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Old 05-05-2013, 05:33 AM
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The key parameter to avoid damage is the 4 ohm or 8 ohm impedance. Your head unit and speakers should match or you may overwork the amps and they will get too hot.

However, the other item to check is the recommended input power to the speakers. Some high quality home speakers are very good, but only work effectively (best sound) with relatively high power input. This does not make them good or bad, it just means you need an amp that will drive them correctly.

You also need somewhere protected to install the speakers. Auto speakers are resistant to moisture and vibration because the manufacturer knows that is the environment. Home speakers may not last when the humidity and temp goes up and you start bouncing around on rough roads. Cases start to come apart and speakers cones can delaminate or break.

Bruce
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