Re: kenwood kdc-210u only one set of pre outs need advice
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First... To clarify, you are using line level outputs. RCA cables carry the line (low) level signal and speaker wires carry the speaker (high) level signal.
If you don't want to install a head unit that's made for your application, then you have a couple of options. You can leave things as they are and turn up the bass boost on the subwoofer amp so that you can turn the bass down on the head unit and still have reasonable bass output from the subs. Or, you can install a line out converter on the head unit's front speaker outs and run that to your front stage amplifier.
Neither of those options will allow you much control over the sound quality of the system but the second will at least give you the ability to bias the signal toward the subwoofer in order to enhance your bass response.
Lastly, if you're burning up speakers there's a pretty good chance that your gain is set too high. What method did you use to set the gain on your amps?
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