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Whats the maximum settings I should be using?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by awoit, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    awoit [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a JL audio 12W3V3, current Amp is a TMA T500.1 (500W x 1 RMS @ 2 ohms, 340W X 1 RMS @ 4 ohms) my jl is a 2 ohm and im wondering what settings i can have my amp set at so that i dont overload my speaker?

    There are settings available on the amp for level, X-over, and bass boost... I just want to know what these should all be set at for me to be safe, reason im asking is because right now I kind of want a little more kick from it but dont know if i can raise the settings thx.
     
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    It is hard to tell you what your exact settings should be without anyone hearing it. I would start with the crossover at 80hz. The Bass Boost off. Gain at the minimum setting. Then turn up your head unit volume until you hear distortion. The back your head unit down a couple of notches.

    Then with your head unit turned up to the maximum no distortion level, turn up your subwoofer level until it blends in with your mids and highs or until you hear distortion. If you do hear distortion, back it down a few notches.

    As far as the Bass Boost, I try to never use a bass boost or to boost frequencies with an equalizer. It is real easy to overdrive your amp and speakers with a bass boost or equalizer. I only use an equalizer to turn down frequencies.
     
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