New set of questions (digital outs, hardware eq)
once again this is in high end simply because of the level of recommendations i am looking for ("high end solutions"). feel free to move it if you must.
so... i have decided that i would like to add an equalizer to my system. i have been looking through the car audio 1/2 din 4-7 band equalizers. i just want to make simple frequency adjustments, and the addition of a volume knob doesn't hurt. :mod:
background on my system:
simple set-up using high end gear
dynaudio esotec system 242
tru steel series s44/s500/ssld6 (may or may not use depending on eq chosen)
onkyo se-90pci sound card (may or may not use depending on output question below)
i'm not 100% on these. would an onboard digital out provide the most accurate reproduction of sound or will the signal be altered similar to what can occur with a dac?
would there be a difference (good, bad, or none) between the digital out on my motherboard vs. the digital out on my pci soundcard?
digital signal AND hardware eq:
are there any simple eqs made for car audio that offer digital inputs/analog outputs?
i am aware of the 701 which fits the bill, but it has bells and whistle that i don't require. i would also have to buy the stand alone controller which makes the cost vs. benefit questionable when compared to an analog eq imo.
what i would like to see:
5-7 bands of equalization
1/2 din size
clipping indicator led (not a must)
i really like the zapco sp7-sl but symbalink takes it out. the arc xeq looks good, and i have checked out some of the standard clarion/rockford/audiocontrol stuff. i find it interesting how similar the design of almost all of these eqs are.