As posted above, "Seriously, who needs to have a knob to change the phase of the sub on the eq???? Likewise, do I need to change the crossover frequency of my sub on the fly? Um, no."
I actually have a real problem with a redundant sub crossover on the EQ when every contemporary amplifier already has a much better crossover built-in. Really a dumb feature IMO. There is no corresponding highpass crossover on the EQ and you can't totally defeat the EQ crossover. So even if I set it at the highest frequency in a bypass attempt in order to use the amplifier crossover I have to deal with a cascaded phase rotation (one phase alteration right atop the other). I don't want to change the lowpass 'crossover' or the 'phase' on the fly. I want to set all this up precisely at the point of system tuning. I want a very narrow overlap between the highpass and lowpass filters so I can preserve the phase integrity as much as possible. Over-lapping or under-lapping just creates nasty ripples in the response. On an amplifier you can read the crossover frequency for both filters and you know that both filter slopes & types are the same. An EQ crossover is like a box of chocolates. Just a complete unknown. When you feel as though you want to adjust the controls with every new song that is an indication that it wasn't set up right from the beginning. Heck, you already have a bass level control for moderate adjustments on the fly.
On another note, I can't imagine choosing a single EQ versus a dual zone EQ like the Wetsounds even if the Wetsounds was $100 more. The ability to adjust tower speaker tonal characteristics independently from the in-boat speakers is HUGE!
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06-25-2014, 01:42 PM #21
06-25-2014, 03:07 PM #22
The Clarion EQ is cheaper thann the Kicker ZXM-RLC, what am I missing?2007 LSV
06-25-2014, 07:48 PM #23
06-25-2014, 08:00 PM #24
Equalizer2010 Moomba XLV
Gravity 3, wake plate
I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
1100 v-drive lockers
1180 under the playpen
+ lead and a collection of other ballast bags
06-25-2014, 08:38 PM #25
Its a 9V per chnl line driver and the clarion likely splits its voltage between the front and rear chnls
its true zone volume control, not fade
can be panel or surface mounted
short RCA runs as the "brain" is mounted by the amps and data cables are used to connect the control knobs
06-25-2014, 08:43 PM #26
06-26-2014, 10:05 AM #27
OK, with the Kicker, help me out with my system here. I have tower and sub on an alpine PDX, and the cab on a Kenwood amp. If I use the kicker, I'd be adjusting the sub/tower at the same time, right?2007 LSV
06-26-2014, 10:11 AM #28
Oh, and one more question on the Kicker. The wiring diagram shows the amp going into the RLC, but nothing coming back out...how do you hook this thing up, and how does it work?
Do the RCA lines from the HU still go to the amp, but need to be split?2007 LSV
06-26-2014, 10:17 AM #29
06-26-2014, 10:19 AM #30