Was told I could use a Car battery for my audio I got a ho Alt 0 gauge big 3 2000 rms wit clipping at full tilt car batteries r convient because I have a account wit o filets thru my job is a 2nd battery in the trunk using car battery a good idea
Most cases your not charging the battery as you should, especially if you play a lot. Nothing your doing wrong its just the limits of the car/alt. Takes a very long time to charge a battery in the car. (more then your usual 20-30 min drive)
I have the Battery Tender. I use that once every 2 weeks in the winter (as I usually have my alarm/remote start set). Keeps the battery in tip top shape.
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It's a Ohio generator alternator 270 amp alt can I set gains wit bass knob up front or should I use amp
Judging by that answer I assume you just turned up the gain to whatever and decided it was good? Go to the amplifier section on here and read the gain setting sticky and set your amplifiers gain appropriately. I bet you are clipping because the gain is set way to high, or the bass boost is cranked, or both.
I'm thinking ill b better off with another amp my stereo guy telling me I need better electrical battery in trunk and changey 4 gauge big 3 upgrade to 0 gauge should I buy another amp or up my electrical notice when tuning amp going in protect mode not turning off its a crescendo bc 2000.1 on 2 platinum Db drive
I'm thinking ill b better off with another amp my stereo guy telling me I need better electrical battery in trunk and changey 4 gauge big 3 upgrade to 0 gauge should I buy another amp or up my electrical notice when tuning amp going in protect mode not turning off its a crescendo bc 2000.1 on 2 platinum Db drive 15s there 1000 rms a piece 4 ohm wired Down to 1 ohm think if I get a 2500 rms amp at 1or2 ohm pushing these subs shouldnt b a problem
Should you change your big 3 from 4ga to 0ga? Absolutely. Do you need another battery in the trunk? NOT REALLY. Do you need to set the gain the correct way? YES!!!! Why won't you acknowledge that we are repeatedly asking you how you set the gain? You can upgrade your electrical all you want, but if you have the gain set too high then you will clip no matter what.
Going to stereo shop when I get off to get my gains set
I suggest you educate yourself on the proper way to do it by reading that thread I linked you. Other, more accurate, ways of setting the gain are to use an oscilloscope or an SMD DD-1. Many stereo shops do not know the proper way to set a gain. You need to watch what they are doing to make sure they aren't going to ruin your equipment!
If I were you, I would just spend $20 at walmart on a cheap dmm and do it yourself instead of paying a shop to do it wrong.
starting from a noobish position and setting my gains with a dmm. my amps were still clipping even though they were underrated amps. Then i bought higher quality HU and amp and now its fine, but I would suggest investing in an Oscilloscope to be sure. why burn a sub and pay for another, when you buy 1 oscilloscope for any future setups or friends' setups. i bought an old oscilloscope and it works great. you could snag one off ebay for ~100$
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