sensitivity

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by sean f, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. sean f

    sean f Agent

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    can somone explain the speaker sensitivty. I looked at specs for my speakers and they 89db, is this good, bad or indifferent. thanks for the help
     
  2. ChrisWiggles

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    It;s how loud your speakers will play given a certain power input. This is usually labeled dbW/M or decibels per watt per meter. 89 means that with one watt of power, your speakers will be 89db at one meter. This is around average or perhaps a couple db lower, I would think. This doesn't have bearing on the quality of the sound, but does affect what kind of amplification you might need to power them depending on your listening level.
     

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