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raj_5004

Story of my Scorpio 2.2!

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yes, i am not an audiophile, so guys, please dont expect high end stuffs in my car. instead you can find some pretty basic stuff in here...

it all started when i bought my car in may 08. i had little knowledge about ICE then (even now i dont know much!) & i installed a sony woofer + sony 6x9s + sony 2ch amp!!! LOL.gif
as soon as i got the delivery of my car, i realized somthing was amiss! i just had not got what i expected.

1st upgrade: after some months, i changed the useless sony woofer to a JBL bass tube & changed the 2 ch amp to a 4 ch one. i did this in a shop in mulund & i was very much infuriated by their shoddy work & low knowledge on the same.

2nd upgrade: when i felt like nothing is working, i got in contact with a guy named ramie (also, my HU had broken) & met him today. he heard my system & came out pretty sad. the first thing he said when he had a look at my HU was "is this what mahindra provided as OE?" (now i know what you mean ramie!) i had a limited budget of 10,000 ONLY & i was selfish enough to want a HU as well as front components within that budget. again, a special thanks to ramie for making this happen! finally my second upgrade happened as follows:
* useless nippon HU changed to pioneer 5050.
* again useless stock front speakers changed to VTREK compos.
i am very happy with this new setup & it is defnitely a vast improvement over my previous setup. ITS MONEY WELL SPENT. also, thanks to ramie for spending time to listening to my setup after the installation, taking time to tune & set it properly. in the end, i am a happy man... smile.gif

3rd upgrade: to be continued...

attaching some pics of my latest upgradation:

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some more pics of my entire setup-
1) the HU
2) the driver side tweeter
3) the driver side tweeter again!
4) the basstube
5) the basstube + rear 6x9s

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Nice upgrade Raj' date=' I would be soon going in for an upgrade of the stock ICE in my car & know whom to turn to now![/quote']

 

thanks buddy. stock ICEs are never good & if you like music, its always better to upgrade. also, these days there is a wide range of products in the market to suit every budget.

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You are welcome! How is the bass tube compared to conventional woofers with regards to sound/effect?

Also, I can see the USB wire dangling, there are HU's with incorporated USB Ports, AUX in & Bluetooth connectivity. I would prefer the ones with full options & they aren't much expensive these days.
speed2009-06-14 07:56:35

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You are welcome! How is the bass tube compared to conventional woofers with regards to sound/effect?

Also' date=' I can see the USB wire dangling, there are HU's with incorporated USB Ports, AUX in & Bluetooth connectivity. I would prefer the ones with full options & they aren't much expensive these days.
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the basstube goes "boom boom" & coventional woofers gives a tighter punch. the basstubes are more vocal & i like the boom effect, hence i prefer basstubes over woofers.

 

even this HU is with full options buddy. it has Aux & Bluetooth connectivity & it has 3 pre-outs. as far as USB wire dangling is concerned, its not a big issue for me as it sits neatly in the recess below the HU. my earlier HU had incorporated USB slot & it used to stick out of the dash. i cannot recollect the number of times i have hit the USB stick by mistake! so for me, its better its stays hidden inside!
raj_50042009-06-14 16:24:12

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The install looks Damn Neat!! I wish I had even a basic 4 speaker setup in my car though!! smiley6.gif

 

thanks cyrus. i think you have a scorpio right? doesnt it have a music system?

 

Sadly, no!! My scorpio is the base model. without any of the frills. A basic. Mud attacking/traffic bullying Black Beast!!

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@ cyrus: thats even better! you can customise it the way you want.

for example, in my scorpio, i had to let go my steering mounted volume controls for a better HU. also, i cannot change the alloys as the present alloys has sensors for the TPMS in it. so there are some limitations in the top end models.

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i know your car buddy. i have seen it before...smiley1.gif

yours is an LX & the wheels are from the SLX because LX has silver coloured ones, right? your car looks truly mean whereas my car looks a softie comparitively!

 

whereas pics of my car is concerned, i have already posted the pics in my ownership thread, here is the link, check the last page:

 

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Why did you settle for Vtrek components? I have never heard of them before.....anyway if you are happy with the sound' date=' that is good enough.

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answer is budget constraints buddy. other option was JBL 608C. build & sound quality of VTREK was better than JBL. so after all, its the sound that matters to me, not the brand.

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