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I have a 100W amplifier, but my speakers only handle 30W, what do I do!? Answered

I have a 200W (100W for each L and R channel), but my speakers only handle 30W, is there a component I can get to limit the wattage? Would this just be some resistors? Sorry if this is a stupid question, I haven't done any electronic stuff in a while.

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NachoMahma

Best Answer 7 years ago

. You may have a limiter built-in to the amplifier. Often labeled "Volume". If you have one, it will probably be on the front panel.

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ZemNachoMahma

Answer 7 years ago

Yes, there's a volume knob. Just don't turn it up too high then? =P

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NachoMahmaZem

Answer 7 years ago

. Yep. You should be able to hear the speakers start to distort before you do any damage. When you hear distortion, turn it down a little bit.

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rickharris

7 years ago

MUCH depends on exactly what your amp manufacturer is quoting as power. 100 Watts RMS is very different to 100 watts of Music power (often quoted).

I doubt that your amp is actually producing 100 watts less than 5% did on test here in the UK.

As said by NM watch the volume.

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Re-design

7 years ago

Buy new speakers or add more to absorb the power. You have to wire them so that the ohm number is right for the amp.