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Old 7th August 2006, 19:09   #4096
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So then wouldnt it be safe and better to have a speaker that is rated higher than the amp ?? Are there any downsides for that ?
No downside. Depends on how you look at it.

If you have a princely budget, get an amp more powerful than the speakers, and indulge like there's no tomorrow. Kb100 offers free tips for such individuals, and it would be great idea to read his autobiography. It's just a matter of how things fit into your budget.

But yeah, more is better.
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Old 7th August 2006, 20:46   #4097
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1) 100 watts rms speaker and 125 watts rms amp .. there would always be headroom left and the speaker would not go in to clipping.....
Since when this has started happening
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- Perfect series is more expensive
- Perfect series has higher power ratings.
- Perfect series has lower sensitivity ratings
- Perfect series is a 4 Ohm load while normal is 2 Ohm load
- Perfect has a Freq range of 75Hz to 23KHz while the normal has 45Hz to 25KHz
Perfect is better any day !!
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Perfect is better any day !!
I agree. And 3 to 4 times the cost!!
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Old 7th August 2006, 20:57   #4100
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More power is harmful to the speaker only in a way powerful car is to the driver. You remain in limits its fun in both cases but once you try to push like a fool then in either case god helps (speaker & driver) .

Its all about how sanely you use your right foot and volume knob hence hooking a powerful amp to a speaker will never cause problem.

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Its all about how sanely you use your right foot and volume knob hence hooking a powerful amp to a speaker will never cause problem.
this was I going to write about but it has been written already....anywas is talking in this context the a 100 watts rms speaker with a 125 watts amp.
with the above statment this is right. but when people run the 125 amp to full blast it wil definately ruin the 100 watts speaker......
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Let me explain headroom quickly to you, before all these technical dolts attack and confuse you

Let's say you had 2 cars. And you drove both at 100kmph. And one car's top speed was 120 kmph and the other's was 200kmph..
My understanding:
Clipping usually kills tweeters, Power usually kills woofers (if the distortion due to excursion overload is ignored).

a) I think this has been mentioned before but most woofers are more limited by their physical characteristics (Xmax, BL, etc..) than their electrical (Watts). Hence the watt ratings are not really relavant.

b) as far as headroom goes (I am adding this only to confuse and undo Sam's handiwork) it all depends on the QUALITY of headroom.
Say you are driving at 100mph. But the cars you are driving had tops speeds of 500 and 100mph then the extra headroom of he faster car is irrelavant. but if the cars you were driving had top speeds of 120 and 200mph the headroom is more relavant.
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Old 7th August 2006, 22:21   #4103
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something like this will happen if a 100 watts speaker played at 500 watts.....

http://rapidshare.de/files/28533884/5.25.1.avi.html
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that is more like very low freq information. like said before 100W at 400Hz is one thing, 100W at 40hz is another.
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ya agreed but with 500 watts continous power what will happen to a 100 watts speaker .......................
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at 500W....

If the signal is not bandwith limited (20-20K) a speaker like the one shown will make a not of ugly noises long before 100W maybe as early as 20W. Something like the video in your link.

If the signal is badnwidth limited (say HP at 12db at 200Hz) the speaker will make fewer ugly noises and then you will smell enamel burning then poof! No more noise.
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I agree. And 3 to 4 times the cost!!
This is what i dont understand .. on the American Inifinity website the Kappa perfect 6.1 comps cost USD 475 whereas the normal Kappa 60.7 comps cost 350 USD. Why the does the relative cost between Kappa and Kappa perfect increase so much in India ?
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Because the Kappa perfect is not mass marketed. The more you sell, the cheaper it gets.
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Also, obviously, the performance of the 2nd car at 100kmph would be more stable and reliable.
And now we have our audio guru talking about engine vengine , performance , stability (suspension ??) , reliability (build quality ??) et all after all the dushmani (noble plans of running the car on ICE equipment instead of engine) till date ... Wah sam wah ..
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Heh heh, I hope you saw this months autocar ad.
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