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Old 20th December 2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default tiny amplifier.. big speaker?

okay let's say you were to hook a 3,000 watt speaker to a 1 watt amplifier.
And you turned the amplifier up all the way..
Would the speaker even make sound at all?
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Old 20th December 2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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If it is high efficiency i suppose it will.
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Old 20th December 2012, 09:28 PM   #3
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i'm talking about a brand new crazy huge 18" audio mayhem speaker or something that steve meade has.
is it even possible for such a big speaker hooked to a 1 watt amp to even make the tinyest of sound?
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Old 20th December 2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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Hi,

The answer is yes of course it would, you need to understand logarithms,
how they relate to decibels, and the phenomenal range of human hearing.

(As well as a shedload of other concepts and facts related to your interest).

1 watt will give about 80dB for the lowest and about 100dB for the
highest efficiency speakers, the power handling being irrelevant.

rgds, sreten.
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Old 20th December 2012, 09:38 PM   #5
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okay but would the output in the low frequencies be almost zero?
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Old 20th December 2012, 09:55 PM   #6
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Hi, No why should it it be ? It will be poor as 1 watt doesn't do bass, rgds, sreten.
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Old 20th December 2012, 11:11 PM   #7
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In other words, the 3000 watt rating is the maximum power it can take, not the minimum that is needed for it to make sound. An 18" driver is likely 90 db/W or more. It will go plenty loud with 1 watt.
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Old 20th December 2012, 11:29 PM   #8
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Oh so I can just plug any ole big honken speaker into my little 1 watt amp and be bumpin?
I don't think it works quite that way lol
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Looks like a troll to me
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