Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 00:21:17 +0100 From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> Subject: Re: I think I blew my amp??!!
Malt_Hound wrote: > Colin Stamp wrote: > > On Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:47:23 -0400, Malt_Hound > > <Malt_Houndnospamm*yahoo.com> wrote: > > > > > > > >>Yeak all that limited voltage and current wreaks havoc on the > >>speakers... NOT. > >> > >>Where do you people get this stuff? > > > > > > It can happen in theory. i.e. driving an amp hard into clipping can > > cause it to put out spikes in excess of it's rated output. If the > > speakers could only just cope with the amp's rated output then they > > could *theoretically* be damaged. > > > > Virtually never happens in practice of course... > > > > Cheers, > > > > Colin. > > If that was true, the only thing I could see is possibly blowing out a > tweeter, since the woofer would have plenty of power handling capability Not compared to the square wave output capability of the amp ! That's if your ears can tolerate the abuse of course. ;-) > and the spikes would be very high frequency and so the crossover network > would shunt it away from the woofer and midrange and send only to the > tweeter. > > But I don't see why driving a linear amplifier into its limits (that's > what clipping is) would cause spikes... It doesn't. Graham ( designer of pro-audio for > 30 yrs )