Amplifier Clipping Indicator

Posted on May 19, 2012

At some stage, we will all find ourselves pushing hi-fi equipment just a little too hard, and if lucky, will just find that the sound has become `dirty`. If this happens too often or is too severe, tweeters are the first to go - they are damaged by the excessive power generated by a combination of `power compression` and the harmonics created when an amplifier clips.

Amplifier Clipping Indicator
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Although a simple circuit, it uses a principle of operation that will be new to many readers. Indeed, it is new to me as well, since this is a method of detection I have never seen published in this form. There was one detector published many years ago th

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