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    can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    i can't tell if i'm clipping or not i don't think so but i heard someone say it hurts your ears and my sub hurts my ears but i can't tell if it's just from loudness or clipping. it's a sundown sa-12 in a 1.73 cubic ported box tuned to 33 hz and powered by a kicker dx1000.1 with the gain at about halfway if that helps at all. i just got the amp about a week ago so i can't tell if i'm overpowering it/clipping at all







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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    that shouldn't hurt your ears haha




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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    I think you are prob just fine man.




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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    Sounds like country music




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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    Set it using a DMM instead of going by the half way up rule. Then you should be 99% certain your not clipping.



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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    Do you have headphones that plug into your computer? If so, go find a 500Hz sine track and put it on repeat. With headphones on, start with the volume on low and slowly turn it up. You'll hit a point where the tone is not only getting louder but it starts to sound a bit different...like you're hearing two tones at the same time. That's distortion/clipping rearing its ugly head.




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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    Sounds like country music
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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    ugh
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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    *clip clip clip clip clip!!!*




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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    OP if you've ever heard a kicker L7 or any other square sub that's what it sounds like




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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    A hard clip can actually sound the same as mechanical noise.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    OP if you've ever heard a kicker L7 or any other square sub that's what it sounds like
    actually i have my friends blown four of those in 2 months. kicker




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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    ok if you want a more detailed explanation than ''hurts your ears'' it feels more like pressure in your ears is gathering and makes them ache/hurt. that is clipping.

    no system ive heard yet that was not clipping has made that pressure feeling in my ears and ive hears 58+ on music..




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    Re: can anyone describe what clipping sounds like?

    On a subwoofer amp you should be setting the gain with a volt meter and basic math if you don't have access to an oscilloscope. http://forum.sounddomain.com/ubbthre...r/65167/page/1




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