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    why is it called GAIN

    isnt Gain just another word for VOLUME... isnt that all gain is.. thurning the gain up doesnt push out more wattage.. doesnt the amp alway push about its limit reguardless where the gain is set.. such as if u had a 800 watt amp.. and if u had the gain set at like 1/3 the way up.. isnt the amp still pushing the 800 watts... just at a lower volume? then say if you were to turn the gain up to 3/4 the way... i know its louder.. but it still is pushin 800 at 3/4.. correct?



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    no...
    gains or input sensitivity helps maximize the signal from teh headunit...
    when the signal is matched to the sensitivity of the amp, then the amp will put out full power....
    http://www.eatel.net/~amptech/elecdisc/gaincon2.htm




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    Originally posted by Wonderbread
    no...
    gains or input sensitivity helps maximize the signal from teh headunit...
    when the signal is matched to the sensitivity of the amp, then the amp will put out full power....
    http://www.eatel.net/~amptech/elecdisc/gaincon2.htm

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    This is the biggest reason people cant tune their own system. I have stressed this to the people i have installed for, OVER and OVER. The gain is NOT A VOLUME CONTROL. LOL. I repeat, input sensitivity is NOT A VOLUME CONTROL.



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    Originally posted by crhye250r
    This is the biggest reason people cant tune their own system. I have stressed this to the people i have installed for, OVER and OVER. The gain is NOT A VOLUME CONTROL. LOL. I repeat, input sensitivity is NOT A VOLUME CONTROL.
    do us all a favout, and read the link..




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    ok, but why com my amp manuals say that my amp will make full power w/ the gain all the way turned down w 5v of input
    also on my amp, whats the differnce on my AUX out? i can switch it to eirther COPY, GAIN or MASTER?



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    ok, it is saying that with 5v of input, your amp will make full pwoer witht eh gain turned all teh way down..
    this is totally in tune with what i described... with 5v RMS from your decks preouts, (good luck, btw) your amp will need no gain adjustments to make its rated power.

    those options means that your amp is stackable with another identical amp..
    it gives you the option of controling the gain from just one of the amps.... (for both)




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