I was doing some thinking on how a/v receviers said to be 7.1 or like and claim that they do 110 watts per channel, but when all channels are driven its more like 40-60 rms. What is causing that drop. Is it too weak of a power supply or just inefficent amplifiers? Does the receviers amp make a lump of power and each channel pull what it needs. I am just having a hard time grasping how it can be rated at one thing while only one channel is driven but when more channels are driven its actually be much lower. It sound to me like the power supply isnt that great.
I recently removed my mains from my Pioneer Elite, but my center and surround is still powered off of my Elite. Did I free up enough "headroom" so to speak to power my center and surrounds at higher volumes then previous? I watch alot of blu-ray concerts and the Center channel gets used alot more then the mains. Now that mains have more juice then i could ever use, will I run the risk of clipping the center at high volumes? Does the rear surrounds (t-15) really place that much of a draw on the receiver?
I hate not having some kind of indicator of where my amp is in relation to its max output. My 1.0t has indictors that make it a little easier. Not that i trust them 100% but its a good ball park.