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    Car Computer Audio Question

    I finally got my car computer in my car but have a question about the quality. I used to have an Eclipse HeadUnit and had a LOUD option which increased the bass by quite a bit w/o distortion (I am not sure exactly what it did, but sounded much better with this option on). How do I achieve this effect on the computer? I am using a Mini-itx with a mini-jack to RCA cable that plugs into the amp which feeds my front component speakers and my 10" Sub.

    I try media player and used the WOW SRS affects and that helps but is not the same, and if I use the equalizer the front speakers begin to distort.....Any ideas?

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    i was using wow and it sounded good.

    is your amp crossed over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmaximus
    I finally got my car computer in my car but have a question about the quality. I used to have an Eclipse HeadUnit and had a LOUD option which increased the bass by quite a bit w/o distortion (I am not sure exactly what it did, but sounded much better with this option on). How do I achieve this effect on the computer? I am using a Mini-itx with a mini-jack to RCA cable that plugs into the amp which feeds my front component speakers and my 10" Sub.

    I try media player and used the WOW SRS affects and that helps but is not the same, and if I use the equalizer the front speakers begin to distort.....Any ideas?
    WOW Sounds fine, but when I increase the tru bass it also increases the bass level going to my front components, which begin to distort....maybe I should mess with highpass or lowpass settings on my amp, not sure how to set these properly....

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    it will definately help.... maybe try setting your mids to accept only 110hz and above

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    loud boosts the bass and trebble at low volume, the louder you turn it up the less it will do. i don't know what to tell you as i don't have a pc in my car but my home pc dose have a loud setting that dose the same thing.
    try going into the windows "volume control" click options, advanced controls should be checked if its not click it. then under the maiv volume slider click the advanced button
    and see if you have loud.


    Edit: looking at it i have the same AC97 that the EPIA-M has
    Edit of the edited: set the low pass on the sub, and high pass on the comp's amp half way between the subs highest HZ rating and the lowest of the comp's
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    my laptop has a nice 3d option... and i use my head unit as well ..so i use the load opt. on the headunit... and i have a cross over plus on my RF amps, they have a buildin crossover the i also use...

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    do you have subs?

    i would suggest using an external crossover to have better control over which freqs goes to which speakers. the amps usually have HPF and LPF settings on them, however these tend to be of lower quality. If you are able to change the crossove point you might could get by with the crossover in your amp, but if the crossover freq isn't adjustable you should go external.

    properly implimenting a crossover should help your speakers to not distort so easily and you should be able to more freely use the EQ in the comp (i'm a big fan of external eqs as well)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakes
    do you have subs?

    i would suggest using an external crossover to have better control over which freqs goes to which speakers. the amps usually have HPF and LPF settings on them, however these tend to be of lower quality. If you are able to change the crossove point you might could get by with the crossover in your amp, but if the crossover freq isn't adjustable you should go external.

    properly implimenting a crossover should help your speakers to not distort so easily and you should be able to more freely use the EQ in the comp (i'm a big fan of external eqs as well)
    Is there a good website on how to crossover an amp?

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    easy, get somthing like this http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...=1&cc=01&avf=Y and plug you sub to lowpass and the other to high pass. then set the two at the same x-over point, this one is a line driver with 3rd order X-Over.
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