Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Fine-tuning an amp

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    dan_van's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    483
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Fine-tuning an amp

    Fitted my Vibe Space sub in my van and have a monoblock 1200watt amp, I had these fitted in my last car but was never sure how to set it up properley.
    In total it has 5 screw-like adjusters but at the minute it seems to be 'clipping'. Can anyone tell me what I need to do?

    This is the amp I have

    Please help

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    Smilfy's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    129
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    u need to get a REAL cd (not a copy) and get it turned up, a basey one will be best, and basically fine tune it untill it sounds right, not too basey, not too tinny hope this helps

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    dan_van's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    483
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    is there an order of doing this? eg gain then enhancer etc?

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    Smilfy's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    129
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    urm, not really, its a matter of doing them and then going back again, you tune one, then it messes up something else, so you have to go back and retune, if that makes sence?

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    dan_van's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    483
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    thanks smilfy, I just read up on the space sub and it said it is capable of 20-500Hz, the protection on the amp protects between 10 and 80Hz, does this mean its pretty much useless and just turn it right up to 80Hz? That way it will stop saying its 'clipping'?

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    StevesAstra's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,225
    Mentioned in
    3 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3 Post(s)
    It is more than likely clipping as your gain is too high, if you get a decent bassy tune, turn your volume to just just over 3/4's and turn your gain up until your sub clips out. Once you get this, turn it back a fraction.

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    nry's Avatar
    Cumbria RO | Club Team
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    25,986
    Mentioned in
    48 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Where's my post gone? Posted about how to setup an amp's gain settings earlier today?

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    Toms1989's Avatar
    Soft Top VTEC :)
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    11,356
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Set the gain to the lowest setting on your amplifier, set all the boost settings on your amplifier and headunit to 0, set the Lpf on the amplifier to your desired settings, whether you want Low and mid to come through or just Low, in general the setting is put on around 80hz(ish)

    Then turn your headunits volume up to two thirds its maximum amount so 40/60 for example, then gradually turn the gain up, to the desired level of bass, if you want to get the most out of the sub, turn it until you hear the sub distort slightly and then turn it back down slightly, that way then the amplifier is running at its best

    Then after that, you can play with the settings on your headunit
    FULL Black Leather Heated coupe interior for sale! £200!!!
    Click Here

  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    nry's Avatar
    Cumbria RO | Club Team
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    25,986
    Mentioned in
    48 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Tom wrote what I thought I'd wrote but apparently didn't

  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    dan_van's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    483
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    had a go at it last night and sounds alot better now, thanks for your help everyone

Similar Threads

  1. Eeprom decoding. Fine tuning.
    By 1600rocket in forum Electrical
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-02-2013, 16:51
  2. Going from 10/40 to 5/30 be fine?
    By Pezzaaaahh in forum Turbo Petrol Engines inc. Transmissions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-09-2011, 20:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •