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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 00:15:11 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: I think I blew my amp??!!

es wrote: > yes i will do that today and does that mean i need to get i higher watt > speacker becuse these are 140 w max i really didnt thing the saab amp > can do that much. So what is the watt specs on the amp and where is i > located The *watt specs* on in car audio are utterly bogus and unreliable. They're usually measured at something like 10% distortion too ! If you had a multimeter you could check if the new speakers are still ok - either there will be some continuity across the terminals ( in which case they're ok ) or it's open circuit and they're broken. You can substitute a small wattage light bulb, battery and some wires to do this job too actually. Oh - you can't 'kill' an amp by fitting higher wattage speakers than the amp - that's ok - the other way round isn't so smart. You do need to ensure that the speakers and amp are compatible *impedances* though. In car audio is normally 4 ohms. Graham

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