Can I do this ?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Mike F, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Mike F

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    Can I use a 50 watt center channel with 100 watt mains??
    If so what should I do to use them correctly?
     
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    Justin_D Stunt Coordinator

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    It depends on the amp. If the amp is over 50 watts/channel you will probably blow it...
     
  3. Mike Fassler

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    yeah would definatly depend what power your amp would be pushing that center channel, if your receiver puts 100 watts too each channel I wouldnt recommend it.
     
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    You can use it but know its limitations. Certainly, you can't push the center as hard as the mains can go, so keep your levels reasonable. If the amp is rated more than 50, then keep it below that. Of course, your mains would be undermaximized then.
     
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    Actually, I think y'all can get him into trouble by recommending lower-powered gear. Clean power rarely - very rarely - damages speakers. It's the clipped, distorted signals produced by an amplifier straining to reach its maximum output that damage speakers. Of all the things I consider when comparing speakers, power rating is what I think of as absolutely the least significant.
     
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    "If the amp is rated more than 50, then keep it below that."

    What I meant by 'it' is the playing level, and not the amp itself, just to make myself clear. [​IMG]
     

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