need some pre/power advice......

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ahhhson, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Ahhhson

    Ahhhson Guest

    Jun 5, 2003
    ALBANY NY 518
    Quick question:

    I have an RBI and a qsc 1850hd. Is it better to crank the level of the preamp and use the power amp level to regulate or should i find a happy medium with both? Im in brdiged mode.

    Im trying to get the best sound and the maxium volume before clipping. I have a stingray and play through an svt810e, if this matters.....
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas
    Off to Amps with you. Be gone!

    (BTW, this is one of the things that drove me crazy about my RBI/poweramp rig - too many controls for my little pinhead to deal with! I loved the tone, but was always tweaking knobs...)
  3. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    I run my amp dimed and control volume with the preamp.

  4. won't the poweramp keep clipping then?
  5. arfur


    Nov 26, 2001
    London, UK
    Nope, the control on the poweramp is just a gain control. It's all relative to how much signal you put it.
    There seem to be a couple of schools of thought on this but I just set the gain to max and forget about it. Comes from dealing with pa rigs where you are behind the desk and the poweramp is behind the stage. Not the best place to be adjusting the volume!