For the past few days, I have been working on a simple formula for figuring what voltage you will need efficiently, to power your component system or subsystem. This will in turn allow those who have asked the very popular questions before on how to properly match an amplifier and speaker requirements for safe and efficient operation of your speakers.
I'm still testing the theory out, in which I have already tested 7 drivers with grreat results, ranging from 1 watt of true power, to over 500 watts of true power per driver of different sizes from a 2" full range speaker to a 12" subwoofer driver so far. As of now, I have made improvements on the well known half power derivement of rms power from peak power and continuous rating have become more accurate with what I have come up with.
This has been tested on an amplifier with a full response capability of less than 10Hz to over 20kHz and with about 29.80V available so far to utilize without clipping.
The results have been steady with each driver so far, but I'm not sure yet of its capabilities of accuracy with higher power handling over about 100 watts of true power.
I will be posting next, in a few minutes or hours, depending on when I get back, of some results, and possible ideas that we may be able to utilize effectively from this point on. This will hopefully null the questions over time, and I may create a spreadsheet to post for download as well, for free. I do not have pictures of the results to post yet because I am at work, but I will try to work more on this concept tomorrow with pictures and video to back up my theory thus far.
I am excited to see if this works out well, and in the future, I will encourage you to help me with the testing of this on your systems if possible, to see how well it works out. Voluntarily, of course. Hopefully, I will be back on in a few with some more news on this. If it ends up non-consistant, I will post on here that it will be ineffective, and will work to make it more accurate. Talk to you all soon!