Re: Speaker Dilemma

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Posted by blisshead on January 16, 2001 at 16:06:09:

In Reply to: Re: Speaker Dilemma posted by will on January 16, 2001 at 15:09:57:

: Dude, i cant answer all of your questions but here is what i know about speakers. Both speakers and amplifiers have power ratings - an RMS rating which is the minimum power constantly put out by the amp, and a peak rating which is the highest watts it could possibly put out. If you had a 100 watt rms amp and the speaker is rated 100 watts rms, they "should" work fine. Going with a higher watt speaker would reduce the risk of a blowout and may reduce distortion, but mostly the distortion comes from the amp. As for ohms, some amps have separate power ratings for 4 and 8 ohm speakers. For example, it may put out 150 watts into a 4 ohm, and only 100 into 8 ohm. Some amps only accept certain impediances also. It helps to have specifications for all you stuff. Well i hope that helped at least a little and please correct me if im wrong or you anything to add everyone.

you don't want to under power it by too much though, or it will sound like crap when you turn up the amp.

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