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Marty McCann

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Re: Amping amps
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 02:55:39 pm »

Quote from: Stu McDoniel
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the current spec they give on those amps is max draw. 

Stu,

Most amplifier manufacturers do NOT even list maximum current draw.  1/8 and 1/3 power ratings are what most list according to an AES spec.
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Chris Carpenter

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Re: Amping amps
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 05:56:02 pm »

Stu,

Most amplifier manufacturers do NOT even list maximum current draw.  1/8 and 1/3 power ratings are what most list according to an AES spec.
That's interesting, I didn't know that. Can you cite the AES spec? Would be an informative read.
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Stu McDoniel

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Re: Amping amps
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2011, 07:28:00 pm »

Stu,

Most amplifier manufacturers do NOT even list maximum current draw.  1/8 and 1/3 power ratings are what most list according to an AES spec.
So using 20amps for two power amps is definitely a good practice if this is the case. I have my gain structure and limiters set right on my EAW processor and I know I am pushing my amps pretty hard most of the night so they are sucking current up the ying. 
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Re: Amping amps
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2011, 07:37:32 pm »

That's interesting, I didn't know that. Can you cite the AES spec? Would be an informative read.

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