Hi Powered Amps? How to check for TRUE power?

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  1. Bill Johnston

    Bill Johnston Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, I know that these might seem like annoying beginers questions... But... I'm looking at a Kenwood @ 100 to 110 watts versus an Onkyo @ 75 watts... Everyone says that the Onkyo is more HI DRIVING POWER?

    Is there a way from the specs of the products to see which one has more REAL POWER?

    Like... Watts x Amps = xxx

    Thanks!

    Bill
     
  2. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    First .. go by the stats

    20-20000 HZ 100 watts at 8 Ohms. if they both say that Cool

    Rememberr that the max dif between 75-100 watts is 1db ..don't sweat it.

    If you can find out about damping and more importanty current draw and capaciters(how many MFD they contain) it will give you a better idea.

    If you are using a powered sub and bookshelf speakers .... I wouldn't worry

    Ony worry if the speaker are a hard draw ... lookup Paradigm Ref100s they don't come to life without lots of juice

    As long as it is rated "all channels driven" 20-20 000HZ you'll be fine.

    If they say "one channel driven @ 1000 HZ" I say divide by 2 ... A 1000 HZ signal is VERY easy for an amp to drive. So that 100 watt amp would be 50 watts

    Brent
     

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