Originally Posted by trumpet
A low pass filter is a type of crossover that only allows frequencies below the crossover frequency to pass. That is not what you need for adjusting the sound of high frequencies. How do the speakers sound if you listen to other kinds of music without irritating "highs"?
Have you tried turning the gain down on the amp? If it's set too high the music will get distorted and very tiring to listen to.
Okay that is good to know about the LPF. I figured that Sony's XAV may have been "bending the rules" and what it emulated wasn't a true LPF, but really did cut the highs down a bit, which was great (so I still don't know what this would technically be called, but it worked well and if too high / sharp / bright of notes were about to be played, it would prevent such... at least thats how it seemed when I enabled such)
That is actually something I have not tried... turning down the "Level" ie dB Gain on my AMP. I jacked it up so that there were less "presses" needed on the (+ -) vol buttons to increase or decrease, without much attention to the possibility that it could be causing such.
I was under the assumption though that the Level simply was the purpose of the Amp, and regardless, the same sounds would come out at a higher vol on the HU.
So let me try this!
Any music appears to be affected, not just my EDM (which varries as well): Guitar riffs, industrial synths, trance lines, vocals, etc.
I would love to just decrease the highrange freq in the EQ way down, and up the midrange, but such causes some serious "issues" in clarity. Its like I can either muffle out the highs and have my ears not hurt, but not have the crisp clarity, or I can leave them at the default 0 line (no gain increase or decrease in the eq) but split my ears appart about Vol level 16...
You could be on to something though, as it seems that this only occurs when the volume is above a certain threshold (it "seeps" in... ie begins to hurt when certain high freqs are played at say this arbitrary volume number 16). If I turn down the gain on the amp, and increase the volume, I wonder if I will get the same "loud" sound that I am seeking, but without or LESS of what does not feel correct in my ear.
Sorry if this is confusing and odd, but I know what it is when I hear it.
It may also be worth noting that I have played with every audio setting that I can find in the HU (and various with the Amp), but with the EQ having so many permutations, there could be something I am missing.
The EQ is pretty much the only setting I am changing (I am leaving along any input gain, Ceter / Listening position, balance [Left, Right, Front, Back], etc).
The EQ that appears to sound the "best" for what I am going for is something like: [notice the midrange]
1 2 2 3 3 3 1 0
Where the values are all + above 0 (each "line" increase being +2 dB for this HU), and the layout in Hz is: 40 80 200 400 1k 2.5k 8k 10k
The amp is pretty simple though, and doesn't affect the highs (but this Level may!). Mainly for the Lows and Volume level it appears
Subsonic: about 1/4 turn
Filter Switch (LPF | None | HPF): None
Level: (set pretty high, like 66% turned I think) <--- which could be the problem
Low Boost: about 1/10 turn (not set too much)
- Would it be worth purchasing an EQ for additonal fine-grain tuning, and simply leave the HU EQ set at 0 (ie would I be able to further decrement the highend without or less loss of clarity)?
- If yes, which would your recommend?
- Would a crossover help at all? (My guess is no, but I am not certain...) My current setup is simply 2-way Polk DXi-570 in the front, and 2-way Hertz in the reat [forgot the model number]. I don't have any midbass woofers or anything
Thanks for your reply and help :-)