Speakers and power amps.
Posted on Mar 13, 2006 01:51 am
Faze 2 Studios
Member Since: Aug 15, 2005
Is it bad to have speakers with a much higher power rating (in watt's)then your amp can deliver?
a Peavey pv 900 power amp powering 2 Peavey TLS4X 3-Way Dual 15" Speaker? will it over heat my amp?
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Mar 13, 2006 01:57 am Dont quote me but from what i nkow aobut guitar amps and cabs, its only a problem if your amp is higher power than ur speakers. IF your amp is lower power than your speakers, you just wont be getting all you can from your speakers.
Since: Jul 04, 2002
Mar 13, 2006 09:51 am crux got it,
Since: Apr 08, 2004
no, you won't hurt anything, the amp won't work any harder.
It is a consideration that the impedance is correct, but with solid state amps, it's not much of a concern.
Some consider that the speakers won't be working in their sweet spot, but I don't put too much weight in that theory, especially with PA equipment. That consideration would be better for high end HI FI speakers/amps.
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Mar 13, 2006 07:30 pm PA gear is the same, under powered speaker's will actually sound differant then if they are being powered to their full potential. They will actually be kind of weak sounding. Bass response will be there, but not as much thump if it were being powered to its max or close to it. AS well the high end will fade before getting very far from the cabinets.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Peavey should have a minimum power requirement listed somewhere for those cabinets.
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