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Zinthesis
10-19-2004, 02:01 AM
Hello everyone out there with an ALPINE CDA Head Unit

i own the CDA-9815 and wondering if i should have the eq on flat (because its 2 **** hard 2 use) and MX on or off.. or keep it on DEFEAT

the build-in x-over iznt a problem iv got that sorted

but yeh.. when playing mp3's and Cd's what settings do you's use?? most ov my beats are DRUM N BASS and RAP like 2pac and DMX and 50 Cent n ****

Zinthesis
10-23-2004, 11:01 PM
ahhhhh.... help any1??

IgnoreMe
10-23-2004, 11:05 PM
i leave mine flat, and the sub at +0. if you got yoru setup all right and good enough power, you dont need that stuff. although you can use the eq to make it sound nicer i would suggest a seperate eq if your gonna go that far. oh and mx, keep it off at high volumes (imo 15 and up). only use it on low volumes when you want a little more bass and your music sounds "deeper" if you will.

ngsm13
10-23-2004, 11:47 PM
My defeat is on! I used defeat on my 7894 when i had it and currently on my 9835. WOOT WOOT....peace

NG

dan7532
10-24-2004, 11:08 PM
oh and mx, keep it off at high volumes (imo 15 and up). only use it on low volumes when you want a little more bass and your music sounds "deeper" if you will.

Is the "mx" you're talking about similar to the "loud" function on other hu's? Why do you keep it off at higher volumes?

I have a Pioneer DEH-P545 and I have the "loud" function on because without it, the bass doesn't go as high as I like (even at the maximum +6) and the added trebble sounds nice too. I crank my volume with "loud" turned on and it sounds good to me. Good bass kicks (lots better than w/ it off) and good overall sound. Is this function damaging my speakers? It'd be hard to imagine I could since I'm only running off the HU (40w x 4 which is probably peak).

mattj
10-25-2004, 10:11 AM
Defeat is a setting if you have factory amps. It goes to the amps settings instead of the headunit, if its ON.

IgnoreMe
10-25-2004, 03:22 PM
Is the "mx" you're talking about similar to the "loud" function on other hu's? Why do you keep it off at higher volumes?

I have a Pioneer DEH-P545 and I have the "loud" function on because without it, the bass doesn't go as high as I like (even at the maximum +6) and the added trebble sounds nice too. I crank my volume with "loud" turned on and it sounds good to me. Good bass kicks (lots better than w/ it off) and good overall sound. Is this function damaging my speakers? It'd be hard to imagine I could since I'm only running off the HU (40w x 4 which is probably peak).
yes mx is the same thing as loud. at higher volumes it has the tendency to cause distorition. yourl makin the HU process the signal differently and try to create more than it can at higher volumes which is why it can cause distortion. dont know about you but ill leave mine off.

ngsm13
10-25-2004, 06:17 PM
Defeat is a setting if you have factory amps. It goes to the amps settings instead of the headunit, if its ON.

actually...it does it whether it's factor amps or not correct? Like if it's ON, it goes to the amps HPF/LPF etc....am i correct? peace

NG

IgnoreMe
10-25-2004, 06:20 PM
i belive so

mattj
10-25-2004, 08:27 PM
actually...it does it whether it's factor amps or not correct? Like if it's ON, it goes to the amps HPF/LPF etc....am i correct? peace

NG
Yep, yep...

slack
10-25-2004, 09:42 PM
yeah with my 9827, i leave my bass at like 0 or +1 and i only turn MX on when the windows are up and the volume is below 8. Other than that, MX adds crazy bass and shakes my car to peices ;x

Zinthesis
11-02-2004, 06:16 AM
lol

all defeat does is turns off mx and the Head units EQ so the only thing u can actually play with is the built in crossovers

so it keeps the sound pure well.. factory if u like.. like a normal cd player.. no special sound add-ons..