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    Gains???

    What do u guys mean when someone should what the gain they put on the sub??? do they mean how much the should turn up the vol. or do they mean on the sub the boost? cause i have a jbl 300.1 and they have like bass boast and input and somethin' else is that what they mean when they say whatch it with the gains?? like should i not have them turned all the way??







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    No if you want the sub to sound its absoulute best and loudest turn the gains up

    If you turn the gains all the way up you could easily hit 150+

    (note...don't do it...pure saracasm)




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    Originally posted by B&R Innovations
    No if you want the sub to sound its absoulute best and loudest turn the gains up

    If you turn the gains all the way up you could easily hit 150+

    (note...don't do it...pure saracasm)
    This better be pure sarcasm...


    anyway, to adjust your gains, first turn the gain all the way down on the amp. Then, on your h/u, turn the volume up to a level in which you would normally play at the loudest before the speakers distort(what you would normally 'bump' at), then go to the amp, and turn the gain up untill it starts to distort, then adjust it accordingly.





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    Originally posted by snova031
    This better be pure sarcasm...


    anyway, to adjust your gains, first turn the gain all the way down on the amp. Then, on your h/u, turn the volume up to a level in which you would normally play at the loudest before the speakers distort(what you would normally 'bump' at), then go to the amp, and turn the gain up untill it starts to distort, then adjust it accordingly.
    Well, if your subs are distorting (from the amp or what have you) at your normal listening volume, you need a new amp and or subs..

    The general idea is right.. start low on gains and set the HU, but you only put the gains up far enough to 'balance' the bass to your taste for what you are listening to.. If you get your gains up too high, you will have a distored output and be overdriving your amp and can cause clipping and burn out your subs..




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    ive got a question about settin the gains for ur sub... where do u put ur subs when ur settin the gains in ur trunk mounted amp? cuz i took it off, put it on the floor right next to my car and set my gains... problem is ive got no idea how it will sound when inside my car.



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    oh btw... sub still conected to my amp... just playing outside my car. (realized my last post might be a bit confusing)



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    Originally posted by triphop
    ive got a question about settin the gains for ur sub... where do u put ur subs when ur settin the gains in ur trunk mounted amp? cuz i took it off, put it on the floor right next to my car and set my gains... problem is ive got no idea how it will sound when inside my car.
    Is the sub in a box? or free air?

    You can't really set the gains with the subs free-airing since they can't handle any where near as much power as when in a box..

    And, I'd suggest getting the entire installation done before trying to set the gains, so you have a good idea of what the system will sound like when you are driving around..




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    in a box... i take it out of my trunk to access my amps.



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