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Old 08-02-2007, 12:25 AM   #1  
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Hey there, am running the RF 500BD amp and pushing 2 JL 12W3V2 @ 2 ohms (in a sealed box). basically, this amp has this punch boost control thing. am just wondering what the consensus is using these boosts rather than just turning up the gain - i don't get it. Like, either i turn up the gain and use less of the punch boost - or less gain and more boost. I've played around with it a few times but don't really noticed a difference. Any ideas...comments?
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increasing the gain mean that your amplifier will need less input voltage to play as loud, or in the end, make full power.

bass boost is centered at a certain frequency, boosting the response in that area. It is really helpful to screw the respons and introduce clipping
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If it 's the same as the power series amp controller i've got, it can change level and the frequency at which the boost is applied to from 1-18db's and 35hz-70hz. To fine tune the output to your vehicles acoustics.
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If it 's the same as the power series amp controller i've got, it can change level and the frequency at which the boost is applied to from 1-18db's and 35hz-70hz. To fine tune the output to your vehicles acoustics.
mine is just 0db to +18db at 45Hz.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:15 AM   #5  
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increasing the gain mean that your amplifier will need less input voltage to play as loud, or in the end, make full power.

bass boost is centered at a certain frequency, boosting the response in that area. It is really helpful to screw the respons and introduce clipping
in order to adjust the gain with relation to the deck - with relation to the deck, do i want high volume or set the sub-level to max so i can adjust the gain...? (didn't even realize i wasn't utilizing the gain properly until now)
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:06 PM   #6  
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ok, so i did a little more research...

to properly tune the amp/gain, i want to set my deck to flat, and turn off all EQ. What about the subwoofer level - if i set that to 0, then no power to the sub.

my deck, JVC KD-SH1000, has a digital loudness setting, variable EQ and a sub level from 0 to 12. too many variables! ha...a little confused as to how to do it the proper way - or any way for that matter.

thanks for any help.
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If your sublevel goes from 0 (off) to 12 then set it at 6 for gain setting.
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