Vintage Receiver
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  1. Jay on April 11, 2010 3:58 pm

    not unless your vintage speakers have a fuse inside them.

    if not attach a custom fuse into the speaker wires for extra protection

    $5.00 for these fuses and attachments.


  2. hoodoorocket on April 14, 2010 1:35 am

    You scott speakers are fine quality.

    They should be all right if you overload them for a short time but will blow if left overloaded. There is probably a cloth rim and paper cone that takes a real beating and still sounds good (and lasts a loooog time compared to the foam crap they make now). If you get a rattle, shim the coil and spray the cone with water mist.

    The fuse is a nice touch and a good protection, but check that the right fuse is in them when you get them.

    I might also suggest recapping the bridges on those vintage speakers to get the right fequency to the right speaker. That will make them sound their best and last the longest.


  3. D (A/V) ID on April 17, 2010 2:42 am

    The receiver will only shut off if it gets overloaded or overheated. It won’t protect the speakers from being over powered. If your speakers are less than 8 ohm then it may go into protection mode. If they are 4 ohm then I bet your amp can’t handle them.

    You may want to find out the power handling capabilities of the speakers. Usually there are two ratings, continuous and peak. Continuous is what they can handle “continually” for long periods of time. Peak is what they can handle for brief periods (seconds or milliseconds). Sometimes manufactures only post the peak power handling beacuse it’s higher and makes them look more powerful. A speaker that has a peak power handling of 600 Watts might only be able to handle 150W continuous.

    If your speakers can handle over 120W continuously then you’re probably fine. The fuses on the speaker will protect them also so long as they are sized for the speaker correctly. Be warned though that if you crank your amp up it may start to clip. Clipping can really damage speakers.

    You may say that your amp never clips, but Kenwood is not known for having ultra high quality amps that are rated true to their wattage. As you approach max volume the distortion would be insane. Good amps will list distortion at .05% where as most Kenwood receivers get close to 1%. It’s not normally a good thing to crank the volume to max on any amp or reciever. If your speakers are 6 ohm then it could add extra strain on your amp/receiver which in turn may make them clip.

    If your amp clips it will most likely blow the fuses on the speakers. In short I think you’re protected.

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