- Apr 8, 2002
Is it ok to put 10 more watts trough a speaker than what is reccomeded by the manufactuer????
Clipping causes driver failuer. If you had the money, and good speakers, (money is for a realy amp) You would be able to put your speakers on a 1000W amp. JUST DONT CLIP
Power is what kills tweeters, not clipping. Clipping causes excessive power to be sent to the tweeter, which causes the VC to overheat (remember that 99% or so of the incoming power is converted to heat-not sound.) Think about it...how does a tweeter know an amp's clipping? It doesnt.
A 1000W on a 100W rated speaker would cause the tweeter to burn up. Same effect as clipping. Excursion limits would more likely be reached first...but thats another issue.