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I got my Pioneers about a year ago to link up with my car audio system that already features a top of the range CD player and Amp. At first I was thinking... Will the Pioneers really make that much of a difference, As £120 was a pretty heavy price to pay when your going in blind and don't know if they will make a difference. But I must say I was pleasantly surprised! To set them up I had to remove the parcel shelf from the back of my GTi and cut 2 holes with a jigsaw where I wanted to put them. At this point you need to be exact and cut both holes exactly where you want your speakers to sit on the parcel shelf as there is no second chance with this, If you mess it up it means buying a new parcel shelf. Thankfully I got it first time! Once the holes are cut out then you place the speakers in and they should fit exact as long as your measurements are correct. Next thing I done was get hold of the in car speaker wire that I had to connect my pioneer speaker wire up with to complete the job. Once I got the wire i then had to connect the male ends with the female ends on the car wire to fully connect the unit. I recommend using cable ties when they are connected to keep all the cables tidy when you tuck when away back up inside the car out of eye view. Once I completed this part then I turned my audio system on and the speakers worked first time. I think that the pioneers made quite a difference. The sound they produce is top quality, No fuzziness at all like you get sometimes off of cheap speakers. I would say completing the proccess of connecting the speakers up with the car was pretty easy for me, But I have did this before and had my boyfreind there to talk me through it. So I hope this review has talked you through it and will help you get connected and also help you figure out whether the Pioneers TS Q172C are for you. Good Luck
When I bought my Golf GTi I was lucky enough to find one of these little poor souls hiding away in my boot! I couldn't believe it as I thought it looks like a cracking car audio system as it even had a remote. So I gave my friend Michelle a call and asked her to come over to help me out on a little project. On her arrival I showed her the Ripspeed DV720 and explained that I found it in my boot and that I wanted to give it to her. Of course she was happy with this when I explained to her that these had pretty heavy price tags and I wanted someone to enjoy the use of it rather than lying in a boot or a drawer. So off we went out into the car to set this bad boy up. The first thing I done was take out her old audio system that Im sure was a pioneer. We had to use security keys to remove her pioneer system and it took a good 15 minutes as it was pretty stiff. Once we removed the old one all we had to do was disconnect the wires. Not as easy at it sounds I tell you! Takes a little getting used to as there is quite alot of wires. Once disconnected we then started to install the Ripspeed DV720. First thing we done was connect the wires up to it and then all we had to do was slide it in to the space provided and make sure that the wee locks that hold it in had caught. Abracadabra and bobs your uncle, In other words " sorted " It was as easy as that. That hardest thing about fitting one of these units I would say is removing the existing one as they can be quite stiff.
When we fired the unit up for the first time we were really took back, The modern design, Big Screen and all the different stuff we could do was unbelievable. It has all the settings hat you need to tune this unit right into a tee. The quality of the sound that it produces is immense, Second to none in my opinion. Therefor I really would recommend one of these systems if you like to have the best in life.
