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ICE upgrade for Punto 90HP (with minimal hassle)

Discussion in 'In Car Entertainment' started by redbull, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. redbull

    redbull

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    Hi, I am planning to get a Punto 90HP soon. I took the test drive but I found the ICE a bit of a disappointment. So I will be getting the ICE upgraded.

    I will keep the HU for Blu & Me. I want an amp, front comps, rear coaxials and a sub. I heard "Plug and Play" Amp from Blaupunkt is minimal hassle.
    1. What is a "Plug and Play" amp?
    2. I suppose the HU has only speaker level output. Do these types of amps take speaker level input?
    3. What about powering the amp? Do we have to take a separate power from battery?
    4. Does the amp turn on and off with key?
    5. Any recommended model?
    6. Please give any reference of a good, I mean *the best*, ICE installer for Punto/Linea - in Bangalore - I really do not want people messing with the innards of my car (bad experience of an ICEing of an earlier i10). The guys need to be professional and responsible workmanship and not some JC Road junkie with screwdrivers. Must have done Puntos/Lineas earlier. Must take personal interest in installation and not leave it to his matric fail apprentices.
  2. amolmane

    amolmane Guest

    Kenwood material is best.
    Do not go Pioneer/Sony/JBL

    These Pio/Sony & JBL all are only profit making MNC
    Kenwoods are best & maintenance free as compare to other MNC

    Example :- Visit any After Sales Service. There you will find very less Kenwood. & more Sony/Pio/JBL etc.

    Kenwood comes with Image Enhancer Technology.So that you will get live effect of every song.

    Kenwood gives all frequency correctly

    Because of Imgae Enhancer Technology,Kenwood output is smooth ,distortion-free.

    YOu will get precise output & as per Recording preferance. When any song is recorded,Sound Recordist fixes the place of every channel.

    Go at any Authorised Kenwood Dealer. I repeat " Authorised"
    From
    Amol Mane
  3. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    1. What is a "Plug and Play" amp?
    A plug and play amp, as the name suggests is one that fits into a HU and doesn't need any extra modifications. Blau PnP is ideal for E+ HU.

    2. I suppose the HU has only speaker level output. Do these types of amps take speaker level input?
    If you use Blau PnP, you can forget about these problems. If you use any other amp, you will need to use a line converter that will convert the speaker level output to line in for the amp.

    3. What about powering the amp? Do we have to take a separate power from battery?
    Separate power will be required from battery IIRC.

    4. Does the amp turn on and off with key?
    Yes, whether Blau or any other (when used with line converter).

    5. Any recommended model?
    Depends upon personal music taste. You will need to strike a balance between taste, connectivity and compatibility.

    6. Please give any reference of a good, I mean *the best*, ICE installer for Punto/Linea

    No idea whatsoever. ::O Someone from Bangalore can pitch in.
  4. redbull

    redbull

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    Yes Amol bhai, I agree, Kenwood has the best sound quality and trouble free. In my i10, I had a JVC and then I had to exchange with Kenwood because JVC was giving trouble - music skip. Now Kenwood is running trouble free.

    But In Punto 90 HP, it is emotion pack only, and I do not want to remove the stock HU. I think it is Blaupunkt because many people have successfully attached Blaupunkt PnP amp to it.
  5. redbull

    redbull

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    I mean, I only want a PnP amp. Are there too many models in Blaupunkt itself? I want to attach 2 front comps, 2 rear coaxials and 1 sub. Please recommend some model. Any place to source it from?
  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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  7. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    :eek:fftopic
    Ravi Sir,I am now realizing the fact that a moderator job is no child's play, any cross threads queries, you come up with the link, phew. Looks like a full time job.
  8. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    sshhhh... my manager is sitting beside me.. ::D
  9. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    @ Ravi can you please let me know the price of Blau PnP. I have Sub Woofer with me & I waiting for amp.
  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Check the thread I mentioned (viewtopic.php?f=13&t=394), SKYWALKER has put detailed price break-up.

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