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Cheap speakers for 120w x 2 @ 4 Ohm

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I have a Harmon Kardon 3490 Receiver (Stereo receiver, 120 W x 2, able to drive 4-Ohm loads at 150 Watts).


There seems to be an issue with the current speakers - one of them is operating at a much lower sound than the other and is crackling, I suppose a part is blown.


There's a small chance I could be leaving the country in 8 months so I don't want to buy something expensive. Ideally something around the £80-100 mark maximum.


Can anyone recommend some bookshelf speakers that will work with it? Would a pair of Wharfedale 9.0 fit the rating? I get a bit nervous about choosing speakers suited to the wattage/ohm rating. I'm not very knowledgeable about audio.



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unless a speaker presents an unusual load (very low impedance) the main issue is to keep the amp from clipping


so if SPL is not real high, you should be fine


some amps have special circuits to do soft clipping to try and avoid the nastiness of 'hard' clipping - e.g. nad

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