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Need help with this EQ/DSP

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I've got a new to me headunit, it only has a 9-band crossover no time alignment options that I'm aware of, my previous Pioneer had a 13-band and no time alignment.

I haven't installed the new headunit yet but I am worried there will be some drop-off in sound quality and also I fear I'll lose the ability to tune as many frequencies like with the 13-band eq on the pioneer. 

What are some DSP's or Equalizers that would help me to be able to fine-tune my system better or at least to the same effects of the old pioneer I used to have? I hope this all makes sense, lol.

The headunit I got is a Advent OGM-1 if interested.

 


2007 Impala LT

Pioneer AVH-X4500BT

2 Pairs of 6.5 Eminence Eminators

Cadence ZRS30T Tweeters

Diamond Audio S6.0x Crossovers

MB Quart RAA2400 On the mids and highs

15' Ascendant Audio Havoc D1

Concept HP-2000 Pushing the Sub

Duralast AGM from AutoZone (Rebadged Deka) in front.

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6 hours ago, ToNasty said:

What's your budget and are tou wanting 2 or 3 way?

My budget  will be about $300-$400. 

I really have 0 personal  experience with EQ's and DSP's and I only vaugely know about the Audiocontrol Epicenters and the Rockford 3sixtys....

I am pretty sure I'll just stick with 2-way for now, I don't really have plans to do a 3-way setup. 


2007 Impala LT

Pioneer AVH-X4500BT

2 Pairs of 6.5 Eminence Eminators

Cadence ZRS30T Tweeters

Diamond Audio S6.0x Crossovers

MB Quart RAA2400 On the mids and highs

15' Ascendant Audio Havoc D1

Concept HP-2000 Pushing the Sub

Duralast AGM from AutoZone (Rebadged Deka) in front.

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12 hours ago, ToNasty said:

Dayton dsp. Cheap and affective. They're like 150-200

Yo man, thanks for the recommendation. That helps me a lot because before this thread I had no idea initially what I needed to look for. 

I was doing a little reading about the Dayton DSP, well I read that the Dayton's maximum input voltage is <3.2V. a guy was mentioning that using this dsp with a deck that has 4v pre-out voltages or higher could probably cause clipping unless I limited the volume at the headunit, not a bad thing I guess as long as I keep the volume below a certain point but I just kinda want to eliminate that possibility of clipping if possible. 

I found the Rockford Fosgate DSR1, it's a little more expensive @ $270 but I think it'll be worth it to have a better, cleaner sounding system without much probability of clipping. I've also added the Digital Designs DSI-2 to the list which is only $20 more than that fosgate DSR1. 


2007 Impala LT

Pioneer AVH-X4500BT

2 Pairs of 6.5 Eminence Eminators

Cadence ZRS30T Tweeters

Diamond Audio S6.0x Crossovers

MB Quart RAA2400 On the mids and highs

15' Ascendant Audio Havoc D1

Concept HP-2000 Pushing the Sub

Duralast AGM from AutoZone (Rebadged Deka) in front.

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1 hour ago, Rockbrook said:

Yo man, thanks for the recommendation. That helps me a lot because before this thread I had no idea initially what I needed to look for. 

I was doing a little reading about the Dayton DSP, well I read that the Dayton's maximum input voltage is <3.2V. a guy was mentioning that using this dsp with a deck that has 4v pre-out voltages or higher could probably cause clipping unless I limited the volume at the headunit, not a bad thing I guess as long as I keep the volume below a certain point but I just kinda want to eliminate that possibility of clipping if possible. 

I found the Rockford Fosgate DSR1, it's a little more expensive @ $270 but I think it'll be worth it to have a better, cleaner sounding system without much probability of clipping. I've also added the Digital Designs DSI-2 to the list which is only $20 more than that fosgate DSR1. 

Dsr 1 is ok 

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My personal favorite is the Helix, but I would pic the Dayton unit over Anything you listed. Just Saying 

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12 minutes ago, White Lightning said:

My personal favorite is the Helix, but I would pic the Dayton unit over Anything you listed. Just Saying 

Agreed. Or even a mini dsp

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Yeah you both are right. After reading more , I think I might just try the Dayton out first, it's cheaper  and effective like you say. I'll just be conservative with the volume and if I don't like it I can always resell it. I would love to be able to try something like that Helix but for now that's a little out of my price range lol. 

 

Just to confirm, the Dayton Audio DSP-408 is the correct model from Dayton to check out right? 

 

I really appreciate ya guys for chiming in too. 


2007 Impala LT

Pioneer AVH-X4500BT

2 Pairs of 6.5 Eminence Eminators

Cadence ZRS30T Tweeters

Diamond Audio S6.0x Crossovers

MB Quart RAA2400 On the mids and highs

15' Ascendant Audio Havoc D1

Concept HP-2000 Pushing the Sub

Duralast AGM from AutoZone (Rebadged Deka) in front.

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