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I have a peavey T-MAX 500 the tube pre amp randomly clips not staight away i set the level play for ten minuites or so then it starts clipping then i have to turn the pre gain right down. Any ideas??

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Start with a clean setting - zero cut and zero gain on the Eq. Play a song close to the amp, and then move away, playing the same notes. Do you still get the distortion? Change lower the input gain and repeat the test. Lower the output gain and repeat. Are any outboard distortion pedals in the mix, such as overdrive? Eliminate them. Run straight through from your axe to the amp. Check for any distortion settings. Set everything including reverb to zero. When the distortion disappears, this is your base setting.
Change only ONE parameter at a time. When the distortion comes back, you have found your problem.+

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Several things to do: Plugging into the tape type inputs... say the 7/8 channel.

The little button below the set you plug into needs to be pushed to the down position. This selects the "B" set which are the RCA jacks.

Below the set you are plugged into. Turn up the top knob "Gain" until the "clip" LED just isn't quite flashing.

At the bottom of that same column Turn up the "level" as needed for the mix.

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When we are trying to get a reasonable level of sound for vocals before it gets loud enough to be able to hear clearly with the band playing it starts to clip at the speakers now we are only using this set...


Proper level setting of the mixer is important. HOWEVER if the clipping is occuring at the speakers the only possible problem MIGHT be that you have a supersonic feedback that is saturating the speakers above your hearing range, Be sure you don't boost the highs too much with the EQ as this can cause the feedback that you can't hear. Also make sure that you power the speakers from the SAME receptacle as the mixer, even if it means running an extension cord to bring power to the mixer. This is to avoid a low frequency hum and common mode distortion/damage. A low frequency hum could cause the clipping.
It would be a good idea to get a sound meter to check the sound level. You should be able to reach 85 Db from this system without clipping. If you need more than that, you MAY need more speakers if the band instruments are too loud. Also if the band has amps that get into the vocal microphones that adds to the clipping level... make sure the mics don't "hear" the band instruments. Make sure your speakers are toward the audience from the mics to avoid the supersonic feedback problem. If the vocalists can't hear themselves with that configuration you need to set up seperate stage monitors.

There are some pretty good videos on YouTube about proper mixer level setup.

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There really is nothing in the circuit to make them "switch off"

If the heaters in the EL34's "switch off", the other tubes should go out as well.

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FIRST check that your power adapter is 16 VAC at 1 AMP and that it is the original unit.

The clip lights monitor levels at several points. If you cranked the EQ's for maximum, say bass, that MAY cause them to illuminate.

As a test, set all EQ's at mid point. Remove ALL input cables. Are the lights still on?

It is possible that you can have a ground loop that is putting signals in that causes clipping. Another source is if you have a microphone that may be FEEDBACKING at supersonic frequency that you can't hear... that is why we disconnect all the inputs as a test.

Finding schematics so one can repair these devices can be a problem. If ALL the clip lights ar on, then it is probably the reference level source for the clip level threshold... however finding a schematic would be necessary and while part cost would be probably under a dollar, the labor and time to find the schematic would be unknown.

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Start with a clean setting - zero cut and zero gain on the Eq. Play a song close to the amp, and then move away, playing the same notes. Do you still get the distortion? Change lower the input gain and repeat the test. Lower the output gain and repeat. Are any outboard distortion pedals in the mix, such as overdrive? Eliminate them. Run straight through from your axe to the amp. Check for any distortion settings. Set everything including reverb to zero. When the distortion disappears, this is your base setting.
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HI Skimmie

Beleive it or not, you probably need a bigger amp for the levels you are trying to acheive. If you regularly crank it and the amp gets driven to clipping, the square wave produced when the amp runs out of steam will burn the voice coils in your speakers. Best solution is to be sure you are delivering CLEAN power, not distorted or overdriven. It can be a bit hard to tell at high levels. Putting an oscillascope on your speaker outputs and check for clipping at the highest level you run is a good way of checking. Then set your max levels for that so that you cannot overdrive the amp. Clean undistorted power wont burn your speakers.

If you have variable LPF or a crossover, check the frequencies you are using also., Cross them over too high, and you will cook the voice coils also

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