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    Planet Audio P2502 Specs

    Anyone have any experience with, or know what the real-world power potential is, for this model?

    I've read the specs but they seem pretty low for the build quality and parts count, as there are 40 output devices and 65 devices in total clamped to the heatsink. Hoping one of you old school Zed fans will know better.



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    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.




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    Re: Planet Audio P2502

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    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Planet Audio P2502

    250x2 at 4 is quite a bit of power for an old a/b.
    I found some reference to 900w total which seems about right (bridged at 4).

    I would GUESS it's conservatively rated. 10-20% maybe?




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    Re: Planet Audio P2502

    Quote Originally Posted by n2audio View Post
    250x2 at 4 is quite a bit of power for an old a/b.
    I found some reference to 900w total which seems about right (bridged at 4).

    I would GUESS it's conservatively rated. 10-20% maybe?
    Agreed, a pretty decent amount of power at 4ohm. Just wondering why the specs aren't reflecting the usual doubling (or close) of power as the impedance drops. It lists 350x2 @ 2ohm, and 450x2 @ 1ohm. I'm also seeing conflicting numbers... I've seen 900 @ 4 as you stated, but I've also seen that 900 figure @ 2ohm. Makes sense because it's 1ohm stable per channel or 2ohm bridged. Just wondering how much of a sleeper it actually is. Hoping someone here has actually used this model.

    Unless... the overbuilding is simply to ensure reliability under constant high current use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Planet Audio P2502

    Hmm?



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Planet Audio P2502

    Nobody else has one of these?



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Planet Audio P2502

    You mufuggaz.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Planet Audio P2502

    Okay.... anyone have a friend of a friend of a friend who has heard anything about this amplifier? Anything mythical or legendary... or normal? lol

    I'd like to know how I can best use it. (besides the obvious answer)



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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