Originally Posted by wormraper
Ahh so it is a bad thing. I need to boost the signal then cuz I have have to crank both the amp and the avr to full to get a useable signal
I posted in your other thread to this effect, but to expand on that, Peavey's DDT is not really a limiter, it's a compressor and it comes on well before clipping.
I'm going off memory and based on other amps with DDT, so you should look it up yourself, but I believe the light starts to flicker at about 6db below clipping. With the Peavey amps I've used for musical instrument amplification you don't start to get loud without DDT flickering. If it stays on all the time then it is viewed as a bad thing.
Yes, compression is a distortion of the signal. However, it is all a part of Peavey's proprietary "DDT" thing that they have done for decades. A single DDT light that flickers is just their way of telling you that your starting to get close to the point where we're going to have to compress the peaks to keep voltage demands in check. It would be like seeing the first clip light on an amp with the typical 4 lights.