Ball park starting points for tuning in Ute (first many silly questions ill ask most likely)
Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:33 PM
Im entering my ute into it's first SQ comp hopefully this sunday down at FCA and want to do most of the tuning myself, but it would be helpful if i get a few starting points AND key points i should focus on whilst tuning it.
I have installed the 9887 which i got thru mark at FCA (thank you to the guy who actually sold it too me, i've forgotten your name ).
Where is a good place to start with EQ's etc. I'm not looking for someone to go thru it with me step by step as i'm looking foward to sitting in the car for hours on end this week tweaking little bits and pieces!
Currently im running
Crescendo opus 8.6 fronts (deadened doors)
Crescendo sonata 4 amp
MbQuart Ref series slim line sub
Alpine 9887 HU
Thanks guys Cant wait to meet some of you!
Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:48 PM
Playing this, you can try to listen for any large peaks or dips, which will give you an idea of where you can EQ. Works even better if you have a series of tracks, named for what frequency they are, so you know exactly which frequency band to adjust (with a sweep, you won't know what frequency is playing at any point in the track, you'll only get an idea if it's in the subbass/midrange/high-freq/etc area).
Also, a common mistake is to have the sub level either too loud, or too quiet. It's not the easiest thing to get right, and can also be affected by phase (absolute phase and phase integration with the midbass driver) and time (related to phase, but can be adjusted using time correction on the headunit). I would suggest turning the sub level right down, play something you are very familiar with that has a decent bass line and then slowly turn the sub up until you can hear it but it doesn't stand out over the other speakers.
Feel free to catch any of the judges on the day and we can either help you out after you've been judged, or point you in the direction of a fellow competitor who we think can help. Of course, there's always Mark to help you too.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:29 PM