What is the proper way to set amplifier gains?

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  1. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    My amp is clipping when I turn my volume up pretty high, should I turn the sub level down on the headunit, or turn the gain down on the amp? It ususally doesn't clip unless I play a bass cd and turn it up really loud. I am using an MTX 2300x bridged to two JL audio 12W3D4's. I have the equalizer turned all the way up, and the crossover set at about 80 hertz, if that makes a difference.
     
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    you want the sub level at its highest on your headunit. I would also not use the equilizer...
     
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    When I say the equalizer, I mean the one built in to the amp, I believe it is the bass boost, cause it sounds really crappy when it is turned down.
     
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    Well set the bass boost to 0, and turn up the gain on the amplifier instead, and see if that makes it sound less crappy.
     

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