i wrote this to illustrate that, even with the efficiency of the Axiom speakers, the power needs for good reproduction of (mainly) movies is higher than we often suppose. 10 Watts or 100 Watts per channel is, in most situations, simply not enough power to give a crystal clear rendition.
this may well be the reason why some people who have 100 Watts/ch. find that suddenly their speakers "open up" and gain lots of transparency when they change their amplifier for a much stronger one.
the SPL meter readings are peak readings, at 0.125 second, but not instantaneous. as regards the Watt meter, i don't know the sampling time they use.
Edited by J. B. (09/05/12 03:07 PM)