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I bought my Audio Technix 800.1 to run a single Sundown SA10 when I downgraded my system. Even with my gains on the HU and the amp set to very safe levels the clipping indicator would flash on some bass notes. I thought the sundown was just asking too much out of the amp so I bought a strato 12 D2 and ran it for a couple of weeks.

With the strato wired at both 1 ohm and 4 ohms I would run into the same problem but I had considerable less output since I was running the strato sealed and the sundown ported.

So yesterday I decided to put the sundown back in and leave it in.
Sorry for the long story but what I'm trying to determine is, is the clipping indicator just overly sensitive and its not something I should be worrying about?

I thought about just taking the remote out and adjusting bass per song simply at the HU and leaving my amp gain and bass boost at a set level. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I have all upgraded electrical from my previous setup so I know thats not it. And I know the AT amps are great products so surely its not just a trippy amp.

Thanks for any advice or help!
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I bought my Audio Technix 800.1 to run a single Sundown SA10 when I downgraded my system. Even with my gains on the HU and the amp set to very safe levels the clipping indicator would flash on some bass notes. I thought the sundown was just asking too much out of the amp so I bought a strato 12 D2 and ran it for a couple of weeks.

With the strato wired at both 1 ohm and 4 ohms I would run into the same problem but I had considerable less output since I was running the strato sealed and the sundown ported.

So yesterday I decided to put the sundown back in and leave it in.
Sorry for the long story but what I'm trying to determine is, is the clipping indicator just overly sensitive and its not something I should be worrying about?

I thought about just taking the remote out and adjusting bass per song simply at the HU and leaving my amp gain and bass boost at a set level. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I have all upgraded electrical from my previous setup so I know thats not it. And I know the AT amps are great products so surely its not just a trippy amp.

Thanks for any advice or help!

unless you have a O SCOPE you should never use that bass boost.. its automatic clipping (square wave)
the only way to use bass boost the right way is to actually see that wave being produced on a scope
leave the bass boost at 0 and use straight gain
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unless you have a O SCOPE you should never use that bass boost.. its automatic clipping (square wave)
the only way to use bass boost the right way is to actually see that wave being produced on a scope
leave the bass boost at 0 and use straight gain
Will do! Also I'm getting an Audio Control Overdrive to maintain a nice clean signal.
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Will do! Also I'm getting an Audio Control Overdrive to maintain a nice clean signal.
clipped power will also really hurt the electrical..
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clipped power will also really hurt the electrical..
I will be turning the sub gain to 0 on the HU and safely adjusting the Overdrive to the amp to not allow clipping. I think my clipping was caused by using the bass boost on the remote for the amp rather than simply turning it to zero and slightly increasing gain.
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I will be turning the sub gain to 0 on the HU and safely adjusting the Overdrive to the amp to not allow clipping. I think my clipping was caused by using the bass boost on the remote for the amp rather than simply turning it to zero and slightly increasing gain.
i had a local come to me with massive voltage issues with just a single amp that was fused for 40a
he had a new battery underhood (stock replacement but it was new)
he was constantly seeing 11.8s n sometimes reeeeaaall low 12s..i was confused at 1st because a 40a fused amp shouldnt be killing a 120a alt like that lol..

he had 100% bass boost and 90% gain.. after i retuned it using 0 boost and around 1/2gain voltage was back up to 13.2s..and it sounded literally 10x better and i fixed some wiring he had rigged up
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Bass boost was the culprit! I turned it all the way down on the knob and turned it up one click so that the amp still recieves signal but the bass boost is at what I guess is zero? I was able to turn the gain up a tad and even with the HU at full tilt and the subwoofer channel at +15 it doesn't clip! The bass is super clear and much louder and cleaner than before and the red clip indicator isn't flashing at all! I guess the Line driver can only make things even better from here(=
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Bass boost was the culprit! I turned it all the way down on the knob and turned it up one click so that the amp still recieves signal but the bass boost is at what I guess is zero? I was able to turn the gain up a tad and even with the HU at full tilt and the subwoofer channel at +15 it doesn't clip! The bass is super clear and much louder and cleaner than before and the red clip indicator isn't flashing at all! I guess the Line driver can only make things even better from here(=
If you set up a Line driver like it is supposed to it will help you clean up the signal and turn your amp gain down further and make it sound even better
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If you set up a Line driver like it is supposed to it will help you clean up the signal and turn your amp gain down further and make it sound even better
I know. That is why I bought it(=
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