Audio Equipment and Home Theater Audio : Can some explain to me what exactly....

Can some explain to me what exactly....

an EQ is with a sound system? My friend is a sound system expert and I just want to learn more about this stuff so I can better communicate w/ him and understand his world more.

Re: Can some explain to me what exactly....

It's a sort of tone control. A graphic equalizer boosts or cuts certain fixed frequency ranges. A parametric equalizer also boosts or cuts, but the center frequency and bandwidth (Q) can be adjusted as well. So, for example, you could use a parametric equalizer with narrow bandwidth to remove 60 Hz hum from a poor recording.

There's also fixed equalizers used for preemphasis in FM broadcasting, and in tape and vinyl reproduction.

Re: Can some explain to me what exactly....

I guess the sound engineers and musicians I know that use equalizers on there really expensive equipment are doing so because they wasted there money on pure junk. I think not.

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Re: Can some explain to me what exactly....

No, they're using EQ to control what actually ends up getting recorded.

If it's garbage in, it's garbage out... an EQ on the playback end isn't going to substantially change that.


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