Love this EQ one of the best I've ever owned I am 46 I've been working on the System since I was 16 and I gotta say this is one of the best EQ that I've ever heard and ever owned what a world of difference it makes in my truck and yes I would recommend this to everybody looking for an EQ
Pros: You hit one button you notice the difference right off the bat the clarity the power especially what a good amp and some good speakers and a good head unit I wish I would have had this years ago but I got it now and that's all that matters.
Cons: I don't have nothing bad to say about it and I'm going to leave it at that.
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I really want to like the Audio Control Three.2, and in some ways I do like it. But overall it feels like it was designed around its electronics instead of around the user. It serves its purpose in my car audio build, but if another company made a unit that sounded as good, I'd try someone else over Audio Control. They were the leaders in the 90s, but now their products just feel dated and almost obsolete. With high-end head units that have their own, good built-in crossovers and lots of EQ channels to adjust, the usefulness of the Audio Control Three.2 is dwindling. I really don't need this unit, as the real reason I got it is to have knob control on-the-fly, instead of having to hunt for and change the EQ of a head unit. In comparison, that's one turn of a Audio Controls' knob vs. several presses and turns on a head-unit to do the same thing. So it was merely a convenience factor for me. And even then it's not as good as it could be. In short, although I'll be keeping it and it works fine, I'm a little disappointed in Audio Control. COMPLAINTS: The chassis is far too heavy (the electronics don't way much). Their advice is outdated, even though I followed most of it like separate power and ground. The blue power LED's leads were far too close as I had to separate them when opening up the unit. There was also a small piece of foam stuck near one of the knobs (middle EQ knob), so the knob squeaked when turned. Fortunately I was able to remove that. See my Cons for more...
Pros: 24dB crossover network, small size fits nicely below head unit in a custom install. Does a great job and sounds great. Gives you nice sweep and gain control over bass. Made in the USA, though Audio Control brags about this a little too much. Great manual that goes above and beyond the call of duty in explaining not only every function, but why you'd want to use that function. Some of the advice is outdated, though.
Cons: Knobs have no grips. Blue power LED is WAY too bright, and worse looks bad when you set the illumination mode to red. Too many settings involve opening the unit and changing jumpers. I appreciate the control, but external dip-switches are better. RCA voltage gains requires testing/setting them before installation if you're putting it in a dash. Gains worthless for new, high-end head units with full 4v of RCA signals at 3/4 to 5/6 vol. Locked into stock 90dB crossover chip, though replaceable.
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This is my second in-dash processor from Audiocontrol. While I cannot speak about a 4 channel amp installation, I do know it offers audiophile quality sound in a bi-ampled 2 channel configuration. Properly setup, you are maximizing the output of your head unit, sending a clean and powerful signal to your amps. That allows yout to turn the gain on the amps way down, so that the THREE.2 can keep the signal way above the noise floor. Once you calibrate your system, and balance the ouput of the sub, to the front stage, you will be lessed with clean, sparkling sound.
Pros: Durable build, audiophile grade xover, line driver, para bass control, appropriate eq frequncies.
Cons: Like anything of high end quality, it takes some knowledge, and time to calibrate the system to optimize the sound. However, the reward is greater than you can imagine.
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I had big hopes for this unit. I was not at all pleased how it sounded with the EQ engaged. The stereo spacing changed. This unit needs a left/right fader and 4 channel inputs. My dash unit has four outputs and a sub output. Going from that to two in, four out, plus sub out doesn't enhance anything! The increased voltage seemed to really clean-up the signal, making my system sound FANTASTIC...with the EQ dis-engaged. What good is an exoensive EQ if it squeezes the stereo spectrum to greatly reduced width! I pulled it out of my console and got rid of it. Yes...I am picky. NOT recomended.
Pros: High voltage really drives an amp to clean, crisp sound.
Cons: The EQ messes with the stereo spectrum when running a 4 channel amp. Needs 4 inputs and a left/right fader...not just front to rear.
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As I know as a mobile dj I know good sound. not all crossovers sound the same. sometimes the cheaper versions crossover bass drops are lower than the 1's that cost alot
Pros: I love the separtion of sound it makes it very clean
Cons: the price
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