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RE: As JA himself has pointed out in speaker reviews...

110db sensitive 20hz -3db speakers with a 3 watt amp

110dB - 1 watt
113dB - 2 watts 20hz no problem


84dB stand mount at the usual 50-70hz

84dB - 1 watt
87dB - 2w
90dB - 4w
93dB - 8w
96dB - 16w
99dB - 32w
102dB - 64w
105dB - 128w (speaker compresses pinching the bass and creating distortion
108dB - 256w (standmount explodes never putting out any real bass).

System A utterly destroys system two for both bass and volume level.

Fortunately most people most of the time listen at under 80dB which is why you do see some people with 8 watt amps using speakers in the middle 80s sensitivity. Which is smart because loud listening damages hearing.


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