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  1. Welcome to AUTO 101 At Auto101, our passion for cars runs through our veins. We are driven to provide high quality automotive services, with your satisfaction our top priority. Our Services Include: Servicing, Maintenance and RepairsIs important to have your car serviced and maintained regularly to ensure optimum performance and no let downs. At Auto 101, our team of highly qualified technicians will ensure that your vehicle is properly maintained top-notched all the time! Every car that comes to us for servicing goes through our Real 26 Vehicle Checks system where we thoroughly inspect almost every component of your car, making sure it is road worthy and safe. With every servicing, your records will be data-based and customers will receive a printed report of what has been checked and done together with the servicing. Customers can request for their records to be pulled out whenever a situation requires (e.g. when you are selling your car). We will also send out service reminders via e-mail and SMS on the 5th month after your last date of service. A valued-added service brought to you from us @ Auto 101! All vehicle makes and models are welcomed as we're backed with our extensive assortment of diagnostic equipment! Systems and Accessories installationFrom LED lighting and In-Car Entertainment (ICE) systems to Car Cameras and Alarm Systems, nothing will faze our team of professionals. At Auto 101, we believe in quick, lasting, neat and presentable work. We will spare nothing to provide the best service in all your systems and accessories installation needs. Air Conditioning ServicesKeep your air-con cool and clean with us! From cabin filters, system flushes and gas refills to condenser servicing, motor replacements and leak checks and seals, we've got it all to keep your cabin nice and cool! Vehicle Lighting Battery Supply and Service Suspensions & Brakes Vehicle Camera Systems
  2. Hi guys, im having some issues with my speakers and i suspect they are defective. Any audio shop to recommend to replace my speakers? I am very fresh into car sound system and am already quite lost. I am looking to replace to a better speakers and hope you guys could guide me along. Thanks alot.
  3. My COE car dun have aux input, which is a no no in the modern times as I cannot play music from gadgets such as phones and ipods, etc. Hence completed a simple upgrade to improve the flexibility of the existing sound system and make full use of the speakers and tweeters which are pretty decent and good enough for me. I share my humble and cheapo DIY project with fellow bros. Appreciate suggestions if can improve the "setup", make it neater or more presentable. Hahahaha
  4. Anyone with experience of 2" full range speakers? Audiobank, Sound stream, Omni Beyond, Debezt, Caewales, Enzonic, VF, Music Hawk, Audiobank,
  5. Hi, Would like to check if CM models ZC31S original audio system is able to connect bluetooth & play music. Thanks in advance !
  6. hi, just installed an active sub below my seat. than i realised that my front speakers are too weak to be blasted hard becos they are stock. so i went to upgrade the stock speakers to hertz speakers. after this, i was told that my stock head player has no power to drive my expensive front speakers to the optimal performance. and now, looking around for a amp to power up. after spending so much $$$ and time on all these upgrading, all we wanted now is to enjoy the music with good quality sound. so what media do you all use to play your music? is the SQ from a MP3 good enough? where can we get high quality music CD? TIA
  7. qwerty1304

    BOSE in-car Audio System

    Hi guys, Would any kind members know off or came across any audioshop that does BOSE sound systems for cars?
  8. Hi Guys, just joined the forum. I recently bought a Toyota camry, 2.4. The audio system which has a inbuilt GPS is on continuous mode of telling me directions which I never set. Please advise how to off.
  9. Count-Bracula

    HELP! Audio file conversion --> PSP format

    Any IT or PSP expert can advise what conversion software to use? Need to convert audio files in my iTune folder to PSP format . . . . no choice lah, cannot afford an iPod. Thank you.
  10. I've seen some cars has aftermarket audio controls installed to the steering wheel. Where to get this and ard how much does it cost?
  11. Plusplus

