How To Set Up A Compact Stereo Amplifier
You need to know how to set up a compact stereo amplifier correctly if you want your radio sounding its best. Setting it up is important since you do not want to blow out your speakers. Not only can it help your speakers, but it can give you the best performance possible.
- Keep your compact stereo amplifier turned off. You do not want to disturb the neighbors when adjusting the sound. Plus, the noise may aggravate your ears.
- Read your compact stereo’s manual on adjusting the sound. It may refer to the amplifier as “sensitivity control”. Your manual should tell you how to correctly adjust the volume.
- Turn the volume all the way down. Also, turn the bass down and other volume-related settings. You want to make sure the volume is down since people can mess with the volume settings.
- Set the correct crossover. Set it to “high pass” for tweeter speakers, “full” for midrange speakers and “low” for subwoofers.
- Turn on both your amplifier and compact stereo. Set the volume to the appropriate listening level. Determine how your speakers sound.
- Increase the “sensitivity” control slowly. Listen to the sound to see if it is at the desired level you want. Make any other necessary adjustments to your compact stereo amplifier.
- Set the frequency if your stereo has one. This control helps subwoofers (in a sealed box) hit harder. You should usually set it around 50hz.
- If you hear distortion in your compact stereo amplifiers, replace it with a high-quality player.
- Listening to music at high levels for a long length of time can damage your hearing.