I am a new member and saw your message on the Alpine 9855. I just replaced an Eclipse 8445 with the 9855. I have been an alpine lover and couldn't wait to get back. They have features I cant do without. Anyway, I am concerned that I may be sacrificing killer sound I got from Eclipse. Here is the deal: I cannot get the volume I want out of the alpine. It seems to peak at 20 and then does not go up through to 30. When I hit 32-35 is when I here it go up. I get the same thing when I put the gain up a bit on the amp but with distortion. Also, I have to have the sub amp up to at least half before I get good sound. Now with the eclipse, I could run all gain down and crank up the head unit to the 70's (80 max). The sound was awesome. I didn't think I would loose all of that going from 8v to 4v pre-outs. My amps are a db drive A490 90x4 rms @4ohm (4 infinity 5x7 reference) and an Autotek ss390, 350X1 bridged at 4ohm.(sub) JL Audio 10W1V2. Any insight you can give would be appreciated. thanks
Thanks for the reply. So if the gain ends up all the way down and and the volume is still not where i want it, does that mean I do not have enough amp power on both? What are your thoughts on the other part about the Alpine Volume control?