How Powerful an Audio Amplifier Do You Need?

When purchasing an audio amplifier, one important criterion to consider is the amplifiers wattage. The wattage describes how much power the amplifier can deliver to some speakers. Usually, and manufacturers will specify the total wattage. In order to determine the wattage per channel, you simply divide this number by the number of channels.

Let’s say for example that you purchase 100 what amplifier. If the amplifier is a stereo amplifier then you will have 50 Watts per channel. However, keep in mind that they are different ways of specifying amplifier wattage. Usually the RMS wattage is the most reliable means for determining the amplifiers performance. To determine how powerful an amplifier you will require, investigate the type of speakers that you have.

Speakers usually have a wattage rating printed on them. However, the wattage that you actually need also depends on your listening environment as well as the sensitivity of the speakers. Different speakers will become loud to a different …

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