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I would say try it without the RTA first. A nice RTA curve can sound badly, and still need refinement by ear. So practice by ear. Start by switching off the auto-EQ and EQ to flat, and spend time finding the best crossover points and slopes, then level your drivers to come close to a smooth sound. You'll probably get pretty close with this and be left with a boomy upper midbass- then try some cuts centered around 250 or 300 Hz.

think in terms of slight adjustments- to levels, eq etc. i have gotten so used to my sound that i can tell when the rear speakers channels have been raised or lowered by 1-db.

i think you can do it it just takes time- also (unfortunately) you need to do it while the car is running and moving- when it's parked you usually get too much bass because there is no noise cancellation. just be careful and keep your eyes on the road too.
Hmm... this seems danagerous. lol
 

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DO NOT try to EQ over the autotune's EQ settings.
Indeed... In fact, avoid using the auto settings at all ;) (You never know what it does really, might boost 12dB at some dip caused by a mode lol?)

The harshness might very well have come from EQ boosts that clips the amp at certain frequencies, causing odd order harmonics (these sound nasty/harsh)
 

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When I was playing with auto eq and manual eq...

With auto eq ON, I change to memories (all flat presets) and there's a tonal change...
then nothing changes when I put auto eq to OFF while in all the flat presets...So are you sure auto eq is in effect when I use the manual eq?
 

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I read a lot about the "crappy" auto tune, and I have mixed opinions of it. With my crossover points, it is the actual definition of "meh". When I let it do the preset crossover points, all that changes and I get a huge stage with really nice results. With this, I would actually say it does a pretty decent job.
 

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Unfortunately, no algorithm built into "auto tune" function cant rival human ear, also all this functions are microphone placement and mic quality related, so imho you wont get your system to sound best as it could this way.

switch off all auto settings, defeat all eq settings, time delay set to zero. First use RTA to set your xovers, levels and phase relations between drivers correct as much as you can. Shoot for smooth RtA curve with aproximately 20 dB fall from 20Hz to 20000Hz. Big Dips or peaks try to correct with xo settings. After that make adjustments on Eq to smooth curve even more. Set TA for desired seating position - you can find a lot of precious info and how too's about this subject of tuning here on this forum. Readjust EQ if needed.....now you should have pretty good starting point to fine tune your system by ear .... probably only small corrections will be needed here and there to achive sound you are after. When correctly set, all geners of music should sound good and correct. I suggest that you switch to active, so you will have more options regarding fine tune your system.

good luck with tuning
 

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Mine should be here in about 12 hours depending on if USPS comes at their usual time. Want to hear a real bummer? I was looking at some previous sales of the ebay seller and I saw he sold 2 other units of this product within the past year and he accepted $750 and $800 from the "best offer" feature. That very feature was an option which I didn't try out of fear of someone else buying it first. God dammit -_- if shipping wasn't so annoying I could just return it, and buy it under a different name . (But whats done is done I suppose)
 

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When I was playing with auto eq and manual eq...

With auto eq ON, I change to memories (all flat presets) and there's a tonal change...
then nothing changes when I put auto eq to OFF while in all the flat presets...So are you sure auto eq is in effect when I use the manual eq?
auto eq is active on my deck when I do custom eq tuning. running my custom curve if I switch auto eq on, big change in sound.
 

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Sooo I got my p99rs today and will be installing it tomorrow. How exactly do you connect things if you are running passive fronts, rear and sub? (obviously sub goes to the sub amp.) I'll go active if I really must (as I have no problem with it) BUT I'm not giving up rear-fill as it does make a difference to me..
 

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Mid to Front and Low to Rear. Mid MUST be connected at all time and all others are just optional and can be turned off. I remeber the manual has some examples.
 

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Correct. High is only for tweeter (and tweeter should only be used on that channel). I think the high pass cannot be defeated on that channel. In addition, the manual says that 10kHz+ will be played through that channel during auto TA/EQ. So anything connected to that channel other than a tweeter will not likely function properly. Similarly, putting tweeter in mid/low will likely destroy your tweeter during auto tune. The installation manual says so, so don't ask me why.
 

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I read a lot about the "crappy" auto tune, and I have mixed opinions of it. With my crossover points, it is the actual definition of "meh". When I let it do the preset crossover points, all that changes and I get a huge stage with really nice results. With this, I would actually say it does a pretty decent job.
no kidding, I always thought the auto network picked weird crossover points and wound up sounding worse than when you picked them first. sounds like it's worth a try though, thanks.
 

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Despite having my rear connected to the low rca they don't seem to be on. And i keep getting a bandpass error when i try to run auto eq too. :s
 

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Despite having my rear connected to the low rca they don't seem to be on. And i keep getting a bandpass error when i try to run auto eq too. :s
try turning them on- here's how:
Initial Settings-
Function display
Shows the function status.
1 Press SRC/Off and hold until the unit
turns off.
2 Press MULTI-CONTROL and hold until
the initial setting menu appears in the display.
3 Turn MULTI-CONTROL to select one of
the initial settings.
Turn MULTI-CONTROL to switch between the...

Setting the speakers
You need to set the speakers used with this
system.
When this setting is performed correctly, this
unit reproduces high definition sound suited
to your system.
! You cannot change the middle range
speaker setting. (The middle range speaker
is always on.)
! If this setting is adjusted after performing
auto time alignment and auto equalizing
function, perform auto time alignment and
auto equalizing again.
1 Use MULTI-CONTROL to select
SP connection in the initial setting menu.
Refer to Adjusting initial settings on this page.
2 Push MULTI-CONTROL left or right to
select the speaker to be adjusted.
Each time MULTI-CONTROL is pushed left or
right, the speaker is selected in the following
order:
Subwoofer (subwoofer) Low range (low
range speaker) High range (high range
speaker)
3 Press MULTI-CONTROL to turn the selected
speaker on.
# To turn off, press MULTI-CONTROL again.
 

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If you're speaking about the setting screen where it shows sp connection with high, low and sub then i have high off and the rest on but it doesnt seem to fix my issue. Also when i did auto eq a few mins ago now i get a error: subwoofer
 

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If I end up having to sell my rears (morel integra ovation 5.25 coaxials) then I'm going to sell my fronts (rainbow vanadiums 6.5" 2-way) And I'd probably get something REALLY REALLY nice for the fronts. But I'd like to figure out how to get my current setup running first..
 

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Do you bandpass your rear speakers? Can you post your settings?

And do you lower the gain on the amplifier on the rear channels?
 

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Do you bandpass your rear speakers? Can you post your settings?

And do you lower the gain on the amplifier on the rear channels?
I don't think so.
I think there's a problem with the wires or speakers because I reversed the rcas (rears to the mid channeL) and it still wouldn't work. I'm going to my audio installer (for more detailed projects than swapping a headunit) to see if he can figure the problem out.

Idk if he set eq's by ear or with equipment( I've only seen him do it by ear.) but I really want to set this thing the best I can. Besides the Dayton Mic the Original Poster mentioned a few pages ago, what else is needed?
 

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