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"Perfect" iTunes equalizer setting


I noticed a lot of people are favoriting this screen grab of the "Perfect" iTunes equalizer setting (I posted it to Flickr, so I won't keep forgetting it when I need it).


Ever since I saw this in that Mac OS X Hints article, I've used it as my default equalizer in iTunes -- it seems to give a nice pop to MP3 tracks in particular.

HOWTO and specific settings from the original article:

Open the equalizer, and from the pop-up menu, select "Make Preset." Call it "Perfect," because it is, and set the following levels, from left to right (skip the Preamp section):

db +3, +6, +9, +7, +6, +5, +7, +9, +11, +8 db

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On ye olde built in...

On ye olde built in Powerbook speakers I like the setting posted by DrLex in the comments on that hint:

Preamp -3.5 db -12, +6, +12, +1, -5, -3, 0, -1, +1, +3 db

It makes the stream and podcast audio that I sometimes pipe through those speakers sound less transistor radio-like.

I'm sure that maxed out 125hz band breaks a rule somewhere. But for helping to make the low end distinct from the ambient noise of hard drive spins et. al., it does the job.




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