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right amplifier size for speakers

Discussion in 'Audio' started by deo, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. deo

    deo

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    Hi, I have 2x160W speakers lying at home, I wana get a amplifier and use it to drive the speakers. How do I calculate the right size of the amplifier I need for the application.
    Thanks
     
  2. kellys_eye

    kellys_eye

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    We need to know more about the speakers. Impedance, frequency range etc.

    Amplifier power output is largely irrelevant but obviously not to exceed the capabilities of the speakers.
     
  3. BobK

    BobK

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    And power ratings of speakers are often grossly exaggerated. If you 160W speakers weigh less than about 10 lbs each (the raw speaker, not the enclosure), I would be suspicious of the rating.

    Bob
     
  4. Audioguru

    Audioguru

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    A speaker rated for 160W "peak" or "maximum" power has a real power rating of 80W if it is the truth, or 20W if they exaggerate.
     
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