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    Head unit sub level -6 or +6

    just installed 2 12's in my girlfriends acura tl with the stock head unit.

    Should the sub level be -6 - C - +6?

    I set the gain for the amp at +6.

    Settings with stock subwoofer was
    Treble +2
    Bass -2
    Center +2
    Sub +3

    I usually set mine at +2 but not sure about this car because it goes into the negatives.







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    Re: Head unit sub level -6 or +6

    Whatever sounds right...




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    Re: Head unit sub level -6 or +6

    play it by ear... mine is...

    Treble +2
    Bass +4
    Center 0
    Sub +6
    .... and my insides still scream... lol
    lol, it all boils down to what sounds good to you!!!!




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    Re: Head unit sub level -6 or +6

    what ever sounds best without clipping



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    Re: Head unit sub level -6 or +6

    id do 0 bass 0 level to keep it from clipping but I don't have experience with that car and don't know exactly how the preout voltage is sent/what voltage it is




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    Re: Head unit sub level -6 or +6

    So if gains were set at -6 or even 0, would turning it to +6 induce clipping? Sorry to thread jack OP, just curious.





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    Re: Head unit sub level -6 or +6

    Quote Originally Posted by Full Tilt View Post
    So if gains were set at -6 or even 0, would turning it to +6 induce clipping? Sorry to thread jack OP, just curious.
    Without a doubt, it would any time the media played was recorded at flat or above flat levels. Gain setting should be done with subwoofer controls to max, bass and treble flat and volume control at the maximum unclipped level.



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    Re: Head unit sub level -6 or +6

    Thanks for the replies, ended up leaving the sub setting at +3.




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