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Hi guys.

Tweet: Nominal power is 130w @ 6ohm
Midrange: nominal power is 100w @ 4ohm

Connected to a 4CHANNEL AMP w/ nominal power of 50w x 4 @ 4ohm
Each speaker is connected to a single channel.

I computed (please correct me if I'm wrong) that my 6 ohm tweets are receiving 33.4 Watts and the midrange is 50Watts.

Is that enough or I'm underpowering my seps to a point its affecting the SQ of the system?

thanks in advance. :)
 

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npdang said:
You really can't "underpower" a speaker. If you don't have enough power, they just won't get as loud as you like. But always, the less power you feed your speakers the BETTER they will sound.

I'm also not sure where you got those power rating numbers. "Nominal" power for most tweets is about 5 watts. Maybe 20-30 watts for a mid/bass. 50 watts continuous power over a tweeter is a phenomenal amount of power. I couldn't even imagine how loud that'd be much less that it could sound good or that you wouldn't damage the tweeter over the long term.
Sorry, my mistake. :blush: The 130w for the tweets is the power handling. So does that mean my tweets can handle 130w of continous power?
 

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By the way, I've read on most columns its better to have a good headroom on the amp's power. That they are saying it's better to have more power for a speaker. It's contradicting your statement.
Can you kindly explain further what you mean that LESS power is actually BETTER for a speaker? Thanks
 
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