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Dragged my 8" monitors to a house party the other weekend and the tweeters have blown. Definitely at some point the signals were entirely maxxed, from dj controller to mixer console to speakers. I wanna put something in the chain that can prevent something like this happening again, where I can setup the gear and walk away knowing noobs can push their signals as much as they want. Is a limiter something I should be looking for here? Anyone got any experience, recommendations?

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after a certain point something along the chain will start clipping so you're not going over the max anyway. The limiter you want, was inside you all along - use your brain and watch levels. If you think something like that will happen again, and you can't just keep an eye on levels, unmap the master output volume knob/set up master limiter in traktor/tape off the volume knobs on the monitors - hardware limiters start at nearly $200 and are built for studios, so they're big units for rack mounting. 

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Pretty much what Scottie said.

Having a limiter at home would be total overkill. Most venues don't have limiters. Just make sure your master level doesn't peak or is at a certain level the whole time.

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I'll be carting my equipment around. It isn't for myself. It's for when others are using it and I don't wanna stand by it watching it like a hawk. Basically want to prevent as much noobiness as possible. 

So yeah, for situations where the equipment is not just only in control by me.

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Legit me and a mate have already said this.

But seriously though, it might eventually get to the point where I turn around and hire the equipment out to friends or something, so it'd be nice to know it can't be ruined by just general noobiness when everyone is sloppy af.

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