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Old 19th August 2007, 07:34   #1
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Hey Guys!!

I have a doubt as to what controls can be set for the following...i know equilizer settings are taste based but i would still like some deeper knowledge before i fiddle.

In the Elantra setup (as in the thread), my HU (P6850 DVD) has a peak equilizer setup for the 3 major freq (High, Mid, Low) with 1N, 2N, 1W, 2W settings...the manual just gives a graph...they call this 'Q' settings. I googled it, found some info but nothing specfic to car setups...

Please advice. I understand N-Narrow, W-Wide. Also, what settings should i keep it at for natural sound quality.
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For natural, it all should be at "0": FLAT

BTW, how much did you pay for P6850 DVD?
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Hey Guys!!

I have a doubt as to what controls can be set for the following...i know equilizer settings are taste based but i would still like some deeper knowledge before i fiddle.

Please advice. I understand N-Narrow, W-Wide. Also, what settings should i keep it at for natural sound quality.
The flat equalizer setting is the best IMO. If you still want to manipulate the settings, you can do it while playing a track you’re very familiar with. The best way to set the equalizer is to listen to the music and decide.

There will be no need to boost or cut frequencies drastically. A simple + or -1 is enough, otherwise you'll keep fiddling with it as and when genre, artist etc. change.
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For natural, it all should be at "0": FLAT

BTW, how much did you pay for P6850 DVD?

48000 without receipt.
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geez..... thats hell LOT of money for an HU. Thanks anyway.
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Your narrow and wide refers to Q settings.

Suppose if Q is narrow (less), if the peak mid frequency is 2500 Hz, then changing the mids will actually change the 1500 to 3500 Hz.

However, if your Q is wide (more), then for the same peak mid frenquency, the range would be 500 Hz to 4500 Hz.


Ofcourse the frequencies that I have listed here are all indicative, you need to check those out with the music system vendor/manufacturer.



For more natural settings keep the Q on wide. And keep all EQs to zero.


HOWEVER, this assumes that your speakers are perferct, and they reproduce all frequencies with equal intensity.
WHICH is never the case. Hence, someone need to do a frequency impulse test on your speaker system inside the car, to determine which EQ sounds closest to natural.
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Hey Alpha1,

Thanks! That gives me some indication of the way forward...also may i know what a freq impulse test is and how one should go about it...
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Your narrow and wide refers to Q settings.

Suppose if Q is narrow (less), if the peak mid frequency is 2500 Hz, then changing the mids will actually change the 1500 to 3500 Hz.

However, if your Q is wide (more), then for the same peak mid frenquency, the range would be 500 Hz to 4500 Hz.
A quick correction friend: Higher Q affects a narrower range of frequencies and Lower Q affects a wider band.
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