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I have an old and reliable pair of AR8 speakers but have to get a new amplifier. As I do not know the wattage of my speakers I cannot safely buy an amp for fear of blowing the speakers. Does anyone know what the wattage is?

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I too have a Technics SA-GX100 and it's rated at 2 x 40W @ 8 Ohms. I have the Technics SB-2840 floor model speakers hooked to it, which are rated at 200W Music Input - 8 ohms. It sounds very nice just to be a 40W receiver.

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Then the other things to consider is the actual construction of the speaker and if they are mounted just on a surface in a car or whether they are mounted in an enclosure.
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You can use any wattage speakers as long as they are not less than the watts from your amp. However you can still use lower wattage speakers as long as you don't turn up the volume full or two loud! Otherwise your damage the speaker.
HOWEVER you must get the ohms matched up right. You must never connect any speaker with a low Ohm to a high rated amp. Or you will blow the output stage transistors or IC.
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