27 Mar 2008 :Got the Keys of our new Zen Estilo.Was really excited and couldn't wait to install a proper music system.We had a Maruti Omni earlier and all it had was a Maruti supplied Kenwood HU and 2 Speakers in the rear.The first thing that came to my mind was Sony.After owning n number of Sony products that became my first priority.Car dealer also had Sony products but they were no longer in production so i opted out of it.
(Day 2) 28th Mar:Drove to nearest Sony Authorized Center which was a 5 min drive away from my house.Got my uncle along as well,he's an audiophile.
After reaching the place i started selecting the products for the car.
The Installed ICE Components are as follows.
Rear Speakers XS-6942A
The speakers too were out of production,there was a pioneer set available with him.But the Pioneer had no bill/Warranty,My Uncle kept telling me to go for the Pio but the bill/warranty issue kept me away from it.And Ultimately Sony was my only option.
Front Speakers XS-GTF16252
This is all my dad agreed to pay for,dad was least interested in investing for a Music system.At that time i agreed (as if i had a choice,it was either this or nothing)
The Sub and Amp were gifted by my uncle.He said that these are required for having a better output.
Amplifier XS-ZR6022 2 channel amp
Cables RCA everything is Monster Cables.This again was uncles decision,
I was shocked to see the difference in the quality and the size of the cables Sony had provided and Monster cables.He told me wires are as important as any other component in the entire system.
The sub woofer was installed on the parcel tray with the rear speakers.
I was really happy with the entire setup.
After a Week the parcel tray was bent as it couldn't handle the weight of the woofer.
Uncle to the rescue again,he took me to Santacruz where his friend owns a ICE shop.
I was blown away looking at speakers and Woofers of Companies like Infinity,MTX audio,Kicker all brands i had never heard of.He put a new parcel try and a new enclosure for the Woofer.
The Bass was now much more clear and tight then before.But we(uncle and me) were not satisfied with the output of the system.
So i started googling,going through forums to find out what was wrong.
The Answer i got everywhere was the same.
The problem was Sony
There was nothing i could do except ICE the whole car again.
So now i need your help guys to help me configure my ICE Setup.
I'll prefer a Step by Step Upgrade as i'll be spending my own pocket money.
The HU also started skipping after about 1.5 yr use
Got it repaired from Sony (Under Warranty).But i mostly use the USb.
So I have a Budget of 10K for the first step of Upgrade.
Save me Guys!!