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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-05-2015, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Ok. So I just did a complete redo of my audio system. Pioneer HU (4v) preamp outs with PAC handlebar controls, Hertz HSK165XL's up front, HCX165's in speaker lowers, and HCX690 6x9's in a set of Hogtunes lids with a Hertz HDP4 amp in my bag.

Now I'm trying to setup my gains and such. What is the best way to do so?


I tried turning up the volume all the way up with gains set at 0. I get amp clipping at around 55( max I believe is 60-65). So do I back the volume down to around 45-50 and then start setting my gains? Adjust front gains until clipping happens and then back off?

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Ok. So dilemma number 2.

My hertz amp took a crap. So while it is away getting fixed. I bought a nano PN4.1000D 4ch amp. Pretty much the same specs powerwise as my hertz amp.
The only physical difference is that it requires 2 RCA cables ran to it. One for front channels and one for rear channels. 3 sets of speakers hooked up in parallel. RCAS ran from my front and rear preamp out on my pioneer deck. Radio has high pass filter on and so does the setting on the amp.

Fronts play normally. Rear 6x9's seem to only play the music. No vocals. I'm assuming this is normal from the rear channel preamp.

Is there an RCA that splits from one junction into 2?

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Can I use something like this to split it? Run one out of the red port and one out of the white port on the front channel RCA out? That way I'm getting the same signal to both channels?

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Did you have 3 sets of speakers wired in parallel running to the Hertz amp?


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I have 3sets of speakers wired in parallel from my Nano amp. Channel 4 is open for future addition.

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I have 3sets of speakers wired in parallel from my Nano amp. Channel 4 is open for future addition.

Maybe I'm missing something, but if you have three sets of 4 ohm speakers wired in parallel on one channel, your amp is seeing 1ohm.

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I was thinking the same thing - 1.33 ohm load at the amp. Sounds like a recipe for disaster?

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Your right. I've been messing with it. I'm pretty new to this audio thing.

So could I run the front 2 sets of speakers in parallel (2 speakers/channel @ 2ohms/channel) and my 6x9's on their own channel (straight 1speaker/channel @ 4ohms/channel)?

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