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  1. The amount of room between the normal operating level and the maximum level where clipping (distortion) occurs in a sound system. This number tells you how much louder the system can get before it goes into distortion. Source: Church Audio & Acoustics Glossary
  2. The ability of an amp to go beyond its rated power for short durations in order to reproduce musical peaks without distortion. This capability is often dependent on the power supply used in the design. Source: http://www.owenscorning.com/around/sound/glossary.asp

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