Originally Posted by chalugadp
I am not an expert in this area but red is the amp clipping. Too much clipping is bad for both the amp and the driver. When you boost eq it chews up the amp power, especially when you boost around 20-30hz. You want the amp clipping lights occasionally flickering on the heavy bass scenes. As Ltd says you are making the amp sweat a little. Prolonged clipping will shorten the amps lifespan.
I suppose its normal to clip at these volumes even when all the gains in the inuke software are at 0, and the one is -4.0 that I mentioned. I'm now 5 clicks from max on the knob. Certain scenes from oblivion are hitting red on and off for about one full second. I cant hear any clipping, but I'm sure it must be if thats what the red light indicates. A little disappointed I'm reaching the limits so quickly.
-Edit, would bridged mode help give me more headroom or increase the likelihood of clipping given the increased power it provides?
Edit again, Doing some reading, seems as though clipping this type of amp will only distort the sine wave, basically it wont send part of the signal thats over its limit. This shouldnt damage anything other than generating heat. Since the freq range is so low its harder to hear which should mean that distortion at 20-40hrz should have less effect on the driver, generating less heat? I'm probably way out of my league trying to explain what little reading I've done, I'm probably wrong. I'm just trying to justify running my inuke hot I guess. Some pro please chime in and set me straight!Edited by AlphaPie - 2/22/14 at 4:37pm