I have my Sound Splinter RL-P15 in a crappy 100 liter sealed box temporarily until I get my ported enclosure built. Modeling the sealed enclosure in WinISD, and entering 900 watts from a Crest CPX900 which is powering the sub, it shows that the subwoofer should not reach its xmax at any frequency.
Reaching the xmax is the same as overexcurting, or "bottoming out", correct?
If so, why does my subwoofer bottom out on certain songs at high volume?
I do have the gain up considerably, about 3/4ths of the way, which is fine for most songs. At what point will bottoming out cause damage to the sub that affects sound quality? How can you tell?
I would think that with the subwoofer gain turned to 100%, this would equate to 100% max potential of the amp, which in my case would be 900 watts. Is this correct or am I mistaken?
I do notice some of the amp "clipping" lights come on when the sub bottoms out, I'm not sure if this has to do with it, as I thought the amp clipping would only affect the amp and not the sound of the sub.
Are the red clipping lights damaging my amp or sub? I thought that my amp had some kind of system built in which protects it from clipping.
Also, since I'm using a pro-amp, I had to bump up the subwoofer level within my Denon AVR-2307CI to +12db to provide enough voltage to power the sub. Could this be causing distortion or anything? Would I be better off to get a line level booster, or would it essentially do the same thing? At what point does the increased voltage cause sound distortion?
Thanks for any help.