Overall I Would Give This Unit 9/10 And Would Recommend It
Are you searching for the ultimate top quality car amp at a cheap price? If so, This has to take your fancy. The Kenwood KAC 6203 offers its buyer some cracking features and looks pretty cool too. I Bought my amp back in 2007 to fit into my Corsa Comfort 1.2, My boyfriend at the time tuned it in for me and he said it was pretty easy as the user guide that came with the amp explained everything. At first I was worried about having wires running all over the car that would get in the way of me driving, But I was pleasantly surprised! It fitted into the corner of my boot perfectly as we had built a small box for it to sit it, (I would recommend doing this so that if your swinging round corners the amp doesn't get threw about) The first time that I turned it on and linked it up with some banging tunes it was pumping! It really can offer some real quality powerful vibes from such a small amp. I enjoyed owning this amp right up until I bought my GTi and then I wanted something more powerful. But for £70 for the Kenwood KAC 6203 you certainly cannot go wrong! real value for money. And if like me you want better after a while then there is a great market on eBay for car amps so it wont be hard to sell. Overall but I think this amp is good for your first amp. Here's some techie info that I hope helps you decide whether you are going the purchase the Kenwood KAC 6203:
Power MOSFET Switching Power Supply
RCA Line Input Terminals
Speaker Level Input
2 Ohm Load Capability
Dimensions (WxHxD) : 330 x 60 x 230 mm
Maximum current consumption : 30 A
Signal noise ratio < 100 dB
Frequency response : 10 ~ 50 kHz
Variable input sensitivity : 0.2 ~ 5 V
Built-in Low-pass Filter : 80Hz (-12dB/oct)
Overall I Would Give This Amp 8/10
, 80 HZ (-12dB/oct),
I bought this CD Player last year to link up to my Samsung Home Surround Sound. I wanted to get the most out of my system and that is the reason I purchased the Sony CDP XE370. It was pretty easy to set up, Not too many confusing wires and the user manual was 10/10 it walked me through the full set up. The Sony CDP XE370 features a hybrid pulse D/A converter and comes with the ease of a remote control. Here is some of the techie features that is featured in the user manual:
Remote Control, 24-Step Programme Play, Optical Digital Output, Peak Search, CD / CD-R / CD-RW Playback, 2-Mode Repeat (Track And Disc), H-Pulse D/A Converter, Digital Deemphasis, Fixed Digital Filter, Jog Dial, Fixed Manual Fader, 20.0 Music Calendar, 4 D/A Converters, Shuffle Play, Off Center Insulator, Auto Play, 1.0 CD Storage Capacity, Programme Custom Edit And Time, 24.0 Program Function, Repeat (Title, Disc, Programme, Shuffle) Digital Output For MD/DAT, 1.0 Optical, Variable Line Out Via RM, 100 Channel Separation, Dynamic Range (dB) > 93, Frequency Response 2 - 20,000 +/-0.5, Harmonic Distortion 0.0045.
Weight (kg): 3.2
Width (mm): 430.0
I Purchased this amp several years ago when I was first learning to play the guitar and it has never let me down. It still sounds the same as the very first time I turned it on. Here some stats to get a feel of what the Marshall MG15CD Guitar Amp offers.
Price Paid: £30
Purchased From: Asda
Features: Born on 2003 this is a real quality amp for the price I paid, Its loud enough to hear over drums and other instruments. Featuring a High, Mid and Low knobsm control, 2 Channels, And Crap Distortion its got the basics.
Sound: 15W does what it says on the tin. You aren't going to be the loudest but its enough to practice.
Reliability & Durability: Its still fully operative after 4 years of use.
Impression: This is a good amp mainly for practicing at home. I wouldn't take it to a gig as its not the best out there on the market, I prefer tube amps. If you are just starting out in learning the guitar then I would recommend this amp to you. For the more experienced guitarist I would recommend a tube amp.
The Volkswagen Golf GTi 2 Litre has got to be one of the best hatchbacks out there! Over the last 30 years we have seen five consecutive Volkswagen Golfs thrive and push to the top of the car market and smash all its competitors clean out of the way, And I'd say the new Volkswagen Golf Gti has got to be the best one yet! Here is some information that I hope you will find helpful if you are considering purchasing a GTi.
Outside Visuals 9/10
Unlike any other performance cars the GTi has never been fully loaded out with big over the top body kits, With Volkswagen preferring to keep it nice and simple. Of course but we have the original black hunni comb grill with that recognizable famous red edging running around it. Nice deep front and rear bumpers, A stunning chrome exhaust and a GTi badge on the boot lid separate this GTi to any of its lesser models. A nice wee advantage to buying this car is the the 17 inch alloys come as standard BUT if you want to be real flashy then you could go for the fabulous 18 Inch Monza alloys that are bound to turn heads in the street as you cruise by! The GTi is just one of those cars that looks immense in the color white, A real sight for sore eyes as they would say.
