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100v Line Amps

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Amnzero, 11 Jun 2021.

  1. Amnzero

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    You should not hook normal speakers directly to your amplifier.

    Normal speakers work at low voltage and high current, 100V line equipment works at a much higher voltage and a correspondingly lower current and then uses a stepdown transformer at the speaker. Trying to connect a normal speaker directly to a 100V line amplifier could lead to damage to the speaker, the amplifier or both. You might get away with it at low volume settings but I wouldn't risk it.

    You can buy the the transformers seperately if you want to use your existing speakers.
     
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    With that amp, no.

    You need either some 100V line to *X Ohm transformers, or proper 100V line speakers.

    * where X = the impedance of your speakers.

    There are some 100V line amps I use which include a low voltage output suitable for 6-8 Ohm speakers, but looking at the hi-res pics of that amp it doesn't have the same facility. It's 100V line or nothing I think.
     
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    the amp is also only mono
     
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    Fantastic thanks all for your replies.

    The company I work for had ordered these amps for a couple of new retail spaces, one of which was fitted with 100v Redback in ceiling speakers, the other was fitted with standard non-100v speakers. Hence I wanted to make sure before hooking the amp up to the latter hah.

    Cheers for confirming my suspicions !
     
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