Well, it is finally installed:
But now I have some questions, as my older head unit had NO kinds of adjutments.
I know tuning is personal, and I have to be listening to what sounds best, but I really have no idea as to how to start, for there are quite a few settings to play with, and I had nothing before. It feels like I'm being thrown into the ocean.
But to be more specific...
Should I let the head unit do the crossovers? Basically, should I just open up the amps to do their work?? Will the head unit actually send just the signals needed to the amps?
Which do I tune first? The amps (gains, filters, crossovers), or the head unit (crossovers, equalizer, time alignment)??
When it comes to the crossover... so far I have it as:
Subs start cutting out at 125 hz with a sharp slope (24 db/oct) as I do not want it trying to make any high notes. I have 2 Infinity Kappa Perfect 10.1's
Speakers are at 250 hz with a smallers slope (6db/oct). They are some alpine SPX177r's.
Rear speakers I have no clue, I have the fader mostly to the front anyway, they are my oldest part of the system Polk db6500's.
And I suppose I shouldn't mess with the speaker's crossovers right?
Sorry if all this sounds dumb, but with so many things to adjust I would like to find a starting point. I tried looking online for some sort of guide but to no avail, if anyone knows of something it will be really helpful.
As it is though, the CD7100 is VERY VERY nice... the sound is significantly better than my old head unit, and it looks very nice. I just need an Ipod now as their USB support majorly sucks.