Question about Gem Sound GemSound PA-585 2-Channel Amplifier
I have a dj setup with Gem Sound amp EXA-3950 (3000 watts-1400 watts max peak per) with 2 Gem Sound TR-300's ( dual 15" woofers- one horn and 5 tweeters on each speaker --1000 watts peak?). we seem to have clipping problems quite frequently as we near 50% amp capacity--particularly in large gyms for school dances. the mixer we use is a Behringer 2 channel mixer with the gain about half way up. any assistance would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
First of all the EXA-3940 is rated at 350watts per channel in to 8 ohms. The 1400 watts is bridged into a 4 ohm load. Second, the speakers can handle 1000Wats peak with an average of 600 continuous (i'm guessing). That tells me that the amp is underpowered for the speakers. The sensitivity of the amp is such that the mixer is overdriving the input stage. That is what is causing the clipping. If you are looking for more volume, you are probably better off purchasing another amp and running them in bridge mode, 1 per speaker cab. Be careful though, not to overdrive the speaker cabinets either.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 05, 2013 | Gem Sound CMP500 Dual CD / Mp3 / USB...
Jul 14, 2011 | Rockford Fosgate Rfdj1 12" 2-way Passive...
May 31, 2011 | Lanzar (MAXP154D) 15'' 2000 Watt Dual...
Jan 27, 2010 | Sony Xplod 1100 Watt Max 10" Subwoofer,...
Jan 06, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders
Jan 05, 2010 | Gem Sound Car Audio & Video
Oct 08, 2007 | Pioneer GM-X722 Car Audio Amplifier
Nov 06, 2012 | Gem Sound GemSound PA-585 2-Channel...
397 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: