LOL Bassman I'm faced with the same problem. Same exact amp, pushing 2 subs 400RMS each. Mines really low right now, running it off of the factory headunit. I'm gonna set it by ear using some of the strategies posted. One question tho, it says to turn the Bass and treble on the headunit all the way down and put the volume arund 3/4s. After the gain is set, is it safe to increase the treble? Also is it easy to tell when your gain is set to high, I'm gonna do it by ear but the last thing I wanna do is blow my subs.
how loud would i be able to turn up my HU, pretty high?
also, that seems pretty high to turn the gain... halfway bewtween the midpoint and all the way up to the right... so this is right?
also, my "level" does have any sort of marking on the amp, i just turn it with a phillups to whatever.
thanks for answering me Isaac . I had thought of that before & tried it but to me i find that the volume goes up too loud too fast so what i did was turn it 1/4 way up from minimum so that way i can can have more overal gradual control with my hu's vol knob
Anonymous, keep the level to minimum, as in turned to the left. Bassman3, turn the gain/level all the way to the left. Then with a liquid paper or a knife, put a mark on the dial. Then use that as a guide to determine where the middle is. That is how I did with some of my amps.
They both put out the same. A8000T is Class D, where A8002T is Class A/B. Just a difference in efficiency, but both put out 800W RMS.
Can't find the old intakes on their site anymore either since they replaced them with the newer, uglier lineup that is most likely identical on the inside, but with a digital voltmeter mounted on top, as to not have to buy it separately...*Sigh*.
WHat subs are you guys who own the a8002t running with it? I have heard very good and very bad things about this amp. I bought it and im waiting for it to warm up alittle outside for me to do the install (minnesota, not too warm in january...). Just wondering what you takes are.
okay thanks I have just heard some nasty stuff about these amps and some great stuff too... thanks for the input! I actually bought the four channel version of this for my tweeters and 5 1/4" speakers (a6004t) and the other two channel version for my 6x9's (a4002t). Cant wait to get them in....
well I bought the kappa 4 ohm 6x9's that say they want 110 watts rms. plus infinity kappa tweeters and 5 1/4 in speakers that want about 65 watts rms. Those will run off the a6004t... What info do you have on those assasin subs??? I cant find them online, are they new???
I actually bought them already... just too damn cold out... I have a random question whats everyones prefered sound dampening? I would look in the other forums but there's so much crap to look through and no decisive answer! Thanks much
yea. i would go for it. I got this specialy made kicker sub box with 2 12 cvr in it spesially tuned for those subs and it sounds great. its on ebay, but someone just bought them. so you may have to wait like a week. i got my same ones on ebay and they were 185 + 55 shipping for the box and both subs which is really good.
I bought a sealed box, just over 1 cubic foot for each I think. Dual 4 ohm with the a8002t. I drive a 1998 Buick and I dont have any wiring in it yet (I used to drive a 79 caprice which was much easier to disasemble and replace the door speakers and run wiring). Its gonna probably take me a full day cuz I have to pry the door panels off, run my 0 guage power wire (dont want to have to do it again), mount my fuse, find 4 ground points, and run Rca cables (prob forgot something, but ill remember later). Hey would you say to generally avoid a distribution block to combine the grounds (4 4guage to one 0 guage)? Finding 4 points (3 amps and the capacitor) will not be fun but I was under the impression combining them would not be good. Also how can I hook up all three REM wires to my deck?