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NVX XEQ7

7-Band Graphic Stereo Equalizer (1/2 DIN) with Dual Aux Input and Sub Control

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A Cure for "One-Size-Fits-All!"

There’s simply no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” audio system. To enjoy your system to the fullest, it needs to be tuned and tailored to not only your specific tastes, but also to suit the acoustic characteristics of the listening environment. With this in mind, we designed the NVX XEQ7, a 7-Band Stereo Equalizer that allows you to compensate for seven acoustic anomalies unique to the automotive environment. Each frequency band can be boosted or cut by up to 12dB, while a separate subwoofer volume control can boost/cut the subwoofer frequencies by 15dB. In addition to the equalization functions, the XEQ7 also features both RCA and mini-jack auxiliary inputs, allowing you to play audio from an iPod, MP3 player, DVD player, or other device. The front panel includes master volume and fader controls for easy adjustability.

 
 

XEQ7 Features:

  • 7-Band Graphic Equalizer with Dual Aux Input
  • Gold-plated contacts for optimum signal transfer
  • Master and subwoofer volume control
  • 3 Sets preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • 7V Max preamp outputs
  • Subwoofer frequency and level controls
  • Gold-plated RCA level inputs
  • Left and right gain adjustments
  • 2 Pairs of RCA inputs
  • One 3.5mm auxiliary input
  • Blue illumination
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

XEQ7 Specifications:

  • Number of Bands: 7
    • 50 Hz
    • 125 Hz
    • 315 Hz
    • 750 Hz
    • 2200 Hz
    • 6000 kHz
    • 12000 kHz
  • Input sensitivity: 50mV-3V
  • Output level: 7V MAX
  • Cut/Boost: +/-12dB (15dB for subwoofer bands)
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz - 50,000 Hz
  • Channel separation: 82dB/1 kHz
  • Dimensions: 7"W x 4.125"D x 1"H

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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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.
Graphic
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
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.

Low-pass (LP)
High-pass (HP)
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.
No
Total Number of Inputs
This is the total number of input connections that go into the unit.
2
Total Number of Outputs
This is the total number of output connections that the unit will produce.
3
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Blue
Signal Boost/Cut
The available signal boost or cut for each of the frequency bands.
12 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 - 50,000 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.
.005%
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.
100 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.
4.125"

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Parts Warranty Duration
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
65%
4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.7
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4.6
Design
4.6
Usability
4.9

Beau

San Antonio, Texas

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Great Design, Poor Performance

October 16, 2013

I bought this unit as an EQ and line driver after owning an AudioControl three.1. I liked the design and layout of the EQ and it sounded great. HOWEVER...I only got about 2 weeks out of the first install and after replacing it, the second one died after only 2 days. The unit was accepting input from my head unit at about 75% volume but couldn't handle and both units fried. This is the same setup I was running with the three.1 (which I am still running) and is the same instructions for installation from NVX. The price point is excellent and the layout/settings are great, but I would NOT recommend this EQ!

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me

champaign illinois

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Product works great

September 29, 2013

I bought this to add flexibility to my system since I like adjustablility while driving,I have no noise with this unit only clear great sound,for the money no complaints at all,one issue is the knobs have no markings other than a small line to mark position, so you cant see where its at,all in all great product.

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Music Lover

bennettsville, SC

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Sounds Amazuing

July 28, 2013

I had this eq for two weeks and it sounds awesome. My kenwood HU has a 5 band equalizer but i wanted something a little better. Lets just say i found what i was looking for. My music now has better detail, clarity, and a "drop on a dime" fine tuning when i listen to different genres. The only issue i have is the whine/background noise i get with the engine off and on. Tried changing grounds, rca's, reducing gains, running separate power wire and even ran my NVX rca's over the seats away from all electrical wiring with no success..I called Sonic and NVX to help me with the issue but will be returning it for a replacement. Besides that, it is a must have for someone who is looking for improved sound quality.

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Tony

Reno, Nevada

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Pretty much DOA

April 1, 2013

I think the line driver went out on the unit; music can be heard through the speakers but it's like less than a whisper in loudness. The volume control knob will only increase static. Wasn't running it more than half volume ever, so the durability will be rated a 3 for now. I'll readjust the rating if I can after the RMA process. Also the supplied wires are a little small, making it difficult to mount somewhere convenient without additional speaker wire. I will say that while it was working, it worked wonderfully. Installed with a tablet as a replacement head unit.

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Kenneth

Cornville, AZ

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Just okay...

May 7, 2014

I was not very fond of this product. It was nice and was easy to install and adjust but it did not last long. While I was sitting in a parking lot listening to my system, and my knee touched it...All I heard was a pop then I was filing an RA claim. I ended up going with a different brand...

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Ben

, WI

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Sad day :(

April 15, 2014

It worked good for about a month then just stopped working. The light stays on but no sound. The sound was good adjusting was easy.

