View Full Version : speaker rms ratings..

12-02-2007, 06:19 PM
just out of curosity... and assume im talking about a pair of speakers that are rated 100% accurate..

say they handle 100 rms - unless stated otherwise - that rating is used assuming no passover setting is used...? correct?

12-02-2007, 06:45 PM
Usually, yes.

12-02-2007, 07:24 PM
Usually, yes.

and if you're using CDT...no :D

Gary S
12-02-2007, 08:13 PM
Power rating is based on published frequency range, or starting from the resonate frequency on up... also, the ratings may specify a crossover.

Take a tweeter for example... response, 1,500 - 22KHZ, 200 watts (with 2,000 hz or higher crossover)

If you cross it over lower, power handling will go down... sometimes dramatically, as in the case of a tweeter. You have to read the entire published specs and not take them out of context, or call the co.

12-03-2007, 02:15 PM
assumes crossover is being used.