Amp power query

Rossman1903

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Hi all!

New on here so go easy on me!

I'm thinking of buying Klipsch RP-260F floor standing speakers. They have a sensitivity of 97db spl and a stated continuous power handling of 125 watts into 8 ohms.

My amp (a Rotel A14) puts out 80 watts per channel continuous into 8ohms.

Will my amp be under-powered to drive those speakers, bearing in mind that 2 watts of power should drive the Klipsch to 100db spl? I'm thinking probably not and the amp will drive them just fine but I don't want to buy speakers which are too much for my amp to handle.

Many thanks!

Ross
 

ien2222

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You'll be fine, unless you are going to try at listen to them while you are at your neighbors house. :D

In room sensitivity is about 97 dB as stated so yeah, 2 watts of power will give you 100dB at one meter with one speaker or roughly 103 dB with both speakers at 1 meter.
 
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