Originally Posted by CaptNKILL
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.
Hmm... thanks. Seems I have a bit of research to do then. I'm interested in getting one of two (or maybe even both) amps... one is a Yamaha and the other is an Onkyo.