[quote]Originally posted by <natem33>:<br /><strong>I would not suggest turning the gain all the way up on your amp unless you keep your deck volume at moderate low level. Turning the gain all the way up is forcing the amp to put out all that it's got. This can cause overheating leading to internal amp probs and also it puts out distortion when you crank the volume. Even if you can't hear it, the distortion is there which will quickly reduce the life of your subs. The bass knob can be turned up all the way if the gains are down. From my experience with amps of all different qualities, I found the best setting as this: Gains set at about 2/3 of the way and bass set at 3/4 way. This should give you safe operation.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Natem is right, turning your gain all the way up is bad advise. Here's how I adjusted mine.
Turn the gain all the way down, then turn the volume on your stereo up about 75 percent of the way. Slowly turn the gain up until you hear distortion and then back off the gain about 10 percent.
Using bass boost will add distortion at high volumes so I'm not a big fan of too much bass boost.
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