Adjust volume on Ipod or car head unit for best SQ?
Feb 5, 2010 at 10:38 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

rage3324

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Simple question -- Should the Ipod or Head Unit be doing most of the amping? I am under the assumption that you should set the Ipod volume about half-way so the signal going to the head unit is a decently strong signal which then can be amped by the head unit.
 
Feb 5, 2010 at 11:30 PM Post #2 of 4

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I have a 5 year-old Eclipse HU and have tried to use the line out from a 5G and a newer iPod. The output is most always too much and overloads the HU. With Rockbox I was able to fix the problem by lowering the gain (precut). I can't Rockbox my newer iPod so I use the HP out. I keep the HU volume at a near max setting(based on CD playing volumes) and adjust the iPod volume...mainly because it's closer to my hand...either method of controlling the volume sounds identical to me.
 
Feb 6, 2010 at 6:22 PM Post #4 of 4

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What about the equalizer... should the ipod or car control this.
 

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