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Parametric EQ's? wtf?

What is a parametric EQ?

Well I just found out the answer. For everyone else: More sophisticated built-in EQs offer parametric equalization, which allows you to set the amount (in dB) by which a certain frequency band is boosted or cut and determine the width and/or center frequency of this band. This gives you extremely precise control of the tonal balance in your vehicle.

My new head unit is going to be a b**** to tune.

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what kinda cd player is it
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alpine cda 9855
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thats the black lookin one..with the cool display?
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weve had a bunch of those come back. I dont even know how to use that thing and ive installed alot of em. I dunno i dont really understand how the new ones work
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be careful with those, are you buying authorized with warranty, or ebay, alpine is having some build issues with 1st gen 2005 9855 series, so just be carful if you got one, and how many bands is it, i bet my pioneer premier 860 is more complicated, it has a 13 band eq, but it also comes with a little mic that measure your vehicle's stuff like distance away the speakers are from your head and all and auto set the time alignment and eq and some other different stuff, it takes some of the work out, but still kinda complicated http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...4496601,00.htm
http://www.alpine-usa.com/


i hope you enjoy your new cd player, get some pics of it when u get it, other wise here is a pic of it:)

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oh yeah, great choice of a cd player
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how well did that auto-setup thing work for you?? i dunno that i'd ever want that in a head unit.. i think id much rather set my own stuff correctly, than have a headunit assume it knows whats best.
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it does pretty good, i just let it start me out when i do it, then go from there u know what im saying, it gives u a good starting point and its accurate on timing, i measure the distance and it was right on
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I wish the 9835 was still around. THAT was a badass CD player.
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Speaking of EQs and Head units... I'm going to buy a Denon Head unit with an Optical output and I can only find 3 EQs with bad problems (sorta).

1. Alpine F1 Status System, but I'm not gonna pay 4K for it.
2. Pioneer DEQ-xxx Um, have to use a mathcing head unit to program it.
3. Orion DEQ-30, Well, I found one on ebay for $500 used.

Does anyone know of another eq that can work around these problems???

here's the head unit (black): http://www.audiocubes.com/product/De...CD_Player.html
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what kind of speakers are u going to run?
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i would suggest you drop the denon and get the pioneer P-9 combo instead
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn..._34724,00.html
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn..._35384,00.html
those 2 are made to be paired together
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I'm gonna be running CDTs just for better sound, but Ill eventually upgrade to AudioTechnology 18H52's in the doors and LCY-130's (as soon as they're in stock) in kicks. Not sure what amps yet, wish I could afford the TRU copper tube amps. 13Wx2 would still be enough tube power. I'll have to make custom-made crossovers and trial and error some stuff when I get them in the truck like baffle-step compensation and notch filters and stuff like that. I don't have anything against Pioneer, I love them. But I can't have a weak link in my system. I'm a perfectionist, you see...
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