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    Distortion?

    When setting amp gain and listening for distortion am I just listening for hissing in the background, like static? Or is there other distortion I should be listening for? I am new to this and have never set an amp before sorry if this question sounds really dumb.







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    Re: Distortion?

    you are most likely trying to hear clipping which can be hard to do. Try using a DMM to set your gains usuing the gain setting tutorial



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    Re: Distortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by mph86 View Post
    When setting amp gain and listening for distortion am I just listening for hissing in the background, like static? Or is there other distortion I should be listening for? I am new to this and have never set an amp before sorry if this question sounds really dumb.
    it's like a buzzing sound and get yoru ears used to the clean sound then tothe clippin sound and it's a piece of cake, so if you use a 50hz test tone and it clips it will sound like 100 hz , high pitched sorta and if it's a 1khz tone it will sound like 2khz, you'll know when it clips usin that tone, just watch your ears




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