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    Default Recommended Watts to run RTi8 tweets

    So I bi-amped my RTi8's.
    Does anyone know what watts tweets can handle, i'm looking at buying seperates.

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    I would say at least the same as the entire speaker is rated at - but probably alot more if it is clean power, mainly for peaks and not distorted waveform. (not distorted anywhere in the chain, not just distorted from amp to speakers)

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    RTi8's spec's 250 watts........isn't that over the top, tweats could never need that much power?

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    I would say forget about biamping & just get a separate amp that gets as close to if not more than the 250 watts in the specs. Your whole speaker will sound a lot better.
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    I haven't looked, but I'm guessing the cross-over point is something around 2,500 Hz. The mid-point of the energy distribution for music is around 350 Hz-- i.e. half the power is used above 350 Hz and half below 350 Hz.

    I also recall when I bought my RTR 280DRs (which contained 6 tweeters per speaker) there was a warning label: Do Not put more than 40 watts continuous into the tweeters! Damage to the speakers AND your EARS may result!

    I would guess that a GOOD 50 wpc amp (one that has head-room) would be more than sufficient for the purpose.

    And even so, remember: THIS IS A HOME AUDIO SYSTEM, NOT A PA SYSTEM DESIGNED TO FILL AN AUDITORIUM! You only have one set of ears. If you damage the speakers, you can buy new drivers. If you damage your ears, you can't fix them. :(

    Cheers, Jim

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