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On my peavey cs400 amp it has two binding post outputs for speakers which says 28v rms, am i able to connect my speakers here without damaging them?

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That 28V RMS means how many RMS volts max comes out of the speaker terminals.
As long as your speakers can handle a couple hundred watts , youre fine.

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yes, as long as the speakers are rated 400w+& 4-8 ohms each and you don't overdrive them.

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