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Old 25th June 2021, 01:31   #16
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Since you've aftermarket HU and considering it's pre out is much cleaner than dirty output of stock HU 10 bands of adjustment should be enough in general.
Thanks for the suggestions and quick comparison .

I realised that every product has its own advantages and disadvantages. Decided to wait for some more time and then go ahead with the DSP.

I have Morel Tempos in Baleno and they sound so relaxing. I never had to switch off the music during long drives. Gladens in my S-Cross are quite neutral sounding, but it does result in listening fatigue at higher volumes. I still like the Gladens setup, but the cheaper Morel Tempos have spoilt me for long drives.

Welcome the Morel Virtus

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To be continued!!!
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Old 19th July 2021, 11:26   #17
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I had bought Morel Virtus 602. Plan was to add dsp, mid range, and an additional amplifier after couple of months. I was ready to get the Virtus installed, but got too tempted with an amazing offer for Morel Elate Titanium 603: 3 way components.

The deal from Motorogue

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That was massive discount and these speakers are well known for their sound quality. I just picked it up. Motorogue shipped it very next day and the packaging was also good.

Box

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Unboxed

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Look at those massive and beautiful cross-overs, they can be biamped too

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Mid bass

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Mid range

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Tweeters

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I was super impressive with the quality and construction of all the components. I couldn't wait to get them installed and hit the roads to Kochi

Installation was done at Galaxy Kochi. They did a superb job. A pillar work to install tweeters and mid range was too good. Rockford T600-4 was biamped (all 4 channels used) to run the Elate Titanium. They also installed an Audison SR4 to run the Subwoofer. It's a temporary solution, I might upgrade the sub later with a mono amp. The entire wiring for speakers were changed to Gladen 14AWG (made in Germany).

A pillar work with pods

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Mid bass installed

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X-Over settings

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Time Alignment

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13 band EQ

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Gladen speaker wire

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I was mindblown when I heard the setup for first time. The staging was excellent. The speakers did get better after few hours of listening. They sound damn sweet. I have never listened to such amazing tweeters before, it's that good .

The Complete Setup

1. JVC KW-960 HU
2. Rockford Power T600-4
3. Audison SR4
4. Morel Elate Titanium 603 components
5. Gladen M Line 10 Subwoofer
6. Gladen 14AWG speaker wire
7. 4GA & 8GA power cables

What Next?

1. Helix DSP 3.0
2. Morel Ultimo Titanium Subwoofer
3. Good Mono Amplifier (yet to finalise)
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Amazing set up. I am sure its a feast to the ears. The custom made A-pillar looks so neat and speaks of the craftsmanship. I really wonder that we kolkatans are debarred of such good places for ice modifications.
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Talk about motivation for an audio system upgrade, Well done Doc.

I`m sitting on the fence, been sitting on the fence for about 7 years , need some motivation to take the plunge and upgrade the stereo system. Time to make a list and spend some time on it.

I have been looking at the possibility of a 3 way component system with A pillar mount just like yours, looks like a custom made one, this fits well. Is it designed for Morel or will other brands fit into it?
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Amazing set up. I am sure its a feast to the ears. The custom made A-pillar looks so neat and speaks of the craftsmanship.
Yes, I am very impressed with A pillar work.

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I have been looking at the possibility of a 3 way component system with A pillar mount just like yours, looks like a custom made one, this fits well. Is it designed for Morel or will other brands fit into it?
It's a custom job done on OE A pillar trims. Other brands would fit if the size matches
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Can I suggest a JBL GT bass pro 1200 watts subwoofer with an inbuilt amplifier. I have one in my car and it's been more than 4 years. Didn't have to change my speakers. And the result is crisp bass which complements each and every song. Makes the experience more realistic. See reviews or videos on youtube.
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1. Helix DSP 3.0
Add Helix URC.3 to the list for easier control and switching between setup's.


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2. Morel Ultimo Titanium Subwoofer
Are you going to go for sealed enclosure or ported enclosure?

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3. Good Mono Amplifier (yet to finalise)
Any budget in mind? Here are some options for you:
  1. Pioneer GM-D9701
  2. Sundown Audio SFB-1000D
  3. Arc Audio X2 1100.1
  4. D'Amore Engineering E1000.1
  5. Zapco ST-1000XM II
  6. Zapco ST-1650XM II
  7. JL Audio JX-1000/1D

Stetsom and SounDigital too have options in monoblock.
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Add Helix URC.3 to the list for easier control and switching between setup's.
Yes, that's a must

I am also looking at amplifiers with inbuilt DSP.

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Are you going to go for sealed enclosure or ported enclosure?
Haven't decided yet. Few friends suggested not to spend 1 lakh + on a subwoofer. So I am considering Eton Move 10 too.

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Any budget in mind? Here are some options for you:
I have spent close to 3 lakhs already on audio upgrades for S-Cross . I can spend, may be a lakh more on DSP, Subwoofer, and Mono Amp.

Nakamichi DSP has very good features and the price is super VFM. But, I read mixed reviews like Nakamichi is not what it used to be.
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I am also looking at amplifiers with inbuilt DSP.
Mosconi has good options on Amplifier + DSP combo.

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Haven't decided yet. Few friends suggested not to spend 1 lakh + on a subwoofer. So I am considering Eton Move 10 too.
Look at JL Audio 12W3v3-4 (500W) SQ oriented subwoofer that has killer performance. Great reviews worldwide. Also the option is Arc Audio Series or X2 series subwoofers. Another option is the Helix Q-series and K-series subwoofers.

These are in the 25,000-30,000 range.

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Nakamichi DSP has very good features and the price is super VFM. But, I read mixed reviews like Nakamichi is not what it used to be.
JL Audio TwK88 is another great DSP, Mosconi has pretty good options. Check with BBW distributors once.

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I just tried FLAC file via USB. It sounds really great. Video doesn't do any justice, still posting it

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