AudioControl EQX - Black

2 Channel Trunk-Mount 13 Band Equalizer with Crossover & 5-year warranty*!

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For over two decades, AudioControl has been designing and manufacturing award-winning autosound products at our factory located in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. During this period, countless sound-off winning contestants have chosen AudioControl products to give them the competitive edge. "Can you really win without AudioControl", was part of an article written commenting on competition winning systems. Nothing sounds better than an awesome recording played back on a kickbutt system. Unfortunately, the acoustics of your vehicle can take away from your systems performance. While AudioControl products do not change the laws of physics (although they act like they do), autosound enthusiasts have long known that AudioControl products "make good stereo sound better"

EQX - 2 Channel Trunk-Mount Equalizer with Crossover

An impressive update of the first serious car equalizer/crossover. Thirteen-band dual bandwidth equalization plus Programmable Frequency Match (PFM) filter. Steep 24 dB/octave slope 2-way Linkwitz-Riley electronic crossover easily lets you control a subwoofer for high-impact bass. Accepts speaker level inputs for easy OEM integration.

Key Features:

Dual Bandwidth Equalization - 13 Bands:

The dual bandwidth design of the EQX concentrates more control in the lower bass frequencies where the interior of an automobile causes problems. The higher frequency controls are spaced on octave centers to give you complete control up to 16,000 Hz. No simple dash-mount equalizer gives you this kind of flexibility.

Programmable 24 dB/Octave 2-way Crossover:

With module programmability, the electronic crossover in the EQX can be matched up to any stereo system. The 24 dB/Octave Linkwitz-Riley design was previously available in the finest home and professional crossovers. Now this state-of-the-art crossover is yours also.

Level Matching:

True standards in car stereo are hard to find. Every manufacturer has a slightly different interpretation of things. The input and output level controls on the EQX Series II bring everything together. Now any head unit can be connected to any amplifier and make the system sound great.

Balanced Input:

The EQX takes noise rejection a step further than the average by incorporating balanced differential input circuitry. By looking at the output from your source unit in a different way the EQX can reject up to 60 dB of radiated noise.

Bridging Adapter:

Bridging an amplifier gives you more power. The EQX can combine the two channels of almost any amplifier into one, for really powerful bass. The result is up to four times the power for your woofers. Where else can you get that good of a deal and still be legal?

General Features:

  • Trunk Mount Stereo Equalization with Crossover
  • Line and Speaker Level Inputs
  • Preamp Inputs: 1 (2 channels)
  • Speaker Level Inputs: 1 (2 channels)
  • 6 Band, 1/2 Octave Bass EQ
  • 7 Band, Octave Equalizer
  • Two-way 24dB/Octave Linkwitz-Riley Crossover
  • Variable Gain Controls
  • Balanced Inputs
  • Input and Output Level Matching Controls
  • Color: Black Blue
  • Dimensions: : 1.25" H x 8.90" W x 6.90" D
  • Weight: 3 lbs
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty (*when installed by an authorized AudioControl dealer)

EQX Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 10 - 20,000 Hz + 1 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.005%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 110 dB at full output
  • Maximum Output Level: 9.5 Vrms
  • Input Gain: ± 18 dB
  • Crossover Slope: 24 dB per octave
  • Crossover Type: 2-way Linkwitz-Riley
  • Programmable Crossover Frequency: 50 - 6500 Hz
  • PFM Filter Slope: 18 dB per octave
  • PFM Frequency: Programmable 15 - 100 Hz
  • Power Supply: Transformer-isolated switch mode
  • Fuse Rating: 2 amps
  • Balanced Input Yes
  • Ground Isolation Jumpers Yes
  • Country of origin: USA

Check out the AudioControl EQX Owner's Manual

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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.
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.
13 band
Equalizer Frequencies
The frequency range that allows control of the center frequency of each equalization band.
31.5 - 16,000 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.

Low-Pass (LP)
High-Pass (HP)
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.
Line Driver
A line driver is a small amplifier used to support the strength of the audio signal coming from the source unit.
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.
Max Output Level
The maximum level (in volts) of signal output. A higher level will increase the clarity and boost your signal.
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 - 20000 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.
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.
110 dB
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.

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Parts Warranty Duration
5 years
Labor Warranty Duration
5 years
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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.

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