What do you mean drive it into clipping and whats a line driver? Thanks for the help BTW.94flamds10blazr said:yeah, turn it back down! you need to match the input gain of the amp to the output of the radio so you dont drive it into clipping. Sounds like you either need a new amp. a new HU, a line driver, or turn up that hearing aid! The gains on an amp arent there for volume controls, they are there to match voltage like I said
It's not difficult...but it's not easy either. It is best, if you don't know how...to have a qualified tech do the install. You can't necessarily tell if your subs/speakers are parallelled or in series...unless you have a volt meter hooked up to them and know the resistance of each speaker and the number of voice coils and whether the voice coils are set up in a series or parallel. You can merely take the speakers out of the box and look, but that's a whole new classroom of wiring. I would suggest finding a hometown shop...my preference...because you keep these guys in business and most have been around alot longer than the typical bb or circuit city installer...thus more experience. As for a h/u...if blue lights are all that you require...you definately need the assistance of a pro...no mean to offend...just bluntly stating what is the obvious to ME...SierraRollinDubz said:Its been a year since the people installed my system I dont remember if it is a parallel or series. Can i go out and look and tell? How hard is it to install a HU?
When you say turn the HU all the way up do you mean turn it up to the loudest point i will ever listen to it or turn it up as loud as it will go? One more question. Should i mess with the bass boost?94flamds10blazr said:actaully what you wanna do is this: get the loudest cd you know that you have, or buy a test cd with some loud songs. Turn your gains all the way down, play the cd, turn the HU all the way up. Turn the gains up to the point where you think it sounds good and its as loud as you ever think it will go. Then adjust them to sound good, matched to each other. That way you never take your radio or amps into distortion, theoritically(sp)