Peavey TNT clipping question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Frostytoaster2, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Frostytoaster2

    Frostytoaster2 Guest

    May 24, 2005
    I have read on some threads alot about clipping, and have recently bought a peavey tnt, it seems to clip on about 4/5 and the green light goes red. And i was wondering whether clipping actually damaged the speaker even with the "DDT speaker protection" that the peavey has
  2. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    If the clipping isn't audible, don't worry about it. The occasional transient isn't going to destroy your speaker. If the clipping is so extreme that the signal becomes audibly distorted, you might worry about clipping the signal so much you're putting out square waveforms, which tend to jerk your speaker back and forth rapidly. Most speakers aren't designed to handle that kind of abuse. Peavey amps generally have enough headroom that you couldn't clip a waveform that much without a distortion pedal, however, so I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    I had the same experience with my Peavey Max 700. I had the gain at about 4/5 and the master at about 4/5. the EQ was mostly flat and the DDT speaker protection was enabled...I play an Active Spector Euro 5 so I enabled the "active" button on the Peavey head. I had my on board pre amp volume half way...could this be why I am getting some clipping? Should I lower the volume of my on board pre amp??

    jabberwock777 said that if the clipping isn't audible not to worry about it. In my case there was no audible clipping, but as soon as I seen the green light on the Peavey turn to red a few times I got a little concerned and found myself staring at it for most of band practice.
  4. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    The DDT protection is supposed to protect your speakers, but when I had mine I was still paranoid about it clipping all the time. I eventually added a 2x10 cabinet so it had a bit more watts, it pretty much solved my clipping problem but it was a lot of gear to haul around.