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qtipextra
02-04-2005, 12:06 AM
Wuts the advantages/disadvantages of high volt outputs (6v) over low volt (2v)?

Nikuk
02-04-2005, 12:10 AM
higher voltage = cleaner signal

jellyfish420
02-04-2005, 12:16 AM
higer volts also=less gain.....(less stress on the amp)

qtipextra
02-04-2005, 12:24 AM
Thinking about my next HU. Pioneer Premier 860. Wut ya think?

teqnek
02-04-2005, 12:54 AM
get the 860mp which is the premier version of the 8600. it has 6.5 preouts while the 8600 has 4v preouts.

jellyfish420
02-04-2005, 07:52 AM
im getting the 860mp. it looks real nice

3.5Max6spd
02-04-2005, 09:32 AM
Basically, higher voltage = higher signal-to-noise ratio ...

actually higher S/N may be credited to lower output impedance, which electrically is the most important part of signal tranfer(which the high voltage units in the market typically have anyways)

squeak9798
02-04-2005, 09:36 AM
lower output impedance, which electrically is the most important part of signal tranfer

Lower output impedence is more important than voltage output level. The main thing that the higher voltage allows you to do is turn the gain down, decreasing the chances of hearing audible noise from the amp. But if you have no noise to begin with, having a higher voltage output isn't going to change anything.

old basshead
02-04-2005, 10:38 AM
So can some one tell me about the Audio Control Overdrive?

qtipextra
02-04-2005, 10:45 AM
get the 860mp which is the premier version of the 8600. it has 6.5 preouts while the 8600 has 4v preouts.

Thats the one I was planning on, I just accidently added another 0.
Yea, its premier all the time for me, I love them over regular Pionner brand.

squeak9798
02-04-2005, 11:14 AM
So can some one tell me about the Audio Control Overdrive?

Other than it's not needed if you currently don't have any noise in your system??

desertheat
02-04-2005, 01:47 PM
I havce seen it help in some occasions. I had a customer that had a cheapy clarion deck, probably in the range of .5V output and he had his gains at about 90% since the amp had an input range of 8v. He was getting a small amount of noise and when he switched to a 4V deck he could turn his gains way way down which eliminated the noise. Simple fix. I personally rail my gaines with the engine running on initial install just to inspect any noise that may be present and see if I can track it down. Been lucky for I have only ever had one car that had noise issues and it just turned out to be a freaky RCA.