Is 200 wpc ok for the JBL S-center

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  1. johnny..bon

    johnny..bon Second Unit

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    The JBL S-center is rated for 150 watts max. I was thinking of adding an outboard amp that is rated at 200wpc. Is any one doing this or know if this speaker can handle the extra watts?
     
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    It will be fine, expecially if you have the speaker set to "Small" on your pre/pro. It is much more dangerous to have an amp with too little power than to have one with too much power.
     
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    I agree with Mark... I have an S-Center and have used an Acurus 200 with not a hint of a problem...
     
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    Practically impossible to damage a speaker with plenty of power. You don't actually USE the extra watts all the time, they are just there when you need them.
     
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    basically when an underpowered amp is asked to provide a signal it can't instead of producing a nice rouned sine wave to the speaker the tops get cut off which causes the speaker cone to stop moving...which builds up heat and could damage the speakers voice coil. This Link Here goes into a lot more depth on the topic if you care to read it.
     

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