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Epicenter with taramps md8000.1


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Show long story short my system got stolen but my insurance company State Farm replaced everything with brand new. I recently acquired an audio control epicenter (concert series). I know the taramps md8000.1 likes the input voltage to be 2 volts or less. Will having the epicenter before the amp overload the amplifiers inputs and give up the ghost? What do you guys think? I'd only really use it on oldies or some rock and roll. So I assumed as long as my input voltage stayed below that 2 volt mark, I'd be okay. I bought some voltmeters to monitor the RCA's voltage going into the amplifier I think with that set up I'd be okay as long as I kept an eye on the voltage and adjusted with bass knob and or epicenter control knob. Thoughts?

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Where do you see it wants a 2v or less input?

I have an MD5K and have no such issues running 4v from my Pioneer

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I can't remember where I've seen the 2v or less thing at. But if I remember right greater than 2v is hard on the output section of the amp. I'm pretty sure I've seen that in the taramps Facebook group and on here. But I think I could just monitor voltage with my voltmeters on the RCA's and still be good. In the epicenter manual it says it boosts RCA voltage upto 10v. If that's the case I'd be too paranoid to run em that high. Idk. I even thought I could run the epicenter and amp audio supply circuits separate and have toggle switches to limit voltage crossover. It's all theory right now. I won't know for sure until I apply it. Then I can log my findings and report back here to spread the wealth of knowledge. 

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Got a sneaky suspicion that the epicenter is not going to help you in any way with today’s stiff suspension sub bass drivers ... Just Saying 

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I would be interested to know how the concert series ends up performing. I have a Soundstream BX-20Z and it does a hell of a job on classic rock, country, and some R&B. Most not all modern rap top 40 music. it actually takes away bass from it. I almost think that the subsonic filter needs to be lower but that is only part of the problem.

 

I did read that the audio control epicenter (concert series) was the best for all around performance including rap.  

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