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Gain control iam trying to get a number to ma audio so i can buy a gain control for my 1800 watt ma audio amp

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I would check ebay i know i bought one from there before. Hope this helps

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You really dont need the gain control for that amp ,i have the same amp which i use for two year none stop and still working untill today dont use the control you get better performance from your amp with out it

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My friend just got a KOLE AUDIO QX1-30000.. he's wantin to know if its a 3,000 watt amp or what because it says QX1-30000 on it??


This is the specs on it:

  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 1100 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1800 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 2300 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 3000 watts x 1 chan.

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Can i turn up the amp manuelly in the audi A8


Yes. Find the gain control knob on the amp and turn it up to increase the volume. Be careful though, as turning this too high can cause clipping and distortion, which can damage speakers.

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With the gain in the middle was runing vibe12" sub in bandpass box it blew the sub in 4 min of using could u please tell me what sub I can use to play loud it has to be 2 x 12" thanks.


There are many sub woofers out there that would be suitable for your amplifier. Just stick to the quality brands such as Elemental Designs, JL Audio, Alpine(type X), MA Audio, RE Audio and there are many more. Make sure the minimum power handling for each sub woofer is 600 WATT RMS. Another thing. The gain control on the amplifier is not a volume. It is there to match the output voltage (V) of your head unit to the input voltage of the amplifier. For example, if your head unit RCA output is (1.2V, 2V, 4V or even 5V) then match that on the amplifiers gain to be the same. The higher the V number is on your head unit, the stronger the signal is that is being sent to the amplifier. For example, If your have a 4V head unit and the gain control on your amplifier is set to 1.2V the you are sending almost 4 times the amount of signal strength to your amplifier. This causes distortion and distortion causes speakers and sub woofers to blow. I hope you understand the concept. IMPORTANT: This is a powerful amplifier, a 4 Gauge or 2 Gauge power cable MUST be used. Less than 4 Gauge, will cause over heating of both the cables and the amplifier. YOU DON'T WANT THAT. If you still have doubts and need more assistance, let me know.
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I have a 1800 watt amp but the red light is on but it dose sound like the bass works but not it its prime


the red light is for power in protect mode it should be orange and it will not emmit sound if you think you should have better sounding bass or more bass you can try to play with the gains on the amp or possibly if you have the negative or positive hooked up wrong from a speaker to the amp this will cause the bass to be lower and somewhat distorted double check your positive and negative wires from the speaker to the amp and make sure they are correct

Feb 28, 2010 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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I have 2 dvc 4 ohm alpine type r 15's and 2 svc american bass


Hi mate very nice amp you got there here is the specs for it



Model: MA Audio HK401SX
Hard Kore Series 1800 Watt 1 Channel High Performance Class X Car Amplifier
1 x 1800W RMS @ 0.5 Ohm Mono
1 x 1200W RMS @ 1 Ohm Mono
1 x 650W RMS @ 2 Ohm Mono
1 x 500W RMS @ 4 Ohm Mono
Fully Unregulated MOSFET Power Supply
2 Ohm Stable @ Mono
1 Ohm Stable @ Mono
0.5 Ohm Stable @ Mono

if you have 2 12s just bridge them and you will have 650wrms at 2ohm running to them or one sub at 4 ohm 500w rms ps they should pump iam running 2 12s with just 360rms at 2ohm and they do the job good luck


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My ma audio hk 898 will power on but will not push subs at all what can i do


Hello 76firebirdfo,

If there's no sound at all from the subs and you know they are good, there's probably no output from the amp. It's either wired incorrectly or it is defective.

If there's some sound but just not loud enough, then either the amp is not getting enough of an input signal from your head unit, or the amp settings are not adjusted properly. Adjust the crossover and gains for the best output to subs. LP filter on, crossover frequency at about 80-100Hz, and gain to maximum without distortion when head unit volume is at about 3/4 maximum.

Hope this helps.

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MA Audio HK4000D please help me ?


Turn the system off and disconnect the speakers. Turn the system on. If the amp still goes into protection mode with no speakers connected, then most likely the output transistors are bad. If the protection light is off, hook up one sub at a time until you find the one that is causing the problem

May 21, 2008 | MA Audio HK4000D Car Audio Amplifier

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2006 12" Kicker L7 4 ohm


first whats the range in terms of WATTS that your 12" sub can handle in 4 OHMS ? second , lets check the AMP , POWER ACOUSTIK 1800 WATTS , Now thats a lot of power to drive a single 12" sub speaker . your amp is 1800 watts , per channel is around 500 watts , if BRIDGE thats around 1600 watts rms for ONE channel , if your sub can handle that kind of wattage fine , but it will not blow the amp , what it does is shuts down , some kind of protection mode , it will come back on after a minute or so. I suggest to use one channel in stereo mode , or purchase another sub to use the other channel. i hope this helps AJ

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Confused about system


If what you're telling me is correct you're trying to drive a stereo sub -woofer with a mono amplifier. If so, that could be a bad situation for the amp, if the voice coils are not wired together correctly. Before we go too far, I have some questions I need answered.
1. Is the MA unit an M1889i?
2. Do you have the 4 terminals of sub-woofer tied together. For example the 2 positive terminals are tied together & the 2 negative terminals are tied together?
3.How do you supply 12VDC to the amp?

While I'm waiting to hear back from you, I'll try to draw a schematic (wiring diagram) of the way it should be wired for your particular setup that I'll send to you.

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Amp ???


Ever find a solution? i am having the exact same problem... didnt happen until i plugged in the bass remote they send with it...

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