I’ve had this Clarion EQS 746 1/2 din EQ installed for about 6 months now so it’s time for a review. I would say one of the best features of the Clarion EQS746 is the price, it can be found for around $50 with free shipping. A standard head unit allows for 2 or maybe 3 frequencies of adjustment while the EQS746 gives you 7 different frequencies of adjustment. You can boost or cut each frequency by 12db which allows for a wide range of adjustment. The 7 frequencies are 50 hz, 125 hz, 315 hz, 750 hz, 2.2k hz, 6k hz, and 16k hz. The knobs are easy to turn and all light up evenly, there are zero quality issues with mine at all. I installed mine in the single din slot below my radio. It was a little snug of a fit but still went in without issue. It was then mounted using the side screw holes. The installation is easy as far as wiring is concerned. It has a simple 3 wire connection, ground, power and ignition. All of which are available at your radios power harness. It has one main RCA input from your source unit and 3 outputs including front, rear and sub woofer. You may not use all of them depending on your setup.
The EQS746 also offers a few unique features such as an auxiliary input mode. You can connect a DVD player or any other source via the extra set of rear audio inputs. Once you press Aux on the Eq it will then play the audio from your new source. The Aux input also has adjustable gain. It also has individual front/rear outputs and a front mounted fader knob. This allows you to adjust the output more towards one or the other if your car causes too much sound from the front or rear. It also has a dedicated sub woofer output with a select-able low pass crossover at 60hz or 90hz. The front panel has a sub volume knob as well, so you can leave the music up but turn the bass down. Along with the sub volume knob the Eq has a main volume knob also so you can turn down everything via this unit along with your radio. If you are using the aux input the extra volume knob on the Eq itself comes in handy.
It’s a great unit especially considering the cost. If you’re like me and having a little extra control over your tunes you can’t go wrong. It also looks pretty cool in the dash as you can see in the photo below. If you have any questions please comment below.
Clarion EQS 746 Factory Specs
- Fader Control
- AUX Input On/Off Switch
- 7-Band Graphic Equalizer
- 6-Channel / 7 Volt RCA Outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer)
- Adjustable Master Volume Level Control
- Adjustable Subwoofer Level Control
- 2-Channel RCA AUX Input with Adjustable Gain
- Selectable 12dB Low-Pass Crossover (60Hz or 90Hz)
- Gold Plated Terminals
- Dimensions:7″ (W) × 1″ (H) × 4-1/8″ (D)