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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:40:17 +0200
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Subject: Re: I think I blew my amp??!!

Malt_Hound wrote: >> >> 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 > 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... > > -Fred W I think you would be surprised just how unlinear your linear amplifier becomes when cranked up. That being said there are a lot of factors involved, if your speakers are not very efficient or provide a difficult load for your amplifier, which may be poorly designed, it does not take very long for it to start having problems. Hi-end hifi is my second hobby after Saab's Mike

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