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post #1 of 15 Old 02-21-16, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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How much power is too much?

I would like to purchase 1 of Emotiva's new 3 channel amps, when available. My towers are 275 watts, Polk TSi 500S and center is 200 watts,Polk CSi A6 So depending on what will be available wattage wise per channel. I would like to try and future proof for speaker upgrades in future. How much wattage can I push to present speakers with out much risk of damage?
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Re: How much power is too much?

You can buy 1,000w monoblocks for each speaker and be fine. Just don't go beyond their limitations. (play too loud).

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Re: How much power is too much?

How loud is too loud ?
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Re: How much power is too much?

I would stay under your center maybe 180 but do you need that much power.
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Re: How much power is too much?

That is funny my wife said the same thing. I was thinking ahead to possible speaker upgrades. Which may have higher watt ratings.
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Re: How much power is too much?

Talley is correct, you can have any highly rated, high power amp you wish as long as you don't listen too loud and destroy the speakers themselves. As far as what is too loud ? I think your ears should tell you this.

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Re: How much power is too much?

Thanks everyone for your advice.
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How loud is too loud ?
Don't push the speakers beyond their limits. You'll know it when they get close.
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Ok Todd , thanks.
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