Are vintage HiFi speakers ok for gaming?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Electricblue, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Electricblue


    Feb 1, 2011
    Hi all!

    I'm spending a lot more time indoors now due to the lovely British winter weather (rain and cold) so naturally, I'm getting back into gaming.

    My speakers are Wharfedale 510.2 from a few years back, and the drivers are very hard to find nowadays. I play mostly street racing games and FPS. They sound awesome for music, but I'm afraid I will blow the drivers out with my shooter games.

    Are the explosions, shattering glass etc from FPS posing any harm to my speakers? I never have them too loud, but my amp is more than capable of blowing them to bits.

    I have: Wharfedale 510.2. 100w program (about 50Wrms) 8 ohm each.


    Harman/Kardon HK610.
    45Wrms/side at 4ohm at 20hz-20khz.
    0.5hz-100khz Frequency range.
    +/- 30A Instant current/side.


    Many festive thanks!
  2. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    I think you'll be fine
  3. subbasshz


    Aug 11, 2012
    phoenix az
    Im addicted to punishing volume.
    theyre gonna be a whole lot better sounding then a HTIB or blose
  4. Probably not unless your at extreme volumes.
    I would suggest a sub for those explosions, etc.