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 #108818  by bpg21
 Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:39 am
My electronics knowledge is lacking to say the least.
My question is: Is it safe (for the speaker) to run an 8 ohm JBL K120 into a 15 watt Super Camp XD? I have been told that such a low wattage with blow the speaker. I have been playing it regularly for the past year with no problems. It does sound fantastic. Jerry in a box!! Very gig worthy. Should I be using a different ohm speaker (4 or 16)? Brad or Waldo's response would be gratefully appreciated.
 #108829  by tigerstrat
 Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:56 am
You should use exactly whatever ohm load that the amp is rated for ... for 6V6 pair (power tubes) amp, I would expect that to rating be 8 ohm. Don't worry too much about the wattage- 15 watts won't endanger the speaker, but it might not sound like it would if it was receiving more output power (but probably better than the stock speaker).
 #108837  by strumminsix
 Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:09 am
From what I'm told, the problem with underpowering the speakers is more about solid state clipping is the danger with the uneven waves that can ruin a speaker.