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can i Mismatch amp and passive speaker?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I'm currently using this mini "component system": the impedance on the speakers r 6 ohms and 50W input power.  The amp says 6 ohms and 88W power consumption.

 

I want to swap the amp because it's picking up interference.

 

Can i use this particular amp:

 

Impedance: 8-16(?) ohms

 

this particular's amp matching speakers  are rated 8 ohms and 120 Ws input. 

 

Is it safe/am i allow to use this amp for my 6 ohsm and 50w input power speakers? 

post #2 of 5

It's safe until you drive the amplifier to its limits.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

i guess it's fine then. Even with the current amp + speaker, i don't go above 6/29 on the volume. Is it more likely to damage my speakers or new amp? I don't mind the speakers breaking but i care about the new amp. (as you can see, i'm not good with electricity) 


Edited by imeem - 3/10/14 at 7:33pm
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i guess it's fine then. Even with the current amp + speaker, i don't go above 6/29 on the volume. Is it more likely to damage my speakers or new amp? I don't mind the speakers breaking but i care about the new amp. (as you can see, i'm not good with electricity) 

It's not going to hurt the speakers.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

alright i swapped it. So much better in terms of interference. I would like to say the sound quality is better, but i think it's mainly a volume effect since i didn't do a A/B comparison. Tho i notice 1 little issue, and it is that my left output on the new amp doesn't consistently send signal to my speaker unless i play around with the volume. 

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