Power Acoustik EG1-2500D

Brandon Bender

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I just bought this amp to replace my autotek amp. I've done a ton of research trying to figure out where the gain is on the amp but can't seem to find anything telling me where it is, including the owners manual. I just bought a cheap oscilloscope to help me set my gain. The amp comes with a bass knob and I've seen some advertising stating that it's a "dash mount gain control", is this the case? If so, should I turn the bass boost on the amp all the way down with the bass knob all the way up to start my clipping test? Any help would be much appreciated! 

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06gtmike

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Input level is your gain, bass boost should always be down all the way and set your gain with the dash knob all the way up so you can turn it down if needed but not be able to turn it up since all the way up will be your max level before clipping.

 
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Brandon Bender

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Thx for the response, Mike and I understand what you are saying but my real question is, where is the gain? I don't have a gain knob to turn on the Amp. That's why I tried to also include the owners manual so someone could help me find it. I did a ton of research online and still can't find an answer. 

 

06gtmike

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The input level knob in the picture on the left side of the amp next to the subsonic filter knob is the gain. Sometimes it’s labeled gain, sometimes input level since the gain is used to match the input level of the signal coming from the head unit

 

Brandon Bender

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or just get a decent amp
I think this is a step up from the 5 channel autotek I had pushing them lol my subs are only 300 watts rms a piece so I thought this was a decent amp plus I'm only pushing the Amp at 2 ohms with 800 rms. I could get subs with DVC to run at 1 ohm pushing roughly 1100 Watts. I thought this was a good amp for the price? 

 
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youdoofus

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I think this is a step up from the 5 channel autotek I had pushing them lol my subs are only 300 watts rms a piece so I thought this was a decent amp plus I'm only pushing the Amp at 2 ohms with 800 rms. I could get subs with DVC to run at 1 ohm pushing roughly 1100 Watts. I thought this was a good amp for the price? 
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Brandon Bender

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How many watts is that wolfram? I'm only pushing 600 watts rms total. The amp was only 100 bucks and pushes my subs perfect at 2 ohms and if I want to upgrade subs, I can get two DVC subs and push them at roughly 1100 watts a 1 ohm with this amp. I thought is was a good deal for the amp. Why does this have to be a dick measuring contest with having the most powerful stuff? I'm not looking to bother other people in thier vehicles with my music. The point of my system is so others don't bother me with theirs. 

 

Brandon Bender

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Going from 1 junk amp to another. Sad.

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I think it's really messed up to call someone's purchase of a new product junk. I think I'm on the wrong forum for help, if I need it. So sad that you guys treat new people like this. This will be my last post on this forum and good luck persuading others to listen to any of you with how disrespectful some of you are...... 

 

nate0

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or just get a decent amp
Agreed.  Ya, it is not like the older decks of before that would put out a true 4v RMS or even higher in most cases.  Manufactures definitely know how to shake up trends and work the market...  Still though, having a proper amp to use that voltage effectively and efficiently does wonders.

 

fithwheel

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I tend to stay away from companies that put out what ever ratings they decided to use. Rockville puts out 3 different ratings lol. So what does someone who's just getting started go by? If I was new I'd  go by the the one that looks the best. Idk I certainly need to save a buck where I can but I'd rather have one that's rated less but correct.  Puts out clean power is well built by a company that stands by their products and don't make false claims.

 

Boomin_tahoe

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I think it's really messed up to call someone's purchase of a new product junk. I think I'm on the wrong forum for help, if I need it. So sad that you guys treat new people like this. This will be my last post on this forum and good luck persuading others to listen to any of you with how disrespectful some of you are...... 
Good. Keep wasting $$ on junk brands. Read post #14. Also do some research for gods sake. Youtube amp dyno vids of BigD Wiz and Ryan Blankmanship. Both test amps and companies should be scared. You're not getting 1100 watts from that amp like you keep saying and believing. Because had you saved $$ and NOT get 2 junk brands, you could have gotten yourself something nice....such as SQ, which is within budget for a lot of people.

 

Boomin_tahoe

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@Jeffdachef you heard anything about this Power Akoustik amp? Considering it's smallness, footprint type size and cheapness and size of power/ground wire it takes, doubtful the ratings are even close to what they claim. ---> OP read:  I made this same mistake with a 3 ch amp from Massive Audio. Really small amp, supposed to do 120x4 plus 800x1 for the sub. Yeah lesson learned, It was a joke. Got rid of it.

 

Jeffdachef

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How many watts is that wolfram? I'm only pushing 600 watts rms total. The amp was only 100 bucks and pushes my subs perfect at 2 ohms and if I want to upgrade subs, I can get two DVC subs and push them at roughly 1100 watts a 1 ohm with this amp. I thought is was a good deal for the amp. Why does this have to be a dick measuring contest with having the most powerful stuff? I'm not looking to bother other people in thier vehicles with my music. The point of my system is so others don't bother me with theirs. 
They arent saying junk because they are trying to be mean to you. They are literally telling it as it is with no filter or sugar coat. Brands like boss, power acoustik crunch, autotek, pyle, pyramid have been proven on actual clamp tests and amplifier dynos to only do 1/10th to 1/5th of their advertised RMS power and through time and time again, they have been proven more useful as doorstops with their reliability and long term survival rates. There's a reason why it costs 100 dollars and another brand that claims the same RMS numbers costing higher, its because you actually get what you pay for.  There is no form of regulation in the car audio industry, a brand can blatantly lie out of their @ss with any power rating or spec they want and fk over any newbie to car audio they want and the newbies dont even know they are getting fked because they dont bother checking stuff like amplifier dyno videos which involve thousands of dollars of amplifier testing equipment and power banks, basically a full blown test bench that gets precise power readings from any amplifier you can think of.

Again, its not really a dick measuring contest, its just them steering you into the right path, the way they did it was a lil rough tho. 

 
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