So I’ve reconfigured my amp rack as I’ve added some Itechs to the xti’s and am setting up among other things gain.
I’m coming out of an LS9 and at about -18 on the board I am at zero just before clip on the input meters on both the xti and itech (yes I can change the sensitivity on the itechs but lets forget about that for a moment).
If I pull down the input sliders in system architect (or knobs on the amps) to get the board a bit closer to zero (say -10 or so) before clipping the amp, both the itech and xti still show the input as clipped in system architect.
At this point is anything really clipping or is the input meter before the attenuator and giving me a “false” reading?
Am I wrong to want to have the board a bit hotter before reaching input/output clip on the amps?