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Old 05-09-08, 02:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: Ampliphier question...

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.
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