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How many watts per channel do you run with?

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Zoot Horn

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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:33 pm

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

not to mention painful :shock:
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edriz

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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:20 pm

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

Zoot Horn wrote:not to mention painful :shock:


Yeah....wouldn't it be nice \:D/
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rush

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Post Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:55 pm

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

Well i am in the midst of reading this section(watts per channel)..I have a question here. running a ct-7 with m1.5t into a pair of belle klipsch. how dow I know at what point (what is the the wattage is being pumped )? with this particular amp when the lights just start to flicker is that a possible tell sign? thanks in advance, "listening" to all these discussions is getting my gears turning...
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Post Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:49 pm

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

Hey Rush, I THINK the thread is just asking what is the peak (into 8 ohms most likely) rms output wattage per channel of the main power amp that you use for your main system....
Family room: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
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Post Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:42 pm

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

This is a trick question.
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kingman

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Post Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:25 pm

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

More than enough.....
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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OconeeOrange

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Post Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:44 pm

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

beemers417 wrote:This is a trick question.


It is a trick question.


An amp to make you happy is:

- well, these days many are playing with tubes.
- as to SS, Carver guys are always upgrading when we can even if it is not needed or only our heart can hear the difference.
- if you are not a collector or a hobby guy, it is amazing how little you need to put out sound that will amaze all but the real audio crowd who might actually need to look and not just hear - :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Post Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:54 am

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

Hehehehehehe!!!!

At the moment we (toy maker and i) are pounding my Modded AL III's with a single lightstar, but hopefully soon, i will be able to pull my PT1800 out and biamp the ALIII's with tue PT2400 that im getting from Eric!! ^_^ cant wait to dump 1500 wpc into these babies!!!!
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Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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angelod307

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Post Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:44 pm

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

i have more watts than sence.
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Post Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:08 pm

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

AlexSauter wrote:Hehehehehehe!!!!

At the moment we (toy maker and i) are pounding my Modded AL III's with a single lightstar, but hopefully soon, i will be able to pull my PT1800 out and biamp the ALIII's with tue PT2400 that im getting from Eric!! ^_^ cant wait to dump 1500 wpc into these babies!!!!


Be careful....You'll shoot your eye out!!!
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Post Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:16 pm

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

Two restored PM 1.5 monoblocks..Around 1200 each into 4 ohms...Carver Original ALS...These amps makes them dance. Will post pics soon...
"Despite all the amputations, she could dance to a rock and roll station, and it was all right"....Lou Reed
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TNRabbit

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Post Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:52 pm

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

rush wrote:Well i am in the midst of reading this section(watts per channel)..I have a question here. running a ct-7 with m1.5t into a pair of belle klipsch. how dow I know at what point (what is the the wattage is being pumped )? with this particular amp when the lights just start to flicker is that a possible tell sign? thanks in advance, "listening" to all these discussions is getting my gears turning...


I believe the manual has an approximation of output into 8 ohms at each LED level. I don't know off the top of my head, but surely someone here has a manual....
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Post Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:01 pm

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

My L and R Mains 600 watts 8 ohms each

My Center, and L and R rear Surrounds 200 watts 8 ohms each
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Post Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:52 pm

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

750 X 2
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Martin1970

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Post Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:20 pm

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

Work in progress.
400x7 amplifier, all channels used.
L+R sent to subwoofers using one channel.

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2800 per stereo channel available?
Whether or not it can actually do that is anyone's guess.
Lights dim and (amazing) woofers smoke occasionally.
The joule meter needle never budges.

And I've got nothing on crazyass Angelo who biamps with two 600x2s!


If 2-way is biamping
and 3-way is triamping,
what the hell is 4-way?
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