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    Safe to use bass boost on amp at the moment?

    Hi, just recently finished the install on my 98 Ford Contour with Two 12 inch Type R's with a Planet Audio BB1400.1 and was wondering if it would be safe to turn up the bass boost option on my amp at all? It is currently on 0 and I feel like I am not getting the full potential of these subs.

    My electrical is a Yellowtop Optima battery group d35 48ah under the hood and the Big 3 in Cadence 0 gauge. Also either 110amp or 130amp stock alternator.

    The amp is currently tuned to put out about 36V at 40/50 volume. So pushing about 1400watts to the pair.

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    Re: Safe to use bass boost on amp at the moment?

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    Re: Safe to use bass boost on amp at the moment?

    what your volume is at has little to do with what power the subs are seeing.
    I would ask you to answer these questions:
    How are your subs wired (to what final load)
    What is the minimum load your amp will carry, or what is the rated output and at what ohm.
    What is your electrical like? Wiring
    How did you set your gains?
    What are your crossover points
    What are the specs of your box?



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    dont ever touch the bass boost unless you are competing. and even then you need to be careful.



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    Re: Safe to use bass boost on amp at the moment?

    if you need more output then get a bigger amp. also what kind of box do you have?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 05fronty View Post
    if you need more output then get a bigger amp. also what kind of box do you have?
    even the forum drunk knows what going on.



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    dont ever touch the bass boost unless you are competing. and even then you need to be careful.
    so whats the bass boost do? i may use alittle bit next time i compete not alot just a notch



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    Quote Originally Posted by bgowdy31 View Post
    so whats the bass boost do? i may use alittle bit next time i compete not alot just a notch
    it increases output at a certain frequency. unless you are tuned near that frequency it boosts, it is basically useless and just adds distortion.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kmanian View Post
    what your volume is at has little to do with what power the subs are seeing.
    I would ask you to answer these questions:
    How are your subs wired (to what final load)
    What is the minimum load your amp will carry, or what is the rated output and at what ohm.
    What is your electrical like? Wiring
    How did you set your gains?
    What are your crossover points
    What are the specs of your box?
    Subs are wired down to 1 ohm
    Amp puts out 1400 volts at 1 ohm, 1900 max
    Set my gains with a dmm
    Electrical is stated above, amp power and ground is 4ga wire though.
    Crossover points... no clue, SSF is 25 and LPF is around 80
    Box is prefab but tuned to around 36hz i believe, not positive though




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    Quote Originally Posted by plantinseeds View Post
    Subs are wired down to 1 ohm
    Amp puts out 1400 volts at 1 ohm, 1900 max
    Set my gains with a dmm
    Electrical is stated above, amp power and ground is 4ga wire though.
    Crossover points... no clue, SSF is 25 and LPF is around 80
    Box is prefab but tuned to around 36hz i believe, not positive though
    At 14.4v... Do you hold 14.4v the whole time? I would not trust that amp to give a clean signal pushing it that close to "rated".



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    Re: Safe to use bass boost on amp at the moment?

    Idk what voltage I hold, is there anyway to check without a voltmeter?
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    when you used the dmm to set your gains, did you use a 0db tone?



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    Quote Originally Posted by chillin View Post
    when you used the dmm to set your gains, did you use a 0db tone?
    I used a 50hz test tone




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