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I OWN A MATCHED SET OF JBL 100 CENTURY SPEAKERS. What are their power requirements? Which would be the best amplifier to match with them?

Technician's Assistant: What JBL model do you have?

L 100 Century

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your JBL unit?

I have an old Kenwood Model TK 88

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
First of all, these are not automobile speakers. They are used in home hi-fidelity instillations. they are quite large. They would barely fit in the trunk of my car, a standard, four door family sedan.
Next, why would I abandon my request/question when it has not been answered but I have been charged for it? If you can't answer the question, say so and refund my money.
Electronics Technician: Nathan, Engineer replied 3 months ago
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Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble, but I'll do my best to help you. Please give me a few moments to review your details here.

What is your intended use of the speakers? Primarily for listening to music? Or as part of a home theater system and possibly the desire to add more speakers for a surround sound setup as well?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Primarily for listening to music.
Electronics Technician: Nathan, Engineer replied 3 months ago

Thanks,

the power handling of the century speakers are 10-300. Ideally they are designed for 50w continuous power,

but rating specs for modern amps are typically quite skewed, so I'd target an amp rated in the 100-150w range.

Something like this would be a good starting point for a basic receiver type system (with built in radio and multiple inputs): https://amzn.to/2GYITdb or (higher end): https://amzn.to/2GXtfyD

If you have a receiver or other components already and just need an amp: https://amzn.to/2GZ74Ia

Best regards,

Nathan

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