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    i have been listening to my current set up for a while now and like it a lot but it just needs that one thing to put it over the edge. so i was listening to my dads system and noticed how much an eq added. so i am wondering what's a good brand and a good number of bands to have thanks

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    I always used an eq on my receivers but once I went with separates, I never felt a need for one.

    I would say buy the cheapest one you can find and see if it does the trick.

    You might look on craigslist or at the thrift store or pawn shop.

    EQ's are kind of like tuners. Used ones go for maybe $10-$20.

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    Look for something vintage, something well made, and something used in studio recording. The crap that people used to buy in the 80's at the big box store ain't going to sound very good, but something used that was meant for pro work, a vintage/used parametric or something, may work well.

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    Wink cap it

    Quote Originally Posted by candyliquor35m View Post
    I always used an eq on my receivers but once I went with separates, I never felt a need for one.

    I would say buy the cheapest one you can find and see if it does the trick.

    You might look on craigslist or at the thrift store or pawn shop.

    EQ's are kind of like tuners. Used ones go for maybe $10-$20.

    hhhhhhhhmmmmmm maybe a cap on the speakers instead of the eq all together;)

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    Check out professional EQ's like:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navig...=100001+304638

    I like listening to live recordings. Soundboards, audience recordings, etc. and while eq's aren't usually needed for the "perfect source" everyone seeks - they're great for sources that aren't perfect and have lots of variables.

    Nice thing about professional EQ's is the massive number of bands. The other things is using an Active EQ where you can dial in the exact frequencies and widths (I know there's a better term than that)

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    Oh and on professional stuff, make sure you have the forethought to be sure it can use unbalanced input/outputs.

    Also, make sure you're amp/receiver can actually use an EQ ... you'll need either

    1. Preamp out / Amp in

    2. Tape Out / Tape Monitor type deal --- this can actually be preferable as it give you an easy, from the pre-amp method of selecting to use the EQ or bypass it altogether

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    Generally I'd say any sort of equalizer add-on does more harm than good, but even the 'audiophiles' went at least transiently ga-ga over the Behrninger "UltraCurve Pro" when it came out. They're cheap enough that it might be worth a try.

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=248-661


    Review of the original incarnation of the "UltraCurve Pro"
    http://www.audioxpress.com/reviews/m...hansen2196.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by chargerman426 View Post
    i have been listening to my current set up for a while now and like it a lot but it just needs that one thing to put it over the edge. so i was listening to my dads system and noticed how much an eq added. so i am wondering what's a good brand and a good number of bands to have thanks
    I had an ADC EQ that worked very well. It was an ADC Sound Shaper 515 or 525 circa 1990. I no longer have it. Below is an ADC SS-100 found on ebay. Might be what you are seeking. There are several ADCs to be found just type in ADC Equalizer, or ADC EQ. Good luck.


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ADC-SS-100SL-EQ_...ayphotohosting
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    2nd the ADC choice. Soundshapers are rock solid, and do exactly what they are supposed to do. That Behrninger looks nifty for the EQ crowd.
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    Thanks a lot i think i might pick one of ADC SS-100 up.
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    can u hook up an eq to a multi channel reciver if so how?

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    Depends on the receiver.

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    i have the onkyo503 reciever. i'm thinking it'd be better to just buy a reciever with an eq built in.

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