iTunes Preamp and E.Q.
Jul 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

Nemi

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So I'm using a USB Dac, and trying to get the most out of iTunes. I have two questions.

Within the EQ setting, there's the iTunes preamp on a range from -12db to 12db (defaulted at 0). I was wondering if lowering this all the way to -12db will have any positive effect. My only reasoning being, I notice a significant negative difference when I raise the slider above 0db.

Also, I do use the treble booster setting at times. It might just be my sound preferences, but I really enjoy the way it brings clarity to the drums in my rock music. Anyone else use the Treble Booster?
 
Jul 15, 2008 at 8:45 PM Post #2 of 3

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Using treble booster increases 16 kH. 6 dB. There might be some benefit to decreasing the preamp output 6 dB. or more. When boosting bass there might be a need to adjust the preamp if the music sounds distorted. I rarely use the iTunes EQ and I've never played with the preamp.

I use Rockbox on my iPod and use the parametric EQ. I use the preamp feature where I set it at a negative value at least equal to the boost in dB(if that makes any sense) lol
 
Jul 15, 2008 at 8:54 PM Post #3 of 3

J.D.N

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iTunes preamp is awful. Leave it well alone. The EQ isn't much better. If you want to play around with things like that, look for more dedicated software.
 

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