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    Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    SMD dd1 is good and all but its expensive as hell lol.



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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    Subs? By ear is cheapest. Sometimes hard to tell mids/highs distortion if you have never heard it before.



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    I set by ear, if you have good ears you can hear the distortion, i dont care what these spoiled fucks tell you. I set my stuff by ear and have yet to burn a set of coils i wasnt going to burn on purpose anyway




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    Quote Originally Posted by I Like Waffle View Post
    I set by ear, if you have good ears you can hear the distortion, i dont care what these spoiled fucks tell you. I set my stuff by ear and have yet to burn a set of coils i wasnt going to burn on purpose anyway
    yeah i can by ear but i wanted to do more accurately



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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    O scope




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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agoonygoblin View Post
    yeah i can by ear but i wanted to do more accurately
    Well do you want easiest and cheapest or most accurate? Two different things. Cheapest? Your ears. Most accurate? Oscope.



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    Ive been looking cheapest oscope ive seen is for like 75



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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    Dmm from Walmart or Radioshack.



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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    Found my old multi meter lol



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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agoonygoblin View Post
    Found my old multi meter lol
    For sure cheapest way.



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    Quote Originally Posted by I Like Waffle View Post
    I set by ear, if you have good ears you can hear the distortion, i dont care what these spoiled fucks tell you. I set my stuff by ear and have yet to burn a set of coils i wasnt going to burn on purpose anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agoonygoblin View Post
    yeah i can by ear but i wanted to do more accurately
    it either clips or it doesn't....it does not get more accurate than that. By ear is the easiest and cheapest way to do it accurately..





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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    I have some oz audio xovers.. When distortion starts they start to light up. Pulse with the music when there's distortion.....




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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    I always set using a dmm. Its quick and easy way to set my gains to match the rms ratings of my speakers. I do add some fine tuning by ear.

    When it comes to subs I tend to like to find the max point I can push them. That takes alot of testing by ear. I have yet to smoke a coil on a sub. And I love to beat the living shit out of my subs.




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    Re: Easiest and cheapest way to set gains?

    I recently started using an o-scope and man I wish I did so many many years ago!




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