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#123104 - 01/05/06 10:33 AM 100watt speaker 80watt amp
linhly Offline
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Registered: 01/01/06
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hi people i got am thinking about buying a new pair of speaker which are 100watt but i have an 80watt reciever will my reciever blow up if i put to much power in the speaker

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#123105 - 01/05/06 10:36 AM Re: 100watt speaker 80watt amp
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#123106 - 01/05/06 10:46 AM Re: 100watt speaker 80watt amp
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Usually speaker specs have a range of watts, for example 25 watts to 150 Watts, instead of only one number. In case your number (100) is the maximum one, you'll be fine.
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#123107 - 01/05/06 10:50 AM Re: 100watt speaker 80watt amp
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thank you also one more qustion the speaker have bi-wire but my reciever isn't how can i hook them up.

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#123108 - 01/05/06 10:54 AM Re: 100watt speaker 80watt amp
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Just wire your speakers in a conventional manner and all will be fine.
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#123109 - 01/05/06 11:19 AM Re: 100watt speaker 80watt amp
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Pick 1 left post and 1 right post on the speaker. Do NOT remove the bridge between the 2 sets of posts.

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#123110 - 01/05/06 01:36 PM Re: 100watt speaker 80watt amp
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Hang on a sec. What kind of speaker is only rated for 100 watts and still is biwireable? There may be something rotten in Denmark. You may wish to consider something different.
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#123111 - 01/05/06 04:24 PM Re: 100watt speaker 80watt amp
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I'm not aware of Axiom's that are only rated at 100watts and bi-wireable. You must not be looking at Axioms?
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#123112 - 01/05/06 05:00 PM Re: 100watt speaker 80watt amp
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Linhly;

I have my speakers bi-wired. You only need two binding posts at the receiver, one black one red to bi-wire, and four binding posts at the speakers. If you bi-wire, you need to remove the binding thing at the speakers. I bought my cable biwire-ready with two banana plugs in one side (to be connected to the receiver) and four banana plugs to be connected at the speaker. Here is my speaker cable
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#123113 - 01/05/06 09:27 PM Re: 100watt speaker 80watt amp
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Lin, welcome. Note that the maximum power rating of a speaker supposedly is the amount of power it could take continuously without going up in smoke; it has nothing to do with the amount of power it uses from the receiver at any given moment(which most of the time is about 1 watt). So, even a speaker with a 500 watt maximum rating doesn't necessarily create any sort of problem for an 80 watt receiver. As Rick mentioned, forget the bi-wiring, which is of no significant benefit, and simply connect your regular single length of lampcord to one set of terminals.
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