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Cadence CEQ-773

7-Band Paragraphic Equalizer & Subwoofer Crossover

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The Champion of Equalizers

This series of Cadence parametric and paragraphic equalizers integrates signal line drivers with equalization and crossover functions, combining them all into one unit. Cadence signal processors create clean, noise-free, high voltage signals while conserving valuable interior space and installation time. The MP3 mini jack front panel input with independent volume control integrates the signal driver with subwoofer crossover and equalization functions into one unit. The subwoofer control features a double shaft design; the outer knob controls the frequency while the inner knob controls the gain. The 7-Volt Line Driver operates for all channels via fully isolated PWM Power Supply.

Product Features:

  • 7-Band Paragraphic Equalizer
  • 3-Way Output: Front, Rear and Subwoofer
  • MP3 Mini Jack Front Panel Input with Independent Volume Control
  • Separate gain control with inner knobs
  • Full aircraft-style night illumination
  • Band 1 Center: 40Hz Bass
  • Band 2 Center: 100Hz Mid Bass
  • Band 3 Center: 275Hz Upper Bass
  • Band 4 Center: 700Hz Midrange
  • Band 5 Center: 2 kHz Mid / High
  • Band 6 Center: 5 kHz Tweeter
  • Band 7 Center: 14 kHz Super Tweeter
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product Specifications:

  • THD: < 0.05%
  • Number of Bands: 7
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 105dB
  • Output level: 7V
  • Cut/Boost: +/-18dB
  • Frequency response: 10-50,000Hz
  • Dimensions: 4-1/2" L x 7" W x 1" H

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by NVX XEQ7)

Equalizer Specifications

Type of Equalizer
This determines the way the equalizer processes the signal from the source unit. A parametric equalizer allows to you adjust the center point of the frequency band you are adjusting as well the bandwidth which can be narrowed or widened. A graphic equalizer has fixed frequency bands and bandwidth and only the frequency bands can be adjusted. A digital equalizer uses a software program to tune your system.
A graphic equalizer typically has more adjustable bands and is less expensive, whereas a parametric will have fewer bands but offer a greater level of control and provide more tuning options. Digital equalizers will tune your system with the most detail and precision but require a computer and are typically a little higher in price.
Equalizer Bands
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the receiver has. The better the EQ, the more likely you will be able to "tweak" your sounds to your desire.
7 band
Equalizer Frequencies
The frequency range that allows control of the center frequency of each equalization band.
10 - 50000 Hz
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Full (AP)
Built-in Bass Reconstruction
Bass reconstructors, or bass enhancers, improve low frequency reproduction in a car audio system with at least one subwoofer. These bass expander products will help your subs produce accurate bass thumps.
No
Line Driver
A line driver is a small amplifier used to support the strength of the audio signal coming from the source unit.
Yes
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
Total Number of Inputs
This is the total number of input connections that go into the unit.
Total Number of Outputs
This is the total number of output connections that the unit will produce.
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Black
Signal Boost/Cut
The available signal boost or cut for each of the frequency bands.
18 dB
Max Output Level
The maximum level (in volts) of signal output. A higher level will increase the clarity and boost your signal.
7 volts
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
10 - 50000 Hz
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
0.05%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
105 dB
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
7"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
1"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
4-1/2"

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
63%
4 Star
32%
3 Star
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2 Star
5%
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.7
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4.6
Design
4.5
Usability
4.7
RockaFlocka

Seattle, WA

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Excellent EQ!

October 13, 2011

This is a great eq, specially for the price. its cheap for just a line driver, let alone an eq with 7 volt preamp outputs. plus you have 18db worth of attenuation on each band, so its a really powerful tuning tool. If you know what youre doing and want the best sound, a high quality EQ like this is a must!!!

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Cal!

socal, CA

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cant be beat!!

March 22, 2012

I have this cadence connected to my kicker kx1200 with 2 l7 12s and a rockford fosgate t400-4 for my mids and highs ....... my system came to life sounds crystal clear and can be turned up real high without distortion .... dont know about cadence google it , its quality stuff and for 35$ cant be beat .... you wont regret this piece of equipment definately best bang for the buck.

