So I finally did it, replaced the factory head unit with an alpine w535hd. I must say I'm not regretting it one bit. Much more control over the sound.
I've never had a unit with time allignment or 9 band parametric eq b4 and am wondering a few things. Am I able to accurately use the time alignment setting w/o going active? As of right now (with using auto setup for time alignment), vocals sound as if they are coming from the center of the windshield with other instruments filling to the left and right. This is what I'm trying to achieve, yes?
With head units I've owned in the past, they have not had anymore than a 3 band parametric eq which I was able to tailor to my liking but this 9 band is throwing me off. Within each band there are there are like 5 different center frequencies, level -7 to 7 and q-factor 1 to 3 (3 being the most narrow). I guess I'm looking for good starting points those of you that have experience with this. Here are the frequencies:
Band 1 (20Hz-100Hz)
Band 2 (63Hz-325Hz)
Band 3 (125Hz-500Hz)
Band 4 (250Hz-1kHz)
Band 5 (500Hz-2kHz)
Band 6 (1kHz-4kHz)
Band 7 (2kHz-7.2kHz)
Band 8 (5.8 kHz-12kHz)
Band 9 (9kHz-20kHz)
Setup includes the head unit, MB quart PVL216 (mids in doors and tweets in factory location), Zed draconia II and a JL 10w3v3 in a ported enclosure. Amp is set to full pass on fronts, HP on sub channel (subsonic filter) with HP and LP filters for both enabled on HU.
Sorry for the long post.. Thanks in advance!