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Jarvis

Paducah, KY

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Bliss

December 26, 2013

Woah, I got this as a gift, this thing rocks, control volume as well as sub volume, my amplifier had no means of controlling the incoming volume so i just had to use the tv output which sounded vary lacking in bass so movies and video games sounded bad, i couldn't just plug the games straight through because it would be at a fixed volume and VERY loud. I have it working with and amplifier now and with the volume knob, i can plug in a game console now with the raw audio and i have to say, very pleased, brought a whole new experience.

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Mike

Murrieta, CA

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Nice eq

September 17, 2013

I installed this EQ in addition to my aftermarket head unit. This EQ gave me way more flexibility for fine tuning my sound to get the most out of my factory speakers. I definitely recommend this product, especially for the price!

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William

Charlestown, RI

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very nice eq

September 17, 2013

This eq is providing me with very good separation of the frequencies..all the types of music I listen to (classical, country, 50s, 60s, rock on XM or on CD) can be groomed to sound fine with this eq.

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ft ftewart ga

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bang for your buck!!!

August 21, 2013

looks great with the blue leds, has enough to run my 6 channels, has easy functionality, easy to mount, tune and hook up!!!!!

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david

Bellingham, Wa

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works good

August 6, 2013

I'm using this as the head unit for my car, headphone to rca from my phone to this eq then amps in the trunk to my speakers. first eq i've owned but definitely worth the money. no noticeable flaws with it yet

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Shawn

Hibbing, MN

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Worth the difference

July 2, 2013

Buy it if you are like me and like to fine tune your music! this will really change the way you hear it!

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Philly D

St. Louis

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Excellent EQ

April 26, 2013

It was unbelievable how good this EQ made my system sound. I have good components and thought it was just the acoustics of the car. The sound was just dull and flat. With this eq my stystem sounds like a high end system. Get this EQ, you won't be disappointed. Much better than the Kenwood or Clarion that I had. Best money I ever spent.

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Brian

laurens, SC

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Awesome

March 18, 2013

Very good EQ,makes stereo sound more crisp and tight

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erv

Brooklyn NY

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sick

March 14, 2013

GREAT my friends with the clarion try it and like it more and is getting one soon

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Brad

Lynchburg, VA

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Worth every cent

January 10, 2013

After reading many different reviews of different equalizers I wasn't able to make a choice. I took a chance and ordered this eq instead of going with the clarion. Let me tell you now this eq is awesome! I have it hooked up to a kenwood kdc-138 with a crunch 1800 watt amp powering 2 infinity 1262 subwoofers. Now I have complete control of my system! And it increased my bass! Buy this eq now!

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Darryl

Pensacola, FL

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Replaced my Clarion EQS746 with this.

November 13, 2012

Holy cow. Did not think $60 could go so far in terms of audio improvement. I decided that my Clarion EQS746 had to get replaced due to no front aux in and I went for this unit in its place. Yes, I am going out from my phone headphone jack, but I am thrilled with the performance and I use this for more than just that. Anyhow, well worth the money and a huge upgrade over the Clarion which I used to consider the gold standard for half-din EQ.

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Piece

Shakopee, MN

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Eeeeeh

September 23, 2013

Its a nice amp I like the fact that its a true rating amp but the aux feature could of been a little better. Overall it was worth it.

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erv

Brooklyn NY

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the best

March 14, 2013

wanted to do a NVX setup on most parts gave to a friend to try on his car setup he had clarion e. sound the same only different is price with a AUX in the EQ which make it sound better then runing from the headunit to clarion just sounds better now my friend want to get one so i got to order more NVX so far is top line stuff next the 1000rms subbs and sonic u guys are the best easy and fast free shipping which make my pocket happyyyy

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TeterBoro, nj

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Super sexy

February 25, 2013

A must for the glove box.....a permit is what you have to get with this eq, because it's a concealed weapon.....

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JOSCELYN D on Aug 5, 2014
Heard NVX was making good quality products so I gave it a try.
Amy F on Jul 30, 2014
wanted to boost the signal to my amps
belinda s on Aug 5, 2014
Hi I have a JVC kd-avx33 head unit.

I dont use the internal amplifier, my speakers (jbl ms-62c and jbl t696) are powered by a jbl gto1004.

I'm looking for those 1/2 din equalizer.
The internal equalizer of the head unit does the job but i'm looking for something more efficient.

Would you suggest me this equalizer i'm not totaly on a budget but i dont want to spend 200 on an equalizer?
dude d on Aug 11, 2014
Best Answer: This equalizer is exactly what you want. It's simple to set up and gets the job done. My only complain would be the knobs, but you get used to them. Don't spend 200 on an eq. The nvx is perfect. Make sure your amplifier is 4 channel so you can use all the frequencies
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XEQ7

UPC

818060010743

Weight

2.10lbs

Internal SKU

xeq7

Internal Product ID

46587

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: NVX XEQ7

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