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    Properly setting "time corrction"

    I'm wondering if anyone can explain how to properly set it and what's the benefit of it?







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    Re: Properly setting "time corrction"

    In theory, it should be set in order to advance the signal to the speakers further away from the listener and/or delay the signal to the speakers closer to the listener. This, in effect, makes the listener feel as though they are centered amongst the speakers, all of which being equal distance from the listener. Most people in a vehicle don't even notice this, as no stock setup has TC. Once you have done it properly, however, it makes any non TCd setup sound inferior. For most people, you'd want to set the stage for the driver (maybe centered for driver and passenger if one of your main objectives is to show the vehicle off often, as centering it for the driver would increase the time error in all other parts of the vehicle). Essentially, you add delay to the driver's door speaker, and add advance to each other speaker (smallest advance for next closest speaker, greatest advance for speakers furtherest away [normally sub stage]) until they sound completely balanced. More often than not, a deck with TC will have reading material on how to set it, and I'm sure there are websites with guidelines, but once you start playing with it, and get the feel for it, you'll be able to do the fine adjustments by ear.

    A good way to understand what the music should sound like, is to get a good full range song and listen to it in a perfectly balanced environment (say a home theater system in which you can get the speakers identical distances from your ears or a pair of nice headphones). Take that same song to your vehicle and play with the TC until you can replicate the effect.



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    Re: Properly setting "time corrction"

    Thanks... I have set the distance my home theater speakers, this sounds like the same thing then. Do I set it to MY listening position or do I take measurements from the center of the dash?(center of the stage)







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    Re: Properly setting "time corrction"

    Quote Originally Posted by thevolunator View Post
    Thanks... I have set the distance my home theater speakers, this sounds like the same thing then. Do I set it to MY listening position or do I take measurements from the center of the dash?(center of the stage)
    set it to your listening position



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    Re: Properly setting "time corrction"

    I've always liked to do it this way CD5030 OWNER'S MANUAL - ECLIPSE by Fujitsu Ten



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    Re: Properly setting "time corrction"

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post

    math ftw! good read dragon



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    Re: Properly setting "time corrction"

    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    math ftw! good read dragon
    Same thing Dumple posted. Those are the pages from the Eclipse manuals back from when I had my Eclipse headunit.



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    Re: Properly setting "time corrction"

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post
    Same thing Dumple posted. Those are the pages from the Eclipse manuals back from when I had my Eclipse headunit.
    didnt even notice that lol. at least two people are giving valued info instead of two people saying completely different things and confusing the op



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    Re: Properly setting "time corrction"

    basically once you have it, and set it properly , you can never go back.




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