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You should be able to hear when it starts to strain, then back it off a little. It is much easier to destroy a loudspeaker with an underpowered amplifier pushed too hard, than with an amplifier with plenty of headroom.
yes I can clearly hear when it starts to strain. I’ll back off from that.
If I understand you correctly, you think my speakers are going to break? I mean, should I even run this system if it’s guaranteed to break? Do I have other options?
 
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It’s a budget system, so you need to treat it as such. I don’t know why you were sold 4 speakers with it, perhaps return 2 speakers if you can? You should be ok using it sensibly with 2 speakers, for background music application.
 
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I bought them on amazon after being told they would work with the amp I also bought on amazon. If I upgrade the amp, would the 4 speakers work with a better amp?
 
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If you wire them in parallel, 2 x 4 ohm speakers per channel will present a 2 ohm load at the amplifier. Or if you wire them in series, 2 x 4 ohm speakers per channel will present an 8 ohm load at the amplifier. Some professional power amplifiers are good at 2 ohms, however for your application, if you need to run all 4 speakers, you’d be better with an amplifier rated say 150 to 200WRMS at 8 ohms.
 
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If you wire them in parallel, 2 x 4 ohm speakers per channel will present a 2 ohm load at the amplifier. Or if you wire them in series, 2 x 4 ohm speakers per channel will present an 8 ohm load at the amplifier. Some professional power amplifiers are good at 2 ohms, however for your application, if you need to run all 4 speakers, you’d be better with an amplifier rated say 150 to 200WRMS at 8 ohms.
do you know of an amplifier that will fit in an alumawood outdoor patio post like in my photo? That’s my issue. I’m willing to buy it. But it has to go somewhere.
 
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do you know of an amplifier that will fit in an alumawood outdoor patio post like in my photo? That’s my issue. I’m willing to buy it. But it has to go somewhere.
Sorry, I don't. I have no experience with domestic audio. My first thought is if you find the discreet module you have is sufficient for one pair of speakers, to buy another of those and use with a Y-splitter for the signal.
 
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Sorry, I don't. I have no experience with domestic audio. My first thought is if you find the discreet module you have is sufficient for one pair of speakers, to buy another of those and use with a Y-splitter for the signal.
what kind of y-splitter would I use? Can you post an example? I like that idea. Thanks
 
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