For the unbalanced version that WR has, there's two possibilities:
With input sensitivity jumper set to 0.9 Volts RMS, the voltage gain is 1x = 0 dB
With input sensitivity jumper set to 2.0 Volts RMS, the gain is 0.45x = -6.9 dB
IOW, if the current input sensitivity setting is 2.0 Volts, an increase in gain of 6.9 dB can be had by setting this jumper to the 0.9 Volt setting. Strictly speaking, this is really a "reduction of attenuation", as the gain is never greater than 1.
I didn't notice any jumpers or dip switches on the box itself. is that something I'd have to yank the cover off the box and check the guts of?
Thank you soooo much guys! With those jumpers switched I'm at about 65%-70% on the amp gain and +9 on the receiver. No DDT lights on the amp and much more headroom
I'd suggest you turn the subwoofer amp gain all the way up (so as to have the actual specified input sensitivity of less than 1 Volt RMS), then dial back the gain of the AVR sub output to compensate. This will give you the highest possible bass acoustical output.
Oh ok. I had turned the amps gain down to make sure I wouldn't see the DDT lights flash. With the amp on max I can see them flicker on powerful scenes. With it dialed to 75% or less on the amp they never turn on but if its OK to turn the amp all the way up I'll do that. It'll be amp on max. And receiver at +7 instead of +9 then
Oh ok. I had turned the amps gain down to make sure I wouldn't see the DDT lights flash but if its OK to turn the amp all the way up I'll do that. It'll be amp on max. And receiver at +7 instead of +9 then
What you're doing would usually be just fine, but the difference between the lowest achievable amp sensitivity (highest gain) and the absolute highest output from the line-level circuitry of the unbalanced miniDSP is very small indeed because of the the miniDSP's relatively low maximum output voltage of 0.9 Volts RMS.
So the safest thing is to crank the amp to max gain (which will make the actual input sensitivity equal the specified value of, as I recall, 0.775 Volts or something close to that) and back off on the AVR output just a little to compensate. Hope this makes sense.
Keep us updated on sq of that beast. Let us know if midbass slam comes in. What do you haveit crossed over. Remind me what your lcr speakers are ?
Sorry I missed your reply. The things sound phenomenal and as every hour goes by the coils are loosening up and they're really coming in to their own. I may be biased about midbass slam since I had twin thts and those things are unbeatable for mid bass
OK. Then its OK to see those DDT lights flicker on the amp then? Cuz with it adjusted that way they DO light up on some heavey hits
I'm not sure what the DDT lights are. Can you point me to a doc that describes what they do?
If it's amp clipping, that says the upstream circuits are doing their thing. From another POV, the upstream circuits should not limit what the power amps can put out. And if the power amps are being stressed, that says you need more of them and/or more subs.
[quote name="chalugadp" url="/t/1488182/which-would-be-better-for-ported/240#post_23793178"]Keep us updated on sq of that beast. Let us know if midbass slam comes in. What do you haveit crossed over. Remind me what your lcr speakers are ?[/quote]Sorry I missed your reply. The things sound phenomenal and as every hour goes by the coils are loosening up and they're really coming in to their own. I may be biased about midbass slam since I had twin thts and those things are unbeatable for mid bass
So overall they are an upgrade or too early to tell ?
The DDT lights are the limiters to prevent clipping
Oooooh add another two in the front should do it
LOL. Okay, then if these light up when they didn't do so before, it says you now have enough input voltage to make that happen. That's a good thing! So then you should look at the limiter settings to make sure they're not too conservative. If they're appropriate, then you'll need some reinforcements.
So my 1100 Watts should not trip any lights hopefully
Lol. You should be good. I was PUSHING these things to insane levels and the limiters were JUST flickering on seriously heavy beats. Were talking about the "ow I'm never gonna listen to these levels" type of thing
Wormraper- I have enjoyed reading your build. Mine will be finished up tomorrow night! How are you liking these Marty Sub beast so far?
INSANELY well. these things are BEASTS... especially with a pair of them. they can eat up a good deal of power and bring the walls down. such an easy build.... to the extent I'm actually considering to make my pair a full set of 4 to line the front wall
I haven't even broken in the drivers before installing them so they still have a lot of loosening up to do and they sound phenomenal.