I thought that about Donald Trump regarding Mexicans. (I'm Aussie.)i think what is being missed here is a speaker's sensitivity
Sorry, but what is a 200 watt speaker? Are you stating its rated handling ability or the rated minimum wattage the manufacturer recommends? Neither would require a 200 watt power amp. Note that a 200 watt power amp has dynamic power that peaks with a wattage higher than 200 watts. And no, a speaker that has a rated handling ability of 200 watts doesn't need a 200 watt amp.A 200 watt speaker needs a 200 watt power amp. That is what the ratings are for!!!!!
THAT makes sense.Yes! A record in reviving an old thread without a doubt. I started reading the posts and saw Uncle Eric and then looked at the date.
It is a real pity is was revived because the first long explanation is wrong!
Nothing to do with DC burning out tweeters. This is blocked by the hi pass capacitor in the crossover network.
The real reason is that when you clip a sine wave or program material and turn it to something like a square wave you generate a lots of powerful high frequency harmonics which reach the tweeter and burn it out!
It calls into question the wisdom and danger of forums for knowledge. Everyone chips in with something they thought they have learnt and thought they understood from a post they read somewhere. In the end you get a mish mash of misinformation. So much better to do this stuff at school or university and understand the science of what is happening without interpretation. In the end the right explanation is simple and makes sense.THAT makes sense.
Of course you are 100% correct if you don't drive the amplifier into clipping. You may be tempted to do this and that is why people say using an under powered amplifier could be a liability!Stop perpetuating the idiotic idea that less power blows speakers.