Speaker/Amp matching

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Mike-M, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Mike-M

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    I intend upgrading my speakers. As my amp is 40WPC (rotel) would speakers which can handle far greater amounts be too powerful for it?
     
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    Hi Mike,

    No, as long as the speakers can handle a minimum of 40 watts, there wont be any damage.
    More important is the ohms rating of the speakers.
    What speakers were you thinking of using?
     
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    Hi Mike,
    If you match speakers capable of handling 300w with your amp your certainly not going to hear them at there best. If your amp puts out 40w into 4ohms then they'll put (roughly) 20w into 8ohms. It's not overly important to have matching amps and speakers as the ohms ratings are never constant. I would've thought with that amp you'd have quite a wide choice of speakers. If you want to upgrade your amp it may be worth you buying some higher wattage speakers.
    Depending on your budget and room size it's worth bearing in mind that standmount/bookshelf speakers are usually of a higher quality than a floorstander at the same price.
    HTH
     

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