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  1. #11
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    I'm Mark.


    I have, in fact I’ve seen it quite a few times.

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  2. #12
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    I'm james.


    No, it was the OP's concern though, which was will a modestly over powered amp be too much? Not in any reasonable scenario. But be straight here, did your own experiences of low powered amps blowing speakers happen within the last three decades? Power is now cheap, an incautiously unplugged RCA is far more likely to damage a speaker in this century!

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    I'm Andrew.


    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I've often heard that said...
    Me too.
    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    ...but never come across an instance.
    Me neither.

    I've seen speakers damaged by people (idiots?) who will turn the volume up to flat-out and be oblivious to the fact that it sounds absolutely awful. Surely the horrendous din coming from the speakers would alert them to the fact that something isn't right and perhaps it should be turned down? No, apparently not.
    Some of these people (idiots?) call themselves "sound engineers"

  4. #14
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    I'm Martin.


    Best to make sure the amp has more than enough watts and current delivery to drive the speakers properly. Main issue will be poor sound quality if it doesn't. Better to have more power than you need, than not enough.

    Barring stupid kids whacking the vol up to maximum, blowing speakers tends to happen by accident or because of a fault. Not really much you can do about that.

    Having more than enough power will never have an adverse effect on sound quality. Although there is a myth, continually perpetuated, that low powered amps sound better because they are low powered and for no other reason.

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