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INUKE 6000DSP Easy clipping while using liimiter

While using the limiter function with one of my inukes, I noticed the clipping lights would light up much sooner than if the limiter wasn't being used. my question is, will clipping while using the limiter damage the amp?
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While using the limiter function with one of my inukes, I noticed the clipping lights would light up much sooner than if the limiter wasn't being used. my question is, will clipping while using the limiter damage the amp?
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That would be funny if the amp outputted more wattage with the limiter enabled. Silly Behringer and their crippleware... LOL!
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While using the limiter function with one of my inukes, I noticed the clipping lights would light up much sooner than if the limiter wasn't being used. my question is, will clipping while using the limiter damage the amp?
I was just recently working with my nu1000 and noticed that the clip light on the front panel (top red) was actually indicating the limiter engaging according to the iNuke software. No clipping (on the input meter) in the software at all, not even close.

(See far right side of this picture: http://www.behringer.com/assets/NU10...J_Setup_XL.png)
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That would be funny if the amp outputted more wattage with the limiter enabled. Silly Behringer and their crippleware... LOL!
Well, it's a voltage limiter, not a wattage limiter.
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Well, it's a voltage limiter, not a wattage limiter.
That's good to know. I just didn't want to damage the amp. Without the limiter, the voice coils on the UM18-22s would heat up and emit a burning smell.
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I was just recently working with my nu1000 and noticed that the clip light on the front panel (top red) was actually indicating the limiter engaging according to the iNuke software. No clipping (on the input meter) in the software at all, not even close.

(See far right side of this picture: http://www.behringer.com/assets/NU10...J_Setup_XL.png)
If I'm not mistaken, the red clip light did light up in the software. I will confirm this tomorrow.
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I need to confirm, but the dB lights and clip light may correlate and change based upon the limiter setting.
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It is very easy really, the three orange level lights are just that.
They light up when the output voltage from the amp correlates to -24dBfs, -12dBfs and -6dBfs respectively according to the amplifiers output capacity.

The red limiter light (notice it is not called clip light) lights up when the limiter engages, according to your setting.
If the limiter is disengaged or you have the non DSP version the limiter will still kick in at -0dBfs so the limiter is always active in a sense, preventing a too large signal reaching the amplifier stage and cause signal clipping there.


Setting the limiter to say -3dBfs then the amplifier would engage the limiter at said output voltage level, that is how it works.

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If you set the limiter really low the red light will actually come on before the orange lights.
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