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    graphic or parametric

    Is one easier than the other or better for sq adjustments?







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    Re: graphic or parametric

    If you have a lot of bands graphic is easier and it will give you almost all the control you'll need to correctly tailor the sound. With less bands, maybe 5-7, parametric would be better. You don't have as wide of control with less bands and if you have certain frequencies that need to be tailored in any way, one of the bands will more than likely be able to adjust to that frequency to take care of it.



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    Re: graphic or parametric

    parametric ftw




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    Re: graphic or parametric

    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    parametric ftw
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    Re: graphic or parametric

    My 800PRS has a 16 band graphic EQ. I like that much better than my old Alpine 9855's 5 band parametric EQ.



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    Re: graphic or parametric

    i prefer the 5 band on my Alpine over the 880's 16 graphic. I guess i like to do less work than tweaking 16bands of EQ




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    Re: graphic or parametric

    Or if you're like me my Eclipse HU has 10 bands parametric and I have an AudioControl DQS for 30 more bands, graphic, per channel + 2 more parametrics per channel. It's b!tch to tune, but well worth it.




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    Re: graphic or parametric

    DQS with 30 bands graphic per channel FTW.




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    Re: graphic or parametric

    One isn't better than the other.

    Parametric gives you more control due to being able to select specific frequencies and target specific problem areas. More flexibility in control due to adjustable center frequencies and adjustable Q.

    Graphic typically has more bands for broader control, but since center frequencies and Q factors are fixed so you have less precise control. What frequencies you can adjust and the Q of the filter is fixed, so you are limited to what the graphic EQ offers.

    A lot of people prefer a good parametric due to the flexibility, even though it offers less bands.




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    Re: graphic or parametric

    Quote Originally Posted by Ctesibius View Post
    One isn't better than the other.

    Parametric gives you more control due to being able to select specific frequencies and target specific problem areas. More flexibility in control due to adjustable center frequencies and adjustable Q.

    Graphic typically has more bands for broader control, but since center frequencies and Q factors are fixed so you have less precise control. What frequencies you can adjust and the Q of the filter is fixed, so you are limited to what the graphic EQ offers.
    Seems like your last 2 paragraphs contradict your first sentence




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    Re: graphic or parametric

    Does anyone besides Soundstream make a small trunk mount parametric EQ?



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    Re: graphic or parametric

    I prefer graphic. IMO, the more bands, the better. I tend to have a curve I go for on any graphic EQ I have, and then do small tweaks from there.



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    Re: graphic or parametric

    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    Seems like your last 2 paragraphs contradict your first sentence


    I don't see how. I simply compared/contrasted them. To paraphrase:

    Parametric = less bands, but more precise control

    Graphic = More bands, but less precise control

    Choose your favorite flavor.
    Last edited by Ctesibius; 08-01-2009 at 02:36 PM.




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    Re: graphic or parametric

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    Does anyone besides Soundstream make a small trunk mount parametric EQ?
    With the availability of digital processing, analog trunk-mounted processors are obsolete.




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    Re: graphic or parametric

    Quote Originally Posted by Ctesibius View Post
    With the availability of digital processing, analog trunk-mounted processors are obsolete.


    True, but I need one to finish my system.



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