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LiamW
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Mar 27, 2017
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3WPC? Am I reading that right? My bookshelf speakers are 75W apiece, what's the point of this?
Mar 27, 2017
Minbeo
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Mar 28, 2017
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75W/channel is the maxium power your speaker can handle before it get destroyed, it doesnt mean it'll use 75W at normal listening volume. It depends on your speakers's sensitivity, let's say it's 90db, that mean 1w/channel amp 'll get 90db maximum from your speakers which are 1m away from you. Normally people listen to around 70-90db, that mean 1W/channel get you quite far with high sensitive speakers. Another thing is that 75w/channel amp wont get you 75 times louder volume compare to a 1W/channel amp, because for each 3db after first watt the speakers need double the power, that mean 75w/channel amp only get about 108db maximum with 90db speaker. High wattage amp give you more headroom for dynamics, but the amp quality mostly lie in its design not how much watt they put out. Hope that help.
Mar 28, 2017
Harry_Warner1
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Mar 29, 2017
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75 watts is a recommendation, do you know the sensitivity of the speakers?
Mar 29, 2017
LiamW
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Mar 29, 2017
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yeah, they're 85 dB 1W/1M.
Mar 29, 2017
scottlu
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Mar 30, 2017
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85 is very low sensitive, all hifi speakers are in this range, if you want to drive with tube amp, you'd get a 95db speakers. and most of them are full range or horn speakers.
Mar 30, 2017
Alejandro508
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Mar 31, 2017
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I used it with bookshelves in the sensitivity range and surprisingly it can get pretty loud.
Mar 31, 2017
scottlu
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Mar 31, 2017
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2watt can make lound sound, but depends the music, if very dynamic music you may have disorder sound at the peak, but most people may not notice it.
Mar 31, 2017
Harry_Warner1
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Mar 31, 2017
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although it's generally not a great idea to push your amp at full power all the time
Mar 31, 2017
Alejandro508
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Apr 21, 2017
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Mine are about that. This amp gets my speakers loud enough to disturb my downstairs neighbors.
Apr 21, 2017
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