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Old 08-11-13, 10:01 PM
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I found some speakers that do what i need and are pretty good quality only thing is i need an amp, they are 40w rms and i have about £30 to spend on an amp, would an amp with 20w rms and a preamp do the job? Or do i need to get the 40w rms amp?

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Old 08-11-13, 10:18 PM
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It really depends on the amp. Think of the specs the same way you would look at fans. They are never correct and some brands are more honest than others. When talking about passive speakers, the watt rating is the maximum they can handle and you don't need anything near it even if you want to play them loud.
20w rms will be more than enough, but will the amp really give that much? Who knows.
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Old 08-11-13, 10:49 PM
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My speakers are beasts and I believe they are older than me. In terms of speakers you should get them second hand from a shop as they'd be easy to return if they have issues.
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Old 09-11-13, 11:47 AM
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Around 10 years ago, Sony did a load of micro-hifis like the CMT-CP100.



The bass units have a half decent amp inside, and proper speaker outputs, so if you want to save money, you can probably pick one of those up on ebay/gumtree for well under £30.

I run my 60w speakers off one of those and they sound fine.

The unit has phono in too so it's easy to connect your PC to it. If you look at any others, make sure they have phono, or maybe 3.5mm inputs, otherwise it's no use to you.
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My big speaker set up would set you back about ~£50 if you get the stuff from charity shops. Brand new my setup would've cost alot more back in the day.
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Old 09-11-13, 02:17 PM
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Found aiwa speakers and a 2x20rms amp that actually matches my pc case so thats nice, i will wrap the speakers though because they are wooden but they where so cheap i couldn't say no.
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