I am a new MS-8 owner and had it installed by my shop over the weekend. I am glad this thread is so informative as getting things to sound right has been a bit tricky. Without another MS-8 system to compare, I really don't know what is considered "correct".
I'm confident i'll get there with the help of this thread, bikinipunk's excellent thread, and the nice tips and tricks thread...
But one thing that I haven't been able to find reference: processor noise.
For my install, when calibrating the system from scratch, the system is silent. However, once I complete the setup cd input signal acquisition, i immediately hear a muted, but noticeable, white-noise-ish sound. It's very low in volume. If the car is running, I can't notice it. But with the engine off, it is noticeable. After I am done with the initial driver position calibration, this noise is still the same. It also doesn't change after i complete all the seating positions.
Playing music after sounds fine. But it's just that the quiet passages are detracted from this low noise present. I notice that regardless of how loud or quiet I play music, this "noise" remains the same in terms of volume (IE: raising the volume of music doesn't seem to affect the noise characteristics or it's volume).
I am pretty sure it's the processor because if I select defeat, the noise goes away and the system is silent again.
I'm at a loss on how to eliminate this noise...
Wondering if anyone has any ideas, or has experienced similar? Sorry if this HAS been discussed already, I must have missed it since this thread is huge. If someone can point me in the right direction, that would be much appreciated!
Car: 2008 Subaru Forester
AMP: JL XD 700/5 powering all speakers + sub
HU: Kenwood DNX 6160 Nav (EQ set to flat) -> connected to MS-8 via RCA
Sub: Kicker CVT10 (temporary until enough funds for JL) (set to 1,20hz subsonic,12db slope,front xover 80hz, 24db slope)
Front: Focal 165 VB (set to 1-way)
Side: stock rear speakers (set to 1-way,80hz,24db slope)
Calibrated with MS-8 volume set to -35db