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  1. Whoops. C-DSP 6x8 not loud enough.

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I had a simple plan: Put a DSP in between my factory head unit and my factory amp. I’m using the DSP purely as a stereo EQ to cut the upper mids a touch and boost the highs a touch. Nothing drastic because I already think the system sounds pretty good and this is all I wanted to do. Inevitably...
  2. Questions about amp installation (power wiring, gain, heat)

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I am trying to put both a Precision Power i1000.1 mono amp and a miniDSP C-DSP 6x8 in my car and I have three questions, all equally important, regardless of length. 1. Could someone please explain what equipment I need to power both of these devices simultaneously from my battery? Like what...
  3. How high should I set gain and bass boost?

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I just got my first sub and amp for my car, a kicker cxa800.1 and a kicker comp rt (2 ohm 10 inch) and I want to be able to have it as high as safely possible but I don’t really know where that would be. Currently I have the gain set a good amount less than half and it sounds alright but I’m...
  4. Zapco ST-6X DSP amplifier review with testing

    Member Reviews & Product Comparisons
    Over the past two weeks I have both installed and uninstalled the Zapco ST-6X DSP six channel amplifier. My access to the amplifier is due to my having installed it (and a companion Zapco ST-2000xmII) in a friend’s car, only to remove it six days later. I’ll try to keep this review objective...
  5. Help with clipping and head unit

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Ok so I'm getting really pitchy highs when I turn my volume up on my Kenwood KFC-X303 cd receiver. I had a friend tell me to lower the right end of the line graph and I did so. Then he told me to lower the gain. I'm pretty new to car audio so I found two gains one in the crossover and one in DTE...
  6. Why do my speakers sound bright when I bridge my amp but not in stereo?

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Why do my speakers sound bright when I bridge my amp but not in stereo? I recently bought a Mosconi AS100.4 to run my coax speakers. I plan on buying speakers in the next month or two. I never had a 100 watts on a set of speakers, I always had 150 or more. After I switched the amp out I...
  7. Kicker ZR RGX Module

    New Member Introduction
    I have a Kicker ZR series amp with a RGX module, but I cannot find the gain control knob that goes with it. If anyone can help me find one or clue me in on a solution, that would be GREAT!
  8. Hello Sacramento, Need help with setup of new system...

    Professional Installer Locator & Review Forum
    Hi, I just did a full upgrade on my 2004 Ford Expedition. Here is what I have: Kenwood dnx 9990HD JL 900/5 bridged to run the rear speakers and sub JL 600/4 bridged to run the front speakers Hertz HSK 165XL components front Hertz ESX 570 Coaxial speakers rear JL 10w6v2 sub in the rear with...
  9. help level setting of DQS audiocontrol Need Advice

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Hi everyone, I just purchased a NIB audiocontrol DQS and am having some trouble setting the input/output levels on the unit. If I go by the owners manual the levels seem set too high and produce a "hiss" in my speakers. eq in all flat positions. HU all flat positions. I have tried setting...
  10. Adjusting Multiple Gains

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hey everyone, I'm new here but have done my fair share of car audio research. Today I received my second amp in the mail along with a 7 band EQ, Crossover, Line Driver. Back in December I got a 4 channel which puts out 55Wx4 RMS at 4ohms. The way I adjusted gain on that was a sine wave test...
  11. JL HD 900/5, intermitent 2 volt spike in output voltage. Alpine cda-9887 w/ imprint

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    I am running an Alpine cda-9887 with active crossovers to a JL Audio HD900/5. *My subwoofer channel has been giving me issues. it appears that output fluctuates between 31.3-31.6 volts occasionally, sometimes as high as 32.2 volts. I may just be paranoid, but I remember feeling a pop once...
  12. Tuning advice, Rhode Island 401

    Industry Shop Talk
    Hey, I have been working on perfecting my fairly new system, using the Alpine cda-9887 paired up with the JL HD900/5 system amplifier. I've been tuning around with this system for a couple of weeks after upgrading from some budget class a/b amps which sounded pretty good with the 9887. I am...
  13. JL's gain setting tutorial

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    So I seen this method recommended a few times in other forums and was bored the other day and decided to try this. is it just me or is this method not the worst possible thing to be having people do? I was quite happy with my setup before (done by ear) but always looking for that small step up...
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