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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 13:25:43 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*>
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... > > 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

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