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How many watts per channel do you run with?

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Reese

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Post Thu May 08, 2008 11:20 am

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

Now happily running 575w per @ 8ohms
900w @ 4ohms
1000w @ 2ohms
(on the Amazings Originals w/Platinum upgrade)

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bruecksteve

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Post Fri May 16, 2008 9:04 am

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

I have a M1.5t on the two front channels into a pair of Ohn Walsh 4's, 140w into the center channel Polk, and 140w each into the 4 rear surrounds. So... about 1500 watts or so.
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Dr. W

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Post Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:17 am

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

Well this has been dead for two years. ](*,)

Time to bring it back. :-"

I'll bet some have upped their drive potential. \:D/

Mine now. 1,500 watts per side!!!!!! =D>

Sunfire Signature Stereo Amplifier into 4 ohm load, 1,200 watts per channel, running OOPS (out of phase society).

300 watt per channel subs. (Martin Logan Depths).

Plans for a second Signature for vertical biamping, or parallel mono, so double the per side main speaker power in the future, for a total of 2.5k watts/channel.

Yeah, :-$

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David Mc

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Post Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:45 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

After reading a lot of these posts I feel like a piker. I'm running two M1.0ts, bridged mono into a pair of AL Silver Edition speakers. For this setup it takes a ground shaking crescendo to get the lights on the M1.0s to jump a notch. So in reality using not too many wpc but with a fair amount of headroom.
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Zoot Horn

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Post Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:20 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

Just 100 tube watts per side.
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BillD

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Post Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:15 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

Well, I haven't changed. Each AL-III is taking 800 Watts (Sunfire 4Ω) to the woofer and 800W to the ribbon (bi-amped and actively crossed at 150Hz).
It should sound like it isn't there!
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stevewithrow

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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:18 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

600 to the mains ( ALS,s)...300 to the rears ( AL-III,s ) ...250 to the center...and 400 to the sub..
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engtaz

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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:59 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

PT2400 750 X 2
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Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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thuffman03

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Post Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:44 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

I have two Sunfire 300's going into my ALIII's. So I guess that would be 600 into the ribbons and 600 into the woofers each side.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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treitz3

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Post Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:51 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

I have had 3800 watts. I have had as little as 8. Right now I'm at 80 and contemplating whether or not I need/want to go to 60.

I love my audio journey.

Less is more.

Tubes rule.
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The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Don

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Post Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:23 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

TFM-75 running Mains specs are 750W at 8ohms, 4-ohm rated power/ch 1000 W, 2-ohm dynamic power/ch 1300 W and using 806x bridged for 360 watts a channel for each surround and 360watts for center and sub has built in 1250 watt amp. All total of channels and sub approx. 3800 watts at 8 ohms, little more at 4 ohms. :-"
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peck555

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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:46 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

Well, 200watts per channel to the front and rear, and 280w to the center, with 200w to the sub in the suround room.
200 watts per in the main 2 channel rig, into my Maggies, and 200 watts per into my 2 channel rig in the bedroom.( I won't count the receiver in the bedroom :) )
60 watts per on the computer system.
I really upped the ante when I got the 2 new 1.0t's and the m200t, at least for the surround system.
I need more amps!!! :)
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nooshinjohn

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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:54 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

My highest ever totals were when I was running two Sig7/400 into a 4 ohm load for a grand total of 11,200watts. =D> =D> 8-[ :D

I miss those days...
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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:16 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

nooshinjohn wrote:My highest ever totals were when I was running two Sig7/400 into a 4 ohm load for a grand total of 11,200watts. =D> =D> 8-[ :D

I miss those days...


A 15 amp circuit will only supply 1800 watts max.
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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:45 pm

Re: How many watts per channel do you run with?

TNRabbit wrote:
nooshinjohn wrote:My highest ever totals were when I was running two Sig7/400 into a 4 ohm load for a grand total of 11,200watts. =D> =D> 8-[ :D

I miss those days...


A 15 amp circuit will only supply 1800 watts max.



Ummmm......

Ok then, I had the POTENTIAL for 11,200 watts but was to cheap to spend the money on an electrician to put it the dedicated circuit needed to take advantage of it.
Man did I blow that or what!!! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
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