Dear fellow TAIans ,
I own a Honda BRIO SMT (less than 2 weeks old) and am looking to upgrade my ICE in parts.
To Start with, my car is equipped with OE Head unit & four speakers & steering mounted controls, which do a decent job apart from the thump.
My older ride (Zen LXI 2003) has a Pioneer HU, JBL 4 Ch AMP, JBL 1200W Sub, JBL components, tweeters in front & JBL speakers in the rear (Sorry, I don't remember all the model details). All in all it produces some major thumping, considering a small car & used to Rock my car with Subwoofer at level '1' .
Now I miss the BASS in my BRIO. Initially I thought I could live with the OE ICE, and will not upgrade it for at least an year or so... but here I am, the itch to upgrade has already began, and where will I find a better place to discuss than TAI
!! 1st phase requirements :
BRIO's boot is smaller than my Zen's, so my existing Sub wont even fit, and considering the already compact space, I want to keep the boot totally free.
So I guess my options would be a sub+woofer combo under the seat. I am aware that the performance might be no where close to the Zen's, however some thump is needed in life!!
The options that I could explore..
1) Xenos: XCT-ASW-160
Approx Price 8 K Xenos
2) SteelMate: SW826
Approx Price 13.5-14k Welcome To The World Of Steelmate - Car Audio
3) Focal: Bumba Under Seat Series
Approx Price : 11.5-12 K (These are just subs though, will need an added AMP) Focal Subs Bus - Car Audio flat subwoofers Bumba under seat
Please suggest if any of these sound right to you guys ?
Any other product / combo that you suggest considering my space constraints ?
Does the sub fit under the driver's or co-driver's seat ?
Any discomfort factors ? 2nd phase requirements :
A good Touchscreen LCD HU that will fit in my double Din space, that has
1)Bluetooth Connectivity(Wanna make calls & access phone book if possible)
2)USB, AUX must (CD not mandatory). Should read videos from my USB storage.
3)Want to use GPS navigation on the screen. What else will I require for this(HW/SW)?
4)Would want to hook a reverse camera to it.
5)Has to work with my steering audio controls.
Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.