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Old May 2, 2012, 01:03 PM   #1
marty1990
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iTunes Preamp and EQ

Just a couple of questions regarding the sound quality through iTunes. I found somewhere online that through iTunes if you higher the preamp setting through the EQ it highers the volume overall for music on iTunes. I tried it, and it sure worked, but am wondering if I should do it? I don't wanna blow my speakers, so at the moment, I've set it back the default 'middle'.

Also, I read that this;

http://haggis.tumblr.com/post/874477...ting-ive-found

... supposedly the best EQ setting for iTunes? Is it? Most places I've looked seem to follow that pattern. Is it?
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Old May 3, 2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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There's no such thing as a universal "perfect" EQ setting, since it depends on the speakers you're using. My speakers have great bass response, so I wouldn't want to up the bass in an EQ, where another set of speakers with poorer bass response will gain more benefit.

The same applies across the whole spectrum.
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Old May 3, 2012, 10:24 AM   #3
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I generally use my built in speakers or a small portable speakers with my MacBook Pro.

I just tried the setting they gave with my speakers, and it sounded louder, but kind of.. I dunno... harsh on the ears. I've set it to iTunes default 'rock' setting and it sounds good.

What's the default iTunes setting, 'flat'?

And the preamp setting, should I leave it at the default position, or can I higher it to add a boost to the volume? Or could that mess up my speakers?

Thanks.
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Old May 3, 2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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it cant hurt your speakers, although depending how much gain youve got below 1k you could get distortion. but dont worry 'bout hurting them they will be fine.
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