DIN or Music?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Peter McDonald, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Peter McDonald

    Peter McDonald Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey everyone!

    I was recently given a pair of speakers. I looked to see what power rating they had, and this is what it says on the back of the speakers:

    INPUT: 140W (MUSIC), 70W (DIN)

    What's the difference between Music and DIN?

    Thanks,
    Peter
     
  2. Jim Williams

    Jim Williams Second Unit

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    DIN stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung or the German Institute for Standardization.

    DIN is probably a more reliable (conservative) measure of the speakers maximum power levels.

    Usually, under normal listening levels, you are only putting out 5-10 watts of power from your amp or receiver. Chances are you will not damage your speakers with an over powered amp. You run a much higher risk of damage from an under powered amp by pushing it too hard to get more volume. If it is underpowered, the amp starts to clip or distort at higher volumes and this can damage your speakers.
     

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