Audio system with a simple design
I used to own a Mazda Protege (99 model) in the US.
It came with a factory fitted CD Player & Radio which had a
very simple panel & display. It had a simple screen with a
single line of Black LED lettering showing stuff like Track[N] or AM/FM Frequency etc or the Clock. Below the display were buttons
- to increase volume, move forward/back/ change radio to 5 radio presets. On the side of the display panel was couple of small switches to change
from Radio to CD Player & to set the time.
This is photo I found on google search which is identical to what
The Panel where 4:30 (time) is shown is the display panel. Below it are
the buttons. Above the display is where you insert the CD.
I now own a Swift VXI in India now & am looking to fit a audio system on
it. Budget including the HU & speakers is Rs 10000. Are there any
players in the market which have a simple display & controls like
I described above. In most of my friends cars, I see displays which
have shining blue/red lights & streaks & there are moving/shinings
displays & lines. I absolutely detest these.
So other than decent sound, my other criteria for the audio system
1) Under 10K total fitted
2) Simple Display Panel like I described above.
3) Secure - I am not planning to fit a security system in the car.
Nor am I planning to remove the faceplate & take it home with me.
So are there HU's which are comparitevely difficult to remove or
are bolted firmly etc. By the way, do all the HUs come with a removable
faceplate or are there ones which come with a fixed faceplate - it
doesn't matter to me either way, but just curious.
get the skoda hu which is removed and sold as it is not liked by many but you....it will cost you in 4-6k range....about speakers you can get co-axials in the front and the back doors....the whole setup will cost you approx 10k + 1k
etc? What's the simplest display I can get without going for a recycled
for the HU, have a look at Blaupunkt Bahamas MP46.... its black color will suit the swift interiors...the looks are very simple and decent... and most important stuff is you can have any color on the display with RGB 4096 combinations...it plays MP3, WMA has bluetooth compatability and auxiallay input too...i've it fitted in my CVT
4 speakers). I am not really interested in MP3, WMA or bluetooth or any
The only thing I am going to play on my player is regular Music CDs.
Is Blaupunkt otherwise a reliable brand?
I have seen a few JVC CD players which cost around 4K
Below is a higher end model(around 5-6K).
They have a black background and color display, not too bright.
In your budget I suggest you look at the 3-4K variety from JVC or Pioneer and then choose 2 coax+ 2 front speakers + 2 tweeters.
I got such a system in my indica long time back and the cost was around 10K.
As of today the cost will be much less.
Do you want with Bill and Warranty or without B&W will do.
Ain't a Guru, but being a simple query here goes... Kenwood I guess is the answer. Check the kenwood range and they would deliver exactly what you are asking for. The earlier models of JVC also would provide you with a simple information display. However if my guess is right you might have to end up with an ACD player with no capability to play mp3 cds.
4 speakers - you have talked about 6 speakers? Do I need 6 or are 4 enough?
Also, I am in Chembur, Mumbai - any recommendations for shops which
sell & install ICE near that place?
Even if I do get a HU with a detachable faceplate, I doubt if I will have
the patience & memory to detach it will leaving the car & more importantly
remember to get it while leaving home.
Blaupunkt India Numbers: +91-(0)80 - 2299 2820 / 2299 9440 / 2299 9438
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