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Old 04-13-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
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Adjust gain on HK subs? Possible?

Gucki83 asked this in the main forum but I'm interested to know too.
Other than the bass and treble adjustments, and the HK ON/OFF button, is there a manual way to adjust the GAIN on the subs? Like aftermarket amps have a knob to make it more or less powerful...Audio buffs know what I mean? Just wondering if there is a way to control it other than what is blatantly obvious.
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Old 04-14-2004, 08:07 AM   #2
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A gain control does NOT adjust an amp to make it more "powerful" or louder. Unfortunately, it is a very common misconception. The gain is designed to match the signal from the head unit to the amplifier, since typically they have different impedances. Turn the gain up too high=distortion, too low=low signal.

I have never seen an OEM system have adjustable controls. The OEM radio is already matched to the amp. If it were to have a gain control, then adjusting it either way would "mismatch" the signal from the head unit to the amp.
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We don't want to change the "gain". What we mean is we want to adjust the volume level of the subs with respect to everything else.
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We don't want to change the "gain". What we mean is we want to adjust the volume level of the subs with respect to everything else.
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I see... You could use L-Pads on the amplifier outputs going to the speakers you want "lowered".
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