Improved EQ please

  • 13 April 2006
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Hi.

Firstly, excellent product.

I would like to have an improved EQ. Ideally 4 band parametric - I assume that there is an in-built dsp chip which handles the bass and treble currently available.

Since I imagine most people would be more used to a graphic eq, I suppose this would do. 31 band in that case please :)

Next ZP I install will have a separate sub so the ability to adjust the crossover frequency would be handy too.

Thanks,

Jonathan.

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I agree completely. I'd prefer a 10 band EQ as a minimum to deal with challenging room acoustics.

Paul
I am getting a little frustrated with my set-up because I just spent >$1,000 on Gallo speakers and don't have enough EQ control to make the sound right in my listening space. PLEASE consider adding:

1. multi-band equalizer
2. pre-set equalizer settings

Thanks!
Concerning the request for a sophisticated equalizer please also see this thread.
I agree. I have in wall speakers that would benefit from more than just bass and treble adjustments. I have different rooms, particularly the bathroom where I would like more control over the sound.
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I would want to see an advanced equalizer where you can control the sound more detailed than the already existing equalizer which can adjust treble, bass and balance.

Something like this would be useful:
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr301/0control/Screenshots/MediaMonkeyequalizer.jpg
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An 8 band (15hz to 200hz) PEQ +/-5db would be nice.
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I for one will leave the EQ off if it is added, just as I currently do. Straight to DAC to the power amp, tune sound using the amp, cable and speaker choice. My 2 cents.

J
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I for one will leave the EQ off if it is added, just as I currently do. Straight to DAC to the power amp, tune sound using the amp, cable and speaker choice. My 2 cents.

J


Not all amps have equalizers that does more than treble, bass and balance (my Harman Kardon for example). There are those ZP120's that some people use as amps also which would need a integrated eq.
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No thanks, keep it simple please.

Regards,

WC
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No thanks, keep it simple please.

Regards,

WC


It could be made an option to choose between "Simple equalizer" and "Advanced equalizer".
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Agree, on the few locations i use T/B settings, an EQ would allow for better tailoring of the sound. Even a simple 5-band is nice, though 7 or higher is all the better.

Of couse a 31-band with adjustable Q settings would be awe-inspiring. Hey, we can dream can't we 🙂
I agree with the whole "Simple EQ - Advanced EQ"

The majority of my ZP's won't change but for example the bathroom or Kitchen might as they have different acoustics (as pointed out by previous posts).
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Not all amps have equalizers that does more than treble, bass and balance (my Harman Kardon for example). There are those ZP120's that some people use as amps also which would need a integrated eq.

Just for completeness, my amp doesn't have any tone controls, and I wouldn't have it any other way (Creek 5350SE). Don't mess with my signal path. :D

J
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Just for completeness, my amp doesn't have any tone controls, and I wouldn't have it any other way (Creek 5350SE). Don't mess with my signal path. :D
J


What? No single-ended tube amplification and horn speakers? :rolleyes:

🙂
+1 Big vote for eq. The more bands the better.
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Have to agree with john_ops...

My ZP90 connected straight in to my Bryston 4Bsst power amp sounds immense. All I want is an audiophile edition :D

I can appreciate peoples certain constraints ie a bathroom environment etc and I would see the value in such a situation,
but if listener81 - and others like him - is having issues with speakers like his, a graphic EQ is only going to mask the problem rather than addressing it. They should really trying a different setup procedure (or maybe the system itself has no synergy...?). A little hard work and proper tuning can make the world of difference
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I would like more control than is currently available, so +1 for an advanced eq option.
It would certainly make sense to have an simple/advanced switch, perhaps even an 'off' to please the purists.
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+1

equalizer for a multi(acoustic)room-System would be fantastic!
I would like more control than is currently available, so +1 for an advanced eq option.
It would certainly make sense to have an simple/advanced switch, perhaps even an 'off' to please the purists.


Rather than expanding the existing GUI with more bands (which I'm not against), how about having a separate "specialist" tool which allows granular per-room band adjustments to be made and stored, but which is then inaccessible from the normal controllers.

What I was thinking is that very granular band control is beneficial for tuning the system for the specific acoustics of a room (perhaps in conjunction with some analytic software) but having dozens of bands presented on the controllers seems a bit pointless.

By the way, any "purists" who are using the fixed output on a ZP80/90 into an external DAC will find the Sonos EQ has been disabled anyway.

Cheers,

Keith
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+1 Fine tuning in-ceiling speakers in locations like the kitchen would be great.
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+1 for the Simple/Advanced EQ-setup.
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The product is nearly perfect !, but... +1 for an advanced EQ : 10 bands and preset settings.

I'm using a ZP90, and my amp provides very poor options for sound correction (bass + treble only).

Another cool option : being able to go through the advanced EQ even while using the fixed output (for volume control)
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I think we really need a better EQ than Bass, Treble and loudness on/off. I have very weak midrange sound on the ZP120s. I think a good EQ would be an awesome addition to the product! Look at the iphone/ipad app EQu for a really good example of a quality digital EQ. We will get alot better sound with an EQ function.

It does not have to be this much but at least maybe 5 bars to adjust the sound properly.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/wis913/IMG_0441.jpg
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What is the picture? Is that a reading using a calibrated mic onto a frequency analyser? I don't experience the weak mid-range you report.
What is the picture? Is that a reading using a calibrated mic onto a frequency analyser? I don't experience the weak mid-range you report.

I believe the picture is a graphic equalizer with an extreme number of frequency adjusters.