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alex

Colorado Springs, CO

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 8, 2011

I used to constantly mess with my radio to adjust the sound but i was never really satisfied so i saw this EQ and i thought i would try it out to see what it could do and WOW this thing is amazing it lets you adjust so many different things to get your sound just like you want. I love it and im going to buy another one soon just in case..it looks cool and it doesnt look cheap.

By the way when i installed mine my speakers started that annoying alternator whine but all i had to do was get some wire and strip about 5 inches of the insulation off and ground it and it went away.

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r

tombstone, az

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its well worth it

October 3, 2012

I bought this to replace my last one it started going out. I was thinking about getting a zappco that's what i had. I went with this because it was cheap looked clean n had good reviews on other sites as well. Over all im extremely pleased with cadence it has smooth response when twisting the knobs no scratching noise. I did a short ground and didn't get any engine noise all of the adjustment sound clear. I'll recommend this to anyone looking for a simple equalizer that controls not only just the volume but pitches of mids highs n lows as well as sub woofer frequency and volume

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Rohan Mc

Jamaica

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Super EQ & Line driver

August 21, 2012

I was looking for an eq with a line driver for a good price. Sonic had this on special and it was special, the Cadence eq is loaded with features and it is very clean and crisp.
2 things I really like was the fact that the 7 band equalizer does not affect the subwoofer at any time so I can tune my highs without affecting my lows. Thanks Sonic.

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t-bone

new york

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good bang for the buck!

August 19, 2012

Great unit! You can't argue with 7 bands of EQ. I love the illumination, nice and bright. The feature I like most are the separate volume and subwoofer controls. I like making adjustments more with physical knobs rather than scrolling through the options in the head unit. Crossover on the sub control and a bonus on mp3/line input. If you're looking for an EQ at a low price, this one cant be beat.

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David

El Segundo, CA

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Good for the price but sends a distorted signal

April 9, 2012

PROS: Separate volume for bass and speakers.
CONS: Hooked the eq up to a DD-1 and the eq sends out a distorted signal to the bass when the gain on the eq is 1/8 of the way turned up. Pretty cheap processor, you get what you pay for, also the buttons take a little to get used to.

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Jeffrey

Sherman Oaks, CA

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For Sure.

October 18, 2011

You most certainly cant beat the price for what it does. I was gonna get the powerbass eq and im glad I didnt because the powerbass has no line driver. 7volt line driver is huge SQ and DB increase. Many don't realize how dramatic a simple 0.3 Voltage increase can be! Let alone going from 2.0 Volts to 7 Volts. is way big and will increase DB and SQ quite a bit. Although this is a line driver if you have a voltage Drop preamp and pre-Eq than there is for sure something wrong and should find the problem.

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JORGE

BRONX, NY

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7 volt strong

April 3, 2013

with my 15 years of stereo build this EQ is the best for your money you getting 7 volt of power, perfect for running 2 amplifier or more. the vocal sound this EQ produce is priceless

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Tre' B.

Columbia, SC

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Loud & Clear

January 7, 2013

Just installed this, today.

I like the clarity & loudness it gives my mids & highs. Running them off a Sundown SAX-100.4 & they SCREAM.

With the help of this EQ, they're really loud & clear.

If you're looking to get better sound of your mids & highs...spend the money & get this EQ.

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Erick

Fort Worth, TX

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Excellent!

