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Default Re: Single amp, dual voice coil

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Originally Posted by Yadkin View Post
That's awesome. Yes, my amp is rated to do 2 ohms. That brings up another issue though.

When wired to a 2 ohm speaker, my amp is rated at 600W RMS. Will this ruin the speaker?

The amp allows me to set the input level from 0.1 to 8V. Can I use that to reduce the wattage to the speaker?
600 watts does exceed the power handling of the Tube. The output of the amplifier will not ruin the speaker, however, you do need to be cautious when setting the gain level. Contrary to what people say, power output is determined by the load the amplifier sees. Adjusting the gain correctly allows for maximum volume with no clipping. Clipping the signal is what ruins speakers.

I do, recommend you using a subsonic filter. The amplifier you have may be equipped with one.

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