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    Where should my gains be set?

    Hifonics bxi 1606d amp
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    I am going to tie them @1ohm. Where should the gains be? Halfway? 3/4's?







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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    I think that question is unanswerable.




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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    My brother still thinks that if his gain is set low and the amp is loud, that he has a strong amp with lot's of power left... lol. It does no good to explain it to him.




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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    there is no magic setting. you need to set the gains according to what you have. unplug the rca's to the amp. turn up the head unit about 2/3 to 3/4. make sure the gain is all the way down. plug back in the rca's and slowly turn the gain up until you hear distortion or bottoming out. turn down just a little. that is the ghetto way. it works though.






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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    set it all the way if it wasnt supposed to be set all the way it wouldnt give u that much power

    the amp does its power with gain and boost up all the way so just put both up at least 3/4 and u will be happy




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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    Quote Originally Posted by king ranch View Post
    set it all the way if it wasnt supposed to be set all the way it wouldnt give u that much power

    the amp does its power with gain and boost up all the way so just put both up at least 3/4 and u will be happy
    this is an example of the wrong way to set gains.






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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcdc30 View Post
    this is an example of the retard way to set gains.
    Fixed




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    Quote Originally Posted by kcdc30 View Post
    there is no magic setting. you need to set the gains according to what you have. unplug the rca's to the amp. turn up the head unit about 2/3 to 3/4. make sure the gain is all the way down. plug back in the rca's and slowly turn the gain up until you hear distortion or bottoming out. turn down just a little. that is the ghetto way. it works though.
    I guess you don't run a Pioneer hu like me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TurdFergueson2 View Post
    I guess you don't run a Pioneer hu like me.
    no. jvc.






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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcdc30 View Post
    no. jvc.

    Cause your way would kill a Pioneer HU. Any moves I make with RCAs is with the car off



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron_B View Post
    I pulled into the trailer park at around 3 am bumping my sony xplod 12 on sony amp. **** SLAMS!!!!!! Anways, I pulled up and it got all the girls wet.....I guess im an uncle and a dad now
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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    I have not got he subs yet. I was just wondering if any one had a similiar setup and how high did they set it? I want it to be as loud and hit as hard as possible, without distortion. The amp says 1600 and the subs are 1000, i was asking if it is possible to have the gain all the way up @1ohm(for maximum power) and still sound clean. Should i get a less powerful amp?

    ENDOFDAYS said he had a similiar setup, maybe he can offer some advice?




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    Quote Originally Posted by TurdFergueson2 View Post
    Cause your way would kill a Pioneer HU. Any moves I make with RCAs is with the car off
    i should've mentioned that. wires should never be unhooked with it running.






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    Quote Originally Posted by css3 View Post
    I have not got he subs yet. I was just wondering if any one had a similiar setup and how high did they set it? I want it to be as loud and hit as hard as possible, without distortion. The amp says 1600 and the subs are 1000, i was asking if it is possible to have the gain all the way up @1ohm(for maximum power) and still sound clean. Should i get a less powerful amp?

    ENDOFDAYS said he had a similiar setup, maybe he can offer some advice?
    doesn't matter if someone had the same setup. your gains will be set differently.






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    front amp: infinity 475a
    sub: diamond audio d6 10d4
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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    Some people here can give a Type R more than 1000 watts. You'll be fine with that amp.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron_B View Post
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    Re: Where should my gains be set?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcdc30 View Post
    there is no magic setting. you need to set the gains according to what you have. unplug the rca's to the amp. turn up the head unit about 2/3 to 3/4. make sure the gain is all the way down. plug back in the rca's and slowly turn the gain up until you hear distortion or bottoming out. turn down just a little. that is the ghetto way. it works though.
    YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG

    Sorry, kcdc, I had to. This is just asking for trouble, especially if you have a Pioneer HU.

    Just turn your car off, set the gains to the lowest possible, and turn the HU up to about 3/4, and if you don't have a DMM (Digital Multi-Meter) the best you can do is just listen to it, and wait 'till it sounds like your woofer's dying. Then turn it down a bit.

    And turn off any bass boost.




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