Velodyne sub clipping with denon 2802

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Khor, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. Mike Khor

    Mike Khor Auditioning

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    Just got a new receiver, denon 2802, and so far my velodyne VA1215 (rated at 250w rms, peaks at 400w) has experienced clipping on 2 occasions when the bass really rumbled, although some movies that rocks on the bass don't seem to have any problems. I've set Xover at 80. Volume on the sub is rarely above 1/4.

    Does anyone know if this is due to the receiver, or maybe incorrect settings on sub.

    Would appreciate any input from velodyne VA1215 sub owners.

    thanks.
     
  2. Bob Wilson

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    I have a velodyne 1200R and have the volume set to absolute minimum with my anthem AVM20. With my SONY receiver it was set to about one third. Some receivers put out a higher voltage than others and the amp sensitivity is a constant. Use a good SPL meter to set up the sub output level. The sub will distort more easily at lower frequencies so you won't be able to get as loud a 30 hz tone out as a 50hz tone.
     

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