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On Apr 4,  8:28pm, The Judge wrote:
> Subject: 
> dieckeaw@plu.edu "Adam" wrote:
> "I strongle recomend against the above.  The small, half din passive eq's
> add A LOT of distortion and noise.  [...]  There's a LOT more to
> good audio than a flat frequency response."

I've gotta agree with Adam here...

> I have a passive EQ, and get no distortion and noise. 

Well, yes, you do.  The question is, how much, and is it noticable
to you.   

>  Flat frequency response?  I do not have this problem.

It's not a problem... it's something that many audiophiles would
strive for.  It simply means uniform response throughout the
audible frequency range, and purportedly it's what you're trying
to achieve by adding an EQ.  As Adam alluded to, in doing so
you also introduce other artifacts; noise and distortion (mostly
phase distortion in this case).

> "Just don't go for the FM Modulator type setups.  They tie your cd player
> into your tuner, so its like listening to the radio. 

> I have an "FM Modulator type setup" and it is fine.  It is not like
> listening to the radio, but instead actually sounds better than my tuner.

Well, you *are* listening to your tuner... in effect, the CD changer
has become an FM radio station, and you're tuning in to it.  The
sound cannot be any better than your tuner, though it may sound 
better than listening to music from FM radio stations, which often
compress and process the audio.  For many, the FM modulator is just

Dan Masi