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Re: Sound / Volume Limiter Installation

Postby James Perrett » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:10 pm

The Bunk wrote:
Wonks wrote:Worth thinking about a high-pass filter to remove the worst of the bass frequencies?

Sounds like a possibility but - and sorry if this is a silly question - what sort of device are we talking about and where in the chain would it go?

You would need to resurrect the idea of using a separate power amp and have the filter between your current mixer and the power amp. The simplest device you could use would probably be an active crossover like the one at

https://www.gear4music.com/PA-DJ-and-Li ... 6SEALw_wcB

In your case you would set it to stereo, connect your power amp to the high output on each channel and adjust the crossover frequency until the bass was no longer a problem. I don't know if they still make them but Peavey used to make power amps with plug-in crossover modules that would simplify things for you.
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Re: Sound / Volume Limiter Installation

Postby The Bunk » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:56 pm

Thanks James...although the link didn't work...
But if that's the way to go, we're looking at getting a power amp so the chain would then be

Music/Headmic input - mixer/amp (the SD500) - filter - power amp - speakers?

The SD500 does actually have tone control which is pretty much tamper proof - you need a screwdriver to adjust it. We have turned that down previously so maybe a further notch down would be a(nother) starting point. As may have been mentioned earlier, it is generally the bass elements that are winding up the neighbour in question. They can sometimes hear the headmic but are just about prepared ot accept that...it's the "thump/boom/thump/boom" that does them in.
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Re: Sound / Volume Limiter Installation

Postby The Bunk » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:58 pm

blinddrew wrote:Can't you just buy your neighbour a headset? ;)

Oh I wish!

Funny, the local church bells doing their thing every Sunday morning doesn't seem to be a problem to them. Nor does the local small provincial airport (Heathrow I believe it's called....)
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Re: Sound / Volume Limiter Installation

Postby James Perrett » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:18 pm

The Bunk wrote:Thanks James...although the link didn't work...

Now fixed in the message above...
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Re: Sound / Volume Limiter Installation

Postby Wonks » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:22 pm

The Bunk wrote:Funny, the local church bells doing their thing every Sunday morning doesn't seem to be a problem to them. Nor does the local small provincial airport (Heathrow I believe it's called....)

Then simply change the spin class music to bells and planes. :D
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Re: Sound / Volume Limiter Installation

Postby The Bunk » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:11 pm

:bouncy: Actually, there could be some mileage in that. Kick off with "Back in The USSR"...
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Re: Sound / Volume Limiter Installation

Postby OTE2020 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:14 pm

An AVC2 sound limiter is what i use to install years back into venues - rock solid, does what it says on the tin type of thing (limits the audio without distortion)
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