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No, you are certainly right about the 100W max on the switched outlet (I have a Pioneer VSX-D850S receiver), but I need someone with an electrical background to help me.
As I understand, Watts x Volts = Amps, so 100W of 110V gives me about 1 amp of current draw.
Now, my subwoofer amp (Athena AS-P300) should have capacitors in it that store the electricity. For instance, if I turn my sub off while a movie is playing, it will continue to output bass for a second or two, presumedly drawing off the power remaining in the capacitors.
So, during a scene with little bass, the amp draw should be close to 0. During a heavy bass scene, the actual power use will increase, draining the capacitors more quickly, but would the capacitors ever draw more than 1 amp?
For my amp, which is rated at 100W RMS and 300W peak, I'm thinking that I'm fine, that the outlet is rated high enough for the RMS draw, andthe capacitors should help accomedate the peak draw. For a larger amp, I could see where this would be a potential problem. Am I wrong?
Also, for the sub in question, the SVS PB10 NSD, the amp is a "300w Bash amp", is this 300 Peak, or 300 RMS?