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You can always try it.
 
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What head unit do you have?
 
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Hey thanx for keeping the replies coming in! My HU is a "Pioneer DMH-2600NEX"
These were the previous settings on my amp that were set by the stereo shop. Take a look
I just finished hooking up my new CXA 1800 with the 4 gauge wire that was already installed and basically copied those "Gain" settings to my new Dual Solo Barics
 

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What volume level do you listen to at the max?
 
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This is what I bought and paid 65.99 now it is 96 something but that is because of the ebay bucks going on right now. Put it into a watch list and it will come down. He won't sell any at that price. He is still selling at 2.55 a foot on their website so just watch for the price to drop. Execelene is really nice wire, I've used welding cable a couple times with great results.


 

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What volume level do you listen to at the max?
Pretty loud. Oh and another thing, I like music with a lot of bass in it, but the wifey (owner of car)likes more of like James Brown "The Big Payback" for example and she told me that some of her personal music doesn't "BUMP" as loud as say for example rap music. I have a Kicker CX Bass know also that I wanna run from my amp to her dashboard so she can turn the bass up on those certain songs.
 

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You need to set the deck at the max volume you play which should be around 3/4 to 7/8 of the volume (example is 30/40 or 35/40). You then have your bass knob in the max position. Start with your amp gain at the lowest setting and slowly turn it up until you hear distortion or mechanical noises and back off a little. That should be a good gain setting.

You don’t want to set the gain and then install the bass knob and turn it up as that will clip the amp and eventually blow your subs.
 

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You need to set the deck at the max volume you play which should be around 3/4 to 7/8 of the volume (example is 30/40 or 35/40). You then have your bass knob in the max position. Start with your amp gain at the lowest setting and slowly turn it up until you hear distortion or mechanical noises and back off a little. That should be a good gain setting.

You don’t want to set the gain and then install the bass knob and turn it up as that will clip the amp and eventually blow your subs.
I'm going to my car and taking a picture of my new settings with my new amp and post it on here. Also, what does the crossover frequency do on the amp? I have no clue as to what that does. Let me go to my car since I live in apartments and take some pics of my settings
 

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Crossover frequency is where the sub will “cut off.” Usually you want it to be set between 80-100 hz
 

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These are my current settings at 3/4 volume
Also, does this Bass remote bypass my current "Bass Boost 0-6 dB" settings that I currently have on my amp? Because if that's the case, then this would be perfect for those "Oldies But Goodies" songs that need that extra kick. Because anyways, my current Gain settings are set with loud bassy music and I know that as you go higher on the "Bass Boost" you must turn down the Gain. Am I right in my theory?
 

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You need to set the deck at the max volume you play which should be around 3/4 to 7/8 of the volume (example is 30/40 or 35/40). You then have your bass knob in the max position. Start with your amp gain at the lowest setting and slowly turn it up until you hear distortion or mechanical noises and back off a little. That should be a good gain setting.

You don’t want to set the gain and then install the bass knob and turn it up as that will clip the amp and eventually blow your subs.
Good luck with that. 🤣
 

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#4 cable is really sketchy for that much power and honestly you may be quickly getting to the point where you will want an additional battery.

200$ doesn't sound too unreasonable if they're selling some premium brand cable and billing you a couple hours.

That said, if you have time and are comfortable drilling through the firewall, installing a grommet, and removing seats and trim along one side the matching colors of wire into the amp isn't rocket science.
 
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#4 cable is really sketchy for that much power and honestly you may be quickly getting to the point where you will want an additional battery.

200$ doesn't sound too unreasonable if they're selling some premium brand cable and billing you a couple hours.

That said, if you have time and are comfortable drilling through the firewall, installing a grommet, and removing seats and trim along one side the matching colors of wire into the amp isn't rocket science.
 

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