Originally Posted by ssabripo
Scott, distortion in the waveform is not clipping! nothing scary about it. I'm sure if Chuck took it to the clip lights engaging, there would be clipping in the waveform as well.
chuck, any more insight? see my previous reply on distortion waveform of the EP...did you get a chance to correlate them?
Correct, distortion in the waveform is not clipping. I never got the clip lights to engage for any significant amount of time at all. I also did not get the amp to clip, but it would distort a lot. NOTE: CLIPPING IS DEFINED AS SQUARING OFF THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE WAVEFORM AS IN A SQUARE WAVE! The clip lights seem to be a circuit meant to detect 'square wave behavior' in the output signal, whereas the IOC lights detect a difference between the input signal and the output signal. The Behringer EP2500 'clip light circuit' is just a simple comparator that will flash whenever a difference between input and output is occurring. The EP2500 circuit is much less sophisticated (cheaper) than the monitoring circuits in the Crown K2. But then this is one reason the Crown costs more.
As far as comparing waveform distortion between the two amplifiers I could easily get a squarish waveform from the EP2500 and not from the K2. I have a friend that helped design the K2 and I will ask him if there are any 'soft clipping' circuits that are not, shall we say, advertised in the K2. There are clip limiter switches on the EP2500 that can be engaged.
Originally Posted by Willd
To be fair, I've yet to read about a home owner burning a modern sub's VC from clipping.
Then read about me. I have burnt a brand new 15 inch Dayton Titanic in a matter of minutes because I was not careful. Now all the rest I have burnt up professionally, I blame that on someone else.