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    Rca prevolts

    I just wanted to know how a high prevolt output from radio effects of the overall sound of subs or w/e basically i wanna know what it does or what it is used for







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    Re: Rca prevolts

    Higher preout voltage= less gain on the amp
    Less gain= less distortion
    less distortion= good stuff




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    forgot the LESS CLIPPING due to 3/4 gain on the amp and more.




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    Quote Originally Posted by supa_c
    Higher preout voltage= less gain on the amp
    Less gain= less distortion
    less distortion= good stuff
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    Re: Rca prevolts

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Loki
    forgot the LESS CLIPPING due to 3/4 gain on the amp and more.
    Clipping= distortion
    same thing




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    hmm guess I didnt know that, because at low volume and low gain like 1/4 I have gotten distortion, guess clipping comes from excessive high and low?




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    My point was that clipping sounds like distortion




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    ok gotcha. back on subject. Bottomline the higher the volts on your preouts the less you need to turn your amps gain up to get your desired output your after which will create less stress and problems.




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    basically what everyone is trying to say is...

    higher pre-out voltage = good



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    Re: Rca prevolts

    Quote Originally Posted by supa_c
    My point was that clipping sounds like distortion
    You can still have distortion w/o clipping. Only way to find out is by using a distortion analyzer, but unless you got the for it. Just use an oscope.




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    2volt pre outs will work fine for daily driver systems, I have even heard some pretty nice sounding systems with 1.5volt pre outs on the HU.




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    Quote Originally Posted by jsloan10
    2volt pre outs will work fine for daily driver systems, I have even heard some pretty nice sounding systems with 1.5volt pre outs on the HU.
    yes I have 2v pre-outs on my head unit and it sounds fine. Just set your gains accordingly.



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    Re: Rca prevolts

    How much better are 4V preouts?




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    Got any noise with the set you have now? If not, then nothing really.




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    Re: Rca prevolts

    Well I was just wondering because I'm going to be buying my first aftermarket HU soon and it has 4V preouts, which I thought was a nice plus, and I was just wondering how much of a plus it is.




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