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Thanks... I should have paid more attention to all those damn analog
courses... I ended up switching from EE to Computer Engineering and taking
whole lot more digital courses (which were much more interesting to me). I
figured if I can bias an op-amp then I'm set... (little did I know that I'd
end up working on cell-phone receiver sw and had to help in the debugging of
the front end circuit).
"Matty-t" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Not @ 8 ohms. If youwent sky high (like a 12 ohm driver) you would have
> to crank the gain up on that 5-20 watt amp just to get 2-6 watts of
> sound out of that speaker. at that point you may start to distort. 8
> ohms is a nice load to drop across a amp designed to see 4 ohms all
> day. The amp will run @ half the temp with half the power consumption
> and your only loss will be about 3db's of sound output.
> - Matt