Originally Posted by rakeshkn
Thanks Sankar for your advice. I will try to do the same on my amp too.
I know this question is late but I would like to know what is the disadvantages of Sony HU comparing Pioneer or any other HU as iI searched a lot and everyone suggesting pioneer than sony btw
I brought sony for 5300.
Considering entry level single din systems almost all brands will have similar specs and features be it Alphine, Pioneer, JVC, Sony or Kenwood. But the difference will be in SQ. ICE is whole lot different to that of home music systems and needs to be designed specifically for a car's dimensions. Even if one buys high end components for speakers (Rainbow, Morel, Focal), High power amplifiers (Rockford Power seris, DD Audio high power amps) and huge subwoofers sound basically is generated from HU right??? Why is it that for all ICE upgrade people replace the beautiful looking stock ICE (which might also have functions which cannot be replicated like steering mounted controls) with after market HU? The setup will only be complete and useful if HU provides good SQ or else no point upgrading to high end ICE.
Coming to why everyone chooses and advise against going for Sony HU.
Sony's HU have a reputation for poor SQ and power wattage. Current models actually excels models from Pioneer and Alpine in term of specs but still when we look for pure SQ sony fails to the likes of Alpine and Pioneer. I don't think SOny has mastered the technique of producing a HU which provide good SQ along with all the features the HU comes with.
In case of my Pioneer HU, it comes with what Pioneer calls Mitrax which basically turns my car into a moving Disco. After my audio setup was complete i still had 2 pending days work in accessories shop for seat covers and light fitting. During that day a brand new Toyota Fortuner came for a high end setup. Setup was :-
Sony 7in Multimedia HU 30k
Focal Polyglass VB Component speakers for front - 12k
Polk Audio 6X9 Coaxial speakers for rear. 5k
JBL GTO1004 4 channel amplifier 14k
Polk Audio D1000.1 Monoblock amplifier - 20k
Focal P-30 12in subwoofer with custom enclosure. 10k
Connection wiring kit - 3k
Rockford Speaker cables - 2k
Dual Voyager 7in headrest screen - 20k
Costs 1.5lakhs i think for whole setup and after fitment and tuning done by a professional (who also did tuning to my car ICE) sounded awesome. But when he listened to my car's ICE he was shell shocked as mine had more SQ and every sound in a song could be heard very clearly and my setup could take mids and highs way better. Of course his setup had way more sound and bass due to dual amps but the SQ was much lower. This was pointed out car accessories shop owner and the sound engineer and i could see disappointment in his face. Last heard he was looking for a Alphine 7in HU which i heard costs 50k
. Hope this long example helps.