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Just curious- What's the purpose of a preamp..

 

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Username: Bruiser_bob

Post Number: 17
Registered: Oct-04
Ok i'm still new to car audio systems, and i was just wondering what exactly is the purpose of a preamp.

What are the benefits of using it in an install.
And the drawbacks of not using it.

dont mean to be a pain in the neck.....
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 6789
Registered: Dec-03
a preamp mainly cleans up the line signal and boosts line voltage if your head unit doesn't offer a good line signal voltage.

most preamps are also an EQ, and offer fade, balance, and master volume control as well to allow you to set the head unit to pre-distortion volume level, then use the preamp as your main volume knob so that you can drive the system to it's limits without clipping or distortion.

I love using preamps in higher end systems to improve the overall system performance, but unless everything is amplified in the system, and you have the money to spare for the added wiring and preamp etc, they aren't really a necessity.
 

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Username: Bruiser_bob

Post Number: 18
Registered: Oct-04
Ok thanks mister wolf.

I have a pretty simple set up in my corolla, i have a cda-9835, a set of perfect 6.1's and a 12'' x.x.x and 2 amps [one for sub and other for comps], StreetWires' throughout.

Do you think i should a preamp to my system or it is just find as it is. Thanks
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 6841
Registered: Dec-03
should be fine the way it is.. only add what you really need.
the more signal processing you add, the more noise you add to the signal path. simple is best.

how do ya like that setup so far?

Mr. Wolf. hmmm I should get plates for my car like the ones on that NSX in Pulp Fiction.. I like that. hahaha
 

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Username: Bruiser_bob

Post Number: 19
Registered: Oct-04
Hahaha ''Mr.Wolf'' plates, now everyone would tink ur a pornstar lol.

The systems fine for now, but the sub is loud, i was tinking to get some more speakers for the cabin. One comp set doesnt seem to be enuff lol.

Thanks again for the response.
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 6875
Registered: Dec-03
you can run two sets of identical components in front and wire them to the amp in parallel.
that'll increase output for that freq range by at least +6dB so it'd really liven up that front stage for sure.
 

Anonymous
 
Ok Thanks for the idea glass and for all the help.
Merry xmas.
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