    Pioneer HU and GPS

    This is my 1st time buying a PI car and choosing a pioneer HU to install. What I need is a HU with GPS function and can work with iphone(preferably with andriod too). Hope the experts can help. From what I have read from pioneer website and this forum, it seems that only 8650 has GPS module. What does this mean? Just upgrade firmware? Free? Other forumers have also suggestion to use the phone navigation function. Does all the model support this? Somehow I find that 8650 is an overkill as I'm not really into audio systems. Just listen to radio and MP3. Sorry for this noob question. I'm still lost and couldn't find explanation to my queries. Thanks a lot in advance.
  12. If your are extremely pleased with your ICE upgrade done, please recommend your installer here, and the work done. Please keep this constructive and factual, for the benefit of others considering their options. Do share what did you get done to your ride? What components did you change? What has improved? So, please only those with positive experience need share here. Thanks.
  13. Stage 1 Gonna start an audio system upgrade on Qashqai J11 In many occasion, the first to upgrade a car stereo is the speaker, head unit and addition amp. Often sound isolation or acoustic treatment is being left out in the equation. There are 4 main things to consider in car audio. 1. Speakers. 2. Amplification. 3. Source.(head unit). 4. Acoustic treatment.(soundproofing). http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/Vehicle-Car-soundproofing-deadening-Engineers-view-/10000000176936757/g.html Personally, I feel that Acoustic treatment is the most important as it form the frame work or foundation resonant frequency of the car itself. If Acoustic treatment were to be in the last stage, there is a possibility of retuning the system again. (dismantle of parts, cover, speaker etc .) Love hate relation with vibration Vibration we love How do speakers work? http://www.physics.org/article-questions.asp?id=54 The electromagnet is attached to a cone made of a flexible material such as paper or plastic which amplifies these vibrations, pumping sound waves into the surrounding air and towards your ears. Vibration we hate As the speakers are generating these musical frequency, its also generated vibration within the door panels chamber. Often these frequency are trapped within the door chamber and causes crosstalk of frequency. Not forgetting that vibration from the car itself during moving off. As a result, some frequency are loss and some are amplify. That why we often hear the ugly sound of bass banging onto the wall of the inner panel. As much of the frequency(force) is being reflected back. In addition , other lose frequency. Solution Method 1 Weight the car down. By adding enough weight we can reduce the vibration of moving parts. However, efficiency suffer as more horsepower is require to move the car. Bad fuel consumption. Method 2 dampening material http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/learningcenter/car/vibration.html Vibration dampeners and noise deadeners can improve the sound of your vehicle by lowering the amount of ambient noise when you drive. Here are a few ways how: Speaker grilles tend to resonate and buzz, road and engine noise can come through the firewall and floor, and a door panel missing a rivet can vibrate noisily. Noise deadeners can help reduce these annoyances. Just using an inexpensive door kit can make your speakers sound better by damping the resonance around the speaker area. If your vehicle has a lot of ambient noise, applying a vibration damper can give you a quieter, more relaxing ride. Method 3 Acoustic Insulation 3M Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation is a cavity filling solution for automotive sound insulation applications. Compressible, lightweight and conformable, this product can be readily processed by conventional techniques such as die-cutting, heat sealing and ultrasonically bonding High performance and low density making them ideal for mass reduction applications Each method has it pros and cons Most convention and common is method 2. However, I decided to go for the 3M thinsulate as it should be the most elastomeric materials (An elastomer is a polymer with viscoelasticity (having both viscosity and elasticity) and very weak inter-molecular forces, generally having low Young's modulus and high failure strain compared with other materials.) also being lighter of the 3 and easier to work with. It just like going to the boxing ring with mike Tyson and you gonna tired him out by draining his energy by all those empty punch being throw at you. A empty punch is more tiring then a punch which land on the opponent. UNDERSTANDING DAMPING TECHNIQUES FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL http://www.earsc.com/HOME/engineering/TechnicalWhitePapers/UnderstandingDamping/index.asp?SID=62 Sound test Please dont ask the wife or girlfriend for feedback. They always reply : NO different , why waste the money. But to ours Trained ear it really make a different.. Day and night.. After 3 installation on Qashqai I m totally convinces it works. All the cymbals sound like crystal bells All the bass sound more beefy Mid all around.. no more messy sound Songs Tested Rebecca Pidgeon No rattle on the door panels / vocal just flow into your face Carpenter It going to take some times - Sweet voices of Karen just feeling so lushy full / Feel like there a drum set right infront of me / All the instrument sound at the right volume. Megadeth Dawn Patrol ( the ultimate Drum and bass ) My ear just bleed. However, dont expect the 3m Thinsulate to perform magic an turn the car to total isolation from the outside. Nevertheless, it a good platform to start with Stay tune for stage 2 ....
  14. Rejoice everyone! Currently ST Mobile is celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary in conjunction with Singapore SG50, We are to celebrate together with all myCarForum Members. Currently, we have a very hard to resist group buy for all myCarForum members. Alpine SPJ-17C2 6.5" Coaxial Speaker QUALITY OVER QUANTITY Just because you want better sound in your car, doesn't mean you have to break your budget, The Type-J speakers are perfect, affordable option if you simply need replacement speakers or even want to start building a sound system. ALPINE GIVES MORE BASS Type J speakers gather you to every bass level. Outstandingly, Type J's are able to reach the highest efficiency of music instruments that leads you to the next level of sound quality. Peak Power ~ 200W RMS Power ~ 40W Normal impedance ~ 4Ω Frequency Response ~ 35Hz - 25kHz From now till 31 of May 2015, We are only selling this at $50/- (U.P $120/-) Limited to only 50 sets. Drop your nick for reservation and state your preferred timing. Collection is only at out latest outlet. 25 Kaki Bukit Road 4 #01-27 Synergy @ KB S(417800) Do drop by our newest outlet for more In-Car-Entertainment upgrades! For more information about us: http://www.sgcarmart.com/directory/merchant.php?MID=12629
  15. Am dying to add a steering audio control to my Vezel, it feels incomplete without it. So did some calling and managed to find a shop that can install it. I sense a lot of interest among those of you who have just collected or are waiting for your car, so I asked if he could arrange for a group buy and he agreed. So here's the deal agreed with minimum of 10 participants: S$ 580 inclusive of labour The "mah fan" part about this is that they require a $250 deposit to indent the part from Japan and it will take a while to arrive. When this list hits the minimum of 10 people, the deal will be on and I will post details on how to pay the deposit and also help to consolidate your details. Those who want to join this, add your names below. The more the merrier! Finally, if anyone else can get a better deal on this, please share. Thanks! :) 1) poundpuppy 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  16. Hi, need some advise on where can I get a cheap dekitting services for my car's audio system as I am changing to a new car next week. Any recommendation appreciated.
  17. Can I get some recommendations of good car audio systems that have ipod adapters? I need to be able to see the songlist and play them from the audio system touchscreen. I don't need DVD. Thanks!
  18. Is there a place with a good variety of HU that one can try and see how they work?
  19. I'm driving an 08/09 legacy gt that comes with the stock Macintosh audio system and the headunit is integrated into my centre console. A common issue with these is that the in-dash cd changer will jam after a few years and that's the problem I face now. Most owners tend to install an aftermarket HU, although some used to get the Macintosh HU sent to the agent or something for repair. Thing is the legacy forums were shut down and it seems that the previous batch of Legacy owners that used to "play audio" aren't active on the FB legacy page so I have not been able to get a recommendation for a shop that can help me out. All I need is to get the CDs removed from the changer, no need for repair of the HU. I'm selling the car soon and this is one of the things I want to get sorted before I put it for sale (some of the CDs got sentimental value to me). Does anyone know of any shops that deal with Macintosh HUs or any other shop that is willing to give it a try? I approached a shop that previously did a stock sub replacement for me but they refused to even try. I know there's a risk of the CDs getting damaged but I'm willing to take that chance and even leave the car at the shop for a day or two if necessary, I just really want those CDs out.
  20. hi, just bought a pioneer 1450 from my friend, looking to install in my civic...any intro. jsut want to keep it simple w/o amps etc, jsut head unit swap... thanks
  21. Superyandao

