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Old 9th August 2011, 16:57   #1
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Sound works are a car audio & video specialist. Sound Works is run by Johny and his brother Devaraj (Deva) and they have been in car audio business for the last 20+ years. They are authorized installers for Hertz, Polk Audio, JVC, Sony and Blaupunkt products.

Johny has undergone professional training from IASCA and Blaupunkt

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Sound Off Award Winner, The competition was judged by Deepak Asrani (well known figure in car audio circles)

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Fairly spacious & airy garage

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Services Offered:
  • ICE Installation - Basic, Medium & High End
  • They also install Remote Locks, Sun Films, Power Windows, Strobes, LED lights and carry out Headlight & Horn upgrades.
  • They have in-house AC mechanic and Seat cover Liner.
What I like:
  • All installations are done by Johny / Deva.
  • Support staff are fairly experienced.
  • All installs are given the same kind of commitment & care, be it basic / medium / high end installs.
  • They have ICE'd 12 cars for our family and we've never had any probs till date. Details of my recent install can be found here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/sound-...ld-things.html
Contact info:

Sound Works
No. 1, Ponnusamy Street, Royapettah
(Opposite Gopalapuram play ground),
Chennai - 600 014.
Jonny - 098401 31222
Devaraj - 094440 84222
...:::SOUND WORK:::...

Note - I am not commercially affliated with the installer or the brands he deals with.

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Old 9th August 2011, 17:13   #2
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Infact the shop looks like a service centre. Never seen any car audio shop with such an setup. Kudos to Johnny.

After reading some bitter experiences with Power zone, I believe this is the only one left for all audio enthusiast in Chennai.
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Infact the shop looks like a service centre. Never seen any car audio shop with such an setup. Kudos to Johnny.

After reading some bitter experiences with Power zone, I believe this is the only one left for all audio enthusiast in Chennai.
Their garage is pretty big, can house 6-7 cars at the same time.
A small titbit, assuming you are familiar with MGR (actor/politician), Johny had ICE'd his personal car. This car can still be found in MGR's memorial house.

Power Zone is also a good place to go for ICE, I've seen a few of their installs they've been good.
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Old 9th August 2011, 17:54   #4
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That's really a great news and increases the reputation on him. Eagerly waiting for my purchase to have his magic weaved on it. And I am sure, this hype doesnt disappoint me.
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That's really a great news and increases the reputation on him. Eagerly waiting for my purchase to have his magic weaved on it. And I am sure, this hype doesnt disappoint me.
It hasnt disappointed me till now and I sincerely hope it stays the same for you too. All the best for your setup.
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I am not happy with the ICE upgrades that I did on my Manza at Jewajee but can't afford new equipment.

My current set up
1) Stock OE HU
2) Scoche 4 Channel high to low converter
3) Velocity Va475 4 channel amp powering
4) Velocity VC 542 front components
5) GT4 Series subs from my earlier cars
6) Stock rear speakers powered by the HU.

The issues:

1) Jewajee couldn't get the high level inputs in VA475 to work without it picking the engine whines thereby going for a high to low converter. The sound quality is not good as good as the one with high inputs
2) The cross overs & Hi-low converters are placed with just a 3m double side tape in the dual din slots of the HU causing it to rattle.
3) Radio reception is not as good as before (perhaps improper grounding).
4) The amp gain settings were done by trial and error.

Will Sound Works take up such a small work of reinstalling the whole thing to my satisfaction?
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Old 23rd September 2011, 17:07   #7
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Will Sound Works take up such a small work of reinstalling the whole thing to my satisfaction?
I'm not sure if they would take up this job, but you can always give Jonny / Deva a call and explain your requirement.
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My experience was very average with him. I went and spoke to him. He was primarily selling Rockford-Fosgate stuff. He even agreed to do an install for 25,000.

He was reluctant to share the model number of each component, so I did not install it with him. I wanted to know each part number and model, so that I could do some research on the specifications on the company website.

He might be very good at the install, but I did not get confidence when I spoke to him on the products.
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Old 6th October 2017, 18:07   #9
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My experience was ok/average with him. Wanted to install Helix E62C.2 components (which I had procured separately). Left the car at 1:30 PM. Got back by 9:45 PM. Did a neat job. Only issue is, he installed the tweeters too low into the sail panel such that the tweeters were firing directly at the dash. Basic mistake . Have to get it corrected.

Of course they did try to encourage me to buy HU, mats, rear coaxial, sun films etc. But did not push me. More of a sales pitch.

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