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 Post subject: Powering speakers
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:16 am 
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G'day everyone

I just wanted to know whether a 400W Max 4ch amp would be sufficient to power 4 speakers.

here are the specs

AMP - Clarion APX400.4
400W Max
50Wx4 @ 4 ohms RMS

Speakers - Clarion SQR1630R 6inch
280W Max
55W RMS

reason i choose an old amp is because im getting it for like $60 bucks and brand new was i think $400


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 Post subject: Re: Powering speakers
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:22 pm 
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I have had the same amp, they do alright.

Fisrt, ignore max watts, its an advertising gimic.

plper1 wrote:





AMP

50Wx4 RMS

Speakers -

55W RMS






Note the RMS on each, your amp is near perfect for the speakers in terms of wattage matching.

 

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Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:35 pm 
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is it true that you should either match the wattage or the wattage on the amp should be higher than the speakers

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Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:54 pm 
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If the amp wattage in rms is higher than the speaker's rms, then you risk blowing the speakers, a little bit dont hurt, but then you also risk your SQ.

Matching it is the best for all round performance.

 

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