HOW TO SET UP A LEVELLER
Want to listen to music in your car that sounds the best? Do you want to spend hours in your car because the music coming out of the speakers is so good? Then why not use a leveler?
An equalizer, or EQ, is a sound engineering tool that is built into a car’s audio system. It changes how different frequencies are played back, which lets you control the volume of the sound. I think an equalizer can make the speakers in a toy car sound much better, no matter how good they are.
There are many kinds of equalizers, each with its own set of features. The graphic equalizers and the parametric ones. The graphic equalizer is easy to use because the frequencies are already set and easy to change. It also has a wide range of effects and costs less than the parametric equalizer. With a parametric equalizer, you can change more than just the volume. You can also change the range of effects and the frequencies. Make sure you do enough research on the product you want to buy before you buy it.
This article will explain how to connect an equalizer. Make sure you have everything you need, like an equalizer, a receiver, an amplifier, two sets of RCA cables, and tape. A receiver gets sound signals from the source, processes them, and sends power to the amplifiers so they can drive the loudspeakers. An amplifier takes a weak sound signal and makes it strong enough to move the speaker cones and make sound. Audio and video signals are sent from a component device to an output device using RCA cables. Remember that the length of the RCA cables should match the distance from the receiver to the equalizer. RCA cables are held together by the tape. Even if you have the best that the market has to offer, the most important thing is to hook it.
Most receivers have fixed pre-amps or amps that are built in. In this case, the best way to connect the receiver to an equalizer is by doing the steps below.
Unplug all connections before you start. On the back of your pre-amp or integrated amp, there are red and white lines that say “IN/OUT” and “L/R.” Plug the white pin of your RCA jack into OUT/LEFT and the red pin into OUT/RIGHT.
Go to the back of the equalizer, where you will find red and white INPUT or IN jacks. Connect the RCA cable from the pre-amp or built-in amplifier while the colors match.
Go back to the pre-amp or integrated amp and plug the second RCA cable into the matching color channels.
Connect the second RCA cable to the back of the equalizer in the OUTPUT or OUT channels, making sure the colors match.
Find the INPUT/OUTPUT channels on the back of the equalizer. Plug the RCA cables from the receiver’s output into the equalizer’s input while making sure the colors match.
Plug the RCA cables from the receiver’s IN port into the equalizer’s OUT ports.
Turn on all three parts and use the knobs to adjust and control them to your liking.
What if the pre-amp-out channels are not on your receiver? It would be hard to do that. Well, it can be easier if your amplifier has both the IN and OUT channels for the pre-amp built in. Let’s take a look at how to directly connect the equalizer to the receiver.
On the back of the receiver, there are channels for putting in and taking out sound. Connect the RCA cables to the OUT channels, making sure the colors are the same.
Plug the red end of the cable into IN/RIGHT on the back of the equalizer and the white end into IN/LEFT.
Take the second RCA cable and plug it into the equalizer’s OUT channels.
Plug the other end of the cable into the receiver so that the red end is on IN/RIGHT and the white end is on IN/LEFT.
Start the receiver and the equalizer. Once you choose “tape monitor,” the equalizer should be on. Change according to how you like it.
In some cases, the pre-amps are built into the amplifier rather than the receiver. Then what should we do? We use the following steps to connect the equalizer directly to the amplifier.
Check to see if your amp has channels for pre-amp IN and pre-amp OUT. It is for sure in the back of the amplifier. Plug one pair of RCA cables into the pre-amp OUT, making sure that the red ends go to the right and the white ends go to the left.
Note that “tape monitors input/output” will be written on the channels of some amplifiers. Don’t worry.
Plug the cable into the pre-amp IN channels on the amp. White goes to the RIGHT, while red goes to the LEFT.
Turn on the buttons for the tape monitor or the pre-amp connection. You can now move the control and turn the knobs to suit your tastes.
The equalizers are put on the dashboard during the steps above. In other cars, where every inch counts, the equalizer is mounted away from the driver and controlled by a remote. All you have to do is make sure it is between the amplifier and the receiver.
First, you have to decide where to put the equalizer, keeping in mind that you might add amplifiers later and need to run wires to the receiver and the amplifier. Here are the steps you should take to hook up the equalizer.
You need to use the receiver’s channels, so you’ll have to pull it out a little. The easiest way is to pull off the piece of plastic that covers the dashboard. The dashboard will then slide out a little bit.
Connect the cables to the pre-amp OUT, making sure the colors match, and tape them together so they don’t come apart.
Plug the RCA wires into the pre-amp IN on your equalizer. Tape the cables together so they can go through the dash from the receiver to the equalizer.
Now you need to put your equalizer in place. To keep the sound from getting messed up, don’t put anything with a metal base on rubber or a flat surface. If you have to, put rubber pieces in between.
To avoid getting shocked, turn off the car and take the key out before putting it in.
This step shows how to connect a wire to the ground:
- There are three wires on the equalizer. The ground wire is the black one.
- Remove a bolt from the equalizer that is close to where it is mounted.
- Scratch off any paint that is nearby.
- Attach a ring to the end of the wire and bolt it to the car.
- If there is no hole, make one on the bottom of the metal. Don’t do it on the gas tank or on the brake line.
In this step, you need to connect the power cable. On the equalizer, look for a yellow/red wire. Connect the wire to the power cable on the receiver or to any other source of 12v variable power in the fuse box. Use the guide if you don’t know where the wiring system is.
Join the wire for the remote on/off switch. On the equalizer, look for a blue wire with white stripes that is marked. Look for a wire on the receiver that has a similar color, but it could be any other color. After running these two wires around the car, connect them. Wires should be crimped together to make a connection, and electrical tape should be wrapped around them to keep them from shorting.
To test the equalizer, turn the key to “on.” Turn on the radio and check to see if the equalizer works right.
After putting all the wires back in the dashboard, put the receiver back in. Set a frame over the receiver to protect it.
We both agree by now that it’s very easy to hook up an equalizer. You make sure you have all the tools you need and that your car is turned off. You don’t want a small amount of forgetfulness to make things go wrong. If you need to, use a manual, but if that doesn’t help, call an expert. Remember that you should get the equalizer with the best controls if you want to get around the limitations of your speakers. Just make sure the connection is perfect so that nothing breaks or gets in the way of the sound.