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Will Cover
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Home audio OT experts
Can a speaker, such as a 6.5" in-ceiling with these specifications:

Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms
Suitable Amplifier Power Range 15 - 100 watts
Maximum Input Power 80 watts

handle an A/V receiver with these specifications:

160 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven)Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround


without any issue?



OysterPoBoy
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re: Home audio OT experts
What kind of music?


Will Cover
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Member since Mar 2007
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re: Home audio OT experts
quote:

What kind of music?


Mostly for playing sound from TV (Chip and Joanna, cooking show, etc.) through A/V receiver, listening to Spotify and/or Pandora (mixture of 70's, 80's, 90's, country, old rap, etc.) and an occasional movie through Netflix.

This post was edited on 6/12 at 2:04 pm


SG_Geaux
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re: Home audio OT experts
More than likely.

The key is the 160w/ch 1ch Driven

With all channels driven, it is probably nowhere close to 160w/ch.

You would probably have to abuse it to damage that speaker.


Will Cover
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re: Home audio OT experts
Many thanks! Helps make my decision now.


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busbeepbeep
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re: Home audio OT experts
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160 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven)Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround

that's the dynamic power. WHat's the full range specification at hopefully THD closer 0.10% or less?

Having dynamic headroom is good. The amp won't be clipping, just don't drive the speakers into distortion.

You don't note the frequency range of the speakers, or whether you plan to use a subwoofer, in which case you'd have a hi-pass crossover enabled on the 6.5" speakers.


oh, and tech board


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ThuperThumpin
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Home audio OT experts
It should will be fine at a reasonable volume. Even if the receiver is 160 watts per channel (which I doubt) just dont crank it all the way.


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NewIberiaHaircut
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re: Home audio OT experts
Yes


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patnuh
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re: Home audio OT experts
Keep in mind that each company measures power differently.


NewIberiaHaircut
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re: Home audio OT experts
It's not too much power that will damage the speakers. It's too little power. If you turn it up too loud the amp will clip and that is what will hurt the speakers.


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TigerFanatic99
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re: Home audio OT experts
quote:

Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround


quote:

Mostly for playing sound from TV (Chip and Joanna, cooking show, etc.)


Atmos system for Chip and Joanna. Definition of an OT baller.


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sean5340
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re: Home audio OT experts
Will not be a problem. Power output at 8ohms will be closer to 120 watts. You shouldn't blow up your speakers.


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The Mick
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Yes but you wont get the full capacity of the receiver obviously.


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Marco Esquandolas
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re: Home audio OT experts
...all these numbers--I am confused.


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Tempratt
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re: Home audio OT experts
It should be ok. Generally overdriving a speaker with more than its contious rms rating will blow out low frequency drivers.
Clipping usually damages high and mid frequency drivers.


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VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Home audio OT experts
Unless you plan on cranking them up really loud (which will sound like shit) you will be fine.


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