December 27, 2012

Bought this after first trying the HiFonics HFEQ. I wanted the line driver and sub controls that both offered, but originally went with the HFEQ because it had crossovers for the sub and front/rear channels while the Cadence CEQ only has one for the sub.
The HFEQ was pretty good, other than it introduced a hiss that was difficult to eliminate without turning the levels down so much that I couldn't hear the music anymore. Was worried it was my wiring, even though I followed all the rules of avoiding noise that I knew. Also, the HFEQ was only 4 bands and I was having to many issues with frequencies in the middle, which the HFEQ only has one adjustment for.
Decided to go for the Cadence CEQ773 for the extra adjustments in the midrange. Was hesitant because I thought with such a low price it might not be very good. Glad I went for it because it is GREAT! The extra bands allow enough adjustments to get the sound I want. Also, the hiss that I had with the HFEQ is completely GONE!
The unit looks well built and feels solid. Would look fine in the dash, but I am keeping the stock look in the dash so I mounted mine in the center armrest storage and it fits great. Sub control includes a level control and variable crossover level which is really great so I can set the crossover high on my amp and lower on the EQ from the drivers seat if needed.
All in all, I would highly recommend if you are looking for a great buy on an EQ w/line driver.

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JayGrif

Clementon, NJ

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Good Product

December 19, 2012

I ordered this Cadence equalizer on sale because of all the positive reviews I read on this site & others. It does what it's supposed to which is give you immediate & convenient adjustment of your audio system without having to go through the various menus that today's head units make you go through. This equalizer definitely cleaned up & improved my sound & being able to adjust your sub woofer volume so quickly & easily is great. Now for the things that I didn't like about the unit. The volume/fader dials & the sub woofer volume/crossover dials should be separate. If you look at the product pictures the volume/fader button is configured with the volume being the outer/smaller button & the fader being the inner/larger dial. This is somewhat annoying to adjust while driving, also the inner buttons are not clearly marked so it's hard to tell where it's set at without turning it all the way up or all the way down. The sub woofer crossover button does not seem to have much of an effect on the sound so you're better off making that adjustment on your amp. & finally & this is not the fault of the product, the blue back light of the dials are pretty bright & can't be adjusted. That wouldn't bother me if the rest of my dash controls & lights were blue but they're not they're green. I didn't think that I would be bothered by that, I knew the lights were blue when I bought the eq but after I installed it it became very annoying to me. I have a Kenwood HU with full color adjustments so my HU matches my dash lights perfectly. It is very important to me that all the modifications I make look factory & professional & the blue lights are a deal breaker for me. I was going to return the eq but I'll keep it maybe I'll have use for it in the future. In the meantime I ordered an eq made by Soundstorm Labs and that unit can either be lit green or red.
You'd be surprised how hard it is to find a green back lit eq. I still would recommend this eq for anyone looking to improve their sound & spend very little cash to do it. I'll review the Soundstorm S4EQ when I install it & tweak it a little.

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Keith

Marshall, Tx

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Great product at a great price

December 18, 2012

Very versatile, loaded with features at a value price. I have been installing stereos for many years and this is as good a unit as you will find at any price.

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Ryan

Edenton, NC

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Great EQ & line driver

September 6, 2012

Easy install, needed a 7 volt line driver for the aftermarket radio integration to my factory Bose system, worked nicely

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DJQ

New Orleans,La

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Great EQ!!! Better price!!!

August 2, 2012

Has very good control of highs and lows!! Crossover works great!! Overall a really good EQ, especially for the price!!!

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Chance

TN

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Great

June 7, 2012

I have had many EQs. This is the best by far and dollar for dollar you can't beat it.

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Carl

Brockton, MA

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Nice

May 15, 2012

Has a nice mp3 jack if you dont have one on your radio. Setting works great. Cool blue lights for night time.

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Peepuppy

Camden,SC

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Great deal great sound

March 10, 2012

I own a 2005 suburban and replaced my factory radio with a planet audio head unit. It clipped whenever the bass dropped so I bought one of these babies. Made the biggest difference ever! Now the popping is gone and the sound is crystal clear.

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Pedro

bakersfield, CA

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GREAT VALUE

January 4, 2012

I couldn't find anything bad about this EQ. For the price it does everything a high end eq will do plus the built in clip detection is sweet.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CEQ-773

UPC

812902000022

Weight

1.80lbs

Internal SKU

ceq773

Internal Product ID

41255

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Cadence CEQ-773