Re: Amp Power vs. Speaker Power


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Posted by Mickster on January 29, 2001 at 16:15:47:

In Reply to: Re: Amp Power vs. Speaker Power posted by Mickster on January 29, 2001 at 14:11:18:

: :
: : How much larger should an ampheads wattage be, compared to a cabinets wattage for full clear volume.


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#1 Also, an active bass will send a stronger to the preamp section of the amplifier, which will make the active bass louder at any given volume setting
: as compared to a passive bass, which produces a weaker signal.

: So... if you don't have power meters to check the output of a given amplifier,
: use these two common sense rules: 12 o'clock on the volume means it's TIME to
: stop increasing the volume, and:#2 If an amp sponds like it's straining or
: distorting, IT IS! Lower the volume. By the way, you can buy power meters at
: an electrical parts supplier or even Radio Shack for about $30.00

: Hope this helped,
: Mickster

: P.S. It always better to have more power than you need, but, then this brings
: up the old money issue, not to mention that more powerful amps and bottoms
: don't transport as well as smaller amps.

Corections for the above:#1 Should read:"Also, an active bass will send a stronger SIGNAL to the preamp section...

#2 Should read: If an amp SOUNDS like it's straining...

Sorry all, this is what happens when I don't proof read my posts.

Mickster



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