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While not familiar with this unit I beleive you are right assuming that you need to be working with a line level signal(post preamp) not a mic level signal there are several ways to do this I also do not know your board or how convoluted a layout you are willing to go through Most boards that people who use compressors own(for live pa) have post preamp "insert"points failing that you can put your mic on channel 1 and send its signal to the comp via the aux buss(not raising the channel one fader, but instead send the signal out the aux to the compressor, then take the out of the compressor into channel two(which you will not send any aux singal from) and use the channel 2 fader as your mix level or you could route the mic to a outboard preamp then compressor then mixer input
if you hav e subgroups the mic channel could send out a subgroup to the comp the only thing you do not want to do(for live pa) is place the comp after the main mix out
My thoughts are that the amp has a poor channel separation but usually you can only hear a very quiet trace of the sound through the undriven channel. I agree with Taurus and make sure that the switch is making contact and moving all the pins to the proper points. This is a Home stereo amp, it comes with an extended 6 year warranty if you register it, I would check into getting a warranty repair before doing anything to it! Looks like a nice quality piece, those dip switches are a little bit confusing but the way it's built it is necessary to have them. It has a Dual Mono amp section so there is no way that any sound can be crossing over unless the swithches are directing it. The only way that can happen is in Parallel or in Mono. You could be in Stereo / Mono which would input both channels and output 3 settings a 1, 2 in Stereo & a Mono, Try hooking a speaker up to the Mono/ Bridge outputs and see if it's louder than just hooked up to 1 or 2. Parallel inputs will give you Mono 1 & 2 with Bridge off, and might give you Mono 1 & 2 with a bridged Mono if the bridge is on, like 3 channels all mono with one getting twice as much power as the 1 & 2 will put out. Although they have it labeled to not use it in those settings it's possible to do. I can see why you would be checking the switches. It may actually be labeled incorrectly , as strange as it seems, many Chinese products have been made with labeling errors. Plus and minus have been wrong on Asian Made car amps so it's not that inconceivable that this may have some incorrect settings shown?
havent heard of too many 14" speakers... but it all depends on what ohm the speaker is. single 4 ohm- bridge it on one set of channels. left + right- . if its a dual 4 ohm i wouldnt reccomend using it at all. you could technically bridge each coil on each set of channels. but it may not sound right. kinda hard to set the gains and match them. dual 2 ohm- run the sub stereo. one coil to one channel, the other coil to the other channel. single 2 ohm. dont use it unless you get another sub like what you have. then run it stereo. one sub to one channel. the other sub to the other channel.
Hello, your problem is that your amp is rated at 4 ohms bridged mono ans 2 ohms stereo. If your running it in stereo you need to raise the ohms to 2 ohms a channel and if your running it bridged into 1 channel you need to be running it at 4 ohms. Please rate this solution please so I can prgress on FixYa.com. Thanks!
No, thats what you don't what to do. Even if you have 2 matching amps you don't do that. Every amp puts out different, and for 2 subs, you want to play at the the same time. If your only running 2 10's, I personal would just run the alpine (it's a mono amp made especially for subs) thats plenty for what you have. make sure you bridge them to get the full response. And your other amp i would use for your highs or mids, but run it @ stereo , which is 300 w @ 4 ohms. (Note: 600w @ 2ohms would be bridged and would play in Mono)
Building Competition stereo's is a big hobby of mine.