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    Softer music?

    Maybe its just me. But after installing my computer and setting up my audigy 2 nx, my music, even when cranked up all the way, doesn't seem as loud as it used to be. Bass is also lacking a bit. Most songs I can compensate for the bass using cut off frequencies and what not. I was wondering if a preamp after my audigy but before my stock amplifier would yield louder music. Oh by the way I have a stock BOSE system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJKhan85
    Maybe its just me. But after installing my computer and setting up my audigy 2 nx, my music, even when cranked up all the way, doesn't seem as loud as it used to be. Bass is also lacking a bit. Most songs I can compensate for the bass using cut off frequencies and what not. I was wondering if a preamp after my audigy but before my stock amplifier would yield louder music. Oh by the way I have a stock BOSE system.
    Get a better amp and that will give you more control over your system believe me. Aftermarket amps can/will give you internal low and high pass crossovers and gains. The gain will allow you to correctly setup the system based on your headunits input level. You would adjust the gain to be suitable to that input level. Basically giving you louder music.

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    Thanks. I did want to replace the amp cause then i have to replace all the speakers as well. BUt i might just gut everything and start a brand new system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJKhan85
    Thanks. I did want to replace the amp cause then i have to replace all the speakers as well. BUt i might just gut everything and start a brand new system.
    You wouldn't have to gut your whole system and anyone that tells you that is wrong. I'd gut it just to get better speakers, but you don't have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    ask radio shack for a converter so you can convert 2 volt to 4 volt on the RCAs
    I asked and they had no idea what I was talking about. Is there any specific term for what i need? I was hoping I can find it online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJKhan85
    I asked and they had no idea what I was talking about. Is there any specific term for what i need? I was hoping I can find it online.
    ya, what your looking for is a line driver. The line driver is responsible for boosting the signal that goes to the amps. This way you won't have to turn the gain up too high and this gives you a cleaner sound.

    http://www.audiocontrol.com/MobileAu...rs/Matrix.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymuzzy
    ya, what your looking for is a line driver. The line driver is responsible for boosting the signal that goes to the amps. This way you won't have to turn the gain up too high and this gives you a cleaner sound.

    http://www.audiocontrol.com/MobileAu...rs/Matrix.html
    I looked up line drivers and I have found a few. That specific one is a bit pricey at 143 before shipping being the lowest I found it for. I was wondering if any one knows of any cheaper 4 channel line drivers? Thanks for all the help so far.
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    at that price you'd be better off just getting a cheap four channel amp....also as far as I know most factory amps don't have gain control

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymuzzy
    ya, what your looking for is a line driver. The line driver is responsible for boosting the signal that goes to the amps. This way you won't have to turn the gain up too high and this gives you a cleaner sound.

    http://www.audiocontrol.com/MobileAu...rs/Matrix.html
    Hey I've been looking like crazy for a decent cheap line driver and I just couldn't find it. WHile doing research it dawned on me that I have no idea how much voltage i'm actually pushing out. How can I measure this using high level speaker wire? I tried hooking up the multimeter to positive and negative. Didn't get any dc voltage got ac. Don't really know what to measure. How can I measure the output voltage?
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