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Bronze Member
Username: Curious

Post Number: 37
Registered: Dec-05
Ok guys how do you set the gain properly?
 

Gold Member
Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 4978
Registered: Jul-05
set it to ur hu
 

Silver Member
Username: Blainew

Post Number: 859
Registered: Nov-05
basically...if there is distortion, turn it down

if you know the input sensitivity range, just match it to your head units voltage. that makes things easier
 

Bronze Member
Username: Night_mirage

TexasUSA

Post Number: 52
Registered: Jan-06
ITS UP TO YOU

AS YOU LIKE .


TRY
 

Bronze Member
Username: Curious

Post Number: 38
Registered: Dec-05
I am running my factory radion in a 2002 dodge stratus se. what does distortion look like
 

Silver Member
Username: Blainew

Post Number: 864
Registered: Nov-05
distortion SOUNDS like the speaker being pused past its maximum capabilities

get a song with a lot of bass...set your equalizer to how you like it and adjust the gain accordingly.

it took me like 2 weeks to get it right, everytime i got in the car a changed it a bit until i got it perfect
 

Gold Member
Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 4982
Registered: Jul-05
"what does distortion look like"

LOL, its a sound

Quick test u can do, turn the gain all the way down and turn the hu 3/4 and start to turn the gain up until it starts to sound distorted or what i like to call fuzzy bass
 

Silver Member
Username: Kojak28

Augusta, GA USA

Post Number: 197
Registered: Feb-05
There are a dozen differentn ways to do it. You can do it with a DMM. You could do it by ear. You could use an oscilloscope. Depends on how you want to go about it.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Curious

Post Number: 41
Registered: Dec-05
gonna have to do it by ear
thanx
 

Gold Member
Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 5034
Registered: Jul-05
^^Good luck man...
 

Gold Member
Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 2283
Registered: Oct-05
Here is a tweaking process for getting the most from your subs and amp. Additional boom from the sub(s) is/are our main goal here, so will focus mainly upon that. Here we go:

Get out a few of your favorite CD's. Something with good mix and some low thump content. Dial back on the sub amp gain so there is very little sub in the mix. Turn off any bass boost features in the amp for now. May need a little later, but for now, no bass boost for now. Let's get to work 'cause BABY, it's cold outside!



Set the EQ functions on HU to "0" or "flat" (no cuts, no boost)
Pop in the CD/tape/MP3 and select your favorite cut(s) and repeat.
Turn up the HU volume knob until you hear some distortions from the interior stage speakers.
Back off on the volume until distortions are gone. Is best to get out of the car and listen with doors open from a few feet away. If you still hear a rough sound, back off on the volume a bit more.
Now, time to add the sub into the mix. If amp has a low Pass filter, set it in a range between 70-120 Hz. No bass boost just yet. If you have continuously variable LPF, determine what sounds best in your ears, within the range noted.
Bring up the gain on the sub amp, until you get it thumping and hear a "little" distortion.
Back off on the sub gain (a wee bit) until it sound full, deep and clean.
If bass seems a bit lacking of punch or deep lows, a small amount of Bass Boost, can be added. (+3 to +6dB is all you should ever need here)
Again, if you hear the sub getting rough from distortion, back off on the gain a bit more.
Now, you may use the Bass Tone control on the HU to adjust your bass from the driver's seat. This works well in simple HU's. But if you have a menu driven EQ system, this is a bit more cumbersome.


That's about it and now time for a test drive to ensure you have the system well balanced and in control. However, if you still have poor bass performance or weak bass output. May try reverse the wires to the sub and see if that improves the overall affect. If it gets better, you're good to go. If it seems worse, return the sub wires to original orientation.

Finally, if you have done all these steps correctly, and the bass is still not getting much bump or louder, and your gains are maxed out, you may have to go back to the LOC's and adjust them, in conjunction with the sub amp gains.

The LOC's trim pots, act like water mixing valves. Turing them in one direction, will feed more input voltage to the sub amp. Going the other direction on the pots, will reduce your sub output power. This optimizing process, should get your sub(s) up to par with the rest of your system. If not, something is off kilter here and needs more attention. Happy thumping!
 

Gold Member
Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 5037
Registered: Jul-05
alright chad!!
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