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01-31-2011, 12:27 PM
I do realize its more of a general question without mentioning a specific model but lets say you get a 100w rms component set (which in reality is 100w rms per side)
Lets say I want to either bi-amp it or run active.
In that case how many watts should woofer and tweeter on each side get? 50/50? 60/40? 100/100?
And if i was to mention specific models i'm concidering it's SR5250 and MMC6500.
01-31-2011, 01:46 PM
Depends cause some tweeters are 4 ohm, some are 6 and some are 8. Also not all mids are 4 ohms.
Basically I wouldnt worry too much about it. My beloved SR5250's are rated at 120 watts but each driver is getting 90 watts and they work fine.
01-31-2011, 01:51 PM
Your midbass driver can probably take most of that. Your tweeter will need a small fraction of it to play at the same level, since low frequencies require more power to reproduce than high frequencies.
You could just use an active x-over and feed that to a 4-channel amp to achieve the desired results easily. Be careful when setting your x-over points and volumes, especially on your tweeters, or you could end up blowing one. A PA500.4, or any other amplifier that's at least 100w RMS per channel, would give you more than enough power to cleanly run your system. You'll want to have plenty of amplifier headroom so that in even the loudest musical peaks, your signal stays clean and isn't clipping or distorting. This will keep your speakers lasting longer, and give you greater flexibility when upgrading in the future, should you decide to go to an even more powerful setup.
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