I had a question regarding settings the gains on a 4 channel amp. Since there are two gain controls ( one gain for two speakers), should i set both gains the same. The front speakers are components and the back are coaxles. they are almost rated the same RMS. I tried setting the gain yesterday but failed miserably, because i was getting paranoid if screwing my systsem up or blowing something. I downloaded and burned a bunch of test tones, but its difficult for me. For the speakers i was using a 1000 hz test tone, and my deck is justa new basic alpine deck. I turned off BBE and turned off the subs when trying to do the gains for my speakers. I read directions on how to set gains. so first i tried finding the maximum volume output for my deck before it starts clipping. while doing this i had the gains all the way down(4v) and i slowly turned up the volume on the deck.my deck goes all the way to 35, and peopel said 25 is usually the limit for alpine decks. I could get to like 22 and the loudness was unbearable. Is this normal for it to be this loud when testing it. I didnt want to hurt my speakers or amp. Would i be able to tell if the speakers were clipping or not. and should i do both gains on the 4 channel amp at the same time or seperate. I needed help with the mono amp as well. should i use a 100 hz test tone. Its very hard to tell if its clipping cuz of rattling and other noises. Is it obvious to hear clipping in speakers and subs.
THanks for the help guys. I appreciate it.