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I don't know if anyone can help, or of this is even in the right forum section.

I have had a Pioneer A-10 amplifier, and today I have purchased a pair of Q Acoustics 3020 speakers. Upon testing them they seem okay and the depth of sound and bass is great, but I have found that high volumes or singers singing high notes can cause the speakers to seem distorted. I am using them with an ION Vinyl Player.

According to the OMS they match, but the AMP gives out 50 watts whilst the speakers are 75 watts. I don't know if this is a major factor and could be the reason, as the AMP aren't giving out a enough power to match the speakers?

I have put the links where there is the descriptions and the specifications of the amp and speakers.

Pioneer A-10 Amplifier:
https://m.takealot.com/#!product?id=PLID32847989

Q Acoustics 3020 Speakers:
https://www.richersounds.com/q-acous...-graphite.html
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(Original post by funny_h0w)
I don't know if anyone can help, or of this is even in the right forum section.

I have had a Pioneer A-10 amplifier, and today I have purchased a pair of Q Acoustics 3020 speakers. Upon testing them they seem okay and the depth of sound and bass is great, but I have found that high volumes or singers singing high notes can cause the speakers to seem distorted. I am using them with an ION Vinyl Player.

According to the OMS they match, but the AMP gives out 50 watts whilst the speakers are 75 watts. I don't know if this is a major factor and could be the reason, as the AMP aren't giving out a enough power to match the speakers?

I have put the links where there is the descriptions and the specifications of the amp and speakers.

Pioneer A-10 Amplifier:
https://m.takealot.com/#!product?id=PLID32847989

Q Acoustics 3020 Speakers:
https://www.richersounds.com/q-acous...-graphite.html
Wattage is more a measure of maximum power than required power, using an amp with lower wattage than the speakers shouldn't cause issues in the same way hooking up an amp with higher wattage would. I'm using a 50W amp with 100W bookshelves (if I remember correctly) and don't run into issues even when pushing them to outright uncomfortable volumes.

How loud are you going with these speakers for distortion to kick in?
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Wattage is more a measure of maximum power than required power, using an amp with lower wattage than the speakers shouldn't cause issues in the same way hooking up an amp with higher wattage would. I'm using a 50W amp with 100W bookshelves (if I remember correctly) and don't run into issues even when pushing them to outright uncomfortable volumes.

How loud are you going with these speakers for distortion to kick in?
I'm not going too high, about a third of the way up (it's a dial). My other worry is that I got the speakers as ex display. But I don't think that will be too much of an issue.
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I'm not going too high, about a third of the way up (it's a dial). My other worry is that I got the speakers as ex display. But I don't think that will be too much of an issue.
How is that volume-wise? My amp takes less than 50% volume on the analogue dial to get into uncomfortably loud territory.
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How is that volume-wise? My amp takes less than 50% volume on the analogue dial to get into uncomfortably loud territory.
It is a nice volume that I get it to, and it is only at certain points in a song. Maybe it is the treble and bass?
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It is a nice volume that I get it to, and it is only at certain points in a song. Maybe it is the treble and bass?
Distortion is normally tied to volume and usually at the extreme frequencies first, but if it's still at a comfortable listening level then that shouldn't be it for speakers from a reputable brand from Q Acoustics. However my knowledge of AV is mainly in headphones so I could be missing something obvious, if nobody else is able to help here then I'd maybe try some dedicated AV forums like WhatHifi to see if anyone there has any insight :yy:
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Distortion is normally tied to volume and usually at the extreme frequencies first, but if it's still at a comfortable listening level then that shouldn't be it for speakers from a reputable brand from Q Acoustics. However my knowledge of AV is mainly in headphones so I could be missing something obvious, if nobody else is able to help here then I'd maybe try some dedicated AV forums like WhatHifi to see if anyone there has any insight :yy:
That's great! Thanks for your help. I'll wait and see if anyone else messages here and then I'll go elsewhere. Just didn't want to sign up to a forum for one question. Thanks again!
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