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how many real world watts can a 20w ribbon tweeter take? posted by **thump**
on February 20, 2017 at 20:59:01:

Remember that Watts are a measure of energy like 746 Watts equals a horsepower.

Loudspeaker watts are a term not directly tied to energy and a figure that is larger than the actual power in Watts, it is not Volt/Amps or Watts but a calculation based on a reference Voltage into a specific impedance.

Also music is a non-steady state signal where the peak levels can be 10, 100 or more times the average level one might measure with a Volt meter or sound level meter.

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RE: how many real world watts can a 20w ribbon tweeter take?-tomservo08:45:25 02/21/17(1)

- watts measure power; energy is the time integral of power -
mhardy664714:45:21 02/21/17(0)