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Old 10-04-2007, 10:40 AM
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Red face WATT question... ( im new at this )

hi... i wanted to understand something and here seems the right place to ask...
lets say i have speakers that say 130 WATT, 65WATT RMS. i know that RMS is important not pmpo. but if i want to get an amplifier that gives umm 250 WATTS pmpo per channel, 60 WATT RMS per channel, now my question is, should i compare the 130WATT pmpo and 250 WATT pmpo ? or should i just look at the RMS ? and does that mean that if i connect this amp to that speaker, it will give me 60RMS ? or does that mean that i have to connect an amp that gives 130RMS for the speaker to give out 65 RMS ? i just wanted to know that.. thanks for all the helpers
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:53 AM
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RMS ratings are the ones that you want to look at and use to make your decisions.
If you have a speaker that is 65w RMS that is the power that you should aim to give it. If the amp puts out 60w RMS that is a pretty good match in my books. Make sure the impedence (what ohm they run at) matches and you are set.
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The best idea is to always use RMS ratings when matching. Each companies MAX or PMPO ratings are different. For the most part a half decent company would use a 2 to 1 ratio when rating amps. So for example 50Wrms is 100WMax and companies that are not so good use a 4 to 1 ratio like a Pyramid type brand so for example there 50Wrms would be 200WMax. This is why using the RMS rating are always easier because when mixing brands and trying to match by MAX or PMPO rating it is very possible that they are not matched at all and may cause damage to equipment. Thus purchasing a little better brand from the get go always a better option if possible. (Sucks to have to buy equipment twice due to failure)

This was also one of the reasons they designed the CEA2006 power ratings, to bring everything to a level playing field. Only problem with this rating system is it makes a Sony 500Wrms CEA2006 Rated amp at $169 seem to be an equivalent match to a Kicker 500Wrms CEA2006 Rated amp at $299. This is where the problem lies for the better quality companies.

Better Gear = Most Realistic Performance and Ratings = Less Problems or Headaches.
(For the most part)

Hope that helped a bit
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:45 AM
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ok thanks.. so not to compare MAXW... only RMS... so lets say that i put and amp that is 200WMAX and gives 60WRMS on my 130WMAX 65RMS speaker, it wont hurt it.. because i should only compare RMS.. did i get it right ? btw, i know that i'll save myself a headache if i get better brands... like JBL.. i like JBL.. but they are expensive for me... im 18 and dont have a job yet.. so i dont wana tell my parents : give me money i want to pump up the sound system :P
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I heard male escorting is a quick money in the pocket type job
That'll get you bumping in no time haha
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you "heard"... are you sure you just heard ?
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it is...if you have the stomach for it!
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:47 PM
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lol :P no im a religious man :P ANYWAYZ... back to the topic... so as i said in my last SERIOUS POST, was that correct ?
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Yes that sounds fine.
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