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In the home audio world, there are people who prefer to run an all mono amp setup to maximize channel separation/headroom. Has anyone done it in a car?
 

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I have, it's a great idea, but lot more wiring and tuning to deal with. What plans are you looking at doing. I may be able to give some suggestions
 

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Oh, I didn't really have any plans, just thinking out loud. I'm just getting back into car stereos after being out of it for more than 15 years. I feel like things haven't changed much, heck, Soundstream is still making the Reference series amps :)

I'm using the Alpine Imprint processor in my car right now. I bought a couple of Rockford Fosgate PBR300 4 channel amps (because of the small size) and I'm not really impressed with them. I have a couple Hifonics amps, but I wasn't using them because I was trying to not use a lot of space (hatchback car), I guess I'll swap them in and see if it sounds better.
 

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The Alpine Imprint is notorious for being difficult to work with in a car. A lot of people are left unsatisfied - but you should check out the 'Imprint Tuning Tips' thread somewhere on these forums - a lot of good info there for getting the most out of that processor. Short story is - the algorhythms used get thrown off by sub frequencies (20-50). It seems everyone suggests shutting off your sub or turning the gain WAAY down and letting it tune only your midbass-treble range. Then manually set crossovers for the sub/midbass blend. Otherwise it tends to mute the bass/midbass frequencies quite a bit.

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Yeah, I've run through the setup several times, and I've had experience with Audyssey in the home theater realm. It tries to create a fairly flat frequency response, and that doesn't always sound very good to people - everyone tends to prefer a little extra bass. I just installed it last weekend, so I still have a lot of tweaking to do.
 
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