Hi folks. I've googled and I've searched this forum but I'm still looking for a definitive guide to setting up my gear. I just need to know the basics as I'm scared I'm not getting the full potential. Equipment is as follows...
Alpine CDE-102Ri head unit (two 2V pre-outs)
Alpine MRX-F65 four-channel amplifier
Alpine SPG-17CS Type-G front components
Stock rear components
Alpine SPG-1244BR subwoofer
The rears are connected to the head unit but are currently faded to zero.
The amp powers the front speakers via channels 1 & 2 and the sub, bridged via channels 3 & 4.
I think I have the gains set correctly.
I have the filter switch for channels 1 & 2 set to HP (high pass) and the crossover set to 80Hz.
On channels 3 & 4 I have the filter switch set to LP (low pass) and the crossover set to 80Hz.
I have Bass Boost EQ on the amp set to zero.
I'm doing all this by ear as I don't have a DMM or an oscilloscope.
Does this sound right so far?
If it is I need help with the head unit. At the moment I have the HPF filter on the head unit set to OFF. Is this right or should I be setting it to the same level as I have on the mechanical switch on the amp, i.e. 80Hz? Or am I maybe being too precise in using 80Hz all-round? Maybe there should be some overlap here or there?
Sorry for all the questions on my first post (other than my posts in the intro section). I look forward to any & all input you folks can supply.