Question about line levels, line drivers and/or EQ's
Alright, so I finally replaced my head unit and got my subwoofers installed. I'm running a 2000w 2ch pyle driver amplifier (I know, it's crap), and it's not nearly as loud as I would've expected. Infact it's not much louder than my old polk audio system which was only rated at 200w with a sony headunit.
As far as I can tell, this can be attributed to the fact that my motherboard is putting out a very low voltage audio level. My question is: Would getting a line-driver make the system louder without distorting the signal as turning up the gain does, and are there any suggested good EQ's with built in line drivers so I can have a bit of extra control. I've found a boatload of EQ's from the $20 to $800 range, but I'm not sure what the heck most of the specifications mean. I'm just looking for something to give me a bit more control as without a headunit I have none. I'm not an audiophile, infact I'm fairly deaf so the sq dosent bother me as much as lack of control. I've searched the forums but haven't found a really good answer to this, only people saying the specs on motherboards don't say what voltage they generally output, which I already know it's low :).
Thanks in advance.