I've searched some and found out that clipping the speakers can be bad and ruin speakers. i dont want this. Now my issue is this : I am running a ibanez srx500 into a yamaha pb-1 into a plx1602 bridged into an eden 410xst. with the pre volume turned up a little past 12 o'clock, i can only turn the poweramp volume up a little past 1/4 of the way before it the clip meter starts hitting the red and i start getting unwanted distortion. the volume produced at this level does not even seem that loud to me, as everyone else's volume is the same as usual and im keep needing to turn up reluctantly. If i have this wrong please correct me but shouldnt i be pushing upwards of 1000 watts at bridged 8 ohms; i realize i might have this wrong so please correct me if i do. It just seems to me that i should be able to reach a louder level than i am before i start clipping. So please, please someone give me some advice... is this normal, do i just need more power or am i doing something wrong here?