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VM1's and Denon 3803

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by themmings, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. themmings

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    A quick question forum:

    I'm all set to purchase 5 x BW VM'1s and pair them with a Denon 3803 amp.

    My question is this - is there any issues running these speakers given the power output and handling of the amp / speakers.

    Will the extra 10 watts from the amp make any difference?

    Tech Details:

    VM1's: 25W-100W continuous into 8ohms on unclipped programme

    Denon 3803: • 110 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, <.05%THD) • 150 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, <.7%THD)

    I'll only be running a 5.1 setup so channels 6 and 7 will be redundant (for the time being:D )

    Tim
     
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    These speakers will be fine with the amp, but as with all combos, don't run the amp at full volume as this extra power output and the chance of the amp then clipping could possibly damage/blow the speakers (but this is unlikely with quality speakers/receiver!).

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    MarkE19: Thanks - what is meant by the term clipping?
     
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    Clipping is when the amp cannot output the full sound because it has run out of power and therefore gives nasty sounds that can damage speakers (and the amp) even if they have a larger power handling capacity.
    Running the amp at full power it will handle until a louder sound is sent to it (a loud explosion for example), it then cannot get any lounder and clips the top off the sound as it has nothing more to give.

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