Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West Valley, Arizona
As I've said before somewhere...
Being an electronics tech that actually got a worthless degree to show for it, I always look for the RMS output versus the peak.
They can "claim" 500watts of output but, it'll be pure static at best.
I'd rather have 100Watts of pure RMS sound any day.
If you know the load resistance(speakers, etc), you can calculate the estimated out put.
To measure it, you'll need some equipment and knowledge.
But, why bother? If you already haven't been "suckered" into buying these so called high output amps, go get a good RMS output amp, NOT peak value.
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