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Old 03-03-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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I get pretty bad distortion at gain levels of 1/2 and higher. Is this coming from the gain amplifier (is that what it'* called?) or from the speakers themselves? I know nothing about audio, but i want to fix this while keeping stock appearance.
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Combination of old speakers, weird amp, and too loud for the gain.

The 6x9'* in my ETR Speakered 93 SE (no gain) sound better then the ones in the 92 SSE with gain did IMO.
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I personally never turn my gains over half way. If u get them too high u can damage ur amp
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yeah me neither. i figured the gain was probably useless from the beginning. what size/type of spekers can i replace my rear ones with?
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any 6x9 will work but a compenet system will work to but with some modifcation?
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yeah me neither. i figured the gain was probably useless from the beginning. what size/type of spekers can i replace my rear ones with?

The gains are actually for matching the voltage of the RCAs on the amp to the voltage of the RCAs on the deck
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ooohhhh....stil not sure what that means though.

Are deck and head unit the same thing?
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Gains are meant to compensate.

Say you have 2 decks, both with RCA preouts. One has 2.2v RMS ones, and the other has 8v RMS ones.

If you have 8v going into an amp, you don't have to boost it'* level. But if you run the same amp, but input 2.2v you're amp will still think it'* using 8v. Therefore you use a Gain, which is like a "booster" per se. It makes the 2.2v act like 8v etc.

It is NOT a volume control. The factory gain control is just a bass boost really though. The woofer section of the 6x9s are powered seperately from the tweeters, and the gain adjusts how loud they are to each other.
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