Full disclosure: I posted this question in another forum, but didn't get much of a response, so I will give it a try here....
I am planning on running my 3-way front stage fully active with a DSP. My question is what is the best way to set the amplifier gains, especially considering amplifier Power
and driver Power
don't necessarily match up. I will be using two 100x4 amplifiers. Tweets and 3" midrange will get 100 each from amp #1, midbasses will see amp #2 bridged at 260x2. It seems there are several possibilities on how to do this.
1. I could simply match all amplifier gains using the DMM method for rated power. I could then adjust the levels in the DSP.
2. I could set all amplifier gains to the rated driver power, using the DMM method. Levels would then be adjusted in the DSP.
3. Set amplifier gain to match power level of lowest power driver, setting other amplifier gains to bring levels down to said driver.
Any comment or suggestions appreciated!