Re: [DML] Amplifiers.
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Re: [DML] Amplifiers.

Have to jump in here ?. To double the volume you have to increase the 
wattage by 10X!  What a more powerful amp will offer in increased 
clarity on the instrumentation and vocals, in other words it brings 
the sounds forward in the listing experience ? think headroom in the 
amp. At the same time you realize increased channel separation and 
better stereo effects  

A good high power sound system will offer an increased listening 
experience without being excessively loud (lots of headroom) where as 
a low power system will create a blaring unclear sound at the same 
volume while the amp approaches square wave output (low headroom).

Happily driving with my Sony system 50X 4 + 100 watt sub

Randal "The 3M Guy"

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Hank <heskin@xxxx> wrote:
> > The bottom line is some people view their car stereo as something 
> > generate background music for long trips - for others it's a huge 
part of the
> > driving experience, and for those of us whom are the latter - an 
external  amplifier
> > is a requirement.
> > Andy
> That's a great explanation, thanks.. but I've got to believe, based 
> the actual volume of the Delorean cabin (very small), that after a
> certain point (i.e. number of watts of output),  that it just 
> matter - the volume would be deafening before you actually "heard" a
> difference with more watts.   (diminishing returns, if you will).  
> for argument sake, suppose you have a great head unit that puts out 
> watts per channel.  Is a 70 watt stereo *inside a Delorean* really
> going to sound better at the same tolerable volume?  From your
> explanation, the wattage ratings (assuming similar component quality
> and build) only matters at very high volume, which makes perfect
> sense... but listening to 70 watts inside the car has got to be 
> ear-damage level, no matter the type of music one is listening to.
> If you're going for max watts and ear-drum busting and ground 
> bass, sure, that argument makes sense - but what about normal,
> everyday listening habits?
> -Hank

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