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Old 08-10-2006, 07:15 PM
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What happens if, for example, your head unit has 8 volt pre outs (such as the eclipse model which I am considering at the moment) but your amp can only take up to 6.5 volts (such as my infinity amp). Would this rule out the possibility of the amp to clip? When I switched from a 3 volt HU to a 5 volt HU there was a massive difference. It sounds like it would be a great idea for reasons that confuse me but what do you guys think about it? Lol, I reread the paragraph and it confused me but I don't know of any other way to ask my question, so good luck , and thank you .
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:19 PM
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umm, the amp can still clip.

I noticed VERY little going from my 2.7 volt to my 8 volt.

remember, your deck may say that it puts out 8 V, but when? My alpine says its got 3 4 volt outputs, but my sub output starts to clip at 2.7volts and thats way before my front/rears start to make full power.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:56 PM
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It's all a question of balance......whatever the inputs on the amp require to make full output power is all you really need from the deck.

Back to the issue of setting gain controls properly....
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:40 PM
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Back to the issue of setting gain controls properly....
Ya I guess your right. I don't fully understand the gains yet so I guess I just need to keep on workin at it. This did help me a tad bit although I am still like 80% confused, haha. Thanks guys.
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i'm confused but i try hard at least
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Lspade69
Ya I guess your right. I don't fully understand the gains yet so I guess I just need to keep on workin at it. This did help me a tad bit although I am still like 80% confused, haha. Thanks guys.
This link may help....lots of good info there.

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go to this site and scroll down on the right side to #90 and read it. It's the best explanation I've seen to date.

http://www.bcae1.com/
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Originally Posted by veeman
go to this site and scroll down on the right side to #90 and read it. It's the best explanation I've seen to date.

www.bcae1.com/
Ok Mr. Smartie Pants....just cuz you have a better link than me doesn't mean I can't make it clickable....
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Thanks BRG, It was not to dis your post...just thought it would help the young uns.
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