My new reciever (a Kenwood Multimedia unit) is being installed today and I have been doing all the reading that I can when it comes to set up for the best sound.
You can set all the stuff yourself and I received a lot of good advice from talking to an expert here but I forgot to ask about this Q-Factor thing.
It is located in the section of the manual and tells HOW to set it (easy) but says nothing about what it does and WHERE to set it.
I Goggled it and got a bunch of physics stuff dealing with tone/pitch but it really never came down to any settings. It also has something to do with cycling just for your information (unrelated to sound).
If anyone is an engineer or present or former car audio installer, could you please try to explain this to me in laymen's terms.
I thank you in advance and hope to get a response or two.
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Re: What is the Q-Factor and where should it be set??
The Q factor does have to do with tones and pitches of your music. This determines a Quality factor of how pitches are placed (high tones, low tones, and mid tones) and using the Q factor will use a preset setting to put the tones at a high proformance audio.
Simple test and trick for you.
Put in your favorite cd.
Turn on the Q factor
Play a song and listen to it for atleast 45 seconds
turn off the Q factot
Play that same song for atleast 45 seconds
Now you determine if the quality used by the Q factor is better or worse
For some songs that have close pitch audio, it may not be as noticeable, so you can repeat and test. Give it a try, because then you can understand it more by hearing then reading. Its all about how you want it to sound. Good luck
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Try pushing the source button either on the projector or the remote. It will tell the projector to look for another source. It may currently be set on one of the other sources. If you look up the manufacturer on-line, you should be able to download the manual.
The problem is definetely a fault in the Mp of the set as it is not able to process the data from the flash memory or the CD. If will be good to open the set and do a through check for loose connections, faulty ground or joints inthe main PCB. Remove dust and fix back, Also clean your optical lens and drive unit. Fix them back and check again . If it works you are lucky or else the main processor is faulty. Hope you try this Good day
Check the speaker ohms. If you still have the factory ones they are rated at 2ohms. All new stereos need a 4 ohm speaker. I had the same problem with a different kenwood and all I did was change to a set of kenwood speakers and that fixed the problem
HI, this amp may need to be reset. also, i would check the voltage selector on the back side to make sure the switch is set to 110-120v. once this is done, you will need to reset the microcomputer. here is the procedure.
The microcomputer may malfunction (unit cannot be operated, or shows an erroneous display) if the power cord is unplugged while the power is ON, or due to some other external factor. If this happens, execute the following procedure to reset the microcomputer and return the unit to its normal operating condition.
Procedure- Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, then plug it back in while holding down the POWER key.
ok, after this reset, if your receiver isn't operational, it may have serious damage to its power board.
This could be caused by one of your speaher wires being shorted out to ground, OR one of the speaker terminals in the doors or rear coming into contact with metal. If you remove the unit and test it with the speakers hooked directly to the back of the unit and they do not crackle, then the unit is fine. If they still crackle - then you either have two diferent sets of bad speakers, Or more than likely the outputs of the kenwood have been damaged by an improper installation in the past.