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Can someone please explain Gain to me?

 

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Username: Jonez788

Post Number: 104
Registered: Jun-04
I know it's not a volume control and all, but what exactly is it then and how do I set it properly?
 

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Username: Jonathan_f

GA USA

Post Number: 1580
Registered: May-04
It is to match the input level of the amp to the output of the head unit. For example, it allows you to set up the amp where when the head unit is at 1/2 volume, the amp will also be at 1/2 volume (give or take a little). To set it, turn the gain fully counter-clockwise, and turn the head unit up until you hear distortion. When you hear distortion, turn it back down to where it just stops. Then, turn the gain up until you again hear distortion, and again turn it down until it just stops.
 

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Username: Jonez788

Post Number: 105
Registered: Jun-04
Okay, THANKS!
 

BigYellowTaxi
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So this could potentially be differen't for diff HU and subs with the same amp.

Is there a major difference between 4v and 6.5V perouts?
 

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Username: Jonathan_f

GA USA

Post Number: 1587
Registered: May-04
Yes, there will be a difference. Every head unit is different and each has to be set accordingly. Even the exact same model may have little differences, but you probably wouldn't notice them as our ears aren't sensitive to such a minute amount of distortion.
 

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Username: Jmloughrey

Farmington, CT

Post Number: 321
Registered: Jul-04
minute...gotta love 2 words with the same spelling..what a wacky world
 

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Username: Jonathan_f

GA USA

Post Number: 1590
Registered: May-04
Yeah, miniscule comes to mind. minute is a confusing word at times.
 

BigYellowTaxi
Unregistered guest
I wasn't confused....but thanks anyway!
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