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Tips and Tricks for setting the Amplifier

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Forum Name: Car Audio
Forum Discription: Car Stereos, Amplifiers, Crossovers, Processors, Speakers, Subwoofers, etc.
Printed Date: July 03, 2022 at 4:35 PM

Topic: Tips and Tricks for setting the Amplifier

Posted By: vncasanova
Subject: Tips and Tricks for setting the Amplifier
Date Posted: August 17, 2004 at 1:43 AM

Hi, can you guys give me some tips and tricks based on your experience in setting the "settings" on the amplifier for maximum performance, when i install amp and sub i just leave all the settings on default on the amp thats why my systems always sound so weird, can you guys show me your ways of tricking the amplifier settings, thanks a lot in advance guys


Posted By: customsuburb
Date Posted: August 17, 2004 at 8:55 AM
What size of interior speakers do you have? How big is your sub and what modle and brand? We need this information to help you set your crossover settings. To set the gain: 1. turn the gain (sometimes labled volume on the amp, but not the bass boost) all the way down, 2. put in a bass heavy cd and turn your cd players volume to 3/4 of its maximum, 3. go back to your amp and slowly turn the gain on your amp up until you hear distortion (a buzzing or rattling noise coming from your sub, the bass will also sound sloppy and uncontrolled), 4. turn the gain down until the distortion goes away. Don't turn the volume up on your cd player past the point where you just set your gain ever, and dont be tempted to crank the gain all the way up to get some extra volume, because you can eventually blow your sub (leave the bass boost off also because that can cause the amp to clip and blow your sub also). Sorry if I'm rambling posted_image.


Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: August 17, 2004 at 10:30 AM


Posted By: Alpine Guy
Date Posted: August 17, 2004 at 11:31 AM
yes yes, ,owners manuals aren't box stuffing, but they can be vauge (sp?), look on this site for gain settings if your still not to shure what to do.

2003 Chevy Avalanche,Eclipse CD7000,Morel Elate 5,Adire Extremis,Alpine PDX-4.150, 15" TC-3000, 2 Alpine PDX-1.1000, 470Amp HO Alt.

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