damage my speakers?

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  1. Dusteh

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    I have a NAD c370 amplifier rated at 120 watts output... The only speakers I currently have to wire into it are a pair of cheapo Gale 3040's, which claim they are rated at 15 - 100 watts.

    What would actually happen to either the amp or the speakers if I were to run them together?
     
  2. Badger0-0

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    Nothing as long as you don't thrash the kit.
    Don't go more than say 50% volume and you'll be fine.
    That should be ample, I'd have thought.
    Your amp will overdrive the speakers at full belt.
    But the bigger problem would be if your amp was too small for the speakers.
    You'll be OK, no problem :smashin:
     
  3. Dusteh

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    thanks badger. I was just concerned that they would slowly fry over a period of weeks or something... definately won't be thrashing them - got neighbours on all sides.
     
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    omg you live in a cube.....

    how cute...

    hehe

    sorry, couldnt resist, just set my stereo part of my hifi back up after a few weeks without it and feeling playful...lol

    but as the sage badger man says, you'll be fine so long as you dont try silly volumes...lol

    i hooked my Mission 700's up to my 250wpc £1,500 MF A5 the other day for a giggle downstairs......luckily didnt blow them up...lol....considering they cost me £50 from RS (supposedly RRP was £120 but i personally never saw them at that price..lol) they sound remarkably good on a decent amp...LOL.....mind you, didnt get far off the volume mark before the drivers were going in and out like a rampant wildebeast and the beats were driving the latent teenager inside me to bop about like an adolescent on half a barrel of alcopop..heh
     
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    Or, he could live in a flat :p
     
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    Mr Knyght_byte, I have noticed your posts lately, especially on your setup, and you have been behaving like a very silly boy lately! :D :rotfl: :smashin: I came in here looking for speakers! ;) How dare you make me laugh! ;) :D Calm down! :D ;) :)

    Dusteh, you will be fine. :) Just be careful with the volume, as the others have said. :smashin: :)
     
  7. Knyght_byte

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    sorry..heh, was just the way he said it made me think he only had one room and it was surrounded on all sides by other people...lol

    sorry Carl, i promise not to make you laugh again....honest..........




















    (the space still aint doing anything is it....well, apart from moving from my home cinema pics to here...heh)
     
  8. Carl Stock

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    Too right! :D Life is serious! :D

    That is a very minimalist setup you have there, Knyght_byte. ;) It is so good that I cannot see anything! ;) :D

    Now where was I?! ;)
     
  9. Knyght_byte

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    Bishops Stortford?
     
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    Oh yeah! Had to think there!!! :D

    Honest! It is a bit late, and you had me there! How dare you make me laugh and think at this hour, Mr Knyght_byte! :D This is becoming a habit of yours! All I did was venture into the gallery, and I have ended up with a torrent of laughter! It is just not on!!! :D ;)

    *note to self: go to bed soon* ;)
     
  11. bobc292001

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    I've got a pair of Mission M33's http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo-1.cfm/Product_ID/2083 which were working great and sounding fantastic for a few weeks. But, I noticed a few nights ago that the right one is now badly distorted when playing deep bass sounds.
    I'm using a cheapo amp (Acoustic Solutions SP101) http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5129199.htm which I'm sure does not have enough power to blow them up (and besides, I've never cranked the volume above about half).

    But ... despite this, the right speaker has definatley 'blown' (or something) :(

    Could this be because the amp is underpowered???

    Can a speaker be repaired? Is it worth it? Should I destroy the SP101 with a hammer? :rolleyes:
     
  12. Badger0-0

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    I'm afraid to say, very possibly.
    The 60W from the amp is probably over-rated whilst your speakers are very meaty.
    Underpowering is the worst thing you can do.

    But it may not be bad news as the amp might have given up the ghost, by working too hard.
    The only way to tell is to try another meatier amp on the missions.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
     

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