Speaker Watt Help

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December 9, 2009 at 14:25:34
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.5 GHz / 4094 MB
I'm thinking about buying a pair of speakers that have a maximum wattage input of 180 a piece. My reciever will only be able to give each speaker 100 watts though. Will this cause any distortion or loss of quality for the sound? Any help or advice would be great! Thanks :)

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#1
December 10, 2009 at 00:30:20
Speakers are rated at maximum power input. Amps and receivers are rated at maximum power output. As long as the output is less than the input power rating it should be ok.

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#2
December 10, 2009 at 08:04:40
Thanks for the help.

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#3
December 13, 2009 at 21:06:46
I need to know how many watts i should be looking for in an amplifier/amp head to drive a 200 watt speaker.
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#4
December 13, 2009 at 23:34:14
It would take a 200 watt amp to drive a 200 watt speaker.
Assuming the same rating system. If you combine speakers,
the combined wattage of the resultant load.

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#5
December 14, 2009 at 10:34:24
It does not take a 200 watt amp to drive a 200 watt speaker. It means it is realitivley safe to use up to a 200 watt amp to power the speakers without damaging them. Be advised though that these ratings are usually an approximation. There are many other factors involved in damaging speakers. If you take a 200 watt amp and hook it up to a 200 watt speaker, it is still very possible to blow the speaker if you overdrive the amp and it starts to distort. At that point you are sending a clipped waveform to the speaker and that can blow them.

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