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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mass Car Audio View Post
    Take your probe from your oscilloscope and connect your negative output on the amp to the negative gator clip and stick the positive part of the probe on the positive output of your amp. Then set the oscilloscope to ac volts and play a test tone and if you see a clipped waveform then turn your volume or the gain down until you see a nice clean waveform.
    Got any places I could pick up a nice used "O" scope? I've always wanted one!




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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkbeaumont1 View Post
    Got any places I could pick up a nice used "O" scope? I've always wanted one!
    I got mine of ebay a few years ago. I only paid $15 plus shipping for mine and it works great.




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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    Put a piece of paper over the amp if the amp cuts the paper up you know it's clipping.




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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mass Car Audio View Post
    I got mine of ebay a few years ago. I only paid $15 plus shipping for mine and it works great.
    $15!? Wow!

    I found some places on the net but the cheapest I could find is $200-$300...I'll definitely check eBay then!




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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkbeaumont1 View Post
    $15!? Wow!

    I found some places on the net but the cheapest I could find is $200-$300...I'll definitely check eBay then!
    I was told mine came from a school in Ohio that closed. I couldn't believe it when I was the highest bidder for $15 plus shipping.




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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    i too looking for a scope.

    shoot us links



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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Engine_hp View Post
    i too looking for a scope.

    shoot us links
    This one will work fine..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/oscilloscope_W0QQitemZ160336907351QQcmdZViewItemQQ ptZBI_Oscilloscopes?hash=item2554d30c57&_trksid=p3 286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12| 39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50


    another old school one that will work fine.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Telequipment-Type-D54-Oscilloscope_W0QQitemZ270396664786QQcmdZViewItemQQ ptZBI_Oscilloscopes?hash=item3ef4e5abd2&_trksid=p3 286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3 A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50



    There's tons of them on ebay you just have to look for the deals. A older scope will work just fine, The one I have is newer one than the ones in the links.




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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    I have no idea why you can't just click on the links..




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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mass Car Audio View Post
    I have no idea why you can't just click on the links..
    depends on the browser you use



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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by AVSTANG02 View Post
    Put a piece of paper over the amp if the amp cuts the paper up you know it's clipping.
    seriously lol'd for real which meant i thought that was pretty funny




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    Re: How to tell when amp is clipping?

    isnt there one that works on laptops ?
    it would be cool



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