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surflunesta wrote:thanks, so to be sure that would be an amp with no more than 130 watts EACH channel (260 total) correct?...I assume (not good) I cannot change the ohms on the receiver...that being said, therefore my receiver must not put out more than 260 watts at high volume?...not that I would push it...just want to be safe..thanx again
These speakers are rated at 130 watts MAX. That's peak power folks. This measurement is strictly marketing numbers. To convert this inflated rating to a real useable rating, they probably will handle less than half that in RMS power. So they are probably capable of handling about 50 watts RMS. Worrying about an amplifier having to deliver no more power than the speaker rating is a great misunderstanding. Without getting overly technical, having an amplifier underpowered does cause serious damage to speakers, especially by blowing out tweeters when the amp is over driven. A 500 watt RMS amp "could" blow the woofers in this, but just don't crank the heck out of it.
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