I am running an avionixx 440.4 amp to my cdt cl61a comps in my rsx-s. I have the gain set CLOSE to 0 on this amp otherwise these speakers begin to distort badly. The head unit is an alpine 9802 and has 3 sets of 4 volt preouts.
THe cdt xovers are set at 3db gain however at 0db there is still much distortion produced. I set my system by cranking the alpine head unit volume to max and moved the amps gain starting from 0 till the speakers began to distort then roll back slightly. Also while doing this the deck's settings are set to flat (example: bass and treble set to 0 and xover settings at 80 hz).
I tried messing with the cens settings on this amp to balance in the rca input signal but the difference is minimal.
Anyone else using these speakers and experiencing the same thing ( having to run gain very low)? The speakers are rated to something like 80wrms and I suspect I am not running hear that at the current gain level. Once i go past say volume 25 on the deck, the speakers begin to breakup slightly and the treble from the tweeters goes flat (protection circuitry is kicking in).
Is this the workings of a ****** signal coming from my amp or do these speakers really operate cleanly only at very low gain?