Originally Posted by aron7awol
Originally Posted by Huntmx24
So in the software the input has the clip light and the output has the limiter light. I donâ€™️t ever want to see the clip light come on is that right? But I can have the limiter hit a bit. I do not have a limiter set for the subs as some recommended not too
You don't want to ever clip the inputs
, and you won't as long as you have a nice low sub trim. The limiter will protect you from clipping the outputs hard, even if it's "disabled" and set to 0dB. Seriously, man, just lower your sub trim as much as you can while hitting your desired output levels, set the gain to a level you like, and then play some demanding content and just watch the meters. I can almost guarantee you the limit lights won't get hammered, because the only way they would is if your room is huge and you are trying to run them super-hot, but just keep an eye on it on the hardest bass hits and you'll know very quickly if there's an issue or not. I don't know what else to tell you other than what I keep telling you. It's perfectly okay to hit the limit lights. Mine get hit every day for years. If you're still this worried about damaging your subs, just build two more and you probably won't ever hit the limit lights, then you can just sit back and enjoy a movie without worrying so much.
Edit to add: You can run 2 sub outs from your AVR, one with -5 sub trim or whatever you said you can't go below in order to get your shakers to the level you want them at, and the other at -10 or so and then you don't have to worry about ever clipping your amp input.
Originally Posted by johnson636
Since each channel of the nx6000dsp can be eq'ed and high-passed independently, there is no need to have them on separate sub outs...just use a splitter from one of the sub out to both channels of the amp
You don't even need the splitter if you run in BIAMP mode. You can run both outputs off a single input. That's what I do with all 3 of mine.
Ok so I took all the advice I have learned. Here is what I did. First i connected the laptop.
Then I turned all speaker trims down all the way so I could run at reference levels then I disconnect the subs. With the speakers down al the way I could set the avr at 80/0.0 volume. Then ran war of the worlds pod emergence scene. I started with the knobs on the amp at half way.
I find like you said keeping the sub trim lower reduces input clipping. So I found a good balance and worst case scenario using wotw and ready player one scene. If I run the volume at 80 I need the knob on the front of the amp and one click past half. Can run both scenes with no clipping. I usually watch between 70-72
Then I set the volume at 75 and three clicks past half on the amp and can pass all without clipping the input signal. Ended with sub Trim in the avr at -11 and -9. On output two it’s split with the shakers this kept the two input lights side by side pretty much. With the amp on three clicks over half and ready player one race on volume 74/-6db on the avr it sounds awesome and doesn’t clip the input.
I think I should be good now. The TRex stop on the race scene actually made it clip the input where wotw scenes didn’t.
My next question is when I put the avr on test tone and set it to 80 and use my spl meter both subs actually were level but one at a time they were 71 then together they were 75 dB.
So on to the question. Where I have my highpass on 20hz butterworth12 then I put the peq on 20hz -3 and hs12 for tuning to my box then I have added +3 dB back on the gain in the software
Question if I want too boost the subs so they are a few dB up can I add more than the 3 dB gain I added to make up for the -3db for the lower tuning work around. And if I add gain will that make it possibly clip or will that just increase the output. I need to test that tomorrow.
Sorry I’m trying to type this too make sense but it is kinda all over the place. But boy I can say this kick butt they sound so much deeper and bigger than my old BIC America f12 subs.
Thanks for your help everyone