ProSoundWeb Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4   Go Down

Author Topic: Here's a pretty good article on how NOT to destroy your speakers  (Read 17478 times)

Brad Weber

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2209
  • Marietta, GA
Re: Here's a pretty good article on how clipped waveforms destroy speakers
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2014, 03:39:03 pm »

edit ps.  Canada gave us Nickelback AND Bieber.  How hostile does Canada have to get before we invade to return both acts to their homeland? /satire
Apparently Justin Beiber is looking to purchase a home in one of Atlanta's nicest neighborhoods.  The neighborhood had a protest scheduled to start at 6AM this morning.
 
As far as the Crutchfield article, I got the impression from how it was written and the reference to powering from a receiver that it was aimed more at the car audio crowd.
 
It is interesting how many such articles and discussions don't address the role of speaker sensitivity.  If you change a speaker to one with the same power rating, same impedance, etc. but a greater sensitivity without changing anything else then an "underpowered" system may no longer be underpowered.  Thus a system can go from "underpowered" to properly powered, or properly powered to "underpowered", without either the speaker power rating or the amp output changing.  So is a speaker not being able to provide sufficient output for an application always a matter of it being "underpowered" or might it be "undersensitivitied"?
Logged

Taylor Hall

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 842
Re: Here's a pretty good article on how NOT to destroy your speakers
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2014, 03:50:24 pm »

Man, quit reminding me... A friend of mine lives just up the street from where he's planning to move in.

On the sensitivity front, you can also throw in the quintessential "right box for the driver" concern as well. Using the wrong tool for the wrong job usually ends up breaking the tool, or ruining the project.
Logged
There are two ways to do anything:
1) Do it right
2) Do it over until you do it right

Greg_Cameron

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 668
    • Cameron Pro Audio
Re: Here's a pretty good article on how clipped waveforms destroy speakers
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2014, 05:45:39 pm »

3. Asking the speaker to play Nickelback. The speaker will then commit suicide, at any power level.

Actually, the speaker will implode due to the vacuum that's formed.

Logged
"Procrastinators of the world - contemplate uniting!"

Cameron Pro Audio

Tim McCulloch

  • SR Forums
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 21740
  • Wichita, Kansas USA
Re: Here's a pretty good article on how clipped waveforms destroy speakers
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2014, 06:18:54 pm »

Cut Canada a break, they gave us Neil Young, too ;)

I'll see your Neil Young and raise you a Gordon Lightfoot.  Pfffft.
Logged
"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."  - Kurt Vonnegut

frank kayser

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1556
  • Maryland suburbs of Washington DC
Re: Here's a pretty good article on how clipped waveforms destroy speakers
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2014, 08:13:29 pm »

I'll see your Neil Young and raise you a Gordon Lightfoot.  Pfffft.
I'll see your Lightfoot and raise you a Joni Mitchell and The Duhks.
Logged

Mac Kerr

  • Old enough to know better
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6922
  • Audio Plumber

I'll see your Lightfoot and raise you a Joni Mitchell and The Duhks.

Anne Murray.

Mac
Logged

Bradford "BJ" James

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 371

Anne Murray.

Mac
We also gave you Celine Dion, but you can keep her.
BJ
Logged
Proud Canadian dealer for Danley Sound Labs, A&H, Yamaha, QSC, Yorkville and more.

Mike Christy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 689
  • Southern Maine

We also gave you Celine Dion, but you can keep her.
BJ

3 of a kind, Rush.
Logged

frank kayser

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1556
  • Maryland suburbs of Washington DC

3 of a kind, Rush.


You know, Radial products are from our neighbor to the north, too.
Logged

Thomas Harkin

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 103
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Logged

ProSoundWeb Community


Pages: 1 2 [3] 4   Go Up
 



Page created in 0.044 seconds with 22 queries.