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    Icon6 Under Powering of Speaker

    I am looking at purchasing some Infinity Kappa 693.71 6x9 3-way speakers. They have an impedance of 2ohms 100Wrms and 300Wp. I would only be using my Kenwood deck to power the speakers at the moment. I have been told that under powering speakers can actually damage them more than over powering them.

    Any Thought??

    Any other high quality speaker recommendations? Kappas are the only "high end" speaker that I know of.


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    Re: Under Powering of Speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by mohoso98
    I am looking at purchasing some Infinity Kappa 693.71 6x9 3-way speakers. They have an impedance of 2ohms 100Wrms and 300Wp. I would only be using my Kenwood deck to power the speakers at the moment. I have been told that under powering speakers can actually damage them more than over powering them.

    Any Thought??

    Any other high quality speaker recommendations? Kappas are the only "high end" speaker that I know of.


    THANKS
    Whoever told you that underpowering a speaker will damage it is full of ****, to be perfectly honest. As long as the signal is unclipped, you will never damage a speaker by sending it well under the RMS.




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    Re: Under Powering of Speaker

    If you have an amp set correctly and it's RMS is equal to your speakers, the only time you aren't "underpowering" them is when your HU is at full volume (if that's how you set the gains). So no, it wont' hurt them.




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    Re: Under Powering of Speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    Whoever told you that underpowering a speaker will damage it is full of ****, to be perfectly honest. As long as the signal is unclipped, you will never damage a speaker by sending it well under the RMS.
    Well that is what the person that told him that probably meant. So in a way that statement is correct. Even though it is NOT the power that will damage it the amp at clipping will if its over driven.



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