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Bud Angelotti


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Larryville, NJ, USA
Post  Posted 28 Aug 2019 12:59 pm    
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Is there a downside to using a speaker thats rated at 300 watts in a 50 watt amp?
Thanks in advance!
Bud
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Georg Sørtun


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Mandal, VA, Norway & Weeki Wachee, FL, USA
Post  Posted 28 Aug 2019 2:03 pm    
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None whatsoever.
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Bill A. Moore


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Silver City, New Mexico, USA
Post  Posted 28 Aug 2019 2:59 pm    
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With the bigger magnet, you're probably carrying more weight!
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Jim Saunders


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Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Post  Posted 28 Aug 2019 4:13 pm     Speaker Change
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I tried a Telonics NEO 12 in my NV112 and ended up going back to the Blue Marvel speaker. It sounds better to my ears.
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Bud Angelotti


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Larryville, NJ, USA
Post  Posted 28 Aug 2019 4:24 pm    
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I did not think so, but thought it might need more "gas".
Thanks fellers!
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Georg Sørtun


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Post  Posted 28 Aug 2019 5:45 pm    
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Bud Angelotti wrote:
I did not think so, but thought it might need more "gas".
Efficiency is not directly related to how many Watts the speaker can handle.
Instead, check efficiency for the individual speaker as its output in "db" when it is fed a 1 Watt signal from the amp – often presented on a data-sheet.
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Bud Angelotti


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Larryville, NJ, USA
Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 3:48 am    
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Right- Appreciate the info !
I'm desperately trying to find ways to be able to keep playing due to my back & shoulder being out of commission. Got ahold of one of Mr. Furlongs' 300 watt speakers, put it in a little cabinet. Had to sell amps and got ahold of a quilter mini-50 watts, so I can still make a noise.
Thanks again for the info!
Bud
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Steve Lipsey


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Portland, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 30 Aug 2019 9:46 am    
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I don't know if it is true...would like to hear knowledgable opinions ...but I've heard that a very high power speaker isn't as responsive to low power inputs...that they have a "sweet zone" for getting the frequency response they are designed for, and it is not really hit by a low power input...
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Post  Posted 30 Aug 2019 10:24 am    
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Steve Lipsey wrote:
I don't know if it is true...would like to hear knowledgable opinions ...but I've heard that a very high power speaker isn't as responsive to low power inputs...that they have a "sweet zone" for getting the frequency response they are designed for, and it is not really hit by a low power input...
They do not have to be, but, yes, in order to handle higher power they quite often are heavier and more rigid all over – from coil to membrane to suspension. So larger high-power speakers may sound more "round" and less responsive to transients when fed low power signal.

A given surface made up of a high number of small and lower-power speakers with light parts, will always outperform setups with one or a few large high-power speakers covering the same surface-area, when it comes to transients. Important for "HiFi" setups, but not so for instrument setups where good transient-responses are rarely ever called for.
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