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Old 12-21-2005, 02:17 PM
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Power Ratios

in another thread, someone mentioned that one of the advantages to buying a active speaker/PA system is that the power ratios have already been taken into account....

what is the general rule for system power ratios, if any?
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:24 PM
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A year ago to the day (spooky), This was written...

There is no "perfect ratio"; get the largest amp you can afford / like the sound of.

It's always a compromise, get the best compromise you can. Hypothetically, you may prefer the sound of the lower powered amp to the heavyweight monster, in which case you'll have to be careful with the gain-structure prefacing the amp. In an ideal world, we'd all have something like a Krell "Master Reference" that would have audiophile cred, but with several Kw of oomph; if you can afford it, live in an ideal world (the cheapest way to do this is to build your own amps; you won't save money in terms of power / cost ratio, but you will gain quality if you know what you're doing).

Underrated amps kill exponentially more driver coils than overrated set-ups.

End of story.

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Old 12-21-2005, 03:28 PM
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BTW, to add: Active speakers mean you're stuck with one brand of amp, one that *may* have been chosen for size or budget reasons (Class D / PWM / other works of Satan).

Choosing your own amp enables you to spec your own monster, if you so desire.

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Old 12-22-2005, 12:50 AM
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I hear you ....

I run A7s with a mix of Crown, EV, Hafler, and sometimes a heathkit tube amp...

just curious what the general consensus is...


really spooky....
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:55 AM
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and as soon as I finish some professional examinations, I am going to look into building my own amps...

seems as if the tube/set guys get real hyped up over the DIY stuff.


I tell you it is amazing what a pair of Altec A7s or Model 19s can do with some old mississippi delta blues or dixieland jazz with a mere 14WPC...
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