Well for many of us here listening to music in our cars is an extension to connect with our minds and souls while driving and to enjoy the feeling of calmness in oneself.....eh doesn't matter if the car is booming its way to glory in the neighborhood..we feel pleased with ourselves and our inner silence by achieving good music in our cars....
Well lots of soul stirring words and approach..lets get down to business on ICE....
I have planned my system bits by bits and at times pieces by pieces...waited at times endlessly to achieve what gives me happiness...well ofcourse in the current context at least. I know many here will be able to relate to this journey wherein you wait and plan your system to achieve a good end result with a lot of patience.
Here is the list of equipment which has gone into the car is running right now...remember this was done some moons back and I am enjoying every bit of it by rocking my world of music..
The Car -- Swift ZXI
SPEAKERS FRONT - DLS 2 WAY COMPONENTS (MS6A)
SPEAKERS REAR - NONE
HU - ALPINE CDA 117 + PAC for steering wheel controls
AMP 1 - DLS RA 20 -- powering the fronts
SUB - FOCAL 33V2 (in a custom sealed box)
AMP 2 - ROCKFORD FOSGATE 500-1 -- powering the sub
WIRING (RCA'S/POWER/SPEAKERS) - AUDISON + 1 SCOSCHE Power/Ground Wire
DAMPING - FRONT 2 Door damped good enough + Boot (Stinger Road Kill)
I hope I havent missed out anything here.....
The target was to achieve clean music which is more on the quality front which we refer to as SQ setup and I feel happy with the descent ICE I have in the car.
The sub is set @ 60 Hz LPF at the moment and the front comps are @ 63 Hz HPF....which I keep fluctuating to 70/80 Hz in between.
Not much drama on the phasing and bass boost part at the moment in the setup..might plan to experiment with time later.
Ofcourse a word of thanks/many words of thanks... Ajay Kamath one man who has helped me to work on building this up..wont have been possible without your help....cheers...
Havent got much pics right now..just sharing couple which shows the boot with the sub and amp placements.