Finally got her installed 2 days ago... Forgive me for my newb questions, its my first halfway decent system in my car.
My current setup;
Pioneer Premier DEH-P880PRS (Headunit)
Polk Audio MMC6500 6.5" Components (Front)
Polk Audio MMC570 5x7 Coax (Rear)
Polk Audio C400.4 - 100w x 4 channels (Full Range Amp)
Alpine M301 - 350w x 1 channel (Sub Amp)
JL Audio 10" W3 - Sealed enclosure (Sub)
Prior to the new headunit, everything was running using a David Navone 4-channel LOC, sub amp using the preamp outs on the 4ch amp. AFAIK, the system (read: Amps and LOC) was set to sound good using the crappy input source, obviously things have changed now.
My question is; What is the best method for tuning my system? I'm assuming i'll have to start from scratch (tuning the amps), but also i need to get into a pleasing EQ as well.
So far, all i have done is, pursuant to the Pioneer manual, set the sub amp LPF to the highest frequency, and ran the Auto EQ / Auto Time Alignment. Definately improved the sound, but as expected, it definately can be better if i do it manually. Right now i have it on 'Powerful' setting.
Part of my problem is i don't totally know the general idea of what works best. How do i know what LPF is too low? What about the slopes? each of the 16-bands on the EQ? Sorry for all the questions.... hope someone out there can either show me a quick idea of what i should be looking to do, or point me to a nice site with some info...
EDIT: I should clarify. I KNOW that setting EQ is a highly subjective art; however, i just need the basics on where to begin... I want to get the best SQ out of this thing