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Do you use an EQ in your system?


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4 minutes ago, olds1959special said:

Before or after your pre-amp?

EQ circuits are complicated and have many parts so I would put it in the tape monitor loop so good recording that don't need EQ won't take the significant sonic degradation.  Even in bi-pass mode they are not very transparent sounding.  RV

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31 minutes ago, Richard Vandersteen said:

EQ circuits are complicated and have many parts so I would put it in the tape monitor loop so good recording that don't need EQ won't take the significant sonic degradation.  Even in bi-pass mode they are not very transparent sounding.  RV

I agree that adding an EQ is not ideal. I probably have some hearing loss so I often like to add treble at around 8kHz. I use a Schiit Loki which does not add audible noise. Usually I use the EQ with treble boosted for watching movies, which I use with a specific DAC. But tonight I decided to try to hook it up after the preamp, so it would affect all my sources. Interestingly, I noticed that after doing that, when I turned on the pre-amp circuitry it no longer boosted the signal. So I could leave it in passive mode and it sounded better that way. Before this it sounded better in active mode.

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I have a bit of upper frequency loss in my left ear. I don't try to compensate, I just listen as I would normally do. Though I might turn the balance a bit to the left on the preamp, or just sit a little closer to the left speaker. Some things can't be changed, so just make the best of it.-And, your brain will probably do enough to balance things out, too.

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