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My not so loud system HELP WITH GAIN

 

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Username: Deadrabit

Post Number: 218
Registered: Jun-07
so i just went out and reset me gain again. i didn't see what it was set at before but i am pretty sure that was the problem. now it is at 31.6 volts with it turned up all the way with the bass boost and everything off. should i set it again with the volume 3/4 of the way?
if i do that would it be ok to turn it all the way up with the bass boost and everything on?

i am pretty sure this was y i only got 142. it went from flexing a lot to my grandma screaming "your windows are about to break"
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

Post Number:...

Post Number: 7109
Registered: Jul-06
If you set it again with the volume 3/4 of the way up and you actually play it above 3/4 you're going to possibly clip if you're using the same signal source.
 

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Username: Deadrabit

Post Number: 219
Registered: Jun-07
but i am guessing i leave the amp volume from the head unit off when i set the gain and then i can turn it up when i am done?

i mean i don't want to blow my sub but if i don't turn that up it does not hit hard at all off of 31.6 volts
 

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Username: Deadrabit

Post Number: 220
Registered: Jun-07
looks like its time for a new amp... i am going to see what it hits tomo. i hope 146! then ill go from there.

so with the gain set for the volume all the way up it will be ok to have the boost and all that crap on too with the volume up all day way?
 

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Username: Mike11202

DD9515G VFL 200.1 = : , Sewell, NJ US

Post Number: 1379
Registered: Nov-06
if you have a pioneer head unit you can set it at 61/62 before it clips
 

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Username: Deadrabit

Post Number: 221
Registered: Jun-07
i have a kenwood. it says its .01% distortion.

i don't don't think i have ever had it clip before. will i know if it happens?
 

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Username: Somedonniedude

Illinois United States

Post Number: 1119
Registered: May-07
If your clipping, your sub will usually get really warm or hot, just feel the dust cap after a a good 5 min session.
 

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Username: Shade

Moxee, Wa U.S.

Post Number: 614
Registered: Nov-06
what kind of amp and sub is it again?

and what kind of head unit do u have?
 

Silver Member
Username: Deadrabit

Post Number: 222
Registered: Jun-07
itsa rockford power 1000.1 and a FI 18 in BL

kenwood head unit
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 8295
Registered: Jun-04
"if you have a pioneer head unit you can set it at 61/62 before it clips"

LOL
 

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Username: Talon01

Team Revolution , Pa Usa

Post Number: 990
Registered: Jun-07
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 6652
Registered: Jul-06
3/4 is a safe bet for all HUs so use that
 

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Username: Deadrabit

Post Number: 224
Registered: Jun-07
what is HU?
 

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Username: Nickyp0219

Post Number: 847
Registered: Jun-06
Head Unit
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 8311
Registered: Jun-04
Benjamin Lukas Kennedy a 142 db daily system isnt weak... it might not be the best score for an 18 but then again you dont know for sure what your best hit frequency is ...the sub probably hits more than 142 in your current box on the right test tone
 

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Username: Deadrabit

Post Number: 229
Registered: Jun-07
ur prolly right.. cause i am going to say i think my box is pretty good.
i will have some more test tones on tuesday from this dude that is some kind of record.
he got 166 db in a chev love with 2 18s. which.. he did have like a million watts and it was not a daily driver.

EITHER WAY! i need to talk to scott from FI and see what the best volume should be for my next box. i am going to use some of these test tones and see what my car is tuned too and make my next box the same. i am thinking sub facing up and port facing back.
with all that i should get a much better number! maybe even up in the 150ish range at the dash i hope. . i did just order a butt loud of hushmat
 

Gold Member
Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 8327
Registered: Jun-04
just make a test tone cd that has tones 1 hz apart that way youll be sure to find your frequency...but youll find out it can vary
 

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Username: Nickyp0219

Post Number: 854
Registered: Jun-06
not to jack your thread Ben, but I got a question
(dont want to create a new thread over this)

I heard a couple people say on here that the "LOUD" function on the HU is ok to use.

I specifically remember M.S. and others telling me that it is a form of bass boost, isn't good, and not to use it.

so which is it? can someone clear this up for me
 

Gold Member
Username: Redliner

Wilmington, Ma

Post Number: 4119
Registered: Jun-05
dont use it
 

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Username: Deadrabit

Post Number: 241
Registered: Jun-07
ok.... don't use it then haha
 

Gold Member
Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 6727
Registered: Jul-06
It is a bass AND treble boost, doesn't boost the midrange. Which creates a bad frequency response.
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