powder na lumalabas when you cut wood or drill a hole). More than 5x tablespoon yung dami. I didn’t react at first to see what the worker will do after he plugged the hole. As expected, after plugging the hole, binalik lang nya yung subwoofer without cleaning the inside. I had to stop him midway and made him vacuum the wood powder/grain/saw dust/dirt inside.
d) I agreed to the extreme price of the subwoofer box because ang sabi ni Rocky, lalagyan daw nya ng JL Audio W6 laser etching yung sub box. JL Audio name on the upper left and JL W6 logo on the lower right. I was expecting this. It never happened despite reminding him several times. Sabi nya OO papa laser daw nya pero nothing happened.
This is what I wanted: (with a black polished marble like faceplate with laser etching) - I showed this pic to Rocky and he said "kayang kaya"
Anyway, I left the sub faceplate para ayusin nila since it was really horrendous. I gave them a long time to fix it (months). I went back again on December to get the sub faceplate after several attempts of contacting Rocky and when I got it, it still looked so bad that I had to have them repeat it. The workers agreed (since Rocky wasn’t there anymore every time I go. Mukhang nagtatago na).and said it would take at most 1 week to refinish it with the promise to make it perfect already.
I waited again for a week pero hindi pa daw tapos. I finally had it so I went there on February 2014. Nothing changed. Panget pa din. No laser etching. Nung pag balik ko, kaka pintura palang nung faceplate that day at madikit dikit pa yung paint. They only worked on the faceplte that morning and rushed painting it the day I said I was coming over. Ang tagal kong iniwan sa kanila yun. (From December to February). Sigh.
For more pics: http://www.joms.net/mach2audio/subs.htm
(I advice you to check the other pics ng subs as it would show you a lot more defects)
5) There is a missing screw in my rear camera enclosure. 1 lang yung binalik nila. Poor quality control.
6) When I discussed this setup with Rocky, I specifically told him to place the amp on top of a painted wood plank. This is to prevent the water from the vehicle carpet to get to the amp. He agreed. Upon inspection, they did not place any wood plank below the amps. The amps are directly in contact with the vehicle carpet. Pag mabasa yung carpet, derecho sa amps. Sigh.
(check the clearance ng amp from the left metal railing, kasyang kasya ang plywood)
For more pics: http://www.joms.net/mach2audio/amp.htm
7) As per my instruction, I told them to place the sub controller on the upper left portion of the driver seat. (check pics below). They placed the controller on the lower right portion because they said that they cannot fit the controller on the upper left. The thing that made me angry here is that they did NOT inform me about this alteration. They should ALWAYS inform the client if they deem to change the agreement. They should ask permission first before changing what was agreed upon. Napaka unprofessional. I never had this problem with dbaudio, mickeys, blueprint, etc. They call me whenever they cannot do something we agreed on or if may problema. They ask for my decision and they follow what I tell them. Dito sa mach2audio, if hindi nila magawa yung instruction mo, they will just take it upon themselves to decide on their own without consulting the client. It’s so unprofessional.
8 ) Rocky asked me what tuning I would want. He has 3 levels of tuning. Level 1 = P1000 (basic: 1 time tuning). Level 2 = P2000+ (advance: 2 times tuning and he will use instruments and such) and Level 3 =P5000 Competition level Tuning and he will tune it 3+ times (during install, after 2 weeks, after a month or two pag na break in na yung items). I wanted my setup to sound really good so I opted to get the Level 3 tuning.
Rocky only tuned my car once and this was when I got my car. He said to go back 2 to 3 weeks pero he wasn’t answering my text/calls anymore. Pag pumupunta ako sa shop, magically wala sya lagi. So I guess goodbye to my P5,000. My subs weren’t tuned as well since hindi naka install yung sub box ko when he initially tuned my car.