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I have a samson live 615 power speaker and the the peak light and amp/clip light is on

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SOURCE: samson sx1800 power surge

Hi There,
Manufacturers install protection devices in their audio systems that are there for that purpose, any loud 'thump' or 'crack' trips the protection device so the loud speaker wont be burnt out. Speakers are expensive so the manufacturer does his best to allow you to listen to very loud sound and yet provided protection in case you exceed the sound rating of the output protection device.
In your case it sounds like the protection device has done its job but has not reset, to allow more listening...
Check the operational manual that came with the amp system to see if there are re-set instructions available to you....
If you dont have the reset detail, then phone/e-mail the manufacturer to obtain the reset information...

If there is no resetting you can do as a consumer then it should be no problem for a service shop to do the reset for you...
It may be a simple internal fuse that has blown but if its not accessible from the outside then I dont suggest you go inside and make changes unless you are skilled and trained in electronic servicing...

Cheers for now YUBEUT

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Gem Sound clipping problem

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.

Dan

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: Can I use my amp with PA speakers?

Yes, but stay within the "ohms" limit of the amp.(probably 4 ohm or greater)
Paul

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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Considering what they are you should be fine, just make sure you do not use the bass boost and you have your gain turned all the way down adjust your gain from there you should not be using any type of bass boost through your head unit, basically you want to start with the least amount of power your amp can put out before you hit the max out so you don't hurt your speakers be sure to listen for clipping or bottoming out

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Hey, i bought a new pair of samson auro D415 speakers and i connect them in parallel because one of my main mixer outputs ain't working.but even if al my signal gains and fader levels are low,the peak...


Check only one active speaker at the mixer output and report the results.
Connect only one of the audio inputs from the power amp at the mixer output (and the passive speakers at the output) and report the results.
Sometimes (in parallel connections) there are interferences from the volume controls.

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How can i get more power through 8 ohm speakers?


In addition to the impedance rating of a speaker, there is also a wattage rating. Ideally, power output of the amplifier should not exceed the power handling rating of the speakers. The input impedance of the speakers should match the amplifier output impedance for maximum power transfer (Rin = Rout where R is resistance in Ohms). Supplying more power or wattage to the speaker than it can handle will result in distortion, and if the output of the amp is high enough and present long enough, it will damage the voice coil of the speaker. Make sure that when comparing wattage ratings, you are comparing the same rating between amps & speakers. Watts can be expressed three different ways: "Peak", "Peak to Peak" and the industry standard "RMS". The relationship is such: an industry standard value of "70 Watts RMS" (70W RMS) equals "100 Watts Peak" (100W P) *and* also is the same as "200 Watts Peak to Peak" (200W P-P). Furthermore, there is no such thing as 200W "Music Power" (but is often expressed this way to inflate the RMS wattage rating (and usually is close to the P-P rating). A speaker is an electrical device, so most the things that happen to electrical devices when over powered can happen to speakers and amplifiers, too.

Increasing the signal source level (input signal to the amp via volume control) in an attempt to get more audio power to the speaker can overdrive the amplifier - resulting in "clipping". This is plainly heard as "muddied" sound. The otherwise loud, crisp, clean passages in music end up sounding garbled and unpleasant when an amplifier is over driven in this way. This can damage both the amp and the speaker.

Cheap amps with higher THD (total harmonic distortion) ratings sound worse than their counterparts with a lower THD rating - when all other variables are the same. You'll pay extra for lower THD values.

You might be able to make a speaker seem louder by positioning the speakers against a wall, on the floor, etc. Experiment; as it can make a significant difference in sound levels and low frequency bass sounds.

I hope this was helpful!

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Gem Sound clipping problem


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.

Dan

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Samson sx1800 power surge


Hi There,
Manufacturers install protection devices in their audio systems that are there for that purpose, any loud 'thump' or 'crack' trips the protection device so the loud speaker wont be burnt out. Speakers are expensive so the manufacturer does his best to allow you to listen to very loud sound and yet provided protection in case you exceed the sound rating of the output protection device.
In your case it sounds like the protection device has done its job but has not reset, to allow more listening...
Check the operational manual that came with the amp system to see if there are re-set instructions available to you....
If you dont have the reset detail, then phone/e-mail the manufacturer to obtain the reset information...

If there is no resetting you can do as a consumer then it should be no problem for a service shop to do the reset for you...
It may be a simple internal fuse that has blown but if its not accessible from the outside then I dont suggest you go inside and make changes unless you are skilled and trained in electronic servicing...

Cheers for now YUBEUT

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