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    Yes and No

    I mean it depends on your amp.
    By giving it more siginal it doesnt have to work as hard and thus can create a cleaner sounding signal

    Now between say .5 and 5v your going to notice a whole lot of difference...unless your amp/drivers are crappy







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    if the decks in question are relatively equal in options and in price go with the 5V

    if they arent so equal its up to you to decide but keep in mind 5V is alot cleaner signal than 2V. cleaner is better



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    I could not tell the diff in my 8 volt Eclipse pre outs and my 2 volt Alpine preouts except I need to adjust my gains differently , The 8 volt actually made my amps sound worse , To much signal I think , Couldnt turn my amps down far enough , Thats what a gain adjustment is for !




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    Originally posted by shrinkydinx
    8v? is that 'balanced'? are all amps compatible with 'balanced' preouts?
    I'd have to agree.. most amps (that I've seen) only want at most 6 volt.. so 8 is more than they like and the gains won't let you drop far enough to keep the system balanced.. and I'd have to immagine that too much input voltage causes clipping much earlier in the amplifying process *shrug*..




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    Originally posted by Jmac
    That's unbalanced It's 16 volts balanced
    You jerkin' chains here Macster?

    Really, is 16 volts common for inputs on amps? I really did think it was pretty low for most amps..




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    Originally posted by Spddracer
    I could not tell the diff in my 8 volt Eclipse pre outs and my 2 volt Alpine preouts except I need to adjust my gains differently , The 8 volt actually made my amps sound worse , To much signal I think , Couldnt turn my amps down far enough , Thats what a gain adjustment is for !
    their right most amps dont like voltages that high jls new amps with rips have a switch for high or low voltage selection



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