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Speaker Wattage & Receiver Outputs

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by lee31, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. lee31

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    Hi, this may sound like an amateurs question but :-

    If I have got an A/V Receiver with say 6 x 100 WPC but my surround speakers are only 75 W rated, will I have a problem ?

    Thanks

    Lee
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Nope.

    Except do not increase volume so high that the speaker distorts (pretty obvious anyway!)
     
  3. WhyAyeMan

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    Also, depending on the receiver you have, it may not actually be as powerful as claimed...
     
  4. Reiner

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    :lesson:
    On the other hand an amplifier rated lower than the speakers can be easily (accidently) driven into distortion and cause clipping - which in return may damage the speakers permanently.

    That said there should be no problem but if you notice any distortion lower the volume immediately.

    Lesson over. ;)
     

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