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post #11 of 15 Old 02-25-16, 09:44 PM
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I am pushing small monitors with an Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2 amp, no issues and clipping is a thing of the past!

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I have run 100w speakers with a 500w per channel amp with no issues. Like mentioned just don't overdrive them. Use common sense and don't let your drunk friend run the controls. It is better to have more power and headroom than to underpower them. If you underpower them and you keep straining the amp to get to the level you want you will introduce distortion and that will blow a speaker faster than more power used correctly.

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I am pushing small monitors with an Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2 amp, no issues and clipping is a thing of the past!

Get as much power as you can afford.
IMO too much power??? Are you kidding???

With home theaters we go from very quiet to very loud scenes. This places strains on amplifiers and speakers. Fast, high power amplifiers are the key to great home theaters.

With two channel music you will rarely see amplifiers pump out over 50 watts depending on the speakers (efficiency less than 87db) in a home environment. But with theaters that number can get significantly higher than that at reference SPL. Polk speakers love power.
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