Re: Cleansweep question and shop recommendation needed
I have no Mercedes experience, too high end of a car for my market, lol. But we have installed Cleansweeps in a few cars in the past few months, and they have all worked out great.
Things to remember/consider about the Cleansweep. It comes with its own volume knob. You are basically supposed to set your factory volume to an acceptable level that doesn't clip the signal (lets say 3/4 volume) and then run the Cleansweep calibration. Few minutes later, its done. At that particular factory volume level, the signal is flattened/unEQ'd signal. You are then supposed to use the supplied volume knob (looks like the JL RBC-1 volume knob you can use with their amps). You can still use the factory volume knob, but lets say you configured your Cleansweep at 25 volume, if you lowered it to 20 volume, the factory EQ is probably going to come into play again and screw up the Cleansweeps output (all you have to do is put it back to 25 to make it normal again). Its a small inconvenience, but its worth it in my opinion.
I would also recommend an EQ to use AFTER the Cleansweep. The Cleansweep takes out the factory EQ, gives you a clean unequalized signal to work with, using an EQ will help you get that little extra out of your system again.
Next car I get will probably have a factory NAV, therefore it will have a Cleansweep
BTW, the Cleansweep does NOT do summing, you will have to buy the JL CL-SSI Summing device if needed.
2005 Honda Accord EX Sedan
JL Audio Cleansweep, JL Audio ZR650-CSi, JL Audio 12W3v3 in custom stealthbox like enclosure in trunk, JL Audio A6450, Audiocontrol DQXS w/DDC
Sony 32" XBR BRAVIA LCD, Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD Player, B&W 704 Floorstanders, Rotel RC-1070 Pre amp, Rotel RB-1070 amplifier (130x2), Rotel RCC-1055 5 Disc Changer, HTPC as music server and PVR, and XBOX 360.