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I read the FAQ, but i think i need more clarification.


I have this mini "component system" (A): the impedance on the speakers r 6 ohms and 50W input power. The amp says 6 ohms and 88W power consumption.


my other system (B): 8-16(?) ohms impedance and the speaker (only 1 speaker) is rated 8 ohms and 120 Ws input



My question is can i use system B's amp on system A and vice versa? This is because i'm picking up interference with system A's amp on the left speaker output.


On system A, i do not listen to them very loud (6/29 on the volume).
 

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Originally Posted by imeem  /t/1522023/can-i-my-mismatch-amp-and-passive-speaker#post_24467507


I read the FAQ, but i think i need more clarification.


I have this mini "component system" (A): the impedance on the speakers r 6 ohms and 50W input power. The amp says 6 ohms and 88W power consumption.


my other system (B): 8-16(?) ohms impedance and the speaker (only 1 speaker) is rated 8 ohms and 120 Ws input



My question is can i use system B's amp on system A and vice versa? This is because i'm picking up interference with system A's amp on the left speaker output.


On system A, i do not listen to them very loud (6/29 on the volume).

You should be able to swap speakers without problems.
 

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Originally Posted by imeem  /t/1522023/can-i-my-mismatch-amp-and-passive-speaker#post_24467507


I read the FAQ, but i think i need more clarification.


I have this mini "component system" (A): the impedance on the speakers r 6 ohms and 50W input power. The amp says 6 ohms and 88W power consumption.


On system A, i do not listen to them very loud (6/29 on the volume).

The 88 watts is the MAXIMUM AC power that the unit will draw from the wall socket.


Since amps are usually less than 50% efficient, that probably means it can put out about 20-30 watts per channel.


The 50 watts is the maximum power that can be applied to the speaker without damage.


The amplifier is not going to put out enough power to damage any speaker.
 

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Originally Posted by commsysman  /t/1522023/can-i-my-mismatch-amp-and-passive-speaker#post_24468424


The 88 watts is the MAXIMUM AC power that the unit will draw from the wall socket.


Since amps are usually less than 50% efficient, that probably means it can put out about 20-30 watts per channel.


The 50 watts is the maximum power that can be applied to the speaker without damage.


The amplifier is not going to put out enough power to damage any speaker.

on the back of the amp it says power consumption so i just wrote what it said. Nevertheless, thanks for your help guys!
 

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Originally Posted by arnyk  /t/1522023/can-i-my-mismatch-amp-and-passive-speaker#post_24468116


You should be able to swap speakers without problems.

What are the chances i will damage the speakers for system B if i use system's A amp? the FAQ says if the amp is clipping too much/for too long, it will damage the speakers due to too much power consumtion. However, since the impedance difference between speaker and amp is 2 ohms, it has a very low chance of breaking right?


Also, for some reason, my left speaker output on the amp doesn't always work when i connect the left and right speaker. If they are connected separately, they work fine. Seems like the only way i can get both speakers to work at the same time is if i turn up volume so it gets more power, and then turn it down to my listening level.
 
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