If your looking for new speakers and your advised to get a receiver rated to 25w to 100w. Would there be an issue if your receiver was rated at 200w per channel? What issues, if any can happen? Thanks!
I have a choice of speakers, either Mirage Omnisats or B&W LM1's and a receiver rated at 200w per channel. I was wondering if 200w drives the speakers too hard. I am leaning toward the B&W's as they sound bright and are less expensive then the Mirage speakers. Thanks!
No, as stated the wattage rating attempts (though often grossly inaccurately and overrated) to describe the power output capability of the amplifier. To little power capability of an amp will cause clipping and can damage your tweeters.
IT is far LESS likely to damage speakers with an overpowerful amp, and would only happen if you turn the volume up very loud. However, this is far less likely than underpowering your speakers, so I wouldn't worry about it in the least.
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