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Old 31st August 2012, 12:35 PM   #751
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Thanks CRESCENDO for the quick response.

So what is the clipping power of the QSC PLX3402 into a 4 ohm load, according to the manual/technical specifications?
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Thanks CRESCENDO for the quick response.

So what is the clipping power of the QSC PLX3402 into a 4 ohm load, according to the manual/technical specifications?
Google not working in India Sam?
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Thanks for the nudge.

I looked it up and it says, Bridged power of 3400 Watts into 4 Ohms @ 1% THD, 1 KHz.

In that case, reaching mid 126, 127 db in a TH-18 is not much.

The B&C 18SW100 rated at 3000W, 97db should reach the same SPL even in a BR enclosure.

What are we missing here?
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I would guess that these drivers are 8 ohm?
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Old 31st August 2012, 10:35 PM   #756
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Thanks for the nudge.
I looked it up and it says, Bridged power of 3400 Watts into 4 Ohms @ 1% THD, 1 KHz. In that case, reaching mid 126, 127 db in a TH-18 is not much. The B&C 18SW100 rated at 3000W, 97db should reach the same SPL even in a BR enclosure.
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Hi Samuel,

Your question is probably based on theoretical models instead of real world events. In the reality all enclosures and drivers suffer from system losses of all kinds:
A) Thermal Compression
B) Dynamic Compression (result of boundary effects, changing acoustic air properties ect)
C) Building errors (driver volume is not compensated in the S4 area, extra corner volume ect).

In reality basreflex do meet their predicted max level output (above a certain frequency) because the basreflex port starts to increase its stiffness (port compression) as power is increased. This is the result of the relative small bass-port. The effect is that the low end of the basreflex is less than predicted but the area above gains in level and does meet its predicted level. Often you will see the opposite in Tapped Horns and horns in general.

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Old 1st September 2012, 12:05 AM   #757
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I would guess that these drivers are 8 ohm?
Correct!

Anyone know how the clip limiter in the PLX3402 works? I'd like to know how it affects the signal.

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Old 1st September 2012, 02:18 AM   #758
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It should lower the gain to offset the overdrive, but you can turn it off for testing via switches 1&10.
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I understand the overall affect - I'm more interested in the specific amount and rate. I engaged the clip limiter thinking it would be a little safer than sending a clipped signal to the driver.
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My ESP is currently out of service I'd suggest you e-mail QSC...
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