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Old 12-31-1999, 09:46 AM
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'Power is Control'. Dont forget that! I suppose with a 500E you're unlikely to forget it!!

To stop a sub, and start it takes one heck of a lot of current. My home system I've got playing now, the bass notes are quick enough to drive the air from your lungs. Not especially loud, but VERY fast and accurate. I've got 'Altan', an Irish folk band on. Can *feel* the air move.

The reason for this? Well... about 500w RMS per speaker (mid & tweeter), and about 1kW into 1ohm on the bass drivers.

Also, and amp running at 10% is going to sound better than one running flat out. Better dynamics, and a LOT more headroom.

I say go for as much power as possible.

Brian

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