Low amperage


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Username: Graphix1

Santa Rosa Heights, Arima Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 375
Registered: Oct-05
What'll happen if u dont have enough amperes for ur amp.....Distortion?

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 1814
Registered: Mar-04
voltage drop and clipping.

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Username: A444w444m

Post Number: 162
Registered: Oct-05
what exactly is clipping and how much underpowered would a sub hav 2 b for clipping to occur?

Gold Member
Username: Tdeaton1021

Near Tampa, Florida USA

Post Number: 1481
Registered: Sep-04
am, clipping is refering to the signal being clipped. the wave is like.. /\/\/\/\/\/\/ well sorta. as u raise the volume ( power) to a speaker the wave gets larger. when an amp only pushes 600w but its trying to push say 900w the wave gets too large for that amplifier to produce. so the top and bottom of the wave are cut off or "clipped" if u are severely cliping a signal some refer to you as sending a square wave to the sub. what they are saying is the signal is being so clipped it looks almost like a square. for example. take a triangle. now cut a large portion of the top and bottom off. now it looks similar to a square. that signal is not clean and thats why u fry ur amps and subs when you do this.

about how much a sub has to be underpowered... do u mean in order for the clipping to not hurt the sub? well bcae1 says if the amp is 1/4 of the subs rms power then even at full clipping the sub wont get hurt. but it will sound like h3ll so why would you want to do that anyways? its better to get a more powerful amp and have headroom than too weak of an amp....

Silver Member
Username: A444w444m

Post Number: 165
Registered: Oct-05
o im not planning on underpowerin my sx, i wuz just wondering about the whole clipping thing, thnx for the help tho.
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