I don't know if this is the right place for this question, actually I had a more specific thread in the receivers area which in the end did not answer my question totally but helped about my specific problem. I did lots of searching but I could't find the answer still: What really is happening when an amplifier said to be "clipping" ? OK, the main thing causing clipping is to crank up the volume and the amp cannot put enough power and thus clipping, or for example my -still to be replaced- kr5050d blinks "clip" if the input source is too high ( I even don't know if this is the same clipping as the other, i.e. when you crank the volume w/out enough power). But what actually is going on inside the amp when it is clipping? Is it sending bad signals to the speakers or is something getting fried in it or what? And apparently clipping ddoes not always happen with high volume as my kr5050 'clips' with a high input even at very low volume... Can anyone explain or privide a link for me please ? Thanks!