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Old 23rd December 2007, 01:28   #16
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saw this EQ selling for 1200 bucks... go for Apline...
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Old 23rd December 2007, 01:38   #17
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I understand that secret to get good sound is to use good quality components in the entire audio chain (from the power distribution block to the speakers) would surely help much more than trying to boost or cut frequencies using an equalizer. So, for example if a system is deficient in bass, the adding a subwoofer is a much better solution than loading you 5.25" with more base from the equalizer.

*BUT*, if you already have all the basic setup right, THEN does it makes sense to use the Equlizers or not, and if so, wouldn't a good EQ unit (such as the Kicker KQ-30) properly tuned using white noise and an RTA, help with the sound or not? The idea being that the EQ unit would be left alone in the trunk of the car after the tuning is complete, and if you want more thump in a particular song to impress your mates, you would use the HU's equalizer controls.
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Old 23rd December 2007, 02:32   #18
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saw this EQ selling for 1200 bucks... go for Apline...

thanks for the info man, now i would suggest people not to buy this equ at all this guy just fooling people and look 6000 bucks oh my good!!!!!, no way!

i now have been enlightened will not regret posting the pics and seeking advice here on team bhp! thanks for all the help!
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Old 26th December 2007, 11:22   #19
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Any advice on Post # 17?


I am considering an equalizer unit for my car, when it goes for the ICE install. But going through the posts on this thread, the BHPians seem to be against equalizer units in general.
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Old 26th December 2007, 12:43   #20
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Dear Vipul,
When I had my wagon-R iced a few months ago, initially i used to frequently fiddle with the eq settings on the HU, infact changing the settings for each song.
But, slowly I realised that the best setting that I like is to keep the eq settings switched-off. Only occasionally do I need to turn in on, more so when playing FM radio.
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Old 26th December 2007, 13:07   #21
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I had the same EQ setup in my Escort years back. It was mainly required then for the older Head Units which had just a single PREOUT. I wanted to connect a 4-Ch and a Mono which was possible only with the help of this particular EQ.

Primary reason of this EQ:
Input 1 Preout from HU and output Front/Rear/Sub.
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Consider also, even if the unit is good, the physical implications of the dusty environment in which many of us live/drive in India, and the effect of dust on physical slide switches which, could be wrong, I suspect these are.

Such a machine could easily quickly become a producer of horrible noises each time you touch a slider.
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Thanks for your inputs!

@Thad E Ginathom: you are right about the environmental factors. I had not thought about them at all.

@vittalnrv: you reply prompted me to check out the back panel of the EQ unit I was eyeing. It seems that I would have needed at least two units had I gone for an equalizer, since each unit has only one set of inputs (L+R), or I would have to forego fader adjustment (front v/s back). My HU has 3 pre-outs.

Since that would work out too costly, I have given up the idea for now.
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