View Full Version : Help setting up my EQ

05-11-2007, 04:57 PM
Well i just got my avh-p5700dvd installed and now when i turn it up, my speakers are distorted as ****, especially my tweets, sounds like they are trying to produce bass but cant. The HU has a 3band eq(low,mid,high)

low band frequencies are 40,80,100 and 160 right now its at
mid band frequencies are 200,500,1k,2k right now its at 2khz
high band frequencies are 3.15khz,8khz,10khz,12.5khz right now its at 12.5khz

also my hpf is on on the HU and its at 125hz now they go from 50,80, and 125

and the bass frequencies on the HU are 40,63,100,160hz now i have it set at 40

i tried changin these around but i couldnt get it to sound as clear as i would like but i cant get it, if someone can please tell me what each band frequency should be at i would greatly appreciate it, thank you.

05-11-2007, 05:13 PM
Well, did the speakers sound decent before? You're still using a ****** power supply..if they are stock speakers, it could be too much power for them as most of the time stock HU's put out very little power. I suggest getting a 2-channel amp for the fronts, even if they are stock speakers. As far as the tweeters go, once again state the hardware that you have and we can better help you. My guess is they are stock since you didn't mention crossovers...so i'm assuming the tweets have a built in bass blocker at like 2800hz or something, or inline. Let us know the stuff you have...and then we may better help you with the diagnostics/eq.

05-11-2007, 05:19 PM
Why does that one have only 3 band EQ?? I have a lower model pioneer and it is 7 band and sounds great. I have all my speakers amped, however.

Do you have "LOUD" turned on?

05-11-2007, 05:58 PM
no, loud is not turned on and yea they sounded good as hell before when i used to have my cda-9855 in i just want to know what i should have all my frequencies set at because i have no idea i tried messing with them to make it sound good but they sounded all distorted when turned up.

05-11-2007, 06:00 PM
also im running my interiors still stock, my subs are two 12 L7's and a zx2500.1 but like i said it sounded pretty good before i put this HU in so i know for sure its something with the EQ thats causing it

05-11-2007, 06:24 PM
sounds to me like your issues have to do with the setup you have...therefore i don't think our reccomendations will help your sound. First all, you should set those to the sound YOU like...and also, comming from a 9855 to this, is definately down-grading in terms of overall performance. Do you have you hpf on? You should definately get an external amplifier regardless of the issues you are having now. The amplifiers in hu's only go so far, and then do exactly what you've stated..."distort...and sound like s hit"

05-11-2007, 06:26 PM
you really need to have those tweeters have hpf on them.

05-11-2007, 06:47 PM
yea my hpf is on and set at 125hz

05-11-2007, 07:28 PM
well how would you guys personally set the frequencies i described above if you had this head unit? i just want to see if that solves the problem im having

05-11-2007, 07:45 PM
Where you located?

05-11-2007, 07:53 PM
The default eq curve is "Super Powerful" so make sure that is on flat or custom by pressing the eq/boost button on the deck.

05-11-2007, 08:08 PM
yea the eq has been on custom for a while now, and i am in the southern suburbs of chicago around orland park

05-11-2007, 08:20 PM
125hz hp should be enough to prevent stock speakers from bottoming out at moderate volume levels.

It's sounds like you have a pioneer. To me, pioneers sound the best to me with the loud feature on. set the eq to custom with flat eq, turn on loud, and then adjust eq from there. No one can tell you at which frequency's to adjust. it depends on the speakers really.

05-11-2007, 08:30 PM
Sounds like something else is wrong. You shouldn't have to touch the eq to get distortion out at the stock settings. As long as your HPF is on and your eq curve is flat or custom you should be laughing.