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    Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    hey guys, in my quest for a perfect deck and an amazing car stereo I was wondering what your opinions were on eq. I am big on EQ and the deck I am looking at one has a 16-band graphic eq, two have a 7-band grahic eq, but then there is the eclipse deck, with the 7-band Parametric EQ. What type of EQ do you like better??? I was reading that the parametric style actually has more tweaking ability cause you can mess with frequencies, and Q values. In all of your experience whats better you think????

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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    Quote Originally Posted by efm80 View Post
    hey guys, in my quest for a perfect deck and an amazing car stereo I was wondering what your opinions were on eq. I am big on EQ and the deck I am looking at one has a 16-band graphic eq, two have a 7-band grahic eq, but then there is the eclipse deck, with the 7-band Parametric EQ. What type of EQ do you like better??? I was reading that the parametric style actually has more tweaking ability cause you can mess with frequencies, and Q values. In all of your experience whats better you think????

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    I assume the 16 band deck you are looking at is the 880. If so, many prefer the dual l/r graphic EQ ability.




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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    Parametric is best as you can dial in the specific frequency that needs correction, but they are a lot harder to get right as you have to know which frequency needs the correction in the first place.



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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    if you REALLY know what you are doing a 13 band or 16 band can help

    my set up is best when i use a 7 band

    13-16 band leaves to much room for error.

    Ill admit im not an expert .

    My kenwood has an eq for the front and the back, and that helps since they are differant sizes




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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    Either one will work. Most people don't buy good enough speakers or do a good enough job with install to really justify one type over the other. If you want a really great stereo, buy really great speakers and do a really great install, and you shouldn't really need any EQ.



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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    Quote Originally Posted by blazeplacid View Post
    if you REALLY know what you are doing a 13 band or 16 band can help

    my set up is best when i use a 7 band

    13-16 band leaves to much room for error.

    Ill admit im not an expert .

    I am an expert. I use over a dozen 31 band 1/3 oactive and true fully parametric EQ's at work most days for live concert sound. Analog and digital.

    In my car, I choose not to have any.



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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    i have parametric, eclipse 8053.



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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    i only us the parametric on my 9887, i like the options it offers




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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    Quote Originally Posted by UCF52 View Post
    I assume the 16 band deck you are looking at is the 880. If so, many prefer the dual l/r graphic EQ ability.
    actually its the DEH-P980-BT. I like the look more. by having a l/r 16-band grahic eq what does that mean??? I can adjust the eq for the left balance and the right balance seperately???

    also can anyone truly explain a parametric eq in laymens terms??? When you select one frequency in a certain band what does that mean?? Also what is wider and narrow for Q. I kinda understand but not really. thanks!!!!




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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    the frequency that you choose is the center frequency that will be effected. Choosing wider will effect frequencies above and below the center frequency more...

    Lets say you chose 50hz. Choosing wider may effect 40-60hz but going more narrow may only effect 45-55hz.




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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    The eq in most decks are of very low quality. If you choose to use an eq, go with an h701 from alpine.....However, IMO eq's can make the car sound processed unless you really know what you are doing.....and I mean REALLY know. I really nice install and you can save your money....you won't need one. Do you install first, and then decide if you need one or not, you may be surprised. Also...your best sq decks don't have built in eq's




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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    Quote Originally Posted by niebur3 View Post
    The eq in most decks are of very low quality. If you choose to use an eq, go with an h701 from alpine.....However, IMO eq's can make the car sound processed unless you really know what you are doing.....and I mean REALLY know. I really nice install and you can save your money....you won't need one. Do you install first, and then decide if you need one or not, you may be surprised. Also...your best sq decks don't have built in eq's
    Why do you say that the eq in decks are low quality? Its a digital eq just like the H701. I prefer analog eqs myself. I know with analog eqs there is a quality difference. Just wondering why deck eqs are not as good.




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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    The insides are not as good, much lower quality. The H701 costs more than most head units....there's a reason why...you get what you pay for!




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    Re: Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ??

    dont most headunits even with parametric EQ's still have like bass, treble, fader etc?

    Im just wondering, the only headunit ive used is an 880prs so i dont know to much about them




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