Questions about Speakers

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  1. jacob w k

    jacob w k Stunt Coordinator

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    Will I hear a big difference between a speaker that has 40 watts and a speaker with 100? I read a bit about it in the faq but still do not really know. Also if the receiver has 100 watts per channel and the speaker is only 50 watts what will the effect be?
     
  2. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Watts is something you can almost forget about when dealing with speakers. Watt ratings will not effect how the speaker will sound. You need to listen to the speaker, preferrabling with an in home demo to make that decision. Unless you are adept at interpreting frequency response, impedance, impulse response and a bunch of other graphs, but even the people who can intepret them still just go and listen to the speaker.
    The watt numbers provide you with information on how much power you will need to drive them and how loud then can get (when combined with the sensitivity rating). Not how the speaker will sound.
    Don't know if you read this in the FAQ or not, but give it a look:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...124#post517124
    Finally, don't worry if your amp has a power rating higher then the speaker. It's more dangerous to a speaker to have too little power rather than too much.
     

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