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Clipping in Car Stereo when adding air band
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Clipping in Car Stereo when adding air band

Hi guys,

Interesting question for some of the technical guys

I'm running into an interesting problem here. When I add an air band on my Manley Passive or my Avalon 2055 using Frequencies above 20k I get distortion in high frequencies in my car stereo system. However, it doesn't happen anywhere else. To quell this question, yes I did not clip any converter going out or back in.

My car stereo is a 2016 Scion iA. My concern is that when I add an air band that other cars out there would experience the same distortion. Something I don't want for my clients to experience. I really like what the Manley Massive Passive and Avalon 2055 do to the top end in the studio, but I don't like the distortion on the top end.

Any suggestions as to what might be happening.

(Oh and I just thought about it, my car stereo is set to unity, no bass bump no top end bump.)
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Listening via CD? Bluetooth? 3.5mm?
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Blue Tooth, Aux, and USB.
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I'm running into an interesting problem here. When I add an air band on my Manley Passive or my Avalon 2055 using Frequencies above 20k I get distortion in high frequencies in my car stereo system. However, it doesn't happen anywhere else. To quell this question, yes I did not clip any converter going out or back in.

My car stereo is a 2016 Scion iA. My concern is that when I add an air band that other cars out there would experience the same distortion. Something I don't want for my clients to experience. I really like what the Manley Massive Passive and Avalon 2055 do to the top end in the studio, but I don't like the distortion on the top end.

Any suggestions as to what might be happening.
It could be that your tweeter in the car are somewhat burnt. There is one way to rule it out, Send me a clip and i play it through my cars. It may take me a day or 2 to do it, but ill check it for you in 2 of my cars.

I have Bowers & Wilkins in one car and Bose in my other car. PM me if you want and ill give you my email
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A lot of car stereos these days have DSP equalization programmed in to support the particular car model and speakers (think “room correction” for the car). That equalization, like room EQ, can have a substantial gain curve. I had an Infinity system in a recent vehicle that had a nasty, narrow midrange peak that would clip at times. That clipping can occur in the DSP pre-amp such that turning down the main volume doesn’t remove it.

Will your track clip in someone else's car? Maybe, maybe not. Check it on a spectrum analyzer to make sure you don't have any amplitude peaks in the high end that maybe aren't obvious; drop the overall levels a bit, etc. If you find that you have too many highs in certain areas a little De-Essing might also help.

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Old 1 week ago
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"Air band"? "Using frequencies above 20kHz?


Would someone please enlighten me on this?



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"Air band"?

Would someone please enlighten me on this?
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Once you've tried air, you will never want to breath anything else. Ymmv.
Old 6 days ago
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Once you've tried air, you will never want to breath anything else. Ymmv.
Its that good, huh? Thanks for the heads up, man!


Best always,


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Once you've tried air, you will never want to breath anything else. Ymmv.
Not going to lie this made me laugh pretty hard.

I did however get my answer. It had to do with my cars dac, and ISPs. I just used a limiter and set limiters ceiling a bit lower. Thanks everyone
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