What is watts in speakers?

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  • What is watts in speakers?


Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 06:05
it has to do with the amount of wattage (power) that the speaker has which inevitably has to do with the sound output
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 06:07
More sound output takes more power. Watts are how you measure power. There are a lot of phony power ratings on speakers. Ignore anything that says "peak" power or "instantaneous" power. The only power rating that matters is continuous "RMS" power. The quality of the speaker will also make a difference. A good speaker will be louder and cleaner sounding at 10 watts than a cheap speaker at the same power. Make sure the speaker is rated for the same or more power than the amplifier puts out. It's OK to have 200 watt speakers and a 100 watt per channel amplifier. It's not OK to have a 200 watt amp and 100 watt speakers. The amp would wreck the speaker at maximum volume. Speaker power ratings are the most power they can take before they break. If you're doing a car system you also need to look at ohms. The ohms the amp is set or rated for should match the ohms on the speakers. Hooking more than one speaker to the same amp output gets complicated and takes some math to figure out.
Answer #3 | 20/12 2013 06:20
a Few years ago you could have followed the watt on speakers but now days The watt on speakers is only to draw your attention. Example a single small stove plate on my stove use 1500 watt. So if you have a 1500 watt speaker your amp must be able to heat that stove plate. I use to work in a radio shop and we tested a 1000 watt amp to see the output and it made only 150 watt. using a line transformer tapped at 2.5 watt 100 volt can easy kill a 100 watt speaker.

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