How do you know if you have good sound quality? I have wanted to ask this question for a while, but didn't want to seem stupid! Also, I have like a Mecca cd that has the spl sounds and freq. so I want to know if you can have good SQ without having a component with a x-over set-up? For example could I have like 2 10"s or 15"s in the back and only have 6x9"s and have good sound quality? I really am an ameture when it comes to the door speakers that have a 6" round with an electrical box and a tweeter you have to put together somehow and adjust it into your system! I had the Ranger done and 5x7's in the doors and the TB 8's in the back BUT he said I didn't have a hu with a lpf/hpf So, I would over ride my sound! I am sorta getting it but I am really confused! one more thing! I just bought a Panasonic CQ-C9700U does anyone no if its a good hu? I havn't hooked it up yet! Sorry for rambling, but I can't afford the big expensive component door systems!
sound quality in competition is not based on what sounds good, but rather what sounds accurate to the recording, and what sounds natural as in when a guy talks if you can hear the deep throaty voice. also there is imaging and stage depth to consider and how the "stage" is set up around you.... and etc
I didn't know if they have a method or an "individual" who judges on Sound Quality! You would think SQ would be alot easier to obtain than SPL, But I can see now sound quality on a competition level would be really hard to achieve. I guess for just out riding around, and having a good tight bass and good 6x9's that the bass is not over riding could be good to me and svck for another!!
I like bass, but even my friends that like SQ like bass. I just didn't realize that a SQ system, there are still good bass you can feel but actually listen to music! I have always said I was an SPL junkie all the way, but I do not do the tone burst thing, so I guess I would not be just a spl head, I am a daily driver type guy i guess! I love to hear like Rap but the real bass spots in certain songs I like to feel !! Its a great hair raising feeling when the bass hits so hard that it tickles your ears and moves your hair!! So, I am a in between type of guy!
Just because you have a SQ system, doesn't mean it won't be loud. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but in order to compete for SQ you must be able to do atleast 130dbs on music. While this wouldn't exactly make the loudest system in the world, it does create an exceptional balance between bass output and music replication. Personally, I am trying to achieve this with my next system. My system won't be near the level of SQ as the top SQ competitors but it should prove to be pretty awesome and I am completely expecting to be able to do about 135 on the TL.
The whole reason I am even talking about the subject is that the other day when I was at the car audio shop a explorer pulled up and was bumpin' good. I walked over thinking I was going to see this big spl system, but on the other hand it had a 15" ID MAX Series with all component type door speakers and when I sat in the suv it was clearly amazing!!!! It was a chicks suv and she popped a cd in of some type of R&B and it bumped! It was so clear the voice and symbols were amazing! It changed my whole concept on SPL and SQ!! I want the best of both worlds! She said she had alot of money having the component pods built and the speakers I believe were infinity components, it was by far a great system. She popped some classic rock in and ACDC even Linkin' Park sounded good! I am impressed!
very correct kevin, you car should sound exactly as it would in a concert, including when you close your eyes, you would not feel like your in your car rather sittin infront of the stage that is 100 foot wide. etc
I think its when we hear that first Bass beat that we can feel waaayy down in your gut, thats when audiophiles are created! I have been to Metallica in 86' and GNR when noone had heard of them! I keep wishing that I could get that concert sound in the car, its alot of blood sweat and tears and hours of tuning and only God knows how much money we all have sunk in all the systems we've all went through to get to where were at now. I do believe my bass will have some mids and highs added, I have always just let the HU power the 6x9's and door speakers but when you start getting some good components up front and a amp for them too. also tight bass, it will come together! Like the fist time I heard surround in a movie theater, I am an addict, a true audiophiliac!!LOL Thanks guys!
All this talk about concert sound is a lil misleading. If you are talking about being at a live concert, then the sound is dependant to where you are in the crowd. I go to MANY Metal, Rock, and classic rock concerts, and I have never been to a live show that sounded as good as my jeep. Although Clutch and Pink Floyd(David Gilmore) was pretty close. . Now as a collector of Live Concerts, well some of the DVD quality recordings are capable of being played through a good system and sounding great. But that is dependant on the recording and production quality.
And Sound quality is subjective in that what some people think sounds good someone else will like it a different way. But if you look at it from a definations standpoint withg equipment such as a dsp or an EQ, the goal of the settings is to eliminate peaks at certain freq's . But I like peaks at quite a few freq's, depending on music type and signal output(stereo,5.1,7.1, ect) . It is a preference.
true, but perhaps these people who base their opinions on what they think sounds good really don't know what actually sounds good
its like one retard speaking to another.. the one speaking could sound like a genius to the one listening .. lol
the point is if everyone knew the answer, there would be no question
like sound quality, if everyone knew how music was recorded the definition of sound quality would likely be very similar.. so how can one base opinion on sound if they themselves do not know what it should sound like?