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      04-11-2011, 06:06 AM   #89
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Does next Thursday and Friday work? I am pretty swamped this week. Let me know Mike.

I want to come down sometime for some coding as well.

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Hey Malek - Thursday or Friday works fine. Let me know - I'll bring my coding equip with me

I'll PM you my cell #.

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      04-15-2011, 05:12 PM   #90
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Yo Mike, I got your PM. Lets shoot for this coming week sometime. I am swamped with work and production and Waterjet work.

For everyone else, the original post has been updated with the new settings.

Enjoy.

808guy, thanks for your post, you are absolutely right. This is a guide to set you to the RIGHT direction. Anyone is free to make slight deviations to suit their sound enjoyment needs.
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      04-20-2011, 03:27 AM   #91
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I have been using these settings for a while now and am very happy with the way my premium system sounds now apart from having very little low down bass.

I am in the process of adding some SWS-8 subs and a XD400/4 bridged amp.

Can you suggest some setting for my new setup, or should I keep them the same and jsy set my low pass filter to 200?

Thanks.
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      04-21-2011, 01:07 AM   #92
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a 200Hz LP on the SWS-8s will sound terrible. They're really worthless above about 80Hz.
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      04-23-2011, 06:11 PM   #93
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Hey Everyone,

This thread is to help all those who have been wanting ideal EQ settings for there Enhanced Premium audio systems. There has been a lot of speculation on what are the most ideal settings and it's time to address this matter.

Curiosity struck, so I decided to try these settings in my own car to see why some people were complaining, and within the first 30 seconds of listening, I realized why people weren't happy with some of the settings posted in the past.

PencilGeek took the time and liberty to post up some settings in the past, and used his equipment and expertise to generate a flat frequency response. But there was one thing that was alarming to me, and that was his 2K frequency setting, it was at +8. This told me one of a few things, either the positioning of the MIC in the car is not ideal, not intended for car environments or etc. Most of his settings were pretty close to where it should be set, but the most obtrusive and ear piercing frequency in car audio is between 1.7k-2.3k hZ with the most problematic one being right around 2k hZ.

For those wondering if my settings are going to be good enough, reference here. It has been made a sticky, and hopefully a moderator will do it for this thread as well!!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161120

The Settings I am posting are for an E92 M3 with Enhanced Premium Sound. I will go as far as saying that it is a great sounding audio system, and it should not be criticized so much. If you are looking for a system that will rattle your bones and give you some bump rolling down the street, no factory system will do this for you. The EPS audio system was designed for sound quality (SQ). Having built a couple award winner SQ systems, this stereo system does pretty darn well when setup correctly. Once you guys input the settings, you may come to agree.

EQ Settings: E92 M3, Enhanced Premium Sound:

100 Hz: 0
200 Hz: +1
500 Hz: +3
1k Hz: +4
2k Hz: -1
5k Hz: +3
10k Hz: +3


Bass: +3 (User definable)
Treble: +1 (User Definable)
Fader: 0 (User Definable, based on height and seating position. If you are tall and sit further back, adjust the fader. For reference, I am 6 feet tall, and have the fader set to ZERO)
Balance: 0

Surround Processing: ON (Your choice. I personally like the way the DIRAC processor handles time alignment and imaging, so I left the setting on. Plus, it doesn't have the weird in/out fading issue the Logic7 system had)

S-VOL should be set to 2.

If you are using your IPOD. Make sure the internal EQ is set to FLAT, or OFF, as well as volume limiter being disabled.

Once I get my hands on an E90 M3, I will make the proper adjustments. These settings will work for E90 folks, however, some very minor adjustments may be necessary. If anyone would like to bring me their E90, I would be more than happy to use you as a guinea pig.

Enjoy!

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I just used these settings today and I think it sounds great thanks for the post
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      04-23-2011, 06:29 PM   #94
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Thanks, I used these settings and improved the sound substantially.
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      05-01-2011, 01:28 PM   #95
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Yo Mike, I got your PM. Lets shoot for this coming week sometime. I am swamped with work and production and Waterjet work.

For everyone else, the original post has been updated with the new settings.

Enjoy.

808guy, thanks for your post, you are absolutely right. This is a guide to set you to the RIGHT direction. Anyone is free to make slight deviations to suit their sound enjoyment needs.
Next week, Thursday/Friday work for you?
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      05-09-2011, 02:44 PM   #96
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      05-17-2011, 11:52 PM   #97
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yeah me too. those e92 settings on the e90 doesn't sound right at all.
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yeah me too. those e92 settings on the e90 doesn't sound right at all.
+1.
I tried on my E90 with premium sound. Nope-it doesn't sound right.
Somebody post E90 Premium sound EQ settings please.
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+1.
I tried on my E90 with premium sound. Nope-it doesn't sound right.
Somebody post E90 Premium sound EQ settings please.
what type of music do you listen to?
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what type of music do you listen to?
I listen rock, pop, Jazz/classic, with a little bit of hip-hop, not much of rave or techno thing. I want clean/clear mid-high and warm bass, not too much.
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I listen rock, pop, Jazz/classic, with a little bit of hip-hop, not much of rave or techno thing. I want clean/clear mid-high and warm bass, not too much.
i'm gonna try something right now with my iphone, and maybe a CD

I'll post the results in a bit with the songs I played it with.

you can't have several presets of EQ in this car, can you?
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i'm gonna try something right now with my iphone, and maybe a CD

I'll post the results in a bit with the songs I played it with.

you can't have several presets of EQ in this car, can you?
No, I can't. I can only have 1 EQ setting at a time with this stupid 2000 dollar upgrade system.
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No, I can't. I can only have 1 EQ setting at a time with this stupid 2000 dollar upgrade system.
ok try this.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532568
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All of you waiting for E90 settings, why don't you just use the E92 settings and then tweak it a little to how you like it. The interiors of the 2 cars are not so different that it would involve major changes. Remember this is just a guide. There is no absolute right answer to how to set the EQ that will work for everyone. The only right answer is the one that sounds right to you.

Give the OP a break and make an attempt to create your own settings.
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      05-23-2011, 04:53 AM   #108
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Anyone got any good settings for e92 premium sounds and 4 ohm SWS8s fitted?

I have fitted the subs but still waiting for delivery of the JLXD400/4. As it stands, the subs sound completely wrong. I haven't cranked it right up yet because the oem amp might overheat.

I just hope the amp makes the difference.
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      05-25-2011, 09:29 PM   #109
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I actually bought a meter and got these settings for my 2011 E92, can someone try my settings and let me know if it sounded okay?


100 Hz: 0
200 Hz: 0
500 Hz: +6
1k Hz: +6
2k Hz: +9
5k Hz: -1
10k Hz: +2

Bass: +3
Treble: 0
Fader: 0
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I don't know anything about sound but I tried these today in my E90 and it sounds much better than the default settings that I had before. The "surround" setting makes everything sound a little off to me so I have that off.
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