And inline RCA is basically a volume knob. It attentuates the input signal/voltage exactly how your HU would do it. It has nothing to do with your gain.
The other reason is that when bass knobs go bad, it can jack shit up. When an RCA knob goes bad, it's likely to just quit sending signal. And the failure rate on bass knobs and their cords are FAR higher than a PAC.
Bottom line is that you can abuse either, but like I always say... gains are a sensitivity setting, not a volume knob. So I don't want to use mine as one.
Also, while these are very good points, the original question was about Bgowdy saying it hurt during comps. Why does it hurt during comps?
So, why? Why do you want to attentuate the gains when you went through so much trouble to set them clean in the first place? You should run 100% knob 24/7.
The cords themselves perhaps. The jack, meh. Not so much. And gain knobs are usually proprietary which is ghey. Since I told you i don't use them, I can only go by the large number of fucked up knobs I've seen and all the jacked up noises I've heard coming from subs because of them.
How does it hurt in comps? All I can tell you is I'm louder with a PAC vs. a bass knob. I get more clean voltage with a PAC and higher scores. And that's all the explanation I need. If you like your knob, awesome. Rock it out. But I won't.
Or maybe I have no idea how a bass knob works and I just think PAC knobs are cute.
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Tfade explained it lol
I used it. It's set at max when the obtain is set. That way it can only go down . . . . .. . . . .
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I use the ones that come with the amp...some have clipping lights on them that might be helpful.
Otherwise the Pac solution works great.