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how much power for 92dB sensitivity ? ?

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cha_indian

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Hello,

I have Jamo S708 and I was wondering which amp to use. The sensitivity of the speakers is 92dB which is quite good. Would a 50 W amp suffice or should i go for more power??

The room is about 200 sq ft.
 

dinyaar

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Hi,
ya a sensitivity of 92 is great so u can settle for a lower powered amp(50 watts) or so but if u buy a higher power amp now it will help if and when u upgrade to bigger or better speakers which will be about 88 - 90 db. Some amps sound bigger than the stated power(rotel) and some dont even come close so if u hear ur proposed set up and are satisfied with the sound output level go ahead and buy. Cleaner power is better than more power.

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awedeophile

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Here's an excellent calculator with some analogies to put it in perspective:

Peak SPL Calculator

(oops.. it posted twice for some reason and I can't find the delete button!)
 
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