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Speaker V Amp power rating

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by KAZER, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. KAZER

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    Just a quick question I hopw u lot can help me out with.

    Would I blow a pair of 75w speakers if I connect them to a 100w amp?? :eek:

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  2. spiver

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    Possibly. It depends if you run the amp at high volumes. If you do then you stand a good chance of not only damaging the speakers but could damage your amp in the process.
    Make sure that the ohmage of the speaker matches that recommended for the amp. You may have a switch on the back for 4 ohm / 8 ohm.
     
  3. alexs2

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    You're far more likely to ruin your speakers by using an underpowered amp at high levels,and running the amp into clipping....this results in large amounts of high frequencies being put through the tweeters,with consequent damage.

    A high powered amp,used sensibly,should cause little trouble,although as spiver has said,if you run it at very high volumes,you could damage the speakers.

    FWIW,my own system uses a set of power amps capable of delivering 200W into the speakers continuously,and up to 800W for short periods...the speakers are arted at up to 150W.....used sensibly,no problems at all,and no dnager of the amps clipping.
     
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    You would hear severe distortion before the speakers were permanently damaged
     

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