Closed Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Reload Thread: how amp works..?

  1. #1
    Syntaxx7x's Avatar
    Syntaxx7x is offline Member



    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    128
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    how amp works..?

    just wanted to know some general answer to inform myself...

    1. Does a amp get warmer faster when it has a lower voltage input?? Why??
    2. How do signals get clipped? and is there any way to distinguish a clipped signal without a DMM??



    '97 Honda Civic

    2 12" American Bass XFL 1244
    1 American Bass Phantom 4000MD
    JVC Head




  2. #2
    trumpet's Avatar
    trumpet is offline Supporting Vendor trumpet is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    trumpet is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Langdon, ND
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,502
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    75 Post(s)

    Re: how amp works..?

    1. No. The gain/input level setting is adjustable to match a lower input voltage. It does not mean the amp will get warmer faster than if it had a higher voltage input.

    2. There are different ways to get clipping. Signals get clipped when the output level of the device is turned up too high to match the input section of the next device down the line. A DMM does show you if the signal is clipped. If you're using it to measure the voltage coming out of an amplifier you can tell when it's no longer making more power as you increase the gain, but you can't tell precisely when it begins to clip. The only way to know is to view the waveform on an oscilloscope.

    Another important thing about clipping: it can and often is in the music itself and there's no way to avoid that clipping without completely avoiding that music. You can have clipping in the music without it being dangerous, and the presence of clipping isn't always unpleasant to listen to.

    You can get a whole lot of information on music, the way amplifiers and speakers behave, basic electronic theories and such by watching this video:




    Small town service, family owned and operated. See our new mobile friendly web site at www.513electronics.com
    Home to CDT Audio's Systems Design Specialist
    Our CDT Audio dealer store, Clarion,_JBL,_Pioneer,_RE_Audio,_DB Drive,_Metra,_T-Spec, perfect fit speaker kits for your vehicle
    My system: Pioneer AVH-4000NEX, JBL MS-8, Clarion XC6610 x 2, CDT 6.7"/4"/1.1" in the front doors, 4"/1.1" center channel, QES-1220 12" x 2, Clarion SRG-1622R rear fill

  3. #3
    Syntaxx7x's Avatar
    Syntaxx7x is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    128
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: how amp works..?

    thanx.. I have a 12 hour shift tomorrow and it's boring as hell.. I will watch it.. Thanx for the link.
    /



    '97 Honda Civic

    2 12" American Bass XFL 1244
    1 American Bass Phantom 4000MD
    JVC Head

Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. How to test if subwoofer and amp works
    By royale in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-12-2009, 05:52 PM
  2. how will this amp work out
    By littlekburns in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-05-2006, 01:24 AM
  3. Explain how the output of this particular amp works.
    By threedd97 in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-26-2006, 04:48 PM
  4. how do jl audio amps work
    By cockeyed00 in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-17-2003, 03:51 PM
  5. How would this amp work for pushing two 10" subs?
    By Emohnke in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-10-2003, 08:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum