Got ICE upgraded in my PS. Following came together to make it -
Ripped apart the Kenwwod stock and replaced by Pioneer Flagship 8690BT - 29000/-
Rainbow Soundline 12" Subwoofer - 1 Nos. - 16500/-
Rainbow iPaul 4.300 4 channel pre-amp - 1 No. - 24800/-
Digital Design AM 1 monoblock pre-amp- 1 No. 15200/-
Rainbow Soundline Comps - Front as well as Rear - 38400/-
Damping - 9000/-
AIV 4 Guage Kit - 7000/-
AIV Speaker Wire - 16 mtrs - 3200/-
Woofer Wire - 4 mtrs - 1600/-
RCA Cables - 2000/-
Rings - 4 - 1300/-
Woofer Box - 2000/-
Total - 150000/-
Initially I decided to live with the stock kenwood HU as it provided 3 outs. Later it had to be removed and thrown off. Just did not work well. Did not gel with the rest of the system. The Pioneer plays like magic.
Initially installed 2 Rockford Fosgate shallow subs to avoid wasting 1 third row seat space. They too had to be replaced. Came out to be huge compromise. For a car with such large cabin space, they were falling short. Finally they had to give way for a single Rainbow SL series and the world is a different place since then.
I got the system done at Driven Delhi. Took the team a dedicated 9 hours or day 1 and almost same the next time.
I must mention - It was an absolute pleasure working with team Driven. The job they did was commendable. I guess some 3 hours were dedicated only for the damping. The amount of cabling the system required called for almost all things in the car to be ripped apart and I had my heart in mouth at all times. But the way these guys were taking care, it just felt awesome. You don't need to tell them to take care at any point in time. Every panel, every screw that was removed were handled with atmost care possible and kept away from dust and accidental damage/misplacement. While I started the day with Rana, Subhaan dropped in after a couple of hours and the way he took pain to stick every peace of damping, it was just awesome! Gunbir Singh spent a lot of time with us and then finally worked on the tuning. The next time it was Jasjeet. Met Rajan also by chance. He was one of the guys who gave the initial gyan. It was a pleasure meeting him and exchanging notes while the installation was going on.
End of the day, the music is light years ahead of what the stock system provided. Anyone on this side of the world (Delhi-NCR), feel free to shout for a demo. Worth it!
And next on the cards - the alloys facelift! Will throw in some pics once done.
All pepping up for that upcoming leh-ladhakh trip.