Amplifiers are great electronics. They increase the volume of sounds that are generated by musical instruments, stereos, speakers, and so on. Given that the typical amplifier is able to accommodate more than one sound equipment at a time, it is not uncommon for the volumes of sounds exuded by this equipment to be different.
This is why it is necessary to balance these sounds. We are going to examine the steps you ought to take to do this in a typical amplifier.
How to Balance the Sound of Your Amplifier
Step I: Set the Gains of the Amplifier Accordingly
Start off by setting the gains of the amplifier accordingly. Be sure to place the gains to their respective minimums. Switch off the high and low-pass filters as well as the treble boosts and bass. This will make it easier for you to vary the loudness of sounds that are emitted by the amplifiers. This is mainly because these positions eliminate any bias that may often arise.
Step II: Turn on all the Units of your Amplifier’s System
Next, proceed to turn on all the units that are attached to your amplifier. Listen to the quality of sound that each unit in the system generates. Then slowly and steadily increase the tone of the receiver, its balance, EQ controls, and fade to their flat, off, or middle positions. Listen to the volume of sounds generated once more to be sure that they are of the right volumes.
Step III: Play your Test Music
Now playtest your favorite music. This is a recording or track you are very familiar with. It should also preferably one which you have played over and over again and are well aware of. Ascertain whether the various components that have been attached to your amplifier are exuding the same sound volume. Make the necessary adjustments in case you observe an imbalance in the volumes of sounds.
Step IV: Set the Receiver’s Fade Controls
It is very unlikely that you will obtain the desired sound levels at the end of stage three. This is why you inevitably have to work on the receiver’s fade controls as well. The fades basically regulate the levels or intensities of audio signals which ultimately determine the sound outputs. To do this, turn the volume of your receiver until it is ¾ full or until such a time that the music sound is distorted.
Step V: Turn up the Gain Controls
Now finish off by turning up the gain controls of your amplifier until the music distorts. Turn it down again until a clear sound is produced by the various electronics. Next, turn the sound of the receiver down, until you obtain the desired output levels. After this stage, the volumes of sounds will definitely be equal throughout the various devices.
Well, as you may well have realized, balancing the sounds of your amplifier is not as simple as it sounds. This is why you definitely want to bring in an expert to help you out. Please do so, especially if you are a first timer or would wish to perfect your skills. All the best in your next balancing act!