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am i playing my ashdown 5 15 too loud?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by manchee2, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. manchee2


    May 1, 2011
    i use this with my band for practise and very small gigs and i only have the volume setting on about 3/4 at max with a low gain level but the dial on the front is often going into the red zone if i use at all bassy frequencies and im just worried that i could be possibly damaging my amp. P.S i am using a steriling ray 34 which is active if that makes a sence
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    You won't hurt the amp, but rather, the speakers. The louder you get, the more you need to turn the low eq down.
  3. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    That's right. Your speaker can move only so much before it bottoms out. Mine have about 9mm excursion, I think, if that gives you any idea. The more lows you want to hear at a certain volume the less headroom you have. Oh, your amp may be smiling away, but your speakers could start to melt down.

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