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    Is changing sub gain harmful?

    Is changing sub gain harmful?

    My two Alpine MRD-M300s had the option to be synchronized on a digital remote bass knob, so I went for it, and I change the gain kinda often. Is that a bad idea? I read a few things on this site that suggested yes. I searched the forum but didn't find any useful info. Thanks for all the help.



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    remote gain as in changing the gain on the amps.



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    but, is it hard on the amp if I change the gain a lot?



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    ok, thanks jmac. If i had a nickel for every time you answered my question... I'd have like 10 nickels.



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    well most manufactors reccomend setting up our system with the amp set at about 3/4, but you could always add a line driver and turn down your amps





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    would it change anything if I told you I have 8-gauge wiring? I heard that's a good gauge to buy, so just wondering.



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    Originally posted by Jmac
    Get 4 AWG ....
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    do they make 0/16 AWG?



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    does AWG mean gauge? I don't know what the hell you guys are talking about. What's 0/4? what the hell is 0/1?



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    what about 8 gauge? that's what I bought, I'm pretty sure. either that or 4. is there anything wrong with 8?



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    so, the smaller the gauge, the weaker the wire? or is it the other way around?



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    Danielson! Wire is water hose, electricity is water, bigger hose mean more water flow through.

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    Originally posted by BonusBobo
    so, the smaller the gauge, the weaker the wire? or is it the other way around?
    Smaller wire has bigger numbers.. (until you get to the 0/X stuff, the 0 is the smallest number so they had to add more zeros to make it 'smaller'.. like 0, 00, 000, 0000 etc.. 0000 is thicker than 00)..

    AWG-4 wire is thicker than AWG-8 is thicker than AWG-16 etc.. they are saying 8 is good for up to around 400 watts, then you should go one 'thicker' to AWG-4.. Does that make sense?




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    oh yeah, now I totally get it. Those last posts helped out a lot. Thanks guys.



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