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Can someone please clarify this for me

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by fabio1605, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. fabio1605

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    so my amp marantz 7200,95wpc

    my speakers handling power 100 watt.... it would be hard to overdrive them right?
     
  2. Dfour

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    Dont worry about them as the wattage's are hardly ever correct especially on multi-channel amps. Only worry if you hear distortion when you are playing at VERY high volumes say +10db or more :D and if you do I am glad im not your neighbours ;)
     
  3. Mylo

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    I would normally go for speakers with twice the rated power of the amp for safety.
    Is the 100w rating of your speakers ‘continuous’ or 'peak power'?


    My stereo amp is 45w per channel and my front speakers are 100 w.
     
  4. Ed Selley

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    Obviously if your speakers have got something in reserve it won't do any harm but we demo our premiere system on the end of some very silly amps indeed (and often very loud indeed) without any problems.
     
  5. Reiner

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    Not a good advise actually. A lower powered amp can easily damage speakers when you drive it too hard and it starts clipping.
    Of course you can also damage a speaker rated lower with a high power amp.

    Somewhat matching the ratings would be desirable.

    Well, they are usually correct for one or two channels driven, thus the concern remains valid, in particular in stereo mode.
     
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    Yes you are right Reiner. That is what i meant to say, obvioulsy having a blonde day then :(
     

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