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#1 2012-11-20 00:57:13

hozza
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Audio Setup - EQ Settings

Hi #!ers

I've setup a globalised Equaliser on my #! using a tutorial from http://takla.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/a … e-squeeze/ and https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AL … _Equalizer.

I'ts all up and running but I'm not sure what I'm doing when it comes to changing the settings?  sad To bring up the EQ, i use:

$ alsamixer -D equal

and get this (excuse the lack of screenshot and more phone camera, I'm not at the computer atm):

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Anyone know what I need to change to make it less bass-y?


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#2 2012-11-20 05:42:15

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

The further left you go, the deeper into the bass; the further to the right, the higher into the treble. wink  Basically this works like an old-school narrow-band equalizer, with each slider operating over a one-octave range.

You didn't specify which part of the bass spectrum you want to cut, but many speakers have a resonant peak between 100Hz and 150Hz, so I'd start by bringing down the 125Hz slider (third from the left).  If this turns out to be above or below what you're hearing as excessive bass, try the second or fourth sliders respectively.


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#3 2012-11-20 10:09:35

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

Just move the sliders.  devil Until you get what you want, PV already suggested something. It depends also what speakers you use, if they have sub woofers etc. etc. and also probably the soundcard.

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#4 2012-11-20 10:58:58

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

Also, if you have a powered subwoofer with its own level control...I didn't mention that above because that's the first thing I'd tweak, but I might as well put everything on the table...

...if my speakers/room were off far enough for me to want to tweak the tone, I'd probably just throw in a passive Tweed tone control between the soundcard and speakers...nothing more complicated than a Baxendall. monkey


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#5 2012-11-20 13:17:25

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

Wow, thaks for the help. Audio and sound-waves are not my forte, im actually using a Logitech 5 speaker jobby with a sub woofer, the bass knob on the back of the sub woofer is turned all the way down and no special sound card etc, just to on-board AUX port.

Even with the bass turned off (all the way down) on the sub woofer the floor still shakes and I'm sure my neighbours aren't too pleased!

pvsage wrote:

I'd start by bringing down the 125Hz slider (third from the left).  If this turns out to be above or below what you're hearing as excessive bass, try the second or fourth sliders respectively.

I'll try this later on tonight and see how it goes!  cool 

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#6 2012-11-20 13:56:03

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

hozza wrote:

Even with the bass turned off (all the way down) on the sub woofer the floor still shakes and I'm sure my neighbours aren't too pleased!

Then you have the perfect setup.  devil

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#7 2012-11-20 13:57:57

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

ivanovnegro wrote:
hozza wrote:

Even with the bass turned off (all the way down) on the sub woofer the floor still shakes and I'm sure my neighbours aren't too pleased!

Then you have the perfect setup.  devil

Not for heavy metal! tongue


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#8 2012-11-20 14:05:02

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

My EQ setup, tweak it to your liking:

Bildschirmfoto_20_11_2012_15_02_35.jpg

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#9 2012-11-20 14:09:43

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

`sudo apt-get install decent-headphones speakers-` tongue


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#10 2012-11-20 14:15:38

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

pvsage wrote:

`sudo apt-get install decent-headphones speakers-` tongue

I think your right, I do need to update my speakers, they are a bit ridiculous.

echo "extreme over-the-top bass" > /dev/null 

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#11 2012-11-20 14:36:46

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^ Note the hyphen after 'speakers' - with `apt-get install`, this means to remove the package. wink

I bet those speakers would be great for action movies. cool


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#12 2012-11-20 14:46:03

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Re: Audio Setup - EQ Settings

pvsage wrote:

^ Note the hyphen after 'speakers' - with `apt-get install`, this means to remove the package. wink

Completely missed that! ops

pvsage wrote:

I bet those speakers would be great for action movies. cool

They. Really. Are. Especially with something like The Walking Dead or StarGate!  big_smile


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