Europower ep4000 settings questions

  1. #1 by Mike Koch on 10-29-2017
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    Europower ep4000 settings questions

    I posted this under an older thread but wasn't sure if it would be seen there. I just received my ep4000. There are numerous mode switches on the back. Each channel has a "clip limiter" on or off switch. Can someone explain that setting and why I would want on or off? Also, there is a "low cut filter" on and off setting. There is also a low cut filter either 50hz or 30hz. I assume this is only active if I have the low cut filter setting on? What is the function of these low cut filter settings? I have full range speakers that are 55hz to 16khz. Would I want the low cut filter on and set at the 50hz? I'm assuming this would keep all signal below 50 Hz from going to my speakers, is that correct? Thank you so much!
  2. #2 by Paul Vannatto on 10-29-2017
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    Hi Mike,

    As I mentioned in the other thread, I would suggest you use the limiter feature of the amp. I've always engaged the limiters on my amps (if they have them). Anything to prevent it going into distortion is a good thing IMO.

    Regarding the low cut of 30 and 50 hz, if your speakers only go as low as 55 hz, these will have no affect on or off.

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  3. #3 by Mike Koch on 10-29-2017
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    Follow up

    Thanks again Paul! So am i understanding correctly that if the clip limiter is off, then the clipping light on the front of the amp would not work? And theoretically, if my speaker went down to 30hz and I set the low cut filter to 50, the the amp would not send anything below 50 to the speaker, is that correct?
  4. #4 by Paul Vannatto on 10-29-2017
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    - Mike Koch wrote View Post
    Thanks again Paul! So am i understanding correctly that if the clip limiter is off, then the clipping light on the front of the amp would not work?
    I don't think the limiter switch affects the clipping light (probably depends on how much headroom the amp has between clip level and distortion). When the limiter switch is engaged, the amp prevents the signal to go into distortion.

    And theoretically, if my speaker went down to 30hz and I set the low cut filter to 50, the the amp would not send anything below 50 to the speaker, is that correct?
    Well, it depends on the low pass slope.

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