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    auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    i am stuck between the alpine imprint pxe-h6600 and the rf 3sixty.2

    the imprint does auto-tuning, but the 3sixty.2 does not.

    my question is, will the sq be thrown off to much if i use an auto-tuner instead of doing everything myself? im not looking to compete here, i just want rich sound and im curious if the auto-tuning will match up close to self tuning with the 3sixty.2



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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    i like the rockford with the computer software and the mic. the software will take a base reading and chart it out then u can cut what frequencies are highest to match the lower frequencies. this eliminates clipping caused by the eq. most auto eqs will boost the lower frequencies which can cause clipping at these frequencies. and besides i like to see the changes that are being made.

    both are nice though and btw the alpine h800 is out now and is a good bit better than its predecessor



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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    Quote Originally Posted by winkychevelle View Post
    i like the rockford with the computer software and the mic. the software will take a base reading and chart it out then u can cut what frequencies are highest to match the lower frequencies. this eliminates clipping caused by the eq. most auto eqs will boost the lower frequencies which can cause clipping at these frequencies. and besides i like to see the changes that are being made.

    both are nice though and btw the alpine h800 is out now and is a good bit better than its predecessor
    thanks man. yeah ive decided on the 3sixty.2. i like the fact that i can do everything from my computer so i know exactly what is going on.



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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

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    thanks man. yeah ive decided on the 3sixty.2. i like the fact that i can do everything from my computer so i know exactly what is going on.
    good deal man



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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    to add to this, the auto-eq is only as good as the mic placement and the curve the program tries to match. you don't want truly flat, you want to follow equal loudness contours.



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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    to add to this, the auto-eq is only as good as the mic placement and the curve the program tries to match. you don't want truly flat, you want to follow equal loudness contours.
    Do most algorithms/ programs not account for this? I know my music sounded completely different after Alpine Imprint. Some aspects were way better while others ******. Does the 360.2 do auto-eq then show you what it did AND allow you to modify the curve?!



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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    some let you modify the curve, some don't. i don't use auto-EQ unless i can modify the curve so i'm not sure what each brand does. but anyone using auto-eq should verify what curve it is actually going for first.



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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    i am stuck between the alpine imprint pxe-h6600 and the rf 3sixty.2

    the imprint does auto-tuning, but the 3sixty.2 does not.

    my question is, will the sq be thrown off to much if i use an auto-tuner instead of doing everything myself? im not looking to compete here, i just want rich sound and im curious if the auto-tuning will match up close to self tuning with the 3sixty.2
    rta equals perfection.




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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    Yeah I'm definately getting the 360.2 for the rta and complete control of the system thanks for the info guys. Feel free to keep posting



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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    If I've never truly messed with tuning and don't have a full grasp on it, how user friendly are these?




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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    Quote Originally Posted by cfox10 View Post
    If I've never truly messed with tuning and don't have a full grasp on it, how user friendly are these?
    depends really. most that hook to a computer offer more flexibility and the visual aid of the full computer screen can add to the ease of use



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    Re: auto-tuning vs. self tuning

    Auto tuning is for the lazy people.
    I don't know why people don't realize placement of your tweeters, mids & sub play a more important part then just adding a processor & just say auto tune it to get that perfect sound that you're looking for.

    First off you should get to know your speakers.
    You can start with your mids. How are they mounted?
    Doors, door pods, kick pods!
    Tweeter are the in the doors, pillars? On axis off axis?
    Sub is it in sealed box or ported ?
    Once you find out what works best for you, then I get the graph chart on them to see where you need to EQ them, then you can do the etc......




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