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rebelfromva
09-23-2012, 12:15 AM
Looking for opinions on an external eq over the 8 band on my pioneer. Most hu eq are not realyl good but I was surprised this unit has an 8 band eq. Have not had a chance to use an external eq as of yet but would I benefit adding a seperate eq over the hu one. If so which eq would you go with? It would be mounted in the glovebox most likely.

Below20hzonly
09-23-2012, 12:55 AM
I would sell that hu and get a pioneer 80prs and not even get a separate eq, that thing has like a 32 band or sum thin like that
Looking for opinions on an external eq over the 8 band on my pioneer. Most hu eq are not realyl good but I was surprised this unit has an 8 band eq. Have not had a chance to use an external eq as of yet but would I benefit adding a seperate eq over the hu one. If so which eq would you go with? It would be mounted in the glovebox most likely.

muskyhunter567
09-23-2012, 01:02 AM
it all just depends on how much more adjustability you want to get out of your set up, you can go from a cheap half din 10band deally to somthing like a audiocontrol piece that can have alot more adjustment capabilities, and these things can also get you higher line voltage but they can also induce some noise as well, or like said before look into a better HU with more control

rebelfromva
09-23-2012, 11:15 AM
Meh. I had a prs880 for a short time. Great hu but I'm not giving up the double dim for it. Any other opinions

rebelfromva
09-23-2012, 09:57 PM
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whitedragon551
09-23-2012, 10:01 PM
Meh. I had a prs880 for a short time. Great hu but I'm not giving up the double dim for it. Any other opinions

Its easier to tune from a HU than an external unit.

If you dont want to give up the DD slot for a single din unit get one with active capabilities ie: Alpine W205/W505/W900 and the proper tuner.

mylows10
09-23-2012, 10:02 PM
buy my extra arc eq.love my peq on my avhp 4100 .i have a keq 5 extra for sale

maylar
09-25-2012, 11:37 AM
An external EQ has the advantage of letting you keep the HU flat, which gives you maximum volume control range without clipping at the source. This is why we always say to turn EQ down rather than up, so you don't boost some frequency into clipping. Whether your 8 bands is enough for that is something you have to experiment with. With an external EQ you're dealing with the headroom of your amp, which makes it possible to boost without clipping. Much more intuitive.



Its easier to tune from a HU than an external unit.

True, that. I'm sure I'm not the first to ride around with an EQ on the front seat for a week before doing a permanent install..

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