Originally Posted by sotwell
I am just getting comfortable with REW. Is there a simple way to use my mic and REW to measure how loud i can run my subs without clipping or distortion? subs are marty cubes with si18s and a crown 2502 amp
If you have gain structure problems, you could be clipping prematurely, or even have not enough voltage drive to get full output of the amplifier.
Depending on the microphone, you may have enough spl to drive it into non-linear operation. The room can also contribute to measured distortion spectra in REW, if you have rattles and other noises.
So in short, it's a bit hard to figure out what you have if you have any of those other issues.
Ask your doctor if DIY is right for you. Side effects of DIY may include anxiety, elevated blood pressure, lightheadedness, rapid heartbeat, skeletal muscle flaccidity, euphoria, psychological dependence, insomnia, confusion, blurred vision, impulsivity, uncontrolled or repeated movements.