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    Icon10 Is it better to set amp gains high and stereo volume low or the other way around?

    I'm a little bit new to this specific area, what are the pro's and con's of having stereo volume output high versus low and amp gains high versus low?

    For example, I have an amp in my car with gains adjustable from 1-11 and they are currently at 9. Then my stereo has volume output from 0-35 and when I have my gains at 9 I usually listen from 8 to 11ish. Is this a good way to do it, or is there a better way? If it's not the right way, please tell me what I'm doing wrong and how I can fix it.

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    Re: Is it better to set amp gains high and stereo volume low or the other way around?

    What amp and model?



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    Re: Is it better to set amp gains high and stereo volume low or the other way around?

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    Re: Is it better to set amp gains high and stereo volume low or the other way around?

    Put your stereo on 28-32 then set it



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    Re: Is it better to set amp gains high and stereo volume low or the other way around?

    Quote Originally Posted by pimpala22 View Post
    Put your stereo on 28-32 then set it
    set it at 25-28. 28 is already 80% and 32 is like 92% or so...who taught you how to set gains




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