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limiter?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Llama's Rage, Mar 15, 2006.


  1. Hey, quick question-


    I have a limiter on my peavey tnt 115, and I'm wondering if I should turn it off. It doesn't get all that loud with it flipped on, but I don't want to hurt the amp! What should I do?
     
  2. BassDerek

    BassDerek

    Aug 15, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    I'm assuming its peavey's DDT.

    Basically, this protects your speakers by preventing your amp from clipping. It compresses the sound at clipping, but at the sacrifice sometimes of sound quality. You could turn it off, but you run the risk of clipping, and damaging the speaker. In a small combo like that the speaker is probably pretty much matched to the amp, so I would be careful about that. I used to have a TKO115s (slightly lower wattage version) and always left it on. Bottom line, if it isn't getting loud enough for you anymore, might be time for a new amp.

    P.S what levels are you running the pre/post gain knobs at?
     
  3. i run pre gain at like 6, and there is no post gain.

    here's a picture if you don't know which one it is-

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