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Re: Why are British watts louder than American wat

6/17/1997 12:54 AM
John Martin
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Re: Why are British watts louder than American wat
I believe most amp makers now use the RMS rating. (root mean square). This is a good estimate for power but, of course, can not take into account speaker efficiency, frequency equalization, other psychoacoustic properties, or psycho amp marketing people. All these things need to be taken into consideration. It seems the consumer electronics industry still make use of the "peak" or "music power" ratings. Most of the muscicians I know are wise to this stuff.  
 
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