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Speaker ratings? How important are they?


Well-Known Member
Too much is better than too little. Use caution with the volume control, you'll be fine.

More importantly, in regard to ratings, would be the nominal impedance, in this case 8-Ohms, and the efficiency (88dB@2.83v at 1 meter).



Behind the Curtain
Staff member
Yup, unless you're really continuously cranking to insane SPL levels, driving the speakers as hard as the amp can do it, I wouldn't worry at all.


Dog Faced Pony Soldier
Speaker ratings are guidelines to ensure the user doesn't underpower the speakers and be terribly disapplointed at the lack of acceptable output or the opposite, plug them into a huge ass PA amplifier and try to get live stadium output levels out of the speakers and blow them up or set them on fire. The idea is that the speaker will perform safely no matter how hard you drive a 100W amp (in this case). If you have a 200 watt amp you might need to be careful when playing especially loud to recognize any stress the speaker is experiencing and turn it down.


Active Member
Thanks for the info, pretty much what I thought. Didn't want to get anything that would be a problem. The "guy" at the store said those numbers were minimum watts to drive the speaker. Go figure huh?