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    Default Setup kicker zxm control

    What's is the best way to start setting up my amps with this controller? Should I turn the radio all the way up and then the controls on the zxm to a certain percent and then set my amps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98outback View Post
    What's is the best way to start setting up my amps with this controller? Should I turn the radio all the way up and then the controls on the zxm to a certain percent and then set my amps?
    Head unit: tone controls flat, no boost or cut. Loudness OFF. Volume set to 75% of max.
    ZXM-RLC: Both controls maxed out.
    Amps: start with gain all the way down and slowly go up.

    The ZXM-RLC is a voltage doubler so your gains will end up set lower than if the ZXM-RLC was not in the signal chain. this is normal.

    Phil
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    BTW, your radio will almost never be turned all the way up, unless you are playing a low amplitude, (low volume) song. Very few head units work at 100% volume without clipping on normal music.

    FYI


    Phil
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    Default Setup kicker zxm control

    Thanks. I had clipping . I was turning the radio up all the wSy and then the zxm controls about 1/2

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    Yeah, the clipping was EITHER coming from the radio behaving badly at full volume OR the amp gains were too high.

    Good luck! I will check back later tomorrow so post up your results. Happy to help

    Phil
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    Default Setup kicker zxm control

    Sounds great now. Turned volume on radio to 28 and the volume knobs on the zxm 100% and adjusted gains. Much louder now and clearer. No clipping on various types of music. Thanks.

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