Honda Amaze VX i-DTEC Ownership Review


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Hmm, what an amazing DIY on Amaze Vichu !! I am really impressed with you detailing and care on your car and also 11k within short time[clap]I wish you many happy miles with your Amaze and yes would like to see your Amaze when I visit next to Kerala.

Have you installed those speakers on the front doors are rear ??
 
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Good DIY jobs buddy, & may be best ownership thread in TAI . [clap]

Most often I have seen damping mats sticking in door pads, & here its sticked to doors. I think doors feel lot more solid too. How is the overall NVH Levels now?
BTW Does the stock player has enough output to drive the new speakers?
Do let us know the difference in the sound quality after the upgrade.
 
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Hmm, what an amazing DIY on Amaze Vichu !! I am really impressed with you detailing and care on your car and also 11k within short timeI wish you many happy miles with your Amaze and yes would like to see your Amaze when I visit next to Kerala.

Have you installed those speakers on the front doors are rear ??
You are most welcome [:)]

Only on the front Doors, checking on something good for the rear. will be doing a DIY soon [;)]

Good FYI jobs buddy

Thank you [:D]
 

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BTW Does the stock player has enough output to drive the new speakers?
Do let us know the difference in the sound quality after the upgrade.
Stock HU is too good by stock standards. SQ is far better than stock speaker, After adding amp, its much more better.

BTW stock speaker was a little miracle. It got no magnet and gave good thump and treble with just the full range and no extra tweeter.
 
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Good DIY jobs buddy, & may be best ownership thread in TAI . [clap]

Most often I have seen damping mats sticking in door pads, & here its sticked to doors. I think doors feel lot more solid too. How is the overall NVH Levels now?
BTW Does the stock player has enough output to drive the new speakers?
Do let us know the difference in the sound quality after the upgrade.
The NVH levels has been decreased to a very great extent[clap]
 
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Tweeter installed

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RF component input. Unlike regular components the splitting network is concealed inside the woofer unit and no dangling parts.

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Tweeter output from RF woofer.

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RF Tweeter. Lost the cover and other axillary parts with previous owner.

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Thick sleeved cable used to draw power for amp.

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HU connector.

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HU rear. Second socket is for USB. Third one is there to connect antenna.

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RF P15412 12" SW. 150W RMS

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Input terminal.

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Enclosure with glass wool filled.

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MTX Thunder X704

70W RMS x 4 channel bridgable amp.

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Rear panel.

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Got RCA input as well as inbuilt line converter. Stock HU can be used directly with this, boon for us guys,

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Gain and frequency select goes here.

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Speaker out. Bridgable. Every terminal in this amp is tightened via allen key in place of star screw. Connected component to one set of amp and used the other set in bridge mode to run the subwoofer.

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Power connection goes here. Positive supply fed to the REM terminal turn on the amp. After market HU got specific output to feed this. Since no signla from stock HU, ACC connection is used to control the amp. Either of the amp can be disabled by pulling off the fuse.

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Dash and seat stripped to work on.

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Thick sleeved speaker wires, used 2 strands twisted to get thicker gauge.

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Neatly concealed the speaker wire from boot through running board till amp, placed under front passenger seat.

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Wire routed from battery to power amp.

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hi vishnu
nice DIY. I have a question. have you changed your head unit or still using the stock one.
And if you are using stock then what kind of connection did you do to connect the head unit
 
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hi vishnu
nice DIY. I have a question. have you changed your head unit or still using the stock one.
And if you are using stock then what kind of connection did you do to connect the head unit
 

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