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Hi, I have one Samson Auro d412a active speaker plugged into the output channel of a 12 channel passive mixing board. When I sing into the mic, the speaker shuts down and the red light on the back illuminates. This speaker is supposed to handle 400 watts, but it can't handle my crappy rendition of a black crows song? Please help... Mike

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If you read the TRUE specs on this speaker it is really a 200 Watt RMS unit. Make sure you are using balanced lines to the speaker XLR or TRS cables. The mixer should NOT be a passive mixer as these do NOT generate true balanced lines. Make sure the mic can't "hear" the speaker or you may be getting supersonic feedback that is above your hearing range that saturates the amp. If *********** can't stand to be ain a 15 foot square room with teh level you are generating, it is TOO loud for this unit to handle.

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