OK so what am i doing wrong? i just tried my new amp rig out at practice and it wasnt as loud as i expected. Here is the setup: Bass > Ampeg SVP-CL pre > Behringer 2600 MDX Compressor (Using both channels) > QSC RMX 1450 > Peavey 4x10 8 Ohm cabinet. All connections were made using regular guitar cords except the connection to the cabinet whihc was a Speakon to TRS adapter cord. By the specs, this should have given me 280 Watts into the 8 Ohm cabinet, which is rated to 350 W. Last night i ran all the volumes and gains maxed out on 10 (including both output knobs on the compressor) and had just enough power to be heard in a two guitar band. Normally when i practice there i use the "house amp" which is an old Crate 200 W head with the same cabinet. When i use the Crate i only need to get the gain to about the 11 oclock position and the volume is only half way before i begin to over power the other players. Here are the settings i had on the back of the amp: Clip Limiter On Filter On set to 30Hz Parallel Inputs Bridging Off I turned the Clip Limiter Off for a bit and barely got any clipping (according to the front light) while playing very hard just to test it. I feel that it is obviously me doing something wrong, since this is the first time i have had attempted use a seperate amp and pre-amp style rig. Am i just expecting too much from the ratings of QSC? As always Help is gretly appreciated.