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Old 07-07-2010, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Wader999 View Post
BAMA13NC - how much bass reduction on stock hu's? can it be compensated with the gain the amp?
unfortunately not, as you turn the volume up the bass is reduced to prevent damage to the speakers. Amp gain is set to match the output voltage of you head unit. Most head units today usually have a 2 volt output. The higher the output voltage the more you can increase the amp gain. Usually the higher end units Pioneer Premier, kenwood Excelon and such have 5 volt outputs. Plus not all amps can handle 5 volt input. It is a headache most of the time matching them up. the only way to compensate is a bass knob, and then you would have to adjust the bass knob as you turn the volume up. Best thing is to swap to an aftermarket head unit and get rid of the bass reduction of factory head units. Hope this helps u out.
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