Possible stupid question about Speaker watt handling

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  1. Edwin_H

    Edwin_H Stunt Coordinator

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    This may be a stupid question, but I don't know all there is to know about HT, so here we go.
    I have Mirage FRX Rears in my setup, and if I were to get an amp that is rated at 140 watts per channel(Parasound 1205), would that overload the FRXs as Mirage says their power handling only goes up to about 90 watts i think? Or would they be ok? Just curious. Thanks.
     
  2. Khoa Tran

    Khoa Tran Supporting Actor

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    you'll be ok, actually it's better to overpower speakers rather then under power them =)
     
  3. Martice

    Martice Screenwriter

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    More times than not, it is underpowering your speakers that will blow them (distortion)or produce unwanted musical results. With your present combination, you should be able to hear everything that your speakers have to offer. That is if your room and source player are up to snuff but that's another story and another thread.

    Good Luck.
     

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