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ICE upgrade for my Linea Emotion

Discussion in 'In Car Entertainment' started by nkrishnap, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    1,900
    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    Hi experts,

    Looking to upgrade the audio with the below config.

    1. Cerwin Vega HED 65cs 6.5" component speakers
    2. Cerwin Vega HED 525 5.25" rear speakers
    3. Cerwin Vega HED 600.4 4 channel amplifier
    4. High input wiring + amp + speaker cabling (forgot the brand, i guess its bose)
    5. Door damping with 3M door dampening material
    6. Cerwin Vega HED 124 12" inch subwoofer + box

    Let me know if something needs to be tweaked in this.

    Note: I am not changing the Head Unit to retain the Blue n Me functionality.

    Expected hole in the pocket around 27K.
  2. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Please do not use Bose Wiring,Linea deserves better
  3. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    1,900
    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    I am not sure about the wiring will check and ask for better quality ones.

    Any suggestions from your side? Is the config good. I am also looking ARC components, but the head unit is the main culprit, from the feedback I got the ARC components will sound very similar to the Cerwin due the head unit, but will end up spending higher.
  4. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    I have ICE'd mine by retaining the stock HU,how do you plan to connect RCA's to the headunit?
    I havent heard of Cerwin Wega brand,so cannot comment on it.
    I am using Rainbow SLG titan Components,powered by Kenwood 8404 Amp.
    To convert speaker out to RCA out from stock HU i have used a Audsion HLA.
  5. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    1,900
    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    How much did the Audison HLA cost you? and Rainbow Components?
  6. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Audison HLA cost me 4500 bucks,even the hand made Genesis HLA costs around 6K
    I had bought rainbox components back in 2010 for 10K,SLG titans are not being produced anymore.
  7. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    1,900
    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    Just checked the amp, it has the facility to take speaker level input as well as the RCA. So, I guess the HLA are not required. and all relevant couplers are available with the installer, so no wire splicing as well.

    But what he suggests, to stick to this set up for clarity and decent bass. Else throw the HU out, lose the steering controls and then the whole world of options opens up. I am not keen on the latter.
  8. I have ICED with the following setup:

    Head unit: Eonon D1205 1 din touch screen player
    Comp: Herz DSK 165, planning to upgrade to Hertz ESK 165.
    Coax : Hertz DCX 130
    Amp: Arc Audio 5 channel
    Subwoofer: RockFord Fosgate Punch series 10"
    Scosche RCA connector

    I had auditioned cerwinvega in a fully customized cerwinvega demo car and the out put was not that great. Even the person who installed in my car advised not buying all cerwin vega. RMS value in cerwinvega is less compared to other brands. I feel cerwin vega is overpriced.
  9. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Krishna, Did you get these details from EVO:).
    I have almost similar cofig, I would say its a decent config, but not excellent. I have no idea, what would be the better though.
  10. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    1,900
    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    Ravi,

    Yes these config details are from Evo. Pestering Sathya with loads of questions. What he says, there are too many uninformed installers in Bangalore doing installations. These give loud output clarity sort of lacks is his opinion. I heard the same from Sachin's auto shop.

    Now aksing for ARC components, to enhance it better.

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