View Full Version : Question: setting gains with max volume on HU

11-06-2008, 06:18 PM
Just a quick question regarding tuning amps.

I normally just tune my amps to about 80% volume on my headunit for the sake of having some leaway room.

However, with this new setup, i would like to set the gains on my amp with the maximum possible volume on my headunit, mainly for the sake of not wanting my girlfriend/family to drive my truck and damage something with the volume knob cranked.

I've never really looked into the signal output on headunits much because i've always set the gains with the volume on the HU below max, but can i get away with setting the gains with the HU volume on max? (in my case, it would be 62/62 volume)

Currently, i have the gains set a wee bit below my speakers RMS rating at 55/62 on the HU. If i turn the volume up to 62/62, i hear no notable difference in sound quality in terms of distorion,etc.

Ive heard in some cases its bad to set the gains with max volume on the HU, and just want to clarify this before i change anything ;)

11-06-2008, 06:23 PM
keep them *****es out yo ride son!

lol no really tho, leave it at the gains now.