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usa spec pa12-toy and JBL sub weirdness

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by keynote22, May 3, 2007.

  1. May 3, 2007 at 1:18 PM
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    keynote22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 taco w/ JBL

    first, the pa12 toy just shuts off every 1/2 hour or so. I can reset it by uplugging the unit from the head or restarting the truck. I have read that this is "normal" for thier units.


    Second, the sub sounds very muddles when I use the ipod. It almost sounds blown. It sounds great with disks or radio although I dont have the same tune on both disk and Ipod to check that it is song specific. I thought it might be the 128 bit rate but I use the ipod in my other cars with no issue. Another guy said its the ipod interface. If I switch to the head phone/rca set up it will sound much better.




    Anyone have any input or similar experience?
     
  2. May 3, 2007 at 1:20 PM
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    suggestion: check the volume level on the iPod and the EQ settings. I have to disable the EQ on my iPod to use it in my truck (too much power into the deck input). I don't use it anyway, but it sounded VERY bad when I tried to turn it on.

    Cheers!
     
  3. May 3, 2007 at 1:35 PM
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    that was my first thought as well but the volume is dissabled on the ipod when using the pa12 in direct mode. The eq is turned to normal. I turned the heads bass way down and then tried other eq settings but it didnt really help.

    Lemmie see if there is a stand alone bass setting on it....like bass boost or something. This is a first gen 10 gig'er so I havent been through all the screen to see.
     
  4. May 4, 2007 at 7:08 AM
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    No luck on any eq changes. I think it might be poor sound quality on certain songs on my ipod. Everything i have is 128 or 192 but they could still be poor compressions or recordings on certain songs I guess. Its the only thing I can point to that would make some songs sound really bad and others sound pretty good.
     
  5. May 6, 2007 at 3:58 PM
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    I am really sorry to hear that. It's a long shot, but can you get any help from USA-Spec?
     
  6. May 7, 2007 at 5:34 AM
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    actually yes!! USA Spec will swap it out for me. :D
     
  7. May 10, 2007 at 8:20 AM
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    problem fixed. The bass was being distorted on certain songs that had higher recorded levels. I turned it to bass reduction and all is good now. Alternatively, I could use a program to equalize all my digital music to the same levels so the peaks wouldnt peg on an eq. Such is life on limewire.
     
  8. May 10, 2007 at 8:27 AM
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    Good to know! Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Sounds like USA-Spec has great customer service. Now you can really tune out the rest of the world. :rolleyes: :D
     
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