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

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    I have a AKAI DVD Reciever (model #) DHT 300 it works just fine,I was just wondering how many watts per channel it has (this is a DOLBY 5.1 system) again I was just wondering the power output. Thank you for your time. Steve B. Stockton,California

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    Hello again FixYa staff,I still don't know for sure what my AKAI DVD Reciever 's (model #) DHT 300 output it,simply put I am boggled,but I can say all of my speakers(1 subwoofer,and 5 surround speakers) are listed at 50 watts maximum,with a 6 ohm impedance, so I am pretty sure it would have less then 40 watts per channel,and most stereo manufacterers include speakers that can handle more than the system puts out, in total systems that include speakers,or the manufacterer suggests speaker systems with a minimal,RMS (continuous),and sometimes a maximum,along with impedance. Again when you find an answer,please get back to me. And also please NOTE I looked on AKAI's web page,and this system is not included for any suggestions of the amplifier's output. Thank you again,yours truly Steve B. Stockton,California



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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.

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I have had this exact Receiver and this is taken right from the specs. in the manual, "120 watts per channel RMS" at 8 ohms - this is in Stereo mode (2 speakers) only". When surround sound is used, "75 watts RMS for Front and Center speakers and 15 watts RMS for rear (surround) speakers. From experience, the Stereo only mode is definitely stronger/louder than when switching to Surround. Most newer receivers are the same wattage regardless of mode.

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I want to add external speakers. How do I do it and what speakers do you reccomend

Hello jazzolino,

there any several ways you can go about this and they can range in quite bit in your budget. Anywhere from $60 to $5000 or more. The $60 one's im talking about are just small computer speakers that you could connect to your tv. Or a home theater in a box (HTIB's), or buying every speaker individually. The last choice is the best way to go but will be the highest budget.
First off figure out how many speakers you would like. You can go all the way up to a 7.2 channel. 7 means 7 speakers and 2 means 2 subwoofers. Some people dont like speakers everywhere and want very simple speakers. You can get a soundbar. Its one speaker that may or may not come with a subwoofer (usually wireless subwoofer) depending on your selection. They can have excellenet audio but it will not give you the full surround sound experience if that is what you are looking for. If you do want that, you can look for a 5.1, 7.1, or 7.2 surround sound. Some HTIB's can come with dvd player or a blu-ray player. They usually are lower cost in budget wise but I usually don't recommend this people just because if the dvd player goes wrong, you may lose everything. But again they can give you the surround sound experience and has excellent audio. The other one's do not have a dvd player but just a reciever. I recommended getting one with a reciever (onkyo is my favourite but a beast looking one for sure). Harmon/Kardons have excellent design on them and are just as great. Most of the speakers are use speaker wires and need to be powered by the reciever. There are speakers out there that are powered by the subwoofer. Generally these are 2.1. (If you want 2.1, I suggest the bose speakers GS series II or series II).

The other option is to get everything individually. If you do this keep in mind of the power that you are looking for. Some have 200 watts and some have 1000 watts. For example for a 5.1, if you get a reciever that powers 1000 watts and you get speakers that can only 50watts per channel (per speaker), the receiver can potentialy over power the speakers and lead to distored audio or speakers blown up. Since this speakers only need a total for 250 watts (50 watts x 5 speakers), you only need like a 300 to a 500 watts reciever. Keep in mind the subwoofer is powered by itself.

Once you get the sound system, I suggest you plug all your cables, like dvd player, satellite or cable, game systems all on to your reciever and then one cable to your tv. This is because tv's usually dont have enough inputs in the back and you could run out quick, that is one of the reasons why I recommended a reciever. Reciever's have lot of input on the back so most likely you will not run out. I suggest plugging in an HDMI cable from your reciever to your TV. HDMI will give you both audio and video from one cable. This way when you have your dvd player plugged into your reciever, you will get picture to the tv. There aren't many wireless home theater systems but there are wireless system to make the back two speakers wireless. Generally, having wires running along the length of your place seems to be the biggest inconvience. They can cost about $200.
Brand name speakers JBL, Harmon/Kardons, Onkyo, and Klipsch. Now other people will recommend something else, so look into it. See which is best suitable for you.

I know this is only a quick run down and I could keep going but it would be pages and you would lose interest. I hope this helps. Good luck.


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Power out rms- 4 o 8 homs?

I can see why you're asking for help on this. It almost seem this unit has been 'disappeared' as far as online information is concerned. Even Sony has nothing on it.

I founs some articles and For Sale posts:
"Sony's STR-4800SD receiver was extensively, and positively, reviewed in Stereo magazine's Fall '77 issue. In their introduction, they found the 4800SD bettered its published f.m. sensitivity specs "by a wide has exceptionally smooth frequency response, very low distortion(especially in the midband), and excellent quieting. No exotic claims are made for the power amp section, either (35 watts/channel,15.4 dBw at 0.2% THD). But our tests indicate much more capability than that, and a distortion of only one-tenth that spec."

The power consumption figure shown in a photo below says "145W", which would be consistent with a 35 watt amplifier.

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Can you tell the wattage of the onkyo tx 905 not the home theatre model stero only

140 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm
loads, 2 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with a
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170 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm
loads, 2 channels driven at 1 kHz, with a maximum total
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I need speakers for my Onkyo A-911M integrated amp

A+B speakers = 4 channels 2 right 2 left

100 watts/4 = 25 watts per channel

RMS watts / channel = 25 x .707 = 18 watts/channel which is your average consumer stereo system

I would use 8 or 16 ohm speakers (not 4 ohm) -- almost any set of stereo speakers will "work" -- these will be 8 ohm and about 5 watt minimum / 40 watt max thereabouts

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Straight from the product's manual...

Amplifier section
Power Output-
[Stereo Mode]
125 watts per channel

[Dolby Pro Logic Mode]
120 watts per channel

Rear (Surround)
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120 watts

Click HERE for the manual.

There you have it.


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