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      09-16-2010, 08:23 AM   #23
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I've been running Malek's settings on my e92 335 for the last 2 years. Amazing! Best i've ever tried. Can't wait to try these out on the M when i get it! Keep up the great work Malek.

Only question i have is what settings should i tweak if i'm listening to mostly hip-hop. In my 335 you told me that "Rap and hip/hop generally are a bit amplified in the middle, low and top range and are generally dead anywhere inbetween that area" so you had me "Go to the 1khz setting and take it down a bar, and go to the 500 hz setting and take it down a bar". Thougths in this situation or should i be good with the settings you already proposed?
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      10-02-2010, 06:16 PM   #24
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hmm i can not get the Crisp setting...

this may have been answered before.. and i was lazy and misread it somewhere on the forum.. but could the factory amp be adjusted? tweaked?
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      10-03-2010, 07:31 AM   #25
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My question is, why do the stock settings sound like crap? I mean it's all muddy.. I'll mess with it more when I get my car back from germany.
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      10-03-2010, 08:01 AM   #26
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My question is, why do the stock settings sound like crap? I mean it's all muddy.. I'll mess with it more when I get my car back from germany.
That's the $64,000 question.

A great OEM system should sound good with all the adjustments in the center and sound great after adjusting to taste. The EPS sounds like crap in the center and barely decent after spending quite some time fiddling with the 7-band EQ, bass, treble, and fader.

For me that's a bad design.
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      10-03-2010, 05:25 PM   #27
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dude excellent setup
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      10-03-2010, 06:38 PM   #28
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dude excellent setup
Thanks, updated settings are coming. I haven't had time to go back to the car to jot them back down to post them.

The new settings are a bit better IMO.

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      10-04-2010, 02:46 AM   #29
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what type of music is this setting for?
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      10-04-2010, 12:59 PM   #30
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It was done using equipment and then finalized through all sorts of music.

If you listen to hip hop and rap and that kind of music, no factory stereo will probably satisfy you as those kinds of songs are mastered so incorrectly its sad.

Nowadays people think the louder the recording, the better the "quality" of the song, however, this is not true at all.

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      10-04-2010, 07:29 PM   #31
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OP, thanks for posting, this is very helpfull


However, I was driving with my friend and he happens to be DJ IDES himself... we played some of his newest tracks

http://www.djides.com/2010/09/wicked-summer-2010/ on EPS in my E92, I asked him to set EQ and this is what he did:

He originally set Fader to zero, but I asked him to move it just a tap to rear... but it was just my preference not necessarily a better one on my part...


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      10-04-2010, 08:19 PM   #32
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OP, thanks for posting, this is very helpfull


However, I was driving with my friend and he happens to be DJ IDES himself... we played some of his newest tracks

http://www.djides.com/2010/09/wicked-summer-2010/ on EPS in my E92, I asked him to set EQ and this is what he did:

He originally set Fader to zero, but I asked him to move it just a tap to rear... but it was just my preference not necessarily a better one on my part...


Hope it helps...
got any numbers to go with your pics? it's hard for me to eyeball what your settings are...
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      10-04-2010, 08:40 PM   #33
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eq setting

Thanks I'll try your set up and see if I like it or not. I've had the car for two months and I have yet to find the best e.q. setting for my premium sound system.

Thanks
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      10-04-2010, 09:12 PM   #34
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got any numbers to go with your pics? it's hard for me to eyeball what your settings are...
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      10-04-2010, 09:24 PM   #35
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thx man, i'll give those a try.
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      10-05-2010, 04:20 AM   #36
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hope this helps

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      10-06-2010, 07:20 AM   #37
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Hi Malek. Appreciate any updates or final tweaks. Your settings are great !!
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      10-12-2010, 04:09 AM   #38
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bump...waiting for the new setting as well
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      10-13-2010, 04:58 PM   #40
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Wondering if anyone has settings for E90 M3's yet? I have yet to find something that I love.
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Wondering if anyone has settings for E90 M3's yet? I have yet to find something that I love.
I came to different settings adjusting by ear. Notably I turned down the 100Hz and turned up the bass to flatten out the low end response. I'll use a test track when I get my car back to verify how close I was to flat...

*however* I just got the option and didn't look at it in detail, however what BMW claims is that it has a live DIRAC processor that supposedly sets up an EQ filter to make the audio "perfect" in real-time. I would imagine there is a microphone somewhere doing measurements. My current thought is the installation is f-d up and it's destroying the EQ curve instead of fixing it.

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...ory-visit.html
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I came to different settings adjusting by ear. Notably I turned down the 100Hz and turned up the bass to flatten out the low end response. I'll use a test track when I get my car back to verify how close I was to flat...

*however* I just got the option and didn't look at it in detail, however what BMW claims is that it has a live DIRAC processor that supposedly sets up an EQ filter to make the audio "perfect" in real-time. I would imagine there is a microphone somewhere doing measurements. My current thought is the installation is f-d up and it's destroying the EQ curve instead of fixing it.

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...ory-visit.html
There's no microphone for real-time adjustment in this OEM system... the EQ curve is fixed from factory.
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      11-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #44
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You guys need to adjust this to YOUR ear. Of all things subjective sound is probably the most widely varied. Like the "DJ" setting above. Is anyone really surprised that he bumped up the bass and dropped everything above that? DJs are the LAST people I'd go to for advice on anything sound quality related.

Also, there is plenty of good hip-hop and rap that's well recorded. You just have to know where to look. Modent pop/Top 40 stuff is probably the worst stuff available since it's all compressed to sound good on earbuds.
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