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post #1 of 17 Old 11-03-2011, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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AudioControl LC2i vs. MTX Re-Q

I'm really thinking about taking out my Kenwood HU and putting the OEM stereo. I'm missing the OEM look, steering wheels controls, and the nice bright LED screen, hehe. I only want to do this if the AudioControl LC2i is a working product as it claims. I will use it for bass only. I had the MTX Re-Q before, and it didn't work any better than the Schosche LOC. I actually kept the LOC, it sounded better. Anyways, I'm just wondering if the LC2i truly keeps the bass from attenuating as I turn up the OEM volume knob.

Another question I have is, I plan to tap into the rear speakers for the input signal for the LC2i. But, I want to keep using the rear speakers. Will this interfere with the voltage/signal going into the LC2i? If so, I'll just not use the rear speakers and dedicate those wires to the unit. I know many people on here don't use rear speakers, but jsut wondering if it's a problem to run speakers and the LC2i off the same wires. Thanks in advance!

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i can vouch for audiocontrol lc2i. it is an awesome product! it makes my speakers so rediculously amazing in sound quality( my aftermarket speakers) and it makes the bass really good sounding as well and its so easy to tune with the knobs on it. it is a really good product
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I love my LC2i, best I have had and superb performance... Two channel speaker level input and they have a patented circuit called AccuBass which I also have in the new LCQ-1 that I just got and cannot wait to install. They claim 400w per channel power handling and before I bought it, I saw the video which also convinced me. Haven't heard a bad word about it and my dealer in Seattle sells loads....

On your questions, the LC2i has the ACCUbass circuit which will directly combat the factory bass roll off, giving great bass response at any volume. It is possible to keep your rear speakers connected; you'll just need to tap off the signal and it shouldn't cause any problems or at least it did not when I did a similar install.

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Anyways, I'm just wondering if the LC2i truly keeps the bass from attenuating as I turn up the OEM volume knob.

Another question I have is, I plan to tap into the rear speakers for the input signal for the LC2i. But, I want to keep using the rear speakers. Will this interfere with the voltage/signal going into the LC2i?
The LC2i does a great job of limiting bass attenuation. The reason is that there is the AccuBASS circuit in the unit. AudioControl explains that it corrects factory systems restriction of bass frequencies. That is, it'll give you better bass response at any volume if you set it correctly. What newer cars are doing is rolling off the bass at louder volumes to protect crappy speakers from getting damaged. AccuBASS will fix this right up. Just call AC and they'll tell ya if you don't believe me

With the rear speakers... You can just tap into the signal... you don't have to disconnect the speakers if you don't want to. You should be just fine doing that.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks for the input, guys. Sounds like the LC2i is a great product. I was hesitant because I had the MTX Re-Q and figured the LC2i is virtually the same product. Anyways else tried the Re-Q before going with the LC2i?
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Yes AudioControl Product rock your ears off. I have 2. I have LC8i and EQS. IF you want your system factor hu and after market speakers audiocontrol is the way to go. IF it wasn't for my EQS from Audioconrol my system would sounded good but with EQS it sound like no other system i have ever heard it so clear and crisp and loud with tons of bass. Got Audiocontrol it worth every penny.
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I bought a mtx q5 and it ****ed.
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For those that have the LC2i already installed, how did you correctly calibrate the "bass threshold" knob on the side? The online manual says to to put the AccuBass knob on center first, then turn up the stereo until you hear the bass roll off. For me Gen8 stereo, the bass starts to roll off around volume 17-18. Then, turn the bass threshold knob until the bass kicks in again.

It also gives another option: Turn the AccuBass all the way down. Then turn the bass threshold until the bass kicks in. Then tune the AccuBass ton your liking.

Which calibration method did you guys use?
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I have the Threshold set all the way up,AccuBass half way and Bass about 9 o'clock.
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I have the Threshold set all the way up,AccuBass half way and Bass about 9 o'clock.
Hey Strong, which OEM stereo do you have? I have the Gen8 non-premium, non-subwoofer, no Navi, 6-CD stereo. For now, I'm using a passive LOC tapped into the rear speakers. I'll keep your calibration settings in mind. I just ordered the unit from Crutchfield (on sale for $79.99!). Now I can't wait to receive it!
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LC2i just came in!

My LC2i unit just came in. I'm excited to hear how well it work, but UPS brought it just now, and it's already dark here in SoCal at this time. I think I can wait until tomorrow to install it

In the mean time, I have some questions for those that have the unit already:
1) I plan to tap into the amp power wire to power the LC2i (is this okay?). Should I also put an in-line fuse when running the +12V wire to the unit for protection?

2) With the "GTO" switch on, I won't need a remote turn-on wire? Granted that the speakers input leads are connected.

3) Re: calibration: I will turn the "bass threshold" dial up all the way with the AccuBass all the way down, then slowly turn up the Accubass dial. How should I calibrate the "main" and "bass" dials accordingly?

Thanks in advance for any info. I can't wait to install this thing!
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My LC2i unit just came in. I'm excited to hear how well it work, but UPS brought it just now, and it's already dark here in SoCal at this time. I think I can wait until tomorrow to install it

In the mean time, I have some questions for those that have the unit already:
1) I plan to tap into the amp power wire to power the LC2i (is this okay?). Should I also put an in-line fuse when running the +12V wire to the unit for protection?

2) With the "GTO" switch on, I won't need a remote turn-on wire? Granted that the speakers input leads are connected.

3) Re: calibration: I will turn the "bass threshold" dial up all the way with the AccuBass all the way down, then slowly turn up the Accubass dial. How should I calibrate the "main" and "bass" dials accordingly?

Thanks in advance for any info. I can't wait to install this thing!
1) Yes, no fuse needed 2)Use only the 'remote out' terminal to amp 3)I recently recalibrated mine,Accubass 9 o'clock,Bass 10 o'clock and Threshold all the way up.You wont need to mess with the 'Main' unless you're amping you're main speakers. All settings will be equipment dependent and user taste so you just have to install it and start messing with the settings.Good luck and enjoy your purchase.
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Just installed the LC2i. It works VERY well. It works much, much better than the MTX re-Q I tried a while back. Although it's not as good as running an aftermarket HU, I'm satisfied with it, especially since I can keep the looks and functions of the OEM stereo.

It taking me some time to calibrate it to my taste. I have the threshold up all the way, AccuBass at 10 o'clock, and the bass dial about 7-8 o'clock. I can hear the unit kick in when the bass signal is very soft. It takes like 1-2 seconds for the circuitry to kick in, then the bass is phenomenal.

It's a really good product. I'm now looking to use the other RCA outputs to run an amp for the front speakers real soon.
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Good to hear you got it hooked up and functioning.Got pics of the install?

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