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PostSubject: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty22nd March 2010, 21:27

I will be getting one, and Phil already has but neither of us knew how to fit it!
So this is for us! lol
Or anyone else whos interested!

Someone linked me to this on tM somehow managed to miss it before!
Let me know if you manage to fit it ok Phil!
Il be ordering mine next month Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty22nd March 2010, 22:08

its that easy?? i thought it was harder to do than that. may have to get me one aswell Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty22nd March 2010, 22:17

apparently so, its a pic steep considering you can do it for free but not with my technical knowledge lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty22nd March 2010, 22:18

yeah i didnt understand the DIY one either. I showed it to my friend who is really clued up about car audio and he said it was quite confusing. Do you have the bluetooth in your car?
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty22nd March 2010, 22:25

Yeah very confusing!
Nope no bluetooth or park distance control so no downside for my car lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty22nd March 2010, 22:32

ah lucky you. i got bluetooth and use it loads so may have to buy one and hope its good and if not hopefully sell it on.
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty22nd March 2010, 22:34

Sounds like a plan!
Does Phil have bluetooth? Maybe he could let you know what its like before you buy one?
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which phil?
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty22nd March 2010, 22:39

Graphite Phil!
He's already got the loom but hasnt fitted it yet, well he hadnt yesterday anyway!
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty22nd March 2010, 22:43

ah cool. well mine came with bluetooth standard to his should of too. Will have a chat to him next time i see him then consider it.
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty23rd March 2010, 08:04

coooool!
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty23rd March 2010, 14:54

Sorry for not getting on sooner.

Anyway I just fitted it and it was a doddle after all. Once I realised what I was looking for it took about 5 mins. I was talking to Andy before I found this thread, and he pointed me the way of that link Max.

Didn't really need any tools, just gave the large trim surrounding the bonnet release a very gentle tug away from the side and all was good. The connectors were a little hidden but once located, they came out quite easily. Tricky part was separating the white connectors. They were pretty firmly connected.

Very easy to actually fit the loom, and easy to put back into place. Once the trim was clicked back into place I had to make sure the rubber seal was in its correct position, and not tucked under the trim.

Sound quality is excellent, a major improvement but I havent tested the bluetooth side of things yet. I will try to soon Andy and let you know if it's practical or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty23rd March 2010, 16:58

Cool! thumbs up
Whats the sound like now?
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty23rd March 2010, 17:36

Only had a chance to test it briefly. I'm shattered after my hectic few days! But so far the sound feels a lot more natural, and not forced if that makes sense.

I'd say it's perfect for me - I don't want a massive sound system but now feel I can turn the volume up without the risk of the rear speakers trying to replicate a fart whenever they're asked to deal with a bit of bass. The front ones seem to be able to cope with what's required of them too.
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty23rd March 2010, 19:23

Cool!
Ive already turned my bass up to +6 and was worrying a bit about the speakers but hopefully this will sort that Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty23rd March 2010, 19:24

I haven't changed my bass settings yet, but I'll have a good test tomorrow when I'm a bit more awake.
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty23rd March 2010, 19:33

I find to listen to anything I have it on +6 all the time, really does sound poor otherwise!
Altho that may just be the kind of music im listening too! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty23rd March 2010, 19:45

Maybe - but I always felt that anything above +4 would cause the 6x9's to have a fit!
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty24th March 2010, 11:56

Right. So I gave it a good test just now whilst running Dad to the bus stop. The sounds is a LOT better, bus obviously still restrained by the Boost unit. That said I can't really ask a lot more as I don't really need a lot more. I tested it using Chicane's Poppiholla and was able to increase the volume far beyond where I could before, with my bass settings now at +6 and Treble at +5. The Fader is currently set to /\3 (Front 3 which of course is now actually Back 3).

As for the bluetooth telephone, I found its an improvement out of the rear speakers. Sometimes when using it I would lean forward to try and hear it whereas now with the speaker just behind me, I find I don't need to move forward any more. Either way the effect on the phone is non existent so that shouldn't worry you Andy.
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty24th March 2010, 12:35

Brilliant Phil!
Thanks for this will definatley be purchasing next month! Very Happy
Cant wait!
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If you need a hand Max give me a shout, but you should be fine!
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Cheers Phil! Will do if i get stuck! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Channel swap loom from newministuff   Channel swap loom from newministuff Empty24th March 2010, 13:26

Pfft all this talk of channel swaps etc, just get yourselves a convertible, then you don't need to worry about the radio. With the roof down on the motorway, you won't be able to hear a thing no matter how loud it is Wink
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lol!
Good point there Mike! Dont want a channel swap then? Wink
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Thanks for that phil. Will be putting my order in as soon as i get back from USA.
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