Why are my new polk's clipping?


Bronze Member
Username: Gibson5469

Post Number: 32
Registered: Jul-05
I just installed new polk audio speakers in my doors, and they start to clip when the volume is around 24, the maximum volume is around 35 or so.

Bronze Member
Username: Tj80

Vancouver, BC Canada

Post Number: 77
Registered: Aug-05
That's pretty normal... 75% of maximum volume is usually where most HUs start clipping... maybe you just never noticed it before if your old speakers weren't as detailed?

Bronze Member
Username: Gibson5469

Post Number: 33
Registered: Jul-05
Edit on that, they start clipping at 21 and the max is 35. I just switched from an Alpine TDM 7574 headunit w/ cd changer, which I know didnt clip the speakers AT ALL, to an Alpine CDM 7857.

Silver Member
Username: Bnd_rulez

Phoenix, AZ USA

Post Number: 882
Registered: Mar-05
Are the speakers amped?

Silver Member
Username: Jakeyplaysbass

St. Louis, MO

Post Number: 753
Registered: Jul-05
sounds like you need an amp to me.
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