Finding my max volume level from my oem head unit through my Alpine DSP that goes to my two amps is stumping me.
My head unit goes from 0-16 on the dial. When I use my DD-1 on my 4 channel amp using the 0db 100Khz track, I clip at 11 on the volume knob. But, when I use the 40hz track for my 2ch sub amp, I clip at 14 on the volume knob.
Where do I leave my volume knob when setting my amp gains? ....... Do I leave max volume at 11 for setting both amp gains or do I set the amps using the 2 different max volume levels I get when reading the head unit through those amps? One amp clips at 11 and one amp clips at 14. What do you do?
Also, when setting gains, should I go with the -5db tone on the 4channel and use the -10db tone for the sub amp..or.. Go with -5db tones for both? I listen to 70’s and 80’s classic rock and just want that clean, crisp and loud full range sound.
Alpine PXA-H800 DSP
Kicker SX900.4 (4ch)
Kicker SX900.2 (2ch)
(2 sets) Morel Hybrid 6 3/4” Comps
(2) Infinity Kappa1000W Subs Sealed
Thanks in advance!