Dunno why my post wont show up...
Basically, hello everyone, after a little advice please.
Last weekend I damaged the tweeter assembly on my less than 6month old Neat Acoustics Motive 2SE's, which I've sent back to Neat UK for repair. Basically turned my amp on at full power by accident burning out the speech modules or something.
Reading through the book for the Denon AVR 2310 I'm using to power these I can see it has a max. output of 105w per channel at 8ohms.
Have looked all over the internet to find a max output for the speakers but all I can find is;
System type 2-way Reflex
Impedance 8 Ohms
Sensitivity 85 dB/1 watt
Bandwidth 35Hz - 30kHz
Basically I want to know how to find out the max. output of the speakers, so I can put a volume limit on the amp to prevent damaging the speakers again!
Any help or advice appriciated,
Well it says for Motive 2 its 100W here: http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Neat-Motive-2/specs
not sure if SE are different.
However its not so much the power as distortion that does the damage. I would try 50W to be safe.
Also amps are usually rated at contineous power not peak power which will be higher, roughly double. So 105W C P will be about 200W peak power at 8 Ohms.
Listen to the music, not the hifi.
how does that work then? should I limit the vol. from my amp at 50%?
Try that, you should not need more than that.
I also blew the tweeters on my Motive 2 SE's, but without knowingly turning up the volume too loud. I changed them for Neat Pete SX's and have subsequently had no problems. Could it be a weakness with the tweeters themselves?
50% volume on the amp is very very quiet.. Unfortunately I've not got the choice of what they're replaced with as I've sent them back to Neat UK