What speaker do you have and are you planning on buying the same speaker which would be a good idea. What amp will you be using? For most music you will be using just a few watts of power, even at loud volumes. And if you are using 1 speaker, I hope you have what ever preamp you are using set to mono otherwise you will be missing 1/2 the music
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Van Alstine Ultra Hybrid Tube Preamp and Ultra Hybrid Tube DAC
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Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
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Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
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Adcom GFR 700 AVR
Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
Velodyne CHT 8 sub
If i have one 150w speaker is it ok to use a 1000w amp for them? Plus im planning on getting another 150w speaker too.
Speaker power handling ratings are often just a guess or marketing. What on earth are they based on? The power a speaker can handling varies with the frequency and duration of the signal, in any case. What speakers do you have?
Do you really have a 1000 watt amp? What is it?
You cannot tell how much power an amp is putting out from the volume setting. The power output is dependent on a whole host of factors. But as someone said, if the sound is distorted, turn the volume down!
"Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony."
------Heraclitus of Ephesis (fl. 504-500 BC), trans. Wheelwright.