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Need help; Receiver is underpowered for speakers

SapphireInferno

I recently bought a pair of Pioneer BS41-LR's which are rated at 130 watts. My receiver though is only rated at 80 Watts/Channel, will this be a problem?
November 24, 2012 @06:47am
bouldersoundguy

If your speakers get loud enough without the amp distorting then, no, it won't be a problem. If for some reason you need to run your speakers to their peak SPL then, yes, it will be a problem. Note that a 2:1 power ratio equals 3dB of difference in SPL, so your amp will drive your speakers to within 3dB of their peak SPL rating before it clips.
December 3, 2012 @05:39pm
VK_Electronic

you did not say whether the rating is peak, peak-to-peak, average or rms ......................
I would NOT worry at all if the ratings are RMS
January 27, 2013 @12:21am