That wasn't @GuitarDojo , it was @Gamedojo . Note that he was running a $3000 pair of Boston Acoustics T-930 speakers, which were meant for power amplifiers up to 150 watts and could handle transients beyond that.If I'm not mistaken, forum member GuitarDojo usually played his Axe through an old Onkyo home stereo system as his main monitor system, and he created some exceptional SRV and related presets through that very rig
Could be wrong, but I took it to mean something along the lines of "polite", "modest", "neighbor friendly" etc....
Either could be right... Wasn't sure if it was a spelling error or maybe a language issue.I think "etiquette" was intended to mean "adequate."
That wasn't @GuitarDojo , it was @Gamedojo . Note that he was running a $3000 pair of Boston Acoustics T-930 speakers, which were meant for power amplifiers up to 150 watts and could handle transients beyond that.
We perceive the volume of raw guitar tones differently from how we perceive the volume of program material. "Loud enough " when you're playing guitar can be "too loud" when you're playing a CD.
Also, CDs and MP3s are compressed and limited, so transients never exceed a certain amount. But raw guitar tones can contain some brutal transients. That's what makes the guitar sound punchy in a way that it just doesn't when it's part of a recording.
Ah, but what wattage into what speakers? "Home" speakers (or any other gear, for that matter) covers a wide range of stuff. And maybe used with an audiologist's idea of what "common sense" is? Low-gain guitar tones generally have a higher crest factor than synth tones, but have lower perceived volume, encouraging you to crank them up.I used to run a bunch of old analog synths and drum machines etc through home speakers. You can get some massive level spikes, crazy amounts of low freq content etc cranked the resonance and cutoff controls on Moog synth and such and I still never damaged anything, even probably not being in a “responsible” mindset back in the day.
Actually, it's way different. Tiny drivers can usually handle being powered beyond spec better than loudspeakers with some mass behind them.It’s really no different than plugging a set of headphones into the Axe. You can possibly produce a damaging level, the poor ears would be my first worry, but you could also damage the drivers in the headphones, BUT, lots of folks are using modelers at home on a daily basis with headphones and they seem to hold up.
Do you mean "peak levels" or "hitting-the-string-hard levels?" You'd need external metering to measure peak levels.I dial in my patches for the peak levels, and short of doing soemthing really weird, I don’t think there is any way I could physically hit my strings harder, turn on more blocks etc to produce damaging levels.
Depends. Prolonged amp clipping can cause heat-related speaker failures (that's why guitar speakers are built differently — because guitar amps clip). But mechanical speaker failures come from instantaneous too-much-power events, often in the form of transients.Amp clipping is what really does it.
Power, driving dynamic range too hard will push uncompressed/unlimited peaks too high and lead to clipping. At best clipping will just deteriorate the listening experience. Prolonged clipping can lead to speaker damage.Dynamic range doesn’t overwhelm speakers or systems. Power does.
It's exceeding the amp's power capability that causes clipping, whether there's a lot of dynamic range or not.Power, driving dynamic range too hard will push uncompressed/unlimited peaks too high and lead to clipping.
Totally true.At best clipping will just deteriorate the listening experience. Prolonged clipping can lead to speaker damage.