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Offline alanmcgregor

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Hello fellas!

Well I had been using my Astro A40s MixAmp for 3 years, very pleased with its performance. However always looking to improve, I found out a thread on Astro Forums from TheZaliaSGuy an expert audiophile (studio audio engineer, I think) who develop a fantastic Equalizer presets for this device. I had using its presets for 8 months and are amazing.

Recently Astro Forums Closed and I know many XIMers we use MixAmp, and that thread was lost.

Fortunately he backed up everything to GoogleDrive. Try it. I suggest Tournament II, he updated recently (march) Tournament III for Apex legends.

Quick Description of Presets - The ZaliaS Guy Professional Settings:

Arcturus [22/MAR/19]
All around gaming preset. Excellent for Music and Movies. Amazing for competitive stereo gaming (footsteps, ambient ques, character shouts, etc). Designed for Dolby OFF, but can still be used just fine with it (user preference). Why specifically designed for stereo? Because majority of sound design in games are created with their own sound mix, which is tuned specially for the supported sound sources (HI-Fi, Headphones, Stereo, etc). Because of this specific tuning developers use, some game audio quality can actually be reduced when paired with virtualized surround sound (i.e. Dolby, DTS, THX). This preset allows you to enjoy all of your audio content at the best quality possible, just as the developers intended!

PureAudio [11/MAY/18]
Universal for music, movies and games for those that enjoy bass.

Incendiary [11/MAY/18]
Similar to PureAudio, but more balanced all-around. Great for cinematic/non-competitive gaming.

Dystrilation [11/MAY/18]
Focus on clear audio with little bass. Attention to detail in mids and highs, for audio enthusiasts. Designed for Dolby OFF

OmniVox [11/MAY/18]
This is the your universal "sound-whore" or "footstep" preset.

Tournament I, Tournament II, Tournament III [22/MAR/19]
Focus on precise sound space clarity in competitive games. Why two different sets? Because not every games' sound design is recorded and formatted in the same frequency range, so this gives you options to pick which preset better suits the game you are playing (i.e. R6 Siege vs PUBG, or BLOPS 4 vs Apex Legends). Support for a wide range of games. Designed for Dolby ON.

Source: The Zalias Guy - Astro A40 Pro settings

The Zalias Guy - Astro A40 Pro settings Equalizer Presets: * Download *



« Last Edit: 12:00 PM - 04/16/19 by alanmcgregor »
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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #1 on: 09:15 PM - 04/16/19 »
Thanks for this! Might have to try them out sometime as I've had my A40 TR +MixAmp Pro just a little bit after launch and not ever changed any presets as I'm mega noob with that kind of stuff lol

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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #2 on: 01:39 PM - 04/20/19 »
Which one do you use for rainbow six siege? I canít decide on tournament 1 or 2

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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #3 on: 01:48 PM - 04/20/19 »
That depends on your hearing capacity, go for the one you feel slightly the best, if not both are good.
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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #4 on: 03:26 PM - 04/20/19 »
Alan do you know if the omnivox was designed for Dolby on or off?

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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #5 on: 03:52 PM - 04/20/19 »
ON is my favorite for Battlefield V
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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #6 on: 12:26 AM - 04/22/19 »
have you tried daredevil presets? he do presets for specific headset..
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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #7 on: 02:42 AM - 04/22/19 »
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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #8 on: 12:48 PM - 04/23/19 »
Thank you Alan for sharing these presets! I downloaded Arcturus, PureAudio, Incendiary, and OmniVox last night. They're all pretty decent I think Arcturus is my favorite so far. I might switch out PureAudio for Dystrilation later since I don't like a lot of bass for playing games.

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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #9 on: 01:43 PM - 05/14/19 »
Which preset is the best for blackout?? Anybody know? Someone recommended tournament before but not sure which of the 3 is best

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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #10 on: 01:26 AM - 05/15/19 »
Tournament are the ones recommended for Blackout, which is the best? well you have to figure it out by yourself man, this depends completely on your hearing.
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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #11 on: 01:01 PM - 05/15/19 »
Thanks for sharing this alan!  I'm going to replace my old A50 Gen2's with the new A40 TR as soon as they go up for sale in my local store. This will really come in handy :)

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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #12 on: 01:35 PM - 05/15/19 »
Thx for posting

I've tried them all in Apex Legends and have gone back to the default Tournament setting.

I couldn't tell where footsteps where coming from at all, its probably just me being so used to my current setup more than anything else.

If anyone finds a nice footstep whoaring one for legends let me know =)


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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #13 on: 03:20 PM - 05/15/19 »
Do you tried OmniVox? is pretty good on Battlefield and Battlefront footsteps are very noticeable, and I'm impaired of my right ear.
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Re: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp - Best Equalizer Pro Settings
« Reply #14 on: 05:49 PM - 05/15/19 »
Yeah i tried it, could hear footsteps everywhere but had no idea where from. Scared the hell out of me.

Like i say its probably just me being not used to it. Ill try it again soon.