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RE: HK Citation 16 vs Ashly FTX 2001

Current can be described as a function of power and resistance in the following equation:

I2 = P / R

This means that current squared is equal to power divided by resistance. Therefore, current would be equal to the square root of (power divided by resistance).

For the Ashly:

I2 = 500 / 4 = 125

I = the square root of 125 = 11.18-Amperes


I2 = 675 / 2 = 337.5 or 18.37-Amperes

For the Citation:

I2 = 175 / 8 = 21.875

I = the square root of 21.875 = 4.677-Amperes

Alternately, if the power is based on 4-ohms, current would be 6.614-Amperes

It looks to me like your Ashly FTX 2001 produces more current than the Citation.

On the other hand, if you can borrow a Citation and connect it to your speakers, you can determine which amplifier produces better bass. That's probably the best way to evaluate the difference between the two amplifiers.

Good luck,
John Elison

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