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Skip2MyLude
08-26-2005, 06:06 AM
Is Alpine mediaxpander basically a loudness function? I notice my 9833 doesn't have a loudness feature but once i press on MX, the bass significantly kicked in.

Slaugh
08-26-2005, 09:50 AM
yeah it is a bad excuse for loudness, but it kills the stage from your comps and makes the sound a hell lot worse from the comps...

thats what i felt at least

it's good on music you require more agressive bass and treble and less mids like electronic music and rap, but terrible at rock and other genres...

i usually have this off and use MX on 2 when i need more bass

scrappy
08-26-2005, 03:02 PM
I use mine it seems tobrighten up the sound from my dvds. I also dont turn it up as loud on music when it is on

AVSTANG02
08-26-2005, 03:11 PM
I dont use it.

the guys at unique whips dont use it.

I wish alpine would get rid of all the gimmicks.

jayroc2k
08-26-2005, 06:41 PM
i thought they sounded great after using them for weeks, i turned it off last week and realised how much better music sound without them.

it is a gimmick that basicaly compresses, brightens and adds more bass. it workes well with paper speaker (stock) but not verry good for components.
its better to use the built in EQ for components

CAMSHAFT
08-28-2005, 11:00 PM
I definately agree that its a gimmick. It kills any fullness that you may be looking for.

AVSTANG02
08-31-2005, 06:03 PM
The only time I find it useful is if i'm listening to music at a low volume and want extra bass.