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Stel
03-08-2007, 12:46 AM
I'm looking for a head unit or equalizer, that has at least 5 custom presets with either a 15+ band graphic EQ or 5+ band parametric EQ without much center frequency restriction. I was looking at older Alpine HU's but I've read that the center frequency of each of the 5 bands in their parametric EQs can only be adjusted by a narrow degree (review here (http://www.carreview.com/mfr/alpine/cd-receivers/PRD_164098_2861crx.aspx#review0)). Pioneer has a stand alone 15 band EQ but it only has 3 custom presets. Does anyone know of any model that has what I want without breaking the bank (pref. less than $300 new or used)?

champaned_out
03-08-2007, 12:54 AM
I'm looking for a head unit or equalizer, that has at least 5 custom presets with either a 15+ band graphic EQ or 5+ band parametric EQ without much center frequency restriction. I was looking at older Alpine HU's but I've read that the center frequency of each of the 5 bands in their parametric EQs can only be adjusted by a narrow degree (review here (http://www.carreview.com/mfr/alpine/cd-receivers/PRD_164098_2861crx.aspx#review0)). Pioneer has a stand alone 15 band EQ but it only has 3 custom presets. Does anyone know of any model that has what I want without breaking the bank (pref. less than $300 new or used)?

Premier DEH-P880PRS

# DSP w/ Dual (L/R) 16-Band GEQ
# Auto-EQ and Time Alignment
# Burr-Brown DAC
# Hi-Volt 5V RCAx3
http://cgi.ebay.com/PIONEER-Premier-DEH-P880PRS-CD-MP3-WMA-Player-NEW_W0QQitemZ250091387175QQcategoryZ39752QQssPageN ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item250091387175

just about $300shipped
i have one and its nothing short of amazing and im only running it in standard mode... its much much more options in 3-way active mode

Stel
03-08-2007, 01:28 AM
Nice HU, but it really only has 2 custom presets (one for each source and one common). I don't know why most manufacturers are so stingy with the number of custom presets, they use next to no memory.

Rich B
03-08-2007, 01:47 AM
I'm looking for a head unit or equalizer, that has at least 5 custom presets with either a 15+ band graphic EQ or 5+ band parametric EQ without much center frequency restriction. I was looking at older Alpine HU's but I've read that the center frequency of each of the 5 bands in their parametric EQs can only be adjusted by a narrow degree (review here (http://www.carreview.com/mfr/alpine/cd-receivers/PRD_164098_2861crx.aspx#review0)). Pioneer has a stand alone 15 band EQ but it only has 3 custom presets. Does anyone know of any model that has what I want without breaking the bank (pref. less than $300 new or used)?



This looks like what you might be looking for, and its in your price range.


AUDIOCONTROL DQT
Equalizer

http://i15.ebayimg.com/03/i/07/09/d9/c4_1.JPG


Digital Car Audio Equalizer
Stereo Design
Thirty Graphic Equalization Controls per Channel
Two Fully Adjustable Parametric Equalization Controls per Channel
24 bit Digital Audio Processing
8 User-Programmable Memory Settings
Input for Optional DDC (Digital Dash Control)

Buy It Now price: US $279.99

http://cgi.ebay.com/AUDIOCONTROL-DQT-EQ-DIGITAL-CAR-EQUALIZER-2-CHANNEL-NEW_W0QQitemZ250083999248QQcategoryZ79841QQssPageN ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Stel
03-08-2007, 10:57 PM
Close, it's a bit on the expensive side with the remote attachment at $150. I have to keep it in mind though, thanks.

Does anyone know if the higher end Alpines have less restrictive parametric EQs? The manuals for all the 5 band models lead you to believe that any of the band's center frequency can be adjusted from 20Hz-20KHz. Unfortunately this isn't the case according to the review in the first post.