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Sub woofer volume adjustment

Currently the subwoofer level can only be set from the gain dial on the amplifier.  When I turn the volume on my radio to zero the sub still produces at the level set.  I would like it to decrese and raise with the volume is that possible, or even to control it from a setting on the stereo?  What speaker wire size is standard for amp to sub connection.  Thanks.

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  • beantownsfin Jan 29, 2009

    can I connect the subwoofer and stereo unit so they work together?

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    low volume & not dolby

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The gain dial is not a volume control. The gain dial is used to compensate the output level of your car radio head unit. all car stereo units output are not alike. If you set this gain level too high, it will cause major distortion (clipping) to the audio output of you speakers when cranked up. This excessive distortion WILL eventually, or even quickly damage or blow your speakers.

I personally blown speakers this way no not properly setting this. (lesson learned, I guess :| )

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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    grodenbarg Jan 29, 2009

    no, you need the amplifier. The best way without specialized tools is to adjust the amp is by ear. Set the gain to the lowest setting first. Listen to music, or bass test cd at you usual volume (high, but not full blast) at the stereo, then adjust the gain until the sound is loud. When you start hearing distortion at your subs, then immediately turn down the gain to the point where the music is clear, but still loud.

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