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Username: Freakzerosk8er

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jun-04
i have a 300 watt mini system and it comes with 2 150 watt speakers i just want to no if i can put in some 200 or 300 watt speakers, will this make it a 400 or 600 watt stereo? would it somehow damage the stereo, or should i stick with 150 watt speakers? thanx
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 782
Registered: Dec-03
1. no
2. no
3. yes
 

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Username: Freakzerosk8er

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jun-04
is there any way at all to use more powerfull speakers or am i screwed?
and wen people talk about adding on an amp because theyre getting bigger speakers wat does this mean?
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 804
Registered: Dec-03
receivers provide the power and the speakers handle them.
 

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Username: Natediggidy

Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.

Post Number: 26
Registered: May-04
To put it anoyher way, to get REAL big power you gotta go with seperates. A "mini-system" just won't cut it. You could go out and buy more "efficent" speakers. This would give you more sound output for the watts you already have. Hint: go out and buy the biggest pair of Cerwin Vega's you can find. They are famous for their high sensitivity ratings.

Something like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=71569&item=5705126884&rd= 1
 

J. Vigne
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Berny - The correceted answers are:
1) No.
2) No.
3) H*ll no!!!
 

J. Vigne
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Berny - The corrected answers are:
1) No.
2) No.
3) H*ll no!!!
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 835
Registered: Dec-03
Jan,
LOL!!!!!!
I was being nice!
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 838
Registered: Dec-03
oh, do you think he shouldn't stick with the 150 watt system???
 

J. Vigne
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Would you?
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 844
Registered: Dec-03
H*ll no!
The road to audio nirvana is paved with upgraded listening gear. Totally dependent on finance and if married or attached, the good ol' WAF.
 

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Username: John_a

Post Number: 1469
Registered: Dec-03
This problem of "speaker power" keep coming up time and time again. I think manufacturers are to blame - they WISH people to think speakers have power ratings, in themselves.

Perhaps if we had horse-power instead of Watts eveything would be clearer?

Suppose carts were sold labelled "suitable for being pulled by between 2 and 4 horses". Everyone would see immediatly is would be OK to try it with one horse, and any unkindness would be to the horse, not the cart. Everyone would also see immediatly you could try it, and use it, with eight or twelve horses. Each horse would have an easy time. The cart would be OK as long as you did not use all the power to carry a bigger load, or to go faster, than it was designd for.

The original question here seems a bit like asking if you can go faster, or carry heavier loads, if you get the same number of horses to pull a bigger cart.
 

J. Vigne
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I'm thinking the original question here has to do with a load!
 

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Username: Freakzerosk8er

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jun-04
wow u guys have helped alot and i've made my mind up. i'm gonna buy a bigger more powerfull component system once i got the dough. thanx to everyone.
 

J. Vigne
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Our pleasure.
 

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Username: John_a

Post Number: 1471
Registered: Dec-03
I second that.

Yes, J.V., load, not speed. Although one horse-speed is the same as the speed of twelve horses, you might still make the cart go faster with twelve if wind resistance and/or friction were the factors limiting top speed. This is getting silly. I shall go away.

All the best to everyone.
 

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Alright guys. Let's think about this one. Yes you can stick higher wattage speakers on your amp. They won't be any louder, though, because the amp is what drives them. However, the only real danger is using a high power amp with low power speakers. You'll blow out the speakers.
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 2370
Registered: Dec-03
Very timely response, Robles!
 

Tony5.1
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Hi, I own a Kenwood VR-7080 6.1 receiver. I am interested in the Earthquake Nova SN-51 speakers. Anyone know anything about them? Are they a good investment?
 

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Username: Gamerdude

Kitchener, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 9
Registered: Apr-06
You ogt a p*ssy butt mini system mine is 175per channle(2 channels) and i run 2 giant 180 watt speakers and a 300 watt sub been working dfor 4 years now


Philips-CW-f555
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 7680
Registered: Dec-03
Speakers don't have watts.
 

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Username: Stu_pitt

Irvington, New York USA

Post Number: 1267
Registered: May-05
very articulate Kyle.
 

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Username: Daniel_canada

Canada

Post Number: 11
Registered: May-06
......However, the only real danger is using a high power amp with low power speakers. You'll blow out the speakers........


Ummm no and yes, small amp distorts and blows out woofers/tweeters. Better with big amp with small speakers then small amp with any sized speakers. Flamezor me. :-O
 

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Username: Gamerdude

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 43
Registered: Apr-06
180 max per speaker i just looked at them but still works great i have no problems and these arnt the speakers that came with the system
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