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Old 15th November 2011, 16:13   #16
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For selecting the amp, let your own ears decide. You seem to be on the right track.

Whether the speakers will be safe or not depends on how loud you play your music, and sometimes what type of music you play. If you play music with generally more high-intensity passages (metal, electronic, hip hop, ...), and play the same really loud for long periods of time, AND the amp can provide higher power than the speaker can handle, the speakers are likely to give up their ghost sooner or later handling that thermal overload. If you listen to 'normal' music (pop, rock, classical, film, ...) which has occasional loud passages, you will be just fine.

Search the ICE section for how to set the gains of your amp - there are plenty of threads that have instructions. There is also a thread which gives detailed instructions on how to precisely do it with a multimeter, if you have the yen for it.
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Got It!! Many people have said around the forum that connecting a low wattage speaker to a high output wattage amp destroys the voice coils as even on minimal gains the amplifier provides its specified RMS output.

Some say that the gain knob on the amplifier is not a volume knob its just to match the voltage to the HU, if this is the case then why do we get an increased volume levels when the gains are increased.

The thread on gain settings is very informative but simultaneously quite confusing for me.

Any Help on this?
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Got It!! Many people have said around the forum that connecting a low wattage speaker to a high output wattage amp destroys the voice coils as even on minimal gains the amplifier provides its specified RMS output.
A tweeter maybe but rarely a fullrange speaker. In most cases you will hear terrible distortion before this happens.
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