View Full Version : Proper way to adjust graphical EQ?

08-31-2011, 02:12 PM
There has to be a proper way to adjust a graphical equalizer...

I have a Kenwood DDX814, and it has more features that I don't know how to properly use. BTW, the manual doesn't say crap.

My question is, is there a proper way to adjust the 13 band EQ it has? How do I know what each adjustment means or changes? Any help would be appreciated.

08-31-2011, 02:14 PM
EQ: How & When To Use It (http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/mar95/eq.html)


08-31-2011, 10:05 PM
nice link.

basically, you tune to compensate for the many variables in the installation and environment. the EQ provides boost or cut at frequency bands (groups of frequencies). i try to minimize EQ boost in order to prevent clipping. if you need to boost more than 6dB, the equipment or install is to blame.

08-31-2011, 10:33 PM
Play with it till it sounds good. Sounds like a joke but really theres no other way to do it. It's completely personal whatever sounds best to you, and theres really no shortcuts it seems, least I haven't found any out there. Just gotta mess with it untill you find your fav eq.