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    Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    What is the rule of thumb on AMP VS. HU gains for Lows, mids and highs? My HU is was crazy and i cant get the sound i like....yet. Some tips would be great. thanks



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    LP AMP: Hifonics Brutus BXI 1608D
    HP AMP: Phoenix Gold Octane R 8.0:4
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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    get a DMM




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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    get a DMM
    What is this DMM?



    My current set up:
    HU: Pioneer Premier 90BT
    Subs: (2) 12" Dual Kicker Comp VR's in Kicker ported box@ 1 ohm
    LP AMP: Hifonics Brutus BXI 1608D
    HP AMP: Phoenix Gold Octane R 8.0:4
    Component Set: Eclipse SC8362 - soon to be replaced with ID OEM



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    Have bought from: hessdawg

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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    digital multimeter. Get one of those then look up the gain setting tutorial and you should be set




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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    5 years on the forum and dont know a DMM lol.

    got alot of catchin up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RidnClean View Post
    5 years on the forum and dont know a DMM lol.

    got alot of catchin up.
    it looks like he signed up and was interested for the first month then just forgot about this place




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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    Quote Originally Posted by RidnClean View Post
    5 years on the forum and dont know a DMM lol.

    got alot of catchin up.
    M m m me ...s S sss ss sssss slow



    My current set up:
    HU: Pioneer Premier 90BT
    Subs: (2) 12" Dual Kicker Comp VR's in Kicker ported box@ 1 ohm
    LP AMP: Hifonics Brutus BXI 1608D
    HP AMP: Phoenix Gold Octane R 8.0:4
    Component Set: Eclipse SC8362 - soon to be replaced with ID OEM



    Ref -
    Have bought from: hessdawg

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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    Quote Originally Posted by groove269 View Post
    M m m me ...s S sss ss sssss slow
    i can tell from your ava




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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    lol.

    i was there at one point, but i did ALOT of reading before i even started lookin at systems.



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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    get a DMM
    Quote Originally Posted by groove269 View Post
    What is this DMM?
    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    digital multimeter. Get one of those then look up the gain setting tutorial and you should be set
    Quote Originally Posted by RidnClean View Post
    5 years on the forum and dont know a DMM lol.

    got alot of catchin up.
    FUCK THE DMM

    use your ears.

    Set the gains of your most sensitive/fragile speakers, most likely your tweets, then level match with your ears for the mids and low to match w/ your tweets.




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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    Quote Originally Posted by James Bang View Post
    FUCK THE DMM

    use your ears.

    Set the gains of your most sensitive speakers, most likely your tweets, then level match with your ears for the mids and low to match w/ your tweets.
    he said he can't get it to sound right, i think he need to get new ears




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    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    he said he can't get it to sound right, i think he need to get new ears
    then wtf is a dmm gonna do for him.. he just has **** for ears.




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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    i can tell from your ava




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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    uber low or no gains for tweets is a start




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    Re: Rule of thumb..Amp vs. HU gain setting

    reminds me.. i need a small amp w/ much less wattage for my tweets




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