwoofer.
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-4.jpg

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Infinity REF 1200S 12” subwoofer
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ICE Audio- 2.2 mm damping sheet
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Cerwin Vega – 8AWG-wiring kit & Acustika – 12GA wiring kit for subwoofer
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-6.jpg

Mojo 16GA wiring for speakers
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-7.jpg

iPH CAR Bi-Xenon fog light projectors
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GS 35W HID ballast
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Precision Super Brighter 5500K hid xenon bulb
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The HU: Evo-Fit -4GB//64GB Android HU with DSP chip
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-20.jpg

Some working pics

The stock damping on the right-side doors
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-snapshot.jpg


The stock damping on the left side doors
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-snapshot_4.jpg

Detaching the stock HU
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-snapshot_5.jpg

Doors after the damping is completed
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-snapshot_7.jpg

Water proofing of the speaker connections
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-snapshot_8.jpg
This is done by using some rubber-based paste that does not allow water droplets from the window-panes to meet the speaker connections.

The Amp, Speaker and Subwoofer setup
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-l.jpg

The plug & play evo fit android player
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-snapshot_9.jpg

The placements of twitters on the A-pillar
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-snapshot_15.jpg

The DSP in action
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-snapshot_17.jpg

Dashboards look in the night
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Final Verdict
I was super impressed by the installation process at EVO customs. The folks here know what they are doing, they don’t over sell you things and also will explain all that they are doing if you are interested. This entire process was done in front of me and I was supervising the process not that there was a need but because I was genuinely interested.

And the end result of all this is that I have a car now whose audio sounds like a car from at least 2 segments above with a brilliant ICE setup compared to the stock,and I am enjoying each and every second of driving around in this car now. The head unit UI is not the best in intuitiveness but its response and touch sensitiveness are perfect, since this is a 4GB/64Gb setup it does not show any signs of lags or slowness and the DSP chip on this one is excellent and gives really good control on the music.
I am super happy about the way my car audio sounds now

I have recorded the entire process and put up a video. Have tried covering almost every part of the process. The video is a bit long, but I guess it’s a comprehensive one so maybe I will be pardoned for it.


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Old 22nd February 2021, 06:27   #2
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Thread moved from the Assembly Line to the ICE section. Thanks for sharing!

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Old 22nd February 2021, 16:42   #3
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Hey Shreehari, Great work! Must be great sound effects now! Where did you keep the amplifier and subwoofer? I heard that its under the seat, but didn't see it in your video. And any indicators on the cost? Enjoyed the video, very well done!

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That's a very interesting and comprehensive install, really appreciate how you have summarised it in 15 mins video.

Can you please give the costs of the entire upgrade, component wise ?
That can help lot of people including me to budget their upgrades, also if possible show the installation of Subwoofer in the boot.
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This is a great install, very professional. Thanks for capturing the details in the video. Please share the costs as well.
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Hey Shreehari, Great work! Must be great sound effects now! Where did you keep the amplifier and subwoofer? I heard that its under the seat, but didn't see it in your video. And any indicators on the cost? Enjoyed the video, very well done!
Thanks Samm for your comments.

The below pic should show you the placements of the amp's and the sub woofer
The top two pics are of the amp's, one is placed under the driver seat & the 2nd one is placed under teh co-driver seat.
The subwoofer is kept in the boot (Bottom right pic)
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Looks pretty cool! Do you have details of the HU? I'm interested in the video ins, considering an Innova might need a reverse cam.

Satya of Evo is a pro. Have met random strangers who swear by his work and attitude. Very to-the-point with costs and timelines.

I wonder where the blue raven is flying these days.

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Interesting choice of components, I am sure its a rocking setup like you said.
Would you have more details / pictures of the fog lamp installation ?

Form the video the HU looks responsive enough, how's it when multiple apps are open ? Also if you dont mind please share the cost.
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Interesting choice of components, I am sure its a rocking setup like you said.
Would you have more details / pictures of the fog lamp installation ?

Form the video the HU looks responsive enough, how's it when multiple apps are open ? Also if you dont mind please share the cost.

Thanks adi_sun

The HU as I said is not the best in intuitiveness but then multiple apps working together is not at all a problem.

Attaching two pics of the most used combinations by me to depict the seamless working of the same
Spotify + Google Maps
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-s.jpg

YT + Google Maps
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However below are some things that are not very great
1) If you power off the system while using any of the music apps like Spotify or YT then next time when the system powers on it goes to its default music player.
2) Spotify(premium subscription) doesnt play in the background while using Google Maps in full screen. Only way to use this in parallel is to have it in split screen as dispalyed above. I have not tried this with other music apps like Amazon Prime, Jio, Saavan etc but I guess the behaviour would be the same.
3) I can install whatsapp but cant use it as a standalone whatsapp number
4) Can install dialer app but cant make calls from the HU (This has a dedicated SIM )
5) There are some GPS apps like HERE & Waze. Havent tried it though.

Now coming to the bi-xenon fog lamps:
Audio upgrade in my Innova Crysta | Infinity & Brazo amp, subwoofer, components, Android HU-headlight.jpg

The projectors up close:
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These projectors are meant to complement that headlights and with this setup the car looses on the fog lamp.

The headlight here again is upgraded and is a blaupunkt LED
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Hi,
Thatís lovely that you upgraded the Audio system and the Head Unit!
Stock music system in Innova Crysta is really bad. A few cars costing half or less than half of what Crysta costs have much better Audio.
Even the head unit feels outdated. So good job there upgrading that too!

Good luck with the upgrades!
Cheers!!
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