Limiter function of the GK MB210-II

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by twinjet, Jun 21, 2021.


  1. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    Hey gang,

    I got picked up for six straight weekends of gigs with this great local folk band, but all I have had for monitoring is my lone GK combo amp. I've been pushing it really hard, to the point where it sounds like the amp is fighting to keep up.

    I have had my limiter on every night with this band, but as a small-venue jazz guy, some of the sounds and lack of volume I'm getting out of this cab is scary to me.

    Is it possible I'm overworking the limiter and damaging my cabinet?

    As always, thanks for your help.
     
  2. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    I thought the purpose of a limiter is to prevent damage to your speakers.
    You're using 350 watts into the combo's 8 ohms load. I'm suprised that's not adequate for a folk band. Your best recourse is to add an 8 ohms external cabinet for more cone area and getting the full 500 watts.
    Is there no option to run more sound through the PA and reduce stage volume?
     
  3. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    They're an incredibly energetic band, very loud, too. It works, but with the limiter on I am as loud as I can get.

    Unfortunately, in the six shows we have done so far, I have been on my own for monitoring. I have a DI output, but no PA monitor for me.
     
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