Will 180w my kill KEF 3005SE speakers?

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  1. duffbeerdrinker

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    I have recently been forced to downgrade from floorstanders to the KEF 3005SE sub sat system.
    The amp is supposedly 180w per channel and the recommended input for the speakers is 100w. The guy in the shop said it would be OK but I am worried because I do like to watch movies with the volume up fairly high.

    What do you guys think? Is is safe or not?
     
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    You don't say what the amp is, but it should be ok.
    If the speakers sound distressed or just "too much", just ease off a bit :smashin:
     
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    They'll be fine

    Im not an expert with AV amps, but I cant see it outputting 180wpc in all channels whilst in use. If anything, I think very high volumes would be demanding more power than the amp can produce...
     
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    Thanks for the replies.
    The amp is a Pioneer LX70 and the speakers don't sound distressed as far as I can tell.
    The weird thing is that since I changed the speakers I have to turn the volume up quite a bit more, I regularly set it to -20db just to get a reasonable volume from it but before I never went over -34db.
    this seems strange because I was expecting these speakers to need less power and therefore be louder.
    Is this normal?
     
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    They will be fine :thumbsup:

    Just make sure you set the crossover above 70Hz.
     
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    The 180W is at 6 ohms, so you can probably take a quarter of that off straight away, seeing as the Kefs are 8 ohm nominal.
    So that's 135W.

    Given that most amp makers distort the figures with various methods, you can probably take a big chunk off that too.
     

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