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Question about possible iNuke3000dsp Clipping w/ 2 SI 18 subs in Martycubes
I'm new to the iNuke and DIY for that matter and i'm having what I think is clipping on some music and movies. Basically, the yellow ring around the knobs of the amplifier turn red and the bass stops for about 10 seconds and then comes back on and things go back to normal. But, I thought the amp wouldn't do this unless I was overdriving the subwoofers into the red clipping lights. I'm only hitting 3-4 yellow lights on the iNuke and if i get a steady 10 second or so steady 3-4 yellow light-up the iNuke seems like it goes into protection mode.
-My AVR subwoofer level is at 0
-I haven't eq'd the amplifier settings yet, all i have is a HP filter set at 20hz with butterworth at 12db.
-Running the iNuke in Bi-amp 1 mode so I would only need one RCA to XLR coming from my receiver. This still allows me to separate the subwoofers into Channel A & B output so i can have separate independent settings for later eq.
-Knobs on the front of the iNuke 3000dsp are maybe 3 clicks from max (maybe that's too high, not sure but seems like bass is less hard hitting when i turn down the gain knob).
-Speaker wire is neutrik speak-on 12 gauge connections going 1+ and 1- on both sides to both channels of the amplifier/subwoofer.
Any help would be appreciated, don't know much about amplifiers. I do have a UMM-6 Dayton mic and will try to run REW again but I've been having issues with a huge dip in SPL between the 50-70hz range on the REW graph that won't smooth out. This is a separate issue, I will worry about later as i learn more about eq'ing.