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Old 01-28-2019, 12:45 PM
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Thanks for the settings I will try the this morning.

Is the factory amp able to retain the EQ settings offline? If so I'm wondering if my volume or modications when I first got the car were never cleared and it's double EQ/Volume boosting? I read somewhere on the E46 forums about someone that reinstalled the MDI and turned turned down the volume and then reinstalled their Eonon or Seicane... But I wish I had read about the DACs on the Dynavin.. That would have totally changed my decision although I don't like that it's a locked system.
I'm not sure if it does, but I remember reading something similar about having to have the volume at a certain level and the eq adjust flat or something before switching it out. You could always just replug in your factory unit, make the adjustments, and put the Eonon back in. That should take all of 10 minutes. Worth a try.

Do you remember your EQ settings? Do you crank the treble setting? I tend to on factory systems because they never sound "bright" enough.
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Yeah I do Boost the treb a bit and bass slightly. Kind of always do a rock mid scoop because I listen to metal. Gonna try that tonight
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:48 PM
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Yeah I do Boost the treb a bit and bass slightly. Kind of always do a rock mid scoop because I listen to metal. Gonna try that tonight
I hear that. I love a nice (and fast) tight kick drum too. It's one of the reasons I've always preferred sealed enclosures to ported. Bandpass can hit quick too, but a tight sealed enclosure always tickles my fancy.

Good luck, fingers crossed for you.
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What eq settings? His car is a non nav, non dsp. All it has is bass and treble right?
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What eq settings? His car is a non nav, non dsp. All it has is bass and treble right?
Yes true. Not an equalizer like DSP vehicles... but common terminology for most.
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ok, sorry for the delay everyone.. It's been a busy week and today was the only time I was able to take everything apart and have a look.

So I plugged back in the old system to check the settings and to my dismay they were already reset to default. Didn't look like it retained any of the settings, but I did turn down the volume all the way. Went back to plug everything back in and the sound was pretty much the same. I tested the radio and crash cymbals seem fairly clear on radio, but when I run it through the bluetooth I get a nasty crackle whenever a crash hits.
For reference the songs I am using are
Caligula's Horse - Dream the Dead and Bloom
Silent Planet - random songs
Tried another song that had good mastering because these are fairly good bands and Opeth still had some high hat crackle. Their albums mastering is really good and shouldn't present any problems.

It's leading me to believe that it's the bluetooth connection on the Eonon that is poor quality. I'm going to email them and see what they are willing to do. Sound quality is important to me and I'm assuming this will impact the sound even if I bypass with new speakers and an amp.

Any other suggestions are appreciated.
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Try a cd in it and see if it plays clear.
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Let me find one and give it at try. I also tried another phone via BT. Currently Galaxy S8 and went to an Iphone XR to test.
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Try a cd in it and see if it plays clear.
Did a comparison between a cd and bluetooth. CD quality played fine no crackling. Could hear the crash along with positioning and the Bluetooth didn't have that and was overall distorted

Using Spotify on Wifi

EDIT: Checked all my settings are they are set to Very High for quality in spotify

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Well if the cd is fine the anything else is the radio and not the car. So that narrows it down completely at least

When a wireless device is causing distortion its bandwidth related. This can be from a slow internet source or poor signal. Also processor speed comes into play. It takes processor power to handle the data coming in and then the data has to be converted on your end into audio which takes a bunch of processor power.

When playing a cd the internal dac's handle almost all of the work so no load on the processor to speak of.

I never stream music so I never had these issues to compare with.

I put all of my music on sd cards and play from them.
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