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Someone shed some light on this. I know i need a better head unit because it starts clipping past 25% volume but i got the amp tuned with the dd1 using track 1 and tried 5 also and still not clipping. However i left the dd1 plugged in and put on my aux cable and it showed the amp was clipping. Can someone make sense of this? Also with the aux the subs dont soind nearly as loud. 

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Aux is one of the lowest quality sources you can use. Use usb if u can, even blutooth i think is capable of better signal than aux.If aux is ur ONLY source then you need to set everything up using aux as ur source. 

Download the dd1tracks onto ur device, then plug ur device into ur headunit using AUX and play ur tracks through the device and find ur max volume, then leave it at the max clean volume and set the gains. 

But if your device is really that shitty and clips at %25  just get a better one if u can. Triple check that all bass boost, eq settings and all that is at 0 or turned off. 

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 yeah I'm probably going to upgrade the head unit until one with Bluetooth this weekend do you guys have any suggestions of a budget-friendly head unit with 4 volt outputs with Bluetooth

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I upgraded the deck to the kenwood 501x with 5v outputs and it sounds alot better but not as loud as i would like it to be. Can anyone give me a basic rundown on how to tune this deck to get the most out of it. 

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Yes running stock speakers juat added the sub and amp. So today i checked the wiring inside my box and from the box to the amp and i set the head unit to flat eq. And i was able to get a little more from the amp. What has me confused is i should be able to geg more from this amp gain is only about 20% up anything more it clips. Could a weak ground cause clipping? The ground isnt the best and thats the only thing i can think of. All wireing is shca and the new head unit is now sending 5v output to the rca vs the 2v on the old unit. 

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I just added a DC audio 1.2K on my DC Audio Level 1 12's. It's at 2 ohms so not dropping full 1 ohm power but sounds great on them. I had the JL Audio XD 600/1 on them before and it sounded under powered. The box I have is a prefab box tuned way to high(around 47hz) until I get my box built. I was unhappy with the output of the prefab box until I looked at the numbers for the box and found it had a -6.5db drop at 30hz. 

 

You may be in the same boat I was in with the subs being under powered...if the specs I found on that amp are the correct ones at 500 watts @ 1 ohm??

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Eventually ill get a dc 1.2k but i just want this to sound the best it can and i know i shouls get more out of it then im getting. Also what track ahouls i be using with the dd1 im using track 1. 

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