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Setting low pass and bass eq

I have one kicker 15inch l7 (2000 peak, 1000 rms)

running at 1ohm

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what settings do i set it to? at the moment its set to 60hz but im not sure what to set the bass eq. i dont wnat to damage anything

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  • chanz88 May 24, 2008

    the amp is 1200 rms at 1ohm

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    john wasson May 11, 2010

    how many watts is the amp? and how many rms watts is the amp?

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Hello, i have a hifonics brutus also, in the manual it states to set the eq at half way, so that there is no clipping or at least to prevent clipping , the eq will make the bass punchier, if you do go pass half way, i would recommend to readjust your gain settings, also check your head unit settings and make sure everything is flat, bass, mid bass etc. example i had my eq past half but i had my gain at mid way, it was hitting hard, then i tried turning the eq all the way down and the turning up the gain and the bass was smoother so it depends where you set it, and what settings you have on your head unit tone control (bass, treble etc)

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Ok then you dont want to put the gain to max. back off it about an eighth of a turn. turn on the low pass filter and you will be good to go. if you have any more questions email me at netrecov@yahoo.com

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