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Discussion in 'In Car Entertainment' started by Saurabh2177, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    HEAD UNIT

    Well, for a new HU, do make sure that it has 3 RCA pre-outs. That will make it future proof if you intend to add a subwoofer system in future.

    For a decent budget, look at these Head Units from JBL:

    http://www.indiajbl.com/CarAudioProduct/20101221102955368532255.pdf

    This website lists the price t Rs3290/-
    2 years warranty Car Audio Multimedia Head Unit USB, SD Card, AM/FM Tuner

    The IndiaJBL site is not working (under maintenance) but these pdf links are still working.


    FRONT SPEAKERS

    I would advise you to audition a few speakers and check which ones suits your requirements. I would advise against an external amplifier at this stage and it would be better to buy component speakers for front doors in the budget of Rs4500-6000. Make sure that the speakers you buy are 4 ohm speakers preferably.

    There are many good brands you can try: JBL, Rockford Fosgate, Hertz etc.
    Size: 6.5 inch.

    REAR SPEAKERS

    For rear speakers, co-axials are good. Buy any 6.5 inch co-axials in the range of Rs2500-3500. Brands are again the same.

    Total budget: Rs 12000-14000 approx. This saves you a lot for getting the front doors damped with material like dynamat or dampmat. Damping cost is approx Rs1500-2500 (variable) per door depending upon the amount of damping done. A good damping is like a good SPMS of an assembled PC. Its one of the most ignored aspect of a car's ICEing.
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  2. Thanks mate.. I will check today here in Pune and see the options specified. One more thing, will the HU leave a lot of space in the dashboard and make it look little dull and odd ??

    If I get the complete JOB done outside, will the warranty get void ? Or should I do it in FIAT accessories ?
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2013
  3. rishike007

    rishike007 Esperto

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    Mumbai-Pune
    Pune- Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    It's really very less for a quality sound, but you are happy with the setup then 20K is more enough :)
  4. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Stereo Cover on dashboard for Fiat Grande Punto


    Have a look at this. When installing aftermarket head unit you need this fascia:

    - - - Merged Post - - -

    Do NOT waste time and money by getting stranded in a FIAT service center.

    My door harness wire got cut on its own and fiat srrvice center just put joints n nothing else. Wonder why they keep threatening people with this warranty fraud if someone wants a little modification to audio system.

    Dont worry your warranty wont be void if the installer doesnt cut any wire. Just get a head unit and 4 speakers. Do not add amplifier or subwoofer in first attempt. Hope you will like the speaker set up itself. Damping is your wish whether you want to spend on it or not.
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  5. Yea, even I think d same. I will not go expensive in the first attempt. Will try to get a decent one in the budget. And lets see later if I will be needing some more.

    Thnks for the stereo cover.
  6. vivekrj.dieselhead

    vivekrj.dieselhead Regolare

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    Hey Saurabh if you really want good sound output from your setup, then you must change the HU. Otherwise you would regret for spending money on those useless acc.


    HU-> JVC KDR 90BT (~12K)
    Speakers-> Bull audio compos(5k), Polk audio compos(7K)

    Get only a single pair of speakers and keep the rear fills empty.
  7. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    This may be subjective but I feel that one should install speakers in all four doors rather than just the front 2 doors.

    Sometimes I adjust fader to pump music mainly from the front speakers and the listening pleasure is not as good as that with all four speakers.
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