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Amplifier channel power distribution

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by rd350ypvs, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. rd350ypvs

    rd350ypvs
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    hi, just wanted to know if you use a 5.1 channel amp in 2 channel mode will you be able to use more than just 2 x 60 watts per channel say, i.e could the amp use the power from the unused channels ? giving you a higher power output in stereo ?




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  2. Roguey

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    nope - it wont use the extra power to make one/two channels say 2/3 times powerful, as each channel has the same ampifier!

    only way is bi-amp really, tri-amp - depending on what ur speakers can handle. however u would have to physically move wires to do that. however doing this, i dont really know if u say its doubling the power, at this point watts starts to mean nothing.
     
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    What you will often find is that the quoted power is only close to true whilst running a stereo pair. In reality, what you suggest is true as the power output generally drops significantly below what the manufacturer quotes when running more than a stereo pair.
     

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