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fcuked
11-04-2013, 08:45 PM
just installed 2 12's in my girlfriends acura tl with the stock head unit.

Should the sub level be -6 - C - +6?

I set the gain for the amp at +6.

Settings with stock subwoofer was
Treble +2
Bass -2
Center +2
Sub +3

I usually set mine at +2 but not sure about this car because it goes into the negatives.

NuckinFutz
11-04-2013, 09:06 PM
Whatever sounds right...

basswiigee
11-04-2013, 09:18 PM
play it by ear... mine is...

Treble +2
Bass +4
Center 0
Sub +6
.... and my insides still scream... lol
lol, it all boils down to what sounds good to you!!!!

jeffdachef
11-04-2013, 09:21 PM
what ever sounds best without clipping

BrownVanMan
11-04-2013, 10:19 PM
id do 0 bass 0 level to keep it from clipping but I don't have experience with that car and don't know exactly how the preout voltage is sent/what voltage it is

Full Tilt
11-04-2013, 10:25 PM
So if gains were set at -6 or even 0, would turning it to +6 induce clipping? Sorry to thread jack OP, just curious.

bbeljefe
11-04-2013, 10:34 PM
So if gains were set at -6 or even 0, would turning it to +6 induce clipping? Sorry to thread jack OP, just curious.

Without a doubt, it would any time the media played was recorded at flat or above flat levels. Gain setting should be done with subwoofer controls to max, bass and treble flat and volume control at the maximum unclipped level.

fcuked
11-04-2013, 11:28 PM
Thanks for the replies, ended up leaving the sub setting at +3.