Inside Visuals 8/10
When you purchase a Volkswagen then you really are getting what you pay for, A top quality fit and finish with stylish black and grey plastics. The dials are easily readable and come in a red and electro blue colour that really looks good on the eye. But because this is the GTi, Volkswagen had to go one better! They have installed a flat bottomed steering wheel with a stunning chrome GTi band around the bottom spoke and some nice and shiny chrome pedals, gear knob and handbrake. The GTi comes standard with the original tartan that has always came with GTi's or you can upgrade to leather. Either way, I think both are very comfortable.
Practicality doesn't mean plain old boring! The latest golfs have a wealth of room inside, with lots of head and leg room for back and front seat passengers. The boot can holds 350 liters with the back seats in place, Moving up to an impressive 1,305 when the back seats are folded.
How It Rides And Handles 10/10
The steering is immensely responsive, one little pull to either side and the GTi really grips the road. It responds to the tiniest of inputs through its leather steering wheel. There's just an amazing feeling when this car cuts through low and high speed corners without making a fuss. Even with the optional 18 inch Monza alloys with low profile tyres it really can soak up some of the deepest speed bumps without creating too much of a fuss.
For most performance is the reason for GTi ownership. And in its MK5 guise it wont let you down. It will easily reach 0-62mph in an amazing 7.2 seconds before hitting a top speed of 146 mph. Its 197 bhp 2 litre turbo charged power plant it really does have masses of power.Even in sixth gear which makes over taking a doddle and most importantly enjoyable as you know you have the pulling power to safely do so.
Running Costs 7/10
At more than £20,000 before you even get an extra, The GTi is no doubt alot of money to spend on a car. So you would expect low running costs, But you could be wrong. Volkswagen say the GTi will cover just over 35 mpg, which would be pretty expensive to run, but you need to remember this is a performance car so it can be expected. Emissons 189g/km puts the GTi way up there in the second highest band f, Currently costing £205 a year. New golfs also come with a three year 60,000 miles guarantee and 3 year paint work and 12 year bodywork cover, Thats not bad at all.
Golfs are designed to last. But as performance cars go, you really should have all the paper work when buying a GTi second hand in case it has been thrashed and crashed. So paperwork is vital.
The GTi scored a full 5 stars in the EuroNCAP crash test program. Which is always good to know!
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The Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Dynamic Sport really is Grande as it hints in the title! I bought my Black Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 (07 Plate) back in 2008 at auction for £5000 in full working order (Brand New Price Around £10,000). I sold it on 21st of March 2012 privately and really got my moneys worth back with a whopping £3,990. These cars really do hold their value. When I bought the car it had only done 8082 Miles on the clock and had a current MOT and valid Tax. When I sold it had then done 38,772 Miles on the clock and didn't have any Tax but it did have a current MOT. So if you calculate that it means that I drove 30,690 and owned the car for 4 years sold it with no Tax and only lost £1010. Now I Say lost but I didn't really lose out at all! In the 4 years I owned my Punto it was a very pleasurable experience. I had it serviced every year as I believe that if you look after your car, Your car will look after you! Some people may ask ... Then why did you sell it? Good Question! I started to find after 5 years driving a 1.4 I was getting bored of it. I've wanted a 2 litre Engine and finally took the leap and purchased a Golf GTI 2 Litre. But we aren't here to talk about Golfs. Its all about the Punto Baby! Here's some stats and facts about the Immense Fiat Punto Grande 1.4 Dynamic Sport 2 Door Hatchback....
Key Features: ABS, Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, CD Player, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Front Fog Lights, Full Service History, On Board Computer, Multiple Airbags, Power Steering, Engine Immobilizer
CO2 Emissions 139 g/km
Fuel Economy (Combined) 47.9 mpg (Combined)
Vehicle Tax (12 months) £115
Ill round this review off by saying that I would buy another Fiat Punto again in the future but I will say that it would need to be a 2 litre as Im used to the pulling power now with my Golf. If your looking for a wee car that is good on fuel, insurance and tax then I would have to say the Fiat should really be considered.
I will give the overall rating of 10/10.
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