Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 00:19:12 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: I think I blew my amp??!!

Colin Stamp wrote: > On Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:47:23 -0400, Malt_Hound > <Malt_Houndnospamm*> 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... Actually the amp doesn't put out 'spikes' - it puts out 'square waves' when clipping heavily. This can result in twice the continuous sine wave 'rms' power, never mind the lower 'average' power when playing music. Graham ( audio design consultant )

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