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post #1 of 3 Old 07-13-2019, 04:52 PM - Thread Starter
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? xls 1002 setting an advice

what should my gain knobs be set at for the xls 1002 connected to the outlaw audio 976 receiver with 4V xlr Pre Outs an speakers with output 98dB sensitivity an channel output level is set at -6db ,on my xli 800 the .775 setting mode made somethings sound distorted the 1.4 setting sounds a little quieter but less distorted at higher volumes without changing the gain knob which is at the 10 o'clock position .

im currently using the 1502 to drive my subs that have a 90dB output sensitivity with the gain knobs at the 3 o'clock position the sub channel output level is set at 0

the .775 setting mode for the 1002 is listed 6db lower im wondering if that means i could set the channels output level at 0 an get the same affect

my normal tv show listening level is -35 to -30 reference volume for (those super loud damn adds)

my normal movie (4k,bd,dvd) listening level is -20 to -15 reference volume

my normal streaming listening level is -35 to -10 reference volume for (wildly inconsistent audio quality)
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Connect one speaker to the Outlaw and one to the XLS-1002, as shown in the picture linked below

Turn the Outlaw balance control to the speaker connected directly to it.

Play a pink noise or similar signal, and turn up the Outlaw until the SPL meter is reading somewhere in the 70-75 dB range. Make a note of the reading

Then pan the balance control over to the channel connected to the XLS-1002.

Adjust the amp’s gain until the test signal gets the same SPL reading.

When the SPL readings for the two speakers match, you have gain-matched the outboard amp to the receiver’s built-in amp.


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your 3/4 setting works as you will never stress the amp - on the Crown's you go all the way to 90% without a problem you would just be getting more amp head room that you preamp can use.

I have the same amp and never even got the green bars past 3 bars and I am at 90%

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