    [Review] Rotating Dual Camera HD DVR

    Only had for little over 2 months and my car was totalled from behind. Video from my DVR helped show that I had very good distance to the car in front of me, but I hit it due to the impact from being hit from behind. Cops were trying to say i was following to close... nobody was the guy behind didn't pay attention wehen traffic suddenly stopped. Video was helpful for insurances and even my chiropractor. Simultainious video plays big role for seeing what happened, instead of just the front camera or separate 2 cameras. With this unit you choose to show (copy to computer) 1 camera or both camera videos after it is already recorded! You are in control!
  22. E3ugene

    3 way installations

    Good Day All, I've got a question on 3 way installation with DSP and hopes that the seniors here are able to give me some advise. Currently, I'm running a 2--way active front setup using a Pioneer DVD player with 3 pre-out linked to my Audison BIt one DSP. I'm ready to move on to 3-way active setup. however, I notice that my currently pre-out are all used up, but when I removed the RCA from the 1st Pre out, my speakers are still working, I read up somewhere before that the 1st pre out is used for channel A = Tweeters & 2nd pre out for Channel B = Mid, As I plans to upgrade my RCA Cables at the same time, could I remove all 3 RCA from the pre outs, and use 1 Pre out connected to my Bit One via RCA and split the channels via my Bit one to the individual amps? all inputs are greatly appreciated. thank you.
  23. Hi Ah Meng is a freelance installer and with more than 15 years of experience. He helped set up my both cars ICE with one car running front three way active system. You may look for Audioniche in Facebook page to look at this installation work. If you would like to try out his services, please call him at 97696215. He might not respond well to SMS and definitely not what apps as his phone does not have whatsapp. Best Regards Audioniche
  24. i keep hearing cracking sounds in 1 of my speaker in my stock speakers after replacing the HU. i din notice last time have or not but it's been a year and the problem still persists and the shop tat helped me told me get a woofer can solve but i fixed woofer liao still cannot solve. 1 of the back speakers (suppose to be a sub) is still having cracking sounds like the speaker cannot take the sound like tat...but cannot be even if i switch on soft the crackling still have. sometimes the cracking stop but most of the times have. anyone know reliable audio shop tat would try to smoke me?
  25. Hi Guys, anyone knows if there's such a thing as a Portable headphone amp that works as a bluetooth Transmitter too?? This is because i wanna use my Ipod classic with my bluetooth speakers, yet i also wana use an amp like the Fiio E17 or something. The problem is, bluetooth transmitter will be using the 30-pin connector for optimal results, so does the Fiio E17, so i cant connect both at the same time. So it will be cool if there is an amp similar to the Fiio E17, which also works as a bluetooth transmitter so i can also use my bluetooth speakers(which does not have an aux in at all). Anyone knows if such products exists?? Thanks!
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