Power Ratings for Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Systems
Various approaches to specifying the power handling capabilities of loudspeaker systems are discussed with an emphasis on sound reinforcement applications. A practical method of establishing a specification is presented, based on the use of suitable program material as a calibrated test signal. The results are used to formulate a specification that relates loudspeaker power-handling capability to power amplifier specifications. This information is felt to be quite meaningful for the user who is faced with the task of selecting a suitable power amplifier and loudspeaker combination.
Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $33 for non-members and is temporarily free for AES members.