Maruti Baleno: Alpine head-unit & other audio upgrades
Alpine is well known for good sound quality and the interface is user friendly. Capacitive touchscreen is a bonus at this price.
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I got this HU from Motorogue during price drop for Rs. 24,500. It was a good deal. I also bought after market steering control interface for Alpine from the same seller. The cost was Rs. 3500.
Steering mounted controls adapter
Alpine is well known for good SQ and the interface is user friendly. Capacitive touchscreen is a bonus at this price.
Quick look at specs and features
Head Unit details
I would definitely miss the wireless android auto, but too much to ask for at this price.
I also purchased stereo frame (1k) and Blaupunkt DH05 reverse camera (2.5k) from Motorogue. The package was shipped immediately and delivered in 2 days.
Steering control interface and Antenna pin
Blaupunkt DH05 reverse camera
So the parts were ready and I wanted a neat installation. That means a road trip to Kochi and get everything installed at Galaxy
I also decided to get the 3 way front stage done. Galaxy had a set of Morel CCWR254 mid range speakers.
The speakers didn’t come with grill and Galaxy did some custom work using some old speaker grills.
Ok, so how to run the 3 way setup ? I do not have DSP and the HU too doesn’t support 3 way x-over mode.
We tried running the setup using a generic 3 way passive cross over. I wasn’t happy with the outcome as the frequency cut off was not proper. Tweeters and mid range used to play same frequencies. I almost decided to get a DSP, but Muneem had other plans. He put an Audison SR-4 amplifier which has multiple adjustments and the 2 way cross over of Morel Tempo was used for splitting the frequency better tweeter and mid range.
A pillar fabrication with custom pods for new mid range speakers were done. Tweeters were retained at stock position. All parts were installed and I got the car back next day. Good job as always.
I have plans to go active in my S-Cross setup and the Elate Titanium 3 way cross-overs would be installed in Baleno.
Few pics of Alpine HU
Reverse camera in action
Good video quality even at night, the dynamic guidelines aren’t accurate though.
I am happy with the setup. It’s been almost 2 months since the installation. Audison amplifier and Alpine HU did improve the SQ. The bass is really good with Alpine HU. The front stage is also amazing now thanks to 3 way setup.
Love the cabin look
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