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I understand that amp gain is to match an amp to the voltage being put into it, right?

And that if something puts out a lot then the gain will be set lower,
and if something puts out a little then the amp gain will be set higher. Correct so far?

So, my amp (NX5) isn't exactly labeled but the manual says it's adjustable from 5v to 200mv (or .2v). Because of the way this is written, I have to assume that the 5v setting would be at the MIN side (full counter-clockwise, @ 8 o'clock), and the 200mv setting would be the MAX side (full clockwise, @ 4 o'clock). Is that correct?

If so, where on the clock do you think that 2v would be?? I'm thinking at the 1 'oclock position, but that's a WAG.

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you are correct, correct and correct.
2.6volt would be at 12:00
So using simple math: 8:00=.2v, 9:00=.8v, 10:00=1.4v, 11:00=2.0v, 12:00=2.6v, 1:00=3.2v, 2:00=3.8v, 3:00=4.4v 4:00=5.0v
So to answer your question 2v is at 11:00
 

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you are correct, correct and correct.
2.6volt would be at 12:00
So using simple math: 8:00=.2v, 9:00=.8v, 10:00=1.4v, 11:00=2.0v, 12:00=2.6v, 1:00=3.2v, 2:00=3.8v, 3:00=4.4v 4:00=5.0v
So to answer your question 2v is at 11:00
Well, I was assuming it "started" with 5v (8' o'clock) and then went clockwise "up" to .2v; I say that because of the way the manual described it. If this is true then it would be at 1, if not true, then 11. I appreciate your input!

How are most amps set up, low number, then clockwise to higher number? (that seems logical, maybe Massive just said it weird)


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My take on it is the markings on the amp represent what the hu puts out.
All the way down (turned counter clockwise) would be for heads that have higher voltage output... All the way up ( clockwise) would be for a lower output head unit.
Higher output would be less gain... Lower output would be higher gain.
 

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Sweet. I appreciate it!

(man, home audio is SO much easier)


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