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Old 05-12-2010, 05:12 PM
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Phoenix Gold vs Audiocontrol

I need to boost the voltage to the amps, I have been using a Phoenix Gold TLD22- 2 channel line driver to power a single amp before, and now only for the sub amps.

Now with the new 3 sets of RCAs on the indash eq, we need more voltage to push the 5 channel amp and the new and old comps.

Is there anything wrong with simply adding 2 more TLD22's( probably $70-80) for the extra voltage. One for the front channel another for the rear.

I would of course rather have a Audiocontrol Matrix or 6xs, both which are single unit 6 channels, but $100 more. Or even a TLD66, which I can't even find for sale anymore.

Pretending that they all work as good as the others, is there any negatives to having 3 seperate units over one unit? More "wasted" voltage etc?
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:25 PM
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The only downside is more wiring and stuff... there is no problem using a bunch of them.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:15 AM
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Cool, thanks bro. Sure do like the Matrix still..
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:39 PM
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Are you having problems with noisefloor? Why do you feel you need the linedrivers?
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:39 PM
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Well. When we hooked up the new indash eq (Soundstream digi q), since it claims about up to 8 volt per channel , f/r/s... we didnt bother to hook up the LD we had been running on the sub amps.
We're in a van- 20 ft RCA's to the amp, the old LD was in the rear at the amps.

We turned it all on and *poof* major spl decrease in all areas...high/mids etc.
We plugged the old LD onto the sub channel and the spl came back but the highs/mids didn't, since we have only a 2 channel LD and want eq control from the dash.
We played around with the HU and EQ before plugging the LD back in and we couldn't get anywhere near the volume , loved the control and the cleaned up sound but.....

Sooo. That'd be why, is there a better solution?
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^Simply turn up the gain on the amp.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:46 PM
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I was under the impression that more gain = more distortion .
Before we ever used a linedriver years ago, gain was our best friend..lol
but when we got our first one , the clarity and volume went up, guess I just assumed from that, that more voltage/less gain was better and more to my liking.
I will play some more with the gain without the LD when the new box gets delivered/ installed..(anyday now, dangit) and check that out.

I really cant get over how that Soundstream EQ reduced the volume so much even though its rated at 15-20 volts or something!! Then, just adding the other LD (8 volts)and tweaking nothing else made it soooo much louder.

Could the 20' long RCA's and the eq(dash) vs LD(at the amps) placement also be playing a part also?
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