View Full Version : Powering Speakers over 100 watts

12-02-2006, 10:44 PM
I just got two mtx dj speakers that are rated at 150 watts rms each... However, every amp i look at(and have now) seems to only be 100 watts per channel.. How should I power these speakers so they each are getting their full 150 watts rms? Thanks

12-02-2006, 10:54 PM
are they 8 ohm drivers or 4 ohm

12-02-2006, 11:03 PM
They are both 8 ohm drivers... and my reciever is a 2-channel reciever rated at 200watts peak... do I need a new reciever/ or an aditional amp?

12-03-2006, 01:43 AM
rms is just a guidline, 100 watts will power them fine

12-03-2006, 02:37 AM
Full rack gear FTW!

12-03-2006, 02:30 PM
Are you going to be running these for a DJ business??? Or what's their use?

12-03-2006, 03:04 PM
well right now i'm not even running them at 100 watts rms each.... I have one Speaker on my 200watt peak power reviever, and when i turn it up louder, you can tell it is distorted... and i will be using the speakers for just partys, not dj specific things... any ideas on how to get them more power?

12-03-2006, 03:10 PM
there are amps that u can buy.

12-03-2006, 03:13 PM

stuff like that, i dont know which one would fit ur needs. I dont like how they never really show the power outputs on most of them. Probably better sites u can look from.

12-03-2006, 03:15 PM
how do i hook up an amp on top of a reciver? to the reciver or straight to the speakers? where could i fine a nice (cheaper the better) amp to put out 150 watts rms to 2 channels?

12-03-2006, 03:26 PM
How about this? What if I get rid of my reciever entirely and get a Pyramid PA1000X amp? Its rated at 175 watts rms x 2 into 8 ohms.... and my speakers are rated at 150 watts rms each.. so i'de be 25 watts over the ratings, but in my experience with car audio, it never hurts to go over a bit, only to go under... so does that amp look good? quality amp?

12-03-2006, 03:27 PM
pro sound amps ftw

12-03-2006, 03:31 PM
ya it should be reciever to amp to speakers, I dont know much about the DJ amps, I got interested in it for a little bit but never really into it. But if its like car audio I'd wouldn't go with Pyramid unless u absolutly had no money.

12-03-2006, 03:34 PM
ftw? where can i find pro sound amps?

12-03-2006, 03:39 PM

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12-03-2006, 03:46 PM
so is everyone shooting down the idea of getting the Pyramid PA1000X ( http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=245-525 )? If i only have 250 dollars to spend, and I want to power two speakers at 150 watts rms each, is this not the best buy?

12-03-2006, 03:47 PM
I would spend the extra 50 bucks and get the peavey

12-03-2006, 05:37 PM
dont get rid of the receiver, your still going to need a receiver or some sort of preamp source

whether or not spending $200 on an amp to power cheap mtx dj speakers is worth it is another story

12-03-2006, 06:33 PM
the reason i say I can ditch the reciever is because i just picked it up from circuit city a couple days ago and can easily bring it back for a full refund (along with the two mtx speakers)... all i'm doing is trying to get the loudest/most bang I can get with 400 bucks... would you guys suggest a different approach? if you had 400 bucks maximum and wanted to get a loud party audio system, what would you do?