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Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by kirtis_mcleskey, Dec 26, 2003.
With the Sub woofer I do My reciver is a NAD so its rated modestly... But soon I upgrade to the t763 than Hhahahahahahhahahaha(Evil laugh)
Depends on what you mean by "600 watts." Not many amplifiers put out 600 watts RMS per channel across the entire 20 Hz-20 kHz range with all channels driven. But plenty of manufacturers like to claim such power ratings without telling you how they were arrived at.
no i mean , TOTAl watts altogether, myu reciever puts out 100 watts to each channel and then 100 for the subwoofer
Well, I use a Sherbourn 7/2100 and an SVS PC+ so my 8ohm total would be 1925W (1400 + 525). 4ohm total would be even more although I don't use all these channels and I dont pump these to reference levels to even remotely approach this number. Watts are meaningless after a point since all the additional power becomes overhead.
CLAIMED power vs actual power with all channels driven are two completely different things... Meaning if you look at a basic Sony receiver that says 100wpc for a total of 600w, it more likely than not will not deliver the misleading power claim.
A buddy of mine is running a bridged 1000W to his sonosub. It's like a personal brain massage from across the room.
Well, I'm running a claimed 105w/ch RMS x6 for 630w + 750w RMS for the sub. Total=1380w RMS
In my system I have a total of 450W worth of amps. In my closet I have 1650W of over rated amps collecting dust.
Well, calling it "total power" by simply adding the combined output of all channels is misleading. What counts is a power rating arrived at by measuring the output across the entire audio bandwidth at a given level of distortion with all channels driven. If an amplifier is rated at a 100 watts into 8 ohms from 20 Hz to 20 kHz at, say, .1 percent THD with all channels driven, that's meaningful. But multiplying that figure by six doesn't mean anything other than allowing for a copywriter to make silly claims overstating an amplifier's capabilities.
I'm pretty well assured w/ my claims - the damn thing has 2 plugs that need to be plugged into separate circuits. 30Amps baby!
Well - enough of that - Yeah, for receivers that's often the case but with amps made by respectable companies, they're even understated.
Well, I'm running a preamp into a rack of amplifiers. The main channels L/R and Surround L/R are being driven by Ashly 1501s (175 watts per channel). The center is driven by a 1501 bridged, which gives 350.
Subs driven by an ashly 2001, which is about 300 per channel.
So I have 600watts available for the subs alone. Main channels are 1050. So about 1600 watts total for the system.