View Full Version : Rare PPI PAR-245 - Half DIN 10vrms outputs, 5 band Parametric EQ, Clipping Indicator

04-19-2011, 01:32 AM
Item(s) for Sale:


Item(s) Description/Condition:

5 Band Parametric Equalizer
Preamp Line Driver - 10vrms
Choice of 16 Selectable Frequency/Q Settings for Each Band
Front and Rear Outputs with Fader Control
Dual Selectable Illumination (green/red)
Center-Detented Boost/Cut Controls
15 dB Boost/Cut for Each Band
Defeat Switch
Gold-plated RCA Input and Output Connectors
PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) Power Supply
Independent L & R Input Gain Adjustments
Input Clip Indicator
Designed and Handcrafted in the U.S.A.

Signal-to-Noise Ratio 110 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (1 kHz, 1 VRMS) 0.002%
Boost/Cut Range 15 dB

Equalizer Center Frequencies and Q Values:
Band - Frequency - Q Value
Sub (30 - 66 Hz) 2.0 - 3.0
Low (90 - 300 Hz) 3.0 - 5.5
Low-Mid (430 - 900 Hz) 2.5 - 4.5
High-Mid (950 Hz - 4.6 kHz) 2.5 - 6.0
Treble (6 - 16 kHz) 1.3 - 3.3

Maximum Input Voltage (Flat) 10 VRMS
Maximum Output (10 kW Load) 10 VRMS
Frequency Response 3 to 100 kHz
Supply Voltage 9 - 15 VDC
Dimensions 4.60"L 6.75"W 0.95"H

Old school PPI, some of the best build quality you'll ever find in an eq. Easily the cleanest sounding and best quality eq i've ever used. ONLY selling this because I have a chance to get back the only other half din eq I loved as much as this ppi (an eclipse 21000 at a very close second to this par-245).


The pics are a few months old, i'll update the pics tomorrow when i get home.

The eq's face is in good condition, there's a few scratches on the top but they wont be visible in typical dash install. There's also pictured some glue still on the top side of it. I can't remember if I had removed the glue or not. The only wear on the eq not in this pic are the small scratches on the top i just mentioned. the face is still in great shape.


$150 + exact shipping FIRM
....not $140 shipped, not $150 shipped, not $155 shipped. I'm not interested in how much you saw another one for. If I dont get asking price i'll keep it. It's only getting more and more rare every year.

Not really looking for trades unless it's an offer I cant refuse. I'd just be reselling whatever I trade for so it'd need to be something that'll go quick for 150 or more.

Shipping and Miscellaneous Item Information:

Fedex or USPS

Item Pictures:


Ref's: Years of selling here, you're in good hands:

PM for quotes or with any questions

Bassin Buick
04-19-2011, 01:36 AM
Great Seller , And a awesome EQ. I know this because i heard it in action about a week ago. :P

04-19-2011, 01:47 AM
nice i wish it was white it would be mine

04-19-2011, 02:41 AM
nice i wish it was white it would be mine

it not being white like the rest of my art gear was one of my justifications for parting with this....although it did match my black dash well.

04-19-2011, 11:34 AM
pm's replied

04-19-2011, 11:41 AM
daaaaamn, do want
if it's available friday, will take it

04-19-2011, 02:26 PM
lots of interest...but first w/ cash gets it :)

04-19-2011, 09:38 PM

04-19-2011, 11:02 PM

04-22-2011, 04:30 PM

04-22-2011, 04:33 PM
still undecided bwteen this or my eclipse eq21000.

as of now this ppi is still for sale, but i might change my mind. someone buy this before i unlist it

04-23-2011, 01:38 PM

11-08-2011, 02:15 AM
baaaaaack up for sale.

$150+ ship firm...might be flexible on the shipped price if you're pretty close to FL. I'll get updated pics tomorrow...

P.S.....this is my spare that I'm selling. These are **** pretty hard to come by and outperform everything else I've used.
The best part is the adjustable center freqs and q....here's a crash course to setting this EQ to your systems needs.

Figure out the ball park freqs area that you need to adjust, to do this watch your head unit's graphic eq. it's easiest when you have the the whole range on a graph with the center freq line peaking, dipping, and curving across the spectrum. As you adjust your head unit eq can you see where that lines moves as you listen for the good and the bad freq areas. You can get a feel for where your head unit eq set bands cannot adjust for and might be worth adding your parametric preamp bands at...both freq and width....

When you have the bands set to where they'll do the best work you can then start to really fine tune things. the knobs are "meaty" if you will, not at all flemsy. You'll find yourself obsessed with how precisely you can tune your speakers and rather quickly turn into an eager audiophile....probably falling more so off the deep end of your car stereo addiction...you'll blow wads more cash trying to get other similar grade goodness... equipment like this, when used right, rocks your world daily....

11-08-2011, 11:38 AM
couple small scratches on top middle from a blue tooth mic i tried to mount there

11-09-2011, 01:20 PM
tttt 150 shipped

11-16-2011, 08:18 PM
ttt 150 shipped

11-21-2011, 01:17 AM
$200 shipped?