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80 watt amp 50 watt speakers?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by muttley, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. muttley

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    i just bought some speakers for my rear channels they are rated 50 watts 60 max my a/v amp is rated at 80 watts, am i likely to cause damage to these rears? advice please
     
  2. Kramer

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    Nope. It's actually the reverse - underpowered amps more often cause damage to speakers!

    When driven beyond their capability, amps can send out huge amounts of uncontrolled current.

    50/60w rears should be OK :smashin:
     
  3. muttley

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    thank you sir!
     
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    I was thinking of a pioneer 812 which is 100 watts per channel and the m70 speaker package which is 5x 75w would i be depriving myself of getting the full benefit of the amp with these.Trying to get a wife friendly package(women:rolleyes: ) and its all silver and has 5 stars in what hi-fi.
     
  5. Kramer

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    5x 75w should be fine.

    Nice to have a better amp/receiver in case you decide to upgrade your speakers down the line.

    Remember if running a sub (eg. 5.1, 6.1 etc.) that low frequencies won't be sent to satellite speakers - less "power" going to them.

    :smoke:
     

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