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Home stereos how many watts per channel does my AKAI DVD reciever have?

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Hi this is Compaqowner again NOTE: I know enough about home Stereos,and I am pretty sure to figure out 'power output' you take the total:in this case it takes in 110 watts total devide that by 2 so according to my math that is 55 watts (I guess this AKAI has a 55 watt amplifier) then you take the amplifier output (in his case 55 watts) and devide that by how many channels are being used,so in 5.1 DOLBY mode DVD movie,etc.(power to all 5 speakers) then it's 11 watts per channel,and in 2.1 stereo (power to the subwoofer,front right,and front left speakers only) it jumps up to a little over 18 watts per channel,again,I think?,when you find the answer,please let me know. Thank you for your time. Steve B.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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Search the web for subjects such as "amplifier wattage vs speaker wattage" for starts.

Don't buy into what manuafacturers CLAIM for wattage if it ADDS all the channels together and FAILS to specify a bandwidth and an acceptably low distortion figure. REPUTABLE makers specify watts per channel, all channels driven at no more than X distortion (typically well under .1%) and, at minimum, across the audio bandwidth or 20Hz - 20kHz.

Any garbage cheapo amp (meaning most shelf systems or all-in-one packages) can put out a lot of dirty power which will strain THEM and possibly kill your speakers. CLEAN POWER is what you want.

Dosome reading and search the web for whatever you are considering, and add the word 'scam' to the search. Get opinions from actual owners. There are a lot of unscrupulous people out there selling garbage to people on the streets.

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If nothing else, get the manuals for the preamp and the EQ. You'll probably have to pay for them.

Google it.

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