Re: When are the speakers maxxed?
I like lists for breaking up info so here's a list:
- The relative position of the gain knob has nothing to do with how "hard" the speakers are being played.
- You're likely hearing a good amount of distortion, but it might be good distortion. We like hearing a small amount of distortion as it makes the music sound lively and exciting.
- Without setting up your levels with an oscilloscope you don't know if the speakers are getting clipped power. An oscilloscope doesn't 100% guarantee there's no clipping, but it's the best method to dial in your gains.
- Without knowing if your head unit is clipping you don't know if your signal is fucked from step 1.
As it is now you could be slowly cooking your speaker voice coils. We can be trained to know when the speakers are being overdriven, but it may take someone else in the car to tell you, "back off the volume, that's too much".
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