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Where do you typically set the input gain on your powered speakers?

I turn them all the way up
- 3 (14.3%)
I set them at the normal/0/+4dbu position
- 17 (81%)
I have system tested for best s/n ratio and gain structure and set them there
- 1 (4.8%)

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Sean Lehman

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Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« on: October 30, 2014, 04:09:29 pm »

Please feel free to discuss as well.  I'm wondering what the majority does in standard practice.  thanks for the info.
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Re: Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 04:16:08 pm »

I simply follow the instructions in the user manual...
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Re: Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 04:23:06 pm »

Please feel free to discuss as well.  I'm wondering what the majority does in standard practice.  thanks for the info.

Depends on the speaker manufacture. Not all are the same.
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Re: Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 04:23:29 pm »

I simply follow the instructions in the user manual...
Ha


« Last Edit: October 30, 2014, 04:29:55 pm by Sean Lehman »
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Re: Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 07:22:57 pm »

Ha

Real men don't need/read user manuals (or ask for directions), right?. <sound of wives and girlfriends laughing>

Absent the manual, press any line/mic switch for line use, then 12:00 o'clock straight up is the guessing/beginning point if there is no silk screened legend.  If it's not loud enough, turn it up more.  If it's too sensitive, turn it down.
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Re: Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 07:36:48 pm »

Google>>"brand/model" user manual>>enter>>read

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Re: Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 07:55:19 pm »

Wait....my powered speakers don't have an input gain. Do you think there's something wrong with them?
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Re: Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 08:59:03 pm »

Wait....my powered speakers don't have an input gain. Do you think there's something wrong with them?

No it just means they're Meyer.
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Re: Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 01:43:15 am »

Wait....my powered speakers don't have an input gain. Do you think there's something wrong with them?

nahhh, just means you ended up in the wrong forum too. we just loungin' here.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2014, 04:25:13 am by Sean Lehman »
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Re: Where do you set the input gain on your powered speakers?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2014, 12:01:27 pm »

If it's not loud enough, turn it up more.  If it's too sensitive, turn it down.

There you go. KISS

My answer: depends what I need them to do that day.
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