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Andreas
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Don’t want to get too picky here, but

Actually, the amp always provides exactly the same amount of signal amplification at all times.

may be ok for analog power amplifiers but not necessarily for digital amps.
And from a user’s view it doesn’t matter at all, since this only affects the internal gain structure of the box.
The user sees an input, an output (air pressure in this case), a knob to control the overall amplification between input and output and possibly some blinking level indicator.

For this discussion, particularly for the MSRs, it would be interesting where this peak/clip lead is internally connected.

If it is connected at the input of the amp (after the pot, fixed gain afterwards), it probably can not determine clipping from sustained power requirements (i.e. playing bass over that PA). A proper clipping detection should check the output swing regarding to the (internal) power rails, which is much more complicated to realize than a simple “volume” detection.