Originally Posted by Redeemed
Yeah, it was kinda' late when I made this thread... spelling really wasn't what I was concerned about I suppose.
Anyhow, so usually the wattage stated on the back is the actual output wattage (peak)? Hmm... I didn't know that. Thanks.
Yeah, just be careful with that number. If it seems too good to be true (ie, 1000w on a $50 sony amp) it is most likely the peak power, and therefor, pretty much useless. The amp could overheat after putting out 250W for a minute or two but they rate it at 1000W because it can take that for 1 millisecond without blowing up.
This is why no high quality amps or speakers tell you the "peak" power.