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    what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    I need to know what setting I need to turn this dmm to, to set my gain on my amp.

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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    AC Volts. If there's a 200 and 500 mode, use the 200.



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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    Setting up a home lab : Introduction

    photobucket isnt working but my meter looks exactly like the one pictured on this site. Its a fluke 27.




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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    V with the wavy line



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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

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    Thanks man are these fairly accurate? do we have any stickys of where diffrent hu's clip




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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    Fluke makes great DMMs. We use the 117 on subs which is basically just an upgraded version of yours. Solid and accurate. And what's your HU? 80% of max to be safe but you need an oscope to know for sure



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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    My mids and highs amp is set to my liking and havent heard distortion untikl the 34/35 mark and thats usually too loud to listen to any ways. I feel like if I keep my volume at about 28-30/35 and pull all my speaker wires on my m&h amp and sub amp, and adjust gain to 40 = (sqrt.(400*4)). and a 40hz sine at 0-db. with my eq flat ill be good. also another noob question is if I cant reach 40v with everything flat do I turn my sub level up to give my amp more




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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    When you're setting with a DMM, your sub level should be at its highest anyway. You're setting the absolute max at your calculated voltage to avoid needing to do this later.



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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    oh ok so on my hu I need to turn my sub level to max (+15) when tuning to max voltage? I have a gain remote should I position it half way to have the option for more and less gain or during this process have it all the way up




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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    Don't know about the gain knob as I don't use them, but yes, you want the sub level at max when tuning to max voltage. I wouldn't use the bass remote while tuning and add it later, but don't know the protocol on those.



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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    [AUDIO CONTROL] :
    While listening to any source except in STANDBY state or Bluetooth mode.
    Item Selectable setting (Preset: *)
    SUB-W LEVEL –15 — 0 * — +15: Adjusts the subwoofer output level.
    BASS BOOST B.BOOST LV1 */ B.BOOST LV2: Selects your preferred bass boost level. ; OFF: Cancels.
    SYSTEM Q NATURAL */ USER/ ROCK/ POPS/ EASY/ TOP40/ JAZZ/ GAME: Selects a preset sound mode suitable to the
    music genre. (Selects [USER] to use the customized bass, middle, and treble settings.)
    BASS ADJUST KDC-X695/ KDC-X395 only:
    BASS CTR FRQ 40/ 50/ 60/ 70/ 80/ 100 */ 120/ 150: Selects the center frequency.
    BASS LEVEL –8 — 0 * — +8: Adjusts the level.
    BASS Q FACTOR 1.00 */ 1.25/ 1.50/ 2.00: Adjusts the quality factor.
    BASS EXTEND ON: Turns on the extended bass. ; OFF *: Cancels.
    MID ADJUST KDC-X695/ KDC-X395 only:
    MID CTR FRQ 0.5K/ 1.0K/ 1.5K/ 2.0K *: Selects the center frequency.
    MID LEVEL –8 — 0 * — +8: Adjusts the level.
    MID Q FACTOR 1.00 */ 2.00: Adjusts the quality factor.
    TRE ADJUST KDC-X695/ KDC-X395 only:
    TRE CTR FRQ 10.0K/ 12.5K */ 15.0K/ 17.5K: Selects the center frequency.
    TRE LEVEL –8 — 0 * — +8: Adjusts the level.
    BASS LEVEL KDC-BT648U/ KDC-348U only:
    –8 — 0 * — +8: Source tone memory: Adjusts the level to memorize in each source. (Before making an
    adjustment, select the source you want to adjust.)
    MID LEVEL
    TRE LEVEL
    BALANCE L15 — 0 * — R15: Adjusts the left and right speaker output balance.
    FADER R15 — 0 * — F15: Adjusts the rear and front speaker output balance.
    SUBWOOFER SET ON *: Turns on the subwoofer output. ; OFF: Cancels.
    DETAILED SET
    HPF FRONT THROUGH *: All signals are sent to the front speaker. ; 40/60/80/100/ 120/150/180/220 (HZ): Frequencies
    lower than the specified value are cut off. (Underlined: KDC-X695/ KDC-X395 only)
    HPF REAR THROUGH *: All signals are sent to the rear speaker. ; 40/60/80/100/ 120/150/180/220 (HZ): Frequencies
    lower than the specified value are cut off. (Underlined: KDC-X695/ KDC-X395 only)
    LPF
    SUBWOOFER
    THROUGH *: All signals are sent to the subwoofer. ; 50/60/80/100/120 (HZ): Frequencies higher than the
    specified value are cut off. (Underlined: KDC-X695/ KDC-X395 only)
    B64-4798-10_01_K.indb 28 11/01/06 15:07English 29
    Item Selectable setting (Preset: *)
    SUB-W PHASE REVERSE (180)/ NORMAL (0) *: Selects the phase angle of the subwoofer output to be in line with the
    speaker output for optimum performance. (Selectable only if a setting other than [THROUGH] is selected for
    [LPF SUBWOOFER].)
    SUPREME SET ON *: Creates realistic sound by interpolating the high-frequency components that are lost in AAC/ MP3/
    WMA audio compression. ; OFF: Cancels. (Selectable only when playback an AAC/ MP3/ WMA disc or a USB
    device, except iPod.)
    VOLUME OFFSET –8 — 0 * — +8 (for AUX) ; –8 — 0 * (for other sources): Presets the volume adjustment level of each
    source. The volume level will automatically increase or decrease when you change the source. (Before making
    an adjustment, select the source you want to adjust.)

    what the interface looks like




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    No Bass EQ settings run, just Sub Level at max and HU volume at max unclipped. Phase should be 0 degrees



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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    No Bass EQ settings run, just Sub Level at max and HU volume at max unclipped. Phase should be 0 degrees
    Forgive the noob, could you elborate on phase. lol and btw thanks man, throughout my whole build you have been extremely helpful.




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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    I appreciate it. I do try to stay as patient as possible. Basically, you don't want to be running any EQ on your HU when setting your gains. That means bass boost, bass level, system q, all that noise should either be off or at 0 with the only things that are elevated more than normal are the Sub Level and the HU's volume itself.

    Make sure you have a test tone ready. I prefer to use 0dB tones with 50Hz for my subs and 1KHz for my comps. Some people suggest -5 so it's all personal preference. Any google search will net you these tones. Play the appropriate test tone at the max unclipped volume for your HU and raise the gain on your amp to your calculated number.

    And presto. Now you can set everything the way you want it on the HU and not have to worry about touching the amp itself.



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    Re: what setting to use on this dmm to set gain

    http://forum.sounddomain.com/ubbthre...=1#Post1294233

    Use this guide if you're still confused.



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