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    Take apart an EQ and remote it?

    ok, need a bit of a reality check here. I'm planning on going HU-less, but need an external EQ (I like to fiddle with the settings alot, depending on what i'm listening to). only problem is, there really isnt room behind the dash anywhere for an external EQ.....although I have place i could put the knobs if they were separate...

    so my question is, how hard would it be to take apart the face for a standard half-din EQ (example links below), desolder the volume / freq. knobs, and then mount them remotely? how far away from teh base would i be able to remote it? (4-5 feet would probably be perfect, but i can work with less if need be)..... am i completly nuts here? it doesnt seem like it would be "too" hard.....

    While I'm not afraid to open up something and have at it with a soldering iron, I do suffer from a shortage of firsthand experience


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    I dont think a few feet would matter much, and you could wire it up with some fancy small connectors to make it easy to work with. I removed the infrared eye from my creative remote reciever and divorced it about 4 feet, worked great still. Personally I would say go for it. I would try to stay with rotary pots though, I have always heard bad things about the slider style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gospeed.racer
    I dont think a few feet would matter much, and you could wire it up with some fancy small connectors to make it easy to work with. I removed the infrared eye from my creative remote reciever and divorced it about 4 feet, worked great still. Personally I would say go for it. I would try to stay with rotary pots though, I have always heard bad things about the slider style.
    Yes should work, I'd use screened cable for the connections to all of the pots, otherwise your gonna pick up an awfull lot of noise.

    As long as you use decent screened cable, length shoudn't be a problem.


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    i have try that before and it was hard. and there was a lot of noise
    there is a very good eq made by LINEAR POWER. It was made in the late 90's
    you get a brain and 8 knobs with wires that you can install anywhere it also comes with stickers for the controls and 2 l.e.d
    or look at the alpine era g320 hard to find but it is on ebay often

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    Check this out
    http://www.woofersetc.com/product.asp?3=499

    I'm considering it for myself when i upgrade to version 2 of my Acura PC


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    I picked this up at my local cartoys for $160...... it is a very nice unit,..... and has Ai-net input to hook up to my Alpine headunit as well as an RCA input,........ the cable for the control face is about 15ft. long...... I want to mount the face in my headliner, I think, LOL....It is a 14 band EQ w/ sub x-over,... and sound field processor,.... even has time alignment... the one feature I think that is very important for a clean signal is that it has an adjustable input level for the RCA input,.....

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    Hey jws95hardbody

    What is the model # of that? (ERA-G320 ?)

    Might be better than what I posted considering it also does Timing alignment

    Apolo V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApoloV
    Hey jws95hardbody

    What is the model # of that? (ERA-G320 ?)

    Might be better than what I posted considering it also does Timing alignment

    Apolo V.

    Yeah,........ it is,...........LOL,...............I need to find an Ai-net to RCA adaptor as well, .......... Any one know were to find these,............???????

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