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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Ken, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. Ken

    Ken Guest

    The small radio's speaker jack is rated at 300 milliwatts minimum into
    8 ohms. I have a choice of two 8 ohm speakers that will phsically fit
    my separate enclosure: one is rated at 150 milliwatts and another at 1
    watt.

    Can any general statements be made as to loudness and quality of
    sound?

    The speakers are at Mouser.com nos. 665-AT-41 and 253-1635CP08.



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  2. Andrew Holme

    Andrew Holme Guest

    Are you sure that's not 300mW maximum i.e. 300mW at full volume?

    I would expect better sound quality from the larger speaker. I would
    expect slightly higher efficiency (i.e. more sound pressure) from the
    smaller speaker - for the same energy input; but, unless you're running
    it on full volume, you could just turn the volume up a bit and get the
    same sound pressure _and_ better quality from the big speaker.
     
  3. In general, you do not want to apply more power to a speaker than it
    is rated for, if you want it to sound good and last long.
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    put the 1 watt one in.
     
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