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    Alpine MRD-M300 setup Question

    Trying to set my M300 to reach full power at an earlier stage. I can't seem to get the clipping/over LED to light up with the SUBW level set to 0 on the HU (Alpine 9805). Anyone know how to "force" the amp to put out max power at a particular volume? I don't want to have to put the volume to max to get max power from the amp. Hope this makes sense (should to anyone that owns the M300/M500). Thanks







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    i dont think it will unless you turn the volume way up. but i could be wrong. maybe if you wire the subs down to 1.5-2 ohm.



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    increase the gain.



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    I have an SWR-1241D wired to 2ohm.

    There is no gain on this amp. It's digital. There is an input voltage selecter, that's it. My HU has a 4v preout so I set the amp to -18db(4v).




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    input voltage is gain.
    turn that up higher if you want to clip your amp...
    or want to force it to produce more power...



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    It won't hurt the amp if I set it to say -6db (1.0v) even though I have 4v preouts? This DOES make it louder but I don't want to cook anything.




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    it iwll increase the likelyhood of clipping...
    it will allow your amp to put out more power at a lower volume...
    if you aren't careful, it can hurt your amp... but also you sub...
    just turn it u pa little bit... until you get that clipping indication at a volume above where you would normally listen.



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    OK,I'll give it a go. Thanks for the help.




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