Q. Should I turn my A/V receiver power off, or, like my computer, just leave it on all the time? Does it draw lots of power on startup causing undue strain over time? If I do leave it on, should I turn the volume to zero or is mute ok? Thanks. – I.Z.
January 14, 2011
November 28, 2010
Q. I am planning on adding a pair of M80s to my system. What is the maximum RMS power that they will handle? The web site states that the minimum and maximum amplifier power for the M80 is 10 watts and 400 watts, respectively. Am I to assume that the 400 watts would be max RMS? Thanks for your time. — John
A. The loosely agreed-upon standard for measuring the power handling of a loudspeaker is five hours of modified pink noise without damage to the speaker.Log in