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Speaker/amp wattage question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by wtf_is_a_bass, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. wtf_is_a_bass

    wtf_is_a_bass Guest

    Aug 11, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: PiGLET picks
    I know its not really recommended and ive never been one to want to try it out. But i want to know how safe it is to run an amp that has a wattage equal to the maximum recommended wattage input of the speakers

    for example a 400w amp into a 400w 4ohm cab
    Or a 400w amp into two 200w 8ohm cabs

  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Your amp has a volume control. If you're putting too much power into the speakers they'll distort. That's their way of telling you to turn it down. ;)
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