|The 7-Band Equalizer works just like the sliders |
found on stereo systems to maximize speaker performance.
The EQ is controlled by eight Configuration Variables (CVs), which allow you to cut or boost frequency ranges to maximize speaker performance. Some CV adjustments are obvious (e.g., cutting frequencies not within the speaker’s range), while others can be tuned to your personal preference. Frequency ranges for SoundTraxx speakers are available on our "Speakers" page.
The Equalizer Control Register CV (CV 153 in Tsunami, CV 225 in Econami) allows you to select preset cut/boost levels configured for various speaker sizes and types, or enable the user-adjustable setting. There are seven associated CVs (all defaulted to 128) that act as sliders to boost or cut corresponding frequency ranges (CVs 154-160 in Tsunami, CVs 226-232 in Econami). Values from 0 to 127 reduce the output from -12 decibels (dB) to 0dB, and values from 128 to 255 increase the output from 0dB to +12dB.
Adjusting these frequencies will provide the ultimate tone control and help you get the most out of the speaker’s strengths.
Tsunami and 35mm x 16mm Speaker EQ Setting Example
|Tsunami 7-Band Equalizer CV Adjustments|
Recommended EQ CV Values for SoundTraxx Tsunami Decoder and 35mm x 16mm Speaker
- CV 153: 7
- CV 154: 0
- CV 155: 0
- CV 156: 175
- CV 157: 200
- CV 158: 225
- CV 159: 200
- CV 160: 185
- Note: You may adjust CVs 156-160 to your personal preference.
For more information regarding the EQ, refer to the user's guides on our "Manuals" page. Our “Sound Primer” also details the science behind sound and has tips for speaker installation. You can also watch our EQ demonstration video: