Picking the ideal model of wireless outdoor speakers sold by Amphony is tricky whilst confronted with a big number of various terms and specifications, such as “sound pressure level”, “output power” etc. You might not even fully comprehend the most basic of these terms, such as “speaker output wattage”. I will offer a brief overview of the output power spec in order to help you better understand the meaning of this specification and how it relates to the performance of a loudspeaker. A number of of the terms which loudspeaker producers publish often are deceptive and do not automatically give a good sign of the actual performance of the loudspeaker. Next I am going to clarify the “output power” term of loudspeakers. This term is one of the most essential and perhaps important ratings to comprehend.
“Wattage” is occasionally also called “Power” or “loudspeaker output power”. To put it in a nutshell, “output power” relates to how much power your loudspeaker can tolerate without damage. The bigger this number typically the louder your loudspeakers. You want to pick the speaker power based on how big your listening environment is. Please note that a lot of speakers will begin distorting the music as soon as the power reaches higher wattage. If you want to enjoy low-distortion music then you might want to get a loudspeaker that is going to give you more power than you will in fact need.
Wattage is either given as “Watts peak” which means the loudspeaker can tolerate brief burst of this amount of power or “Watts rms” which shows how much output power the loudspeaker may tolerate for a longer period of time. The peak power rating in history often led to vendors showing high wattage ratings for tiny speakers. However, in practice these speakers would not be able to endure larger levels of output wattage for longer amounts of time.
Nowadays most loudspeakers is going to specify rms power which gives a better hint of the speakers’ real performance. Then again, please make sure that your loudspeaker has adequate headroom to avoid clipping of the music. This is because at certain points in time the audio will show bursts of power which by far surpass the normal power of the signal.
Please note that often the peak wattage that your audio amplifier can deliver to your loudspeakers is dependent upon the impedance of your speakers which is typically between 4 and 8 Ohms. Amps have a restricted output voltage swing resulting from the fixed internal supply voltage. Therefore the highest output power of your amp will differ depending on the loudspeaker impedance. The lower the loudspeaker impedance the bigger the maximum power your amplifier can deliver. Therefore often maximum output power is specified for a particular speaker impedance.